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Rebel Garden

The Perpetual Rebel Garden:
I started this because I saw the post that flew around the internet about growing food from food. I was already interested in greenhouse gardening, environmental design and prairie horticulture not to mention the houseplants. When I saw that somewhat viral image near the beginning of the gardening /fresh food revolution (evolution), it really kick started my interest in growing food as much as anything if not more than. If I could grow my own food it would be one step closer to self-reliance and several towards decreasing my personal footprint. Of course I didn’t start really thinking about that so much until I started studying Permaculture through lectures recorded at NCSU. Open course learning rocks. I would so much rather spend time watching these lectures than anything on TV…

Where was I? Oh yeah. So I also like getting something I’ve bought at the store to continue growing because I think it’s my middle age version of stickin’ it to the man… With a rebel yell, she cried Grow Grow Grow. Yup. That’s me.

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Pineapple
I think these were a beautiful subject for taking pictures. Unfortunately at the time I had a lot going on (transparent excuses) and I neglected to change out the water regularly. I think if I had rinsed it every day it would have done better. As it stood, they all eventually ended up rotting before they did anything substantial. I tried a couple in soil instead of water and it rotted faster. We kicked the tropical fruit habit for a while around our house but if we ever fall off the wagon (I really really hope that happens) you know I’ll be trying it again.

Celery

Potato

Sweet Potato

Leek

Green Onion

Garlic

Lettuce


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