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Plantidote of the Day 2013-02-22

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For those of you who are still digging out from winter, a garden full of flowers or vegetables might seem like a distant dream. But let's talk about it anyway -- it's good to dream. To get started, here are some suggestions on which varieties of typical garden veggies grow and taste best. Maybe you have other thoughts or experiences with some of these. If so, we want to know, so please leave a comment. Then we can all synchronize our gardens and exchange ideas occasionally throughout the spring and summer. It'll be fun. Trust me!


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Submitted by insanelysane on

That is a nice round-up of vegies to grow. I have grown them all except that tomato Paul Robeson. The Waltham Butternut squash was a really excellent one with very good yield and I have 3 left from last fall's harvest that are still solid and good. I will cook them in the next couple weeks. I use this squash instead of pumpkin in pies and soups and in breads as it is very smooth textured and sweet.
I already have my tomatoes, peppers and basil sprouted and growing in my hot house. We plant out the summer stuff in mid to late April here in N. I start those seeds first week in Feb. I can't wait for my first tomato.