I'm excited to be participating in a project spearheaded by fellow garden bloggers MrBrownThumb and Colleen Vanderlinden of In the Garden Online, and sponsored by Renee's Garden seed company. Garden Bloggers GROW will bring 50 home gardeners across the country together in a unified goal of growing the same plant from seed, and reporting once a month on our progress, whether that be success or failure or something in between.
Since we all have different growing conditions and are located in various USDA zones - Zone 5b here - comparing our results will be a fun and fascinating exercise. No doubt it will be a learning experience for those of us that are planting the seeds and for those of you who choose to follow along.
So what will we be growing?
Renee Shepherd, owner of Renee's Garden, will be providing the participants with a packet of 'Spitfire' Climbing Nasturtium seeds for planting. We'll be documenting our progress from planting to blooming, posting on our blogs on the first Sunday of each month, starting from the time we receive our seeds. Of course, this means not everyone will be planting their seeds at the same time. Some may choose to start them early inside, while others may wait until they can direct sow them outside.
For more information, visit Garden Bloggers GROW, and follow along as we grow together!
*Images courtesy of Renee's Garden and grow.gardenbloggers.com
"I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project, thanks to ReneesGarden.com for the seeds."