Farmer in the City




Country wisdom, city livin'

Location:  burlington, NC

Day Job:  truckdriver

The Digs:  Containers

Crops:  Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Green beans, Tomatoes, bell peppers (purple and green ,tomatoes,bush beans, sweet banana peppers.

Animals:  dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  i was raised in the country but at 49 i moved to the city to make a better living for my wife and me. But you cant take the country out of the country boy.

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  • Posted by: Country wisdom, city livin' on August 31st, 2012 at 05:51 am

    We used to take the egg shells after we used the eggs of coarse and put them in the oven until the shells turn very brown then we would put them in an aluminum pie tin and crush them up as small as we could without being powder and put it in the chicken feed...worked great and the chickens never ate their eggs again.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 4th, 2012 at 04:23 pm

    Nice looking crops, city dweller. I like your kiddie pool idea.

  • Posted by: Country wisdom, city livin' on July 16th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    There is something that you can do if you want bush beans but can't figure out how to raise them in a small space such as a small patio. Here is what we did.We took a small 4 foot childs swimming pool and punched a lot of little holes in the bottom and filled it with a mixture of one-third cow manure that you can buy from lowes and two-thirds compost. We started our seeds in small containers then moved them to our little pool. Worked great..been canning beans.

  • Posted by: Country wisdom, city livin' on July 16th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    You don't have to stop gardening just because you live in the city. Container gardening is an alternative if you don't have space and much less hassle.

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