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“You don’t meet many alienated gardeners.”

That's my favorite line from the op-ed in today's New York Times called "Sow Those Seeds!"  My other favorite is "What beginning gardeners need most, in fact, is old gardeners."  Exactly – or garden coaches.

Posted by on February 15, 2009 at 4:34 am, in the category Eat This.
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4 responses to ““You don’t meet many alienated gardeners.””

  1. I really enjoyed that article, thanks for sharing it. I grew up helping my grandmother in her garden and this will be my first year with real raised beds of my own… I have been poring over those seed catalogs for months now. I think if this spreads, it can be nothing but positive for us on so many levels.

  2. Chiot's Run says:

    I agree. I was fortunate to grow up in a gardening family. We grew all of our own food and preserved it. My mom still gardens extensively and I know if I have a question I can ask her. I just started growing my own food last year and I’m hooked. Hopefully my mom and I can pass along gardening knowledge to my nieces & nephews.

  3. Old Kim says:

    Beets are an easy veggie to grow. They transplant easily. I’ve never seen the plants for sale. Anyone can grow beets even in a pot. So far as I know they are pest free.
    I’m drooling for fresh produce out of my backyard.

  4. I meet many alienated gardeners — mostly due to deer population explosion in our area. It is very sad to witness rheir delusionmenr – but I cannot blame them.