Farmer in the City




Patio Garden Mama

Location:  Beaverton, OR

Day Job:  Florist/Mom/Amateur Gardner

The Digs:  Containers

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Garlic, Lavender, Peas, Potatoes, Rosemary, Tomatoes, Cilantro, Philodendren, Sage, Hypoestes, Wildflowers (for butterflies and hummingbirds), Cayenne

Animals:  Cat

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  For my family and I to eat healthier, teach my daughter something worthwhile(once she's born) and "You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl."

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  • Posted by: Patio Garden Mama on August 14th, 2011 at 09:14 am

    Only 12 weeks left until my daughter makes her grand entrance into the world. Can't wait to be home to spend all day with her, the garden, and my crafts. My first potato crop was small, but tasty. Still working on the tomatos. Have already harvested much basil, cilantro, sage, and rosemary. Planted some sweet potatos and going to the Garlic Festival today. Hope to find some nice varieties to sprout.

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