About the Gardener

Why you should listen to the Zone 9 Gardener

Do you want to:

* Garden better
* Become more self-sufficient
* Eat more healthy, organic vegetables?

Then the Zone 9 Gardener is for you!

Who is this guy, and what does he know?


Hello! My name is Eric, and I have been a gardener from my teenage years, helping with my dad’s garden. I stopped gardening when I started a technology job that included lots of travel, then started again after settling down, getting married and raising a family in a new house. That first garden was a tiny 4×8 foot plot of hard-packed, sun-baked clay soil; I kept expanding over the years until now I have a 900 square foot garden and several fruit and nut trees.

I want to educate new gardeners and encourage existing gardeners through my experiences and experiments through 30+ years of gardening. The Zone 9 Gardener is for serious gardeners, looking for results; those that can put in the time and effort required to grow a productive garden in Texas Zone 9. If that is you, you will gain knowledge and confidence in gardening tasks. When you leave the Zone 9 Gardener, you should feel confident and empowered, with an “I can do this” attitude.

Check out the “About the Blog” page to see what is on the blog, and how to navigate around it. Sign up to receive monthly free reports on what to plant that month, as well as “gardener talk” about the weather and the bugs. You will also receive reminders of what was shared on the blog that week, so you won’t have to remember to come back time and time again. (“What was that website name again?”) Take advantage of my 30+ years of gardening experiences by subscribing to my newsletter.

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I am hoping that this site will grow into a vibrant community of gardening enthusiasts, sharing knowledge among all the members.