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Newbie gardener here, curious as to what you guys are up to

Posted by TheKitchenette 7a Central VA (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 14, 12 at 13:46

Just discovered the VA gardening forum. I had no idea there were regional forums! I'm new to vegetable gardening, my first transplants went in this past March (broccoli, cauliflower, collards, mustard, spinach, arugula, and kale - only the collards and mustard really flourished). I planted a variety of snap and shelling beans from seed, and I've got 10 tomato plants, 3 pepper plants, 2 eggplants, 3 squash and 1 cucumber planted. So far, I haven't killed anything (that I can tell) so I'm counting that as my greatest victory, until I harvest my first tomato or bean, of course.

Just curious if anyone else is growing veg in VA and what you guys are up to...

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RE: Newbie gardener here, curious as to what you guys are up to

Yes, there are many people growing veggies in central VA. I don't have as extensive a garden this year as I have in most years past, but I MUST have some vegetables growing every summer. This year the garden consists of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, and cantaloupes. Usually there is corn and at least a couple of kinds of beans and several squash varieties along with eggplants, kale, and okra.

For a newbie, you are ambitious! Good luck with your garden!


RE: Newbie gardener here, curious as to what you guys are up to

Welcome, TheKitchenette!

Lots of gardeners in VA, and lots of veggie gardeners too. I'm in Newport News, southeastern Virginia. Tomatoes, peppers, garlic, cucumbers, basil and other herbs, figs, raspberries, pomegranates, etc.

Here's a link to my blog if you are interested in what other Virginia gardeners are doing:

Happy growing!

Here is a link that might be useful: .09 Acres

RE: Newbie gardener here, curious as to what you guys are up to

Aloha wanabee enslaved to the veggies. Yes we are alive and kickin in Va. I live and love in SW Va. (Snowflake) an am ensnared by a couple of veggie gardens, flowers out the Ying Yang, fruit and nut trees, brambles, and have only just discovered this site. Tickeled to read that you are interested in the wonders of of the few places where you get back what you are willing to put into it. (mostly:) Keep us posted.

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