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How Does Your Garden Grow?
I’ve been gardening since I was little. My paternal grandmother had a green thumb, and I inherited that. Heck, my great-grandmother had a farm and we loved to go and help. As she aged, her “hobby garden” (which fed her family, and everyone passed by the house) was still over an acre, and she gardened into her 90s! Gardening comes naturally on my father’s side of the family.
While growing flowers, vegetables, and fruits come fairly easy to me, my mother has a black thumb – she once killed an air plant! So, I get it if gardening isn’t your thing, but you really want to learn, really want to grow your own food, and would love to be able to walk outside and enjoy the sights and smells of flowers. Note: my mother has come a long way over the years. From the disappointment of killing nearly everything she touched, she has learned over the years how to take care of plants and has a lovely rose garden, as well as many tubs of annuals around her house during spring and summer. Believe me, if she can learn to garden, anyone can!
My gardening blog posts are written in a manner that should be helpful to everyone, and allow even a beginning gardener to understand what to do to produce lush, fragrant flowers and herbs, as well as a veritable smorgasbord of fruits and veggies for the family dinner table.
Some of the in-depth subjects I cover for home gardening include container gardening, patio gardening, raised bed gardening, as well as traditional in-ground gardening. I grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, and those vegetables provide for us throughout the year (via freezing and canning), and I do it on a patio container gardening these days (old age stinks).
Remember that not all gardening advice works for everyone. Soil conditions, weather, as well as your hardiness zone, and what is planted within that zone contribute to gardening success just as much as knowledge does. However, without the gardening knowledge, your chances of a bumper crop go down exponentially. Good luck and here’s to a bountiful harvest!