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I have a 24 X 50 garden and a 20 X 24 garden.
I also have a bad back, and trying to weed a garden in the ground is no longer possible. Since we had access to an unlimited supply of shipping crates. We drilled lots of small drainage holes in the bottom, lined the inside of the crates with plastic drop clothes from the dollar store and filled with dirt and lots of composted horse manure. I planted 20 crates with tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, crookneck squash, zucchini, spagehitti squash, red onions, white onions, egg plant, turnips, carrots, beets okra and starwberries. This is the best garden I have ever had since moving to the arid desert of Arizona. The spring/summer garden is almost done. In September I will be planting the fall winter garden of tomatoes, peas, cabbage, squashes, carrots, brocolli, chard, kohlrabi and whatever else we think we can use.
I have 11 different vege garden beds. The smallest is about 10 x 10 and the largest about 12 x 30. We grow all sorts of veges and freeze them all. We have brussel sprouts, acorn squash, pink banana squash, zucchini, snap beans, blackeyed peas, black beans, rutabaga, bell peppers and banana peppers, kidney bean, carrots, beets, radishes, okra, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, onions and an herb garden of oregano, basil, sage, thyme and parsley.
It's a lot of work planting everything and a lot of work keeping it up but I love to be outdoors and it's truly my passion so I feel every ache and pain is well worth it when it's 30 below with a 50 below windchill in Winter and I'm eating my veges!!!
I live in an apartment and joined a community garden to grow veggies. I have an enclosed raised bed that's 4 ft x 8 ft. I has s few tomato plants, cucumbers, peppers, pole beans, Zucchini, yellow squash and broccoli. Everyting that can go up is on tomato cages or a bamboo teepee to save room and get more light. My other bed is 5 x 12 and has various squash and bean in it.
Last year my son and I built two 5'x10' boxes in which to grow a few vegetables. (Tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini, crooked neck squash, and cucumbers).
This year I added to that with another 5'x20' tilled area where I have planted crooked necked, zucchini, and straight neck squash. In one 5x10 box are tomatoes and bell peppers, in the second box are cucumbers, egg plant, and cantaloupes.
We live out in the country yet not too far from the interstate and while driving one day I saw three semi-truck tires laying along side the road. After passing these tires for a couple of months I decided to re-purpose them and took them home to use in the garden. I now have three semi tires planted with pole beans and two large tractor tires with corn planted in them.
I have an old satellite dish that I am considering planting as soon as I make the decision as to what I would like to plant!
My vegetable garden is about 70'x70'. This does not include a 25'X20' strawberry patch plus rhubarb. Use raised beds and trickle irrigation. I usually plant 100-150 tomato plants, many are for sauce plus I feed relatives and neighbors. Other plants: potatoes, cabbage (red and savoy), squash - acorn, blue hubbard, butternut, zucchini, yellow, eggplant, kohlrabi, beets, Swiss chard, bush beans, pole beans, onions, scallions, basil, parsley, large and decorative pumpkins, radishes, lettuce - many types, cucumbers including pickling, leeks, parsnips, peppers (sweet and hot), broccoli and sugar snap peas. I start early in the Spring and go into the Fall with succession plantings. Garden is fenced to keep out the critters. Gave up on corn due to the raccoons plus there are many pro corn growers all around me. Can't wait to get started each year. Gardening is fun!
I have 6 10x10x1 raised beds and 6 2x10x1 raised beds for the veggies ^^
Tomatoes are fruits, not vegetables.
Or do you know something I don't know about them???
I have already harvested most of my garden. I planted garlic, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, 4 types of squash, green beans, corn, mustard greens, cukes, watermelon, cantaloupe and okra :smile:
It has really been fun
My garden is about 30 x 50
We went strait from winter to summer with no spring type weather so the only cool weather crops were cilantro and basil. Normally I plant lettuces and radishes.
My strawberries and asparagus grow back every year...
I planted (and am already harvesting) tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, onions, garlic, cantaloupe and watermelons.
AND if I get my corn before the raccoons, I have four rows planted.
This is my second year with a small 9x9 garden--and it produces a lot! I just gave away 10 heads of lettuce. This year, I may try a second planting later in the summer. Both years have been very successful which I attribute to the soil--lots of compost. Plus, it's a raised bed.
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