Thursday, April 21, 2011

Garden Crazy

Reading the blogs of gardeners from other areas of the country and the world, I am becoming aware of just how blessed we are to live in a climate suitable for growing something most of the year.  In appreciation of this, I've just joined The Growing Challenge to have a four season garden this year.  You can find them at:

I had made up a planting schedule for the whole year ahead of time this year with some help from Clemson University's website.  They had South Carolina divided up into specific regions, and gave great advice that has probably saved me time, money, and aggravation.  For instance, I was going to plant Collards with my early crops, but Clemson suggests waiting for a Fall crop.  They would grow fine, it seems, as an early season crop.  They would also be bitter and awful without that Fall frost required to make them worth eating.  Bless them for sparing me that disappointment!

I'm off to my SC garden tomorrow night and I'll be red-faced, sweaty and sore Saturday morning.  I wouldn't have it any other way.


  1. What a great idea for a challenge. I've not participated in many challenges, but the ones I have, I've discovered to be great motivators. 4 seasoning gardening is a goal of mine too. Not sure if I can manage official participation in a challenge, but I really like this idea!

  2. Welcome to the Growing Challenge! I'm so jealous of your warm climate. It's still cold and raining here, so I'm looking forward to hearing all about your warmth!

  3. Wow what a great idea. I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!!