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’.
- Thou shalt not put any box store before thy local independent nursery, unless there is no alternative.
- 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.
- Thou shalt accept responsibility for thine actions, when it pertains to the plants in thy garden.
- Thou shalt accept that the best advice, plants and gardening products are not always the cheapest.
- Thou shalt not believe everything thy read on the internet nor always believe the tag on a plant.
- Thou shalt always read the label of gardening chemicals and shall never use it other than prescribed.
- Thou shalt not buy the cheapest thing on the shelf and pray it works; thou shall buy what thou needest.
- Thou shalt buy locally grown plants, from professional growers, that help to create jobs in thine community.
- 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.
- Obey these commandments and thine garden will most assuredly thrive.