I’m a big believer in sharing the bounty. Our Victory Garden isn’t big enough to take and sell stuff at the farmer’s market, but there’s enough for us and to share with family and friends. In the spring, I plant lettuces (arugula, romaine and Bibb) and radishes, and in the summer I plant silver queen corn, tomatoes, okra, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, and squash. This fall I’m going to put in some cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. I figure anybody can share stuff, but it takes an artistic mastermind to do it with style. So I had some stamps made up that I can use to zhuzh up some basic brown lunch bags. It helps that I’m a graphic artist, but anybody can find fun stamps to personalize their stuff.
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Dolly Sickles is an experienced gardener who’s been cultivating her green thumb for the last twenty-five years. She’s an avid practitioner of practical gardening learned through trial and error, and best practices gleaned from folks she meets in the community. She started writing about gardening in 2003 with a weekly column in The Apex Herald called The Optimistic Gardener, which ran until 2007. Her blog, Gardening Gloves, ran on WRAL.com from 2007 - 2009. Now that she's got time to focus on gardening again, she's restarting The Optimistic Gardener with The Chatham News & Record. She lives in Chatham County with her family, where she's also a novelist and an adjunct instructor in CCCC’s Creative Writing Program. View all posts by dollygardener