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how many of us grow our own food?

I was just walking down the hall at work and got into two separate conversations about gardening. (Will we get a second crop of tomatos? I dunno, but I'm getting a second crop of eggplants right now... ) A LOT of people where I work grow their own vegetables all summer... and a few can and preserve and put up for winter, as well. It just made me wonder -- how many people do this in general? Are PeerTrainer folks more or less likely to grow their own food than people in general?

And how many of us think there might be a second crop of tomatos coming along? :-)


Wed. Sep 5, 3:36pm

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Second crop! I am Canadian, I only get one crop! Most people with earth garden where I am from. And if they don't have that, then the community garden or on their deck in pots. I would say 95% of the people I know grow stuff....

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 3:40 PM

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I live in Brooklyn and I grow stuff- corn, radishes, tomatoes. Only one crop though. Maybe i'll start my tomatoes inside late next winter and then plant another crop right in the ground. That way i'll get tomatoes all summer long.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 3:46 PM

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I rent, and therefore can't really dig up the property but last year I did try to grow tomatoes, habanero's, and a whole bunch of herbs in pots. my tomato plants got blight and I tried to correct it w/ some natural remedies but apparently i was too late. i only got 5 tomatoes that were edible. :( japanese beetles killed my habaneros and many of my herb plants. the only things that survived were rosemary and thyme. i decided to not try it out this year. i would LOVE to grow all my own fruits and veggies!! Someday when I own property, I would like to start a full garden, but i think i need some more knowledge about gardening first!!!

there is nothing like homegrown veggies!!! mmmmmm!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 9:14 PM

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We grow tomatoes (bucket loads of them), zucchini squash, carrots and peas. I wish we could do more but my garden isn't that big and I like to plant flowers too.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 9:40 PM

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I have good intentions to grow veggies but at heart I'm just not a gardener. Luckily I live in a small town where all the retired people have huge gardens. People here give away produce like candy at a parade. And my mother in law is always giving me veggies too, she has a huge garden. But yeah, I laughed at the whole "second crop" thing, I live in Canada too!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 11:25 PM

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