2019: Lessons Learned

As we move into the final quarter of 2019 I thought now might be a good time to discuss successes and failures. After all, both are equally important for forward progress and personal development. I find that each year of gardening presents new challenges and allows me a multitude of learning opportunities. First let’s talk about some less fortunate events… NUTRIENTS This was the first … Continue reading 2019: Lessons Learned

Save Your Seeds & Swap Them

If you’re new to the gardening game you may not know that there are groups out there that organize events known amongst the gardening community as a “Seed Swap.” These range from small affairs held locally to entire nonprofit organizations that facilitate the exchanging of seeds. One such example is the Seed Saver’s Exchange (www.seedsavers.org) which allows you to list your available seeds on their … Continue reading Save Your Seeds & Swap Them

Work/Garden Balance: The Struggle is Real

It’s been a long week. Long days at work…stressful days. Days when I have had very little time to spend in my garden. People think that if you garden, you must be 100% committed, every single day. I assume that this is the reason, more often than not, that I get the “I just don’t have time” response. Do not be fooled, ladies and gentlemen, … Continue reading Work/Garden Balance: The Struggle is Real

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Closing Remarks

My time at plot #55 has provided me with countless learning experiences but my successes would have been far fewer had it not been for the support of the gardening community. This is the reason why I reached out to some of my fellow millennial gardeners and asked them to share their stories with all of you. I hope that you enjoyed reading their posts … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Closing Remarks

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Emily

Know any brides who put a beautiful set of planters on their wedding registry? I do — this millennial green thumb, right here! Emily has wasted no time in turning the house she shares with her husband into a beautiful, thriving home. And I mean thriving! Look at how lush and healthy her plants are!! Let’s see what advice she has to share with the … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Emily

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Andrew

Are you a part of the rat race that is corporate America? (or any other part of the world for that matter) Do you find yourself struggling to make time for anything other than work? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Need a break? Maybe it’s time for you to take a page out of Andrew’s book and give gardening a try. Multiple studies have revealed the therapeutic benefits … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Andrew

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Amee

If you have ever participated in a community garden then you know one of the best parts is walking around and observing each gardener’s masterpiece. It is a place where they can come to freely express themselves and there is a great deal to be learned from their efforts. One of my favorite things to do when I visit our local community garden, where I … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Amee

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Intro

I am thrilled to announce that I will be featuring some of my fellow millennial gardeners over the coming weeks. As much as I enjoy sharing my gardening experiences with all of you, in hopes that I am helping you navigate your own green journey, I think it is critically important to consult a variety of sources when learning any new skill. I have therefore … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Intro

Summer Kickstart Garden Highlights

I typically keep my posts information oriented but I would imagine it’s hard to find a source credible if you don’t know anything about their personal experiences. So, I’m going to give you a brief overview of myself as a gardener and then give you the rundown on how my garden is doing today. This little munchkin, digging in the dirt with her dad, holding … Continue reading Summer Kickstart Garden Highlights