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The Bearded Farmer
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Huge Update this week!!

I took on the task of mulching in between my beds and weeding everything. This is easily my best year so far!

On to the pics!!

Full view of my urban farm...
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Purple and green varieties of bush beans and some bicolor corn in my front bed.
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More corn in the backyard!
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Packman Broccoli..
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Almost ready to harvest!!
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Black cherry and cherokee purple tomatos along with some ozark strawberries.
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Onions and Scarlett Nantes Carrots. There are also 3 California Wonder Bell peppers hidinf in back.
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Potted Horseradish
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Compost almost done!
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Finally put the overflow on the rainbarrels!
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And updated pics of the pond for good measure..
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Sunny Suburbia Garden
Eastern PA
Zone 6/7

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Looking good! I do think for our own health and the health of the environment, it is really important for all us urban types to be "farming" our little bits of land, or even apartment building roof tops.

Every vegetable you eat from your garden was NOT trucked 2000 miles to get to you!

In the Victory Gardens era of WW II, most of what Americans ate was produced in the cities and the farm produce was sent to the soldiers overseas.
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The Bearded Farmer
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I would love to have more land but at this point it really isnt realistic finacially yet. But I do enjoy some of the challenges of farming in suburbia. Obviously not everything is done and I do plan on making the majority of my 1/8th acre edible.

I just picked up 2 rasberry bushes yesterday for $1 at one of my local nurseries! and got 2 blueberry bushes from a friend! I will be planting those up against the house on small trellises I believe.

Also mulched the herb be this morning too!
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Eastern PA
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Great looking garden !!! :D

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The Bearded Farmer
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So we have another update !!Picked up a whole bunch of fruit plants to add to the farm!

Got this nice little Dwarf Nectarine Tree for $5!
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The rasberries and blackberries.
2 varieties of rasberry on the left and 2 varieties of blackberry on the right. I will have to build a trellis for these.
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I also picked up 2 grape vines and 2 blueberry bushes that are not pictured

Got my first wheelbarrow full of compost for the season! So I threw it on the corn, beans, and tomatos.
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Thats all for now!
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Your set up looks great! I also have a little helper like yours. She loves to help harvest but won't eat a darn thing out of the garden! I am hoping this changes once the tomatoes come in.

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The Bearded Farmer
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Harvest Update!! 6/26/12

Our harvest today! About a pound of velour beans and some broccoli side shoots....
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The new Catawaba grape trellis.
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EarliBlue and Blue Gold Blueberries
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The Herbs and backyard corn..
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A view of the property!
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I also decided on a name for my garden! Sunny Suburbia Garden!!
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That is great to see! I love urban gardening. I am trying to do the same in my "cozy" back yard. You gave me some ideas I may have to steal including the rain barrel idea!

Looked good! Thanks for sharing
Stephen

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