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Motivational Quote - I <3 growing my own food

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Growing your own food is a smart, cost-effective way to get your fruits and veggies. Get started with this easy gardening guide!

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5/16/2015 4:34:49 AM

Live in a tract home neighborhood in the desert, but spent several months turning my backyard into a set of cement block raised bed planters surrounded by cement tile paths. Put in a dwarf peach and a small pomegranate tree to provide eventual shade. Bought a drip system for watering and planted zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, and strawberries. Strictly organic--making my own compost and compost teas and no commercial pesticides. Now, I am hunting down and potting dwarf fruit trees--2 kinds of figs (Negronne and Italian Honey) to start. Mornings are lovely: Coffee while weeding, etc. Adding solar lighting--so pretty at night. LOVE my garden.


11/12/2014 9:59:50 PM

METALEER's SparkPage
We have been growing our own food for many years. Our farm is 50 acres on a lake, and we plant about 4 acres in food for us, the school I teach in and those in need. We have a 8 x 50 foot green house attached to our solar house so we can grow year round. Fresh food and a low food bill ... what is not to like.


4/3/2014 6:04:35 AM

I can't wait to get busy working in the garden...just need the snow to melt off and the mud to dry up a bit!


4/3/2014 4:43:50 AM

HYATTI1's SparkPage
This was a little strange...but then so many things are.



3/6/2014 2:39:00 AM

LINDAM.1's SparkPage
I ill repeat my self I wand dirt under my nails.


2/27/2014 11:16:12 AM

I belong to a CSA, so I support our local farmer as he grows healthy food.
I also LOVE to work in the garden. I have flowers, shrubery, etc., and it one of the few times in my life when I completely lose track of time. And what a beautiful outcome.


12/8/2013 3:54:17 PM

Love a garden! I plant in 5 plots, have my own strawberrie patch, fruit trees and now I am learning to garden in planter pots. Awesome to grow my own food.


11/7/2013 9:23:13 PM

I love to plant...I grow all my culinary herbs....thyme..chives..marjoram..basil..r
Tarragon...sage....I also have a bayleaf tree..a avocado tree..a soursop tree..bananas
And a spinach vine....Living on a tropical island makes it all possible...Love it!


9/11/2013 1:48:05 PM

NANA-B-FITZ's SparkPage
I live in the city, wish I could grow my own veggies


9/11/2013 9:49:24 AM

DONNELDA22's SparkPage
I love growing tomatoes. This is the first time in 4 years that I have had access to a backyard. No garden plot but 6 very large pots, and 6 plus hours of sunshine daily has helped to produce a large crop of wonderful tomatoes. Next year would like to add herbs and some of those fabulous greens which are so good for us.
Happy gardening to you all.


9/11/2013 9:19:20 AM

LCRUMLEY81's SparkPage
nothing better than fresh food from your garden


9/11/2013 8:57:59 AM

I am encouraged! This is something I have always wanted to do. I don't really want my hands in the dirt with worms and the only thing I have grown and eaten is sprouts (yeah... wow!). But an indoor tomato plant is a great idea to get started. Who knows, maybe I will actually plant something in the dirt outside my house.... one day.


9/11/2013 3:47:07 AM

MAYBER's SparkPage
Like tomatoes my one plant produced 50+ this year
Others get from the farmers market which are mostly Hmong growers who use no chemicals
One day at a time
Prayers Peace


8/25/2013 4:28:34 PM

GRAPHICS2's SparkPage
I love growing my own veggies, mostly tomatoes and cucumber and swiss chard, which I started last year. Some other things don't do very well, but I get a lot of exercise, and my harvest is chemical free.


11/10/2012 9:45:32 AM

BOBF15's SparkPage
Not only is the food 10 x's better the exercise is a plus as well. moving, stretching. Win, win, win all the way around.

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