Be inspired to get inspired

When reading about where to begin on your quest to gardening, the advice ranges vastly.  There are about a million things that gardening blogs, books and websites tell you to check.  Lighting in the area, building materials, ph of the soil, soil composition, talk to your extension office etc … this list can go on and on and on.  And by the time you read it all, you think to yourself, I’ll just start this gardening thing another day.  And another day becomes another season and you drag your heels more and more.  You know who I’m talking to. It’s you over there with the dead plant in their kitchen window.  Oh no, wait, that is MY dead basil plant in the window there.  See? You aren’t alone.   Continue reading


Why am I doing this?

My husband has been telling me for a while that I need to consider keeping a blog about my adventure into growing produce for our family.  He said it would be a way to help me keep up with what I was doing in the garden and (hopefully) help people like me in the process.  But I was dragging my feet because the nagging question wouldn’t let me go … Continue reading

Happy Birthday

To my beautiful wife,

As you have embarked on this journey of urban gardening I see your excitement and want you to have a place to share and record it. I hope you will enjoy documenting your thoughts and discoveries during this process. It’s great to see you so excited about this and especially the excitement that you share with the kids. I unfortunately am terrible at blogging but hope that you can turn this site into an extension of your fulfillment in the garden. I will avoid getting too cheesy or mushy here but I love you and love what you are steering our family towards. Healthy and diverse eating as well as an appreciation for both the beauty and effort in getting our food is a great gift that you can give the kids and me. You are amazing and will always have my support in this and all your endeavors.

I’ll love you forever,