Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers - Recommendations Welcome!

Vegtables, Herbs and Flowers to Grow
Type How to Plant/Grow Misc. Information
Squash Start from seed  
Beans Start from seed  
Radishes Start from seed - Quick Maturing Process - 30 days  
Spinach and Leafy Greens Start from seed  
Peppers (any kind) Transplant - longer maturing process  
Tomatoes Transplant - heirloom & non-GMO  
Potatoes Cut a potato in four and plant in ground barrel planting & growing - look tip online how to plant potatoes in diff ways // youtube
Carrots Start from seed  
Beets Start from seed  
Melons Start from seed  
Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Chives Transplant & Water very early in am or very late  
Sunflowers Start from seed  


  1. I think you have everything covered as to what most people will eat. I do wonder if you want to plant spinach and lettuce from seed versus transplanting. Reason I say this is that as soon as the temps get warmer they will begin to bolt. Since it takes a longer time for seeds versus transplanting you will get a quicker harvest if you transplant.

    Also, I would look for heirloom tomatoes that do well in your area since most heirlooms are not bred for disease/pest resistance

    Lastly, I would recommend talking with your local Cooperative Extension Office and talk to one of the Master Gardeners if you haven't already. They will be able to assist you in your journey.

  2. This is great! Thank you for all of this information!

    We definitely intend on planting spinach and lettuce from seed and numerous other items that you mentioned. You are clearly a great wealth of information! I apologize that some of the things I wrote weren't written clearly in my sloppy table.

    Thank you in advance to everyone who can supply feedback to us!
    Karin & Cassie

  3. Not a problem.

    After I read what it was you were trying to do for your community I decided to follow both of yours adventure. Gardening is something I enjoy immensely and us gardeners love to help others get started on the right foot.