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I Want to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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    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 2 Responses Feb 16

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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 70+ Apr 30, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have been tending a plot for 2 years now, trying out different veggies and fruits. It's a joy being able to harvest home grown produce, and trying out chutneys, I haven't yet...
    wjean71 wjean71 41-45, F Jun 30

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    I love seeing something that starts out so small grow into something big and wonderful. At home we have a vegetable garden where we grow all sorts of things. I go out there...
    WelcomeToPlanetWeird WelcomeToPlanetWeird 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've just recently got into gardening, it's nice to have my own little garden with fliers and vegetable and herbs but the ants started to make hills in my garden >_< idk what to...
    OriginalOwl OriginalOwl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    My whole life i have been just a shy wreck! Ive missed out on a lot of opportunities because i am afraid of nothing, but myself. My mind seems to control me, telling myself that I...
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    If you want to start juicing on a regular basis, it can help to have some basic tips to work with. Following these juicing techniques will get you off to the right start. Apply...
    greensdrinksnews greensdrinksnews 26-30, M Jul 9

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    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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "Lilt of the Pink Poppy" Small delicate petals stretching up To swing from a chandelier of stars. Although misunderstood from conception, Alive as a pink poppy with all my scars...
    weepingveil weepingveil 41-45, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I'm very discouraged. My tomatoes are all lush and green but no fruits, zucchini with wilted fruit tops, I've cut down all of my Indian corn because they are all wormy, the...
    zorba04 zorba04 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I cut down all of my vegetables. The squirrels, gophers and rabbits won. Next year I'll put veg in pots and plant flowers on the beds. So sad.
    zorba04 zorba04 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Increase of spiritual power 275) 21st November, 1977, Monday. Early morning dream: One of my classmate Debasish said to me, ‘Dipak, I saw you in a dream with a very...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M 4 days ago

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    Our names are Lydia & Dale and we offer a childminding service named A Home to Grow from our lovely house in Maida Vale, Westminster, London W10. We are both fully registered...
    ahometogrow ahometogrow 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My grandparents are really talking about having me get a license (And they're the type of people who walk with their talk). I'm excited, and on one level, I feel ready. However...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    They may not have a heartbeat or anything but they' are living things and I have no idea how so many people can just casually peel potatoes and boil mixed vegetables seemingly...
    IGo2eleven IGo2eleven 22-25, M 6 Responses Jun 25

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    Around this time of the year being summer. I enjoy the very fresh fruits and Vegetables that come right off the farms. Nothing better then fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M Jun 27

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    Choosing fast-growing foods for home gardening can be rewarding and nutritious.
    rebootparadise rebootparadise 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    so my husband and I are trying to have our 2nd baby. I had the most real vivid dream ever last night. My childhood centered around my great grandparnets. The partys we had there...
    melly0727 melly0727 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    The Garden's Promise the warm earth of her body lays next to you extended in the sun with a spring smile that tastes of tender green. Your persistent garden of love, tended...
    GypsyHeartedPoet GypsyHeartedPoet 36-40, F Jun 29

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    I returned north to find that the polar vortex had totally destroyed my garden. Everything appeared dead. I wanted to rip it all out and start fresh. A friend assured me to be...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I used to have a big one when I had a garden but now I live in an Upstairs flat and all I can do is to have a few herbs on the window sill. Herbs are essential for good cooking
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 2 days ago

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    1) My name is Chris. 2) I have Schizoaffective Disorder. 3) I am left handed and do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4) I play bass guitar. 5) I love being...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    At last my garden is done after weeks of hard work can now relexand chil out
    WhiteKnight8060 WhiteKnight8060 51-55, M Jun 24

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    Update! I lost about 60 lbs awhile back. So this is just my uodated version of my 1 Year Update on how to be healthy and lose weight. 1. Drink lots of water. About an ounce for...
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    So I'm really bored, and maybe this'll be at least kinda fun 😅 (oh, that's a picture of me all the way up there ⬆️ I have a slight obsession with big baggy sweatshirts. I...
    starsarediamonds starsarediamonds 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I find placing love in my garden very rewarding.
    jay28N jay28N 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I am taking steps towards a healthier me, but they are all aimed towards physical health. I've cut back sodas and increased the amount of water I drink. I've been aiming for more...
    ShylySubmissive ShylySubmissive 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I love harvesting my garden at the end of the year! The harvest is always plentiful! The hard work always pays off.
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 1 Response Jul 10

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    I've been trying to lose weight for almost 8 months now. When I first began I weighed around 62kg and in a matter of weeks I had dropped to 59. Sadly though, I gained it back in a...
    skurbs skurbs 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ok so I'm a high schooler that feels very fat and not good looking in their skin, I eat vegetables and I exercise but I still am fat. It makes me crazy
    birdkid birdkid 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm worried about my partners son he's a little chubby. He's 14 about 5'2 and 150-160 lbs. in the morning he eats processed cereal or a pop tart. Then for lunch he eats a sandwich...
    cj911 cj911 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    How Faith Grows By Mark A. Finley I recently conducted a weekend series of meetings for college students about the Holy Spirit and revival. After one of the presentations a student...
    neneksantos neneksantos 22-25, F Jun 24

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    1. I'm optimistic. 2. I like to make kombucha and kefir. 3. I like making natural products for friends, family and myself. 4. I lived in Japan for 3 years "teaching" English. 5. I...
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I have always wanted a home with a swimming pool in the backyard and nice flowers and grass that a gardener would take care of because I just love swimming!!!!! I want it to be Zen...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    1. I played soccer for almost 7 years 2. I'm gonna be a freshman in high school next year 3. I met Little Mix 4. I met Bethany Mota 5. I'm going to a One Direction concert...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F Jul 5

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    Why am I doing this? No idea. Let's get started! 1.) I love animals. 2.) I'm a writer. 3.) I love movies. 4.) I'm a junior in High School. 5.) I'm Hispanic/Puerto Rican. 6.) I...
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    One of my flowers in my flower garden
    cristina44 cristina44 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    "Ripples in the Universe" Clicks from her heels, usher in thunder. Grey skies heralded the radiant broadcast. He watched the mascara of truth Run from looming clouds in her eyes...
    weepingveil weepingveil 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    1. What's your favourite candle smell? ...clean linen 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? ... Chelsea Handler 3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother...
    xoHrabina xoHrabina 26-30, F Jul 4

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    1. What's your favourite candle smell? {Sweet Pea} 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? {Demi Lovato} 3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Ever since i can remember i have just always wished for some crazy adventure to happen like i always made up stories as a kid, and watched them shows where people get sucked into...
    Electropterodactyl Electropterodactyl 18-21 Jul 6