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.
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!!!:-)
Thanks so much! I really like your blog as well! Cheers!
I am a BIG fan of small plot suburban gardening! Well done and nice to meet you!
Thanks so much! I enjoy your blog very much! Cheers, Ben
Thanks for following my blog. I love your site name not to mention your photography. Looking forward to your posts.
Thanks so much! I enjoy your blog as well! Cheers, Ben
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…)
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! 🙂
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.
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:
Ade & Sophie
Wow, thanks! Very kind of you, indeed! I’ll get busy and whip up a blog post, toot de suite! Cheers, Ben
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.
Thanks, Julia, that’s so very nice! Cheers,
Thanks for visiting my blog, Benjamin. Yours looks really nice. 🙂
Thanks so much, I like yours , as well! Cheers, Ben
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
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
It is a pleasure to meet someone who feels the pleasure of the seasons and the land🌞
Right back atcha, Cathy! 😃