If you recall, in the previous post, I recommended joining a seed/plant exchange group on Facebook.
Well, I took my own advice and joined this one:
A lot has happened since then.
- given away all my extra lemongrass plants
- received a couple of comfrey plants - I'm super excited about this because I've been looking high and low for comfrey seeds or cuttings to buy, but haven't found any. I also keep hearing about the many benefits of comfrey in an organic garden. So hooray!
- am scheduled to pick up lavender plants tomorrow
While I've received free plants, thanks to the group, I've also given away a number of my own — including to someone who'd been looking in vain for lemongrass seeds.
It's great to give and to receive. 🙂
More importantly, I've met other gardening enthusiasts in my own neck of the woods.
They're male and female, young and old.
Some are newer than I am at gardening.
Others are expert enough to teach their own classes.
I also discovered that a number of people in my city are interested in foraging.
Now there's a skill for an apocalypse!
Anyway, I'm happy to finally have a group of like-minded people I can reach out to with questions specific to my locale.
Do you have a community of local gardening enthusiasts, too?
The Bottom Line:
Sharing your passion with a local group of gardeners helps you become more skillful — and successful. Not to mention, it makes growing more fun!
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