I Want to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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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

    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, 2015

    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

    :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

    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 Jun 25, 2015

    When I finally have a place of my own i'd love

    to have a little allotment of my own to grow stuff. I have a herb garden and grow tomatoes and strawberries but don't really have the space for much else. My partner's father has a vegetable patch behind his house and I'm very envious sometimes.
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    Dec 3, 2015

    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
    Nov 18, 2011

    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

    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
    70+
    Apr 30, 2010

    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

    On vegetable garden you mean cannabis

    and magic mushrooms, then yes I want to grow one.
    demonswithin demonswithin
    18-21, M
    Mar 1, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    Aug 4, 2009

    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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