Farmer in the City




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Location:  CHICAGO, IL

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Blackberries, Collards, Cucumbers, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Lettuce, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Spinach, Squash, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes


Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I'm getting dirty because it's cheaper and safer.

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  • Posted by: on June 1st, 2011 at 01:08 pm

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  • Posted by: lissakevin on January 15th, 2011 at 06:18 pm

    LOVE your 'getting dirty' reason! perfectly said! congrats on farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 15th, 2011 at 03:40 pm

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    Hydroponic built cheap. Now I got to see this. I'll be checking it out.

    Have a great hydroponic day.

  • Posted by: IGROWCHICAGO on January 15th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Thank, Bee Green!! Hello everyone! I will be posting pics Monday. My fingers are crossed, I hope all goes well this project.

  • Posted by: Bee Green NC on January 15th, 2011 at 06:11 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day. I grew up in Crystal Lake, IL so I know its cold there right now...Brrrrrr...Stay warm and let us know how the hydro system is comin along

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on January 15th, 2011 at 06:06 am

    Cool! I'm interested in seeing the Hydroponic system...

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 14th, 2011 at 06:03 am

    It is cheaper and safer to grow your own food isn't it?

    Have a great Chicago day.

  • Posted by: IGROWCHICAGO on January 13th, 2011 at 01:49 pm

    Hydroponic gardening will be my project for the winter. I plan to build the Hydroponic and lighting system(cheap. Will post pics soon!

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