Hello, fellow Hobbits, how are you? There’s nothing like spending a bit of time around plants to revitalize you. Whether you go on a daily walk along a forest trail or tend to your verdant garden at home, you Pandas know for a fact what kind of positive impact spending time surrounded by nature really has on us all.

That’s where the r/gardening subreddit comes in. A wholesome online community of over 4.8 million members, it is a celebration of everything to do with gardens, green thumbs, and caring for plants. Aside from all the gorgeous pics that you’re about to see, you can also bask in the fact that gardening is something that we can all learn how to do well. All it takes is patience, a willingness to embrace your mistakes, and a supportive environment full of folks who can’t wait to lend you a helping hand.

Scroll down for some gardening goodness, upvote your fave pics, and tell us all about your relationship with the hobby in the comments, Pandas. What do you grow? How big is your garden? What’s your favorite plant and why? And when you’re done with this list, consider taking a stroll through Bored Panda’s earlier feature about the subreddit right over here.

#1

Two Years I Quit Drinking And Got Addicted To Something A Little Healthier. Transformed My Yard All Alone, Did The Same To Myself In The Process

Two Years I Quit Drinking And Got Addicted To Something A Little Healthier. Transformed My Yard All Alone, Did The Same To Myself In The Process

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Incredible transformation - the garden AND you! Well done!

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#2

My Little Cactus Patch Has Turned Out Alright

My Little Cactus Patch Has Turned Out Alright

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Toko Danganronpa
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1 month ago

Wow! Gorgeous patch!

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#3

The Lighting Must Have Been Just Right, I Managed To Snap This Photo Of My Roses And My Dog This Morning And Thought You All Might Like It

The Lighting Must Have Been Just Right, I Managed To Snap This Photo Of My Roses And My Dog This Morning And Thought You All Might Like It

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Absolutely ✨GORGEOUS✨ - love your doge

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Since the last time that Bored Panda wrote about the r/gardening subreddit, the community has grown by over 800k people. We’re incredibly glad to see that. We believe the sub is an incredibly wholesome niche on the internet because it helps people relax, gives them a space to be proud of their achievements, and offers a venue for all of that hard-earned gardening wisdom.

Meanwhile, the rest of the internet (us included) can borrow a bit of inspiration for our own plant projects. We might feel bad that we’ve been unable to take care of Succulent Number 39, but after going on r/gardening, we know not to give up.

#4

Blue Smoke Cactus

Blue Smoke Cactus

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Pensive_Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this!! Can it grow in the Los Angeles area?

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#5

Bodacious

Bodacious

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Maggie
Community Member
1 month ago

Love love love this

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#6

I’m Disabled And Live In A 12th-Floor Apartment But I Made A Garden Happen And I Love It So Much!

I’m Disabled And Live In A 12th-Floor Apartment But I Made A Garden Happen And I Love It So Much!

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Maggie
Community Member
1 month ago

Fabulous indeed.

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In the lull between Bored Panda’s last feature about r/gardening, yours truly has improved a tiny bit. I’ve leveled up my green thumb and, this time around, the Hobbits might even let me back into the Shire!

My Ficus is doing way better than before, and the Zamioculcas I’m taking care of for my friend is flourishing. I’m no master gardener yet (far from it!), but I definitely feel more confident about what I’m doing. One of the first things I do after waking up is to check on my plants. Hopefully, one day, I’ll have my very own garden where I can grow everything that doesn’t mind being under- and over-watered.

#7

I Planted Bleeding Hearts Last Year Because My Wife Liked Them. She Passed Away In January. I Wasn’t Sure They Survived But My Son Took This Picture This Morning

I Planted Bleeding Hearts Last Year Because My Wife Liked Them. She Passed Away In January. I Wasn’t Sure They Survived But My Son Took This Picture This Morning

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Maggie
Community Member
1 month ago

Very beautiful. Sorry for your loss.

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#8

Life And Death At The Hardware Store

Life And Death At The Hardware Store

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Pensive_Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

LMFAO

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#9

I Added A Moon Gate To My Backyard Japanese Garden, I'm Really Happy With How It Turned Out

I Added A Moon Gate To My Backyard Japanese Garden, I'm Really Happy With How It Turned Out

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Feels like a Studio Gibli scene… love it!

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One of the moderators helping run the r/gardening subreddit told Bored Panda during an earlier interview that there’s no such thing as a green thumb or a black thumb. “Anybody can grow plants. Just a little bit of attention paid will yield results," they told us.

"I started modding on /r/gardening after I asked the [head] moderator about a post not appearing or something, and he offered me a moderator position," the mod, who wanted to stay anonymous, shared with Bored Panda earlier. Back then, over a decade ago, the sub had roughly 50k members.

#10

Something To Keep In Mind While Doing Spring Yard Work! Wrapping Tape Sticky Side Out Around The Ankles Seems To Work Pretty Good For Catching Ticks

Something To Keep In Mind While Doing Spring Yard Work! Wrapping Tape Sticky Side Out Around The Ankles Seems To Work Pretty Good For Catching Ticks

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Yuck… thanks for the tip!

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#11

The Biggest Potato I’ve Grown This Year

The Biggest Potato I’ve Grown This Year

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Erin Fish
Community Member
1 month ago

Something's wrong with that potato, it's already sprouting hairs!

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#12

Moss Garden I Put Together Using Moss Collected From Parking Lots

Moss Garden I Put Together Using Moss Collected From Parking Lots

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Trish Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Great job!!

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The mod explained that the popularity of the online community all comes down to how wholesome the members are. The huge following, according to them, is due to the “good nature of the gardening community that makes people sub and stick around."

"We have, by choice, never been a front-page (default) subreddit, so subs here are not accidental. As mods, we've always had a tough but fair policy on user conduct—like all gardeners have to keep the weeds at bay from time to time."

#13

Last Year, I Planted My First Roses Ever. This Is The Biggest Reward I Could Get!

Last Year, I Planted My First Roses Ever. This Is The Biggest Reward I Could Get!

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SuperChicken
Community Member
1 month ago

Gorgeous rose. Congratulations!

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#14

Always Check Your Pots Before Planting!

Always Check Your Pots Before Planting!

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Janet C
Community Member
1 month ago

Sometimes the void looks back

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#15

Made A Seed Book From A Cd Case

Made A Seed Book From A Cd Case

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Maggie
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a great idea. I'm copying this.

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A while back, Bored Panda had a good long chat about taking care of plants with Kamilė Trakytė, the co-owner of the ‘Kambarinės gėlės’ plant shop. The plant collector and business owner explained to us that the main issue that her customers face is related to overwatering. The vast majority of the time, the problem is just that—people watering their plants way too often.

“People show their love for plants with too much attention and with too much water. Without knowing the subtleties related to the care of particular plants, it’s difficult to know how little water some of them require. People show their love with water, so ironically, they kill their plants with their love,” the plant expert shared with Bored Panda.

#16

Before And After (3 Yrs, London, UK)

Before And After (3 Yrs, London, UK)

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Caroline
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful! ^^ I really love that table and chair too ♪

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#17

Before And After! 2 Year Update On My Super Tiny Walled Garden. It’s My Favorite ‘Room’ In The Apartment. I Feel So Lucky

Before And After! 2 Year Update On My Super Tiny Walled Garden. It’s My Favorite ‘Room’ In The Apartment. I Feel So Lucky

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Squiff
Community Member
1 month ago

What a great use of the space. It looks awesome!

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#18

My Most Prolific Bloomer This Year! This Orchid Has Over 96 Large Flowers And Buds And Is Still Producing More

My Most Prolific Bloomer This Year! This Orchid Has Over 96 Large Flowers And Buds And Is Still Producing More

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Pensive_Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful...

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“Root rot sets in and it’s hard to save plants that it affects,” she urged people living in colder climates not to give their plants too much water.

“I recommend getting to know each plant you grow. The recommendations to water a plant X times every Y weeks are usually ineffective because they don’t take into account the unique conditions in your home,” she said.

#19

I'm Usually Just A Lurker Here But This Baby Just Bloomed Last Night And Had To Share

I'm Usually Just A Lurker Here But This Baby Just Bloomed Last Night And Had To Share

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Squiff
Community Member
1 month ago

That looks magical!

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#20

Homegrown Carrot

Homegrown Carrot

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Erin Fish
Community Member
1 month ago

But I bet it tasted amazing!

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#21

From My Minnesota Garden — Ranunculus, Peonies, Iceland Poppies, Lilacs, Anemones, Aquilegia, Orlaya, Spirea

From My Minnesota Garden — Ranunculus, Peonies, Iceland Poppies, Lilacs, Anemones, Aquilegia, Orlaya, Spirea

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Pensive_Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Very lovely, indeed....

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“So don’t spoil houseplants with too much water from the get-go. Usually, a plant tells you what it needs: if the leaves curl up, it wants water; if the plant becomes droopy and there are brown spots on the leaves, you’re giving it too much water,” plant shop owner Kamilė told Bored Panda.

“Potted plants get all of their nutrients from the soil we plant them in. They grow in a very constricted space, unlike in nature, where complex nutritional trades occur between different organisms. Every time you water a house plant, some of the nutrients get ‘rinsed out,’ and used up,” she urged people to not forget to fertilize their plants.

#22

The Results Of My Hard Work This Year. All Grown, Loved, And Dried By Me

The Results Of My Hard Work This Year. All Grown, Loved, And Dried By Me

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James Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice 👍

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#23

I Built A Greenhouse Out Of Reclaimed Materials, How Did I Do?

I Built A Greenhouse Out Of Reclaimed Materials, How Did I Do?

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SuperChicken
Community Member
1 month ago

I whole lot better than what I would've done, that's for sure.😆 You did a really fantastic job!

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#24

My Niece Loves Rainbows And I Love Gardening (And Rainbows)

My Niece Loves Rainbows And I Love Gardening (And Rainbows)

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madeleine f
Community Member
1 month ago

Like a painting.

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According to the plant expert, all-purpose fertilizers contain the three primary elements that house plants need. These are Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium.

“Each of these nutrients has a different function. You can pick different fertilizers that contain varying proportions of these minerals to obtain different results. For instance, fertilizers with more Nitrogen will make plants bear more leaves. While more Phosphorus means more blossoms. But these considerations are secondary: all-purpose diluted synthetic or organic fertilizers do the job they need to do,” she said.

#25

Ladies And Gentlemen, After 2 Years And 3 Failed Attempts… I Have Finally Grown Broccoli

Ladies And Gentlemen, After 2 Years And 3 Failed Attempts… I Have Finally Grown Broccoli

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Swamparella McJudgeface
Community Member
1 month ago

Good looking brassacias you got there my friend!

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#26

My Garden This Evening Finally Feels Like A Little Oasis

My Garden This Evening Finally Feels Like A Little Oasis

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Maggie
Community Member
1 month ago

It has a fairy like-look about it.

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#27

Absolute Perfection

Absolute Perfection

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Jaden Alexander
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1 month ago

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“If you’re having difficulties taking care of your plants, watching them wither can be a source of stress. Fortunately, in most cases, plants bring us joy. Especially in modern times when we find ourselves further from nature,” Kamilė shared her thoughts about how growing plants affect us. Taking care of plants at home can calm us, reduce our stress levels, and it almost works like a type of mediation that takes our minds off our problems.

#28

A Plait Of Carrots That Grew In Our Garden

A Plait Of Carrots That Grew In Our Garden

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Jaden Alexander
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1 month ago

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#29

Another Excuse Not To Cut The Lawn Today

Another Excuse Not To Cut The Lawn Today

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Béatrice Gallet
Community Member
1 month ago

Tall grass protect against heat.

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#30

Another Year, Another Full Bloom

Another Year, Another Full Bloom

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Marika
Community Member
1 month ago

Oooh, I love wisteria, it looks wonderful!

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“Studies show that it takes around 100 plants in a 10 square meter area to significantly freshen the air there. It’s much easier to improve the air quality in your home by opening up the window. A plant might not freshen your air much, but it will almost definitely bring you joy and calm. And it’ll help you become more disciplined as you take care of it and learn more about it.”

#31

My Husband Sent Me To Lowe’s For Plumber’s Tape. Alone

My Husband Sent Me To Lowe’s For Plumber’s Tape. Alone

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Pensive_Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep. That's how it begins. LOL

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#32

Time To Get Juicing

Time To Get Juicing

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Erin Fish
Community Member
1 month ago

I like the tree guardians, no one's getting passed them!

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#33

Feeling Like A Rich Girl Because The Peony Patch I Started 4 Years Ago Is Now Paying For Itself

Feeling Like A Rich Girl Because The Peony Patch I Started 4 Years Ago Is Now Paying For Itself

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Elsker
Community Member
1 month ago

I gotta plant me some of those as well:))

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#34

My First Ginger Harvest

My First Ginger Harvest

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SuperChicken
Community Member
1 month ago

I love ginger, this is great! So many recipes I could think of to make.

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#35

Never Done This Before.. Wondering If Anyone Will Take Some!

Never Done This Before.. Wondering If Anyone Will Take Some!

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James Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

In my neighborhood they would take the stand and all.

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#36

How To Garden

How To Garden

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Cara G
Community Member
1 month ago

Sooo....Schrödinger's Garden.

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#37

Made A Tart From A Key Lime Tree I Grew From Seed 9 Years Ago

Made A Tart From A Key Lime Tree I Grew From Seed 9 Years Ago

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SuperChicken
Community Member
1 month ago

That pie looks delicious. I'll have a slice, please... or, two?😉

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#38

I Thought I Would Share My Watering Can. It Was My Gram’s

I Thought I Would Share My Watering Can. It Was My Gram’s

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LinaLovesBooks
Community Member
1 month ago

Gram was awesome

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#39

Everything Is Suddenly Blooming!

Everything Is Suddenly Blooming!

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Laura Ketteridge
Community Member
1 month ago

What a beautiful haven of peace.

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#40

Wanted To Share My Azalea

Wanted To Share My Azalea

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Robin Roper
Community Member
1 month ago

Rhododendron calendulaceum (Flame azalea), native to the area where my husband grew up.

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#41

Bricks Painted Like Books As Garden Decor

Bricks Painted Like Books As Garden Decor

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Spleens the cat fan 🇵🇭
Community Member
1 month ago

Book suggestions: Where the Wild Things Are,The Lorax,Caps For Sale

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#42

I No Longer Have Sunflowers...

I No Longer Have Sunflowers...

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Erin Fish
Community Member
1 month ago

This seems like a fair trade to me. Grew a whole row of cockatoos!

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#43

Why Is That?

Why Is That?

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Actually, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, 75% of plant genetic diversity has been lost, as farmers worldwide have left their multiple local varieties for genetically uniform, high-yielding varieties. Of the 250,000 to 300,000 known edible plant species, humans use only 150 to 200. Six livestock breeds are lost each month in favor of high production practices. Today, 75 percent of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and 5 animal species. Rice alone represents over 20% of all calories collectively consumed by humanity

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#44

If You Build It, They Will Come

If You Build It, They Will Come

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh yeah, we redid the whole garden with all native plants and flowers and the number of native birds and insects who started showing up was amazing - I even saw a native Blue-Banded Bee, which until then I didn't even know existed!

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#45

Mum Has Gone A Little Tomato Crazy This Year!

Mum Has Gone A Little Tomato Crazy This Year!

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similarly
Community Member
1 month ago

My grandma had just a few vines and we were loaded with tomatoes every summer. My grandma had a canning machine and knew how to vacuum pack cut tomatoes into jars. Miss you, Grandma!

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#46

After 3 Years, My Blood Orange Tree Had Its First Harvest! About 30 Oranges!

After 3 Years, My Blood Orange Tree Had Its First Harvest! About 30 Oranges!

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Verena Heisenberg
Community Member
1 month ago

yummy! :)

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#47

These Are Apparently “Weeds” But They Make My Backyard Look Magical

These Are Apparently “Weeds” But They Make My Backyard Look Magical

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Squiff
Community Member
1 month ago

Weeds are just flowers people don't want.

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#48

Hi Guys, My Garden Comes From Vietnam. Nice To Meet You

Hi Guys, My Garden Comes From Vietnam. Nice To Meet You

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Jessica Harmon
Community Member
1 month ago

Those Moai are so cool!

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#49

Our Garden. No Plant Purchases This Year, My Wife Germinated Everything From Seed

Our Garden. No Plant Purchases This Year, My Wife Germinated Everything From Seed

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

Prolific!

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#50

One Of Our Little Organic Farmers! Giving A Damn And Doing What Is Right Are Rewards In Themselves. - Eliot Coleman

One Of Our Little Organic Farmers! Giving A Damn And Doing What Is Right Are Rewards In Themselves. - Eliot Coleman

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Disgruntled Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Need a banana for scale

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