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Tanya Piedra

Location:  Miami, FL

Day Job:  Real Estate

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Rosemary, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I spent my summers on my grandparents farm. Loved it! It was a working farm but, my gradmother had a kitchen garden and she taught me so much. But my favorite chore was feeding the chickens and gathering the eggs. I never forgot the unique feeling of independence they had, they never went to a Publix! Never used chemicals in the food they grew or the animals they raised for personal use. I want a little bit of that back, so I am researching turning my zero lot line yard into a kitchen garden. I just listed a neighors home, I cant beleive she is selling it and would love to have the 1.2 acres,loads of fruit trees, kitchen garden, zoned Agricltural, in the middle of the city! She has a garden to die for, she teaches and works with the Urban Oasis here in Miami she has inspired me to make the most of my little piece of the world! So my journey begins!

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  • Posted by: KC on August 27th, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Congratulations for being Farmer-of-the-Day!

  • Posted by: Dante on August 27th, 2015 at 07:42 pm

    Nice, lush green, yard!
    Congratulations for being Farmer-of-the-Day!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on August 27th, 2015 at 04:51 pm

    Congrats to you for making Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on August 27th, 2015 at 04:51 pm

    Congrats to you for making Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Dante on August 27th, 2015 at 06:45 am

    Nice, lush green, yard!
    Congratulations for being Farmer-of-the-Day!

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  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on February 25th, 2011 at 04:28 am

    Hey Tanya,

    I hope everything is going well for you as we approach Spring. I spent the winter rebuilding my bathroom cabinets and removing a large aluminum awning from the front of the house (put up by the previous owner). I also spent a good bit of time planning the layout for my raised beds. I'm going to try to grow from seeds indoors. We'll see how it works out.

    While the rest of the Country was getting record snow, we got a few weeks of steady cold rain. Things were pretty soggy for a while. The last few days have been beautiful. Pollen is starting to cover everything, but it's bringing new growth. The azaleas and dogwoods are starting to bloom. My fig and loquat trees have new leaf buds, and my orange tree is starting to blossom. All of the live oaks in the area will drop and regrow their leaves in the next few weeks. It makes an ungodly mess, but everything is beautiful afterwards. I will wait until the March mess is cleaned up before I set up my new beds. I'm really looking forward to this years planting season!

    Talk to you soon. Take care and have a great day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on October 29th, 2010 at 05:55 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day. I too only have a small urban city lot but have started the gardening adventure with five raised beds in the backyard.

    Have a great gardening day.

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on October 13th, 2010 at 07:01 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...

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