Are you Planting a Vegetable Garden this Year?

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    We usually plant tomatoes and basil... My husband had someone build 2 large raised garden boxes for me so I am going to go crazy and plant many types of vegetables , raspberries and strawberry's this year.

    I hope to freeze this year..Canning seems too hard and I am concerned about bacteria getting in..

    Let's take pictures of our gardens, and what we do with our vegetables..
    Any good ideas out there?
     
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    I live in Fla. I am already picking tomatoes. The red peppers aren't ready yet. As far as strawberries we have to plant them in November to harvest in the spring. Nothing better than hand raised vegetables. Did you know that tomatoes require calcium? Mine had funny brown spots, so I researched and it is from calcium deficiency. Save your egg shells and you can also buy calcium in a spray! Fixes that problem.
     
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    Egg shells, how interesting. Is it only tomatoes or would egg shells be good for the whole garden? Thank you..

    I make and freeze a huge pot of spaghetti sauce, add all kinds vegetables and us the braun hand mixer to blend them all in..
    I have done that since my boys were babies to hide the vegetables..and it worked.

    Is it too hot to plant during the summer in Florida?

    Take a picture if you want..
     
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    we are just getting lettuce spinach and carrots....planting corn and the rest...i prefer to can than to freeze.....cans you just open and toss in pan....except for freezer jams...

    one of our asparagus beds is aging out....we need to replant it or plant new crowns in between the old ones and hope the old ones hold out till the news one begin to sprout
     
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    My tomatoes ate in pots out by the pool. I will get a picture next time I go out.
     
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    coffee grounds and shredded banana peels are also good for gardens
     
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    I just bought 2 basil plants to replace the one I killed and the one I am in the process of killing. My son just planted 2 blue berry plants I'm pretty sure I will somehow manage to kill those too.
     
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    Your blueberries need to be of different varieties. If you planted two of the same, you need to find a third from a different variety.
     
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    Why? ---he wants to know.
     
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    They mate. lol I found that out after planting 2 of the same kind of blueberry bush. No blueberries. I was bummed.
     
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