There many great sites for folks who are just getting started and want to discuss their first successes. I appreciate the needs of novices and I often try to help out. But I have been gardening for a long time and what I really like to to do is to grow difficult things, to grow them in difficult situations or to deal with tough problems … like how to grow an organic eggplant while keeping flea beetles from decimating the young plants before they get started.
This is a sometimes diary of what I am trying to do and how well it is turning out.
I currently garden in NE Ohio but have also gardened in CT. I do mostly raised bed gardening, almost exclusively organic, and I try to extend my growing season at both ends. I mostly start my own plants and I do a lot of succession planting during the year. While I have nothing against non-vegetable gardening, I like to concentrate on things to eat … might be a guy thing.