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My garden will consist of a few pots out on my balcony, so I plan on having tomatoes, perhaps some snow peas, and green beans. A pot of strawberries, as well.
 

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I'll probably plant the same as last year with a few new things. Lettuce, carrots, watermelon, several varieties of tomatoes, snap peas, chard, and green beans.
 

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I have too many things I want to plant! I'm planning several gardens this year, and if I'm lucky, they won't all die:<br><br><br><br>
- Medicinal herbs<br><br>
- Culinary herbs<br><br>
- Edible flowers & salad greens<br><br>
- Main vegetable garden w/sweet corn, green beans, dry beans, peas, broccoli, collards, spinach, summer squash, winter squash, melons, tomatoes, eggplants, okra,sweet peppers, cucumbers, sunflowers, various grains, lots of annual flowers, and many things I've forgotten. This garden will be roughly modeled on French decorative vegetable gardens, and includes dwarf fruit trees and a new hedge of bush fruits, herbs, and perennial flowers along two sides.<br><br><br><br>
Last year was such a severe drought year not many of my smaller plants survived, so I only have a few things to move around, so it's a good time to start over my medicinal plant garden. We're supposed to have a cool, wet spring, so maybe things can get a decent start. I'm also digging out more rocks and adding extra compost.<br><br><br><br>
The permaculture garden I started last year will be added to as I have time and energy, mostly I'll be growing wildflowers there this year.
 

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Ludi - melon is a great idea, thanks! I was trying to think of some new things. Are there certain ones that grow better than others?
 

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What grows well depends so much on your climate. I buy most of my seeds from catalogs, the good ones will give details about the conditions the varieties prefer. In my case, I tend to look for things which don't mind it hot and dry. Though recently, I've been looking into early or northern varieties to try to get a crop before it gets too hot.<br><br><br><br>
Here are some of my favorite seed companies:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.superseeds.com/" target="_blank">http://www.superseeds.com/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/" target="_blank">http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.territorial-seed.com/" target="_blank">http://www.territorial-seed.com/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/" target="_blank">http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nativeseeds.org/" target="_blank">http://www.nativeseeds.org/</a>
 

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What grows well depends so much on your climate. I buy most of my seeds from catalogs, the good ones will give details about the conditions the varieties prefer. In my case, I tend to look for things which don't mind it hot and dry. Though recently, I've been looking into early or northern varieties to try to get a crop before it gets too hot.<br><br><br><br>
Here are some of my favorite seed companies:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.superseeds.com/" target="_blank">http://www.superseeds.com/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/" target="_blank">http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.territorial-seed.com/" target="_blank">http://www.territorial-seed.com/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/" target="_blank">http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nativeseeds.org/" target="_blank">http://www.nativeseeds.org/</a>
 

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We have a small garden but every year we grow:<br><br><br><br>
-tomatoes<br><br>
-cucumbers<br><br>
-green beans<br><br>
-radishes<br><br>
-bell peppers<br><br>
-strawberries<br><br>
-raspberries<br><br>
-blackberries<br><br>
-golden raspberries<br><br>
-black raspberries<br><br><br><br>
We used to have an apple tree but it wasn't doing well so we had to chop it down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
My family in Michigan have ENORMOUS gardens! Peas, beans, melon, berries of all kinds, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, squash, corn, etc. *jealous*
 

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I am really excited because for years I had a huge garden and we moved into a house temporarily (long story, but anyway) and only had a small one (just tomatoes, herbs, and green peppers!). Now I have an even larger area that in the first house, so I am trying to open my mind! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> This is great.
 

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Dirt....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Sorry, I couldn't resist. Truth is, I'm jealous because I lack the ambition and commitment to have any kind of garden! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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