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Ivriniel's Garden

Location:  Georgetown, ON

Day Job:  Teacher

The Digs:  Containers, Front yard, Parking lot

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Chile Peppers, Cucumbers, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Lavender, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Squash, Thyme, Tomatoes, Arugula, Edible Chrysanthemum, Beets, Soybeans, Nasturiums, Calendula, Sage, Bee Balm, Eggplant

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I feel that being able to grow your own food is an important skill, that should be practised.

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  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on July 20th, 2012 at 07:37 pm

    Congrats on making Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on July 20th, 2012 at 02:57 pm

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

 
  • Posted by: Wong88 on July 20th, 2012 at 09:51 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: Ivriniel's Garden on July 19th, 2012 at 06:09 am

    That container is very happy. I counted 8 little eggplants on the one plant in there. There are also two chile peppers, and they have quite a lot of fruit as well.

    I've gotten 3 cucumbers so far this year, but I also have been having a problem with cucumber bugs. I think I've got them under control for now, though.

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on July 18th, 2012 at 04:56 pm

    Well your container definitely looks happy in the parking lot! And speaking of squash that just won't produce, I'm having the same problem with my cucumbers. Lots of flowers and no fruit...Looks like the squash are going to do better but the delicata are a little behind the summer squashes. We'll see...

 
  • Posted by: Ivriniel's Garden on July 17th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Well, it's not exactly a parking lot. What would be our front lawn is entirely taken up by my parking pad, so I have things in containers around it.

    Garden's doing ok, but I am getting lots of arm exercise dragging a 3 gallon watering can around. We don't have an outdoor tap.

    I'm having a bit of a problem with cucumber bugs, and some of my earliest tomatoes got blossom end rot, and for some reason my delicata squash and pumpkins haven't successfully grown any female flowers, but other than that, it seems to be going well. It's only my first year gardening in this location, and only my second garden in total, but I seem to have a knack for it.

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on July 16th, 2012 at 07:15 pm

    Parking lot? That's interesting. Welcome to another Ontarian. It sure is a hot, dry summer we're having again. How's your garden doing this year?

 
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