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       Found carved into the back side of an ancient garden shovel, these commandments will change you and your gardening.  Do not be fooled by another Martha-come-lately, on the gardening channel. They’re false garden gurus. Do not hang on their every word; they are not all-knowing about your little chunk of the Garden of Weedin’.

  1. Thou shalt not put any box store before thy local independent nursery, unless there is no alternative.
  2. Thou shalt not hold thy friend’s new Master Gardener certificate higher than the decades of knowledge held by thine local independent nursery staff and shall honor their wisdom with cookies.
  3. Thou shalt accept responsibility for thine actions, when it pertains to the plants in thy garden.
  4. Thou shalt accept that the best advice, plants and gardening products are not always the cheapest.
  5. Thou shalt not believe everything thy read on the internet nor always believe the tag on a plant.
  6. Thou shalt always read the label of gardening chemicals and shall never use it other than prescribed.
  7. Thou shalt not buy the cheapest thing on the shelf and pray it works; thou shall buy what thou needest.  
  8. Thou shalt buy locally grown plants, from professional growers, that help to create jobs in  thine community.
  9. Thou shalt buy locally produced soils and mulches that prevent perfectly good resources from winding up in thine land fill plus help to create jobs in thine community.
  10. Obey these commandments and thine garden will most assuredly thrive.