If you're thinking about putting your kids to work in the garden, here are some tips to keep them going.
Author MK Martin shares her family's plans to create a modern "Victory garden", inspired by grandparents, and global eating habits.
Author Angelina Williamson shares her "Wild Monastery" gardening style, with tips on how to cultivate your own via benign neglect and creative plant pairings.
Why am I blathering about all of this? Quite frankly, to reassure those of you who are struggling with your growing endeavours that even seasoned gardening veterans get frustrated and need to shift direction now and then.
Have you tried growing plants but concluded that you just can’t do it? If you got discouraged but still really want to garden, I promise that you can succeed at gardening. You may need to shift how you think about it and approach it, but anyone who truly wants to garden can do it.
Give me spring. Give me blustery, moorish mornings with ruffled robin feathers and lost umbrellas. Give me birdsong.