A Front Yard Gardener's Tales and Adventures

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


This will be a blog that follows the growth of two gardens (657 and 301A) and the education of a passionate farmer. It will be a blog about two people, James and Julia, and the adventures that gardening/farming will take them.

657 refers to our street number and home of our newest garden. It is shaped like a wave with a shark fin. There is also a lettuce patch and strawberry patch which is located between our house and our neighbor's.

301A is our plot number at Hawthorn Gardens. This will be the third year that we have had this plot.

In all, we have about 400 square feet of space in which we intend to fill to the brim with produce. We will focus on the basics: tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions/shallots, chard, lettuce, and herbs. We will also have other crops: corn, okra, and melons.

I feel that this is only the beginning of my garden adventures. Perhaps one day I will be lucky enough to have acres of land. Perhaps one day I will be lucky enough to wwoof around the world. But, until then, we have our gardens, and we have friends that farm as well.

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