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  •  Not at all surprised--IF you have a small balcony (4+ / 0-)

    or patio area, as I did for many years, where I grew around 30-40 different kinds of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Nothing like being able to clip some rosemary or parsley in March or eat really sweet cherry tomatoes in August. But most people don't have either, at most some windowsills on which they can place pots to grow herbs that don't need full sun.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:50:09 PM PDT

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    •  Not that I know firsthand or anything but (2+ / 0-)
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      I heard you can get some extremely bright lights of the right spectrum for growing some rather large plants. For more info, ask your neighborhood pot grower.

      Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

      by Ice Blue on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 04:15:16 PM PDT

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      •  Which requires an upfront and ongoing cost (3+ / 0-)
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        that people on food stamps often can't afford.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 04:50:18 PM PDT

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        •  True dat. (3+ / 0-)
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          However I got a gardener's heating pad for starting my own seedlings. That with a shop light wired to a bookshelf was enough to start tomato, eggplant, etc. seedlings.  Mine always damped off without it.

          Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

          by Ice Blue on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 04:58:23 PM PDT

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        •  But if you make the growing a hobby, it becomes (1+ / 0-)
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          worth spending on, if you're inclined that way.

          There's nothing wrong with spending on hobbies, as long as you make them work for you too.

          When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

          by Alexandra Lynch on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 07:05:38 AM PDT

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          •  I was referring to people who are tight on money (1+ / 0-)
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            and can't afford to garden. But absolutely agree that it's a great hobby. Been doing it much of my life.

            "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

            by kovie on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 04:52:08 PM PDT

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