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Location:  Seattle, WA

Day Job:  MRI Technologist/Domestic CEO

The Digs:  Front yard, Backyard

Crops:  Basil, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumbers, Figs, Garlic, Gourds, Green beans, Kale, Lavender, Lettuce, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips

Animals:  Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I love working out in the yard, growing my own food and feeding my children fresh, home-grown veggies.

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  • Posted by: DJO on December 12th, 2014 at 01:16 pm

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day.

  • Posted by: Quinn's Micro Burb Farm on October 21st, 2013 at 09:29 pm

    Hello Robin! I wanted to thank you for stopping by my site. I looked through your pics and I'm amazed because if that's the view from "your" backyard, I'm very jealous. It's just so beautiful. Looks like you have alot of nice veggies growing in your yard. Gorgeous! I haven't grown cabbage or brussel sprouts before, but would like to try. I just planted Kale myself. They're just babies and I don't have a clue what I'm doing either. Keep up with the good work at your urban farm.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on October 14th, 2013 at 06:01 am

    Hi Robin. You said you're tired of kale...I can't imagine it because my first crop is just in it's 'baby' stage right now. On the other hand, it is best cooked, I believe, beyond the 'baby' stage and it is a little fussy to clean and cook, with all it's frills. What do you usually do with your kale?

  • Posted by: Robin on October 13th, 2013 at 07:29 pm

    Oh, and I planted brussel sprouts for the first time ever and they are almost ready to harvest.

  • Posted by: Robin on October 13th, 2013 at 07:27 pm

    What I'm harvesting now: carrots, parsnips, broccoli, cauliflower, sun chokes, kale, delicate squash. I didn't plant a fall garden this year, only some winter vetch as a cover crop and I managed to get the fall garlic planted. Otherwise, just dumping mulch on the beds and waiting for spring to come around

  • Posted by: Wong88 on September 29th, 2013 at 09:30 pm

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on September 29th, 2013 at 07:05 pm

    Glad to see you got farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on September 28th, 2013 at 01:34 pm

    I need to get some raised beds like that. Voted!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on October 28th, 2012 at 09:28 am

    Hey Robin. How did the garden do in 2012?

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 26th, 2012 at 05:21 pm

    Hi Robin. In both Ontario and Quebec, where I've lived, it's always been the May Two-Four weekend (Victoria Day), as we call it, to plant the annuals into the garden. A friend of mine lives nearer to you, though, in Victoria BC, and is able to plant earlier than me. Just when we think there won't be any more frost to kill the tomatoes, you never know...Earlier this week, there was snow around here! My tomatoes are getting a little tall for their little pots. I'll have to figure out what to repot them into until May 2-4.

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