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Location:  Aripeka, FL

Day Job:  sales

The Digs:  Backyard

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherries, Chile Peppers, Chinese cabbage, Collards, Cucumbers, Garlic, Gourds, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Bees, Cats

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I enjoy playing in the dirt! Plus, I get a sense of satisfaction from growing our food. :)


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  • Posted by: brittley47 on April 17th, 2012 at 08:06 pm


  • Posted by: Ricky & Sallie's Urban Farm on April 17th, 2012 at 08:28 am

    Congrats on being named farmer of the day ...I have a grow box garden as well and have just added a second box ...Your plants look great ....Florida weather sure gives us an advantage !

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 17th, 2012 at 05:15 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day. How is the seed starting this year?

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on February 13th, 2012 at 04:08 pm

    How's your garden been doing since 2010? I enjoyed looking at your photos. Some of your framing reminds me of my garden. You've used a lot of old bricks. We ended up with a bunch of old bricks when we had an old wood stove chimney taken down, and I used them the same way.

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  • Posted by: Carl on September 14th, 2010 at 08:40 am

    That's a lot of plants to have to keep up with. Good luck.

  • Posted by: BlondiesRoost on July 19th, 2010 at 04:52 am

    Thanks everyone for the Farmer of the Day award! :)

    I've been busy busy busy. Aside from the typical stuff to do, it's seed starting time here... So far I've planted well over 1200 seeds. Yes, I do it all by hand into those little seed trays. My OCD makes sure that I only get 1 or 2 seeds per cell (depending on variety), so it takes me a while to seed up a tray.

    My spring garden is mainly finished with a only the sweet potatoes, potatoes, basil, and water chestnuts still going strong.

    Happy Gardening Everyone!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on July 17th, 2010 at 03:27 pm

    Congrats on Farmer of the day. I love growing my food too. I've harvested 10 cucumbers and gave 9 away. There are lots of blooms on the plants so I'll have much more before season's end.

  • Posted by: EggSpudition on July 17th, 2010 at 03:02 pm

    Congrats on being Farmer of the Day

  • Posted by: Stephanie on July 16th, 2010 at 08:12 am

    I'm having some of the same issues you are...stink bugs, hormworms and then there's the dimnoback moths. Spinosad, BT and hand picking have been my weapons, what's have been yours?

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