raising food

@savypat (20245)
United States
December 30, 2008 1:44pm CST
If you live in the city can you raise food? There were places called Victory gardens on vacant lots during the 2nd World War, would you be willing to try that again? I know there are some cities that are doing this I've seen it on TV. What bout those portable gardens that sit on a counter?
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
30 Dec 08
I never really tried this but I do live in the city. Now, I have a backyard where the neighbors grow vegtables and some fruit. They never offer me and my mother any, though. Yes, I'd be willing to try these options. It's good to see where your food comes from and help.
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@stejhas (209)
• United States
30 Dec 08
My husband and I aren't able to grow a garden in our yard either because it is VERY small and we have 2 dogs and 2 kids.... we are thinking next year about offering someone 1/2 of everything we grow if they let us use a spot in their yard. Maybe you and your mom could volunteer to water, pull weeds, till, etc., in exchange for some of the neighbor's crop? - You should ask... they might be overjoyed to allow you to do that!!!
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• United States
30 Dec 08
I've grown some yummy things in container gardens. I have about a dozen large-ish planter pots. I keep one going for herbs just about all the time, although when it gets too hot, they're pretty lousy. A neighbor has a variety of lettuces and several types of tomatoes. She grows a variety of peppers, too, from mild bell peppers to the hotest Scotch Bonnets. A couple of years ago, I had watermelon and canteloupes in the yeard that I hadn't planted. I found out that a couple of neighbor kids had been spitting the seeds over the fence to see who could spit them higher! It was a lovely crop! Things are probably very different where it gets cold, but there must be some things that grow well in pots indoors or on a sunporch...
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
30 Dec 08
That would be nice to have an inside garden. It's been to cold and rainy here lately so I don't think it would work.
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• India
30 Dec 08
A heart which cab toil can grow golden green even in a pot in the crowded blocks of apartment to raise the food. hope you are with me dear savypat
• United States
30 Dec 08
hi savypat...people are growing vegs out of flower pots now. not just apartment dwellers but even those who have a home with a yard. it's a good way to protect your plants. so you don't need a vacant lot or yard. it's very convenient.
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