If you had to choose...

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  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    What 5 top picks would you make regarding a garden if you had only five choices?

    Seems, we have every year squash, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and strawberries.

    Everything else kind of comes and goes.

    So what is your top 5?
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    sweet corn
    okera
    tomatoes
    cucumbers
    cantalope
    tators
    onions
    watermalon

    you can't limit the garden to just 5 things or maybe I just can't count. How about just a half of a row does that count for half of a choice??

    G3
     

  3. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Anahiem Green chili
    Zucchini
    Squash
    Tomatoes
    Cucumbers
    Peas

    My wife is the one with the green thumb but those are the ones always there...
     
  4. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Broccoli
    Tomatoes
    Squash
    Peas
    Swiss Chard

    Hey, that's about all that fits in my garden, anyway!
     
  5. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    My wife is the gardener, and went a little crazy when we enlarged the gardens. But 5 of the standards are:

    Asparagus
    Broccoli
    Leaf lettuce
    Tomatoes
    Green Beans

    She planted okra this year...I think you have to be born and raised in the south to like okra...this yankee hasn't acquired a taste for it.

    Walt
     
  6. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Mead
    Homebrew
    Moonshine
    Blackberry wine
    Bathtub gin
     
  7. SlickMick

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    A man after me own heart

    Mick
     
  8. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Walt,
    how is your wife fixin that okra, I can just about make a meal on it.

    Have her cut it in slices about 1/2" thick roll in meal and then fry it in greased skillet til browned.

    How about an okra pattie, cut into slices 1/2" and then quarter it, add egg, salt and pepper, dice up a red tomato, add flour til thick enough to make a pattie, fry slow in greased skillet.

    G3
     
  9. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Fried okra for a meal, pickled okra for a snack. It just don't get no better.
     
  10. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    I guess I've just got no sense of taste...she's fried it, sliced and sauteed it, put it in ratatouille and had it in gumbo. I liked the gumbo.

    I thought fried would be the way to go, because the first thing I learned in Texas was, "If it can't be fried in bacon grease it ain't worth cook'in, let alone eat'in."

    The neighbors think I'm nuts...they may be right. :)

    Walt
     
  11. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    >>>>The neighbors think I'm nuts...they may be right. <<<<

    well all of us here do play with boxes of bugs :lol: :lol:

    G3
     
  12. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Lettuce
    tomatoes
    swiss chard
    pickling cucumber
    bok choy
    carrots

    (blueberries and raspberries, but those aren't vegetables)