Portrait: James Salmons

Hello! My name is James Salmons and I am the author/publisher of this site.

From the time I was a child I have enjoyed gardening. My first garden (as far as I can remember) was when I was in the second grade.

We were living on my grandfather’s farm where my parents had a relatively large vegetable garden. In order to keep me out of harm’s way I was given my own small plot near the gate. My garden was filled pretty much with purple pansies.

Moving forward a few years, my most involved gardening experience came when for a few years I operated a small farmer’s market selling vegetables.

For several years now I have been involved in educational activities related to gardening, one of which led to my demonstrating tool sharpening/maintenance at a gardening workshop. People showed so much interest in this project that I decided to set up this website to share what I know from my own experience and research.

I hope you will find the information on this site helpful and that it will contribute to a more enjoyable garden experience for you.