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Robby Nelms

Location:  Baltimore, MD

Day Job:  1 c writer, 1/2 c explorer, 1/2 c neurotic habit keeper, 2 tbs southern gentleman, 2 tbs rock & soul and just a pinch of thai chili. served w/ choice of 3 veg.

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Avocados, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chile Peppers, Collards, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lemons, Lettuce, Mint, Mustard Greens, Potatoes, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips, Sage, Okra, Eggplant, Parsley, Arugula, Radishes, Onions, Sweet Potatoes

Animals:  Cats, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I cook at home and make all sorts of things homemade; from the garden makes it all the more authentic! I try to eat local, and this makes it easy.

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  • Posted by: The Only Tree Lady on October 13th, 2013 at 04:31 am

    Have been having great success with pineapples. "eat as you grow" and used painted recycle boxes as containers, painted copper. Each container takes 3 - 2cu' bags of potting mix. Keeping the sharp pointed ends clipped off and shortened. Works great. Also, cutting off ends of specialty lettuce heads and plant them, up comes another head! Have had 4 avocado seeds starting to become trees.

  • Posted by: Misplaced Gardener on May 13th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    hope 2013 is a good year for your garden.

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on December 6th, 2012 at 02:24 pm

    What beautiful gardens! And a nice scarecrow

  • Posted by: maggiebeth39 on August 12th, 2012 at 06:28 pm

    Like your gardening friend!

  • Posted by: Wong88 on July 22nd, 2012 at 09:10 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Jarrod on September 6th, 2011 at 07:20 am

    How badly has the storm / flooding affected ur gardening?

  • Posted by: Robby Nelms on July 26th, 2011 at 02:52 pm

    Oh man this drought is brutal! But, the tomatoes in the containers on the porch seem to be doing ok. Got watermelons growing, but I've never had much luck getting them bigger than walnut sized--they seem particular.

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  • Posted by: Robby Nelms on April 29th, 2011 at 06:40 pm

    Some good info: Potato Beetles
    http://www.starnewsonline. com/article/20110429/ARTICLES/110429642/1051?Title- =Check-potatoes-now-for-Colorado-beetles&tc=ar

  • Posted by: Barkeepjoe on April 23rd, 2011 at 08:02 pm

    Congrats Robby, from North Myrtle Beach, SC :)

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