Carleen Madigan, Storey's garden editor and infamous editor/author of our best-selling book The Backyard Homestead, has inspired her coworkers to get into the gardening spirit — in January!
Carleen has invented Storey's Seed-Starting Support Group. Any coworker (with or without gardening experience) who wishes to participate was invited to join. The group will meet regularly to plan our individual gardens, to buy vegetable seeds in bulk, and eventually to start seedlings in the office.
As Storey employees, we each receive a copy of newly released titles. Recently, we all received the Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook by Ronald Kujawski and Jennifer Kujawski. This is a workbook — the reader enters his or her area's frost dates and zone, and the book helps calculate what plants to start and when. The book also has seasonal (early spring, late summer, and so on) to-do lists and a place for a personalized garden journal, along with all the information a gardener needs to plan, plant, and grow an organic garden.