I used to, before I became disabled. I had a very small yard, but I had flowers all over, in the ground and in containers. I also use to grow tomatoes in a container. I really miss being able to garden, but thankfully, when I was able to, I planted a lot of perennial plants that still come up every year, so I have at least a few plants and flowers to enjoy even though I am not able to plant new ones.
I usually get a couple of hanging baskets every year for my porch, those are pretty easy to take care of, and certain kinds of flowers attract hummingbirds too, which I love to watch.
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current weight: -4.4 under
Fitness Minutes: (57,053)
1/31/14 5:21 P
Yes - I always have a pretty big garden when the weather is nice - peas, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, last year I tried collard greens for the first time; cucumbers, herbs, etc. I'm anxiously awaiting warmer weather so I can get it going again - it is my therapy and I miss it in the winter!
Fitness Minutes: (142,816)
22,462 1/31/14 12:16 P
I keep many flower gardens. I don't have a veggie one. I have daisys of every color, roses, lots of perrenials, flowers that come back every year. Love my flower gardens! If there were more hours in the day, would make a veggie garden and can. I just go to the famers market nearby for now. If only I had more time!
I wish! I'm in an apartment, which makes it difficult. The exposure is eastern, and there's a tree just outside our small patio. Between those two things, I can't even container-garden.
I'm disabled, so any kind of growing is a serious challenge... but I *want* to so much that I did buy a bunch of seeds and herb plants a year or so ago. Everything expired, either from too much/little moisture, no good light... it was depressing. I was hoping to at least have some herbs and salad fixins. No such luck.
I'm very envious of the rest of you who can have a garden!
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current weight: 231.0
Fitness Minutes: (115)
1/30/14 8:00 P
Very nice. I love gardening it relives my stress so rather then eating chips I walk outside to my garden when I feel like stuffing my face. I will usually pick a carrot and enjoy it then get back to work. Hope you enjoy your retirement
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Fitness Minutes: (16,744)
1/30/14 7:59 P
This will be my second year having a spring garden. I live in AZ so I have started my seeds growing. Currently in the ground I have Carrots and 50 onions. Seeds I'm growing 4 kinds of tomatoes,cucumbers,zucchini, green bean's and iceberg lettuce. I'm waiting for my red potato starts to arrive for planting. I do have lemon,lime and pomegranate trees. I'm currently growing a pineapple plant it will be a year old in April. Pineapple plants take about 2 years to produce 1 fruit so I'm patiently waiting. If you do garden what will be growing for spring?
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