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Mitra Farms

Location:  Sun Valley, NV

Day Job:  Office Manager

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Green beans, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Chickens, Dogs, Learning all I can this year to adopt chickens next year.

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Starting small this year to grow our own crops, learning all we can to be more self-sufficient.


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  • Posted by: Mitra Farms on June 1st, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Had a major set back: a couple days ago my foster dog Cheyenne got into my fenced garden and went to town digging the whole thing up. Have to start over :(

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on May 14th, 2012 at 05:03 pm

    Looks like you're off to a good start. Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Mitra Farms on May 14th, 2012 at 01:14 pm

    WooHoo! Farmer of the Day!
    Picked up some worm castings over the weekend. Hoping that will add much needed nutrients to my raised garden beds and hoping for better moisture retention.

  • Posted by: Wong88 on May 14th, 2012 at 06:15 am

    Best wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on May 14th, 2012 at 04:56 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on December 2nd, 2011 at 03:38 am

    Glad to see someone else in this region. We'll have to compare notes sometime! Good luck!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on June 27th, 2011 at 07:30 am

    Don't give up. Think of it as paying your dues forward. Now, about that fence you were thinking about....

  • Posted by: Mitra Farms on June 23rd, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Last weekend we planted Bok Choi, Swiss Chard and Summer Squash. Very surprised to see last night that the Bok Choi & Chard are coming up! :-)

  • Posted by: Mitra Farms on June 20th, 2011 at 08:42 am

    Planted our seedling tomato plants last weekend, a day later, all gone! A bird or rabbit ate them all to ground level :-(

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