6.27.2012

I've Never Had This Problem Before

So with the harvest of my garlic (all of it, it's insane, but that is another post) my garden is soooo empty. I have to sit down and figure out what I can plant that is quick growing and pretty because the Garden Walk is in 3 weeks, and I have an empty garden. All forsake the tomatoes, which are monsters, pics to come later. I have a list of things to plant, but they dont get planted until August for the fall growing season... Oy vay... Maybe I can plant them early? But I don't want everything to bolt or be bitter and nasty... What's a gardener to do???

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  1. I'm doing succession garden so whenever I pull out potatoes I plant beets and carrots, and some additional peppers and melons.

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    1. This was to be my first year doing succession planting, and obviously it isn't going very well. Beets sound good though!

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  2. How about peppers, eggplants, collard greens, swiss chard, beans, mustard greens, green onions, etc?

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    1. Ive got pretty much all that in the ground... I should look at the variety of greens at the garden store... Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Yeah, im thinking quick growing root veg. What do you do with turnips???

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    2. The only way I can stand turnips is diced small and cooked with diced or sliced carrots, drained and seasoned with a bit of butter, salt and pepper. They're pretty good like that. They're also not bad diced into a beef stew.

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  4. Bush beans would give you some growth in three weeks. If you want to cheat a bit, go get a couple of bunches of green onions from the grocery store and plant them. I sometimes do that just to have fresh onions on hand at odd times. Carrots probably wouldn't hardly show up in that length of time, but beets are a bit quicker to germinate. Cucumbers would do well planted now. Summer squash, too.

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    1. Ha! That is a great cheat!!! Ive got my cukes in, and they are growing up up up!!! If you can tell in the picture, they are in the top most right bed... On that note, I am wonering if my trellis is going to be tall enough? It is 4 feet tall... And yeah, I am thinking more lettuce and beets...

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  5. Is it too hot for peas? They grow quickly and have pretty flowers to boot! Cucumbers too.

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    1. Yeah, peas don't like the heat. I actually just pulled them a week or so ago, they were turning brown and the peas were getting bitter. Yuck! My cukes are growing, I think I will head to the store and see what I can find for cheap...

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  6. I'm with Granny on this one. Last year I asked the same question and her advice was perfect. Although I have to add to her comment that we did plant carrots. With the mild winter we had last year, they were our best carrots ever!

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    1. Granny is always on top of us all, keeping us in line! Love her!!! She gives some dern good advice. I am going to plant carrots even though I wont be able to see them for awhile, I will know they are there :)

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  7. Turnips are great raw (think giant radish) with a little salt, and some people mash them like taters (less carbs)...

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