About Cathys Gardens

I like gardening, especially organic gardening methods. And food. And combining the two makes life a beautiful thing! I don’t believe that one needs a lot of extra ‘stuff’ to make the vegetables and flowers grow, either. My grandparents did an incredible job raising their own food, with nary a chemical fertilizer or weed killer in site. With all the advertising and media stories, it’s hard for some of us to recall how it is possible to do these things without ‘modern’ technology and conveniences.

I would also like to add that I was raised to think organic long before it became cool again. When I was growing up, my parents were considered a little odd, nice people, but quite old-fashioned, you know, by many of their acquaintances. It was the usual attitude in the ’70s and ’80s when people refused to ‘adapt’ to modern methods. But my parents didn’t care about the odd wink and nudge behind their backs, and I am eternally grateful for the lessons they taught me, not just in gardening, but about life in general and being able to stand on my own two feet.

So this blog is to remind us of ‘old fashioned’ ways of doing things, making do with things we have around the house, and being able to share our triumphs and money-saving tips, whether we garden in the city or the country.

So please, jump in, voice questions (I certainly don’t claim to have all the answers but together we can probably locate someone who does!), and here is a little inspiration for small space gardening!

To better vegetables, fruits, and friends!

Cathy

 

 

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