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Up and Growing

Location:  Birdsnest, VA

Day Job:  Appliance Repair

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Apples, Avocados, Basil, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Green beans, Lavender, Lettuce, Mint, Peas, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Chives, Zucchini

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Going to start growing more to have fresher produce and for canning. Like to know where it came from and how it was grown. Always tastes better when it is grown at home.


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  • Posted by: Up and Growing on November 27th, 2014 at 07:56 pm

    Got some persimmons recently and found a recipe for persimmon cookies and the family loved them. Going to see if I can plant the seeds to grow my own.

  • Posted by: Up and Growing on November 16th, 2014 at 06:16 pm

    Pulled off the last tomatoes and peppers before the cold snap. So sad this time of the year. Everything dies off. always next year

  • Posted by: Up and Growing on July 19th, 2014 at 04:16 pm

    Raised beds are doing fine. Peas and green beans are done. Ran out of time to make all I wanted so will have to shoot for next year season.

  • Posted by: Up and Growing on April 18th, 2014 at 04:47 pm

    Started making raised beds from pallets and crates. Seeing if this will be easier to keep the weeds at bay. Enjoying everyone's pictures and getting more ideas for my home. Hoping to post new pictures soon. Thanks everyone.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on January 5th, 2014 at 09:26 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: SmartyPants on January 3rd, 2014 at 08:50 pm


  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on January 3rd, 2014 at 03:25 pm

    Didn't know you could grow avocados in Virginia! Voted.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on January 2nd, 2014 at 04:02 pm

    Nice pic and I love the name of your community. Who wouldn't like the cozy sound of a place called Birdsnest? Welcome to the Farmer in the City community.

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