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Home grown veggies.

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Created May 06, 2010 at 5:06 AM

In a small home garden, what would be the best veggies to grow from a Paleo standpoint? I usually grow green leafy ones like spinach, lettuce, gai lan and others such as peas, beans, carrots, kohl rabi, tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers.

It is too small a patch to grow corn, thank goodness, because that is obviously out. But are the pole beans a bad idea?

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on May 07, 2010
at 05:23 PM

We have the upside down strawberries thing (and the eating is great) and we used one of the strawberry things to plant grape tomatoes in so that we could get more plants per hanger. The grape tomatos are so prolific at this point that it really does look like grapes hanging down from the planters. We also have loads of heirloom tomatoes in the ground along with pole beans, carrots, onions,herbs, and we just polished off the last of the spinach. Even if some of them are not paleo at least we completely know how they were raised.

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on May 07, 2010
at 06:37 AM

Upside down strawberries - never heard of that! Sounds interesting though.

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on May 06, 2010
at 11:27 PM

Thanks Anna, I will give that a try!

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on May 06, 2010
at 10:11 PM

Why not try a container of mesclun lettuce. You can harvest it by cutting it off several times in a season.

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on May 06, 2010
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I have a super rosemary plant in Mexico- think it would winter-kill in the north. And I raid my neighbours mint patch just like a true Grok would!

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on May 06, 2010
at 03:50 PM

As for pole beans, I make a couple of teepees from rustic poles from the back 40 and they produce a lot of beans (which are not legally Paleo, but taste great even raw!).

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on May 06, 2010
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Oh, and I do have oregano, fennel, dill, & parsley and will plant basil when it warms up some more. That goes right by the tomato plant.

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on May 06, 2010
at 03:42 PM

This year I am going to try an upside-down tomato growing bag as well as one tomato plant in the garden to compare results. I am also planting an upside-down strawberry growing bag since I think they are a total pain to weed when grown in the garden.

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Our lot is only 45 feet wide and asparagus takes quite a bit of room- I absolutely love asparagus though!

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on May 06, 2010
at 03:42 PM

parsley is really easy to grow, and you can keep trimming and drying it so that you can have homegrown dried parsley over the winter. last year my wife and I had four parsley plants and we did about six "harvests" of cutting almost all the leaves and tying them in bundles to dry like flowers, we still had fresh parsley throughout the summer, and we have about half a cup of dried stuff left! Also cherry tomatoes produce for a long time, and rosemary is another herb that is fantastic and, depending on your climate, will winter ok and can be planted in regular flower beds as a shrub of sorts, but still is useful for eating! Some smaller stuff like some varieties of mint or peppers can be grown in pots inside or on deck railings, thus freeing up more space in your garden

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 06, 2010
at 04:05 PM

I have a super rosemary plant in Mexico- think it would winter-kill in the north. And I raid my neighbours mint patch just like a true Grok would!

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on May 06, 2010
at 07:08 AM

asparagus are really easy to grow. For paleo, I think herbs are really good. Not only are they easy but it allows you to have access to all herbs at all times. Spending money on herbs sucks because they are expensive and you end up buying way more than you need.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 06, 2010
at 03:47 PM

Oh, and I do have oregano, fennel, dill, & parsley and will plant basil when it warms up some more. That goes right by the tomato plant.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 06, 2010
at 03:42 PM

Our lot is only 45 feet wide and asparagus takes quite a bit of room- I absolutely love asparagus though!

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on May 06, 2010
at 07:09 PM

I live in a city and my balcony faces north, so only a little sun in the morning and evening. Anything worthwhile I can grow?

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

(3268)

on May 06, 2010
at 11:27 PM

Thanks Anna, I will give that a try!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 06, 2010
at 10:11 PM

Why not try a container of mesclun lettuce. You can harvest it by cutting it off several times in a season.

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1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

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on May 06, 2010
at 12:01 PM

Brussel sprouts are pretty easy and I agree with Sal on herbs. Also, tomatoes are very easy to grow even in areas of little space. In my experience, pole beans take up quite a lot of space - plus, I'm not sure how paleo they are...

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on May 07, 2010
at 05:23 PM

We have the upside down strawberries thing (and the eating is great) and we used one of the strawberry things to plant grape tomatoes in so that we could get more plants per hanger. The grape tomatos are so prolific at this point that it really does look like grapes hanging down from the planters. We also have loads of heirloom tomatoes in the ground along with pole beans, carrots, onions,herbs, and we just polished off the last of the spinach. Even if some of them are not paleo at least we completely know how they were raised.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 06, 2010
at 03:42 PM

This year I am going to try an upside-down tomato growing bag as well as one tomato plant in the garden to compare results. I am also planting an upside-down strawberry growing bag since I think they are a total pain to weed when grown in the garden.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 06, 2010
at 03:50 PM

As for pole beans, I make a couple of teepees from rustic poles from the back 40 and they produce a lot of beans (which are not legally Paleo, but taste great even raw!).

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2614)

on May 07, 2010
at 06:37 AM

Upside down strawberries - never heard of that! Sounds interesting though.

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on May 06, 2010
at 06:15 AM

Cauliflower, broccoli.

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