Cuisine at home Forums
It's Gardening Time - Printable Version

+- Cuisine at home Forums (
+-- Thread: It's Gardening Time (/showthread.php?tid=19419)

It's Gardening Time - bjcotton - 06-07-2006

How many of you have begun your gardens this year? Last weekend I planted mine...5 varieties of tomatoes (3 Sweet 100 cherry, 4 Sun Gold cherry, 1 Brandywine, 1 mortgage breaker, 1 beefsteak) for 13 plants, 2 varieties of peppers (6 jalapeno and 6 tams) for 12 plants, 2 zucchini plants and 2 yellow crookneck squash plants.

Re: It's Gardening Time - TwilightKitten - 06-07-2006

I got mine started, thank goodness! I have several varieties of tomato...I can't even tell you what they are. I think I have some early girl, Juliet(?) grape, Goldenboy(?), some sort of Romas, maybe a beefsteak or two. lol..I like to start my own from seed, but haven't been able to do it the past couple of years. I've just been grabbing what I can from the local nurseries.

I have some yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers (only 1 plant...I, ummm, kind of let the rest die before I got them in the ground! Oops! ), Silver Queen corn, snow peas, eggplant, onions, green onions, jalapenos, anaheim chiles, bell peppers, and lots of herbs.

I bought lots of seeds...carrots, green beans, lettuce and a bunch more that I haven't planted yet. I wonder if it's too late now.

Oh, I sure can't wait to get some red tomatoes!!!

Re: It's Gardening Time - bjcotton - 06-07-2006

If you can get some Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, you'll be glad you did. They are larger than a grape, but smaller than one of the regular cherry tomatoes. When ripe, they are a bright orangy-gold and very sweet. They even taste good when they're not quite ripe. In the past I've only planted one or two, but everyone picked some as they walked by so they never made it into the house. Last year, I planted 6 and they were so prolific we couldn't keep up with them. This year I went for 4 hoping it would be just right...of course it won't be. They are very low acid tomatoes.

Re: It's Gardening Time - Old Bay - 06-07-2006

I just picked my first Brandywines, Celebrities, Green Zebras, Cherokee Purples, and Yellow Plums--Delicious--the only reason for summer. Black Krims are loaded but behind. Go great with my basil.

Re: It's Gardening Time - Bizymomma - 06-07-2006

Didn't do anything but herbs this year... Just didn't have time with grandma in the hospital still. I'll just tend to my 5 rosemary, 1 cilantro, 3 thyme, and 2 basil bushes! I'm jealous of you guys tho!!

Re: It's Gardening Time - Lorraine - 06-07-2006

I've barely begun planting. But, the garlic I planted last fall is about 3 ft high. I have ready to plant; 1 each grape and cherry tomatoe, swiss chard, mesclun, brussell sprouts, pickling cukes, and habanero peppers. I planted the mesclun, spinach, and edamame. Don't have all my herbs yet, but the shiso is planted. I'm starting to think Texas might be a good place to live.

Re: It's Gardening Time - vannin - 06-07-2006

It is ironic, here I am on 6 plus acres and all I am growing is Lemon and Lime. Shane won't let me mess things up.

Re: It's Gardening Time - bjcotton - 06-07-2006

We could sneak over to Lizzie's Dale..maybe plow up some of her property

Re: It's Gardening Time - vannin - 06-08-2006

We could Billy, she has enough for a market garden....

Re: It's Gardening Time - Lorraine - 06-08-2006

"Lemon and Lime"

Oh be still my heart. When I was in Palm Springs, the house had a lemon and grapefruit tree in the yard. I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!!!