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Sat Jun 27, 2015, 06:12 PM

Are liberals more likely to grow their own vegetables?

Sounds like a dumb question and may be, but I do notice a parallel.

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Reply Are liberals more likely to grow their own vegetables? (Original post)
wheniwasincongress Jun 2015 OP
snpsmom Jun 2015 #1
Warpy Jun 2015 #2
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2015 #3
Cleita Jun 2015 #5
shanti Jun 2015 #15
Cal Carpenter Jun 2015 #4
shenmue Jun 2015 #6
NJCher Jun 2015 #7
JI7 Jun 2015 #8
SidDithers Jun 2015 #9
uppityperson Jun 2015 #16
Brickbat Jun 2015 #10
demmiblue Jun 2015 #11
johnp3907 Jun 2015 #12
mainer Jun 2015 #13
Texasgal Jun 2015 #18
Starry Messenger Jun 2015 #14
Man from Pickens Jun 2015 #17

Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 06:14 PM

1. I ive in deep red MI

where everyone has a garden.

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 06:14 PM

2. Probably more likely to eat them

at least not candied or encased in Jello or buried under a heavy cheese sauce.

I did know some religious right vegetarians (Eden's diet, yanno) when I sold health foods.

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 06:15 PM

3. Tried but the deer eat them

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 06:37 PM

5. Me too what was left after the gophers had finished.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:42 PM

15. all kinds of

critters in the veggies. somebody on my block is feeding peanuts to the squirrels, which is all well and good, but they hide them (and subsequently dig them up) in my raised veggie beds. they also ate all of the bean seeds that i planted....

so no go this year....but i have harvested some tomatoes that are planted in large pots, so there's that.

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 06:16 PM

4. I would be curious to see stats, but I sort of doubt it

Overall, I think it is more of a rural vs urban thing. Growing vegetables isn't a partisan political thing. People have been doing it for what, 6,000 years or more?

Having lived in rural and suburban areas, I know tons of conservative folks with vegetable gardens.

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:04 PM

6. My Dad used to grow wine grapes



He hasn't in years, though.

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:13 PM

7. might be the other way around

Aren't there more conservatives in rural areas? I think there are probably more gardeners in rural areas, simply because they have the space. We definitely know liberals tend to be in cities.

I did a little search on it, but couldn't find anything definitive.

It's an interesting question, because even if conservatives are more rural, a liberal can still grow plants on a balcony or outside a single-family home in a suburb of a city.


Cher

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:14 PM

8. not really since many don't have places to grow them

 

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:30 PM

9. We're growing hot peppers and cherry tomatoes this year...

as a first-time gardener.



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:49 PM

16. Did you get the little plants from the same place I did?

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:31 PM

10. What an odd thing to wonder about.

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:31 PM

11. I don't think it makes a difference. Strange question. n/t

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:34 PM

12. Is it as warm in the summer as it is in the country?

Or vice versa?

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:37 PM

13. Totally regional. Liberal Manhattan, no.

Conservative TX, more likely.

If you're in an urban area, which is more likely to be liberal, you can't grow your own vegetables.

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Response to mainer (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 08:00 PM

18. Why not?

I live in a town house ten minutes from downtown Austin and I grow alot of veggies and herbs! I have pots and my herbs grow in my kitchen window.

As of right now I have:

Tomatoes
Bell peppers ( 2 varieties)
Serrano peppers
green onions
green beans
carrots
avocados

herbs:

Cilantro
Basil
dill weed
chives

It's not that hard actually. My peppers are looking good too!

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:39 PM

14. I'd like to think liberals would be conscious enough to realize that many poor people rent apts

and that asking that kind of question is full of classist assumptions.

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 07:52 PM

17. here in deep red SC its very common

 

doesn't hurt that upstate anything will grow like a weed, we get so much rain here!

My second year down here and I'm still astonished at how fast everything grows, it's like the grounds is made of Miracle-Gro. One week is all it takes for a fresh-cut lawn to be overgrown again.

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