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2010-2012 New Home Vegetable Garden

I started gardening in this garden in November 2010, a few days after we bought our house. Some veggies have grown great, others not so much, but it’s always fun to try something new and see what’s going to happen next!

An outdoor organic garden located in Charleston, United States, redloon's 2010-2012 New Home Vegetable garden [archived] currently contains 0 plants.

This is a Vegetable garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 8b. It has mainly Sand soil and receives Full Sun light.A reading of pH 7.0 was last taken on this garden, meaning that the soil is currently neutral soil.




looks like you have lots of sun, anyway.

Posted on 11 Nov 10 (almost 9 years ago)

Yes, a wonderful feature! Thanks to the ample southern sun exposure I’ll be able to have a full 3-season garden: fall, winter, and spring. Apparently the summers around here are too brutal for most annual vegetable species, but all of the other seasons are great! And I’m looking forward to growing and harvesting raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, pears, and pomegranates during the summer months. :)

Posted on 12 Nov 10 (almost 9 years ago)

Your garden is beautiful!! Don’t give up on a 4 season garden. There are some crops that LOVE the heat! Okra, sweet potatoes, black eyed peas (there may be more beans that work, I intend to experiment but bep were really loving the heat) and peppers. I’m holding off planting my peppers this year until my garlic is harvested in June because last year they just kinda sat there taking up space for two months, then when the heat hit in July and August they went gangbusters. I’m sure there are more… I’m always on the lookout.

Posted on 06 May 11 (over 8 years ago)

I’ve never grown black eyed peas or sweet potatoes – I’ll have to give those a try. I’ve never had much luck with peppers, except for jalapenos that I grew in an Earthbox on my Los Angeles rooftop, since Rochester/Boston don’t really have the best climate for peppers. But I planted some in my front and back yards this spring, and they look VERY happy – way happier than my Boston pepper plants looked by the end of the summer! I also planted 5 burgundy okra plants along the back border of my street-side garden, but they’re not looking so hot. Maybe they’ll do better later in the season. I have plans for the post-garlic patch too – soy beans – according to the Clemson extension they can be planted in May-June. Thanks for the suggestions. :)

Posted on 08 May 11 (over 8 years ago)

Oh, your garden is an absolute delight! And, I’m quite jealous of your fab purple garden shed- I’ve been toying with the idea too. Well, you really have the touch, thanks for sharing! Congrats on your first house- wonderful & terrible, no?!

Posted on 05 Jul 12 (about 7 years ago)

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