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Jim and Mary Competti have been writing, speaking and sharing their love of gardening, cooking and all things DIY since late 2011. Co-owners of the popular blog and co-authors of Raised Row Gardening (2018) and Growing Simple (2016), they take an enthusiastic approach to giving straightforward advice on growing everything from vegetables, to perennials, annuals and more!

Jim and Mary Competti

In addition to writing and speaking, Jim and Mary enjoy spending time on their 3 acre Old World Garden Farm, which serves as a test ground for many of their articles, recipes and DIY projects. With the launch of their new podcast Simple Garden Life, it now gives them the opportunity to connect with listeners all over about their passion for all things gardening.

Each week, Jim and Mary will take on a new garden topic with gusto, taking the listener through the how and why’s of gardening, along with advice on how to always keep it fun and enjoyable. Jim and Mary can be reached via email at

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