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spidra

spidra

Member since: Oct 07 | Last seen: Jul 14 | Years gardening: 8 | Organic gardener

I have a disability that affects my hands. Yet I like gardening. I have started a blog called “The Gimpy Gardener” to talk about my gardening, not ignoring how the disability affects it. http://spidra.vox.com

Though I put down that I’ve been gardening 3 years, I actually went through a couple years of amateur gardening when I was a kid. Then, as now, my emphasis was food gardening. My parents’ place still has the guava tree and many of the other things I used my allowance money to buy and plant. But I was away from gardening for decades and have only recently started again. And I still feel like there’s so much to learn. I joined the California Rare Fruit Growers aboutl and they have helped me educate myself.

I’ve moved back to my hometown of South Pasadena, CA and would love to network with nearby gardeners.

Gardens

    • spidra's Berkeley Microclimate Successes garden

      Berkeley Microclimate Successes garden

      I’ve created this listing to let other area gardeners know what works in my microclimate in Berkeley. I have clay soil. While there are som...

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    • spidra's Community Garden Plot garden

      Community Garden Plot garden

      Zone 10a My first community garden plot. Along with many others, I put work in prior to the garden opening. Received my assignment on Oct 26, added compost ...

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    • spidra's Grafted Varieties garden

      Grafted Varieties garden

      Zone 9b I’m not sure how to track my grafts. This is the first year I’ve made many but I hope to become more adept and I suspect I’ll be...

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    • spidra's Grafted Varieties Limbo garden

      Grafted Varieties Limbo garden

      Zone 9b I have very little gardening space since losing my home. But I haven’t lost my desire to grow fruit or try new things. These are the grafts I...

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    • spidra's Idell Weydemeyer's Fruity 'n' Wild garden

      Idell Weydemeyer's Fruity 'n' Wild garden

      Zone 9b Idell Weydemeyer is a member of California Rare Fruit Growers. She has a large backyard in El Sobrante, CA in which she grows fruit as well as Cali...

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    • spidra's Limbo garden

      Limbo garden

      Zone 9b Forced to sell my home. Don’t know exactly where I’ll be growing things when I land on my feet. So things are in containers, hoping the...

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    • spidra's Living a Sheltered Life garden

      Living a Sheltered Life garden

      Zone 9b Few are true houseplants. Most are things that need a more controlled environment than I can provide outdoors. However, the temperature ranges in...

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    • spidra's Seeds for Trade garden

      Seeds for Trade garden

      Zone 9b Until Folia opens a seed trading list/forum, I will list seeds I have available for trade here. Edibles, medicinals and herbs are what interest me...

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    • spidra's Terry Walton's Allotment garden

      Terry Walton's Allotment garden

      Zone 8b Terry Walton is the “Adopted Allotmenteer” of The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2. I discovered him through a guest appearance on The ...

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    • spidra's The Grim Reaper garden

      The Grim Reaper garden

      Zone 9b This is a memorial garden…to all the plants I or nature killed. Things that have been tried but didn’t succeed for one reason or another.

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    • spidra's The Waiting Room garden

      The Waiting Room garden

      Zone 9b Plants that are waiting to find a permanent home in my yard. Since I’m disabled, I can’t do the serious digging required to plant trees...

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    • spidra's Weeds or The Unexpected garden

      Weeds or The Unexpected garden

      Zone 9b The definition of “weed” is flexible. It depends on what one likes and wants in one’s garden. Some weeds are welcome volunteers...

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Location

South Pasadena

United States United States 10a

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Fruit Trees

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singing, dancing, cycling, history, genealogy, Macintosh, costuming, sewing

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