I never thought of myself as a blogger; really I’m sort of new to all this high tech stuff. But after trying unsuccessfully to decipher my own handwriting in journals of gardens past, I decided to go digital. And the only method I could find that can include pictures is a blog! So here we are.
So this is a learning process in more ways than one. I come from a long line of exceedingly gifted gardeners but have only been calling the shots myself since 2005. My passion, strangely enough, is growing vegetables. Flowers are great, we have those too, but for me nothing compares with feeding my children something that I have grown myself, that I have seen through from start to finish, something that I know is completely organic and thoroughly healthy. And bringing my children alongside me in that endeavour has been very rewarding.
Not that it’s all smiles and handholding. No, it’s even gotten ugly; pain, tears-there’s even been “language”-usually due to some nefarious hare or other trespasser. There have been failed crops, lettuce that bolts the moment it hits the soil and birds that have stolen entire rows of seed tape. I’m no expert-my hope is to record the failures as much as the success in hopes that it will all lead to a better garden next season.
And my hope is that perhaps one day, and I am truly dreaming here, this can be a forum where like-minded people can cheer one another on, offer helpful advice and commiserate over one another’s less than perfect results.
Perhaps one day. For now, there’s work to do!