Hi everyone! I am late getting in my introduction. I have gardened all my life--my mother started me out when i was young. Now it seems some years I garden more successfully than others. I tend to delude myself on how much I can do, and then get overwhelmed with weeds and everything is all down hill from there. The past few years I have decreased down to 2 raised beds and some containers, and find that more manageable. I think I garden organically more by default, I don't use many additives etc., and would like to do it more mindfully and optimize the benefits to my plants and to the environment.