07 January, 2013

It's Been How Many Years?

I was shocked to discover that I paid for the lagardenblog.com url five years ago on January 12th!  It doesn't seem like I've been at this that long.  Looking back, I loved how I was putting up stories and silly none-sense, railing against GMOs (even then) and some articles only tangentially garden related from the very start. I also noted, even though I purchased the url on the 12th, my first blog post was the 29th, eliciting a pattern of procrastination that continues to this day...   
Look for this author at a garden club near you soon.
No reward as yet, but be patient....

I am grateful for the many of you who have written comments on these posts - it is from those comments I see that someone is actually reading this blog because, after all, that is the why I slave away over a hot keyboard for hours a day.  It is my hope that this blog soon will be offering the book Growing Food in Southern California, which is the book I've been working on for the last three years (at least!).  I have other books already in my mind that will follow after this one, but I admit I'm stuck.  The book needs major rewriting and that is not my strong suit.  

I had an editor for a time who wanted to get rid of every little noodgley bad grammar thing I wrote, but then it wouldn't be as much fun, would it?  So I went back to my editing - which is only one or two sentences per month because I detest doing it.  I've thought of creating a button so folks could gift the finished book to their grand children, but I was afraid I wouldn't be able to deliver in time. 

Thanks to all of you for your support.  If you are in the Southern California area, especially Los Angeles and Orange counties, look for me to be speaking near you soon, it's almost as much fun as reading the blog.  Already I have garden club bookings made into May, so there is a good chance I'll show up in a garden club near you soon!  

Here's to our best gardening year so far!  



  1. Looking forward to that book whenever you get it done, David! I know, the editing, re-editing, re-re-editing, yada-yada-yada is SOOOO tedious, but NECESSARY, as the finished work can needlessly lose so much credibility if the readers feel like they have to have their red pens at the ready while reading it ;)

  2. Thanks for this great 'to do' list. Just what I needed!

  3. Wow! Two posts already this year, and it's only March! At your age, how do you keep up the pace?

    I was hoping to read your book, but I'm already 70 years old & I'm afraid I have only a few decades left before this body becomes food for a lot of lovely little bugs.

    "A consummation devoutly to be wished," I think. An "undiscover’d country," too. Some bugs are quite nice, I think, especially if they eat the bugs who try to eat your organic vegetables. I will discuss this with them when I get the chance. But I'm not in a rush, you understand: I feel as though I still have a few mistakes yet to make, a few giggles among the tears. I'm hoping for another post here, before midsummer!

    Bless you!

  4. I've been to your site a few times over the past two years, and each time I am so grateful to you for the work you have done in consolidating necessary info in an easily-accessed, easily-understood way. My 7 yo is interested in planting this month (she's my 5th child, but the 1st to be interested in the gardening!!), but I've been busy with some newly planted fruit trees and have not had time to think of planting. With her interest to inspire me, I told her I knew just where to go to find out what we should plant over the next few weeks. And I was right. THANK YOU! Just dropped a "tip" in your "jar"...