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Vegetable Garden?

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

So my brown thumb and I are going for take 2 on growing our own vegetables.
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I had a tiny bit of success last year and managed to grow some broccoli, a couple of zucchinis and 1 yellow squash.

My issue is this:
If my broccoli (or tomato or pepper) row is successful, I now have… what, maybe 2 weeks to eat 9 or so heads of broccoli before it goes bad?

Is there anything I can do to enjoy the vegetables of my labor for longer? I could probably freeze broccoli (could I?), but I can’t freeze tomatoes.

I work so hard, and I want to be able to enjoy the things I grow.

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    Vegetable Gardening : How to Grow Avocado Trees From Seeds

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

    To grow an avocado tree from a seed, stab the seed with tooth picks, put it in a glass of water and plant the roots system that grows in six weeks. Learn about growing avocado trees withhelp from an expert gardener in this free video on vegetable gardening. Expert: Jene Van Butsel Contact: www.tropicalfruit.com/ Bio: Jene Van Butsel is an expert gardener specializing in growing plants and tropical fruit trees since 1987. Filmmaker: Leonora Fishbein Series Description: A vegetable garden can bring an array of fresh vegetables to your home, from avocados and squash to butter and soy beans. Learn to grow vegetables with help from an expert gardener in this free video series on vegetable gardening.

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      Vegetable Gardening : How to Plant Pinto Beans

      Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

      Planting pinto beans is best done in autumn with organic soil in holes about an inch and a half into the soil. Water the beans and grow plump hearty stems in sixty to ninety days withhelp from an expert gardener in this free video on vegetable gardening. Expert: Jene Van Butsel Contact: www.tropicalfruit.com/ Bio: Jene Van Butsel is an expert gardener specializing in growing plants and tropical fruit trees since 1987. Filmmaker: Leonora Fishbein Series Description: A vegetable garden can bring an array of fresh vegetables to your home, from avocados and squash to butter and soy beans. Learn to grow vegetables with help from an expert gardener in this free video series on vegetable gardening.

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        Vegetable Garden?

        Saturday, May 28th, 2011

        So my brown thumb and I are going for take 2 on growing our own vegetables.

        I had a tiny bit of success last year and managed to grow some broccoli, a couple of zucchinis and 1 yellow squash.

        My issue is this:
        If my broccoli (or tomato or pepper) row is successful, I now have… what, maybe 2 weeks to eat 9 or so heads of broccoli before it goes bad?

        Is there anything I can do to enjoy the vegetables of my labor for longer? I could probably freeze broccoli, but I can’t freeze tomatoes.

        I work so hard, and I want to be able to enjoy the things I grow.

        P.S. I have asked this in the garden section also, but surely there are some green thumbs among the vegetarians.

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        Thanks for all the wonderful answers so far. Spaghetti sauce sounds wonderful. I must add that tomato is an example. Any more general thoughts on vegetables in general, and enjoying them for longer would be very helpful.

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        Oooh, you are so right. I should add that.
        I live in the U.S. in Ohio. Weather can be very tricky here.
        Sometimes we have enormous winters, sometimes very hot summers.

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          Indoor vegetable garden?

          Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

          Thanks to anyone willing to take the time to answer. I do not have a lot of gardening experience, so please be kind.
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          I am starting my 2nd attempt at an outdoor garden, but thought it would be nice to have some veggies grow in my house… perhaps even after the outdoor season ends.

          1.) What kind of vegetables can be grown indoors?

          2.) How deep of soil should I have to grow veggies?

          3.) Do I need fancy gardening lights, or is sunlight through the window enough?

          4.) If I do need fancy lights, would the cost of the lights and the electricity come out to a lot more than buying veggies from the store?

          5.) How much light do plants need in a day.

          6.) If I keep them in my porch instead of in a heated room, could they die when it is cold?
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          Seeds I have so far: bell peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, onions, scallions, broccoli, spinach, yellow squash, carrots, cucumber, brussels sprouts, banana peppers…

          Thanks for answering any of these you may know.

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          Help with managing my vegetable garden?

          Sunday, November 7th, 2010

          I have a very nice and fruitful vegetable garden. It is growing so well that it is getting out of control. I was wondering if you can trim your vegetable garden without hurting the vegetables. Such as trimming the long leaves that don’t have anything flowering from them. We would like to be able to reach our vegtables without stepping on the other ones in there. Right now we have growing in there is: watermelon, pumpkins, green & yellow squash, tomatoes ( big beef & cherry), turnips, radishes.

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