For those of you who have never gardened before, we will offer tips to ensure success. Also know that when you put a seedling or seed into the ground you make a commitment to care for it. As with everything in life, the more you put in, the more you get out. In the summer I usually go to my plot at least once or twice a week to weed or cultivate. You will need some basic tools, like a shovel, rake and hoe. Make no mistake, there is some work involved, but I am a senior citizen and, if I can do it you probably can too.
I would love to see some children involved as well, in a group such as Scouts, or with their parents. What better way to spend the summer than learning about how plants grow. Think of the satisfaction and pride for a child to pick a cucumber or tomato he/she has grown. Even if they don’t like to eat them, there is an elemental wonder that this is something they grew. Can’t think of a more complete learning experience for a child to have.