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What are you growing in your garden this year ?

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2017 Garden Plot and Flower Planting 


Its been so warm in StLouis the past few weeks I went ahead and started some garden work.  3 kinds of lettuce were started as well as a few sweet carrots.

2017 Early Spring Planting Garden Photo 3x Lettuce 1 carrot
2017 Early Spring Planting Garden Photo 3x Lettuce 1 carrot
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I don’t trust Big Business and the poison they peddle in the grocery store. Today I started some cool weather plants and sowed 3 types of Lettuce and Sweet Carrots.
I couldn’t wait any longer to get the garden started. Its too early to be truthful. I’m sure I’ll have to protect the future plants from frosts that I know are the norm in the Midwest this time of year.
I felt it mandatory to start protecting numero'uno and make sure at least my diet is clean as can be.

Big Business is poisoning the food, poisoning the water, poisoning the air....
You’ve been warned protect yourself. 

Garden seeds are cheap and working with dirt for some reason will make a body feel good!
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The following flower planting Facebook Photo was done in the strip next to the fence.
 


I've also planted flowers, trees, and grass in a few more spots around the yard.  I will be posting progress photos and additional pictures of the 2017 Gardens and Flowers in the near future.

Growing your own food is the greatest thing you can do to ensure the good health of you and your family.  It will also save you $$$.

Cheers, Scotty 3/15/17

Mar 2017 Additional Gardening Photos


 Grass Seed after plumbing dig and repair


Lilac Bush

Flowering Cherry Tree

Bumblebees Love these Blue Flowers #BeeFriendly
Bumblebees Love these Blue Flowers 

Light Mulch with Grass Seed Yard View Scotts Contracting
Grass Seed and Light Mulch Yard View

Grass Seed with Light Mulch Street View Scotts Contracting
Grass Seed Light Mulch Street View

Grass Seed Prep after Plumbing Front Yard Repair Scotts Contracting
Grass Seed Prep 

small valleys, swale, and hills as natural water diverters Design by Scotts Contracting
small valleys, swale, and hills as natural water diverters

Gentle Slope Front Yard  Aesthetics install by Scotts Contracting
Gentle Slope Front Yard  Aesthetics

Easter Sunday Surprise First Rose Flower of the Year is Shaped Like a Butterfly 



Here are additional Easter Sunday photos of the "literal babies"
Wild Flower Sprouts in Wooden Baby Bed Rocker StLouis Yard Ornament
Wild Flower Sprouts in Wooden Baby Bed Rocker StLouis Yard Ornament
1st Rose of Year shaped like a Butterfly Bloomed Easter Sunday
1st Rose of Year shaped like a Butterfly Bloomed Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday Surprise Rose Bloom

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Furgeson Community Garden Healing Event

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Learn More about the #FarmedUpRising to benefit the community of Ferguson MO Aug16,2014-contact Mark Garlic or Tarry There Gardens

Garden Healing #FarmedUpRising to benefit the #Ferguson Community Aug 17, 2014
#FarmedUpRising to benefit the #Ferguson Community Aug 16, 2014








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Learn More about the #FarmedUpRising via the Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/512970052180785/513028865508237/?comment_id=513036338840823&notif_t=like





Additional News about Mark Garlic founder of Carondelet Garlic

Gateway Garlic Urban Farm

Mark Garlic Carondelete Garlic Founder
Founder and Owner of the Gateway Garlic Urban Farm, Mark “Carondelet Garlic” Brown, who truly understands the importance of garlic!
St. Louis, Mo., is home to a recovered lost heirloom garlic that has been hiding out at an abandoned farm for over 70 years. The discovery was made by the founder and owner of the Gateway Garlic Urban Farm, Mark “Carondelet Garlic” Brown, who truly understands the importance of garlic.

Mark became intrigued after finding out that between 25 percent to 30 percent of heirlooms are recovered by individuals who have found them still growing at abandoned farmsteads. He immediately began his quest to find lost heirlooms in the river city region. In 2011, Mark found a series of farmsteads and went door to door asking if he could search for crop remnants on their land. He first located the original foundation and searched the perimeter. He searched many farmsteads and discovered nine separate garlic varieties. From those 9 varieties, he collected 50-100 samples of each and transplanted them into berms he built at the Gateway Garlic Urban Farm with the intention of saving the seed stock. He sent those nine separate varieties off to an organization in New Zealand to have them tested.

According to the tests, one of those varieties was said had its own genetic drift, which means that it meets the criteria to qualify as its own variety. This variety, merely scallion size, was found on an abandoned farmstead that had trees growing through the original farmhouse foundation. The garlic was growing around the foundation and even under the forest canopy. This land had not been farmed for over 70 years. This garlic variety recovered is a member of the Rocambole family with the origin being traced back to Eastern Central Europe. Mark says, “This makes since because it was found on a farm that was settled by German immigrants”. The recovered heirloom is a hardneck type of garlic that is closely related to the German Red Garlic variety.

After Mark discovered the importance of this lost variety, he went back to the site where it was found and asked permission to collect the remaining plants. He dug up over 40,000 garlic plants and transplanted them into the Gateway Garlic Urban Farm. He grew this variety in raised berms of pulverized clay with a top dressing of compost.

The first year, he saved most of the seed stock and planted it in the fall. He sorted through thousands of cloves, only selecting the largest ones to be planted so that the final outcome would be a larger bulb of garlic. He donated 40 lbs of the smaller cloves of garlic to Mutual Aid, a local food pantry.

Mark spent over 2 years reconditioning these plants. Mark stated that,

“Garlic becomes highly adapted to its environment, reseeding itself as the bulbils drop to the ground, meaning this garlic has been replicating itself for over 70 years”. 

After 3 years of nurturing this resilient variety of garlic in historic Carondelet at the Gateway Garlic Urban Farm, he decided to name the garlic Carondelet. According to Mark,

the Carondelet variety of garlic is unique in that it is highly adaptable; it withstands the bitter cold winter temperatures in the Midwest and is also drought tolerant. 

 “the Carondelet variety of garlic endured this past winter like a champion compared to the Creole and Mediterranean varieties” The flavor is moderately tangy and spicy. It is fairly easy to peel, especially with the technique that requires shaking garlic between two metal bowls.

Mark comes from a long line of farmers in the Northern Illinois and Wisconsin regions. Some of his earliest childhood memories are of harvesting and eating raw sunflower seeds with his siblings and helping his parents harvest peas at the 2 lot urban farm he grew up on in Chicago.

His parents were victory gardeners. His paternal grandfather was a ploughman at the turn of the century. Growing food is a part of his heritage.

Mark Brown, a Saint Louis transplant has been farming in Missouri for 13 years and has been active in Urban Farming in St. Louis since 2005. In 2007, he founded the Gateway Garlic Urban Farm in the Carondelet Neighborhood, which now has 10 members and 15 allied growers.

Mark also spearheads The St. Louis Garlic Fest, which began as a private event with friends enjoying garlic dishes together over a decade ago. The St. Louis Garlic Fest is now in its 6th season and has drawn a crowd of over 3,500 individuals in recent years.

A Netwrok of Organic Growers

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Mark Brown is a member of The Missouri Organic Association. Mark is passionate about building a network of allied farmers, sharing resources between organic growers, educating others including the youth about organic farming and sharing the harvest with local food banks.

He has helped start many urban farms in the St. Louis area including Tarry There Gardens, a small urban permaculture farm. Mark recently built a 12 x 40 ft poly tunnel using 100% recycled and reclaimed materials where he demonstrates bioponic, aquaponic and hydroponic growing methods. The poly-tunnel and the farm are used as an outdoor education center for the Oak Scouts.

Gateway Garlic Farm has open free plots for beginning urban farmers who wish to learn how to grow their own food or sell food at markets. The Gateway Garlic Urban Farm centers on community involvement, outreach and education. They work closely with local food banks such as Mutual Aid and Haven Street. They donate produce on a regular basis to these and other area food banks.

Mark owns and grows food on several lots throughout South St. Louis from Dutchtown to Carondelet. He sells produce to several restaurants in St. Louis and shares it with neighbors and friends.

In light of the recent tragedies in Ferguson, Mark and a group of friends, farmers, organic food activists, social activists and volunteers mobilized in Ferguson, Mo. bringing with them the harvest from their fields and donated non perishable food items.

According to Mark, “they created a mobile free food oasis to counter the food desert that was already existing there. They gave away free organic produce and taught healthy eating habits to Ferguson residents”

“It's small farmers who will help end hunger in our world while simultaneously teaching it to be more sustainable.” – Mark Brown


Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/steadfast-garlic-zbcz1409.aspx#ixzz3COHStf3C


and visit the #StLouis #RobinHood of the Urban Garden Scene at his Facebook Profile


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Who owns the Veggie-Grower or Neighbor?

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When a Veggie grows on the Neighbors side of the Fence.  Who owns the Veggie? Grower or Neighbor?


Gourd Growing On Chain Link Fence Neighbors Side-Whose Property?
Join the Discussion: When a Veggie grows on the Neighbors side of the Fence.  Who owns the Veggie? Grower or Neighbor?

This innocent sounding question has turned into quite the discussion.  Feel free to lend your thoughts who the Rightful Owner of the treasured Veggie is.  Follow and comment on the discussion at twitter, facebook, or g+. #GourdHumor

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Interesting development in our backyard garden this year. 

Who owns the vegetable when it grows on the Neighbors side of the fence?  Grower or Neighbor? 

#Gardening #Fence #PropertyRights  

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neighbour, if said neighbour is moi hahah










Gideon Brontë
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neighbour owns it I'm guessing in the same way if a tree on your property falls into the neighbours yard, the neighbour is responsible for taking care of the damage





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thanks for your input.  I'm curious as to what other people will say.  [This is not a big issue or are the parties in a fight over the veggie.]  My girl+sharon wendel  and I have been discussing it.

 I'm staying impartial on the subject but lean to the #Neighors owning it.

The women of the house say its their veggie.

#GourdHumor





Herb Graybill
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Whoever "grew" it would preferably be giving the fruit of their abundance away in a loving way to that very same neighbor.
The plant is doing that before you get around to it.





I just hope they don't consider our plants as Invasive. I agree with giving it away!

My experience. Growing up on ranch. Didn't matter whose tree fell on fence. Clear tree. Rebuild fence- so the Cows don't get out!





Who do you think the Rightful owner of the Vegie is? 

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Our StLouis Flower Garden 2013

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Since learning about the decline in the Bee and Butterfly Populations in the past few years we have decided that anything that could be done to help the much needed Pollination Services that these insects provide is not only helping to create a beautiful garden but also has the added benefit of helping the USA farmers- that grow the food that we need for the USA.


We decided to add some color to our yard and property this year by Starting the following seeds in our Mini Indoor Greenhouse Facebook Page.  You will notice that all of the majority of the plants are: Butterfly and Bee Friendly.




My Nature Loving Friends at Karmik Korner at 3131 Morgan Ford, StLouis MO also have in stock Butterfly Houses if you would like to help protect the much needed Butterfly Populations.
  1. BLUE and PINK ROCKET LARKSPUR DELPHINIUM Ajacis





  1. TROPICAL BIRD OF PARADISE Mallowwort Mallow











3.PORTULACA MOSS ROSE MIXED COLORS







  1. CARDINAL CLIMBER VINE Red Flower Ipomea Quamoclit






  1. SWEET PEA ROYAL FAMILY MIX Lathyrus Vine


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    Himalayan Tibetian GOJI BERRY


  1. Cosmos














  1. Babys Breath


  1. Rainbow Rose



Web Link for the Indoor Seed Starting Station-See how the plants are growing at my girls facebook page



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Back Yard Garden Plot 1st Harvest-Red Potatoes

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First Harvest from the Back Yard Garden Plot- 1 Pound Red Potatoes
Red Potatoes 1 Pound Back Yard Garden Harvest
Back Yard Garden Plot First Harvest



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From Seed to Kitchen Red Potatoes
From Seed to Kitchen Red Potatoes

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Varmit Garden Screen Protector

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Garden Screen Protector Available at Scotts Contracting
  1. Sunday March 18, 2012 Planted Back Yard Garden
  2. Gambling on Spring Weather Conditions
  3. First Plants to Germinate March 28
  4. I couldn't find a Functional Garden Screen Protector to suit my liking so I designed this Frame for the Protective Garden Screen.

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Kool Stuff for the Garden: 

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