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Growing stuff, again.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by itsstillmatt, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    So, I spent last weekend and today getting my vegetable area ready for planting and putting in herbs and salad. Those I know I will use, especially the lettuces which are so much better just picked. However, I have about six spaces left, some shaded, some sunny, and I can't figure what more to put in. Halp?
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    i'm in a fairly similar climate. cool weather crops, even in summer, i've learned to my sorrow. i do grow some zucchini, but mainly for the blossoms. how about something like tarbais beans? they're ungodly expensive when you buy them. can't find that, even something like scarlet runner. shelly beans are one of the great treats of late summer.
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    i'm in a fairly similar climate. cool weather crops, even in summer, i've learned to my sorrow. i do grow some zucchini, but mainly for the blossoms. how about something like tarbais beans? they're ungodly expensive when you buy them. can't find that, even something like scarlet runner. shelly beans are one of the great treats of late summer.
    Does zucchini grow well? It is probably my favorite vegetable, both flower and fruit. We grew peas a few years ago, but keeping them neat is a pain. Are beans like that?
     


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    Babypan squash - they're bushlike, prolific, and delicious.

    Get an artichoke plant going, if you have enough room in a shadier part. The shady part I'm not too sure about, and those plants get pretty large.

    Jerusalem artichokes and make kimchee from them.
     


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    HORNS Senior member

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    Does zucchini grow well? It is probably my favorite vegetable, both flower and fruit. We grew peas a few years ago, but keeping them neat is a pain. Are beans like that?

    Many beans don't need lattices.
     


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    It is probably my favorite vegetable,

    Glad to know you like foods with terrible texture and no flavor.

    ok so i have a question...I have a small backyard that gets almost completely shaded. Would like to do that one square foot gardening thing... anyone have any recommendations?

    Also, I live in Atlanta, FYI.
     


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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    courgettes (holla to my french homeys) are really easy and I find them a very rewarding crop.

    but you're in SF so I think you should grow some, uhh, medicine, so that Kyle may treat his glaucoma effectively.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I don't have glaucoma, yet. Just a strong heredity chance. [​IMG]

    Jerusalem artichokes and make kimchee from them.
    I don't think I've ever had kimchi made from sunchokes. Sounds interesting.
     


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    I don't have glaucoma, yet. Just a strong heredity chance. [​IMG]

    an ounce of prevention and all that
     


  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Glad to know you like foods with terrible texture and no flavor.

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    What kind of horrible person dislikes zucchini? They are great when really fresh. Make sure you can still feel their hairs.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    an ounce of prevention and all that

    An ounce would last me a year these days. Other than Wednesday, when my roommate convinced me I had to get high b/c it was 4/20, I hadn't smoked since the new year.
     


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    Zuchini runs all over creation and if they like where you planted them you'll probably have more than you'd ever want if that matters. They're stupid-easy to grow.

    Bush bean varieties are easy to deal with with the beans aren't fancy for the most part.

    Can you do asparagus where you're at? How about beets? Probably too wet and cold I'm guessing.
     


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    i love zucchini. look for some of the older varieties ... costata romanesco. though older is relative when it comes to zucchini. (putting on pedant hat) zucchini is actually a very new vegetable ... first record of it right before wwi. there are, of course, older squash that somewhat resemble zucchini, but those are technically cocozelle (zucchini is a cross between cocozelle and another old family called marrow squash). look for hte ones with very dark skin.
     


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    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    i used to grow squash and zucchini. they were quite large fresh herbs is a must ...
     


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    What kind of horrible person dislikes zucchini? They are great when really fresh. Make sure you can still feel their hairs.

    One who enjoys good food. Also like did you noy see who posted that?
     


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