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Old June 7, 2012   #16
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To answer the original question. I think wax beans are a big winner as far as savings and just plain having them. If you have the space summer and winter squash are big winners.
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Old June 7, 2012   #17
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I consider organic home grown fruits and vegetables priceless...can't put a price tag on your health. The benefits of gardening are both physical and mental. I'm enjoying the journey...are you?
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Old June 7, 2012   #18
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actually doug the squash blossoms are very valuable and delicious eating ive cooked them most of my life and zuchinni has always been a staple for me in summer
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actually doug the squash blossoms are very valuable and delicious eating ive cooked them most of my life and zuchinni has always been a staple for me in summer
I ate my first ever fried squash blossoms yesterday -- they were great.
We had crop failure for zuchinni for the last two years, so I started three kinds in my greenhouse in homemade grow bags. we've been dining on kousa since the middle of May... sooo good.
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I spoke to a man last week who told me they used poison ivy in their Borsch..XX Jeannine
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Old June 7, 2012   #21
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i cant wait for my coosa bower i grew up on thenm stuffed
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I spoke to a man last week who told me they used poison ivy in their Borsch..XX Jeannine
Eating poison ivy will keep you from getting poison ivy.
The Indians did it and they also have a poison ivy extract pill you can take.
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Old June 8, 2012   #23
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I like beets in my Borscht, you can keep the poison ivy.
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Old June 11, 2012   #24
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http://www.cheapvegetablegardener.co...s-in-your.html
Berries of any kind, fruits, herbs, asparagus, peppers, and tomatos, ...someday maybe mushrooms
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Old June 12, 2012   #25
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Wow, cilantro the big winner. I live in the Southwest and it is dirt cheap here. Looks like they used all organic purchases.
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Guess it depends on where you live and where you buy. Beets are near the bottom of the chart but a bunch of 3-4 small to medium organic ones here has been $3.99 in the Shop-Rite for years- about $1 a beet!
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it always depends so much on geography what varieties and crops would be most lucrative to sell at markets .. some of the hierlooms and specialty crops demand very high prices in some areas where as in my market area they dont sell.. i tried selling beautiful chioggia beets last year but customers would only buy the red neets
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Jalapenos and tomatillos are not worth growing here in Texas they are too cheap at the store.
Your other peppers are, so it is best to grow the varieties that they dont sell or are expensive.
It is also not worth pickling them here.
Do I follow this advice?
No.

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1) Heirloom Tomatoes
2) Fresh Basil & Cilantro
3) White Eggplant
4) Hardneck Garlic
5) Pumpkins

Others I would consider economical because there is very little cost or work involved to grow them and it is hard to get as fresh would be sweet corn, pickling cucumbers, and specialty hot peppers.
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it always depends so much on geography what varieties and crops would be most lucrative to sell at markets .. some of the hierlooms and specialty crops demand very high prices in some areas where as in my market area they dont sell.. i tried selling beautiful chioggia beets last year but customers would only buy the red neets
And it can be over very small areas too. I suspect that in Ithaca which is what about 25 or 30 miles from you a totally different set of produce will sell.
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