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What's going into your garden this season?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 14, 2012 at 6:18 PM

It's getting to be that time of year and I wanted to see if anyone is getting a paleo garden started! I'll be including the following into mine:

Greens (various lettuces, arugula, spinach, kale, and chard), carrots, parsnips, peas (mainly for the chickens), beets, sweet potatoes and white potatoes, peppers, tomatoes (I save my own seed and sell the plants, so this is the biggest undertaking), cabbage, berries (blue, straw, rasp), radishes, herbs, broccoli and cauliflower, squash, salsify, and cukes.

Anything major that I'm missing? I'd love to start an asparagus patch sometime. Let's see what's going in yours!

E790d23eb95b04bdcdf926c6d0b6d9a5

on February 19, 2012
at 02:34 PM

You inspired us to expand so now we have added cauliflower, blueberrie bush, asparagus, two different tomatoes plants, more basil, rosemary And radishes, we also started summer squash and zucchini. We also started green beans and radishes

792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

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on February 15, 2012
at 07:51 PM

It's a Maori sweet potato. Yummiest thing ever!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 15, 2012
at 05:59 AM

What is kumara Jac? Never heard of it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 15, 2012
at 05:56 AM

Nice Jaych! And I love friends who fish but don't actually like eating it. A lot of our friends hunt too, so we occasionally get some deer meat or game (homemade) sausage.

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on February 15, 2012
at 03:00 AM

Yea, I've done some reading on it and its on the to-do list. It's a bit more involved though, so I haven't gotten around to it.

4b8ce2e8143119b39e00d5705b76cfa6

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on February 15, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Have you looked into aquaponics?

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

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on February 14, 2012
at 10:53 PM

Good on you for the trades. When I had apple trees and was living in the mountains, I'd trade bushels for wild caught trout, wild turkeys, and elk. Hunters can be incredibly generous.

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on February 14, 2012
at 10:05 PM

+1 for the pomegranate tree! Yum!

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:21 PM

I live with two four-legged carnivores and when we still had a veggie garden (that failed, bad soil and not enough interest yet on my part) they used it as a bathroom but kept it herbivore/omnivore free. They didn't have to face any chickens though at the time. But looking forward to all those experiences in hopefully 2-3 years.

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:45 PM

I'm having almost all of what you listed, plus beets! They are my new favorite veg :)

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:42 PM

dunno. Have to look into it. I doubt anyone has green chile seeds. I'll have to sneak some in next time I'm coming from the US. Kale, possibly. I've heard it's easy to grow. Arugula is the easiest thing on earth to grow. you basically can't not succeed. That's been very good for me. :)

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Oh, Nasturtiums are great! Such a nice, peppery flavor. So awesome to hear that your kids are getting in on the gardening action.

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:43 PM

Mmmm, that sounds fantastic. I tried to overwinter my kale, but the chickens got to it. Ah well, there's always next season!

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:41 PM

How exciting! When we first bought out home I spent every minute of daylight out in our quarter acre converting it from a plot of weeds into a mini-homestead.

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:39 PM

Are there any seed exchanges in Switzerland? You can find some really great rare heirloom varieties through them.

4ccf5d9bba64e54fc95802fe8ae33c47

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I don't even have a square inch of land to call my own right now (or a balcony) so I'm all envious! In my mind though I'm already making plans of what and how much to grow in my own future garden so I can have and eat all the produce I want and the way I want it. I would grow several types of kale and harvest it late in the winter so it is nice and sweet and tough so I can cook it with bacon for 90 minutes without losing flavor. And I'd grow as many different cabbages as possible, and tons of lettuce.

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E790d23eb95b04bdcdf926c6d0b6d9a5

on February 14, 2012
at 07:53 PM

First year doing a garden, but so far we have a mesclun mix, spinach, Swiss chard, two types of tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, onions, lots of peppers, strawberries, mint, basil, pomegranate tree, we still want to get to get a lemon tree, and orange tree. Than maybe some blueberry bushes. But we are very excited for our first crop.

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on February 14, 2012
at 10:05 PM

+1 for the pomegranate tree! Yum!

E790d23eb95b04bdcdf926c6d0b6d9a5

on February 19, 2012
at 02:34 PM

You inspired us to expand so now we have added cauliflower, blueberrie bush, asparagus, two different tomatoes plants, more basil, rosemary And radishes, we also started summer squash and zucchini. We also started green beans and radishes

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on February 15, 2012
at 01:53 AM

Everything. But, this year I will go a bit easier on the tomatoes and peppers, and put in more okra and string beans.

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on February 14, 2012
at 10:48 PM

Here at the bottom of the world, I've just spent the last 3 weekends preserving my loot from the summer so far! I've stewed and frozen stonefruit (mostly apricots), bottled beets, tomatoes, pickles and chutneys. My pantry looks amazing!! The berries never made it past dessert, so none of them are left now. I might still buy some, though, and freeze them. Potatoes, kumara, carrots, parsnips and pumpkin are all still in the garden to be harvested, and tomatoes and peppers are still ripening. Grapes are starting to look purple, and the late peaches are still ripening.

Gotta love growing your own food!!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 15, 2012
at 05:59 AM

What is kumara Jac? Never heard of it.

792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

(1196)

on February 15, 2012
at 07:51 PM

It's a Maori sweet potato. Yummiest thing ever!

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on February 14, 2012
at 10:31 PM

Its our first garden so we are starting off small: cherry tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, habanero and jalepeno peppers, rosemary, cilantro, mint, basil, okra, summer squash, onions, garlic...i think thats it. We have little sprouts poking through already!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 14, 2012
at 09:29 PM

My garden patch up north is under a few feet of snow now so it is early to think of planting.

But my usual garden has lots of mesclun, romaine, swiss chard, beets, carrots, peas, pole beans, tomatoes, kohl rabi, cucumbers, zucchini and onions/garlic.

If I'm tempting fate I may do a few plants of corn for a treat. I tried Jerusalem artichokes one year and sometimes I plant purple beans.

There is also a raspberry patch to eat fresh and freeze for jam, smoothies, etc.

I trade excess produce to a good friend for fresh ocean caught fish.

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on February 14, 2012
at 10:53 PM

Good on you for the trades. When I had apple trees and was living in the mountains, I'd trade bushels for wild caught trout, wild turkeys, and elk. Hunters can be incredibly generous.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 15, 2012
at 05:56 AM

Nice Jaych! And I love friends who fish but don't actually like eating it. A lot of our friends hunt too, so we occasionally get some deer meat or game (homemade) sausage.

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:26 PM

Living in Brooklyn is tough if you don't have the funds/didn't score on a place with a deck or yard to decorate with munchables. But that being said, I'm trying to make the magic happen this year. I asked my landlord for planter boxes to install outside of two of my windows so that means strawberries, herbs, bebe lettuce, edible flowers. Will double duty the herbs on my window sills.

Across the street from me is a community pea patch and I'm on a waiting list, praying to Gods, Goddesses, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, et al., that I get in because that means it's time to party in the dirt. The house I grew up in had a huge garden, you name it we grew it, and after leaving home managed to have places that I could plant at as well.

Doesn't matter where I am, give me a raised bed and it's on.

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:13 PM

I've been messing around with outdoor hydroponics and aeroponics lately. Probably keep experimenting with that stuff. I really like container-type gardening for the completely lack of work (relatively speaking). Earthtainer is a good one for not having to water very often, no weeding, grows amazing.

4b8ce2e8143119b39e00d5705b76cfa6

(40)

on February 15, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Have you looked into aquaponics?

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 15, 2012
at 03:00 AM

Yea, I've done some reading on it and its on the to-do list. It's a bit more involved though, so I haven't gotten around to it.

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:56 PM

I'm planting okra, cucumbers, and broccoli. That's about it for the limited space I have.

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35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:29 PM

In my garden right now: Mache, turnips, swiss chard, leeks & sugar snap peas.

Wish it was in my garden right now, but something mysterious is eating all my seedlings: Kale.

Planned for this summer: Jalapenos, chinese eggplant (which produce like MAD in our climate), tomatoes, more leeks, shishito peppers & cucumbers. We like our nightshades! :-D

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:24 PM

I always do a ton of winter squash (Spaghetti, acorn, butternut) since they keep so well for months. I still have about 10 perfectly good ones waiting to be eaten.

I will do a plant or two of summer squash.

I am going to do all the root veggie's this year, I like heirloom potatoes.

I will grab an assortment of heirloom tomatoes.

Basil -I like to pre-make pesto.

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:34 PM

We're in an apartment, so our garden can't be super big. I've got every inch planned out though!

-greens (kale, collards, arugula)

-cherry tomatoes

-herbs (cilantro, parsley, basil, dill, chives, thyme)

-carrots (around the tomato plants)

-flowers, incl. edible because they're pretty and my kids want them (nasturtium, lavender, violets, etc.)

I've toyed with the idea of sugar snap peas because they grow up and have pretty blossoms, but I'm not quite sure yet. :)

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on February 14, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Oh, Nasturtiums are great! Such a nice, peppery flavor. So awesome to hear that your kids are getting in on the gardening action.

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:29 PM

We just planted our early spring stuff (for late spring harvest) down here near the Gulf coast. I'm still in an apartment, so I only have my containers -- peas and (fall-planted) sage.

However, we just signed the contract on a darling little cottage -- so late spring planting (for summer harvest) should take place on time!!!

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on February 14, 2012
at 06:41 PM

How exciting! When we first bought out home I spent every minute of daylight out in our quarter acre converting it from a plot of weeds into a mini-homestead.

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:20 PM

It's still -6 celsuis here so no garden in sight. But when I can plant come May, I'm putting in kale, since you can't buy it in stores here in Switzerland. I'd also like to try and grow New Mexican green chile, since that's not available either. But first I have to find some seeds. Hmmmm.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on February 14, 2012
at 07:42 PM

dunno. Have to look into it. I doubt anyone has green chile seeds. I'll have to sneak some in next time I'm coming from the US. Kale, possibly. I've heard it's easy to grow. Arugula is the easiest thing on earth to grow. you basically can't not succeed. That's been very good for me. :)

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on February 14, 2012
at 06:39 PM

Are there any seed exchanges in Switzerland? You can find some really great rare heirloom varieties through them.

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