Farmer in the City




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Dirty Hands in the City

Location:  New Cumberland, PA

Day Job:  customer service

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I grew up in the city and never grew anything in my life. I always knew more than enough people who had gardens and it seemed like so much work. I also now live in a small town and have a wonderful flower bed that was very empty. My boss's wife is a master gardener and laid out the a plan for some square foot gardening. This was my first year and I loved it very much. After a long day working at the office, it is the most relaxing thing that happens all day.

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  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Border Collies on January 13th, 2014 at 02:26 pm

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  • Posted by: Wong88 on April 27th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Congratulations to the farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 27th, 2012 at 05:11 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day! It's great that you had a mentor to get you started. How has it been going since?

  • Posted by: lisanesbit on April 26th, 2012 at 07:59 pm

    I am glad to see that there is a fellow "Farmer in the City" in my area. I am in Lewisberry, PA. Hope you have a good crop this year.

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  • Posted by: Dirty Hands in the City on January 26th, 2011 at 07:15 am

    I am so itching to get back outside and get my hands dirty. I actually sat down with graph paper and laid out the garden last night. 38' x 6' space full of love!!! Trying to talk the husband into chickens but he isn't going for it yet. Of course last year he wasn't interested in the garden either until I started bringing in the bounty. Then I had to tell him stop harvesting my gardening because he would beat me to it!!! It is snowing like crazy here in PA, I can't wait for spring!

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on November 6th, 2010 at 07:44 am

    It's therapeutic isn't it...? Congrats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on November 4th, 2010 at 08:59 pm

    It certainly is relaxing to spend time in the garden at the end of the day isn't it?

    Have a great relaxing garden day.

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