With the recent surge of new vegetable gardeners out there testing their green thumbs, a question that frequently comes up is whether the booming interest in growing vegetables is just a passing fad that won’t stick, or if it is here to stay and will continue to catch on.
Are you a newbie gardener who was gung-ho to get started and dove right in, but now find yourself on the verge of giving it all up? Was the beginner gardening experience what you expected or planned for when the idea of raising a lush backyard garden first crossed your mind?
New Vegetable Gardeners Wanted to Share their Experiences
Is there a weed filled and abandoned garden in your past that still brings back memories of good intentions that grew bad? If these questions strike a nerve then garden writer George Weigel and Penn State Extension Horticulture Educator Steve Bogash would like to hear from you.
They’ve put together a 15 question survey to inquire into the problems that you encountered, find out what you are growing and your motivation for doing so, and the most important question… whether you intend to stick with your new hobby and continue growing that vegetable plot in the backyard?
Take Just a Few Minutes to Vent or Rave over Your Vegetable Garden
The survey is targeted at new vegetable gardeners who have started growing herbs and veggies within the past 5 years. If you fall in that category please take a few minutes to visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VS62KR2 and take the survey.
Don’t worry, there’s no shame in making a few of the common gardening mistakes, and after a season like this past summer many gardeners were second guessing what they had gotten themselves into. The survey is anonymous and the results will be shared with interested media and garden-industry sources.
This gardening survey will only take a few minutes to complete, but it’s only running until November 19th so head on over right now and have your say about the early experiences encountered in the edible garden.
Also, watch for encouragement and future assistance here, including a Veggie Gardening Primer that is designed and created specifically to help with new vegetable gardeners and intermediate growers who have recently taken up backyard gardening as a hobby and a passion!
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