Hello and welcome! Glad you stopped by.

I am new to the gardening world, in a sense. I gardened with my Mother in her flower beds when I was quite young (I recall a fun game called “Who can gather the most dandelions?”) and later with my Father in the vegetable beds when we moved somewhere that would accommodate the 200 square feet of vegetables he desired. Now, living away from home, I have my own space to grow and my own gardens to nurture.

Last summer, we started a vegetable patch and grew something like 15 tomato plants in pots on the front and back decks. We grew a hot pepper plant that just exploded in its pot and produced some delicious goods which we turned into even more delicious spicy mango-pineapple sauce. On top of that, we grew an actual vegetable patch with onions, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, and more peppers.

As I write this, we have a good 3 feet of snow on, well, everything, but I’m getting pretty excited about the upcoming gardening season. Planning for a strawberry patch and making some blackberry wine – should be a good year!

A fair warning – I’m into bugs. And while I won’t inundate you with bug stories, photos, and information with EVERY blog I write (I would if I could), be prepared to (hopefully) become a little more appreciative of these critters.

In writing some of these blogs for Wildflower Farm, I hope to inspire and educate the new gardeners. Not being a seasoned gardener (and even if I was), I also hope to learn from you!  We love to get feedback at Wildflower Farm so feel free to leave comments.

Looking forward to a happy gardening season for all!

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