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Ms Meganne

Location:  Columbia, MO

Day Job:  Homemaker and Artist

The Digs:  Containers

Crops:  Basil, Carrots, Cucumbers, Green beans, Lavender, Lettuce, Mint, Oregano, Peas, Spinach, Squash, Thyme, Tomatoes, Luffa, Wild Garlic, Yarrow, Calendula, Other Beans, Lemon Balm, Bee Balm, Cornflower, Eggplant, Stevia

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Nothing gives me a greater sense of accomplishment! I'm also practice-running for future country farming adventures.

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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on November 20th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Hey Ms. Meganne. Sounds like you put a lot of thought and planning into your container garden. Sorry to hear you were sick through the summer. We also had a very dry, hot July and August. In my case, it seemed to slow all the plants down. It never seems like water from the hose has anywhere near the same effect as a good rain. Green Zebra is one of the tomato varieties that I grew, as well. The previous year, they were the only tomatoes I had that produced any significant amount of fruit, so I figured they were a good bet. I also love their tangy, tasty flavour. I can't wait to get started with next year's tomatoes.

    Happy Sunday.

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on November 19th, 2011 at 05:57 am

    Hey Ms. Meganne. When is your growing season in Missouri? Is your picture recent or from the summer? Your tomatoes look very full an healthy. What kind did you grow, and how did they do? Lot's of questions, I know...I'm just curious and interested.

 
 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on November 14th, 2011 at 06:39 pm

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day. You've got a great mix of containers, and it looks like your plants are very healthy. In the picture, it also looks like you have some yard space. Do you see yourself putting in some bigger gardens at some point?

 
  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on November 14th, 2011 at 03:29 pm

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Good luck with your containers. Have a great day gardening!

 
  • Posted by: Green Desert on November 14th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Congratulations on being named Farmer of the Day! I love container gardening. It really works well here in the desert.

 
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