Favorite garden item?

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by JERMSQUIRM, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    hey great idea with this section.

    ok so heres a ? for ya all. whats your absolute favorite item ya grow every year no matter what and ya wouldn't grow a garden if ya couldn't plant it?

    my first vote is the pumpkin vine for its blossoms. hands down. my favorite.
     
  2. Texas_Select

    Texas_Select New Member

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    Texas chili pequin . .family favorite and been growing over 20 years.
     

  3. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Tomato's everybody in the family likes them.
     
  4. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    tomatoes, green onions and okra.
     
  5. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    The two most important items in my garden are the compost bin and the worm bin! It all starts there and makes all possible!
     
  6. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    maters, okra and jalopeners
     
  7. samh

    samh New Member

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    CORN, Funks G-90 , eat all I can fresh and fill the freezer for later.
     
  8. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

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    if i could only grow 1 thing it would be tomaters. just can't get enough in the summer, then their gone for 8 months. just no way to preserve a fresh garden tomato. never could understand why nobody ships them up fresh in the winter. hothouse sucks, and hydro ain't much better.they raise tons of them in florida, then they pick them green and gas them. just don't get it. i'll be starting mine in the house next month, hoping to pick by july 1. thats as early as i have been able to get them here in northern illinois.
    catwacker
     
  9. CharlestonIL

    CharlestonIL New Member

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    My favorite things to grow in my garden are Green Onions, Jalapeno Peppers and Tomatos.
    I just cant wait to get the plants in the ground.
     
  10. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    the little cherry tomatoes, last year we had 4 different varitaies. yellow was my favorite.
     
  11. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Nothing better than homegrown maters.
     
  12. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    Tomato's #1 Then Peppers :love-big:
     
  13. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    maters - zuccini - catalopes. god i cant wait,seeds are growin in the basement now. muahaha;)
     
  14. JReed

    JReed New Member

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    Tomatoes, (cherry, and beefsteak) corn (the purple variety this year) and the muskmellon. :)
     
  15. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Tomato's for sure. The wife and I put up at least 20 gallons of juice a year. Then there is my salsa. I eat tomato's every day every way in season. I wont eat those card board things in the winter time. If I couldn't have my tomato's I would shrivel up and die, just like a plant with out water!:sad: Notice I didn't say weed! :) lol
     
  16. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    my alltime #1 favorite is actually a peasant food.

    I would not even have a garden if I could not grow Raapini, or brocolli raab, depending who you ask. A hunka that fried up over ham with cheddar on it is the best sammich you could ask for.

    Second would be asparagus. I eat a good couple pounds a week while its in season and I wish I had it all year.

    My #3 would be eggplant.

    Can ya all tell Im a deigo? LOL

    My wife's big thing is grape tomatoes, watermelon, and cukes.

    This year, after I get my garden set for the above items, Im gonna probably do some peppers, some zucchini, and perhaps some canteloupe and butternut squash.

    On a separate bed we're gonna do our leaf-stock: salad greens etc.
    On another bed we're gonna keep our herbs for the year
    Finally, the front of the house will have a strawberry patch again this year and our blueberry and gooseberry bushes ought to have a good year too.
     
  17. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    hmmm either tomatoes or peppers.
    favorite tomato variety is carnival, favorite pepper is super cayenne.
     
  18. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Maters is deffinetly #1,

    Green onions, radishes, and leaf lettuce, butter bread, then slice them up and make a garden sand. Love em.
     
  19. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    I like about everything that comes out of the garden. Sweet corn, all types of pepper and onions and tomatoes would be my favorite.


    chris
     
  20. jim

    jim New Member

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    Tomatos seems to be everyones favorite and I agree.There is only ONE way to eat a Mater and that is to pick it just right and ripe off the vine on a warm summer day.Look at it lovingly but not to long and then just bite into it.Let the juice just run down your chin onto your shirt if you got one on or on to your hairy manlike chest if you have one.(Sorry Girls).;) Then add a little salt and pepper if you can until done.:) OR slice it thick with S&P,place on fresh bread with mayo!VOILA mater samich!!!!!:rolleyes: All the rest of the stuff is good and I make a great sandwhich from cucumbers slices,tomato,fresh spinach,sliced pickle,green pepper rings mild pepper rings,sprouts and low fat turkey or ham slices on pumpernickel bread that is very good and good for you,but a fresh warm tomato right off a vine you grew,still warm from the sun,bursting with juices, come on how many of you are salivating right now?No pun intended SAL.If you are drooling you owe me rep.;) :p :cool: :rolleyes: :)