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We are in Berks County, near Reading. Went from cramming plants into a 10-ft wide city garden, to taming the overgrown suburban corner lot where I grew up. Clearing old shrubbery, organizing beds, building raised beds in the backyard. The thin clay soil needs a lot of improvement, and I use containers for food gardening in the meantime.

We like perennials, herbs, veggies. We worm compost, winter sow, use recycled containers. I like the Cottage Garden style, turning more into Kitchen Garden.

Working on water barrels, expanding our compost piles, finding fast-growing annuals to fill in places where we removed overgrown shrubs and out-of-control invasives.

I hope to find space in a community garden, where to grow things that take a lot of space - beans, melons, and squash. I also plan to start a neighborhood garden club.

I live in: United States

My zone is: 6 in PA

My Birthday is June 19 .

My favorite forum 1 is Vegetable Gardening.

My favorite forum 2 is Cottage Garden.

First registered on January 18, 2007 .