BYC gardening thread!!

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. No

    8 vote(s)
  2. Yes

    459 vote(s)
  3. Have in the past

    11 vote(s)
  1. OnlyOrps

    OnlyOrps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2015
    I'm eager to garden this year but I've never had a garden in the south! What grows well in Mississippi?
  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Oh I bet a lot! Squash for one...
  3. CherMoz

    CherMoz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2014
    South Central Wisconsin
    Sweet potatoes...
  4. Amberjem

    Amberjem Overrun With Chickens

  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 31, 2012
    Northern Minnesota
    My Coop
    I wish I could grow some Tumeric. But that is a southern crop....
  6. ducksanddoxies

    ducksanddoxies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2014
    I'm wanting to add herbs this year. I feel intimidated by them. Should I grow in a container or the ground or raised beds? Just looking at regular herbs. Nothing fancy. Just stuff I can use in the kitchen or in the duck pen. Anyone have any experience.
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    A bit, simple stuff parsley, summer savoury, oregano, basil, mint... Mint can take over so nice in pots and raised beds.
    I don't have the best luck with seeds many are so tiny and that's what I blame... Lol
    Most herbs seem to like heat, so I'd go pots and raised beds for many, but there's dill that does well in the garden bed, also soup celery, French tarragon and garlic.... Garlic if the chickens don't dig it all up.... Chives are easy they grow in my driveway :lol:
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    Herbs are often easier, and less fussy than garden veggies. A lot of them do well with dryer conditions. In fact, they usually have more oils in them if they are grown on the dry side. Parsley: If over wintered, it will go to seed the next year. You can have a never ending supply if you let it self sow. Same for dill, but it will set seed the first season. Garlic? Leave some of the scapes to mature, and they'll drop a pile of little bulbils, that will, in 2 years time, mature into impressive heads of garlic. Harvest what you need to get through the winter, and leave the rest to over winter: Those heads will continue to grow and multiply. I've pulled clumps of heads that are 8" across. Oregano: aggressive spreader. Mints: alien spawn spreaders that will send their underground rhizomes far and wide, seeking to dominate every square inch. Be careful, they'll grab you by the ankle and suck you right under ground. Chives, well behaved. Rosemary: Easy to propagate by layering. Sage: very winter hardy, will live about 3 years before needing to be renewed.
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  9. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2010
    Sparland IL
    Anyone else overwinter turnips for seed . I use the first blossoms like broccoli and then let them set seed . Shogun will survive in zone 5 purple top usually dies . However small bulbs survive better .
  10. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    You can overwinter carrots, turnips, parsnips and whatnot in dry sand and then replant in the spring where they're not hardy to get your own seeds... I tried but the cats peed in the bucket :(
    I have gotten seed from biennial root crops in a single season in my greenhouse. Well beets, I think there biennial...

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