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Help for the vegetable garden novice

Now that I live in the beautiful, abundant Skagit Valley after thirty-plus years in an Alaskan coastal rainforest, I have the climate and desire to learn how to grow a vegetable garden. I turned to fellow Master Gardener Cathy Markham and asked her to mentor me.

With many years of experience gained from multiple acres of gardens and knowledge collected from gardeners who have gone before her, Cathy graciously agreed to guide me.

Here are some of the guiding principles Cathy encourages new gardeners to lean on:

Grow what you love to eat. You are more likely to put the work into the garden and h...


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