Farmer in the City





Location:  Berwyn, IL

Day Job:  Engineering Assistant

The Digs:  Backyard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Lavender, Lettuce, Oregano, Spinach, Thyme, Tomatoes, Shiso, Chives, Beets,

Animals:  Cats, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I started small, a single container many years ago, but it was in my blood... Now I am a Master Gardener. I grow mostly in raised garden beds. My yard is small and who knows what the soil truly has in it after 100 years. Raised beds give me a better yield and I have more control in keeping my garden organic and safe.

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  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on June 27th, 2014 at 07:48 pm

    Congrats Farmer!

  • Posted by: My Place on June 27th, 2014 at 03:53 pm


  • Posted by: Dante on June 27th, 2014 at 02:05 pm

    Nice stash of preserves! Love it! My vote for you.

  • Posted by: Wong88 on January 15th, 2013 at 07:08 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: anutsoup on January 15th, 2013 at 06:33 am

    Congratulations on being Farmer of the Day. Your canned harvest is beautiful to look at.

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on January 14th, 2013 at 08:08 am

    Wow, that's inspiring how you became a Master Gardener! Looks like you're pretty good at canning your harvest as well. Voted!

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