Hi, I'm kristen
I’m a former farm-girl turned gardening blogger and now I’m bringing my years of gardening knowledge to you in a personalized, easy to understand way.
I grew up on a century old family farm and was involved in gardening as soon as I could walk. My family believed in hard work and that kids were never too young to pitch in. Unfortunately (fortunately?) for me, I am an only child, which meant that I was the go-to kid for all the work that needed to be done.
I didn’t like having to help so much more than all of my friends and I often resented it. Little did I realize that along the way I was learning a lot of skills that my peers had no clue about–how to tell a weed from a vegetable, which flowers liked sun, and which flowers like shade, what order to plant your vegetables in, how and why to rotate your crops, when vegetables are ripe, how to process peas, corn, berries, and so much more. Once I grew up and had my own home, suddenly all those tasks I resented became important life skills that I now needed and wanted to do. I also quickly realized that most of my friends wanted to start their own gardens, but didn’t have any clue how to go about it. They either lived in cites and didn’t grow up with a garden, or their parents never made them help with it.
Suddenly I became the go-to girl amongst all my friends who were buying their own houses and wanted to get started with their own gardens or landscaping.
Now I’m taking that same feeling–of getting gardening advice from a friend over coffee–and bringing it to you!