What are you growing this year?

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My herbs did really well last year. My tomatoes and peppers, not so much.

This year, I'm planting a lot more herbs. I think I have 14 different types. I'm trying tomatoes again in a different part of the yard that gets better sun. I'm also adding a yellow tomato that did really well at local farms last year. Two jalapeño plants and one red pepper plant. I still haven't decided if I'm going to do some onions and some greens yet. There's a lot more I'd plant if I could get my wife to eat it.
 
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I have lettuce, carrots, snow peas, green beans, lemon cucumbers & beets in the green house along with my herbs, rosemary, sage, lemon thyme, oregano, parsley & garlic chives.
The rhubarb is going crazy outside along with the raspberries.

Planted seed potatoes last week and have squash, cucumbers and tomatoes sprouting in the seed trays, also found some San Marzano seeds today and got them started.
The greenhouse got up to 90 yesterday so things should really grow good this year.
I need to build a couple of planter boxes in the greenhouse and try some melons this year. First year with a real greenhouse and want to try to grow more stuff than I have room for!
 
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SIGH!!!!!

My garden is still under 2 feet of snow.

Seriously?

1-3 inches of snow tonight and it's April 15th?????
 
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The tomatoes and peppers I planted took a beating last night with the freeze we got. I'm hoping they'll spring back.
 
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Not much since last year our garden was a flop due to excessive rains. Now we're planning on doing container-scaping on the deck, but mostly herbs, and tomatoes.

I love the idea of gardening, but I'm so afraid of toads that once they start coming out I can't harvest what I grow for fear i'll run into them hiding in the bush waiting to jump on my neck.
 
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Watching it snow.... what garden? Plans this year are sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, peas, green beans, radishes, cucumbers, herbs, scallions, beets, potatoes...
 
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I've got Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Spinich and Lettuce outside.

Planted Beets Carrots and Radishes but they haven't popped up yet.

Inside I've got Tomatoes, Cabbage, Squash , Zucchini  and my Hot peppers started. Also my herbs. Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, Basils, Tarragon, Chives and Cumin.

Snails devastated my garden last year. My Cabbage looked like lace and the ##@ !!***&&&^'s ate the Squash flowers as they bloomed. Anyone have a way to keep those little poops away?

I've got 2 kitties so the poisons won't cut it and if it washes away with the rain it hasn't helped in the past.

I'm going to try the beer thing but I've got a feeling I'm just going to have a bunch of snails who are having a party and great time as they eat my crops. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crying.gif
 
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I don't know about snails, but I'm putting up bird houses to see if I can keep the caterpillars and aphids off the tomatoes this year Might work for snails too. I also painted them bright colors to see if it helps attract bees.
 
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Birds will help with the caterpillars but I think you need ladybugs for the aphids.  

Bees are a good thing but too many can be a pain to have around.

Best of luck with your garden this year. Each new season brings on it's own set of issues to be addressed. It's a live and learn kind of thing. Guess that's why I attempt it every year. Ma Nature and me have to fight it out. She has her rules and I have my requests of her. She always wins. Guess I need to ask Father Time about that. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

I've heard copper keeps snails away but I haven't found a way to surround my garden with it that is affordable. Let's hope getting the little SOB's drunk works. And I know many of you could give me a wonderful recipe for them but it's just not in me to eat the little slime balls. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif  
 
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Copper can kill plants, they used to kill trees by driving copper nails in all the way around the bottom. Now you can get a powder form to pour around unwanted trees to kill them, also used to keep roots out of sewer lines
 
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Well - as long as the winter seemed to last it sure left amazingly fast.

I'm not quite ready to plant anything ... frost is still in the ground... but at least I can see the soil!

Going to get some onion bulbs and spinach seeds, swiss chard and kale on Saturday.  Might be a bit early but as soon as the frost is out of the soil they'll be going in.  

Maybe another week or so if temps hold up.
 
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I've heard copper keeps snails away but I haven't found a way to surround my garden with it that is affordable. Let's hope getting the little SOB's drunk works. And I know many of you could give me a wonderful recipe for them but it's just not in me to eat the little slime balls. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif  
Copper is an excellent defense against snails and slugs. They simply don't like to touch it.

I use copper window screen. A ring of copper screen pressed into the soil around the plant. If you can get enough copper screen it would be worth putting a barrier around an entire raised bed.

I replenished my supply from a local perpetual barn sale. I found a few screens in their junk pile that had rotted sashes. I don't think they realized they were copper screens so I got them for next to nothing. Threw them in with an old bent up dirt fork that I gave the $2.00 for because It had the handle I needed for my trusty old dirt fork. 
 
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We use the beer every year. It takes about a couple cases of cheep( swedish cheep) beer to cover our perimiter to keep them out. I cut the top off a bury the can into the ground level at the top. We have a bit over 1000 sq meters and i plant the cans every couple meters or so, except for the driveway but they arent a fan of sliming along on gravel. Now if I could just find a way to keep the deer and moose out.
 
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[thread="74918"]So What Are You Growing This Year  [/thread]
my ti leaf plants didn't make it.../img/vbsmilies/smilies/crying.gif
 
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My garden this year will have:

Peas

Spinach

Carrots

Onions

Bell Peppers

Hot Peppers (several varieties)

Tomatoes

Lettuce

Kale

Green Beans

Cucumbers

Acorn winter squash

and more that just isn't coming to mind.

@Lagom  I've tried the beer method but thought, if the slugs liked it so much maybe I was just attracting them to the garden. 
 
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I am a little lucky in that  my new workplace comes with 5 hectares ( about 15 acres) of gardens and orchards. and 10 hectares of  grape vines for wine

 No one has lived here for 10 years, so its all a bit run down, but  so far we have discovered:

 wild artichokes

wild onions

 Wild berries of all sorts

 wild asparagus

 wild arugula/Rocket

 wild thyme

wild lavender

wild rosemary

wild chamomile

40 apple trees of at least four varieties

 20 damsom plum trees

20 victoria plum trees

 10 or so fuji apple/pear trees

10 or so pear trees

 a dozen peach trees

 a dozen or so kiwi fruit plants

6/7 nectarine trees

at least 30 fig trees fruiting with at least two kinds of figs

a dozen or so cherry trees

We have planted basil . lettuces etc and hoping they come up.

 There is no real winter here, :) it does drop down to  10/12 degrees centigrade ( 45/50 F)  in feb for a week or two.

 gonna be a good year.
 
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Not sure what I will be growing just yet ..... we had a bad cold snap here and it killed both of my potted rosemary bushes and my fig tree so I'm a bit bummed about that ... probably the usual for me, tomatoes, eggplant, bell pepper and a few other odds and ends.
 

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