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Location:  San Diego, CA

Day Job:  Writer

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Chile Peppers, Cucumbers, Garlic, Jalepeno Peppers, Lettuce, Melons, Oregano, Rosemary, Squash, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  It's good for me and my family, it's fun, it's cost-effective, and I get a much wider variety of premium quality fruits and veggies. Win, win, WIN!

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  • Posted by: on June 1st, 2011 at 01:08 pm

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  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on November 1st, 2010 at 04:29 am


    That's my buddy, Jack. He has Basset hound in him as well. Great dog... ...doesn't get along well with the chickens... ...that's where the fence comes in... : )

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on October 13th, 2010 at 06:45 pm

    I posted progress pictures... ...my Summer labors... ...chicken yard with log-cabin style chicken coop... ...used rounded garden timbers for body and recycled playhouse roof for roof/lid... ...rain shelter on side with old mimosa limbs for perches... ...chicken yard built around fruit trees... ...fence edged with yellow lantana...

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on August 26th, 2010 at 09:20 pm

    It is just plain good to dig in the dirt isn't it? I don't have melons either. They just take up too much precious space in a urban backyard garden.

  • Posted by: Mo on May 28th, 2010 at 01:25 pm

    Right now, none, but I plan on growing watermelons and musk melons (aka cantaloupes) soon. Just have to get the beds ready for them. :D

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