Thursday, July 1, 2010

April's Garden

Posted By on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 7:19 AM

April responded to my call for pictures of area vegetables gardens.

It's impressive.

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April lives in East Memphis. Here's her description of the garden:

This is my third summer of growing vegetables in raised beds in my backyard. I grow with a mix of veggies I start from seed, usually bought from Seed Savers.org and then other items I pick up at local stores.

So far this year I have had the most success with green beans I started from seed.

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I have planted Swiss chard, carrots, yellow zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, dwarf sugar snap peas, acorn squash, cucumbers, herbs, cantaloupe, okra and eggplant.

There are mini bell peppers too.

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Plus roma tomatoes.

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This year my biggest pest problem is Mexican bean beetles, I'm researching organic, non-chemical ways to get rid of them as they seem bent on destroying my bean bounty.

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E-mail me details and pictures of your vegetable garden, and I'll post them at Hungry Memphis.

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