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birdfarm

Member since: February 25, 2010

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Location:

Seattle, Wa 98133
USDA hardiness zone 7B

Member since:

February 25, 2010

About me

I'm still a very green at the tufts gardener, going into my 4th year of gardening in a neglected and pesticide riddled yard when we got it. Every year it's amazing how much things come back!


Current project

The front yard finally! Inspired by friend and fellow digger Flush Puppy we are finally going to convert the front yard into edible beds. I am so excited, although it is a lot of work coming down the pike, finally I won't be housing a full on dandelion factory any more.


Type of gardener

Fair weather- I totally poop out when it gets too hot.


Favorite garden activity

cutting flowers that came out of my own soil.

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Hi, I was reading about your dandelion factory! I made a wonderful vinegar for salad using the leaves and roots. The blossoms make a wonderful oil when added to olive oil and placed in the sun for a few weeks.Strain it and use for massage and dry skin. Its liquid sunshine! Per my Herbal teacher it makes a good oil for chest massage since it helps move lymphatic fluids. It is thought that one of the causes of breast cancer is stagnant or blocked lymphatic drainage. I&#x27;m taking Herbal pharmacology again and dandelion is very nutritious, diuretic and aids the liver. <br/>
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vbk commented on 04/13/10
Can&#x27;t wait for you to keep us up on your edible beds! I&#x27;m doing edibles in 3 new vegetable raised beds we built this winter... so, we can all learn together...!
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chief cultivator commented on 02/26/10
hey there birdfarm! <br/> <br/>Welcome to Dig The Dirt... we are super happy you made it here. We don&#x27;t want to brag, but we&#x27;ve got a lot to offer here! <br/> <br/>Start a Gardening Journal/ Blog: just click on the tab &quot;contributions&quot; above and start writing and uploading photos. This is where you can really get the word out about how you are involved with gardening as your post lives on the homepage for all to see! <br/> <br/>Become a Featured Member: Every week we choose one member who has been active on our site and highlight them. <br/> <br/>If starting a blog is too intimidating you can read articles and ask questions: We have tons of info all over this site and there is so much more to come, so keep browsing. Ask any question you have and other members will answer, and if they don&#x27;t I will find out the answer for you! <br/> <br/>Make some friends: Don&#x27;t be shy- so far everyone is really kind and generous here. Just click on the green tab &quot;gardeners&quot; above and you can search by zone or city to make buddies in your area. <br/> <br/>Give us Feedback!! This is really important to us, as we are a brand new site, still in beta and we are working our hardest to bring you a great website. HAPPY GARDENING! <br/> <br/>BTW- you can set up a link to your website on your profile, all we ask for is for you to give us a link back ;)
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FigTree commented on 02/25/10
Hola! Awesome profile pic!
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flush puppy commented on 02/25/10
tweet!
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birdfarm replied: on 02/26/10

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