Welcome to A Writer’s Garden where writers who are gardeners or just love gardens will be sharing their garden and flower stories, as well as a bit about their writing gardens—aka their books.
Today’s guest is Larynn Ford. Welcome, Larynn!
Hey Catherine! Thanks for having me on your gardening blog today. Spring is finally here, and gardening is in the air so I’m putting the writing aside for a few hours to get some dirt under my fingernails.
A couple of years ago, I decided a raised bed filled with nice, rich top soil would be easier than begging someone to till or plow up a garden spot for me. I did a little research into materials to outline my bed and went with cement blocks. They were easier to handle one at a time than the cross ties I had used years ago and more durable. Now, forty blocks and about fifty-five bags of topsoil later, I’ve had some success with a few veggies.
On March 25, my mama turned 85 years old but is nowhere near ready to settle down in a rocking chair on the porch. She wants to do a little gardening herself and got an idea using wooden shipping pallets filled with soil for her vegetable garden. It turns out the pallets are not so easy to find so I suggested as a birthday present, I would put together a bed like mine.
She had a stack of unused blocks, so we went to work. Her bed turned out to be about 4’x13’ but my guess-timent of twenty bags of topsoil to fill the space fell a bit short. As you can see, we didn’t let that stop us. Adjustments were made.
So far, she has a bell pepper and three tomato plants with plans to put a few yellow squash and cucumber seed in the ground next week. I have my fingers crossed we’ll be enjoying a skillet of her stewed squash and onions real soon.
Meanwhile, it’s back to writing and promoting for me. Here’s my latest release, A Place to Belong.
He’s focusing on the future. She’s searching for her past. While dodging her would-be captors, they find they are purr-fect for each other.
Look for A Place to Belong at Amazon
About the Writer/Gardener
Larynn Ford began reading romance in her early teens and became interested in writing in high school. She’s a daydreamer and a romantic who is intrigued by the paranormal and loves to let her mind wander, always searching for a happily ever after ending to her dreams.
She’d love to hear about your gardening adventures. You can find her here:
Happy gardening and reading.