Monday, November 16, 2009

What garden vegetables are useful in the kitchen and the plant doesn't take up a lot of space?

I am looking for a garden vegetable that is commonly used in food and doesn't take up large amounts of room. I don't have a lot of space cleared for gardening at this point, but I am working to expand it. Also, I'd like a vegetable that is known for being abundant so maybe I could share with the family/neighbors.

For the last 3 years or so, I have done pumpkins, zuchinni( I have no idea how to spell that) and melons. But, this was a huge mistake in my case because the vines crawled all over the place- and cleaning up all that in the fall wasn't exactly a trip to the beach, either.

I have grown tomatoes in recent years, also- and have had a good turnout every time. I realize they don't take up a lot of room, but I'm looking for something different. And I am thinking to stay away from herbs, too- knowing the way I am I wouldn't be able to tell them apart form weeds!

What kind of vegetables do you recommend?

What garden vegetables are useful in the kitchen and the plant doesn't take up a lot of space?
You have tried all the favorite ones ..Cucumbers are a good one..Its a vine so you can train them to grow along a trellis or fence and off the ground. Tomatos are good but you grew them. Potatos are good but you gots to dig them up to harvest. Bush bearns are allways welcome. You can grow them on A fence if you get the climbing kind, or put a six foot stick in the ground and they will climb up it..The list does not end. I plant 32 tomato plants, Corona cucumbers in a green house, They dont do well outside..(English type) unless you live in a hot climate. string beans, onlions radishes and my favorite is all the lettuce varieties which takes up little room and you have lots to give away
Reply:if you can't tell a weed from a basil plant i'd say your in the wrong hobby lol but a a really fun vegetable to grow and give to neighbors I find is peppers cayenne or jalapeno and colored bell as well. Also strawberrys arent that hard to grow and give a pretty good yield although the neighbors might walk over and take them themselves.
Reply:You can do salad greens in a hanging planter.
Reply:Well, you mentioned tomatoes, you can also grow peppers, onions, and radishes. You could also try a few heads of lettuce or broccoli even cauliflower. Hope this helps.
Reply:you can grow potatoes in a large pot

or carrets in a long tube such as a 1 metre 6 inch soil pipe standing up right of course.

strawberries can be grown in pots, hanging tubes etc!

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