Garden

Jul. 3rd, 2013 03:04 pm
stef_tm: Stef looking to her right suspiciously (reboot)
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This year, in addition to growing tomatoes, we've planted: Japanese and lemon cucumbers, carrots, pasilla peppers, a ton of herbs, potatoes, various lettuces.

Learned so far:
- Lettuces and peppers are easy.
- Carrots take much longer to grow than I expected. Sensitive to the soil conditions as well.
- Cucumbers get comically large if once ignores the garden.
- Home grown heirloom tomatoes >>> any store bought tomato, ever.

Date: 2013-07-03 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allogenes.livejournal.com
* I would not have guessed lettuces and peppers are easy, so that is good to know.

* Carrots are evil so I am glad they are so sensitive.

* If Google thinks you are a pervert, which apparently it does think about me(!), do not search for "comically large cucumbers" without the "filter explicit results" setting turned on.

* Now I want a tomato!

Everything I used to try to grow only grew to comically small sizes. :-/

Date: 2013-07-03 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yaaresse.livejournal.com
Home-grown tomatoes are nectar of the Gods. It's about the only thing that makes summer worthwhile for me. Sadly, I've not been able to get my paws on any this summer.

Cucumbers (and zucchini) will take over and form their own governments if left in the garden too long.

Date: 2013-07-04 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leatherfemme.livejournal.com
Love lemon cucumbers. They're pretty and tasty.

And yeah on the tomatoes. I don't buy them in the store at all as they're so tasteless (especially over here in Vermont).

Date: 2013-07-04 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] revdrmarsh.livejournal.com
Yellow squash are a great prolific plant. One squash plant will give plenty of fruit and if you think the squash looks almost big enough, then pick it because the next day it could look like a science experiment :)

Sounds like your garden is going gang busters!

Date: 2013-07-10 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hippiedork.livejournal.com
love heirloom tomatoes - what kind are you growing? my faves are brandywine, paul robeson, and black krim - highly recommend all 3! black cherries are good too.

Date: 2013-07-19 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stef-tm.livejournal.com
We're growing brandywine, sweet baby girl, and Aunt Ruby's German green. They are all fabulous!

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