“I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. “– David Hobson
Southern checkerspot butterfly sipping nectar from flower of basil plant
Newbies, wanting to participate in America’s favorite pastime, should remember to start small. Basil and other herbs are easy to grow from seed and attract butterflies as well as provide table fare. A 4’x8′ garden plot is ample space to grow a variety of plants and develop gardening experience. Refer to the Alabama Extension Service site for assistance. Get growing!