Making things grow

United States
May 19, 2008 9:04am CST
When we bought our house 20 years ago, we had just a few blackberry plants.. so each year I threw some of the berries around where I wanted more to grow.. now we have a whole side of our yard border full of blackberries. They're yummy.. but also they look much nicer than the quack grass and other unsightly weeds that used to be there! And it didn't cost me anything! Do you have a little piece of land which is yours to do with as you please?
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
19 May 08
Blackberries growning in your back yard. I know that's nice; you can eat all you want when you want. My father has a grape vine; apple tree, plum tree growing in the back yard. He does the tending to them and each summer they see to be doing fine. Do you every make pies from your blackberries or any other things from them? I know that you don't let them go to waste.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 May 08
I have 2 apple tress, red rasberry bushes, strawberries and grapes growing in my yard. I love all the fresh fruit each year. Last year we made some Apple crumble with our grown apples. Tasty as heck too. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
19 May 08
I know that you don't have to go to the store for your fruit or veg's. Growing them yourself. AT the rate that food prices are going up everyone will be doing more home growing of veg's and fruit.
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
19 May 08
We moved into this house 2 years ago. We don't own it yet, but will someday, one way or another. We have little resources to do much landscaping, although we have a lot of ideas. Through my efforts to find ways to make and save money, I decided to plant a vegetable garden to save on purchasing produce. So yesterday we dug up an area of grass in our side yard and planted some seeds. We plan to dig up a portion of the backyard and plant some corn. I'm inspired at the moment, and want to grow it much larger to have many different plants and fruits growing in my yard. I want to dig up a couple unsightly trees and plant apple and pear trees instead. I think next year will be a better year, as I'll have more time and get the seeds started indoors before the spring. I'm already saving some seeds from my vegetables now to get that started. I hope it all goes well.
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• United States
21 May 08
Say! That all sounds very creative and industrious.. I hope it all goes well too! I think any food we can grow is sure to help our budgets these days! And the things we plant look so nice too!
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
20 May 08
I never taste a fresh blackberries before.. But i am curious about blackberry so i buy myself yogurt blackberry flavour But it's not the same isn't it? Oh, i want to taste a real one! can't find it in Indonesian market. My father and i planted 2 place for dragon fruit, back there at madiun city. Now i live in another city and i asked my family about it, and my father said that it already flowering.next step will be fruit! yum yum...
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• Indonesia
20 May 08
Actually I plant flowers and tomatoes in that place, so far haven't got anything grew up yet
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
22 May 08
Hii acongZ ! welcome to mylot. Enjoy your staying here. Remember, the more we post A good quality, the more we earn. Good luck!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
19 May 08
I'm renting so can't do much here, but I've got some veggies in containers and I did put 3-4 things beside the house. I'd love to have berry bushes! When I get my own home again I know my husband and I will put in lots of things, if they aren't there already. I'd love to have strawberries and blueberries for sure. I'm hoping we can get into our own place soon. I'd love to have a big garden next year.
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• United States
22 May 08
I would love to have a big garden with crops in it to be harvested in the fall. Well, in the future, for me, I would love to start my own business within my home; homebased. I would involve composting, with machines out back to do the work. I would decorate my front property with flowers and other decorations; with lighting along my driveway. I wonder what you guys think about it. So either cow manure or compost will do the job of helping plants grow.
@redkey65 (221)
• China
20 May 08
when i was young, i have the same dream just like yours. and now there is no free land for my own. however, one day if i have a chance, i will do the same thing as you just did. it is wonderful and interesting life. i love it very much. especially do something i am very interested in, it is amazing experience. maybe you have the same feeling.
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
20 May 08
i am not really a garden person and i don't know anything about gardening honestly... i have a backyard in my house... but i never plant anything and i don't actually take care of the garden at all... i am so busy with my work and i simply too lazy to do that... it is very nice to hear that you can enjoy a free blackberries and it tastes so yummy... take care and have a nice day...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 May 08
Berries of all varities spread easily on there own sending off shoots. My red rasberries of 3 stalks after 3 years are about 50 or so. My strawberries of 4 plants from last year are now about 20 total. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 May 08
we have what are called planters and I plant flowers and tomatoes in there so far I have got 3 tomatoes off the vines and have things bloooming but see no new ones coming on
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 May 08
That is a great idea,you were smart for doing that.I do have some land and i have a place i would like to grow berries,however it is more shady than sunny...Can these berries still grow in a more shady place? If so i would like to grow some...
@Gollywog (1092)
19 May 08
In the last 17yrs I have had three plum trees grow from one, Im not sure how it happened, It probably was from the plums that droped. They are victoria plums and sweet and juicy, we get at least 50 to 60lbs a year from the three trees. I have front and back gardens so I can grow whatever I would like! I have grown cucumbers,tomatos,cabbage,potatoes,sprouts,onions,carrots,swede and much more.
• United States
22 May 08
Hey, that is the best time of year to grow stuff. Have you ever thought of growing other crops? How about corn, asparagus, apples, carrots, or whatever? Well, something that helps stuff grow. Whether this will be cow manure or compost. Well, in order to learn about composting, just simply go to a certain website: www.compostumbler.com. This company sells neat machines for composting. Just simply let me know what you think. OK?