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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: 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!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on February 3rd, 2011 at 06:20 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I've always been intriqued by the roof top growers. It is surprising just how much can be grown in small areas.

    Have a great gardening day.

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on February 3rd, 2011 at 02:55 am

    Well done, you! Congrats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on September 30th, 2010 at 06:10 am

    I prefer fresh vegies. Next would be frozen and if I must veggies in a (dare I say it) a can.

    Interesting garden spot.

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