A blog? Really?!

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!

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8 Responses to A blog? Really?!

  1. Denise says:

    Looks great! I’ve subscribed and am looking forward to hearing from you!

  2. Peggy says:

    What a great read Suz! Having been through many ups and downs in my own garden, I look forward to following you on your vegetable journey! Now, if you could just tell my husband to stop planting all his tropicals in my sunny spots so that I can have my plump, juicy tomatoes again!

  3. SMS says:

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  4. sheila petersen says:

    This sounds like fun, you are obviously loving the garden….and I would like to learn anything! I am just starting landscaping this spring, the garden may have to wait a year, but I would love to grow anything I can eat!!!! you know me. xoxo she

  5. Lynn says:

    I am so impressed and energized by this site! We have just started to get some decent weather (not as fortunate as other regions) and would love to work in the garden but have to wait until the frost leaves the soil. For those who are in the same climate as I am, I did start something indoors. I went out to a garden center and got Jiffy Peat Pellets and a Jiffy tray that will work as a green house. You place the pellets into their position in the tray, water with warm water and after the pellets grow to 1 to 1 1/2 inches you add the seeds. Then watch the plants grow. I figure even if they don’t all germinate, I have had fun doing ‘my gardening” and can enjoy this site and get some wonderful ideas to use in a month – or so! Hopefully the snow has quit for this year!

  6. Danielle says:

    I am so excited about this blog – just discovered it today! I have grown flowers and vegetables for many years with good success and sometimes none at all. I have been wanting to get a vegetable garden going in my backyard for a while now but with working and teaching the kiddies it seems impossible. Your blog has inspired me to find the time somewhere and get the kids involved. I think I can do it – I look forward to reading more of your blogs and it’s great to see pictures included. Thanks!

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