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Location:  St. Petersburg, FL

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Avocados, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chile Peppers, Chinese cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Figs, Garlic, Green beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oranges, Oregano, Peaches, Peas, Potatoes, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  From my first growing experience I knew nothing could be better for the soul...mine and everyone else's. I am here to get the word out about the wonders of watching life grow with a little help from me.

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  • Posted by: Carl on September 15th, 2010 at 04:01 pm

    congrats on the Farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Green Desert on September 15th, 2010 at 09:40 am

    I would love to know more about your hydroponic system. How are you using it, what are you growing with it, how long you have been doing it, things like that.

  • Posted by: lissakevin on September 1st, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    did you figure out your camellia plant? for tea: green tea comes from the new spring growth, regular black tea comes from the leaves pulled at any time. you can harvest it simply by pruning and then pulling off the leaves. you can use a dehydrator, an oven--only if it'll go on SUPER low--like 120 deg. if you live in a non-humid area, just leave them on a paper towel outside for a while! i've used the microwave on low before too!

  • Posted by: Stephanie on August 9th, 2010 at 08:14 am

    This evening I plant my pie pumpkins. Wish me luck. We're going to try the early fall for squash this year, since we've been decimated by bugs in the summer season here in south central florida.

  • Posted by: Stephanie on August 3rd, 2010 at 09:50 am

    We may soon be expanding our hydroponics system!! Could be quite a productive fall season.

  • Posted by: Stephanie on August 2nd, 2010 at 07:38 am

    I had the most wonderful weekend at the Florida Small Farms and alternative energy convetion. I highly recommend going to one of these types of things in your own state if they're offered.

  • Posted by: Blue Lotus Academy on July 27th, 2010 at 05:12 pm

    Absolutely, I use it as part of homeschooling. For my yournger (almost 5) he does the whole official learning about plants - their life cycle, needs, etc. in addition to the message I try to impart on his sisters. For them(12 and 13), it becomes more holistic - the connectedness of everything, our environmental responsibility, self-reliance, nutrition, culinary arts...

    Beautiful image, BTW!

  • Posted by: Stephanie on July 27th, 2010 at 07:17 am

    We have OKRA!!!! I love okra, it's so fabulous to add to soups.

  • Posted by: Stephanie on July 22nd, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday to me!! My Gerber daisies bloomed!

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