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City Girl Garden

Location:  Pawleys Island, SC

Day Job:  Administrative Assistant

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Chile Peppers, Chinese cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Peas, Pecans, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Gardening is relaxing after a long stressful day at the office. Just picked, fresh vegetables are the added bonus.


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  • Posted by: Morag on July 2nd, 2015 at 08:13 am

    Congrats on FOD!!!!!

  • Posted by: MJ on July 1st, 2015 at 04:55 am

    Great beds.

  • Posted by: CUJO1366 on February 15th, 2015 at 02:35 pm

    nice raised beds

  • Posted by: My Place on April 11th, 2014 at 03:21 pm


  • Posted by: Dante on April 11th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Congrats, I like your raised beds!!

  • Posted by: DJO on April 11th, 2014 at 06:27 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day.

  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on April 11th, 2014 at 05:46 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on October 11th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    City Girl has gone back to the city!!! It has been a busy year. We have sold our home and down sized. We are currently living in an apartment and loving it. It was a nice change to be able to walk to a grocery store or the library. The best part is that we are only a short walk to the beach. We are looking forward to learning to garden in containers. I hope to update with pictures soon. Until then I can look at these and wonder what the new owner is planning to plant for fall. Happy Gardening!!

  • Posted by: guchswife on September 13th, 2012 at 05:10 pm

    I am SO amazingly sorry for the fact that 7 months after the fact I saw that you had posted a question to me and I never saw it or answered it. I am seriously not that big of a jerk. Honest.

    Here is the question:
    Posted by: City Girl Garden on February 29th, 2012 at 03:05 am

    "I love the look of your raised beds. Do you have them on an angle? Also, it looks like you have corn planted in a barrel. Did it do well in it. I had trouble with my corn last year and I am looking for other ideas for this year. Have a great day in the garden!"

    Last year, the corn did not do too well. I have always had lousy luck with corn. This year, I planted a different variety and planted in a different spot. We got two edible ears (and then the ants took the rest), but they were the best, sweetest corn I'd ever had! (I don't have the seed package, but it was from Seeds of Change and called something like "Sweet Martian Corn" or something. The Martian part is because the cob is red. So, while it wasn't enough to feed the family, it *was* the first time we actually got to eat corn we'd grown.

    As for the boxes planted on an angle, they are on a very slight angle. There is a wash sort of built into this yard that leads into the front yard and the boxes are on either side of it. I now have gravel in between all of the boxes and the angle is not as noticable.

    I so very much appreciate your comment, so very sorry I didn't reply at the time.

    Have a great day in the garden! :)

  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on August 15th, 2012 at 03:01 am

    I can't believe how long it has been since I updated here. With the garden, work and family illness, it seems like forever. The summer garden is done and we are preparing to put in the fall garden this weekend. Will try to update pictures.

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