rinty wrote: ↑Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:53 amLots of lovely posts, Ellen marie !
yes, we garden. we have a greenhouse which we use to sow seeds and grow things on, and ( English weather being what it is ) we use it through the summer for tomatoes , peppers, cucumbers and aubergines ( aubergines always fail, I personally would give up that battle this year )
WE grow, potatoes ( 2 types ) onions ( white, yellow and red ) also salad onions, garlic, shallots, tomatoes, courgettes, savoy cabbage and sweetheart cabbage ( cauliflower ( always fails !) beetroot, sweetcorn, parsnips, peas, , French and runner beans, broad beans and leeks. Fruit, strawberries, raspberries, red currant and gooseberries.
And rhubarb , whch is the only thing ready to eat from the groud right now. We have radishes, lettuce and spring onion seed sown in the greenhouse. They will be grown in little 2 foot planters on benches ( out of reach of bloody snails and slugs, and I like to grow them that way as its easier. I do hanging baskets of mixed herbs and tumbler cherry tomatoes.
I have a herb planter that is a large trough , about 6ft by 2ft and that has rosemary, sage, oregano, dill and thyme ( we have mint in post as it takes over ) we don't like coriander .....you call it cilantro, but we do grow it cos its pretty to look at.
WE have two veg patches here in the garden with the greenhouse but we also have an allotment plot a few miles away. it is a Britsh thing I think, maybe you have something similar in the US. It cost us £22 a YEAR to rent. It has water there but you can't use hoses, you have to fill your watering cans and walk it to your plot. The allotment means we can grow what we do.
My DSF has always grow a big garden and his advice has been wonderful throughout my life. My DH turns his hadn to anything and is one of lifes workers so he goes at it like its his career ( he is over 70 and retired )
THANK YOU! Forgot I had this post-i had it in chat room so didn't notice it was moved elsewhere! YOu sound like you have a wonderful garden-wow! I am going to try eggplants too-hope it grows. There were not many seeds left-but I got a few. I ordered a survival one too-so DH doesn't want to grow anything and our yard is full of weeds right now that he wants to pick out by hand which is a lot and given my bad back and his bad everything lately,not going to happen this year. BUT I saved it for emergencies if there is a food shortage or something-think it said it lasts for 10 years or was it 25 years(that may be food kit). Anyways, got it just in case! BTW what does rhubarb taste like-celery?