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Introductions

Folks! You made the jump from Facebook to the blogosphere, and I’m so glad you’re here!

If you have found this blog, you probably follow my Facebook page, Page for Erica’s Zucchini . You know that Zucchini has a great bikini bod, is an excellent co-pilot on road trips, and had a wacky first year trying to grow up in a rather small red pot on my porch.  You also know that that pot and my lack of gardening skills didn’t give Zucchini much of a branch up on, you know, actually producing fruit. But, whatever, we move on.

This year, my hope is to give Zucchini a better chance at growth. By the time spring rolls around, Zucchini will have moved on from the puny pot to the shared quarters of other veggie folk like Tomato, Onion, and Pepper. For the next few months, I’ll be looking for a new space to accommodate Zucchini and co. I may find a community gardening plot, a larger container, or ask my landlords to lend me a bit of their garden space. (Fingers crossed!)

Second, my sister, Lexi, will be a regular contributor to this blog as she was to the FB page. You will get to know her and her sense of humor. She lives in Idaho with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, 1 naughty cat, and a little plot of land. This year she plans on growing cucumbers, bell peppers, salsa peppers, tomatoes, radishes, zucchini, squash, pumpkins, and maybe more.

Third, we think it will be fun to see the differences between our gardens. A bit of country vs city gardening if you will. Since we are both novice gardeners, we will be passing along everything we learn, starting with the basics such as “plants need good soil, water, and sunshine.” (Who knew?) We will be gleaning from books, online articles, and the combined knowledge of her agriculturalists husband and my expert gardening associates at Lowe’s. Hopefully their advise will take root and we will have lots to show for it.

As always, we would love your participation, advise, enthusiasm, and suggestions, as we, in the next few months, begin to grow!

–Erica

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