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I Want to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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    When I Get My Own Place

    I really never had any love for gardening.  My mother was always gardening, flowers mostly.  I worked for the park and was a gardener's helper and that didn't really turn me on, although I liked being outside.  But lately I have been having simple dreams. ...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    I Am Growing a Garden

    I am growing a garden! I have lived at my house for about three years. The first year that i tried to grow a garden i just tilled up a spot and thats as far as i got. The second year weeds just over ran my garden and i could not keep up with them. This year has been such a...
    jd4430 jd4430 22-25 Jun 5, 2009

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    I started my first compost bin today It was

    fun, relaxing. As I did it I tuned in to the world around me. The sky, leaves in trees, the smell of cool black earth, clouds drifting by like slow moving waves, the muscles moving in my body: contracting - expanding. Mindfulness is cool and brings me back to earth. Couple it...
    zeitgeist211 zeitgeist211 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Right now I'm looking

    for wooden pallets to recycle so I can build my first above-ground vegetable garden. Actually, I'm going to let Hubbie build it, haha! I'm planning on growing red peppers, cucumbers, spring onions, tomatoes, and cabbage. In addition, I'm growing a ton of basil so I can make...
    SleepingOnSnow SleepingOnSnow 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2014

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    I Am Following My Dream!

    I've been wanting to experience growing my own vegetables for a long time.  Last year, circumstances came together to allow me the opportunity to finally fulfill this dream. After a lot of physical labor, a friend and I built 6 raised bed gardens and sowed heirloom seeds...
    drpr drpr 46-50, F Aug 4, 2009

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    Lasagna Gardening. A No-dig Option

    With lasagna gardening it is done by sheet composting whereby the scraps and weeds and old boots if you like are all dumped in one spot... well, layered on top of each other. It's all recycled in one spot. It really looks like a pig's breakfast, but boy oh boy does it...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F Jan 22, 2011

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    Tips For Gardening In Germany

    A vegetable garden is becoming a long lost art as land continues to diminish in the wake of growing and connecting communities. But it still remains true that a bought vegetable never tastes the same as one grown in man’s own soil with man’s own hands, the culmination of...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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    My first cucumber of the summer!

    I'm beginning to realize that gardening relaxed me. ☺️ I've found zen in my garden.
    mdvotion812 mdvotion812 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Garden Of Love

    I want to grow my garden next year.I had grapes this year and wow were they big red no seeds . I want to plant  everything.I also planted bamboo.
    karenfilippone2 karenfilippone2 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2011

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    On vegetable garden you mean cannabis

    and magic mushrooms, then yes I want to grow one.
    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M Mar 1

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    :D

    I'm going to start it off this Thursday as soon as I get my paycheck. I'm excited for this project because it's something to dedicate a lot of my time to and plan it out. I have to rototill the land and water it everyday and watch life grow!!! I think I might do some...
    Cominginstatic Cominginstatic 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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    5 Cucumber Seeds

    Excitement today, when the postman came and delivered my special seeds.  (From Thompson Morgan).  Ordered some "container" cucumber seeds.  5 seeds for about 5 dollars.  What to do now?  If I plant 5 seeds, the birds will eat two seeds, and one will...
    MistyR MistyR 66-70 Apr 30, 2010

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    1.  I was raised in the deep South2.  I love to cook3.  I love gardening4.  I love animals and nature5.  I love butterflies6.  I love music of all...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I may have a solution if you can afford it. We recently moved back home California from Arkansas. The fruit and vegetables are dirt cheap and of higher quality than the ones in...
    KenmaXhan KenmaXhan 13-15, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love having my own little garden, my very own little patch of land. To just be able to spend time out there or getting my hands messy working on something can be so relaxing...
    Shyb1 Shyb1 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dude in a lawn and garden company truck tried not to let me onto the interstate. I got over then stayed beside him and flipped him the bird for six straight miles.
    Blancpaper Blancpaper 18-21, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    As my gardens grow and I am reaping what I have sown.... I feel so blessed and alive. I walk my gardens everyday to just look at and adore them all. So many colorful blooms! My...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    today we have finished digging our garden!!! but can anyone tell me how I can keep an aloe plant alive and how to get my box orange sorghum out of growing together in? there are 5...
    crisseo crisseo 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I have a thirteen year old cousin on my mom's side of the family that has been obsessive about boys since she was literally 10 or 11 years old. You know how 14/15/16 year old...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am a stay home dad and have two daughters (11 and 13) -My 13 year old always wanted to be a big girl and is independent. Makes it very easy on me to watch her grow up. My 11...
    ilikebeingme ilikebeingme 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I believe Gundam Wing was my absolute favorite show growing up. It had a sense of mystery and danger if you looked at Relena's perspective early on. It had heart stoping awesome...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    And now I have one! I met her here on EP, and for months now we've been texting, talking, and sharing pictures of your growing, fattening bodies :-) I absolutely love this girl...
    ColePhelps ColePhelps 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm turning 15 the day after tomorrow, and I feel that I'm growing up, but I really don't want to. I never did. You know how kids always say: "I wish I was a grown-up!" Well I...
    ThatOneDepressedKid ThatOneDepressedKid 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    To Dad, for being kind, for listening, for disciplining, always being there. Its been 22, years since we said "good-bye" ,in the garden of stone. And I miss you.
    Gingerstep Gingerstep 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    There's only two things that money can't buy and that's true love and home grown tomatoes! And HOT DOG I have both!!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Are you afraid of growing old? I am. But it will be more bearable if you don't have to sleep alone. Hope this little story makes you smile. An older couple was lying in bed one...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    Wore my red basque, thong and Opaque stockings under my normal clothes while the wife was out. Did some work in the garden and even had the neighbour walk within 1 metre. Had in on...
    suesam suesam 41-45, M Jun 20

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    what would be welcome improvements? let's see - if my boyfriend quit smoking if i get it together and start eating healthy again if i lose weight if i could get around more if...
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    It feels like I'm climbing to a mountain against the wind. Hot on the day time and cold at night. Hungry for someone to rely on and thirsty for unconditional love. Where I'm going...
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F Jun 19

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    I have grown up in the heart of the Sonoran Desert since 1992, my mother is of Canadian decent so every summer since my conception for a couple of weeks we would road trip from...
    hermesgrowingreens hermesgrowingreens 22-25, M Jun 19

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    Why won't my hair grow:( it has been the same legnth for about 5 years now! I just want to feel confident in myself for who i am and with long hair i am able to do that, i just...
    peediethings peediethings 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    "Age " At 22, I already feel I had grown up too fast. Way before my time. Matured before my time. So they define it.. That constant reminder "oh you're mature for your age". It...
    Coranpharel Coranpharel 22-25, M Jun 19

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    Hey guys, I'm 15 and I'm 172.5 cm, about 5 foot 7. I've been reading about all these puberty and height growth stuff online and apparently ur height growth stops at 16?!?! I think...
    UrbanRonin UrbanRonin 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    My mom and sister both got weight loss surgeries when I was a kid. My dad can eat a whole pack of Oreo's and gain nothing. My niece is tall and slim, as well. I hide in the shadows...
    ohayoai ohayoai 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I feel like a f*$& plant you know. Like a tree or something similar. I'm stuck, grounded with roots that don't contributes something to me. It's usles and contaminating. I need a...
    TheNewBatman TheNewBatman 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    Lilies, magnolias, gardenias, hibiscuses, and hydrangeas... I feel at peace in a garden surrounded by colorful gems and flowery fragrances. My garden is my happy place.
    Greeneyedgirl276 Greeneyedgirl276 36-40, F Jun 16

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    Growing up really does suck, all I wanted when I was little, was to be older and in control of everything I do. But being a dependent child is the best! You don't have to worry...
    m4riiam m4riiam 16-17, F Jun 14

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    One important question is, how do you know someone is your soulmate? How do you define ‘soulmate’? I just read an article by Brooke Hampton. She believed soulmates are people...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    One day I ask a monk " what is the greatest value of my life". He told me to find a big stone on the near garden, to sell it in the market, if someone ask the price, do not talk...
    GDreamer GDreamer 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    1. i am 44, male, live in sydney 2. i have 3 kids that i adore 3. i love nature and being in it 4. i enjoy riding my bike - especially with my kids 5. i love to lie in bed on a...
    Andyfree Andyfree 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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