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I Want to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    :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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    Gardening with My Mother When I was a little girl I used to HATE gardening, greenhouses, nurseries, and the ever dreaded “Plant Section” that could be found in the spring...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F May 12

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    Gardening with My Mother When I was a little girl I used to HATE gardening, greenhouses, nurseries, and the ever dreaded “Plant Section” that could be found in the spring...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    Gardening with My Mother When I was a little girl I used to HATE gardening, greenhouses, nurseries, and the ever dreaded “Plant Section” that could be found in the spring...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F May 12

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    Gardening with My Mother When I was a little girl I used to HATE gardening, greenhouses, nurseries, and the ever dreaded “Plant Section” that could be found in the spring...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F May 12

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    Dear Him, Iuse to live my life to the fullest and funniest! But all a sudden since my boyfriend cheated and left me for my best friend in 2012. My world collapsed and heart...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Dear Him, I use to live my life to the fullest and funniest! But all a sudden since my boyfriend cheated and left me for my best friend in 2012. My world collapsed and heart...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I just arrived in Chicago a few days ago and diligently bought herbs and vegetables and flowers for my balcony garden. But the last two days have been brutal. Cold weather, rain...
    Cabman54 Cabman54 61-65, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    1. Name? - K 2. Male or female? Female, or as my husband claims, gnome. 3. Were you named after anyone? Nope! Not even Christ. 4. Does your name mean anything? "Christian." I...
    GeorgeSands GeorgeSands 31-35, F 2 Responses May 13

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    The neighbour next-door Mrs. Potts often babysat a 6 year old girl a named Stephanie. Mrs. Potts was jovial her tummy jiggled while laughing never trust a smiley person I've always...
    Kickingnscreaming Kickingnscreaming 56-60, M 4 Responses May 7

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    I grow herbs for cooking and making tea, as well as some fruits and vegetables.
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 1 Response May 14

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    1. Babies 2. Baby zoo animals 3. Puppies 4. Kittens 5. Chocolate 6. Happy people 7. Sunny days 8. Comedy movies 9. Food 10. Gatherings 11. Music 12. Pampering myself 13...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F May 14

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    *smile* A very fancy gardener, I am! I am a caretaker of beautiful living things. In return, they love me and make me proud! Each day they grow stronger, bigger Same goes for my...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses May 9

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    Indonesian Teak Garden Furniture distinctive offer best options of wood so that means you can get the well known sets that will last a long time solid, hard wearing as well as...
    romanzick romanzick 31-35 1 Response May 19

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    i have connection with gardens i dont know what it feels like some day a beautiful moment will occur in garden or a meadow for me a wish will come true perhaps may be i will meet...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M May 22

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    The pair walked together thru the breath-takingly beautiful Italian themed gardens... Everything about the place whispered romance in a deep husky voice.... From the smell of the...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    With few possessions, a garden to grow own food, a few chickens for fresh eggs, a clean lake with fish and no TV! (A loving partner would be nice)
    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love nurturing things! I plan to plant as much trees as I can. For we do need more trees. I like to do bonsais as well, and I looove grass plants. I also talk to them. All the...
    Aurelielavraie Aurelielavraie 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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    A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see what he went through each day, so he prayed :- "Dear Lord, I go to work...
    fortisvir fortisvir 31-35, M 5 Responses May 9

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    I wanna have a healthy lifestyle and I constantly try to motivate myself.Today I ate apples and vegetables, drank loads of water and excercized for half an hour I felt so good.And...
    xxrxxo xxrxxo 18-21, T 6 Responses May 3

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    I love to be outside playing in my garden, I've run across a huge problem. The neighborhood cats love to do their nasty business in my beautiful soil and mulch. I could never bring...
    foofoo2 foofoo2 36-40, F May 4

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    There's nothing worse than a cat in your garden. I'd rather have a snake.
    foofoo2 foofoo2 36-40, F 3 Responses May 5

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    Nothing like beautiful weather, walking through the grass barefoot and working in the yard. Spent my afternoon pulling weeds and beautifying my herb gardens and flower beds. That...
    enchantingsub enchantingsub 41-45, F 3 Responses May 6

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    My parents live in Kamakura where foreign travelers and families of USA Navy stationed at Yokosuka visit for sight seeing and come rest at the beach. Kamakura is an ancient samurai...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response May 8

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    I'm stopping at 60 or 50 lol. 1) I'm allergic to any food or drink that's purple. 2) I was a smiling baby when I came out the womb (no joke) 3) I have one brother and two...
    n0ah n0ah 13-15, M 4 Responses May 11

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    Okay...its not really me that loves the gardening part, but I adore the flowers, the landscaping, the result. Its a special thing when he does the planning, the purchasing, and...
    laserx laserx 46-50, F 1 Response May 16

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    i love it gardening watering those flowers beautiful plants the grass nature is wonderful truly love it
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M May 20

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    I have lost faith in Japanese lunch boxes sold in Japan's stores. They are full of unhealthy additives, trans fats, and sugar. The providers bleaches or colors vegetables so...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 2 Responses May 24

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    I am a 14 year old girl and my height is 5 feet. I began puberty at around 10 or 11 years and had my first period at 13 years and 4 months old. I am not very regular and it has...
    nickyra55 nickyra55 13-15 1 Response May 9

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    I don't want to grow up. I dont want to leave my parents. That's my biggest fear. I dont want them to leave the world. What if i miss them ? What if i want my mom's cooking. I...
    Fear33 Fear33 16-17, F May 10

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    Hi everyone. First, I want to say that i'm not 100% fluent in English so i'm sorry if there's any mistakes. I'm an 18-year-old Saudi girl. I guess you already know what the...
    Hanzix Hanzix 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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