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I Like Gardening

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 father was an avid gardener

    when he was younger.It was an escape - from my mother mostly, but I won't go into that. When he became ill, he asked me to move back into the family home and when I did, I decided to do something about the garden. He was never a landscape kind of gardener, he liked wild and...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love gardening in the nude when it is warm enough. Happily the neighbours don't seem to mind. I was naked in the garden many times this year, since we had a lovely hot summer.
    price2952 price2952 61-65, M Dec 4

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    Okay . Remember where you got this. It's a trick I discovered just over 10 years ago. As we know, plants take in co2 and produce o2. There are people who will put tents over their...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Nov 29

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    The “experience” of nature is very hard to put into words. Indeed, putting it into words is to turn it into a cerebral experience, like it has something to do with conscious...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo 56-60, M Dec 18

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    hey i dont know where to start from. so ive been knowing my bestfriend like 1 year ago but became besties 4 months ago were are soo close! we're 18 years old . i like to spend time...
    sweetginaa sweetginaa 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Who doesnt, at least what real person doesnt like a little roughness while having sex? Just going at it nice n slow isn't always so pleasurable. i like a little pain, a little...
    MysticSparks MysticSparks 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    i would like to admit to god and to the public, i am not a great person. it is not easy to be a really kind person and i admire people with such kindness and patients . i do too do...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Two Limericks on a Quiet Man there was a young man who had nothing to say, who sat back in his chair 'cause he liked it that way. no one paid attention, until someone mentioned...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 7 hrs ago

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    a student from the highlands named Ward, claimed he was perpetually bored; I asked his conjecture about yesterday's lecture, he said, "I liked it so much that I snored."
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 5 hrs ago

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    I hate that I care so Much for that one person and they don't give a crap about me but I act like everything is ok but deep down all I want is them to be called theirs but I know...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    the Callaghan girls were obese, the four of them all walked like geese; in defence their mom said, "my girls are well fed, but then there's my cute ton of niece."
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    hey there... i write poems though am not a poet , but I think am pretty good that's what everyone tell me .. hmm I'd like to share some of my poems with you .. but i want 5 readers...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Living a life of ache .. Come back for Godsake God took you away .. He didn't want you to stay ! Since you left I've been cryin' Ask the angels if they've been spyin' !! You left...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I remember seeing him In school walk down the halls and me and my friend Ashley getting all excited since he was so cute. At the time my friend and I liked him but he had a...
    CassDance20 CassDance20 13-15, F Nov 27

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    (This is my second time posting this experience, but I need more feedback! And please, don't message me for my k.i.k.. I just need advice. Also, 'Sam' is most defiantly not a pedo...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30

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    No matter where I've been I have never found any friend, girlfriend, lover. I've always been alone. I'm in university now and people don't like me or be my friend because I'm...
    franktheman149 franktheman149 18-21, M Dec 1

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    And unfortunately I lost a best friend because of that. I was best friends with a very smart and mesmerizingly beautiful Korean girl in all of my middle school years and we were...
    CursedWithABlessing CursedWithABlessing 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Ok, so I like this guy who I think I shouldn't like!I'm 19 and he is 17, but he was in a year higher grade in high school so when I was in my last year of high school (year12) he...
    BellaXOXO101 BellaXOXO101 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    ROCKWELL "Somebody's Watching Me" Who's watching Tell me, who's watching Who's watching me I'm just an average man With an average life I work from nine to five Hey, hell, I...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Nineteen Things change - and the world goes on. The weather improves. The days grow longer, the nights shorter. The air and the ocean...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Dec 6

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