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Yes, you can grow food in a small space!

Not only does Paul Kuiper grow plants and veggies in a smaller space, he teaches urban gardening!

"I have been gardening for over 50 years. Everything I grow is either from seed or from a graft. I teach urban gardening because many in the city don't think they can grow anything in a small place. I have a larger city garden (in Michigan) with the size of 90' X 40'. The space gives me enough room to  grow my own awesome plants and vegetables yet small enough to  grow and try new things."

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    HelloFromMD 02/05/2016

    How great, though smaller your backyard is sunny! And I see grass so there is still more room =) I will try my hand at lettuce and kale this spring in my brand new raised nursery bed. But I only have 4 hours of sun there so mostly I will use it to propagate some more plants from my yard for myself. Neat that you teach others how to do urban gardening. What are your two best tips?

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    meander_michaele 02/05/2016

    Impressive operation you have going on there, Paul. With 50 years of gardening experience, you must be a treasure trove of knowledge. How wonderful that you generously share it.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 02/05/2016

    So great to share with others what you've learned. I think those pre-bagged potatoes are the healthiest I've ever seen!

  4. wGardens 02/05/2016

    Wonderful! I am wondering what you use for fertilizer and how often you apply it. Thanks!

  5. GrannyMay 02/05/2016

    Wonderful, Paul! I'm always happy to see people growing their own food. It helps to understand where food comes from and the problems that the farmers have to deal with. I would also encourage everyone to plant fruit trees and berry bushes, which can be ornamental as well as amazingly productive. Some vegetables, like potatoes, are so easy, either in the ground or in large pots, that even a toddler could do it!

  6. user-6536305 02/05/2016

    Everything is so luscious. Your lawn looks so good. Thanks for sharing. Why do you grow so many edible in pots? It seems you can grow them in land directly?

  7. GrannyCC 02/05/2016

    Good work Paul. With the cost of vegetables and fruit this is a good tip for us all.

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    LindaonWhidbey 02/06/2016

    So nice that you teach people with urban spaces to raise their own produce, Paul. There is really nothing more satisfying than picking your dinner right before you prepare it

  9. eddireid 02/06/2016

    Great Paul. This is the only way to guarantee we have "clean" vegetables and fruit. Thank you for generously sharing your garden and knowledge.

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