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Little P's life in the USA

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When you have your own backyard, what will you do with it?
We decided to cultivate it into a farm ^0^! Oh ya~

This farm is much bigger than my expectation. What I planned to do was only to develop one third of it , but luckily my daddy came to visit us and made our backyard fully productive this summer.^0^

We had an orange tree in our backyard when we bought the house. Four months later, we have an apricot tree, blueberries, raspberries, passion fruits, corns, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, various lettuces, peppers, green bell peppers, yams, various Chinese vegetables, basil, green onions and baby pumpkins in our backyard and a lemon tree and mints in the front yard.

If you would also like to try to plant some vegetables, I would like to share something I learned this summer.

Number 1: Loosen up your field

Well, you must think “That’s the first thing you have to do, how come you just learn it?”
^0^ I THOUGHT I’ve done it, and I planted some corn plants, carrot seeds and broccoli seeds before my daddy came. The corn plants grew slowly and I didn’t see any carrot or broccoli plants came out. Until my daddy “really” loosened the field and relocated my corns, the corns finally grew up. We had more than 35 corns from the past four months.^———–^ Yummy!

Number 2: Water your plants

OH HO HO HO HO HO~ My daddy watered our garden twice a day (in the early morning and evening). He said baby plants need water. If your plants have become “adults”, you could only water them in the evening.
Do you still remember my carrots and broccolis from last paragraphs? One day my daddy asked me, “What is this? Did you plant other seeds before?” “Oh^0^/// Yes ,my carrots and broccoli plants finally popped out to say hello with me.”
Tip: After watering your plants, please stir your soil a little bit to check if the water is really running into the ground.

Number 3: Fertilize your farm and get rid of the weeds

We bought our fertilizer at Home depot and Lowes.
Miracle-Gro Shake’n Feed (All purpose)

But later we bought another organic fertilizer.
“zhong1 shi4 ji1 fei2” You can buy it at 99 ranch market. We bought it a private-owned nursery, Lo’s Nursery & Supplies. We also bought many plants form there.

If you need more information, you can ask me.^0^

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More tips are coming soon

Number 4 Grow your own sweet corns
Number 5 Super easy to plant “hollow vegetable”

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