I have a small garden. Every year I plant beefsteak and cherry tomatoes.
I've also planted red peppers once or twice. But this year I'm looking for
something different to plant. I live in Missouri. Can anyone suggest
something that is easy to grow and that I can consume almost everyday?
Thank you for your
It depends on what you like. Around here we like salads. We grow a lot
of the small varieties of tomatoes (and of course, several varieties of
lettuce). There are dozens and dozens varieties available and we like
to try several new (to us) varieties every year. If you got kids or
grand kids and they won't eat their veggies let them grow small
tomatoes. You will have no trouble getting them to eat them. A lot of
the smaller tomatoes are very easy to grow. We start our own from seeds
because most of them are not available from the local growers. Any
plants that are left over are we plant our graden are given to the
neighbors. The same with the tomatoes. Each season we give many to the
Some that we are growing this year include yellow pear, red plum, black
cherry, Dr. Carolyn (small yellow), Rosalata (small pink), and Ildi
If you want to grow some small tomatoes in containers some that I can
recommend are Tumbler Hybrid (small red), Patio F Hybrid (small red),
Baloni Red (small red), and Baloni Yellow (small yellow). All of these
grow to be very small plants but they have loads of small tomatoes.
They are all very early too.
We grow lots of large tomatoes too. If you need some recommendations
A couple of good places to buy tomato seeds are Totally Tomatoes,
http://www.totallytomatoes.com and Tomatoes Growers Supply Company,
Both of these companies are first class and I have done business with
them for years. By the way, I have some pictures (not many) of the
tomatoes I have grown the last couple of years on my web site. The link
is at the bottom of this post.
I gave it up.
The Opposums, Racoons, Deer, Skunks, Rabbits, Gophers, Rats, Japanees
Beetles,Coyotes and the neighbors Horses made me surrender.
Prior to 25 years ago we got to harvest 1/3 of what we planted.
The critters don't even mind the dogs or lights.
Indeed my dog's best friends are Opposums. They eat out of his dish with
Did I mention he's part Pit Bull.
I might try again if I can ever afford a night security guard and enough
insecticide to reapply every other day after the rain washes it off.
On Thu, 09 Mar 2006 04:58:10 GMT, "David Hare-Scott"
There is NOTHING more ineffably ineffable than leaves of
baby spinach rinsed wll and cooked with nothing but the
water on the leaves (watch the pot!). A little lemon juice --
Lettice, radishes and bush beans in the spring and cabbage and winter
radishes in the fall. that would give you a crop about year round.
From Mel & Donnie in Bluebird Valley
I took a spot and set up a fig grove. trees go into the heated garage in winter
(could be a basement too). http://weloveteaching.com/landscape/figs/figgrove.htm
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if you like scallions, grow onions(even from seed) and harvest when
young as scallions. You can harvest garlic the same way as green
full Onions/garlic can take a 10 month season over winter to get a
nice big bulb.
peas/snow peas, lettuces(cut and come again types), spinach, broccoli
for early in the season.
Mid season broccoli grows progressively smaller heads but a few plants
can produce every week or so. Skip cauliflower-only one head harvested
greens beans for summer
maybe everbearing Strawberries
DiGiTAL ViNYL (no email)
Zone 6b/7, Westchester Co, NY, <1 mile off L.I.Sound
4th year gardener
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