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Are You Planting an Herb or Produce Garden This Spring?

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jenncosmetix jenncosmetix 7 years
yup im posting an herb garden too. my nana is starting the plants for me then i'm gonna put them in a big pot.
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
zeze - I planted my first herbs in a small apartment. I just bought a set of small herb pots that fit in my windowsill, some seeds, and miracle grow. Lots of water and sunshine, and they began to grow like weeds. Now that I have a slightly larger space indoors (garden window), I've branched out to some larger pots with roma tomatoes and cayenne peppers. Most herbs seem to respond well to ample sunshine and water, so I would say the most important things are finding a sunny place and not forgetting to water (lest you have a dried herb garden, which looks very Addams family).
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I am becoming a bit ambitious and going to try my hand in growing Swiss chard. I love that vegetable. I also trying to figure out what other vegetable to grow that I am willing to eat. I might grow some herbs like dill, chives, rosemary, etc. Trying to expand my palate.
zeze zeze 7 years
I really, really want to, but I have no idea how to do it. I want just herbs and I want to start small, hopefully indoor or a porch plant. If anyone has advice or a good website for newbies - I'd appreciate it!
egfuredy egfuredy 7 years
This year I'm expanded my little garden to include: Cherry Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes; Green/Yellow/Red Bell Peppers; String Beans; Zucchini, Cucumbers; and by way of Herbs: Lavender, Cilantro, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Chives and Dill. I also grabbed a random bag of 'Confetti Hot Peppers', which is marked as a surprise mix of a variety of colors and types of hot peppers. Cannot wait to see how they turn out! Getting my seeds ready always makes me feel like its finally spring!
princexy princexy 7 years
I'm excited this is my first real garden. I am growing a bunch of lettuces, corn, soybeans, green grape tomatoes, mini orange tomatoes, dr carolyn tomatoes, wild cherry tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, lollipop tomatoes, wonderberry tomatoes, pineapple tomatillos, zucchini, cucumber, watermelon, cantelope, blueberries, bell peppers, sweet peppers, jalapenos, basil, parsley, chives, garlic, shallot, green onion, garlic chives, rosemary, sage, dill, i think there might be another herb or two.... i was excited and might have gone a bit seed happy....
dollyd dollyd 7 years
I just moved to a townhouse with a huge sunny deck out back and the previous tenant left tons of pots and plants. I am taking full advantage of the supplies - I've already planted rosemary, basil, thyme, lavender, peas, squash and spinach. Once we get farther into spring, I'll pick up some tomato plants as well.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't have much garden space at my house, so I'm going to do an herb garden and I may plant a few tomatoes and cucumbers with a trellis. On our farmland at my in-laws', I'll grow the rest of my veggies...heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, lettuce, etc.
mswender mswender 7 years
To the anonymous comment, I used to live in NYC and at any of the farmers' markets you should be able to get herbs for planting. I always went to Union Square, though never planted an herb garden until last year in Baltimore. I am waiting for it to get a little warmer to replant.
divinedebris divinedebris 7 years
Oh, would I love to. I tried last year to do the herb garden thing and it did not work out for me... sadly all my little plants died. I am not gardeningly gifted. I will try again, I hope there isn't a special place in hell for all the pain I have caused plants. :(
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
LOL Chief! At my parents house I am growing 3 tomatoes, Hungarian wax peppers, bell peppers, zucchini, corn, watermelon and cantaloupe. A berry briar vine sprung up and I have no idea where it came from. Going to try growing yellow beans again, but I never get a good crop out of the beans. :( I have bad luck with those. Also growing mint, sage, chives, oregano, cilantro, mint, parsley and basil in the adjacent herb garden. Oh, years ago my dad planted apples, apricot, pears and plum trees and we get a good crop of those. At my apartment I got 2 tomatoes and got similar herbs growing as well. I have to wait until next year when hopefully, I can get a house and a yard of my own to plant in ground and get some fruit trees.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, I'm considering it.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
:rotfl: Chief!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Just finished planting arugula, lettuce, spinach and parsley. Looking forward to beans and peas next.
Fenchurch1 Fenchurch1 7 years
I want to try to do an indoor herb garden for the first time. My porch is already full with potted lime and meyer lemon trees (LOVE these!). I've never done herbs before, though - i.e. I'm at a loss about the size of the container, how many seeds and herb types can go together, etc. If Yum did a how-to on this it would be incredibly helpful!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
YES chief! :thumbsup: I'm a gardener for life. 12 plants planted, 10 to go. I also got lucky with some herbs that survived the winter - parsley, lemon thyme and Greek oregano. All kinds of new toms and pepper this year, I'm super excited. First year for edible flowers, just lavender so far - this is all new to me.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Hmmmm...does marijuana count?
LeslieLaFleur LeslieLaFleur 7 years
I started over 250 seedlings and I call them my green babies. I'm growing beef steak tomatoes, jelly bean hybrid tomatoes, cucumbers, three types of squash, cauiliflower, artichokes, green beans, watermelon, strawberries, pumpkins, cantaloupe, dill, parsley, basil, chives, rosemary, thyme, and oregano
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I'm moving, so I'll have to see what I can plant there! I hope I can do most of what I did last year: basil, oregano, parsley, sage, mint and chives, and tomatoes and cucumbers. Screw lettuce, that was a waste of time.
missmary527 missmary527 7 years
Basil!!!
Food Food 7 years
My mom always said she has a black thumb, and growing up, I saw all of her gardening mishaps. Hence, I'm intimidated by anything gardening related!
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
We just moved and have planted our first garden! Fruit trees: tangerine, lemon, orange, fuji, haas, jujube and persimmon. Veggies/herbs: anaheim chilis, jalapenos, red and orange bell pepper, butternut squash, japanese cucumber, pole beans, cilantro, shallots, sage, mexican oregano, artichoke, and strawberries. Looking to add blueberries, lollaberries (sp?), raspberries and possibly dwarf fig. Ambitious? Oh yeah. Trying to turn black thumbs into green...
kis9585 kis9585 7 years
Among the regulars herbs and spices, I planted stevia seeds this year, and I'm pretty psyched for it. Also, chile peppers. Mmm.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
not planning on it, but if my father in law has any say in it, we might be planting tomatoes!
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