Mar 22nd, 2005
My Tiny Plot used to be the diary of a small vegetable patch in Bath, England. But in August 2012 my American husband
forced convinced me to move to Portland Oregon. Now my plot is not so tiny and includes a large kitchen garden, greenhouse, future orchard and conservatory. But I’m still all about growing vegetables, fruit and cutting flowers, eating fresh produce and making a home a home.
I have a few rules about growing vegetables. Here’s my top ten gardening commandments …
1. Plots should look pretty as well as feed your tum
2. Gardening is not an exact science, do what works for you
3. Recycle – it’s just polite
4. Do organic until it becomes a pain
5. Accept that celery is the devil’s food
6. Put a bench in your garden – but know that, alas, you’ll probably be too busy to sit on it
7. Snails, slugs and caterpillars are your friends until they become your enemies
8. When they do mourn their death
9. Buy decent tools
10. Grow some flowers – or the bees won’t come!
Enjoy the site and pop back regularly to see what’s going on down at My Tiny Plot.
A Little Bit About Me
I’m British, 40 years old and mother to two small children. I live in Portland, Oregon. I spent over 10 years working in the magazine publishing industry. I started as a reporter and ended as a senior editor at one of the larger magazine publishers in the UK. I worked mostly on technology titles ranging from trade and business to graphic design, web design and digital photography titles. I left publishing to start a business with my husband. We sold that company and we now run an online training company called Treehouse where anyone can learn web design, web development by watching videos online.
Aside from writing My Tiny Plot I also love to take photographs. The camera I use for photography is a Canon EOS 550D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and 70-300mm Sigma macro lens.
Anyway, that’s me!