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Old 01-11-2011, 05:10 AM
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Hello,

Jumped into Organic Gardening(no experience) 2 years ago after Financial Hardship and no work; harvested my first tomatoes and watermelons and was hooked.

While researching sustainable living and reading into the Dervaes family and watching lots of growingyourgreens.com videos I decided to revamp my plain empty backyard and turn it into an edible lanscape.

Now not only do I have fruit trees, but I joined the broward beekeepers association and starting my first Hive this spring and expanding the association into Dade County.

I never knew my future was in Homesteading


google map image of my yard before i started the revamp around feb 2010



this image was taking in dec of 2010

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Old 01-11-2011, 06:13 AM
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Welcome to Plantswap, nice to have you with us. A friend of mine is a beekeeper, I do admire this craft since I love honey
I hope you tell us more about it
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:40 AM
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Great to have you join us.. I also love honey...neat pictures!
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:16 AM
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Hi and welcome from central Pa! I fully support what you are attempting to do, I would love to see suburban communities all over turn into edible landscapes. We have half an acre up here and this is my goal also.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:29 AM
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Thank you all for the warm welcomes

@ gone_tropical & Diane,
I started to read up cross pollination and was worried about upsetting the beehive while cutting the grass and have it swarm on me =P

So I started to look into mason bees.
After doing some research and finding there was an association of beekeepers in the next city i decided to join to learn and find a mentor.

@ fearadyn,
More people should really think about growing their own fruits and veggies.
they cut the grass month by month getting nothing out of their yards.

I say replace the lawn with raised beds

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:24 AM
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Hiya! So glad that you have joined our group.
You have some very interesting projects going on and I am looking forward to learning more.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:35 AM
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Welcome to Plantswap, I'm in cold Pa! I grow some veggies and have a few fruit trees. I am learning to can and also learning to grow flowers! I have close to acre an half. Wasn't anything here about 6 years ago until I got her, have about 1/4 of yard planted maybe? Someday would love to have all flowers and veggies and fruit! That would be amazing!!!!!!!!Nice to meet ya!
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:10 AM
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WELCOME TO OUR FORUM,

i BEING A FARMER KNOW YOUR ON THE RIGHT PATH, TO INDEPENDENCE IN THE FOOD WORLD.

GOOD LUCK AN CHECK OUT OUR SWAPPERS HER FOR MORE INFO,
NEVER HAD A BEE KEEPER HERE , DID WE?/

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Old 01-11-2011, 10:16 AM
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Welcome to Plant Swap. This is a fun place to be & soooooooo much information sharing that it is addictive!
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:14 PM
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Welcome Rigotech.. and glad you joined Plant Swap. I to grow veggies and flowers, and even tho I rent,,I can do as I please and my yard will become more plants, veggies and fruit trees to. We're rural KY and I have lots of space to play.lol.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:44 PM
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welcome from michigan. i'm sure you will get a lot of enjoyment here.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:03 PM
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to plantswap. you will love it here and learn so much. I to would love to turn my yard into. veggie, friut and flower gardens. I work a lot so makes it hard sometimes. But I keep on trying. Good luck with all you do and the heat this summer.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:03 AM
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Welcome rigotech, glad you found us. I also garden organically and grow vegetables and plant flowers aimed at providing food for birds, bees & butterflies along with planting for my own enjoyment. Nothing tastes better then homegrown. We also have an acre & a half like Angie and have numerous gardens. We look forward to hearing more of your experiences.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:39 PM
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Welcome! You will have fun here! I am from Fla too. Good luck with your trades!..Dana
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