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What are you growing… now?

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Dyal_SC
Dyal_SC Posts: 6,117
Okra among other veggies. Let’s see how many others of you enjoy gardening. 

And please, don’t go and get yourself in trouble with the authorities here. 😆 


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  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,921
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    strawberries should be coming in a week or two. the blueberry high bush row should start producing in about a month, i think theres 7 varieties now. the rest is just normal stuff except for the hot peppers up here, ghost, scorpion, thai, and jalepinos. paste tomatoes, supersweet 100's, rosemary thyme oregano basil and a bed of chives, some russian garlic and horseradish coming up and a mint bed and a small cranberry bog. i still have yet to put the potatoes in my tire pile, that should have been in a month ago. im not sure if okra grows up here, we have the local fiddlehead instead to forage
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Gulfcoastguy
    Gulfcoastguy Posts: 6,394
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    Blueberries until Dads house and land sells. Pears at the rental house that is up for sale. Pomegranates possibly if they rebloom, a heavy rain storm knocked all of the blooms off.
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,921
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    Blueberries until Dads house and land sells. Pears at the rental house that is up for sale. Pomegranates possibly if they rebloom, a heavy rain storm knocked all of the blooms off.

    at the house i also have apples, bing cherries, and japanese pears. firm believer in plant it once and forget about it til the food is ripe year after year.
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Gulfcoastguy
    Gulfcoastguy Posts: 6,394
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    Blueberries until Dads house and land sells. Pears at the rental house that is up for sale. Pomegranates possibly if they rebloom, a heavy rain storm knocked all of the blooms off.

    at the house i also have apples, bing cherries, and japanese pears. firm believer in plant it once and forget about it til the food is ripe year after year.
    A bit jealous about those Bing cherries. It’s too cold for cherries. We can grow a couple of types if substandard apples but it really isn’t worth it. Are you talking about Asian Pears? A cross between apples and pears?
  • Gulfcoastguy
    Gulfcoastguy Posts: 6,394
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    Correction it’s too hot for cherries here, not cold enough. Of course we can grow figs.
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,677
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    Correction it’s too hot for cherries here, not cold enough. Of course we can grow figs.
    It's very difficult to stuff a cherry with blue cheese, wrap in bacon and grill.

    Do people hate figs down there?
    Not a felon
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,921
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    Correction it’s too hot for cherries here, not cold enough. Of course we can grow figs.

    its a hosui asian pear, i have a fig as well but keep it indoors. about 2 doz figs is a huge harvest here. recently lost a keifer tree, its too cold here indoors but great to have just for the leaves.....might put one at the camp where its less drafty. found an avocado in the compost pile a few years ago, getting big but doubt i ever get an avocado from it
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Gulfcoastguy
    Gulfcoastguy Posts: 6,394
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    Actually figs grow like weeds down here. Most people make preserves out of them with sugar and lemon, we even use the preserves to make a cake or with biscuits and cream. They are very productive in our climate if you can beat the birds to them. Unfortunately diabetes runs in the family and 2 figs is the allowed serving size. 
  • rekameohs
    rekameohs Posts: 264
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    Dyal_SC said:
    Okra among other veggies.


    Sad to see how many pass on okra because of the "slime" factor.  Many ways to cook it without any - fried being the obvious.    Brush whole pods with a little oil, some S&P, and it is great on the grill.   Secret is to not let them get too big, or they will be like chewing on straw.
    Raleigh, NC
  • GrateEggspectations
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    Unfortunately, my New Guinea Impatiens, which were very pricey, are dying. Not sure what the issue is, but I understand they may like some sun, and I have them in complete shade. May also have planted them too close to one another and overwatered them at the outset. Pretty sure I’ll need to replace most of them. 

    In happier news, my potted hibiscus, which I took outside a little bit too early, seems to be making a full recovery after spending a few weeks in critical condition following a cold snap. 


  • Gulfcoastguy
    Gulfcoastguy Posts: 6,394
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    Unfortunately, my New Guinea Impatiens, which were very pricey, are dying. Not sure what the issue is, but I understand they may like some sun, and I have them in complete shade. May also have planted them too close to one another and overwatered them at the outset. Pretty sure I’ll need to replace most of them. 

    In happier news, my potted hibiscus, which I took outside a little bit too early, seems to be making a full recovery after spending a few weeks in critical condition following a cold snap. 


    As a side note , hibiscus is closely related to okra. Okra loves hot sun and humidity. 
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,921
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    Unfortunately, my New Guinea Impatiens, which were very pricey, are dying. Not sure what the issue is, but I understand they may like some sun, and I have them in complete shade. May also have planted them too close to one another and overwatered them at the outset. Pretty sure I’ll need to replace most of them. 

    In happier news, my potted hibiscus, which I took outside a little bit too early, seems to be making a full recovery after spending a few weeks in critical condition following a cold snap. 



    picked up a hibiscus this year with 4 braided trunks for what seemed like really cheap money at the local supermarket. what temps was the cold snap to watch out for in the fall and spring. probably pot it this weekend depending on rain
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • johnmitchell
    johnmitchell Posts: 6,638
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    Cherokee purple tomatoes two plants growing in a large container 
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • dbCooper
    dbCooper Posts: 2,151
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    Habs, Japs and Serrano peppers.  Heirloom beefsteak and San Marzano tomatoes.  Dill, mint, basal, catnip.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • ColtsFan
    ColtsFan Posts: 6,392
    edited June 4
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    Cherokee purples, beef steak tomatoes, jalapeño, bell, cowhorn peppers, straightneck, spaghetti squash, zucchini, cucumber, red cabbage, watermelon, potatoes ….and herbs
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, PK Original, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • Dyal_SC
    Dyal_SC Posts: 6,117
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    All in all, we got grape tomatoes, squash, zucchini, okra, cucumbers, bell peppers (forget the colors, and they haven’t come in yet).  Then our established trees/shrubs of peaches, pears, blueberries and blackberries. Those are the edible plants.  We just let the deer have at the peaches and pears.  Deer repellent spray for the veggies. Will have to share some pics tonight, bc who doesn’t like pics? 

    Glad to see I’m not the only one who enjoys the gardening stuff. Trying to get a greener thumb each year. The variety y’all have shared sounds nice!
  • Dobie
    Dobie Posts: 3,397
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    Habaneros, Carolina reapers, BBQ rosemary and a couple alvocado starters for the distant future. 
    Jacksonville FL
  • Campbell2N
    Campbell2N Posts: 57
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    Hungarian and poblano peppers each pot with cilantro. Honeynut squash going in with green beans later this summer in the small planter I have. I haven’t grown anything before so this should be fun. 
  • GrateEggspectations
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    Unfortunately, my New Guinea Impatiens, which were very pricey, are dying. Not sure what the issue is, but I understand they may like some sun, and I have them in complete shade. May also have planted them too close to one another and overwatered them at the outset. Pretty sure I’ll need to replace most of them. 

    In happier news, my potted hibiscus, which I took outside a little bit too early, seems to be making a full recovery after spending a few weeks in critical condition following a cold snap. 



    picked up a hibiscus this year with 4 braided trunks for what seemed like really cheap money at the local supermarket. what temps was the cold snap to watch out for in the fall and spring. probably pot it this weekend depending on rain
    After the cold hit, all the leaves went white and started to fall. Was almost nothing left of the plant. Apparently, it shouldn’t be taken outside until temps are consistently at least about 10C (50F) overnight. My error was taking it out when it was about 3C overnight. 

    @Gulfcoastguy

    Yep. Does amazingly well with full sun and copious waterings throughout the summer. The flowers are gorgeous. 
  • Dobie
    Dobie Posts: 3,397
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    Love it ^^^^
    Jacksonville FL
  • Dyal_SC
    Dyal_SC Posts: 6,117
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    Hungarian and poblano peppers each pot with cilantro. Honeynut squash going in with green beans later this summer in the small planter I have. I haven’t grown anything before so this should be fun. 
    Pup is doing a fantastic job with its post orders. 
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,921
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    Unfortunately, my New Guinea Impatiens, which were very pricey, are dying. Not sure what the issue is, but I understand they may like some sun, and I have them in complete shade. May also have planted them too close to one another and overwatered them at the outset. Pretty sure I’ll need to replace most of them. 

    In happier news, my potted hibiscus, which I took outside a little bit too early, seems to be making a full recovery after spending a few weeks in critical condition following a cold snap. 



    picked up a hibiscus this year with 4 braided trunks for what seemed like really cheap money at the local supermarket. what temps was the cold snap to watch out for in the fall and spring. probably pot it this weekend depending on rain
    After the cold hit, all the leaves went white and started to fall. Was almost nothing left of the plant. Apparently, it shouldn’t be taken outside until temps are consistently at least about 10C (50F) overnight. My error was taking it out when it was about 3C overnight. 

    @Gulfcoastguy

    Yep. Does amazingly well with full sun and copious waterings throughout the summer. The flowers are gorgeous. 
    Unfortunately, my New Guinea Impatiens, which were very pricey, are dying. Not sure what the issue is, but I understand they may like some sun, and I have them in complete shade. May also have planted them too close to one another and overwatered them at the outset. Pretty sure I’ll need to replace most of them. 

    In happier news, my potted hibiscus, which I took outside a little bit too early, seems to be making a full recovery after spending a few weeks in critical condition following a cold snap. 



    picked up a hibiscus this year with 4 braided trunks for what seemed like really cheap money at the local supermarket. what temps was the cold snap to watch out for in the fall and spring. probably pot it this weekend depending on rain
    After the cold hit, all the leaves went white and started to fall. Was almost nothing left of the plant. Apparently, it shouldn’t be taken outside until temps are consistently at least about 10C (50F) overnight. My error was taking it out when it was about 3C overnight. 

    @Gulfcoastguy

    Yep. Does amazingly well with full sun and copious waterings throughout the summer. The flowers are gorgeous. 
    Will see how it goes, been mid 50s the last few weeks at night and it's flowering well, just loaded with buds. I keep the house and camp set at 54f in the winter so that may be the test. 27.99 dollars seemed like a steal. Worth seeing what happens thru the winter. Hummingbirds are all over it ...
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • fishlessman
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    Anyone tried hemlock......supposed to be good as tea, soup, and on lamb
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,380
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    Anyone tried hemlock......supposed to be good as tea, soup, and on lamb
    Socrates begs to differ.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • DoubleEgger
    DoubleEgger Posts: 17,302
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    Hungarian and poblano peppers each pot with cilantro. Honeynut squash going in with green beans later this summer in the small planter I have. I haven’t grown anything before so this should be fun. 
    That is a good looking GSP. Love the ticking. 
  • Dyal_SC
    Dyal_SC Posts: 6,117
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    Beautiful morning after a heavy rain yesterday. 

  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,921
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    HeavyG said:
    Anyone tried hemlock......supposed to be good as tea, soup, and on lamb
    Socrates begs to differ.

    they say its here but its something ive never seen. the edible trees are everywhere though and its new growth season. its pretty rare up here to get killed by anything in nature unless you crash your car into a moose...........
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • fishlessman
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    seem to have dandelion salad in a raised bed down pat


    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • FrostyEgg
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    This year we're doing 5 different tomato varieties, sweet mini peppers, jalapenos, poblanos, snap peas, lettuce, and a bunch of herbs. I have 2 habanero plants in individual pots that are doing well so far. Shorter growing season up here, so we won't have anything to show for it for awhile yet.