About Me

Hi! I’m Gary Bachman also known as the gardendoc.

I’m a Certified Professional Horticulturist with 30+ years of experience. I’m currently an Extension state horticulture specialist for a major Land Grant University. My wife Katie (aka mrs. gardendoc) and I are urban homesteaders and operate the Heritage Cottage Urban Nano Farm, our backyard garden. We utilized the EarthBox growing system and currently have 136 EarthBoxes in various stages of production.

Taking a break from the UNF and overlooking the bridge at Natchez on the Mississippi River

I’m extremely interested in sharing my ideas that you don’t need a large garden to grow a bountiful harvest of veggies and flowers in a small footprint garden.

We also have setup the Little Free Library at Heritage Cottage for the enjoyment of our friends and neighbors. Of course there is of course a small section of horticulture/gardening books in the library as well as sharing the bounty from our extensive garden.

We also have the first Little Free Garden in Mississippi. For ore information on Little Free Gardens visit www.littlefreegarde.com

Feel free to ask any gardening questions you might have.