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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...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F Jan 22, 2011

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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...
    MistyR MistyR 70+ Apr 30, 2010

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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...
    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...
    Cominginstatic Cominginstatic 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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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...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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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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    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...
    jd4430 jd4430 22-25 Jun 5, 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...
    drpr drpr 41-45, F Aug 4, 2009

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    I'd very much love to be able to support myself in that way, and having home-grown fruits and vegetables just feels nice.
    emilyVH emilyVH 16-17, F Mar 19

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    I'm conflicted. I love this city (Brisbane) I also adore Melbourne. Here the weather is perfect and I could grow awesome gardens all year. It's expensive though and I have almost...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Inspiration From A Friend A friend and her husband a couple of years ago were suddenly faced with losing their business and job respectively. They were supporting two children...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F Mar 26

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    Yesterday, Just after the sun went down . I picked up my pen & note pad & took a coffee out into the garden , Where sat cross legged on the grass & waited Patiently to speak to the...
    RETROSOUNDS RETROSOUNDS 36-40, M Mar 30

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    I was tagged by Daddeyk... 1. Summer and spring is my favorite times of the year, but get depressed and feel bad during the shorter, darker days of the winter months. 2. I love...
    SkatingMomma SkatingMomma 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I never cared till my first breakdown . . and i had lost my job and the neighbours thoughtfully complained to my landlord that I had not cut my grass. I was fuming. I cut it with...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I have figs, rhubarb, raspberries, apples, strawberries and maybe blackcurrants this year . . . The garden never takes more than it gives <3
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F Mar 29

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    I'd been wanting to plant flowers for a while and finally did yesterday afternoon before coming on EP! I've always loved having flowers around the house. I've even been known to...
    goodgirl180 goodgirl180 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm starting off small this summer. I plan on growing some spinach and lettuce. As for fish, I think I'll go with goldfish first.....in case the whole thing goes belly up...I can...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Just saw something online I wanna get. Great excuse to get a pretty flower too. "Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 26

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    My ex and I have been off and on for the last 10 years. We are very different yet in so many ways the same. He is a veteran and I am Bipolar. I tell you this because it is not an...
    yanene yanene 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Ever since I was kid I always wanted to have the feeling of another human growing in my stomach, to get the symptoms , to have the little pregnancy wobble while walking, I wanted...
    ThisAsianLovesYou ThisAsianLovesYou 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I really do... i think it's because I love writing them as well, and letters written by your own hands feels more real... I just want to share a letter written by my ex girlfriend...
    idontknowanythingrightnow idontknowanythingrightnow 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control... Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I've been through too much to not look out for myself. Ask questions, tell the truth and speak from the heart. I think this, but go to school and do the same thing. I'm getting...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I lie because I'm too afraid to be rejected or to be bandoned. To make myself feel better, to not hurt the other person. I am emotionally dependent. And I'm angry for reasons I don...
    eidolon6 eidolon6 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    When I get older, I want to have a child. Not because of my loneliness, but because I think motherhood is a beautiful concept. If I could be the mother my own mother was, I think...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 37 mins ago

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    When we were growing up we were spanked bare by both parents in front of our siblings until puberty, when we reached puberty we just told a parent (boys told dad, girls told mom...
    KirstyAJohnson KirstyAJohnson 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've been doing some traveling. To where you ask? If I told you you wouldn't believe me. I hardly believe it myself. Remember as children, how we used to dream? And the way we...
    lunalovegood93 lunalovegood93 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Basically, I want to have a date with Christian in the rain. In the gardens of Woodward Park. I love gardens, and I know he likes them as well. Rain just makes everything so much...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Well this is some long introduction of me or things about me. So let's start :-) Im Mj an asian girl who have seen many bad things in life. I have done so many mistakes in my life...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Godiva has a wonderful English cottage garden and always works au natural when the sun is out.
    YoungGodiva YoungGodiva 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    and find I also use gardening if I feel upset or annoyed, muttering to the plants seems to help!
    clearsight clearsight 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Its such a renewal process. Watching the seasons change and the gardens come to life! The crocus, hyacinth, daffodils and narcissus are are blooming and it make me smile to see the...
    AlphaChick AlphaChick 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Nature feels indifferent toward us.But we still need nature. The wind is blowing like there will be storm after this. I'm sitting in the garden front of my house. The cloud...
    spongechannie spongechannie 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I'm excited that it finally stopped snowing and I can rebuild my balcony garden. Most of the plants I had last year died, including--for various reasons--the ones I tried to bring...
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    1.) I'm an Otaku (Anime geek) 7.) My mind is completely random at times. 6.) I stutter when I'm near pretty girls (and I can't make eye contact). 2.) I have a automatonophobia...
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I've always felt that Paleo eating would work for me but I'm actually doing it properly now and after the last few days I have had more energy than I can remember ever having...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I am currently at 350 lbs. I started juicing a year and a half ago and I got all the way down to 307. But my doctor freaked out and made me stop the juicing. So now I fill my...
    ltdjim ltdjim 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    1) i'm an asian and was born in Indonesia 2) i hate ants and bugs 3) i don't like eating vegetables 4) i'm a flirt 5) i like older, taller and mature guys 6) i don't like being fat...
    ancllevyn ancllevyn 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Going grocery shopping tonight, to look for healthy but filling foods to help with my diet. Sandwiches (lean meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, wheat bread), cereal and milk, salads...
    Eupheme Eupheme 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I want tattoos... And not just to have tattoos... But because I want to express my life with my body. I want to get a bass clef on the outside of my left foot between my heel and...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Mar 22

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    "Somebody To Love" (originally by The Great Society) Jefferson Airplane When the truth is found To be lies And all the joy Within you dies Don't you want somebody to love? Don't...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    LED plant lights illuminated advantage in agriculture 1 , bio-energy -efficient Plant photosynthesis light is not absorbed sunlight all the ingredients , the main advantage is that...
    ledgrowlight ledgrowlight 26-30, F Mar 26

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    IN GOD'S TIME This year I turn sixty. Lord, help me to seek healing in the relationships in which I have harmed others by not considering the feelings, needs and concerns of...
    BILLZALOT BILLZALOT 56-60 Mar 29

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    I was forced to grow up before I was ready... After my mom got a divorce from her abusive husband of 7-8 years, we moved into a very small apartment. Me, my mother, and my younger...
    Siqo423 Siqo423 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm 20 years old and I never found the joy of 'skipping a year of college after high school to party and enjoy life'. I never understood going to the club every weekend, drinking...
    acidicbase acidicbase 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Dear family, friends, and all seven billion people in this world, First off, let me tell you about myself. I am a thirteen year old girl, I have two sisters and one step-sister. My...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Power up grade It's about 10:00am and by this time everyone's awake now. While the others where doing their own thing Zane was in the kitchen eating some pancake/french-toast...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Hi, name is Ashakay and I am living in Jamaica.I am 27 years old and I am looking for a penpal,age and colour are not a factor. I enjoy cooking and gardening.I love to read non...
    AshaKayMary AshaKayMary 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Samantha would die, BUT where's prince charming??? This coming from a self proclaimed feminist so LOL. But seriously, I know us girls have been brainwashed into thinking that some...
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27