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Mary P.

Location:  Dallas, TX

Day Job:  Fiber Support Analyst

The Digs:  Containers, Rooftop

Crops:  Basil, Chile Peppers, Garlic, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I prefer fresh vegetables to frozen, but buying everything fresh can get expensive. If I lived in my own home I think I'd make an attempt at complete sustainability, but in my small balcony space I would at least like to grow as many of my favorite fruits and vegetables as I can. Besides, watching a tiny seed turn into a plant is so amazing!

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  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on June 21st, 2014 at 05:28 am

    Congrats Farmer!

  • Posted by: My Place on June 1st, 2014 at 03:11 am


  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on May 15th, 2014 at 03:39 pm

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day Mary P. I agree that watching a tiny seed turn into a plant is amazing. Every day I get home from work and go downstairs to check out the progress my seedlings are making.

  • Posted by: Dante on May 15th, 2014 at 03:31 pm

    Congratulation and my vote for you!You seem to be making good with the available space. Besides, even if you have your own home to garden, unless you're luck to have a good space (i.e., sunny spot) it could still be a challenge. Ever heard of postage stamp gardening? Good luck!

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on May 15th, 2014 at 07:22 am

    Awesome use of space! Voted.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 13th, 2012 at 04:52 am

    Looks like you're doing a great job with the space you have. Is that an irrigation solution at the right side of your planter?

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  • Posted by: Green Desert on February 3rd, 2011 at 02:07 pm

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day.

  • Posted by: lissakevin on February 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 am

    rooftop--wow, i'm impressed! congrats on farmer of the day!

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