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hey it seems that everyone on here has some crazy variety of veg that they like to grow either for taste or yeild. I personally love to grow vines like squash/melon(did once and got over 12 butternuts that were over 6 pounds ez), poles beans cause they taller they grow the more they grow fruit, same with peas, and bush beans cause they can b started anytime and you can have 2-6 different plantings a year a week or 2 apart and you crop all summer n fall. Also i like to grow tomatos who doesnt .Gardening is great is saves money gives a sence of accomplishment give you food and keeps idle hands busy. So what do u guys n girls out there like to grow and why?

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Tomato's are my very favorite.
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Though they aren't my favorite veg, I think I like potatoes best....you can reach under the dirt almost anytime and come up with a present fit for the table.
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Though they aren't my favorite veg, I think I like potatoes best....you can reach under the dirt almost anytime and come up with a present fit for the table.

and you can fix them so many different ways.
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Lettuce,I think. No matter what,you can make it taste different but good just by what you add with it and the dressing you put on it.
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Tomatoes. because I like tomatoes.
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hey it seems that everyone on here has some crazy variety of veg that they like to grow either for taste or yeild. I personally love to grow vines like squash/melon(did once and got over 12 butternuts that were over 6 pounds ez), poles beans cause they taller they grow the more they grow fruit, same with peas, and bush beans cause they can b started anytime and you can have 2-6 different plantings a year a week or 2 apart and you crop all summer n fall. Also i like to grow tomatos who doesnt .Gardening is great is saves money gives a sence of accomplishment give you food and keeps idle hands busy. So what do u guys n girls out there like to grow and why?
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Heirloom lettuces. Many varieties. Many nice colours, shapes and sizes. Easy to grow when weather is below 80 degrees here in Georgia. Wish I could grow year-round.
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I would plant various types of corn.
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Corn and Sugar Cane..... Makes great Moonshine!!!

Seriously, Tomatoes are easy, several kinds of peppers (because I love 'em) cucumbers (because my wife loves 'em), snap beans, field peas, watermelon. We also have 5 pear trees, big blackberry patches, and 4 big pecan trees.
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onions,beans and taters are my main yield, radishes, carrots for fun and easy to grow
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Pre-SHTF: Tomatoes
Post-SHTF: Marijuana. Will be a huge cash crop. Will be a huge bartering tool. Also, it's a damned good natural medicine (we forgot to tell our government about that).
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i love squash,okra,potato, and cucumbers but tomatos are the most used in canning
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Pre-SHTF: Tomatoes
Post-SHTF: Marijuana. Will be a huge cash crop. Will be a huge bartering tool. Also, it's a damned good natural medicine (we forgot to tell our government about that).
no, we told them they just as usual didn't listen.
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Tomatoes for so many reasons. Plus there is an added benefit the hawk moth will lay its eggs on the plant and low and behold ya get tomato horn worms and they are delicious you have to fry them on low heat or expect a little splatter as they tend to explode.
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Pre-SHTF: Tomatoes & Peppers. Fairly easy. Use them a lot. Not the cheapest veges these days either.

Post-SHTF: Winter Squash. Nutritious & very long storage life, hence the name. I'm still experimenting with the versatility of this underused vege in meals.

I wish I could grow potatoes, but they can be a bit tricky in the south with our clay soils. I've had some success with raised beds, but you will have to spend a fair amount to provide for a family regularly.
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How about cabbage? I've not grown it but have a friend that planted some in his garden a couple years ago and they got HUGE! very little work. Nice in stews and soups.
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I have to narrow it down to three:

-Tomatoes: Due to their high yield, virtually little space required, and robust nature. I have lived in three states over the past 2.5 years (and struggled with clay, sand, and rock), but tomatoes haven't let me down when many other crops lagged.

-Collards: Due to their extremely high nutritional value, robustness, and ability to flourish in cold temperatures. I planted greens last October in my winter garden and they produced throughout the winter (in NC). I just canned a batch last week, and they are still going strong. Once they go to seed, you can simply break off the seed buds and they will continue to produce for several more weeks.

-Barley: Due to its ability to flourish in almost any (US) soil composition, its high nutritional value, and its dual use as, well, grass.

*Recommend this thread be moved to the farming and gardening forum.
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