This is a blog of my gardening activities for 2013, and as it turns out, beyond.
I plan to post most of my garden-related stuff for the year, from ordering seeds to the final harvest and putting things to bed for the winter. Although I also grow flowers, I am mostly interested in vegetables and fruit, such as you can see in this photo from 2012.
Why gardening? I suppose you can take the boy off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy. Compared to my other hobbies, gardening is fairly inexpensive. A few tools last a lifetime and seeds and fertilizer don’t cost all that much. Gardening is the one hobby that I stick with year after year. Of course, the seasons keep changing so procrastination isn’t really an option. If it’s spring, I need to be getting the garden ready and planting.
I live in central Pennsylvania, USA, on the border of plant hardiness zones 6a and 6b, which means that winter temperatures aren’t expected to go below -10°F (-23°C). There is more information about hardiness zones at the USDA website.
The soil here contains a lot of clay. I’ve added organic material (peat moss, compost) as well as some sand over the years to improve the drainage in my garden beds.
Posts are announced on my twitter account, @BrianBreczinski
Garden photos may be found in albums on my Google+ account.
If you think my experiences can help you on your own garden adventure, you may wish to start at my 2nd post, “Planning.”
I’ve made over 200 posts and am still going, although the growing season is winding down and there won’t be much more to write about. I never thought this would be so time consuming, from taking and editing photos to trying to find just the right words, although whether I succeed in that is another matter.
All material © 2013-2016 Brian M. Breczinski. Not to be used without my express permission.