Meet Gina the “Make it Happen” Gardener

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When you see someone who believes in the nourishment of a garden SO much that she buys a blackberry bush BEFORE she even has a yard, you just have to find out what happens next!

Meet Gina from California.  

Gina is busy! A doctor and a mother of two, she decided she was tired of her dreams of having a garden pass by year after year. She admits she thought it was going to be easy. She decided to just “wing it” and threw some seeds in the ground to see what would happen. But she ran into some challenges along the way, and was frustrated because the learning curve was steep!

Luckily, Gina started asking some really great questions in our Grow Your Own Vegetables community this year. And she found the right tools to make her feel confident in the garden. And her garden is really thriving… because she always finds a way to make it happen.

Container or Raised Bed Garden: What’s the difference?

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Gardening is a language just like Spanish or Russian, and the tricky thing about learning a new language? There are rules, which are easy to remember… And then there are exceptions.

Two words that can be very tricky in gardening are “containers” and “raised beds”. And it’s important to know the difference, because they WAY you garden in each can be completely different.