Welcome! I’m Jan, a home gardener in “upstate” New York, zone 5b. Gardening is my hobby, my passion, my most favorite thing to do. I would rather be in my garden than just about anywhere else – in short, I am crazy about gardening! I’ve started this blog as a means to explore, learn about, and share information on organic, sustainable and life-enhancing gardening practices.
I need to confess at the outset that, although I am pretty skilled at navigating a local garden center/nursery or two, I cannot say the same about navigating a blog. It’s taken me much more time than I want to admit just to figure out how to create this first simple post. Finally, I think, I’m starting to have a vague idea of what I’m doing.
Of course, I have no idea whether anyone is going to actually read anything that I write here. I may very well end up just “talking” to myself. (It wouldn’t be the first time…) but, if you are here and you are reading this, I hope that you will come back again. I hope that you will have patience with my extensive lack of technical knowledge. And, I hope that we can have an ongoing, neighborly conversation about growing vegetables, herbs and flowers in ways that support our health, our communities and our environment.