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What to plant in a paleo garden?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 25, 2011 at 9:20 PM

what should I plant in a paleo garden?

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on August 22, 2011
at 07:32 PM

@wood, if you take a cutting, your growing season may not be long enough to get a good potato. If you put it to a pot and drag it to a protected area in the winter, you should be able to get good tubers the next year.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on August 22, 2011
at 02:21 AM

They should be fine as long as you aren't way up in the hills.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 19, 2011
at 07:53 PM

Just read how to grow sweet potatoes from organic potatoes you buy at the store. Don't know if they grow well in Northern Cal. but want to try. It's just like I used to do as a kid. Put a potato in a jar half in water half out. It sprouts. The new part is to cut those sprouts and put them in the ground. Can't believe this could work. Have you done it this way or another way?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 19, 2011
at 07:49 PM

Me too! Had one at my other garden space and had to leave it when I moved. I want to do some container raspberries also. (they can be really invasive)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on January 26, 2011
at 07:25 PM

http://www.foodinjars.com/2010/06/june-can-jam-slow-cooker-blueberry-butter/ here you go! its just like apple butter- fruit puree slowly cooked down and reduced over a long period of time. i use about half the sugar called for here. 1c. of sugar divided among 3-4 pints isnt much at the end of the day.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on January 26, 2011
at 04:22 PM

What is your blueberry butter recipe? And what is it? 8)

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on January 26, 2011
at 09:07 AM

Grass, and beef. :)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on January 26, 2011
at 03:11 AM

Sweet potatoes! Man, never thought to plant that at all. Duh. Thanks for mentioning it. Time to do some research.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on January 26, 2011
at 12:33 AM

I was gonna say a cow...

6f0480b27b737cca708af8af709d77b1

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on January 25, 2011
at 10:28 PM

Great post! AAAAAA+++++ will definitely do business with again!!!!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on January 25, 2011
at 10:23 PM

i love blueberry bushes! PITA to pick a large amount, but always worth it. they freeze really well, too. and i have a recipe for blueberry butter (not actual butter) in the crock pot that is pretty amazing when its made with the real thing.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on January 25, 2011
at 09:36 PM

I'm planting some blueberry bushes this year. I'm incredibly excited about them. I wish it would warm up already so I could get to it. 8)

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on January 25, 2011
at 09:35 PM

mmmm, butter shrubs sound wonderful!

543ffa0194aea9365f7be764aa112356

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on January 25, 2011
at 09:31 PM

you got me with the lamb tree, I just googled it then smacked myself in the nuts for being so dumb. good show sir.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on January 25, 2011
at 09:30 PM

this is the beautiful fantasy garden of my dreams!

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902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

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on January 26, 2011
at 12:42 AM

Sweet potatoes. Okra. Strawberries. Herbs! To eat and to protect/nurture your other plants.


Anything from Cucurbitaceae is surprisingly easy to grow: zucchini, squash, melons, cucumbers.


I've also had a lot of success with Brassica species: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, mustard (greens), cabbage. Homegrown broccoli is mouthwatering. I can barely stop myself from eating it.


Depending on whether you eat nightshades or not, these crops can be an obvious choice. Peppers of any kinda are the easiest to grow, though eggplants can also be pretty problem free (in my experience, they don't produce as well as you think they will). Tomatoes are fickle, and you have to be will to do some work and research to get ripe tomatoes worth eating.


If you have tried and enjoy leaf Amaranth, it's hard to NOT grow once you start. It spreads like wildfire.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on January 26, 2011
at 03:11 AM

Sweet potatoes! Man, never thought to plant that at all. Duh. Thanks for mentioning it. Time to do some research.

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on January 25, 2011
at 09:27 PM

Lamb tree, butter shrubs, a coconut tree and some egg bushes.

Edit: OK fine, spinach and potatoes.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 25, 2011
at 09:35 PM

mmmm, butter shrubs sound wonderful!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on January 25, 2011
at 09:30 PM

this is the beautiful fantasy garden of my dreams!

6f0480b27b737cca708af8af709d77b1

(136)

on January 25, 2011
at 10:28 PM

Great post! AAAAAA+++++ will definitely do business with again!!!!

543ffa0194aea9365f7be764aa112356

(115)

on January 25, 2011
at 09:31 PM

you got me with the lamb tree, I just googled it then smacked myself in the nuts for being so dumb. good show sir.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on January 26, 2011
at 12:33 AM

I was gonna say a cow...

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on January 26, 2011
at 02:56 AM

If you are in the US, contact your local county extension office and ask what grows best in your area. They can also recommend locally adapted varieties and give you free information on gardening, soil improvement, local planting dates etc. Find your state and local offices here: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/

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E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

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on January 26, 2011
at 02:24 AM

This is an interesting way to plant a garden, Square Foot Gardening.

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on January 25, 2011
at 09:40 PM

I would focus first on things that grow well in your region/area. For me, sweet potatoes are a no-brainer (North Carolina has the perfect climate for them). If you have limited space, consider greens like spinach, arugula, lambs quarters, purslane (great for omega-3s). With more space I would add root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, turnips, sweet potatoes). Garlic also does well in my area, but it is typically planted in the fall for a early summer harvest.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 19, 2011
at 07:53 PM

Just read how to grow sweet potatoes from organic potatoes you buy at the store. Don't know if they grow well in Northern Cal. but want to try. It's just like I used to do as a kid. Put a potato in a jar half in water half out. It sprouts. The new part is to cut those sprouts and put them in the ground. Can't believe this could work. Have you done it this way or another way?

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 22, 2011
at 02:21 AM

They should be fine as long as you aren't way up in the hills.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 22, 2011
at 07:32 PM

@wood, if you take a cutting, your growing season may not be long enough to get a good potato. If you put it to a pot and drag it to a protected area in the winter, you should be able to get good tubers the next year.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on January 25, 2011
at 09:32 PM

asparagus! its a perennial.
spinach. tomatoes. lots of herbs. jalapenos. kale, kale and some kale. blueberry bushes.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 25, 2011
at 09:36 PM

I'm planting some blueberry bushes this year. I'm incredibly excited about them. I wish it would warm up already so I could get to it. 8)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on January 25, 2011
at 10:23 PM

i love blueberry bushes! PITA to pick a large amount, but always worth it. they freeze really well, too. and i have a recipe for blueberry butter (not actual butter) in the crock pot that is pretty amazing when its made with the real thing.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 26, 2011
at 04:22 PM

What is your blueberry butter recipe? And what is it? 8)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on January 26, 2011
at 07:25 PM

http://www.foodinjars.com/2010/06/june-can-jam-slow-cooker-blueberry-butter/ here you go! its just like apple butter- fruit puree slowly cooked down and reduced over a long period of time. i use about half the sugar called for here. 1c. of sugar divided among 3-4 pints isnt much at the end of the day.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 19, 2011
at 07:49 PM

Me too! Had one at my other garden space and had to leave it when I moved. I want to do some container raspberries also. (they can be really invasive)

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0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on January 26, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Any tips or links on how to begin a garden, and to see what vegetables are best to plant seasonally?

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