Monday, April 13, 2009

Guest Blogger: Mr. Dave on Gardening

Today kicks off the first in a weekly series of guest bloggers here on the AC blog.
Today's guest is Mr.Dave, an accomplished gardener who is approaching his one year anniversary on Associated Content.

It is my pleasure to be a guest blogger here, and today's topic will be gardening. Gardening has always been my main interest and I can remember growing vegetables as a child. Currently, I am looking to start growing perennials on a wholesale basis while juggling a job in a local garden center and the UConn Master Gardener certificate. Associated Content features work by many plant enthusiasts. Without further ado, here are a few articles I feel are timely for this spring.

Daffodils are a popular spring flower. Chances are either you bought some in bloom this year or are considering buying some for your garden. I wrote a piece, "How to Grow Better Daffodils and Narcissus Successfully," which you should find helpful if you are interested in growing these beautiful flowers yourself.

Growing vegetables will likely be an important topic this year as homeowners look for ways to save money during this economic downturn. Other benefits of vegetable gardening are how fresh your produce tastes, your children can learn a lot from the project, and you will feel you that have accomplished something. Julia Williams, in her article "How to Plant a Vegetable Garden," does a good job explaining how to get started.

Another option for the home gardener is an herb garden. In her article, "10 Popular Herbs to Grow For the Kitchen," Cheryl Dennett highlights ten popular herbs, and gives a brief description of each variety. Some herbs are annual while others are perennial. There is abundant information available on each herb.

A third option for the home gardener is to grow small fruits. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are very popular among gardeners. In my article, "How to Grow and Cultivate Wild Raspberries in Your Backyard," I explain from my own experience how to successfully raise a crop of fruit from raspberries that naturally occur growing in the wild.

I hope you all have a great spring, and have fun gardening!
Mr. Dave

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Christine Cadena said...

This is really cool! I can't wait to learn more about our AC writers!

José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...


Considering that the things we eat are full of chemicals and fruit and vegetables are far from the taste that they used to have, it may become a viable option for people to have their micro-climatized environments in the city and grow some of their own nurishments.

Best regards,