Farmer in the City




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Location:  Mesa, AZ

Day Job:  bookseller

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Animals:  Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I grew up in a farming family and I'm struggling to conquer my yard. All stone from what was once a river bed. I'm going to get it yet so I have my own vegetables and I believe in sustainability.

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  • Posted by: guchswife on January 24th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Congratulations on being Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on January 24th, 2012 at 04:45 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day. My nemesis is the clay in my area, as well as the bricks that have been buried in the backyard. The bricks are actually good for drainage but they make it very difficult if I ever want to dig, even just to dig out a hole for a new plant. Good luck overcoming the rocks!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on January 24th, 2012 at 03:12 am

    Congrats on making farmer of the day!

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  • Posted by: RachelCherie on May 8th, 2011 at 09:13 pm

    hello fellow AZ farmer! ; )

  • Posted by: Garden Pool on January 10th, 2011 at 06:16 am

    it is good to see a fellow Mesa Urban Farmer!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on December 16th, 2010 at 06:00 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day. Sustainablity comes through one step at a time expansion with consistancy. You can do it.

    Have a great garden day.

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on December 16th, 2010 at 04:14 am

    It's too bad you're not closer... ...I'd come help you dig... ...I need some good landscaping rocks/stones...

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on December 15th, 2010 at 05:48 am

    Every part of the country has challenges to growing a garden. Here in Nebraska it's cold weather, bugs, wild critters, and sometimes disease. Every year has different challenges it seems. I know you will conquer the elements and have a great backyard this year.

    Have a great garden day.

  • Posted by: gardenchicken on December 14th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Don't worry, you will do great. build that soil, create your microclimates to pamper the plants, then the microclimates increase, pretty soon your entire garden is an amazing sustainable paradise. Keep up the good work. Let the stones work to shade plants and collect water(dew) Good luck!

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