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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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9/16/2015 1:31:43 PM

We continue to raise chickens for the eggs, my post made it sound like we quit, NO. We have found out that there are a lot of neighbors around the area who also raise chickens. We are now looking into whether the City allows backyard bee keeping. This is the best life!


9/16/2015 1:28:43 PM

5 years ago we bought my husband's parents home, the one he grew up in. Took out all lawns, put fruit trees in the front yard interspersed with raised beds for vegetables. Husband built a beautiful chicken coop in the back yard and we have had chickens, along with more fruit trees and raised beds for more vegetables. All this in our suburban neighborhood in Fullerton, CA. Composting and all organic. We are still learning as we go. We thought we had to move out of state to do this (why?), but parents, kids and grand kids are all around this area. We did it and we will continue until we drop. We love it.


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

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