My sisters Mollie and Anne and I are all gardeners. Our brothers Mark and Matt are avid gardeners, too. We kids grew up with these summer chores: “Weed the strawberry bed.” “Help Mom with pickling the beets.” “Pick the potato bugs off the potato plants,” and so on. We couldn’t head to the swimming pool in town (where we all wanted to be!) until our gardening chores were all done each day. Mom and Dad planted a very large garden every spring, and also raised perennial beds full of asparagus, rhubarb, berries, and also had a small orchard of apple, pear, peach trees and more.
We grew up eating well, and learning how to raise good food. Is it any wonder that we can’t wait until spring, when we can put our own gardens in again? (Thank you Mom and Dad!)
In our sixth podcast, my sisters and I chat about garden matters: watering methods, the importance of mulch, and compost piles. I share my excitement of a much-anticipated event: setting up red wiggler compost bins with my dad! Listen to the podcast here, and read the blog post about those wigglers right here.
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