Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January 28, 2009 - Anniversary post!

Well folks, today celebrates one year of documenting my garden antics.  Judy convinced me to start a blahg exactly one year ago.   A year ago, I had just finished reading Mel's book and was frantically doing research online to learn all I could about vegetable gardening.  I've learned a ton, but still have a lot to learn.  You can learn a ton just by heading back to re-read my earliest posts.  Oh, I would definitely recommend it. It's a great way to avoid the mistakes I made.  Some of the posts over the last year are even funny, if I do say so myself.  But if you're like me and that doesn't sound fun to you, I thought I would put together a year-in-review post. 

Enjoy my garden...

Building a new garden

Planting a garden with my garden helper

Spring is in the air

Summer, what summer?

Potato bins sweeping nation, who knew?

Who knew the fall veggies were planted late and wouldn't survive December under hoop covers?

So, there's a snap shot of a year.  And along the way, I've met countless gardeners, many of whom have become garden buddies of mine.  I'd like to thank the following folks (in random order)...

Jen (for introducing me to Mel's book), Judy (for my blog and seeds galore), M0J0D (for his funny stories), Toasty (for SWCs and Seeds), Christy (for garden emails), EG (for just about everything), Granny (for her quick wit), Carolynp (seed swaps), DoubleD (for her vast local knowledge and friendship), GardenGirl (for videos and publishing little old me), Dan (for your photos), Cynthia (for seeds and EQ memories), all my readers (for your loyalty) and the Dervaes (for all you do).  Forgive me if I forgot you, it's late.

All, in all, it's been a great ride this last year, but I'm not stopping now.  There's to much fun to be had.

Enjoy your garden!


  1. Congratulations! I think your first year was a good one, and we all make mistakes. Hey, we're not newbies anymore! We graduated. heh. Anyway, I expect great things to happen in your garden this year, and can't wait to see the end results.


  2. Happy Anniversary Sinfonian! Those greens you grew last year really were amazing.

    I recall you were the first visitor to my veggie blog last spring and I'd like to thank you for your patronage.

  3. Great recap and happy gardenblogaversary! Love your pics, they remind me a lot of a a few of mine from the past year (and now) esp the spring pic! I swear that could be my veggie bed right now!
    Here's to the 2009 season!

  4. What a super "year in review" post! I absolutely love how your beds and bins were built - they are a nice hardscape addition to your home - and highly functional.

    What is fun about you and your garden Sinfonian - is that you embrace everything you do with a zeal and interest that is contagious. One cannot but help to be excited right along with you and we all have fun visiting and sharing our experiences along the way.

    Good work and looking forward to another fun year. :)

  5. I've truly enjoyed reading your blog. Congrats for keeping it up to date with your busy life. I'm looking forward to seeing wonderful things in Year 2!

  6. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! You've accomplished a lot this year, and I'm so happy to have found my new friend, Sinfonian!


  7. congrats on the anniversary of your blog. Thanks so much for sharing it! It's been such a joy to read! I had forgotten how lovely your tomato plants looked! Your little gardening buddy is soo cute too! My grandson is about his age and they sure make good little helpers in the garden, don't they! Here's to another grateful year of reading your blog! I look forward to it!


  8. Congratulations! I've read it since the beginning, and you are such an inspiration!


  9. Congrats to my Washington State gardening buddy on such a successful first year with the square foot method! You've come so far in just one year. And during that year, I've been able to learn so much from your posts. I love the gardening blogs because it gives us the opportunity to share information on a regular basis :-)

    Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading your blog all through 2009!!!

  10. M0J0D (for his funny stories) Are you calling me funny?
    Wahoo ..... one year with a Spring planting season on the
    way ..... (well, in Upstate NY, that might be June or July)
    Best of luck and congrats