Hear me on BlogTalk Radio tonight!

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I’ll be a guest expert on Frugal Coast2Coast 8:30 EST for frugal benefits & methods of gardening. Join us!
Update: If you missed it live, you can listen to it with this player:

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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Shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker" May 5, 2009, 10:17 pm

Kathy,
Excellent job on the radio show. I read your recommendation at GRant today- that was so thoughtful of you. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

It was interesting listening to your opinion about the “increase in vegetable gardening” since you are an industry insider. You didn’t sound 100 percent convinced that vegetable gardening activity has increased in general based on your observations. Do you think this may be a function of garden zones? Colder areas are less likely to encourage new gardeners?

In Los Angeles, my request for vegetable gardens has greatly increased. The funny thing is, my clients, want me to plant and tend for them. So, I;m not sure how many households have started gardening for themselves.

You shared solid garden advice. I enjoyed listening to you Kathy.
Shirley Bovshow

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Kathy Purdy May 6, 2009, 7:57 pm

Shirley, I just don’t like to take someone else’s word that there’s an increase. I live out in the country, and most people already have vegetable gardens. I don’t install gardens for other people, so no one is asking me to put one in for them. I don’t write about vegetable gardening as much on this blog, because other family members grow the vegetables and I don’t always get around to writing down what they’re doing. So it doesn’t surprise me that readers aren’t asking more questions about vegetables. I see more seeds in the big box stores and discount stores, but it doesn’t look to me like they’re selling out or anything. If a lot of people are growing vegetables for the first time, I’m not running into them, so I’m not going to say there’s a big increase based on an industry press release.

Craig @ Ellis Hollow May 5, 2009, 6:59 am

Sorry I missed it. Is podcast available?

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Kathy Purdy May 5, 2009, 12:26 pm

Craig, the link I provided will take you to the podcast, or you can use the player I just embedded in the post.