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Everything Has a Beginning

Ann and NickHi! We are Ann Swiskoski and Nicholas Dimmig. We are teens who have always loved nature and gardening, and we have been gardening separately before this year, when we decided to have a garden together. It turned from just a little dream Ann had to a little project to call our own; and with the help of her great-grandmother (who gave us $20 to start), we made that dream become so much more.

Tomatoes
Photo: iStockphoto.com/mishooo

We now do a small-scale business we had christened AnNick's Garden after a common nickname our friends called us. We then were given the suggestion to change it to AnNick's Organics and loved the name. We are learning many new things we would love to share, along with the stories of trials, and stories of humor. We are organically gardening pumpkins, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, cucumbers, and yellow wax snap beans this year and hope to expand to more next year.

Pumpkin
Photo: iStockphoto.com/Richie Chan

nebraskadave
8/12/2014 11:47:40 AM

Ann and Nick, welcome to the GRIT blogging community. It's great to have some young gardener's input to the gardening community. I'm on the other side of life. I wanted to be a farmer up until high school. I loved every thing about growing plants but technology came along and distracted me for about 40 years. I just didn't have the time or the family interest in gardening. The family grew up and left to start their own lives and the wife died. The roots of that farming desire was rekindled after retirement from the corporate cubical world of technology and now I consider myself an urban farmer with two gardens and another newly purchased property that will become a community event area with some beautification with flowers and perhaps a bench. ***** I hope to hear from you two often. Have a great day in the garden.