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Location:  yalesville, CT

The Digs:  Backyard

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherries, Chile Peppers, Chinese cabbage, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mushrooms, Oregano, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Top setting onions,potato onions,garlic chives,chives,sage,lovage,fennel,asparagus,comfrey,salsify,service berry,red currants,paw paws,persimmons,mulberries,good king henry,stinging nettles,chamomile,dill,lemon balm,catnip,elder berries

Animals:  Cats, Dogs, red worms

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Been doing it all my life..Grew up with it.Love to grow my own food

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  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 20th, 2011 at 06:07 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I've found that the tomatoes and cucumbers that I grow do just as well if I wait until the frost free date in May. It's something to do with the ground temperature that doesn't kill the plants but they just sit there not growing until the ground warms up. I'm not so much into the cold weather plants that would benefit the early planting just yet. My garden is slowing expanding and one day I'll get to the floating row cover.

    Have a great farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on January 20th, 2011 at 05:26 am

    Wow...you grow a lot! Now...is there any benefit to growing stinging nettles, or are they just an unfortunate inevitability?

    Beautiful sunrise! : )

  • Posted by: cityhomesteader on January 19th, 2011 at 05:57 am

    Hello Dave
    Have you started any seed yet..
    I planted some stuff to get out under tunnels and floating row covers in March.. Trying to gte a jump on the garden seasons this year.

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 19th, 2011 at 04:40 am

    I too grew up with workiing in Mom's garden and grew to love digging in the dirt.

    Have a great garden day.

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