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What do you grow in your garden?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I know that there are many members here who enjoy maintaining a garden

I am NOT one to do yard work. Recently I decided that I wanted to grow an herb garden, so I bought a window planter from Home Depot. Along with that I bought potting soil, and seeds: Basil, Cilantro, Chives, and Parsley. The chives didn't grow, but the others seem to be doing ok so far.

All of this got me to wondering what the TCS gardeners have growing in their gardens? Feel free to share pictures as well

For those who don't have gardens now but would like to have one in the future, what types of things do you plan to grow?
post #2 of 24
Are you talking strictly vegetable garden?

We have asparagus, 4 different types of tomatoes, 3 different types of peppers, 2 types of lettuce, 2 types of string beans, cucumbers, eggplant, rosemary, chives, oregano, sage , thyme, basil and that's all I can think of without walking back there.

We also have fruit trees/bushes.
post #3 of 24
my flower bed if all weeds!! The dog laid on the flowers and the deer ate them!

Next year I plan on planting a sun loving plan in front of the porch and making it as uncomfortable as nasty tasting as possible for the deer and dogs!!
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Are you talking strictly vegetable garden?
Hmmm... how about you stick to your vegetable garden, and everyone else can tell us about any type of garden

Just kidding! What else do you grow?
post #5 of 24
The only thing I ever grow is mold... Once I forgot an orange in my bag I used to take on the train with me... yup, I grew mold in just a few days!
Right now my aloe vera plant (1 out of 2 that I own, the other being bamboo) is dying.... who knows why...I water it, it's gets sun for part of the day? Still it leans over and started to turn yellow... I was capable of growing green beans at 1 time.
post #6 of 24
Forget-me-nots, Cupid's Darts (a Blue daisey), Alyssum, Catnip, cat grass, Sweet Basil, Oregano, Cilantro, Chives and Garlic Chives.

I also have a few houseplants that spend most of the year outdoors.
post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by squirtle
Hmmm... how about you stick to your vegetable garden, and everyone else can tell us about any type of garden

Just kidding! What else do you grow?
That probably isn't a bad idea. We bought the house from two retiring Botany professors, so the plantings are quite extensive and some are unusual.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbbysMom
That probably isn't a bad idea. We bought the house from two retiring Botany professors, so the plantings are quite extensive and some are unusual.
Well... I do have all day


post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbbysMom
That probably isn't a bad idea. We bought the house from two retiring Botany professors, so the plantings are quite extensive and some are unusual.

I didn't buy from a Botany professor, but I did buy from a woman who loved to garden. Here's my backyard/perennial garden:




And my glads, snapdragons and alien plant:
post #10 of 24
Those are very nice pictures It looks like everything is growing well. Some days I really wish we didn't buy from Botany professors
post #11 of 24
I can't distinguish one plant from another, but Robert loves to garden, and has a greenhouse in the backyard, vegetable patches, an orchard, plus leases a field. I won't bother getting into flowers and shrubs, but here's what we have in fruit: strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, quinces, gooseberries, currants, blueberries, and grapes (red and white). Veggies: about 6 different varieties of lettuce, 3 of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers (sweet and hot), peas, green beans, potatoes, onions, parsnips, corn, celery, cauliflower, broccoli - I'm sure I've forgotten something. He grows and harvests the stuff, and then I get to do the blanching and freezing. The big joke is that I'm allergic to fruit, and can only enjoy apples, pears, and bananas. If I eat anything else, I'm on cortisone for a few weeks. We also have some walnut trees.
post #12 of 24
corn
potatoes
peas
carrots
onions
zucchini
tomato
and one giant pumpkin
post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeanor
corn
potatoes
peas
carrots
onions
zucchini
tomato
and one giant pumpkin
Whoops! I forgot the zucchini, pumpkin, and carrots!
post #14 of 24
About a year ago I took up gardening and have found it to be something I absolutely love ............

This is Verbena, lillies, impatiens and zinnia




Petunias grapevines I planted last fall growing around the porch




Salvia and butterfly bushes



Impatiens, and grapevines
post #15 of 24
beautiful!
post #16 of 24
We recently bought a new construction home, so the yard was completely untouched, except from grass. This spring/summer we have planted:

In our front flowerbed: creeping phlox, hydrangeas, and some elephant ear bulbs that someone gave us and are now 4 feet tall.

A rose garden to the side of the house.
Lots of flowers in various containers.

Tomatos, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell peppers, jalapenos in the veggie garden. Next year we hope to expand into something much more extensive.
post #17 of 24
I planted watermelon, pumpkins and cucumbers. Sadly we had so much rain that only the cucumbers came up. I also planted sunflowers but the flower beds got flooded several times so I don't think most of my little plants are going to make it

I told my BF that next year I guess I should plant cattails and lilly pads in that corner and add some tadpoles
post #18 of 24
I think I would wear my fingers down to the bone if I typed everything I have planted. In the veg garden alone I have raspberries, asparagus, broom corn, green beans, regular sweet corn (2 kinds) Yukon gold and red potatoes , 4-5 different types of peppers, 7 types of tomatoes, 23 basil plants, red onions and several pkts of zinnias and sunflowers. And I didn't plant as much as usual like broccoli, carrots and more cutting annuals. I have a 11 x46 ft row of various perennials planted too (and lots of weeds) I have 4 cherry, 3 apple, 2 pear and 2 plum trees. Plus 14 perrennial beds ranging from 85 ft x 6 ft to a little one of 12 x 12 ft. I have 190 types of hostas, 40ish types of daylilies and maybe 250-300 more varieties of perennials. I have about 15-20 dwarf conifers and 25 different types of ornamental grasses. I'm down to about 15 or so types of roses and shrubs maybe about 75 or so. Trees-just say alot of different ones. Weeds lots of those too!!!
Unfortunately since we are not getting any rain some stuff look a bit tough!!
Did I mention the container plantings......
post #19 of 24
Weeds - and interspersed among them are the daylilies. We've been growing them for almost 50 years now. Mom and Dad were good friends with the gentleman who bred the popular little golden daylily you see in so many landscapes - Stella d'Oro.

Our last attempt at a garden of things you could eat ended up in the bellies of the local wildlife. Mom swears she hear that fat tomato hornworm burp.
post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyGirl
The only thing I ever grow is mold... Once I forgot an orange in my bag I used to take on the train with me... yup, I grew mold in just a few days!
Right now my aloe vera plant (1 out of 2 that I own, the other being bamboo) is dying.... who knows why...I water it, it's gets sun for part of the day? Still it leans over and started to turn yellow... I was capable of growing green beans at 1 time.
i grow mold in the fridge, not the garden! i have a couple of pots in the windowsill - one has basil, the other has the beginnings of catmint. outside, i grow weeds, mostly - there are a few trees on the place, but they were established when i bought the house, so i can't really take credit for them - or the bushes, for the same reason!
post #21 of 24
We do herbs in planters and hanging baskets: tarragon, chives, rosemary, parsley, thyme, sage, oregano, garlic chives, spearmint; plus a sea of lemon balm in the garden. There's rhubarb, which isn't doing terribly well this year, because the beds haven't had the attention they should have, and consequently there's a lot of grass in them, shoving stuff around. There is a humongous patch of volunteer strawberries, which came and went while we were away -- I have no idea whether there was enough fruit to use or not, but whatever there was, I guess the slugs got it. We do scarlet runner beans every year, and they are doing OK. We normally do several tubs of cherry tomatoes, but couldn't find seedlings this year for some reason -- our usual supplier is no longer in business, and everywhere else I looked didn't have the variety we wanted, if they had anything worth buying. That's all the edibles, except for the nasturtiums, of course.

Other plants: Hydrangea, Rose campion, a yellow climbing rose, a quince tree, umpteen yuccas, forsythia, several hostas, peony, lilac, most of which was here when we moved in 16 years ago, and has simply been encouraged.
post #22 of 24
My garden is not enjoying this hot weather, everything is drying up. This pic was taken last week before it got so hot.
post #23 of 24
This is a great thread, and I'm loving the pictures and garden descriptions.

We are renting a house in a frankly horrible area, and the house, while being only about 30 years old is falling apart (though I still love it), but the garden is lovely, lots of mature trees, bushes, etc - there are also lillies and crocus - two of my favourite plants, though I worry about my cats (who ignore them, thank the gods). There are also rhubarb and blackberries in the back yeard.

I have planted: onions, dill, sage, thyme, majoram and basil.

I will be planting a patch of cat grass and forget me nots over the kitty graves in the backyard, we are still preparing the area. I also have blackcurrant, blueberries and rasberries in tubs (which I think I will have to plant, though I might just move them to bigger tubs so I can take them with me when we move) and a dwarf apple tree that needs a buddy before it can produce fruit.

I am also going to plant some flowers - can anyone tell me if Love in a Mist is cat safe? Also Helichysum, Harebell and Larkspur?

Also, what do you guys do to keep cats away from plants that are poisonous to them? Thus far, mine have totally ignored them, but I still worry.
post #24 of 24
I have at the moment-cranesbill,globe thistles,purple coneflowers,astilbles of different colors,heather,blue salvia, mallow, chinese lilacs,cornflowers, blue flag,siberian iris, several different hostas,goldenrod, balloon flowers in blue,pink & white,sundrops,bee balm,verbana,peonies,roses,comfrey,chives,job's tears in blue,pink & purple,buttercups, petunias,red salvia,thyme(6 kinds),crocus,daffodills (all kinds),lilac bushes,catnip and too many types of lilies to count. in addition-tomatos & cukes in pots on porch. I,also, have fields of milkweed ( 2 types) for my "monarch butterfly" nurseries -butterflies are everywhere at the moment. We are surrounded by forest so trees everywhere for birds,butterflies & wildlife. All my gardens are done with random "purpose" & are for attracting bees,butterflies & hummingbirds-& anything else that wanders thru-

Forgot the wildflowers I let grow wherever they want to plant themselves
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