Jeremy is the garden mastermind in our family. He grew up in West Virginia and still dreams about the juicy garden tomatoes stuffed into his sandwiches as a kid. When we started dating, he was already planting spinach in the backyard at his rental house. How many college kids do you know that do this? That was the start of his gardening itch. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biology and is now a professor at our local university. Have a look around his lab and you’ll find test tube vials, fruit flies, and students bent over microscopes. You may be wondering what this means for you. With his passion for research and understanding of the inner workings of nature, you’ll get a whole lot of gardening information and resources based on research and over fifteen years of experience in the garden.
After a few years of moving around for post-docs, Jeremy got a permanent job. We bought a house with a big, sloping backyard and Jeremy literally hit the ground running with garden plans. Not everything went as planned, and you can read about his first attempt at digging here. We’re now fifteen years in, and our garden keeps getting better. But back to the research – it’s a huge benefit for the garden. Jeremy will dive into garden forums, research papers and websites for days until he comes up with the best way to plant, or the best varieties of seeds, or the best way to stake a tomato. He’s also pretty protective of the garden, and will run out during lightning storms to cover plants from hail damage. Anytime the weather is nice, you can find him in the garden, digging, planting, weeding, and keeping everything in order. All of his hard work has paid off, and our family benefits every year with fresh and delicious organic fruits and vegetables. We enjoy the juiciest and most flavorful heirloom tomatoes, the best tasting spinach, unbelievably good green beans and so much more. With over 15 years of experience, I think we can all benefit from Jeremy’s garden research and wisdom. That’s why we started this website. To share the resources you need to get started on your garden and enjoy the delicious benefits of organic gardening.