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Today it's just amazing outside. The weather is warm with a nice breeze a perfect day for working on my garden. I have asked a few of my neighbors to help and they seem interested. At least I wont have to work on this project on my own. I also researched some more information on growing vegetables. I think it would be awesome to have a nice food source right in my backyard. It would save me a lot of money and also I would at least know where my food is coming from.
I can really decide on which vegetables to grow. My family usually plants tomatoes but I want to grow things other then just tomatoes. I would also like to grow herbs,spices etc.
I do have a few questions though.
What are some good spices to plant?
What are some interesting and yummy vegetables I can plant?
What do I need to make sure my plants thrive and grow properly?

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Comment by Jen Shaffer on March 17, 2010 at 2:30pm
Rosemary is really easy to grow and great in salads, with meats, on potatoes, etc. Basil is excellent. Chives is another easy one to grow - both the flowers and stems are edible. Be careful if you plant any sort of mint - peppermint, spearmint, etc. It will take over the entire space - mint is best in pots. You can eat marigold flowers too and the plant is good for controlling pests among your tomatoes. Fennel is wonderful spice - the seeds, leaves and tuber are edible.

*sigh* This is the problem with growing up on a farm and now having to live in a tiny urban apartment. No room for any sort of garden.
Comment by Hannah Kohn on March 17, 2010 at 2:36pm
I know what you mean Jen. A lot of my family lives in Wisconsin and have lots of open space to farm. I am there a lot and when I come home I feel like I have no room at all for planting.
Comment by Christine Cavalier on March 17, 2010 at 2:45pm
I have PLENTY of room for planting but I have no idea how to start.
Comment by Cole Tucker on March 17, 2010 at 2:46pm
I love Jen's suggestions! Companion planting makes a fun way to choose what to put in your garden. For example, basil and tomatoes grow really well together. I grow my tomatoes hanging upside down, with basil growing out of the top of the pot. Growing cilantro (though my partner hates it) really brings joy to my heart. Last year I had wonderful success with collard greens and kale; actually still going through some of the collards we preserved. They grow really easily and with bounty. Squashes like zucchini and summer squash can go well, as long as the plot gets lots of sunshine. They like to spread out though, so be sure to pay attention to the planting area required when planning. Lettuce grows really well in containers, and you can even do microgreens in window pots. You Grow Girl started with container growing, and has a very active community.
Comment by MichalHuller on March 17, 2010 at 3:04pm
That's a great idea Hannah.
I also with to learn more on vegetables gardenning.
Comment by Gilda Lorena Arias on March 17, 2010 at 4:38pm
Thanks to your questions, and the comments you receive, I learned a lot, cos` I am not good in gardening, but I love learn about it.


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