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Would you rather always plant the same vegetable or never plant the same vegetable?

 
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Would you rather always plant the same vegetable or never plant the same vegetable?

To clarify, if you pick the same, and pick carrots, you can only plant carrots forever. If you choose never, then you can plants carrots one year, but the never again. It has to be tomatoes the next year. Lettuce the next, spinach the next, beans, the next... never again growing that thing again.
 
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I'm a creature of habit. I think as long as I could pick one I like, I would stay with the same thing.
 
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We would always plant the same vegetables because we like tomatoes.

The store-bought tomatoes are tasteless and nowadays way overpriced.
 
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I think I would go with the same veggie time and time again. At least then by my old age I might learn to grow at least one thing!
 
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I think I would go with the same veggie time and time again. At least then by my old age I might learn to grow at least one thing!
 
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I would never plant the same vegetable. If they self-seed then hurray! They are meant for this place. This would also be fine for perennial vegetables—focus all your attention one year on getting them established and never plant them again. In a way it could be relieving to only have one plant at a time to try to establish. And many of my favorite (wild) vegetables I never plant in the first place.
 
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I suppose one veggy then.  If I could never go back while changing that would be a real problem.  As an aspie with real texture issues with food changing would be a bad thing.  Would really miss tomatoes, beets and a few others  though as I would have to go with potatoes.
 
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This is the hardest one yet.
I don't think I can answer it
I think planting perennials is the loophole I'd take. Then never plant the same thing again. That kind of (unfairly) avoids the pressure of this "Would you rather?"
I don't think I could handle planting the same veggie season after season but not being able to plant anything else.

I suppose there's another way that planting the same thing year after year would be okay - if I had the best-tasting, highest quality variety of that veggie around, and it was in perpetual high demand, then I could keep only what I needed and trade the rest for all the veggies I couldn't plant.

If perennials are allowed, my answer is never plant the same vegetable.
If perennials are not allowed, my answer it always plant the same vegetable.
 
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I'd Landrace and plant a better plant every year.
 
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Matt McSpadden wrote:Would you rather always plant the same vegetable or never plant the same vegetable?

To clarify, if you pick the same, and pick carrots, you can only plant carrots forever. If you choose never, then you can plants carrots one year, but the never again. It has to be tomatoes the next year. Lettuce the next, spinach the next, beans, the next... never again growing that thing again.



NEVER!  I love trying new things.

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