Grow Your Own Food? Of Course You Can!  (Part 2) Lee Young, Extension Educator, and Deb Andrus, Master Gardener Choosing W...
Tips for Great Garden Mileage <ul><li>Throw out your pre-conceived notions of what a vegetable garden is supposed to look ...
Container Gardening
If It Holds Soil, It’s a Container!
Gardening in Small Spaces
Easy Vegetables <ul><li>Lettuce * </li></ul><ul><li>Tomatoes * </li></ul><ul><li>Green beans </li></ul><ul><li>(not bell) ...
Salad, Anyone? <ul><li>Lettuce mix </li></ul>
What About Other Greens? <ul><li>Chard </li></ul><ul><li>Beets </li></ul><ul><li>Kale </li></ul><ul><li>small in salads or...
Salad, Anyone? <ul><li>Radishes </li></ul>
Salad, Anyone? <ul><li>Cucumbers </li></ul>
Salad, Anyone? <ul><li>Tomatoes </li></ul>
(not bell) Peppers
Green Beans and Snap Peas
Herbs <ul><li>Parsley </li></ul><ul><li>Sage </li></ul><ul><li>Basil </li></ul><ul><li>Thyme </li></ul><ul><li>Oregano </l...
Also consider…. <ul><li>Garlic </li></ul><ul><li>Leeks </li></ul><ul><li>Tomatillos </li></ul>
Easy Fruits <ul><li>Strawberries </li></ul><ul><li>Raspberries </li></ul><ul><li>Rhubarb </li></ul>
Strawberries Delicious, productive, ornamental
 
Raspberries <ul><li>Red, black, purple and yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Perennial roots, biennial shoots </li></ul><ul><li>Sum...
e.g. Heritage (everbearing) <ul><li>Prune to the ground for big fall crop </li></ul><ul><li>Prune back half way for spring...
Rhubarb
A little more challenging… <ul><li>Zucchini/yellow squash (insect pests) </li></ul><ul><li>Bell peppers (N and water for f...
A little more challenging… <ul><li>Eggplant (insect pests) </li></ul><ul><li>Onions (N and water) </li></ul><ul><li>Potato...
Worth the Effort? <ul><li>Sweet corn, winter squash, pumpkins (space needs) </li></ul><ul><li>Carrots, parsnips (soil need...
 
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  1. 1. Grow Your Own Food? Of Course You Can! (Part 2) Lee Young, Extension Educator, and Deb Andrus, Master Gardener Choosing Wisely
  2. 2. Tips for Great Garden Mileage <ul><li>Throw out your pre-conceived notions of what a vegetable garden is supposed to look like. </li></ul><ul><li>Only grow what you and your family will actually eat. </li></ul><ul><li>A small, well-maintained garden yields more than a big weedy mess. </li></ul><ul><li>Harvesting a little bit over a longer time period is way better than a ton all at once. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Container Gardening
  4. 4. If It Holds Soil, It’s a Container!
  5. 5. Gardening in Small Spaces
  6. 6. Easy Vegetables <ul><li>Lettuce * </li></ul><ul><li>Tomatoes * </li></ul><ul><li>Green beans </li></ul><ul><li>(not bell) Peppers * </li></ul><ul><li>Cucumbers </li></ul><ul><li>Beets </li></ul><ul><li>Snap Peas </li></ul><ul><li>Chard * </li></ul><ul><li>Radishes * </li></ul><ul><li>Garlic </li></ul><ul><li>Kale * </li></ul><ul><li>Leeks * </li></ul><ul><li>Herbs * </li></ul><ul><li>Tomatillos </li></ul>in-ground vs. containers * suitable for containers
  7. 7. Salad, Anyone? <ul><li>Lettuce mix </li></ul>
  8. 8. What About Other Greens? <ul><li>Chard </li></ul><ul><li>Beets </li></ul><ul><li>Kale </li></ul><ul><li>small in salads or mature </li></ul>
  9. 9. Salad, Anyone? <ul><li>Radishes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Salad, Anyone? <ul><li>Cucumbers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Salad, Anyone? <ul><li>Tomatoes </li></ul>
  12. 12. (not bell) Peppers
  13. 13. Green Beans and Snap Peas
  14. 14. Herbs <ul><li>Parsley </li></ul><ul><li>Sage </li></ul><ul><li>Basil </li></ul><ul><li>Thyme </li></ul><ul><li>Oregano </li></ul><ul><li>Chives </li></ul>
  15. 15. Also consider…. <ul><li>Garlic </li></ul><ul><li>Leeks </li></ul><ul><li>Tomatillos </li></ul>
  16. 16. Easy Fruits <ul><li>Strawberries </li></ul><ul><li>Raspberries </li></ul><ul><li>Rhubarb </li></ul>
  17. 17. Strawberries Delicious, productive, ornamental
  18. 19. Raspberries <ul><li>Red, black, purple and yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Perennial roots, biennial shoots </li></ul><ul><li>Summer bearing (“everbearing”) or fall bearing </li></ul><ul><li>Grow in a hedge </li></ul>
  19. 20. e.g. Heritage (everbearing) <ul><li>Prune to the ground for big fall crop </li></ul><ul><li>Prune back half way for spring and fall crop </li></ul>
  20. 21. Rhubarb
  21. 22. A little more challenging… <ul><li>Zucchini/yellow squash (insect pests) </li></ul><ul><li>Bell peppers (N and water for fruit set) </li></ul><ul><li>Asparagus (establishment) </li></ul><ul><li>Blueberries (low pH site) </li></ul><ul><li>All the other members of the cabbage family (insect pests) </li></ul>
  22. 23. A little more challenging… <ul><li>Eggplant (insect pests) </li></ul><ul><li>Onions (N and water) </li></ul><ul><li>Potatoes (space, loose soil) </li></ul><ul><li>Spinach (weather and nutrients) </li></ul><ul><li>Grapes (maintenance and diseases) </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberries (weather and maintenance) </li></ul>
  23. 24. Worth the Effort? <ul><li>Sweet corn, winter squash, pumpkins (space needs) </li></ul><ul><li>Carrots, parsnips (soil needs) </li></ul><ul><li>Melons (season extension) </li></ul><ul><li>Tree fruit (leave to the truly committed) </li></ul>

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