Farmer in the City




Nate Snelson

Location:  Seattle, WA

Day Job:  Sr Financial Analyst

The Digs:  Containers, Community Garden, Backyard

Crops:  Basil, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Carrots, Collards, Green beans, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Lettuce, Mint, Oregano, Peas, Raspberries, Rosemary, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme

Animals:  Cats, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I've tilled a garden for years but now that I live in a condo I am working on enhancing my container gardening skills. Since I live in a green community, this year I am focusing on bird habitat so they keep our insect population down without chemicals. I just added worm composting to my tiny farm to create great soil structure and nutrients for my container garden. 2012 update: I have secured a 6' x 22' area for this growing season at a friend's house. The spring garden is going in now.

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  • Posted by: Morag on June 22nd, 2015 at 09:24 am

    Congrats on FOTD!!!

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

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  • Posted by: Nate Snelson on April 11th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Thanks every one!

  • Posted by: mrinier on April 10th, 2011 at 05:44 pm

    Way to go on FOTD!

  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on April 10th, 2011 at 06:58 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Happy Gardening!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on April 10th, 2011 at 05:22 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I too have containers on my front patio.

    Have a great farmer of the day.

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