Good Gardening Week 3: Which Are Your Go-To Plants or Flowers? — Share Tips and Photos

​GNN Managing Editor, Andy Corbley, in his garden in Vergiate, Italy

Welcome back to Good Gardening! In our Week 2 discussion thread, we wanted to find out what people were growing at this very moment. We took it to social media and shared photos

Brandi Lanai took the plunge into fruit growing and bought the Dwarf lemon tree of her dreams. Managing Editor Andy shared an old Italian trick about adding coffee grounds and chopped banana peels to the soil of a lemon tree to boost fruit production. She also added that she wanted to take up vegetable growing, but is a total novice. (Send her tips!)

Brandi Lanai’s lemon tree.

Our experts Llyn and Chris from The Sharing Gardens wrote in to tell us they were growing “open-pollination” varieties, as in, varieties whose genetics could still be altered via pollination, as part of their mission to save their own seeds. Their crazy heirloom varieties will make your jaw drop.

Llyn and Chris’ heirloom vegetables.

“All gardeners know better than other gardeners,” — Unattributed Chinese Person.

Question 1: Which vegetables or flowers can you never go without when planting?

Question 2: Why? Is it the flowers, the fruit, the pollinators they attract, the leaves?

Question 3: Have you learned any secrets from experience about growing certain plants?

Tell Us Here in The Comments… or, send your questions, tips, and photos to [email protected] Join our Facebook Good Gardens thread every Friday on the GNN Facebook Page

Good gardening rules

Positive attitude required.
Green thumbs can help novice greenhorns.
Share your gardening photos and resources.
Garden jargon encouraged!