Growing My Garden Week #1!

3 months ago
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Our gardening and homesteading posts on Steem have inspired me to start my own garden!
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Inspiration on Steem!


These posts on Steem most motivated me to begin applying what I learned reading here in my own backyard especially when combined with meeting so many of us at Steemfest 2!

  1. Homesteading Saved My Life by @sthomestead was the first post I read on Steem about #homesteading. Thank you to @winvideos for recommending this post which was featured in upvotable 8.
  2. The Remarkable Diary of an Earthship Eco Builder Chapter #2. The dream was born. by @eco-alex gave me a new vision of what to build in the future instead of simply a newer and bigger house.
  3. Have Too Much Food In Your Garden? Give It Away! Join The "Food Is Free" Project This Year by @lyndsaybowes shows the incredible difference we can make by growing a garden at home with so much food we can give it away! If just a few of our neighbors had gardens like this, most of us could count on never missing a meal! Thank you @colorado-girl for recommending this for upvotable #15.
  4. Fruitsandveggiesmonday by @lenasveganliving : Gardening was one of the first posts I have read in my entire life seeing a garden made at home from start to finish and stayed with me until I realized that when I started gardening I could also document the adventure here! Thank you to @luckysteem for recommending this post in upvotable #23
  5. @gardenbsquared shows us how easy it is to grow our own pineapples which I did not consciously remember reading when weeks later I all the sudden got an urge to grow my own pineapples! Now seeing this post again I realize this post was likely responsible for the idea which I then attributed to myself instead of the blog post! Thank you to @bolaamir who earned 10 SBD for the recommendation in upvotable 31!

Those are just the articles I can recall from inclusion in my previous posts and there are at least twice that many more that I also read and enjoyed!

The First Step


After reading the posts above, the first step for me on this journey to garden began with realizing absurdity of my own living where I have a yard growing grass I cannot eat that costs money to get help with maintaining each week. I wrote a post about it named Why Grow Grass and Buy Food? #168 which planted the seed for me to get started as soon as the time was right.

Thank you also to @laurabanfield's mother Holly and my daughter Madeleine for loving gardening together so much which inspired me to take action instead of just reading posts!

The Time is Right!


A few months ago, I made a beginning by trying to grow pineapples using the heads from the fruits I bought at the store despite Holly's recommendation that I try something easier. A few weeks ago I finally gave up and threw out all of the pineapples I was trying to grow. After throwing them out, I realized it was time to get to work in the garden outside and grow something easier that produces a harvest faster!

With the routines I have setup daily, I often have ideas long before the right time comes to take action. Ironically, anything that is challenging, "bad", or traumatic in my life often inspires me to move forward with whatever I have been putting off. On the day after Christmas two weeks ago, my dog Peaches had an altercation with my daughter Madeleine resulting in a trip with Madeleine and @laurabanfield to All Children's Hospital for five stitches and a lot of gratitude for nothing worse.

After significantly above average amounts of crying, I experienced what felt like a mental housecleaning for the next several days resulting in intense clarity and a 95% reduction in the amount of thoughts in the brain including sometimes several minutes with not one thought while driving, sitting, or walking. The day after our trip to the hospital, I cleared my usual schedule consisting of working online and spent all day with my family. That day I went with Madeleine to Home Depot and bought all of the initial supplies for our garden and began setting everything up!

Pants Off Home Depot!


Madeleine liked the phrase "Pants off, dance off" which has been helpful for potty training recently. Somehow she turned this into "Pants off Home Depot" and now that is how I think of it too. Home Depot is a huge home improvement warehouse store near where I live in Saint Petersburg, Florida with everything we needed to start our garden! Here is what we bought on a total of two trips!

Lots of seeds!

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Soil for grow bags and pots because we pretty much have sand in the backyard.

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Spinach


35 spinach plants because I was afraid of buying less and making a mess all over the car. Buying all six containers allowed me to buy the bottom also which made it easy to bring them home!

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20 Home Depot 5 gallon buckets to use as portable pots.

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@laurabanfield was aware of my gardening interest before I was ready to take action and had bought me these 15 gallon grow bags weeks before!

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Here is what it looked like to begin in the backyard which had one kale plant from @laurabanfield's mom Holly that I had paid little attention to for the month before that ...

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Tomatoes


Madeleine and I began by planting the tomatoes I had picked up at Home Depot including drilling holes in the buckets to allow for drainage.

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Week 1!


From turning a mostly barron backyard full of dog poop into the beginning of a garden in one week feels like a miraculous transformation! Here is the entire garden after the first week!

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I am very grateful to have the opportunity to document this from the very beginning and to remain accountable to you here for the growth in my garden each week! For my new happier people blog and podcast videos, I will begin filming these in the garden using the new setup that @tomasgeorge helped me setup!

Thank you very much for joining us on this first week of gardening and we would love to hear your experience with gardening to make this post most valuable in the comments!

Love,
Jerry Banfield

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  ·  3 months ago

Wow! It looks interesting! I have been engaged in vegetable gardens for a long time, I plant many kinds of vegetables, and then I make preparations. We can only garden in the summer time in Russia. We begin to plant in May and finish harvesting in September.

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Wow @nearbird I wish I have your green thumb

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CONGRATULATIONS Jerry on making this great choice! It is always hardest starting out as there is so much to set in place.. but it looks like you are well on your way! Doing this is so good and in so many ways. ..

It becomes like your special time when you go to the garden to check on your plants..it defiantly helps to relax and destress as you forget about the worldly distractions whilst you potter about the yard.

You will im Sure be very happy indeed with the taste of your harvests! Most people who only eat store bought fruits and vegetables have gotten used to the bland taste and lack of prana in mass produced food. I used to work in a fruit breeding farm as part of my Biology degree, and i was stunned to learn that TASTE is the very last thing they look at, and is of least importance. They are looking for yield. shelf life, resistance to pests etc.. So i cant wait to read your posts in a few months telling us all how amazing your food tastes!

One tip i would like to offer is that next time you buy heirloom seeds. These are original unbred / modified seeds that are really the best in may ways, and you can easily buy online. There's about 1000's websites but here is one example: https://www.seedsnow.com/

now is a great time to start composting also. Once the plants get going you will want to put compost on everything.. it speeds up growth and production many times over and is really easy to do if you get set up..

The easy 'no brainer' way to compost is to basically just keep all your food wastes except citrus (you don't eat meat so no need to separate it) and put it straight on the beds and cover with some soil. You CAN of course make a proper composting pit and keep it and turn it over every so often,.. but i know people who just throw the scraps straight on the beds and it works REALLLY well and saves all the time and space of making an actual compost heap.

Best of luck,
next step
build an off-grid house! ;-))

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I want to try Aquaponic Systems

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and this is a good start for eating good food.

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Aquaponic is amazing anda great concept! It could be the future and help so many people on the planet

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So do I! I just don't have the room.

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YES I would love to give this a try too and just heard about Aquaponic Systems within the last few months!

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aquaponics can be GREAT in many ways an do work in terms of producing crops,, BUT it is not a natural state and you miss out on many benefits of using SOIL and the earth. You also miss out on many of the microoganisms that provide all kinds of micro nutrients like vitamin B12.. it is really not true organic in my opinion.. and half the joy of growing is getting your hands dirty in a low tech way.. rather than feeling more like a plumber than a gardener ;-)

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I so agree with you @eco-lex as a fisheries graduate here I still prefer the natural way by sea l Iike sea ranching

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I cannot buy aquaponic systems because I spend all my money in prostitutes

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I voted my comment because they say it gives me money

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Auqaponics with fish is definitely the way to go, in my opinion. Wonderful way to grow hydroponically, don't need any chemicals, just take care of the fish. I plan on implementing this type of system myself in the future.

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@rball8970 do try searanching

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Sea ranching? I have never heard of it. I just looked it up, and you are referring to releasing fish as babies, for harvest later on? Sounds good, except I don't like to eat fish, in my fishy kingdom the fish would be king! :)

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I like boobs (.)(.)

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This is also a great idea but I prefer fish from. The sea @modemser

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Love the garden Jerry!

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Don't forget to add a layer of mulch! It'll help tons on those hot sunny days!

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Wow! Looks like an awesome garden

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Wow, you really are serious about this. Nice job mate! You can't go wrong with food that is from mother nature :)

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Gardening is a very rewarding past time, my family enjoys gardening together. I hope you enjoy it as well!

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@qwasert my family love gardening too. It's really rewarding to eat your produce

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Nice post, it will be interesting to see how things develop. Our garden is bigger but it is difficult to grow vegetables as there are top many large trees.

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Where is the garden

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In the backyard!

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This is awesome! But in January?

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He run out of ideas! 😉

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Florida has multiple growing seasons every year.

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Tyen yes in Florida we can grow year round because it rarely is cold and lots of sunlight!

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Nice little project! I love it

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@jerrybanfield I want to thank you for introducing me to steemit via youtube!

Glad to here your daughter is OK and good luck with your garden!

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@thequantumknight thank you for letting us know how you got here because it helps me continue making videos and knowing that they make a difference!

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That will bring you a table full of vegetables, could be a healthy STEEM party. And what good to see you started your own garden.

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Awesome @jerrybanfield, you really jumped on this green bandwagon with full-on strength... I'm a permacultural, gardening geek, so if you're interested in my geeky knowledge and 5 year experience regarding this stuff, be sure to check out my earlier posts! Right now, I'm writing about philosophy, psychology and crypto, but as soon as spring comes back, I'll be writing about my gardening and foraging adventures again!

With the deepest love, @freegardens!
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@freegarden am sure it will be inspiring we n3d to. Promote more self sustaining food plots everywhere

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Wonderful adventure in the gardening!

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Me encantan los jardines,puedes verlo en mi blog

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Nice to have a big garden like that, but here in the Netherlands still very cold. We can not grow anything outside

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N Philippines where I am at @chanthasam it's warm but too bad I'm too busy to do it but I'm writing it in my new Year resolution though n3d to save mother earth and my wallet

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What you have in those bucket?

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Im sure the garden will be great! Good luck !

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im newbie in steemit really i like your post ithink you will have amazing gurden with bio vegetables and fruits
thanks

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Theres something very spiritual that occurs when man connects with nature through the cultivation of his garden. Your not just feeding your body, but you are feeding your soul through gardening. Mother earth is capable of sustaining you, and some how triggers your reward circuits when you spend time with her through gardening.

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@thunderbirdcomic this is a very enlightening comment and I say you nailed it!

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Hlw my dear sir @jerrybanfield love you. have a nice day enjoy. i many many many like you sir.

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Good good. ;)

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Never thought they would have organic seeds at home depot!
There´s definitely some change going on in the corporate world.
Good luck with your garden!
I think it will be good for you and your family to do this together. Gardening can be very grounding, some nice change from your online work.

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don't forget they maybe be selling label! lol... if it's sound too good to be true it usually is, just saying.

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Yeah, I was suspicious of that too, when I saw the picture.
But since this is the Land of the Free Roaming Lawyers,
let´s hope somebody would sue the shit out of them if they did. 😉

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I am growing basil 🌿 micro greens inside because of Denver Colorado cold nights. A LED light gives enough light to grow with out running up the electric ⚡️ bill.

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Wow I wish I can grew basil as well @briandenver I just love fresh basil in my pasta

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You have very nice hobby, I wish I had a garden. :)

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Ok, I'm picturing everyone at Home Depot walking around with no pants now. Haha. This is really cool. Pumped to follow along. We are in the midst of some super cold weather here and it's nice to see green because right now, I see white, as in snow!!!! Best of luck. Stay vigilant!!!

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lol @jodiegolier thank you for letting me know you enjoyed the pants off home depot part of the post because I was hesitant to include that out of fear it would not make sense in writing and I am happy to hear it was worth it for you!

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Nice!

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Eating the food that you raised with your own hands! Now, that will be delicious! :)

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So agree on that pesticides free a that @lamegliogioventu

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We unfortunately live in a world where MONSANTO is the "good" guy. Sad.

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Awesome!!! Grow that food!

Strawberries pair really well with spinach as a companion planting situation ;)

One of my favorites!

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I love them. Both. We have a lot of spinach in my mom garden we love them saut3d in olive oil and garlic. Strawberries are expensive here sadly @stirling but I love strawberries raw or shake

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This looks great. Too bad I have a brown thumb (and not a green one)! 😭

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Same here @kimor but maybe with practise lady luck will smile at us?

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Ugh. I envy you. I wish I can do the same here with a good weather like what you have there. Are you gonna turn yourself into a vegan on harvest and moving forward?

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@hundredlbsbeauty yes I already eat mostly vegan and hope to start eating a significant percentage of my own grown food!

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Landscaping is among the least emphasized but best benefits of home ownership. I find it to be cathartic. You look like you're doing a great job with your garden set up so far!

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wow gardening is really nice hobby. I also love gardening.You are doing very well and spinach is very good for health specially it provide iron.Which is very use full for our body.

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@everything-4you this is a funny clip in a very wise comment.

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thank yuo

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Looking good @jerybanfield !!! keep us updated on your green thumb skills!

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Wow spinach tomatto great idea you have a nice garden with healthy food.

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¿Podrías apoyarme sugiriendo y compartiendo este diplomado? Tiene por objetivo ayudar a crecer nuestra comunidad steemit en Latinoamérica: https://steemit.com/honduras/@pavelnunez/convocatoria-de-inscripcion-para-curso-y-diplomado-en-periodismo-3-0

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Jerry, just a little bit of a heads up.

Most of the vegetables that you purchased are considered “cool weather crops”. — Especially for those of us that live in areas where spring and summer tend to come on pretty fast and temperatures can quickly rise about 75-80 Degrees, things like root vegetables, brassica's, and leafy greens (including herbs like Cilantro)…will oftentimes “Bolt” before they’re mature.

Climbing Beans, Tomatoes, Squash, Melons, and Cucumbers are imo ideal choices for our warmer climates.

Much Love, ~ Tiki

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Tiki thank you for letting me know about the bolting and providing suggestions for what to grow because that gives me hope to maintain a healthy garden year round!

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You’re welcome, Jerry. I look forward to following the progress of your garden and "you" too throughout this journey. — In my experience, in addition to being an great hobby, Gardening certainly has given me some of the greatest lessons in patience, nurturing, maintenance, and connection to the earth.

ps.
If you ever become interested in growing Heirloom/Non-GMO varieties, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. is one of my favorite places.

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If you enjoy radishes, I highly recommend them as a cool weather crop, but also to grow throughout spring/summer too — because once they bolt, the young seed pods can also be enjoyed.

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Lastly, please consider adding plenty of "Sweet Alyssum Flowers" near the garden. They’re the best at attracting and keeping Hover Flies (which are predatory/beneficial insects) around, other pollinators love Alyssum too.

Much Love, ~ Tiki

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@feelization you seen an expert in gardening.

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Fortunately we have a farm but right now the farm is near GONE.

I live in the tropics, and the climatic conditions are not farm-friendly. We are in the harmattan season characterized by hot, dry, and dusty air. This will make a dry leaf burn in no time.

Unfortunately, a wildfire razed all parts of the farm and everything is almost gone. Hopefully, if it rains in few days, we can have some fruits to harvest.

We have a small garden though with Carica papaya tree.

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My name is sufi...
i am so impress of u too see your all of video tutorial..
your talking style was awsome...
i am your good follower on steemit.
thank you so much for everything
@jerrybanfield

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Aw man!!! Steemit gets better and better ❤ so proud of you @lyndsaybowes for your recognition here!!!! You are a really amazing woman. Best of luck on your garden Jerry!!!!! #growfoodnotlawn #foodisfree YEAH!!!!!
:D ...all smiles over here :D

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a number in the garden👍

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ooow its beautiful

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congrats - the hardest step is going out & getting started! the joy that a garden can bring is immeasurable. watching plants grow and produce your food; seeing the bees, butterflies, ants, and other tiny visitors; and going slow. gardens teach you to slow down & be present.

have fun with these new additions to your family!

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@twinislandflames indeed we need to plants butterflies Insects can live too. Beautiful concept

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The post is beautiful and the style is simple and strong I liked way you choice plants and soil
I really liked you wish you a wonderful week full of vigor and vitality

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That is a wonderful start and it is so refreshing that you want to have a more self sustaining lifestyle. You will have to get some kind of cages for your tomatoes or stake system, cause once they start growing the fruit with be too heavy for the plant, and they will start falling over. Any questions please don't hestitate to ask. You should join our discord channel homesteadersonline there is the homesteaders, gardeners of steemit all crazy as heck, but super nice and willing to help anyone. Lots of knowledgable folks there. Here is a link if your interested.

Join Link: https://discord.gg/VKCrWsS
Community Link: http://homesteaders-online.com

Hope to chat with you soon, on the channel
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@gardengirlcanada how I wish I can crowdsource so can have capital to make our small farm a teaching as well. As alvelihood nsittuition in Tacloban

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You are a lucky man... I live around 53 latitude. I have to wait until May to get the garden going. The container gardening is a great way to go... I will have to past my garden when it gets going... but you will have to wait until May... and so will I. Enjoy!

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Your posts are very inspiring. I wish I am as skilled as you are @jerrybanfield

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Good luck with garden, put a lots of roses 😃😃

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By Planting your own vegetables you will discover a lot of joy and sense of fulfillment..I grew up on a small farm in Europe and it has been a great experience..I still miss the tranquility that working in the garden brings..not to mention some very tasty vegetables..good luck on your gardening project! Looks great so far! Keep in touch!

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Same here I dream of growing our farm and teaching young Filipinos the joy of gardening but I lack the capital to improve it sadly @lidac

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Take it one step at the time start with seeds then move the outside and so on and so forth..make your own compost and you will see that if you have patience you actually do not need that much capital in gardening..trial & error! Good luck!

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Might want to try experimenting with aerated compost tea. The one I use is Boogie Brew and plants seem to like it. They have some videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/boogiebrew1/videos

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@jerrybanfield homesteading is a the best way to make sure your foods are safe. Clean food and no negligence. Thank you.

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You got that right @jr11 organic is the way to go

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So @jerrybanfield was the guy whose video i had seen and decided to join steemit. I didn't remember your name so got no chance to thank you for inspiring me to join this amazing community. Thanks a lot!

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wow this is super cool..i too enjoyed it by reading the post..nice job :)

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Nice @jerrybanfield that garden is gonna be great! Btw I thanked you in my post for all what you do for the steemit community!

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Great simple setup! Drilling holes in the bottom of any clean 5 gallon bucket really works well for most plants. I like to put about an inch or two of rocks on the bottom, for good measure. Really sounds good right now, I live in NH, and it's extremely cold. Just got a ton of snow too. Definitely going to follow @jerrybanfield

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You have an amazing personality i just saw you and now I become a big fan of yours. Keep it up bro:)

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Luckily, i have a very big garden, i grow my preferred vegetables and fruits for years already :-)

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Hi Jerry Banfield,
It is very nice to see you working on Garden. Putting all your efforts to grow as many vegetables and Kitchen valuables. It will really help you and the Global Environment. These type efforts can make our world more beautiful and awesome place as the environment is getting polluted day by day naming it Industrial Growth.I would appreciate steemians to contribute in these kinds of activities making this world much better place to love for us.

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Nothing to say but good you are very nice picture 👌

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hello @jerrybanfield really i admire your post hopefully you can help me how to success in steemit. Thank you and more power!

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boss"!your post resteem me?

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i joined STEEMIT today after watching ur video on youtube thank you sir

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its good to have a garden

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@jerrybanfield this is really inspiring this 2018 I'm challenging myself to do this in my lot but my challenge is where to get the soil

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@jerrybanfield inspiring post indeed I will try my luck this year I hope to save the. World and. My pocket too

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@jerrybanfield Just followed you after looking at this video of your https://web.facebook.com/jbanfield/videos/1517754641578040/

Looking forward to earn some steem with your help. Lets steem. :)

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hey jerry! Do you know how hot you are? But I'm really upset to see that you couldn't reply pr upvote on my comment.. Do you know I need you badly.. Please help me :-(

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wow, that's a good one theredear, it's quite amazing and I really love a vegetable garden, keep it up boss

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Wow Mike you should start gardening too. I'm planning my first step This february

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it's ok, I may put that into consideration

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Great start @jerrybanfield of your vegetable garden. I must give an update on mine soon. The pineapples are looking great but they don't bear fruit yet. Pretty cool that you remembered me. Cheers.

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@jerrybanfield your such Great posts support me Steemit thank you

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Great idea for a small garden. While I was living in Croatia I had a large garden. Unfortunately I have no place here. I miss my garden. Good luck with gardening.

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Spinach is my favorite food & i always like to eat this type of vegetable food.

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This is such a great initiative and really inspiring. Most of world's problems have simple solutions, this one is one of them.

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Good information , I like your post

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You are gardening! Totally awesome! Now you know where your food is coming from for sure. Welcome to homesteading Urban style. I go potatoes in 100 pound burlap bags. I get bigger potatoes that way. I found when I grew them in the 5 gallon pails they tended to be a little smaller. Tomatoes. lettuce, beans, peas and peppers all did fine in the pails. I can't wait for the update photos.

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Hello @jerrybanfield.
7 hour ago I'm send you 0.500 sbd but i didn't get vote.
plz cheak it & vote this post:https://steemit.com/foggy/@sondip/scenic-view-of-snowy-mountain

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  ·  3 months ago

Hello Jerry! Thanks for this post, it inspires me to put my batteries and continue preparing the content on urban agriculture that I want to share.

Keep enjoy your home-grown foods!

Greetings ;)

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  ·  3 months ago

please refund my SBD.
yesterday i send you 0.5 SBD two times.
but i don,t receive my vote and refund .
so please refund my 1 SBD.

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  ·  3 months ago

Hahah it means you are a family guy too ... Great ❤

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  ·  3 months ago

Sounds Good @jerrybanfield , Your's posts is awesome and gardening is really good for health......, upvoted 😊

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  ·  3 months ago

It inspires me to try something like this. 😍😍😍😍

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  ·  3 months ago

Good view, full education for farming

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  ·  3 months ago

Growing vegetables in ones own garden is a wise idea.

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  ·  3 months ago

Jerry, try to mulch your pots with a layer of grass on top to keep the soil moist. Companion planting is quite amazing as well as plants just love other plants but they also dont like some plants. Like tomatoes and basil and onions grow lovely together in one pot. Then dont forget to plant the flowers, they bring the butterflies! and the lady birds and all the necessary critters to make your garden alive. plant only organic seeds and if you put the seed in your mouth for about a minute and then plant it, the plant will grow exactly for what your body needs. have you read the stories of Anastasia? The Ringing Cedar series?

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  ·  3 months ago

Refreshing to see you techie guys with green fingers too! Amazing organic seeds are available for you locally. Nothing beats some fresh spinach without the gmo :) I planted in some chard today that looked a bit like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  ·  3 months ago

your garden is really nice and its looks beautiful besides gardening is my hobby and i like your gardening i think that its inspire us

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  ·  3 months ago

nice effort congratulations

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  ·  3 months ago

Very good idea

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  ·  3 months ago

Yes! I'm glad that those posts gave you a homesteading itch. It has been pretty great for us! I am excited that you are starting to grow your own food. I have heard people describe gardening as "printing your own money". I would agree. Good luck!

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  ·  3 months ago

This awesome but in January if you little wait it in march that will good

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  ·  3 months ago

Hi Jerry, I was just exploring posts today with the tag gardening and found your post. I had no idea you were interested in gardening. After seeing you in so many videos, I never knew much about your life beyond promoting Steemit. Those grow bags are awesome. They are my favorite way to get things in the garden growing quick, and easy, and cheap. Honestly, I don't like plugging my own posts, but if you need help starting seeds, I just made a post about how I start seeds indoors if you want some added inspiration. Make mistakes, try new things out, and have fun. Learn and grow.
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  ·  3 months ago

My experience with gardening is mostly regarding my mom's.
It felt so good during summer not to have to go to the groceries and eat our own organic cherry tomatoes.
I remember those late afternoons where she would prepare the ground/soil to offer a fresh start from the tomato seeds.

How amazing was it also to NOT USE HARMING products against insects but rather put plants between the plantations that would play this role (google that up for sure!)

It just brings so much good memories !!! :) Have fun gardening !

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  ·  27 days ago

Gardening is one of the most important topics. It's not just a fun, gratifying and rewarding hobby (haha - I'm talking as if I'm a successful gardener! Not yet), it's also a rEvolution! Imagine a world where most people grow food to share with their neighbors, and everybody shares the knowledge and the technology so that people everywhere can become more free and independent.

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  ·  3 months ago

jerrybanfield look like green man :)