Whats your favourite vegetable?

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  1. marlingardener

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    Theresa, green beans are 'way easier than flowers! Are you buying "haircots verts" at the store, or just regular green beans and french cutting them?
    Don't wait to "learn flowers". After 40 years of growing, I'm still learning. Jump right in, get some green bean seeds and have a go at it!:fingerscrossed:
     
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  2. Theresa1984

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    Marlinggardener, I am planting regular Garden Beans from the store. I don't know how to french cut but I will learn. I planted my Larkspur and Impatien seeds today and I planted Cherry Tomato seeds as well, all indoors for now. I'm learning now and I'm eager to plant moon flowers and morning glories in the Spring and I hear Green Beans are a warm weather plant so I don't plan to plant them until summer, I'll be planting them directly outdoors since it said on the package its better to plant outdoors. :)
     
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    Yes, beans are a warm weather plant. In St. Louis area you should be able to plant in May, and succession plant until mid-June. When a seed packet says "warm weather" for planting, it actually means soil temperature.
    French cutting is easy. Cut a raw bean lengthwise, then cut the two strips across on the diagonal. How long the eventual French cut beans are depends on the bean length, and your personal preference.
     
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    Thanks marlingardener! :)
     



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  5. Jasmine

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    Cucumbers. They are easy to grow outside the garden and they just need to be regularly watered and fed with a liquid fertiliser.
     
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    Jasmine, why liquid fertilizer ?
    I have the pickling type cucumbers growing out of a bag of Garden soil.
    We cut two square openings near the ends, tucked the flaps under to
    leave growing room. The plants are about 5 and a half to 6 feet tall and
    putting out lovely cukes. They require watering twice a day.
    We also planted others in a big container and two more in the garden ground.
    I hope to make Dill pickles soon.
     
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    Carrots! They are super tasty pulled direct from the garden. Grandkids love them and it is always a treat for them to get to pull their own.
     
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    Island, I agree about carrots and grand kids. My oldest is now 26. When he was a toddler, he spent time with me and I introduced him to fresh carrots by allowing him to pull, wash and eat them. I told his dad, my son, that I wanted the child to know where food comes from. My son's reply, "He thinks it comes from McDonald's.":)
     
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    For me it has to be tomato. The difference of the store bought vs home grown is amazing. I also love garden fresh carrots and cucumbers. I remember when I was young I was always complaining to my father why cucumbers are not red, so that we can spot them easier
     
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    Always has been and always will be, the tomato.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Brussel sprouts...are my all time favorite.....done anyway, even pickled....
     
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    Asparagus are by far my favourite vegetable, perfect on the Barbee and then seasoned with a drizzle of olive oil.
     
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    Fresh peas. I'll even eat a bowl of them for a snack.
     
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    Spinach or chard.
     
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    Still tomatoes. Always has been.
     
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