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Friday Favorite: Gardening with Mom

April 13th, 2012

Yesterday I went over to my mom’s house to help her plant potatoes and to plant a few things of my own in her garden. My mom has a beautiful edible garden space which she has spent years building into a rich loamy spot, perfect for vegetables. Since the soil at Chiot’s Run is less than conducive to vegetable gardening, I grow a few things in her garden each year while I work on improving the soil and expanding my gardening space.

It’s also great to garden with my mom because we get to spend time together doing something we both enjoy doing. Being able to talk with someone else about something you enjoy with one who also enjoys it is really nice. Mr Chiots isn’t much into gardening so he puts up with it as a conversation topic, with my mom it’s what our conversations almost always end up being about.

My mom’s mom also enjoyed gardening, whenever we’d go down to visit we’d usually walk around the garden and talk about plants. I have a few heirloom plants in my garden that I got from her. Some of them went to my mom and then on to me. I wonder if any of my nieces or nephew will grow up to love gardening, it sure would be nice to have someone else to hand down some of these heirloom plants and gardening knowledge to.

Do you have someone you share a love of gardening with?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.