Farmer in the City




EcoBirder mini-farm

Location:  Middletown, DE

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Walnuts

Animals:  Chickens

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  This is something I've just always loved to do, and not using any chemicals makes me proud to provide healthy veggies for my family. I try to be a good environmental steward.

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  • Posted by: EcoBirder mini-farm on May 20th, 2013 at 07:01 pm

    Thanks everybody! Yes, I took the photo on the weekend. My peas are just now flowering. It seemed to take forever! LOL

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on May 20th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on May 19th, 2013 at 07:49 am

    Congrats to you!

  • Posted by: Wong88 on May 19th, 2013 at 07:28 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on May 18th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Fabulous yard! Is the picture from this year? You're not that far ahead of us in the growing season, are you?

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on May 18th, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Great use of space! Voted.

  • Posted by: EcoBirder mini-farm on May 16th, 2013 at 02:30 pm

    In this photo you can see pretty much my whole veggie garden. My backyard is all fill dirt, so I had to do raised beds. I put them on an old carpet so I don't have to worry about weeds. I practice square-foot gardening. On the right is my little greenhouse. My husband gave that to me over 20 years ago--he saw it at a garden show and asked if they would sell it! On the left in the back is my Omlet chicken coop, and I have a tumbling composter right next to it where I dump the waste trays. In the back right, the small fenced area is where I'm making planting areas. Last fall I filled it with leaves, and now I have 1 "square" of usable planting area for the shrubs and flowers I've collected over the years. The first square now has 2 paw paw trees planted in it.

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