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Location:  Tumwater, WA

The Digs:  Containers, Community Garden

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Garlic, Jalepeno Peppers, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Peas, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Green Onions, Onions, Purple Tomatillos, Cilantro, Oregano, Radishes, Arugula

Animals:  Cats, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I love picking food fresh from my own garden and watching it grow!

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  • Posted by: Twigrat on November 6th, 2015 at 02:54 am

    Thank you, everyone, for the congratulations!
    What a fun surprise to be voted Farmer-of-the-Day! My garden pics need some updating. Not a whole lot growing for me at this point of the season, but I might have some time left to grow a cover crop. :) I have some lovely raised beds now that I've really enjoyed the past two years. See you all around!

  • Posted by: Dante on November 5th, 2015 at 05:36 pm

    Congratulations for being Farmer-of-the-Day!

  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Border Collies on November 5th, 2015 at 07:59 am

    Congratulations on being named Farmer of the Day! VOTED :) Love the sunflowers.

  • Posted by: KC on November 5th, 2015 at 07:42 am

    Congratulations on being named Farmer of the Day! VOTED :) Love the sunflowers.

  • Posted by: Green Desert on December 2nd, 2011 at 08:43 am

    Congratulations on being named Farmer of the Day! Love the sunflowers.

  • Posted by: Robin on June 16th, 2011 at 07:50 pm

    Hey there. What are you eating from your garden right now? We are harvesting beets and beet greens, peas and baby carrots. will pick broccoli soon as well.

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  • Posted by: Robin on May 26th, 2011 at 01:20 pm

    Hi Rose,

    Well, if when you do venture back to Seattle, come visit me. We can talk all about hoop houses and cold frames as I have had to learn all about them in our chilly spring to autumn weather. We never get the heat for heirloom tomatoes so I mostly plant sungold and stupice varieties. I am on my third attempt at eggplants. Maybe it'll get sunny one of these days.

  • Posted by: Robin on May 25th, 2011 at 07:27 pm

    Hi Twigrat, so jealous of your warm growing season. We are getting another coldspell and endless rain here in Seattle. My cool weather crops are doing well, but my poor tomatoes are freezing. Sigh...

  • Posted by: Twigrat on May 25th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    For the summer, I have planted zucchini, crookneck, butternut squash, watermelon and pumpkins for my little girl, tomatoes for my husband, and a variety of peppers. :) Lots of volunteer tomatoes and sunflowers from last year.

    My oldest daughter planted some corn, and pinto beans near the pumpkins.

    Still gathering carrots, broccoli, arugula.

    The cauliflower is finished, as well as the lettuce and spinach, which all bolted.

    Still waiting for the onions, leeks, and brussels sprouts to mature for harvesting. They are behind and small, and I'm not sure why.

    We have catnip, oregano, and dill finally. We reseeded chives and cilantro, but only a tiny bit of cilantro looks like it has sprouted.

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