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I Enjoy Gardening

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 121 People

    Seeds

    One of my favorite gardening activities is collecting seeds.  Last week I collected some seeds from crown vetch that is growing in a ditch near where I work.  I wasn't sure I had seed at first because the seeds are in a cluster of spikes and the seeds are...
    ferndill ferndill 41-45, M Sep 6, 2009

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    Love Getting My Hands Dirty

    As an adult, I have always had a garden. I can grow marvelous plants anywhere, even in the hot, dry, desert sun. When I lived in California I had a Japanese themed garden that filled my yard. In Las Vegas I had a square foot raised garden bed where I supplemented...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    Gardening Mishaps

    My worst experience associated with gardening with a large garden fork occurred when I was not looking at what I was actually doing.The result was I pushed that large fork through my left foot,that is through the shoe as well. I ended up in hospital getting stitches. Then my last...
    silverkyt silverkyt 61-65 Mar 4, 2012

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    Gardening Is Relaxing But So Rewarding

    Hello. I sit eagerly all winter for spring too arrive. The new sprouting's from your bulbs you planted the year prior, start showing themselves as they slowly creep out of the soil. It always makes me feel good too stand on my deck and look at how pretty the yard and flower beds...
    MissingTeenie MissingTeenie 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2010

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    Hard to Beleive!

    I remember as a kid enjoying the garden with my mother.  She had a real green thumb and I so enjoyed seeing things grow.  As a young man, in my first house, I had a small garden, but when I moved, I never had a garden again until last year. I have a huge garden...
    2nice 2nice 46-50, M Oct 4, 2009

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    Complaint

    It is a major source of genuine happiness.I experience it each and every time.I love to look through the big windowin every season and I take care of the colors.It should be green in all its shades half ot the year.Flowers are for spring and autumnwhen either I cannot wait for...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Sep 25, 2011

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    Gardening Anywhere ...

    I am enjoying my gardening, even tho I'm living in a rented house. Lots of my plants are in containers, as I have this (NOT deluded) notion that I am gonna be able to buy (share ?) a house, and plant the stuff in the ground. Just about everything grows better in the ground...
    scabow scabow 70+, M Feb 12, 2013

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    Urban Garden

    I swear I must have been born right in the mud and grass of my parents' rental, because it's been engrained in me since I was really litt;le playing with the raddishes the landlord grew there. We moved when I was three or so into the house I spent my childhood right up until a...
    bhrc bhrc 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    I'm finally developing my gardens in this place

    we are living (always had gardens and nice yards in the previous places, even as a kid). Last year I planted a lawn and flower bed in the front, and this spring I started tomatoes and chill's in the back. More to come, but I need to get a job to pay my expenses and fund my...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 10

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    Frustrated Gardener

    I started getting into gardening after I met my wife - she is a keen gardener but has arthritis and therefore has to limit her gardening endeavors. to be honest I have little interest in growing plants, shrubs, trees etc. but I do LOVE growing my own veg. I have cleared a little...
    Nomoretomorrow Nomoretomorrow 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    Feeding Mind And Body

    I enjoy gardening. From the breaking of the ground. To the harvest. It is a way to relieve stress. You can watch your efforts pay off day to day. I Can always find something that need my attention. It's a way for me to feed my mind and body.
    gasolinealley gasolinealley 46-50, F Oct 23, 2013

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    The Incredible Shrinking Lawn.

    I planted over 100 bulbs and other plants today... and I'm still not done!
    Bennah Bennah 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    First time gardener here

    and can't wait for my veggies to come in! Yeah, yeah I know I planted to much but, we'll see how it goes!
    Ski75 Ski75 36-40, M Jun 10

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    We Need To Put In The Effort

    We reap what we sow. How true it is. If we take the time to invest in something useful the rewards are there to reap. The reward may not be monetary but can be very pleasurable. I spend time in my garden, spring, summer, autumn or winter. They like us need care. I love my...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Slugs

    I have come to the conclusion that slugs are Mother Nature's tax collectors. After all it's her dirt, her rain, her sun, and ultimately, it was her seeds. She's just trying to recoup expenses by getting her share. That being said though, I hate paying taxes.
    Fortnight Fortnight 51-55, M Sep 29, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Picked tomatoes, yellow peppers, jalepeno peppers, white and yellow onions, some oregano leaves, basil leaves, and garlic. I'm simmering it all now, making my homemade spaghetti...
    Redbuns Redbuns 56-60, M Aug 9

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    I am a Russian man and I would like to share a story about my life. When I was 7 years old, I began to go to school. I was surrounded by my parents, my maternal grandfather and his...
    alexalan alexalan 51-55, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Sitara-i-Imtiaz ~ RESHMA.Reshma Jee, (1947 - 3 November 2013) IS a renowned folk singer of Pakistan, who IS also very popular in India. She still has and will always continue to...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I enjoy those conversations that get you thinking and are enjoyable. I enjoy deep and intimate conversations where everything is on the table and the two participants trust each...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I enjoy having a drink occasionally with friends / colleagues. No I don't drink very often so when I do I like to enjoy myself... What makes this difficult is having a partner...
    Mysticme Mysticme 26-30, F Aug 1

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    I don't consider myself to be much of a romantic anymore, regarding people or life in general. However, once in a while, I will read or watch something that feels very romantic to...
    FrozenGuy FrozenGuy 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Its true I do enjoy getting to know different people through the web.. I enjoy talking and sharing things to get a better understanding of them
    justtheloner justtheloner 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I enjoy cooking too. I haven't been cooking lately been busy with school but the stuff I enjoy cooking are Italian, Mexican. I've also tried making these Thai spring rolls with...
    hartbri12 hartbri12 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I enjoy the smell of rain. The somehow fresh, cool air in my lungs. The invigorating sensation you get after taking a deep breath; like you can get through the most arduous...
    SquaredA SquaredA 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Before I start, I want to thank everyone who's commented on the stories and given them a like. To recap for those of you who haven't read the first parts to this story, apart from...
    ChloePawson ChloePawson 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Thumbin’ Through The Past. Someone once asked me what kinds of music I liked and I replied that I could enjoy just about anything as long as it’s played and performed...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do enjoy it, but not when there are some real idiots on the road, don't try road rage with me. And the slow drivers? Oooooomg -.-
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I am enjoying myself even though I'm doing very little, or does that just sound like denial?
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I keep journals and have different ones for different purposes. I keep a dream journal because I dream every night and if I don't write it down as soon as I wake up I will forget...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I've always enjoyed helping others in need. I was never the type to ask for help because I liked doing things independently.
    becuuh becuuh 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have been a smoker for almost five years. Even though I am fully aware of the health risks I use cigarettes as a way to get temporarily release from the every-day stress we all...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    When my nips fall out, i just enjoy the moment or two before i scoop the little puppies back inside where they belong:)
    promqueen2002 promqueen2002 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    This story isn't to people that are clinically depressed, because that is a whole different side than what I'm talking about. So I really enjoy helping people. Making them happy...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 5

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    Life is Like a Cup Of Coffee. A group of alumni,highly established in their careers,got together to visit their old university professor...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I really enjoy helping others tremendously when I can. The blessings will come back at you ten fold. I have had some great experiences with family and friends.
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 6

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    I was taught from an early age to help others. Especially those less fortunate and I was told even though I may not receive anything in return that I will be blessed in the end. So...
    transglat transglat 31-35, T 1 Response Aug 6

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    I discovered this website while trying to find a way to vent about problems in life. I'm very happy i found it because i'm connecting with different people left and right and...
    jagart01 jagart01 18-21, M Aug 7

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    I enjoy communicating, but I get a little bored with inane banter. If a conversation has depth you can learn a lot from so person, about themselves and their perceptions on life...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I've always loved to cook and sometimes I get very involved. For example, last weekend I roasted a whole lamb for friends. After the party I found myself wondering... why do I...
    Azakkary Azakkary 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I love cooking a lot of people I know use a lot of frozen foods to feed there family's I enjoy nothing more than good home cooked food dinners, stews, soups, pies, this is home...
    rayventempest rayventempest 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I hard being so different from everyone my age. From my interests to my personality, I can't relate to anyone my age. My best friend is the exact opposite of myself, I love her but...
    hopeonthehorizons hopeonthehorizons 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    To women. This is very intimate to me. I like giving full body massages the best. Im no professional but i feel like each time i enjoy it more and i get better at knowing how to...
    seimiol seimiol 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    If they seem worthy. Some are divas. Some are enjoying stuck attention. But some are saints. Wounded saints. So the do unto others rule applies. Big time. And...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Put it this way I love talking about myself, I don't do it often. I'm the one always listening to others, which I enjoy... But it's nice to talk about myself sometimes.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Aug 10

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    I really enjoy helping people, I mean when I see i've helped a person to improve and helped their lives to turn out easier for them. I can't help be feel proud of myself for...
    BurntToasty BurntToasty 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    In my opinion, nothing's better than someone who can keep a deep conversation going & actually enjoys it.
    hashtagliz hashtagliz 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I enjoy nothing more than staying up really late or almost all night talking with my friend. We actually met on here months ago. It's great, we have such a lot in common, share a...
    Sweetgal40 Sweetgal40 36-40, F Aug 11

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    I enjoy feeling like someone has an interest in what i'm saying and how i feel; not just my body or status.
    kaseys14 kaseys14 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I like to talk meaningful. I'm not a fan of "he said she said" or rumors or small talk. I love to learn! I would love to sit and listen and learn from another person and...
    MissUbiquitous MissUbiquitous 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12
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