Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 58
  1. #1
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Getting a garden going

    My wife's dad came over the other day and plowed a good portion of our backyard. My wife is all giddy. She loves plants, garden, etc.

    I live is the Southeast. Other than tomatoes, what are some other goodies should we grow? She has her mind on a few things. But I'd like to throw some seed down too.

  2. #2
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,674
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    My wife's dad came over the other day and plowed a good portion of our backyard. My wife is all giddy. She loves plants, garden, etc.

    I live is the Southeast. Other than tomatoes, what are some other goodies should we grow? She has her mind on a few things. But I'd like to throw some seed down too.
    Tomatoes, peppers, green beans, cucumbers, squash, onions, watermelons and canteloupes, okra, black beans, just about anything really. Its a little late to start things like mustard greens, you could use kale or swiss chardm, both of which are more heat tolerant. In the fall you can grow peas and turnips/mustard greens/collards (my collards survived all winter long).

  3. #3
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Tomatoes, peppers, green beans, cucumbers, squash, onions, watermelons and canteloupes, okra, black beans, just about anything really.
    Yeah, I'm new at this. Kind of an ignorant question, I know.
    But I wanted to see what others love to plant. Thanks.

    Black beans, huh? My wife is cooking black beans and rice tonight coincidentally.

  4. #4
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,674
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    butter beans too....forgot about those.
    and corn....but corn needs a consistent water source (rain every couple days or watering).

  5. #5
    Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,934
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    What vegetables do you regularly eat? By growing the vegetables that you eat during the spring/summer, it will actually save you some money down the road when the vegetables are ready to be picked.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  6. #6
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    What vegetables do you regularly eat? By growing the vegetables that you eat during the spring/summer, it will actually save you some money down the road when the vegetables are ready to be picked.
    Gee, I'm not a big vegetable eater. But I will be soon, I guess.
    I know we're getting cukes, tomatoes, squash, maybe green beans.

    For me, I would love to grow melons. I'll need to research and read about proper growing techniques. Sometimes in the summer we are really, really dry in the Piedmont of NC. That's my main concern. When that happens we are restricted with watering.

  7. #7
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,674
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Gee, I'm not a big vegetable eater. But I will be soon, I guess.
    I know we're getting cukes, tomatoes, squash, maybe green beans.

    For me, I would love to grow melons. I'll need to research and read about proper growing techniques. Sometimes in the summer we are really, really dry in the Piedmont of NC. That's my main concern. When that happens we are restricted with watering.
    Get some water barrels and collect some rain water while its raining.

  8. #8
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Get some water barrels and collect some rain water while its raining.
    Good Idea!!!

  9. #9
    BF's Level 12 Wizard SingingSabre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    Diamondback Sorrento turned Xtracycle commuter
    Posts
    1,415
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love growing serranos. A couple nice serrano bushes will give you enough dried peppers for years!

    Lettuce and spinach is also one of my favorite things to grow. There is nothing, nothing like fresh, homegrown lettuce.
    Shameless plug (my sites):
    Photography
    Vanity
    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

  10. #10
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,674
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    I love growing serranos. A couple nice serrano bushes will give you enough dried peppers for years!

    Lettuce and spinach is also one of my favorite things to grow. There is nothing, nothing like fresh, homegrown lettuce.
    yeah....but in the southeast, the growing season for lettuce is rather short, and honestly, almost passed. It'll be in the 80's this weekend and by mid may it'll be in the 90's.

  11. #11
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have you considered a cash crop?



    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  12. #12
    Tiocfidh r L jfmckenna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    The edge of b#
    My Bikes
    A whole bunch-a bikes.
    Posts
    5,410
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I grow all kinds of stuff every year. If you have a large plot, which it sounds like you do, then get some canning supplies and can stuff. Nothing like a nice canned Roma tomato puree in the middle of the winter. Veggies are SO much better out of the garden. I don't even buy tomatoes anymore from the store, they are gross watered down mush compared to a fresh one.

    Most seed packets should have a chart on them that says what part of the country they grow in and when to plant. You can get good deals on seeds online. Typically they last a few years if stored properly though it's always better to have fresh seeds.

  13. #13
    Ogr8nwmypstmksnosnse pgoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    My Bikes
    1986 Trek 500, 2003 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
    Posts
    2,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lordy I miss having a garden
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

  14. #14
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think there will be some canning. Her stepmom cans a ton of stuff and can give her pointers.
    We don't buy tomatoes anymore either since her father gardens too. We get tomatoes and green beans from him a lot.

    But doing it ourselves will be that much better. I can't wait.

  15. #15
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Have you considered a cash crop?

    [IMG.]http://www.lifedynamix.com/articles/files/iStockHempLeafB.jpg[/IMG]

    I had enough of that in my youth.

  16. #16
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    My wife's dad came over the other day and plowed a good portion of our backyard. My wife is all giddy. She loves plants, garden, etc.

    I live is the Southeast. Other than tomatoes, what are some other goodies should we grow? She has her mind on a few things. But I'd like to throw some seed down too.
    My grandfather used to grow HUGE gardens. He had gardens that were sometimes in upwards of an acre, but never sold the crop. That was his 'hobby' garden. That was also in FL, so I can tell you what he grew (that I recall)

    tomato
    cucumber
    buttercup squash
    pattypan squash
    watermelon
    corn



    There were probably tons more, but those are the ones that stand out in my mind.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  17. #17
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,674
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    I had enough of that in my youth.
    that makes some parts of the puzzle fall into place.

  18. #18
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    that makes some parts of the puzzle fall into place.
    Yes it do.

  19. #19
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    My grandfather used to grow HUGE gardens. He had gardens that were sometimes in upwards of an acre, but never sold the crop. That was his 'hobby' garden. That was also in FL, so I can tell you what he grew (that I recall)

    tomato
    cucumber
    buttercup squash
    pattypan squash
    watermelon
    corn



    There were probably tons more, but those are the ones that stand out in my mind.

    I had to look that one up.

  20. #20
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    I had to look that one up.
    Me too actually. I remembered it was squash and what it looked like, but couldn't remember the name.

    He used to come over to neighbor's houses, family's houses and ask, "would you like some tomatoes?". When they said, "sure", he'd drop 5 full grocery bags full on their door step.

    I thought it was funny. I'd just take extra to work and give it away to co-workers. My parents (who probably got it more than anybody as they lived next door) used to get annoyed about it after a while.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  21. #21
    Tiocfidh r L jfmckenna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    The edge of b#
    My Bikes
    A whole bunch-a bikes.
    Posts
    5,410
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    We did spaghetti squash last year. Good stuff.

  22. #22
    Still can't climb
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Limey in Taiwan
    Posts
    20,579
    Mentioned
    382 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    i'm new to this too. this year i decided to clear the jungle early and plant some veg to take up the space.

    tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, garlic, spring onions, red onions, chives, spinach, coriander, basil, sweet potatoes, blackberries, rasberries. unfortunately, only one of the blackberry plants is still living.

    also have cherry, pear and apple trees. i'll see if i have green fingers this year. good luck. i need it too!

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One trick my Dad used to do was to plant a row about 18" long of radishes every Sunday.that way we always had radishes all summer long without a great lot of big ones.

  24. #24
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    One trick my Dad used to do was to plant a row about 18" long of radishes every Sunday.that way we always had radishes all summer long without a great lot of big ones.
    But...but, nobody in their right minds would eat a radish!! That's just a nasty weed that somebody decided to tell people was good food as a joke.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  25. #25
    Senior Member hos13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    552 LATA
    My Bikes
    2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
    Posts
    778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sub

    good luck with the garden. My wife and I started our first garden this year. So far it has been a lot of fun for us and our kids, we are all learning together .

    One thing you may consider is buying heirloom seeds. That way next year won't have to buy seeds again..

    Good luck with the green thumb.
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •