Hey folks. Just below I talk about last post's survey, and how you can win a gift certificate to Lee Valley. If you're here to see the garden cart scroll down a bit... Once again I've let too much time breeze by between posts. Oh well. I'll try to be more frequent when farming slows down in the fall.
I conducted a survey in my last post, and many of you--about 50-- were kind enough to participate. You readers appear to be evenly split between commercial gardener/farmers and home gardeners. A lot of you would like to submit a photo for this blog but either can't find the time or don't think you have anything worth sharing.
To the can't-find-the-timers: I would love to receive your photos. It might help to break the process down into smaller tasks--go out an take a few shots some time soon of anything you think others would like to see on this blog. Then at least they're on your camera. That way, next time you read a post here your camera will be ready to vomit out your brilliant ideas or techniques onto your computer.
To the nothing-to-share folks: malarky! You know how this blog would work, ideally? I'd put out a call for photos on a certain theme--like trellising--and folks would send in photos of their techniques. Some might be more common than others. But that's okay, because someone else might still appreciate seeing your seemingly boring--but to them, novel--idea. Or, maybe you send in an idea that's half-baked that inspires a reader to improve on it.
Anyway. I want to see if an incentive will help bring in submissions. So how's about this: many of you must have a trellis of some sort in the garden. I'd like to feature photos of different trellising systems...even ones you bought at the store, since even that could be helpful to people who don't realize that a certain commercial solution exists. So: anyone who submits a photo of a trellis system in their garden (please don't pirate photos from the web...that would be lame) will be entered in a draw for a $30 gift certificate to Lee Valley, which I will send them via email. I'll announce the winner in the next post.
Show us your trellising techniques!
Editor's note July 26: one submitter had trouble uploading his very large photos on this form. Try to keep your files on the small size--like under 1000 K. You can also email me your submission: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, then. On to the garden cart I built:
Thanks for reading, and happy farming and gardening.