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Green Mama

Location:  Salem, VA

Day Job:  Household Manager

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chile Peppers, Chinese cabbage, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Sunflowers, Asparagus, Fennel, Scarlet Sage, Parsley

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Red-Eared Slider Turtles

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I love working in the garden, my kids love helping and everyone loves eating the good stuff we grow! It is wonderful to pull overwintered and preserved veggies out to cook in the dead of winter and know exactly where it came from!

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  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on June 13th, 2014 at 06:11 pm

    Congrats Farmer!

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on June 13th, 2014 at 01:57 pm

    What a lovely variety of things you grow! Voted.

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  • Posted by: mrinier on March 30th, 2011 at 08:08 pm

    Way to go on FOTD!

  • Posted by: mrinier on March 30th, 2011 at 08:08 pm

    Way to go on FOTD!

  • Posted by: Kris Mo on March 30th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Oooh - planting already! Paint me green with envy... I can't wait to get out into the soil again. Congratulations on 'Farmer of the Day' and Happy Planting!

  • Posted by: UrbanFarmGirl on March 30th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day! I am looking forward to perserving this year! Got my pressure for Christmas!

  • Posted by: Shellie on March 30th, 2011 at 09:53 am

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day. I agree, too, that home-preserved fruits and veggies are the best!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on March 30th, 2011 at 09:16 am

    Congrats on your selection as Farmer of the Day! Keep the kids in the garden and they'll stay off the street.

  • Posted by: lissakevin on March 30th, 2011 at 07:31 am

    congrats on farmer of the day! love the pic of the garden!

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