National Garden Month

This is My Garden

To help celebrate National Garden Month 2006, we've invited our visitors to share their garden tales with us. We hope you'll find inspiration in their stories and appreciate the pride of your fellow gardeners.


Big in Flavor - Dawn C.

My garden is small but big in flavor! Every year friends and family can't wait for my tomatoes.... we grow tomatoes, sweet peppers sometimes hot peppers too,cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and occasionally pumpkins. We use top soil and manure and miracle grow and lots of love. My children love to go out and see the plants getting bigger and bigger and enjoy the "insects" that hover around (butterflies and bees) I get great satisfaction from friends and family about my garden veggies...everyone swears I grow the best tomatoes and crave them all year long. My husband doesn't like tomatoes and claims he grows them for "sport" and I just feel better know I grew these with no chemicals or anything and feel home grown is better for everyone...thank you p.s. We usually have such an abundance i go giving my veggies away not only friends and family but neighbors and customers too (I work in a grocery store--you will never find stuff like this in a grocery store)

Return to This Is My Garden stories

When You Garden, You Grow!

Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows. Join the celebration and help to make America a greener, healthier, more livable place!

About National Garden Month

Why Garden?

"April is a National Gardening Month for a reason. It is when we gardeners begin preparing for harvests of real, fresh, healthy food. Not yet a vegetable gardener? You do not need to be a land baron to get started. Many types of vegetables can be successfully grown in containers allowing even the most space-challenged folks the opportunity to raise their own food. Whether you dream of self-sufficiency, saving some money on your food budget, or taking control over the quality of what you eat, April is your opportunity to start."

-- Mike Dunton, Founder, Victory Seed Company

» View more quotes