Member profile for yourownvictorygarden
Gardening since 1984
Vegetable gardening has always been one of my biggest and most rewarding hobbies. My first "garden success" was harvesting a few radishes that I had planted in the family's home flower bed. It wasn't much, but it was enough to get me interested in it at an early age. It wasn't until high school when I could actually grow and maintain a full-size garden. By then, there was no turning back. I now had Green Thumb blood in my veins.
I had to take a gardening hiatus during college and through the first few years of my career due to not having the room for a garden. In 1999, I moved into my first home in North Texas, and again my gardening passion was unleashed. I give credit to a few great books that helped my knowledge; most notably The New Victory Garden by Bob Thomson. The first few years were tough, and a great learning experience (not that I've ever stopped learning).
My goal now is about growing new things, refining my skills and experience, decreasing my dependence on store-bought produce, and becoming a "greener" citizen. I want to give back to my community. One big way I'm doing that is volunteering my time at the local community garden. I am rewarded with new friendships and knowledge that are without measure.
I've just started a gardening blog and podcast called "Your Own Victory Garden". It was a dream come true to be on iTunes (now all I have to do is keep it going).
The ultimate future goal of mine is to become a Master Gardener. The job and responsibility sound very rewarding.
Which brings me to the other way I wish to give back - this site. I want to share my experience and tips, and this seems to be the logical arena to do it in. Today there is a revival of the Victory Garden movement that occurred during World War II.
The desire to be self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy the freshest produce possible is something I think we can all relate to. It is tremendously rewarding to help anyone start their first garden or to exchange knowledge with other experienced gardeners.
Plano Garden Plano, TX
My backyard vegetable & herb garden in Plano, Texas. I started it in 1999 and it has gone through much improvements. » more
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