The world doesn’t need another gardening blog. However, I need this blog as a place to organize what I’ve learned and continue to learn. So if I’m part of the world, well then I guess the world needs another gardening blog.
I started vegetable gardening about 7 years ago and almost gave up. While I managed planting just fine, I felt like everything I grew turned into food for the entire squirrel population of Bonsall (a small, semi-rural hamlet in north San Diego County). Being a vegetable servant to a bunch of naughty squirrels was no fun. Still, I had spurts of success, so I persisted. A year ago, we got a new puppy, Sophie, and it turns out she has some serious hunting instincts. All of a sudden, without squirrel interference, the seedlings I planted grew into big plants and this summer we had beans, cucumbers, peas, potatoes, squash, tomatoes and even a pumpkin. So now I’m hopeful again.
A few weeks ago I hosted a seed-starting workshop at my house with old and new friends from the neighborhood. This sparked the inspiration for this blog, as a place where we can share information with each other and support one another through the learning process. While I’m pretty seasoned at squirrel control, I’m still pretty novice at vegetable gardening and I hope that this helps other novices, particularly those in zones 9 and 10 around San Diego, where vegetable gardening is a year-round activity.
In the weeks and months ahead I’ll be adding a resources section, where we can upload and easily find workshop handouts, garden bullet journal templates and other goodies. In the meantime, please feel free to share your comments and questions and if you’re local, let me know if I can come over and see your garden too! I’d love to feature your journey as well.