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What was the most productive vegies for you this summer

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Re: What was the most productive vegies for you this summer

Post  Goosegirl on 8/19/2011, 8:20 am

I love this thread. It is so cool reading about all the triumphs - the expected and the unexpected!

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Post  littlesapphire on 8/19/2011, 9:43 am

Just thought I'd say that my sweet 100 cherry tomatoes are really taking off now! I've been keeping track of how many I get a day, and the numbers are increasing steadily! I've gotten over a pound so far!
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Post  milaneyjane on 8/19/2011, 9:48 am

cucumber and tomato
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Re: What was the most productive vegies for you this summer

Post  Unmutual on 8/19/2011, 12:07 pm

Cucumber(as always) and cherry tomato did really well this year. So well that they're going to be mainstays for next year(though those indeterminate cherry tomatoes are going 1 per 2 square foot next time...). The beefsteak and roma tomatoes didn't do well at all, but I think that was too much nitrogen on my part(grew to 7'+ tall each, only a few flowers..sounds like too much nitrogen to me, but I'm letting them be to see if maybe it was summer heat). The peppers are finally coming in, so they may do just as well(jalapeno and pepperoncini). Which reminds me, I need to harvest the last of the cucumbers this weekend!

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Post  Lurach on 8/22/2011, 11:55 am

Basil was a big producer, along with eggplants (still going!) and cucumbers...oh my goodness, the cucumbers! My pickling cukes didn't produce as well as I would have liked, but the slicing cukes have been amazing. We've had more than enough to feed our family and share with my parents, in-laws and neighbors. Bell peppers, Thai hot, jalapeno and banana peppers have also done really well.

I have been a proven plant-killer all my life, so I've been so thrilled with the success of my first garden. My husband said the other day, "Watch out, honey, I think your black thumb is turning green." =) *happy dance*
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Re: What was the most productive vegies for you this summer

Post  squaredeal on 8/22/2011, 1:04 pm

I SFG in a row community garden and the biggest difference between mine and theirs has to be the cucumbers.

Also, for "fun" I tried planting zucchinni in bags of topsoil. Got nothin'. Next year, in the box it goes!
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awesome year

Post  elwowee on 12/20/2011, 10:38 pm

Best tasting corn we ever grew was silver queen this summer. Had an awesome tomato crop...better boys mostly with a few box car willie plants...the absolute best green beans ever for us were roma II's...a bush pole bean, has no strings, easy to pick, snap, cook and eat. also had a great potato and onion year...garlic too. right now we're already eating cabbage, mustard & turnip greens, radishes, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli....been a great year in our sfg! thank you, lord, for all your many blessings!

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Re: What was the most productive vegies for you this summer

Post  ashort on 12/21/2011, 9:22 am

Okra - I planted 8 squares, of which only 5 really took off (the vigorous plants shaded out the slower ones) I have bags and bags of frozen okra, pints of pickled okra and gave away lots of it... Plants ended up 9-10 feet tall and the two biggest plants' stalks were over 3 inches in diameter....

Big Jim New Mexico peppers - these are a Hatch chile variety... I had six plants and had roasted lbs and lbs of peppers....
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Re: What was the most productive vegies for you this summer

Post  Kelejan on 12/21/2011, 10:43 am

I did four squares of Scarlet Runner beans in 3 beds, (12 squares) but one lot of four squares was destroyed by voles. In spite of that I had pounds and pounds of runner beans, ate them till I got sick of them, shared some with my friends, froze quite a lot of the stuff, and I have seed beans for next year with extras to give away. In addition they made a nice screen between my neighbours and the roadside.Smile

I also had great success with chard and kale. All three of these plants I will do again this coming season.
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