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I Like Gardening

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    I Like To Do Evil Hybriding Experiments

    I have a bit of evil scientist in me. I love to cross various types of pumpkins and corn and other things just to see what I will come up with. This year, I came up with a new variety of Indian corn. I'll have to plant it next year to be sure the kernals grow the same corn but I...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    Im really no green thumb

    and my garden is a complete hodge-podge but I do love digging in the dirt, planting things, and seeing what they'll do. It's sort of therapeutic and meditative. :)
    farawaymae farawaymae 36-40, F 1 Response May 5

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    I Don't Know What It Is....

    But I find it irresitably sexy when a man gardens... O.o My man should start gardening.....Alot....
    DunkelAugen DunkelAugen 18-21, F Sep 18, 2008

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    Plantaholic

    I can't stop buying plants for my garden. I feel the need to every little space in my yard with plants.  My obsession with plants starting with the vegatable garden when I was 10 years old. I moved on to growing small trees, flowers, shrubs and grasses. weeding and tending...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    Prefer Indoor Garden

     I have decided to try the aerogrow Mini garden planter. I found one online for 29.95 at their outlet. I have never used this but have always wanted one and broke down  and paid for one today. I will keep you posted on my progress with it.  It is to hot here in...
    bzyangl bzyangl 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2009

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    Art of Gardening With Little Sight

    You have to don your glasses to protect eyes put your cap on to shield the eyes then you are ready to go gardening.  I love being in the greenhouse I set my se eds and watch them grow a bit uneven I pot them on when they become bigger .  The thing to watch is pulling...
    tillywilliams tillywilliams 66-70 1 Response Jul 18, 2009

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    Spring Cleaning

    This weekend was spent cleaning up the gardens and seeing what died/survived over the winter.  Surprisingly, only 2 varigated lariope didn't make it.  The gardens are coming in beautifully, though.  I've been working hard on developing perennials over the pasr...
    Exaspera Exaspera 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2010

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    Yard Work

    I love to work in my garden and yard, it is good to feel the dirt and smell the flowers. After all your hard work is done, sweat on your brow, you can admire your handy work. Very rewarding
    mother mother 61-65, F 3 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Developing A Green Thumb...

    As a kid, I hated gardening. I hated helping my mom planting flours, or helping grandma attending to the vegetable patch. I repeatedly killed all the flowers in my room because I simply wasn't interested in them. Well, I guess I grew out of that. Last year, my wife and myself...
    Kletti Kletti 70+ May 14, 2012

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    A Developing Interest

    Iv always said I didnt like gardening - that it was just like housework only even dirtier.  But recently I have become more interested in growing my own vegies.  I bought a planter box, just a small one, plastic.  Was gowing to put herbs in it so I could have them...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 3 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Would Enjoy Flower Seeds, Thank You For Those Who Sell By The Road

    I love inside plants and gardening. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so I can't keep up with it as I'd like to. I'd love to go out there and dig and plant and weed...and even when the drive in me is high to get out there and do it, I just can't.  I have good days, or better...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F Oct 29, 2011

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    I love my garden. It helps me to relax

    and I am not only able to have fresh vegetables in the summer but also preserve from it for the winter and early spring. Here is picture from a couple of years ago..
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    Indoor Water Garden

    I'm trying to start an indoor water garden by using an old feed container. There's a pond nearby where I can collect a few minnows and wild aquatic flora. I also need some sort of pump/water filter so I won't have to keep scrubbing this thing clean every week or so. I guess we...
    waterstories waterstories 21-25, F 8 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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    Do You Talk to Your Plants?

    C'mon, it's confession time here in the garden....do you ever talk to your plants?  If so, do you just tell them how your day went? (I tried that....even the plastic ones died) Or do you encourage  them by reading brilliant gardening self-help manuals on how to...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte 51-55, F 3 Responses May 26, 2008

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    The Color of Life Is Green.

    I LOVE to garden. I just moved into a new house, and dinked around all summer. But now that I know what I'm going to do, I'll have a fruitful garden. ^.^ *squeals* I can't wait!
    DunkelAugen DunkelAugen 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2008

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    Saying It With Flowers

    I love plants and trees. My garden, if you happened to have a look at my albums (it is open to all) you will notice that there is special plant that is dear to me. Roses. They never seem to fade, the more attention you give them the more they show their appreciation in bring...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    Garden In A Pinch

    Well, it seems I will be moving this July so I can't have my regular garden. My BF is in another state, hopefully getting a job. I am out in the boonies. I can't drive and have no way to get anywhere for fresh produce. They just cut me off SSI, the 600 a month being my only...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    Slash And Burn

    Although I like to be out in my garden in reality all I seem to end up doing is trying to keep it under control.  Shrubs, conifers, ivy and trees need constant hacking or there will be no garden.  The patch of lawn dies off if it doesn't get light and air, moss takes over the...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Mar 20, 2011

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    My Garden

    Even as a very young child I loved gardening.  Over the last few years I have gardened for several elderly people - as well as looking after my own garden.  I do have 2 hens and 2 ducks that are free range - poultry and gardening do not mix very - so last year I built 2 raised...
    kazzieabc kazzieabc 51-55 Mar 5, 2012

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    Green Thumb

    I have worked in a garden since I was 8 years old. My folks had a big back yard in the country, we would plant a variety of vegetables and berries every year. The best was picking buckets of raspberries, and eating them by the handful. Same for eating peas right out of the pod...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    Food From The Yard!

    I like to grow food!  That having been said, I'm busy, lazy, and not the most organized person...so for me the key to success seems to be selecting tough plants that need more whacking-back than nursemaiding. Tomatoes? bah.  I may try them as a spring crop, but once it gets...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 1 Response Feb 4, 2011

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    New At Gardening

    I'm trying to grow asparagus, onions, and herbs indoors any advice?
    SamiraJ SamiraJ 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    Pot Gardening

    We moved to a new house and even tho. I love it there is no place to plant a veggie garden so I am trying pot gardening. Does anyone know the best veggies to grow this way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    Still Cleaning Up The Yard

    My yard is a mess from years of neglect.  I just cleaned out a corner today, and found a lot of empty pots. I usually have a lot of plants die because I just can't take care of them all, but I soon replace them.  I think I'm addicted to propagation.  I'm not...
    iminvisible2 iminvisible2 56-60 May 16, 2010

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    A Question For The Greenthumbs

    Would bamboo and strawberry plants grow well together in a planter?  In the spring I want to plant some bamboo on my small balcony and I love the idea of having strawberries as well, which I think would grow well there based on the climate here and some past experience. ...
    Allysync Allysync 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    DAMMABLE Bugs.

    I had a little sprig of rosemary growing on my kitchen window sill, for about a month. I also had some Sage, for cooking purposes, you know. But then, these white things started growing on my rosemary and soon they developped into a potatoe bug- like creature. I became disguested...
    DunkelAugen DunkelAugen 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2009

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    I've Always Worked In A Garden...

    Since I was a very small child and our rentor/handyman moved in with us, my family has always kept a garden. Our vegetable/fruit garden was our pride and joy (and money-saver). We were never without cucumbers, yellow squash, peppers (mostly sweet bell, but always with jalapenos...
    phatb1991 phatb1991 22-25, M Nov 19, 2010

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    Love To See Things Grow.

    I'm always trying to grow plants, trees, veggies & flowers, in the ground or containers. Built a raised bed this year but it did poorly we are in a drought & have been breaking records for the number of days in the triple digits.  No relief in site.
    Tfarmer Tfarmer 46-50, M Jul 24, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I started an herb garden when I lived with my mom and she is still keeping it going. Now I'm getting a tomato plant and will be getting an herb garden going again. We have to...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    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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