Are you plantingany veggies?

cynthianovakJune 2, 2012

I have a large area in a raised bed garden. It's available now since the taters are dug and the cool herbs and greens are too.

I thought about winter squash or gourds, but the thought of all those heavy vines trumped the excitement.

MAybe there is a variety that isn't too big and is easy to grow.

I also thought about planting lots of zinnias.

There is only so much basil one woman can get excited about, but maybe I'll do some more exotic ones...any suggestions?

Thanks all


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Malabar spinach and okra. (plus the basil!)

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 11:36AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I saw a commercial garden in East Austin planting arugala in June during last years heat and they planned on harvesting as baby-greens. They would harvest them before they bolted. My arugala that I planted late is still going but showing signs of bolting. I am thinking of planting another crop.

How about southern peas. I like eating them like string beans. Or sweat potatoes.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 12:54PM
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Eggplant! I picked up 3 of the asian kind at walmart a few weeks ago, and we're ready to harvest some now.

I winter sowed swiss chard and we're still harvesting, I use it as a salad green mixed with purchased romaine and purple cabbage. Have several parsley plants in the flower beds too. I'm seriously thinking of starting some red swiss chard to see if it can survive the summer or not.

Of course I have a few tomato plants that I'll keep alive through the summer for a late fall harvest, and the usual basil plants too.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 1:50PM
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tx_ag_95(7/8 Lewisville)

I'm about to plant okra and black-eyed peas. They actually LIKE the heat! But, to have enough produce to do anything with, you need to plant a number of plants. At least, that's been my experience.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 5:09PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I am pulling out my green beans and planting black-eyed peas as well. Everything else is still producing.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 10:31PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

My vining yardlong are just starting to produce now. They are slow getting started but then they kick into gear with the heat. I am going to be planting cow peas.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 10:45PM
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My arugula planted last fall is covered with seed pods. I love it so I will definitely save some seeds and get some volunteers.

I have some chard and spinach that I neglected. I'll try to cut them way back and see if they will produce in the heat. I didn't know they could.

Now to pick up a couple of pkts of exotic basil if I can find them. Can't have too much pesto in the freezer.....right?


    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 11:05PM
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