Farmer in the City




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Location:  Visalia, CA

Day Job:  Union

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Cucumbers, Mint, Oregano, Squash, Tomatoes

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  My grandfather had a garden his whole life. My wife and I grew concerned about the quality of food we were purchasing, so we decided to start to grow our own.

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  • Posted by: Misplaced Gardener on May 21st, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Nice green plants, looks like it might have a cooling affect on your home, keep on growing.

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  • Posted by: Carl on September 14th, 2010 at 07:55 am

    Awesome pictures. I love the Arbor and the plant hangers. Very cool.

  • Posted by: vannofam on July 25th, 2010 at 02:03 pm

    Thank you all for the kind words with regard to our garden. Its honey suckle that we have growing over our arbor. Its planted in two pots in both sides of the arbor. Our goal is to have it meet in the middle.

  • Posted by: Stephanie on July 23rd, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Very attractive. I love the arbor.

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on July 23rd, 2010 at 05:37 am

    Congrats on being the Farmer of the Day. What kind of vine is that growing up the trellis over your gate?

  • Posted by: vannofam on July 22nd, 2010 at 08:32 pm

    Thanks Nebraska Dave. It also works great to keep out the dogs:)

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on July 22nd, 2010 at 01:18 pm

    I really like the way you have given your garden an entrance. It makes it look very special.

  • Posted by: vannofam on July 15th, 2010 at 06:57 am

    We are in our second year of growing our own food. Our first attempt with the raised bed worked well, but it was only six inches tall. This year I expanded the bed. Its 9 L X 4 W X 17 inches in depth. This years bed has been much more productive than the one we had last year.

  • Posted by: Urban Farm Managing Editor on July 14th, 2010 at 08:45 am

    It looks like you have incredibly productive container and raised bed gardens! How long have you been growing your own food?

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