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

Freeze Your Crops For Post-Garden Goodness

If you have attempted to preserve your favorite garden goodies then you know there are some that keep well and some that do not. Root vegetables and winter squash notoriously have a lengthy shelf life (for produce), but for some crops a cool dry storage area just isn’t enough. Fortunately, in 1940 the United States was introduced to home freezer units. I know what you’re … Continue reading Freeze Your Crops For Post-Garden Goodness

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 – 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

A Tomato Crash Course for Beginners

I think it is safe to say that tomatoes are one of the most common features in gardens across the globe. In fact, there are people who designate their entire garden and gardening career to mastering the art and science of growing exquisite varieties of this household staple. I am going to provide a basic guide for the novice gardener but I encourage any of … Continue reading A Tomato Crash Course for Beginners

Why do you want to garden?

Like anything else in life, before you can establish a goal and devise a plan you must understand your motivation. Why do you want to garden? Do you want to provide organic produce for your family? Do you want fresh herbs so you can recreate your grandma’s famous recipe? Maybe you’d like to breath a little life into that desolate patio or teach your children … Continue reading Why do you want to garden?