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Almost Planting Time

Posted Aug 24 2008 5:53pm

Spring is here and it's almost time to start planting our vegetable gardens! I wanted to get this post up a month before planting so that I might stir up some discussion. I'm looking for some ideas as to what I should grow this summer. Especially of interest are low to semi-low carb veggies that taste substantially better home grown, are expensive to buy at the grocery store, or are extremely prolific.

I usually grow a variety of tomatoes. My favorites are better boys and lemon boys. These are not very low-carb but can be eaten in moderation. Typically, we also plant various peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, and asparagus.

Last year, we grew tomatillos which were very tasty. Another year, we tried brussell sprouts with great success. But what do you do with a bumper crop of brussel sprouts?!?!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I live in Kentucky so most things will grow okay but not Jicamas nor tropical plants.

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