This is where I out myself as a (hopeful) gardening profiteer, and also reveal where most of my energy has been focussed this winter (when not on my fam, cheesy ghost-hunting TV shows, and translating work). A couple months ago I started smallgreengarden.com and have since patched together a bunch of WordPress plugins, learned some PHP and SEO the hard way, and have generally been working zealously and planning feverishly whenever Freya sleeps.
The idea behind the site is that anyone can grow their own salad, almost year-round, even if a shameless penny-pincher and already-cluttered-home dweller like me, thereby treating themselves to much tastier and healthier produce, and quite possibly doing Mother Earth a good turn, too. And then there’s the very attractive prospect of including a small virtual store-front on the site and earning money with my favorite past-time. Who wouldn’t want to do that? It’s a dream job. So, that’s the idea, but the site is still nascent, needs a lot more work, and some sort of community aspect, which a forum might fulfill, but then again, maybe not. In the meantime, it’s mainly an informational blog in which I learn while writing and doing — much like The Root, but with the underlying motive of $$ (and, dare I say it, a little bit of homegrown world-changing?).
I hope to keep up The Root as my personal gardening blog, because, hot damn, I still love you, old blog, and I find I can write a lot more freely and easily when not concerned about getting my facts straight, or attracting the ever-wily Google bots.
Windowsill-garden event of the day/appropriate metaphor: