Tom’s Gardens is a very small-time seasonal business that I started in 2008.  Mostly I grow and sell cut flowers, but I do a few veggies too.  It occurred to me last year that there might be a few, I say, a few,  people who would be mildly entertained by my attempts to grow things for market, so I decided to start a blog early in the season this year.  And here it is.

FYI Those are my sunflowers in the header picture.  Kinda pretty, huh?

Comments on: "About" (8)

  1. Cyndi Kramer said:

    So now I am subscribing….

  2. Damon Gibson said:

    Hi, my name is Damon, I own a farm on Whidbey Island. I like your blog, and your craftyness. Where is your farm located? I’m going to be building a few Hanley Hoop Houses and was hoping I might be able to bum some advice from you. I live in a high wind area as well and I’m worried about the windy/sleepless nights that seem to always be a part of my past hoop house attempts. If you can find the time, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail.


    -Damon Gibson
    Five Acre Farm

  3. Hey Damon, you live in a very nice part of the country. I drove across Whidbey Island once back in the 90s and thought it was great. I have relatives in Seattle and get out that way about once a year. I will definitely touch base with you via email, and will be glad to help if I can.

  4. Pipsypop Flowers said:

    Tom, I just discovered you. Are you still happily growing flowers? I’ve just begin the cut flower growing. I showed my hubby your cooler and inventions. I hope you’re well.li

    • Yep, I’m still kicking, but not growing flowers for market any more. It got to the point where it was taking more of my time than I liked, so I retired. Aside from the time commitment, I really enjoyed it and still grow some cut flowers for home use. If I can help you in any way, please let me know.

  5. Tom, I live in Traverse City and I’m getting ready to build a small barn/workshop. Trying to decide what size is right for me. Is there a way I could look at your barn to get a size perspective.


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