The next Feature goes to @itswendiland! We love her feed and @YouTube channel! Q. What is the BEST advice you would give someone new to gardening?
1. Choosing fast growing plants that are easy to grow like tomatoes, peppers, beans, rosemary, or edible flowers like Calendula andSunflowers would give new gardeners quick satisfaction and confidence to keep growing!
2. It’s easier to start growing from small plants rather than starting from seeds. Check out local nurseries for plants that will do well in your area.
3. Join gardening communities to share and to teach each other such as starting an IG account to document your journey.
Q. What books/youtube channels/other materials have been most influential to your gardening journey?
I watch videos from various Youtube channels, but here are a few that I enjoy on a regular basis for ideas and growing tips: GrowingYourGreens, Rob Bob’s Backyard Farm & Aquaponics, MIGardener
Q. What is some important gardening wisdom you’ve acquired that isn’t commonly talked about?
I enjoy growing things that are not common in the US such as tropical edibles and medicinal herbs so once you gained a bit of experience in gardening, start experimenting with new methods and theories you have. You never know what will be successful until you try.
Q. What are your favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration?
There’s many awesome ones out there, but here are a few of my favorites: @digyourfood, @mimscuisine, @yard2plate, @urbanorganicgardener