Farmer in the City




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Location:  San Rafael, CA

Day Job:  Retail - Corporate

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Blueberries, Green beans, Lettuce, Mint, Oregano, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Chard, Padrons, Artichokes, Eggplant

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Feels good to grow


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  • Posted by: A Journey To Preparedness & Self Sufficiency on March 29th, 2013 at 06:27 am

    Very nice container garden. Did you build the raised beds? I do raised bed gardening and wouldn't have it any other way. Highly recommend "Square Foot Gardening" book and the "Backyard Homestead" book. Intensive gardening gives you high yield w/ less work. If you spend a lot of time at your day job you will appreciate the raised beds.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on February 3rd, 2013 at 08:13 am

    Wow! You got a lot out of your space at the apartment.

  • Posted by: MO on February 2nd, 2013 at 07:34 am

    Just added photos from our container garden from our old apartment. Just now starting to prep our new back yard to plant. Have planted Strawberries and will plant raspberries next week!

  • Posted by: Nosurrender on January 31st, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the day

  • Posted by: MO on January 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Thanks guys! Have only been on the site for a couple of days and loving it already!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on January 31st, 2013 at 07:57 am

    Congrats on getting voted Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Wong88 on January 31st, 2013 at 07:23 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on January 30th, 2013 at 08:52 am

    Looks like a good start! Voted.

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