It was a few years ago on Facebook that some gardeners and I were talking about different problems in the garden. The conversation went from pests to frosts to not enough room to the difficulties that come with aging- namely how much harder getting down on the ground, and even worse, getting back up, becomes.
We talked about row covers and low tunnels, cloching and cold frames to add to the season and all kinds of barriers to keep out the deer and other critters.
A few of the gardeners in more urban settings commented that these things are all well and good if you have a large garden, or if you don't live in a HOA. But what about the urban and suburban gardener, what's out there for them?
As A Geek (and proud of it) I love to solve a problem, so set about designing a gardening system that could answer that need.
Really, I should probably just learn to knit.
Instead Mandolin and I went back and forth with the design, hammering (literally) out issues and finding alternative solutions.
What we got was far more effective than we even anticipated.
Without going into too much detail, suffice it to say that we did not have even one tomato attacked by anything, grew carrots without fear of rabbit invasions, and even grew squash and melons vertically.
The only critter issues we had at all were in the old garden area.
We spent little time weeding with the new system and had tomatoes and green beans a good month before anyone else around here.
And we'll keep getting tomatoes for weeks after the frost takes out all the other gardeners' plants.
All of this in a relatively small amount of space.
So what does this have to do with y'all?
We need your 2 cents.
We were told we need a market survey if this is ever going to become an actual product, and well, we're just regular working stiffs and really cannot afford to hire a professional.
So we are turning to the people that matter the most- you.
If you would take a minute to fill out the survey at the end of this post, we would greatly appreciate it!
Once you are done, please just leave a comment below to let us know.
We were given, between the two of us, three $25 gift cards valid in the US. We will let the online randomizer choose one person who fills out the survey and leaves a comment to win a gift card.
Because we want to get as much feedback as possible, we will also randomly choose another person who Tweets this link and mentions Gardening Jones in their tweet.
The third gift card will go to another wonderful individual who shares this link on Facebook, again mentioning Gardening Jones. That way we will get the message that you shared.
If any of the names chosen are outside the US, we have a few wonderful gardening books we will give instead.
Thanks y'all so much for your help, for stopping by the blog, and for being a part of our gardening lives!
Rest assured we will never share your name or email address with anyone else. Heck, we wouldn't want anyone to do that to us either!
The contest part ends on Oct. 31st.
Here's the short survey, please only hit Submit when you are finished: