About

Practicing the joys of small plot and suburban gardening in the Kentucky part of the Ohio River Valley with Ms. Professor, two offspring, one dog and one cat. And trying to pass along our love of making things grow to our little ones.

Unless otherwise noted, all photography was taken by me.

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19 Responses to About

  1. Robbie says:

    good for you:) I wish we would of started a bit younger with our kids, but you are “smart” to get them loving fresh food early in life! I look forward to following your blog- another “suburban/urban garden growing food! It is good to meet another. You have a great blog!!!:-)

  2. Emily Grace says:

    I am a BIG fan of small plot suburban gardening! Well done and nice to meet you!

  3. throve says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I love your site name not to mention your photography. Looking forward to your posts.

  4. What is small plot gardening? What do you grow? Whatever it is, it sounds lovely. (and..if I may be so bold, is that you in the photo? a great photo! you look like sea captain in an old painting my dad used to have…)

    • Benjamin says:

      We call the garden beds we have tucked around our suburban home “small plot gardening.” Raised beds and vegetables interspersed with flowers, making the most of our limited space. It seems most of our efforts are dedicated to tomatoes because we love them so and there are so many interesting varieties not available in stores. But we like to try lots of other veggies too, old favorites and “new to us” varieties we stumble across.
      And that is indeed me in the photo. Thanks! πŸ™‚

      • I try to grow tomatoes every year…and a few other veggies. But between the hungry bunnies and slugs, I never get to eat much of it!! I look forward to seeing more of your gardening efforts.

  5. Hi Ben, Happy New Year to you! We wanted to let you know we’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. More info here:
    http://agentsoffield.com/2015/01/04/2015-a-new-beginning/
    Ade & Sophie

  6. Hi! I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please feel free to accept or decline; I’ll keep reading you whatever you do. I know I’ve only recently started following you, but your blog really resonates with me. Thank you.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog, Benjamin. Yours looks really nice. πŸ™‚

  8. gilleandunk says:

    Hi Benjamin, please forgive me for taking so long to respond to your nice response to my blog.
    I was wondering if you have found any books by Monty Don yet. There is a lot about him and by him on the web, of course, but what I have enjoyed most is the book that accompanies the fabulous TV series he did for the BBC: Around the World in 80 Gardens (first broadcast in 2006, I think). The book can be read without the watching the film but it is even better read in conjunction with it.
    In the series, he filmed and wrote about nine North American gardens, all of which I loved and vowed to visit myself if ever I return to the US. (I am sure you and your fellow American gardeners would enjoy that segment.) Don writes superbly and has such empathy for gardens and gardeners that anything he writes is worth reading.
    My best wishes to you and your garden, and your hugely enjoyable and helpful blog, Gillean Dunk

    • Benjamin says:

      Hi Gillean, I did indeed locate Gardening at Longmeadow and enjoyed it immensely. I’ll have to track down some more, as well as look for that TV series…it sounds wonderful. Thanks again for turning me on to this great resource. Happy November to you and yours! Cheers, Ben

  9. It is a pleasure to meet someone who feels the pleasure of the seasons and the land🌞

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