Green Thumb at 60: How I Started My Gardening Journey With Raised Beds and Pots and Containers by Cathy Harris (available as an e-book and paperback) Amazon.com BN.com E-book How Will You Stay Motivated To Keep Growing Foods Most of you saw 'first-hand' in my gardening journey, what I did to stay motivated and to become a successful gardener such as: Got Family Involved: If you truly want to get motivated and stay motivated while growing foods, get others around you involved. You can do this with family members, friends and neighbors. Got Mentor: I did not only attend regular, local FREE natural gardening center meetings and classes, the instructors there, both a man and woman, served as my mentor. Started My Own Garden Club: I started my own garden club "Cathy Harris Garden Club" ( www.CathyHarrisGardenClub.com ) and laid out every step aspiring gardeners could take by writing articles and selecting quality videos. Release
Beware of Snakes in Your Garden About a month ago I was standing 5 ft. away from a curled up 6 ft. Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake ...when I was watering my 3 raised beds. It had eaten a ra t and was just laying against one of the beds. The next week my neighbor saw the same type of snake in her yard. This snake was in the top 10 most poisonous snake in the world and it's in my backyard in Austin, TX. What can kill snakes besides Dr. T's Snake-A-Way? Someone told me they don't like lavender. Is that true? Do anyone know anything else you can kill snakes with besides Dr. T's Snake-A-Way?
My First Garden Journey How I Built A Raised Bed Garden by Cathy Harris, June 14, 2017 www.CathyHarrisGardenClub.com 5 days 14 days 30 Days 40 Days 50 Days Growing our own foods is new to me, but I am up for the challenge. No...the picture above is not my garden. However, it looks identical to our garden when I was growing up. My garden so far - is the picture below, or that's how it initially looked when my mate and I got started with it. Being raised on a farm, this is my first garden as an adult. At 60 years old, many people would probably be too embarrassed to admit that they are finally growing their first garden. However, it's especially Seniors today that need to start growing their own foods to make sure foods are safe to eat ; to fight diseases ; and to cut down on grocery bills , especially as they age. Check out this picture from my first backyard raised bed garden. We found some plywood laying around and