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no- I rely on the farmers market

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Yes, I have a small one just large enough for some fresh tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, lettuce and onions.

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yes, it is pretty and large enough to be able to handle without too much effort

A long way to go but keep plodding along, day by day.


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We have a large garden in back, and a small experimental garden in front. The oddly variable weather this year has been a challenge, but so far the plants are growing faster than the slugs and grasshoppers can devour them. We are eating lettuce, snow peas, kale, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and several kinds of peppers right now. The cherry tomatoes are beginning to ripen, beans are blossoming, and larger tomatoes, tomatillos, melons, cucumbers and winter squash are setting on. I have many herbs as well, and wild garlic to liven things up. So long as we can continue watering, we will eat well until frost. I hope to can some surplus as I did last year. We love salsas, both red and green, and homemade pasta sauce and relishes. It is a lot of work, but healthy, satisfying work which is also good exercise, and the results are delicious and good for us.

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I don't have the space for a real garden, so I had (yes, had) some herbs in pots in my kitchen. I couldn't keep up with watering them. I guess they don't like the hot weather any more then I do.

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Yes, but it hasn't been too happy. I think the tomatoes are about dead due to some fungus or something.

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I'm a back-yard gardener with pots, pans, tins and anything that contains soil. There raised up on structures like tables.This has become necessary since the African snails moved in. i had to abandon the plot of land we used to plant our vegetables and root crops like Casava ,potatoes and yams. even with this method of planting the snails are still a challenge but its easier to see when the plant.are being attacked.

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I have a garden but not a typical garden, when you think of garden, you would thing of some land piece in your backyard right? well i live in an apartment and half of my balcony at the back of the apartment has all pots and trays of my own version of garden, i have herbs and vegetables growing, and they are doing fairly good.

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Yes.

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Yes, a small one that my brother has here. He does most all of it, but we have strawberries, red raspberries so far. Have tomatoes planted, squash (yellow/crook neck), carrots, YUMMY

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Yes, I have a small veggie garden--- I love it! I have tomatoes, beans, onions, peppers, beans and herbs.

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I have several pots on the deck with tomatoes and peppers (three of the peppers were eaten by grasshoppers), and two pots with greens, thyme andd oregano. The deck is about five feet above ground level so the deer can't get into them. emoticon

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Yep, I do. I only have peppers and corn right now. The groundhogs have eaten just about everything else. Oh, I do have cucumbers in hanging baskets too. I also have oodles of flower gardens too emoticon I love gardening, just not in this 100 degree weather!




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no

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Yes, a veggie, herb and flower garden. All doing well inspite of the heat.

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7/16/12 3:24 P

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A small raised veggie garden. We are in severe drought mode so it hasn't done extremely well until we got a good bit of rain the last week or so here in SC. All my tomatoes came in at one time. I spent the morning scalding and freezer 2 quarts. We got a lot of cucumbers and I have a watermelon growing, my first one! I am excited! I am really enjoying the roadside stands of other farmers as well. Our squash did not amount to anything.

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Nope ..... But I saw that The First Lady wrote a book on starting a garden no matter how much space you have (or commitment). emoticon

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7/16/12 12:42 P

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A flower garden but wanting to start a vegetable garden and will hopefully do so next year!!

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YEP! Mostly all flowers, but I do have a bumper crop of chives and basil.

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This is the first year we haven't had one in so many years and I miss it. Next year for sure!!!

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No. I have no green thumb.

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no...live in a senior apartment...tried the hanging tomatoes and they asked me to take them down...not allowed emoticon

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7/16/12 9:43 A

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Oh, yes, and we enjoy it so much!

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I tried having a container garden a couple years ago and hubby had to string chicken wire over the tops to keep the squirrels from digging everything up. So I don't try to have any kind of garden anymore.




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Good morning, All,
On my balcony I have grape tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers (they've just set flowers and I'm so excited), sunflowers, gerbera (?) daisies, my indoor geraniums, and some tall spiky plant that I've had for 20 years!
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yes, but don't know for how long It is so dry and the grasshoppers have moved it by the millions!

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7/16/12 8:15 A

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I would love to have a garden, but have a 60 foot high hickory tree and several taller pine trees around my house. Very little sun, but I do have containers of oregano, basil, thyme, and Italian parsley for cooking and catnip for the cats.

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no but I do have blueberry bushes, rosemary, and oregano

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Yes, we started a victory garden last year as a reward for my weight loss. We have desert tortoises so most of it is raised and in large pots. Living in Southern California we got an early start and planted in February... three types of tomatoes, two different squash, cucumbers, all kinds of lettuce, strawberries, bush and Christmas lima beans, bi-colored sweet corn and of course giant sunflowers emoticon

We are on our second crop of lettuce emoticon the tomatoes are abundant. We've shared some zucs with the neighbors and lots of strawberries. We have eaten several ears of corn. The cucs are still tiny and the lima beans are finally flowering. Nothing goes to waste with 6 tortoises emoticon emoticon

We love our garden of freggies emoticon

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Yes, I do garden. BUT, living in the Pacific NW where I have lost tomato and bell pepper plants for the last 2 years from not having the sun and warm weather... I do grow my own herbs and salad greens in a tiny green house that DH will expand for tomatoes, bell peppers, squash and jalapenos for next year. I would like to grow my own potatoes and asparagus also.

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only fruit

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Not a vege one....

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I've got a small garden. A gooseberry bush, some raspberries, one bed of strawberries, a rhubarb plant - those are my perennials. For annuals we've got cucumbers, beets and lettuce. We've also got a wild plum tree and want to add a couple more fruit trees this year.


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Yes, I have a little bit of a garden which right now needs some work. But am going to the city tomorrow and then I will work on the garden.

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Yes I do have a garden. It had a hard time starting due to some really windy days, but now it is finally taking off. Had to replace a few plants. I have tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers and green beans. picked a grape tomato tonight, it was delicious.

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No. I live in an apartment, and there is no space for any type of garden.

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I just have something on the deck this year of a tomato plant and some herbs.

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yes, but's it's drying up from the drought!

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It isn't much of a garden but we have six tomato plants. They are coming along quite nicely.

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We have a garden - although it's pretty wild looking. We grow silver beet, salad greens, cabbage, cauli, runner, broad, dwarf beans, beetroot, potato, sometimes leeks, white turnip, carrots, parsnips, pumpkin, grapes, apples, pears, plums, grapefruit, mandarins, lemons, various herbs. Lots of flowers and shrubs as well. Because it's winter here we're eating things frozen and bottled from the harvest.

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Nope, with this heat it'd be dead anyways.

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We DO have a garden. My husband plants a fairly large garden every year with about half of it going towards a community program called Project Food Share, a quarter of it going to friends and neighbors and a quarter of it going to us (which is PLENTY).

We have: cabbages, broccoli. onions, asparagus (which is done for the season) melons, cherries, apples, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, Swiss chard, kale, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, peas (usually but not this year), corn, carrots, radishes, beets and of course the dreaded zucchini. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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No, I did not plant a garden this year.

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Did you plant a garden this year? What do you have in your garden? Have you started eating the produce of your garden?

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