My name is Carol Green. I am a self-employed graphic designer/web designer/educational writer, and I work from home. My spare time is fairly full of various activities, but one that I find to be a good antidote to my screen-based sedentary work day is gardening. I really enjoy growing food, and have pretty much sworn off growing anything new that isn’t food or that doesn’t help the vegetable garden.
I live (and work) in the western suburbs of Auckland, New Zealand, which has a pretty temperate climate, wet winters, plenty of sunshine (2060 hours per year) and only one or two frosts in a year. So you get an idea, up (or down) here it’s easy to grow lemons and passionfruit but not so easy to grow brussels sprouts or stone fruit.
This year I was going to keep a garden diary but then realise that keeping a blog (primarily for myself) would allow me to easily search for previous sowings and harvests, and since some of my work involves making blog-based sites for clients, keeping my own blog would have the added advantage of being useful in a work sense.