Welcome to the gardening column at The Untrained Housewife! Our garden writers are here to help you succeed from the ground up. So, whether you’re a new gardener just digging your feet into the dirt or have been gardening your whole life, our garden writers are here to share, guide, and cheer you on.
From flowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs, trees, and shrubs — we’ve got something to say about all of them. On behalf of all of us here at The Untrained Housewife, we want you to know that we love when readers participate in the conversation and encourage you to share any gardening advice (or questions) that you have with all of us. We also hope to keep you around by inviting you to join on the forums.
Thanks for stopping by our gardens,
Chris is a master gardener turned freelance garden writer and author that’s enjoyed gardening for over 30 years. She’s written four books; her most recent release is The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Small-Space Gardening (Alpha Books, January 2012). She’s currently banging away on her fifth book, Vertical Vegetable Gardening (Alpha Books, January 2013). Between breaths, Chris is a staff writer for several online sites, including Vegetable Gardener.com and a contributor to Urban Farm Magazine, and The Heirloom Gardener Magazine.
She has four kiddos, two grand-babies, and two on the way. She balances family, writing, gardening, animals, 4H, and sewing projects from their hobby farm in Northern California. Follow her on Twitter: @Suburban_Farmer and her website: A Suburban Farmer.com.