Posted on 04/12/2019 at 02:43 PM by Blog Committee
National Gardening Day is on April 14
National Gardening Day was established in 2018 as a way to encourage people to grow flowers and vegetables. My own love for gardening began at a young age when I would help my mother in the garden. I remember planting, weeding, and harvesting many of our own vegetables. There is nothing better than fresh sweetcorn, tomatoes, green beans, new potatoes, strawberries, peas, etc. Whether you have an acre plot or several patio containers, it is always exciting to see the process of little seeds sprout from the ground and then flower or supply food for your dinner.
I have come to prefer flower gardening because I love the color they add to my yard. In the winter when it is cold and snowy, I will thumb through gardening catalogs to make plans for the next growing season. There is always some new flower or bush that needs to be added to my yard.
If you are just beginning, be sure to do your research. Find out your planting zone and learn about the type of soil and moisture required by your plants. This information can be easily found with a quick internet search or in a good gardening book. There are also local master gardener groups which can provide a wealth of information and tips. Some of my best information has come from listening to others who enjoy gardening as much as I do. Have fun gardening; the effort can be very rewarding!
Written by Julie Smith