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  1. I would *love* for you to do a post at season’s end on canning. I have no idea how to do it and I find the thought intimidating.

    We plant tomato, peas, green beans, squash, zucchini, carrots, leaf lettuce, cilantro, peppers.

  2. Yep, we garden and this year I have talked my hubby out of our huge garden 🙂 He is gonna try containers for me! For any one who is interested, I go to the local restaurants and ask them if I could have the food grade buckets that they receive things like pickles in. 90% of the time they are glad to just give them to you. Our best was Burger King (a chain fast food place) They go through a ton of these types of buckets. So there are the FREE containers for our veggies! We will use them for tomatoes, peppers, beans, and the likes. Still need a patch for cukes, watermelon, and pumpkins, but so much less to weed. Happy Gardening!

  3. This is our 2nd yr for a garden , we planted onions, watermelon, corn, greenbeans, beets, orka, sqash, tomatoes, strawberries and a few more things.
    I bought from lowes (clearanace) 2 raspberries $2, 2 grapes $2 , blk berry bush $10 ( beginning of spring , I should ahve waited) and a friend gave me some blueberry babies to plant.
    I just keep adding for some reason.
    I am so new to canning and was wondering if you or others can post how they can garden stuff. I know there are so many sites out there but I am curious.
    I want to make some salsa, can some tomatoes, greenbeans, make my own spag. sauce . I know walmart has a spag. pk you can use for making your own spag. does any one know if that is good?

    Thanks for posting:)

  4. I love gardening. We (my mother and I) have always had a garden. But for the last few years, I have “my garden” in addition to the big one in the back yard. This year I have 5 tomato plants, 2 sweet banana pepper plants, 1 zucchini, 9 onions, carrots, radishes (all gone now), green beans and corn. It is so rewarding to grow my own food. I love flowers too!

  5. If you love to garden you might want to check out the Boone County Extension Office. I also go to the Campbell County one. They offer free classes and always send you away with some goodies. I got 8 broccoli plants and 4 tomato plants this year. Can’t tell you how many seeds they gave me – it was great fun!

  6. Hey Melissa! We garden too!!! We actually are headed out this morning to weed. We have tomatoes, green peppers, banana peppers, green beans (which i just love to pick- lol), corn, and blackberry bushes. We have always had a garden and have had many different type of things-we will probably put out pumpkins this year too! PUMPKINS are awesome to have in the garden- I HATE paying for them in the stores since i use many to decorate with.
    We borrow tools from family that we use in the garden so no paying for them (several of us in the family use them and take turns with repairs and maintenance). I even think someone gave us the blackberries and they have really expanded!

    We have a lot of deer, pest, etc- It was very difficult to convince Chris not to use pesticides!

    Sawyer loves to help too!

    I NEED HELP ON COMPOSTING! I would love to do it!

  7. Hi,

    I’ve planted a green pepper plant & I’ve planted 3 green onions I previously used for a dinner. I just chopped the green part off of the green onion stalk & planted the rest in potting soil. They are growing 🙂

  8. Every year I can tomatoes. But, some of the tomatoes I simply seed onto paper towels and let them dry so that the next year I will have more tomato seeds to plant in the garden. The good thing about seeding them onto papertowels is that paper towels are biodegradeable and keep the weeds out of your garden when you plant your seeds in the garden. This year I decided to give some seeds to friends and use some in our tomato gardens and I also decided to try some new tomato seeds that I had never tried before just to see if we could grow them in our area. So far they are looking good. We plant a variety of herbs, veggies and fruits every year. I just love to garden!

    • What an awesome tip! I would love to see a picture of how you seed them. I am also going to give it a try!

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