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What to Start in the Greenhouse? 
Feb. 3, 2009 5:25 am 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2009 8:02 am
I decided today that I was going to start veggies in the greenhouse. The soil is already in the starter kits. I already planted 6 types of tomatoes-Atkinson, Roma, Better Boy, Yello, Grape, and Cherry. I made a bu++ load of spaghtti sauce last year and still have enough for the rest of the winter season. I was really hoping of having alot more for salsa and to preserve some.

I was thinking zuchinni, squash, and spaghetti squash. We have cantelope and pumpkin so I might as well start those too.

I just got a whole bunch of jalapenos and would like a surplus of them to make poppers for later this year and next year. I was thinking of growing them along the neighbors fence and any other peppers.

We already have onions and 1 potato (husband planted the potato) growing and herbs so I don't need any of those. We have blueberry plant growing already. Citrus plants/trees already growing (and amazingly thriving.)

What else should I start now? My husband said brussel sprouts, peas, and beans like the cold so I should plant them now but I don't have any of those seeds.

I'm really interested in growing carrots, spinach, cabbage, watermelon, artichokes, and corn too but I don't have any seeds for that plus my garden/yard really isn't going to be big.

For the actual layout of the garden, I was going to do landscaping gardening rather than an actual garden plot. Looking at my house, the right side will have the tomatoes (hopefully 2 of each: Roma, Yellow, Atkinson, Better Boy). On the patio hanging will be 1-2 sets of smaller tomatoes (Cherry and Grape as upside down plants) because they look so interesting.

All the herbs will surround the perimeter of the patio excluding 1 side. This 1 side I really wanted Sugar Snap Peas because it has tall latices and they grew wonderfully last year in the garden.

Close to the ditch, I planted zuchinni (grew good), squash(grew good), spaghetti squash(grew good), cucumbers(did not grow good), watermelon(did not grow good), catelope(did not grow good), and pumpkin(did not grow good) last year. The things that did not grow good were planted very late. Also, someone suggested that lack of water was another factor. Was hoping to do the same and hope for better results, more rain, and more watering.

  1. Big tomatoes on Right side of house.
  2. Small upside down tomatoes on patio. Maybe some experimental Sugar Snap Peas and Beans as upside down plants.
  3. Herbs and Sugar Snap Peas/Beans around perimeter of patio and lattice.
  4. Peppers along neighbor's fence.
  5. Spaghtti squash, yellow squash, and zucchinni along ditch. Cucumbers, watermelon, pumpkin, and cantalope closer to water source/almost in ditch.
  6. Anything leafy: ie spinach, cabbage, lettuce in greenhouse now.

Also, I just want to see corn plants for some odd reason so I might put that close to daughter's log cabin. I really don't want corn (if it grows great then yes my husband would love corn) but I think it would loook so spiffy to have corn around daughter's life size (height) but much smaller (length and width) play house.

What do you think?
Feb. 3, 2009 5:33 am
I wish I had a greenhouse. How big is yours?
Feb. 3, 2009 5:39 am
6X8 feet. Its really great. I got it from Sam's Club (previous fall) for about $800.00. I highly recommend it. Its like having an addition to the house and extra place to relax when cooped up during winter.
Feb. 3, 2009 6:03 am
Spinach and lettuces along with radishes and beets are the first things to plant in a garden. By the time you have harvested those, other plants that need warmed up soil will be ready to plant. How about some edible flowers? How about borage? This is a good time of year to go through herb and vegetable catalogs!
Feb. 3, 2009 6:23 am
Ok so now I know is spinach, lettuce, any thing leafy is now. I'll look at online for the spinach because I really love the spinach!
Feb. 3, 2009 6:32 am
As for edible flowers, the only thing I have is Nasturtium. I grew thing in April and it took over the outside of my house!!! These creatures were literally eating my house! We have a cemented incline at the driveway of the house so I was going to plant them in March in the greenhouse because they were SUPER fast growers. I've never used borage for anything but I'll have to look into it.
Feb. 3, 2009 9:34 am
good luck with it all I wish I could keep things alive, instead of greenfingers I have Medussa's touch!!!
Feb. 3, 2009 10:24 am
Why thank you. I have both types of fingers though!
Feb. 3, 2009 8:56 pm
have you ever tried any of the heirloom tomatoes? they have some great flavors-one of my favorites is green zebra, but there are lots to choose from. pattypan squash , yellow crookneck & lemon zucchini are other must-grows when I garden.
Feb. 7, 2009 8:23 pm
hi josephine! this is kinda off topic, but try and save some water this winter in big cheap trashcans with lids. it would be great to use in the summer when it seems not to rain as ofter as needed.
Feb. 15, 2009 8:02 am
True. Will think about that. We have a few buckets but with no lids.
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