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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2019 05:27 pm
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Does anyone here grow any of their own food? 

I grew up in the city but my parents always grew the usual (Tomatoes, Various melons and a few fruit trees). I have had a small garden the last few years but now that the kids are older they are more interested so I’m going to increase the garden space to about 4’ x 90’ and see what we can do. 

I bought a UV light last year and started seeds in the garage as a trial and have a full set up this year with seeds germinating as I type this. 

My HOA wouldn’t be a fan of chickens so for the time being it’s just going to be vegetables. 



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squash-very easy to grow
tomato, snow peas, string beans, bok choi, ginger, cucumber


previous years- onions ,kambocha, corn, bell peppers, watermelons

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So far this hear I’ve started watermelons, green onions, peas, cherry tomatoes and basil.


I’ll start some larger tomatoes, tomatillos and cantaloupes here in the next week or so.



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I live on 83 acres in Western NC, we’ve grown almost everything over the years..I think the only canned vegetables I’ve ever bought we canned mushrooms lol



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Jo; how much of that land do you grow on? Do you have any tips on jarring? I have a book on it but we haven’t tried it yet.



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We grow veggie's, raise Chickens



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I have a garden in my yard. I grow peppers, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplant.

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I steal tomatoes from my neighbor's garden from the vine that grows over into my yard.

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How hard is it to grow watermelons and how are they?

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They were easy to grow last year and they tasted pretty good.



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Franchise wrote: Jo; how much of that land do you grow on? Do you have any tips on jarring? I have a book on it but we haven’t tried it yet.
Well, I just grow usually about 50 pepper plants (orange/red/yellow and green bell, poblano, jalapeno, etc) my dad is the one that does most of the growing these days. I live down below my parents and my brother and his family live right through the woods, the 83 acres is all family combined land but my dad probably (seriously) grows around 3-4 acres of stuff every year. TOO MUCH to be honest, my mom cans and freezes a ton of it. I help dad with some of it but since I was a kid he's planted okra, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, green beans, peas, greens, onions, peppers, cabbage, potatoes, zucchini, squash...I'm probably forgetting some. My brother plants a ton of pumpkins and there were years we actually grew peanuts too although they're a pain in the ass, cheaper just to buy those lol..
I've never canned ANYTHING, my mom does all the canning but it isn't all that hard, I've helped her when I was a kid, it's just a lot of work..and you better know damned well how to handle a pressure cooker, when I was probably 6 or 7 her pressure cooker exploded while she was doing green beans..nobody was hurt but that was a damned mess..



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Oh yeah, also, we have a 1200 square foot greenhouse that initially was started by my brother in the late 90's to grow flowers and stuff and sell. Eventually he quit that and now mom and dad use it plant seeds for the vegetables they grow later on. Now THAT is something that's a lot of hard work, running a greenhouse, it would be 10000x cheaper and easier for dad to just go to a local greenhouse and buy the young plants to put in the garden but he won't do it..



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We grew some tomatoes, mainly as a project for our oldest son who did a good job of taking care of things once he got the hang of it. We turned things over and got two or three small harvests last spring, summer, and fall. It was nothing big and didn't have any impact on overall grocery costs, but they tasted good.

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