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The Garden that Nayomi Likes from CHICAGO, IL
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Farm Name: The Garden that Nayomi Likes

Year Farm Established: 2011

Location: Bettendorf, IA

Years I’ve been farming: 4 years

Animals I raise: After we purchase land we want Cow, Chickens, Turkey's, Horses, Goats?

Crops I grow: Peppers, Tomatoes, Beans, Spaghetti Squash, Corn, Carrots and Spinach

Hobbies I enjoy: Gardening, Rock climbing, Backpacking, Fishing, and I love to work hard.

The proudest moment on my farm: Getting my first yield even after an infestation of Japanese Beatles.

Pets: Dog

Farm Motto: Give a man a fish feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish feed him for life.

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  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  Good Morning! About your beans - if they are snap beans, they really won't produce well in the extreme heat - ours just wither and die after the temps rise to the 90s. You can try shading them a little in the afternoons (shade cloth works well) but only the beans, because anything else like peppers and tomatoes love the heat. I know it may sound silly, but check your planting date - if you plant on 'Bloom Day' none of your plants will produce well, if at all. It may sound like a lot of old folk phooey, but it really does have a lot of truth to it. Check your extension service to see if they can tell you what actual date 'Bloom Day' is in your area. You could also try watering after dark, or at least, right at dusk. That way, the water soaks into the ground and doesn't evaporate as much. Plus, if you put it on slow, the ground becomes saturated and you only have to water twice a week (most plants like at least 2to 4" of water a week, and that means 2 to 4" AT THE ROOTS - most short waterings stop at the top soil and doesn't always soak in far enoughto get to the roots). The only other thing I can think that might work, and also sounds just a little crazy, is to put some ice cubes around the plant and let that cool water soak into the root system. My dad always did that with his peonies, and down here, those beautiful flowers just don't like to grow in this exhorbitant heat, but his thrived. (Me? I couldn't get a peony to leaf, much less bloom). Hope this helps. If not, let me know and I'll check with our extension agent to see if he has any other suggestions! Hope you have a great day!

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08/28/2012 05:38.21 AM Report This Comment  
Hi! Yes...it's in the process of becoming one. We still need to get some fencing for the yard area. Your horses are beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by...

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02/23/2012 12:58.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Don't forget an October planting if you sewing clover.

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02/23/2012 08:42.09 AM Report This Comment  
  When do you guys plant?

Son planted some sweet peas, but with that last rain, I think they washed away.

Saw a pumpkin plant by the pig pen, just hope the pigs or the cattle don't find it. That seems like the only way we can grow pumpkins around the place.

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02/22/2012 02:13.21 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome to HF!

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02/22/2012 01:15.37 AM Report This Comment  
great pictures!

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02/21/2012 04:39.52 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome to hobby farms. great pics

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02/20/2012 06:10.20 AM Report This Comment  
Welcome to Hobby Farms, happy looking dog in the photo.

Carl, Livermore, CA.

02/19/2012 12:11.53 PM Report This Comment  
welcome to hobby farms. nice pics

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02/18/2012 09:27.39 AM Report This Comment  


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