Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gardening - MNN Grow Your Own Groceries Challenge | MNN - Mother Nature Network

MNN Grow Your Own Groceries Challenge | MNN - Mother Nature Network:

"MNN Grow Your Own Groceries Challenge
How to plan and grow a garden that can replace part of your food bill...and give you a healthier diet."

What a great idea for a challenge! I think, now that the plants are outside, I'm going to put out more seeds and see if I can get it back to its previous glory--they didn't like the cold, and then they didn't like the sudden change of going outside, so most of what I had before died off.

Here's what I most like to have in a home garden:

  • Tomatoes, various varieties
  • Peppers, various (though not hot and sweet together; they'll cross and they'll all be hot)
  • Edible flowers (planted roses this year! let's see if they take to the dirt well)
  • Herbs
  • Squash
  • Cutting greens like lettuce and stuff
  • Green onions (you can grow lots in a single pot!)
  • Beans
  • Fruit--berries, usually, since they'll grow in pots or in small spaces
And here's my wishlist:
  • Those cukes that grow in small spaces
  • Did you know Burpee has porch / container corn now??
  • Squash and zuke in fun varieties
  • Peas
  • Cabbage and related--broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, greens
  • Exotics! Anything from fruit trees (guava, mango, etc) to weird version of eggplants and melons and squash from Asia
  • More and different herbs (I had a curry plant once that I really want to get back)
  • More tomatoes (there are new ones every year!)
What do you grow?

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