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The Best 40 Gardening Dollars I Ever Spent

February 4, 2009

I purchased a copy of the newest version of the South Carolina Master Gardener’s Manual not long ago. While I may never take the course to actually BE a master gardener, the book itself may just be the best investment I could have made in my garden library. You see, while I am a native of the state, I have lived away most of my adult life.

This book is full of information specific to gardening in any region of South Carolina. Important information like when to plant, how to amend the soil, what varieties of vegetables, flowers, lawn and trees are best for the area you live in. It is pretty easy to read though you may need assistance lifting it.

I have found that most, if not all, states have a similar program and a similar publication. If you are new to your area and want to garden, you might want to check out the Master Gardening program in your area.

NOTE: I just tried to find the website where I ordered the book and I can’t find it at the moment. I’ll have to check again later and then create the link if possible.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. queenofseaford permalink
    February 5, 2009 5:57 pm

    Looking forward to reading more of your gardening adventures in South Carolina. If you don’t mind answering, what part of SC are you living?

  2. LHR permalink
    February 5, 2009 7:07 pm

    Thanks for your kind words. I love just a bit south of Charlotte, NC though I am originally from a town not far from our blogging friend LKW over at Natural Gardening.

  3. queenofseaford permalink
    February 5, 2009 10:11 pm

    We will be moving to Greenwood in a couple of years and have a great interest in fellow gardeners in the area.

  4. LHR permalink
    February 5, 2009 10:25 pm

    Greenwood is a nice area a south and west of here a couple of hours. It will be different than your other gardening experiences, though depending on where you were in Texas, the growing season could be similar timewise.

    Park Seed Company is located near there so you will have great access to seed that is definitely proven for that area.

  5. queenofseaford permalink
    February 6, 2009 12:38 am

    Yes, I know about Park Seed and Wayside Gardens. We went to the Festival of Flowers two years ago. Very nice. I lived in Central Texas….blast furnace weather. (Nothing like be pregnant through August in TX)

  6. lkw permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:47 am

    Hi, LHR-
    I’ll be interested in following how your garden does this year, and good for you to start a blog. It’s so easy to do and fun to share experiences. I mentioned in my response to your comment on my blog that I’m glad the MG manual is so useful — I know some of the people involved with the last revisions cycles are REALLY good gardeners!

    I DO hope that it’s not as dry (and hot) as last summer. I’m anxious to get out there and plant peas, but this unusually cold weather (at least for us) has made that seem nuts. And I’ve got all these onion sets to put in the ground. And I want to sow my lettuce and peas. But, it’s still pretty cold. Maybe next week!

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