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Since I've joined I've really only shared my metal working and tool care experiences, but I have been gardening too for a few years now. Here is a big jumble of photos, mostly from last year, of my gardening. I wish I'd taken more photos in earlier years, but oh well. Enjoy!
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babies-with-reflective-cover.jpg
I'm holding up a reflective sheet here, it helped to reflect some of the sunlight so the seedlings weren't leaning so much
I'm holding up a reflective sheet here, it helped to reflect some of the sunlight so the seedlings weren't leaning so much
seed-potatoe.jpg
Seed potatoes hanging out in my closet
Seed potatoes hanging out in my closet
outdoors-for-the-day.jpg
All the seedlings out for some sun
All the seedlings out for some sun
cheap-green-house.jpg
basil green house - not sustainable or probably super healthy but for a short term solution it worked great
basil green house - not sustainable or probably super healthy but for a short term solution it worked great
mini-food-forest-(lol).jpg
When I got down on my knees and peered through it felt like I was looking through a little produce forest
When I got down on my knees and peered through it felt like I was looking through a little produce forest
raised-bed.jpg
Bed my dad and I made from old 2 x 4s from a renovation years ago
Bed my dad and I made from old 2 x 4s from a renovation years ago
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Two raised beds with transplants beginning
Two raised beds with transplants beginning
trash-potatoes-beginning.jpg
I grew potatoes in a garbage bin last year - lots of fun, and had fun eating the 'trash' potatoes that came out of it
I grew potatoes in a garbage bin last year - lots of fun, and had fun eating the 'trash' potatoes that came out of it
trash-potato-bucket.jpg
Here's the empty bin
Here's the empty bin
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Little later in the season
Little later in the season
deck-garden.jpg
This is my favorite time of year - when it's impossible to walk on the edge of the deck because there are so many plants.
This is my favorite time of year - when it's impossible to walk on the edge of the deck because there are so many plants.
cucumber.jpg
A cucumber plant from 2017 that did quite well - got several mini cukes off it
A cucumber plant from 2017 that did quite well - got several mini cukes off it
oregano-gone-wild.jpg
Some oregano I got for free from the community garden going wild
Some oregano I got for free from the community garden going wild
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Clearing out the beds with my helper (she isn't actually that helpful but she's cute)
Clearing out the beds with my helper (she isn't actually that helpful but she's cute)
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Broccoli and cauliflower seedlings in egg cases
Broccoli and cauliflower seedlings in egg cases
 
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I found two more photos tonight. This was the first year I ever tried gardening! I grew spinach, beans carrots and lettuce in this little 6x6 plot.
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Plot at start of the season
Plot at start of the season
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Plot looking lush!
Plot looking lush!
 
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Very nice 👍.  Gardening is addictive isn't it?  My mom and dad always had a garden, so it was natural for me to grow veggies.  I also started out small, but I seem to add something new every year.  Thanks for sharing. Happy gardening
 
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Looks great Cam. If your gardening is anything like the metal ornamental ball shown in one of your posts I suspect you'll always have excellent food & a have lot of joy producing it.
 
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Jen Fulkerson wrote:Very nice 👍.  Gardening is addictive isn't it?  My mom and dad always had a garden, so it was natural for me to grow veggies.  I also started out small, but I seem to add something new every year.  Thanks for sharing. Happy gardening



Things are reversed a bit for me! We never had a garden, but now that I've been doing it a few years my parents are really getting into it. For the past few years I have been slowly transitioning from a 'normal' garden with miracle grow mix and water soluble fertiliser to a let's build up the soil as best I can type of gardening. I'm reading Gaia's Garden right now and damn is there some cool stuff in there. I love reading about how soil itself is an ecosystem that we can help to build up over time. I've read some of Bryant RedHawk's soil posts too and I've enjoyed every one so far. It's a paradigm shift for sure.

Mike Barkley wrote:Looks great Cam. If your gardening is anything like the metal ornamental ball shown in one of your posts I suspect you'll always have excellent food & a have lot of joy producing it.



Thanks Mike! I think you may have the wrong person regarding the ornamental ball, I can't remember posting about it. I am forgetful though so if you spot it send it to me
 
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Ooops. Will see if I can find that later tonight. It's really excellent work. It must have been another person doing a lot of PEP about the same time as you.
 
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metal ball

Somewhere in the metalworking PEP badges David posted a high res picture of this profile pic.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:metal ball

Somewhere in the metalworking PEP badges David posted a high res picture of this profile pic.



Ou yes I saw that one. I remember thinking 'huh he found a pic on google of a beautiful bowl' then when I saw that he made it I was flabbergasted. Cool stuff.
 
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