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Farmerdill is "First Featured Gardener"

Posted by pam_chesbay VA 8a/7b (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 17, 12 at 20:38

I know many of you are familiar with Farmerdill - the gentleman from Georgia who generously gives advice about growing vegetables.

A few months ago, I found a resource on the Cornell website called Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners (VVfG). The #1 contributor - with 569 reviews - is Farmerdill. You can read his reviews (beginning with Asparagus) here:
http://vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu/main/myVeggies.php?alias=farmerdill

I have read Farmerdill's advice for years, and wanted to thank him for the advice he gives so generously.

Farmer Dill is Dillard Haley, the first featured gardener on Cornell's Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners - and he's even more interesting than I imagined.

"I am a depression baby, grew up on a small subsistence farm in Piedmont Virginia. Four rooms and a path, no electricity or running water ..."

Full article and photo here: http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/get-activities/signature-projects/veg-varieties/


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RE: Farmerdill is "First Featured Gardener"

Pam,

I deliberately didn't comment on this for a few days because I wanted this thread to stay at the top of the page for a few days so everyone could see it. I respect Farmerdill's advice a great deal, and often look at specific variety recommendations on the Cornell website to see how he has rated them.

I would think that since y'all are fairly close together geographically, the varieties that do well for him ought to do equally well for you.

He has had an interesting life, and his life reminds me of my dad's life, although my dad was born quite a bit earlier--prior to the Dust Bowl years.

Dawn


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