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Monday, March 9, 2009

Green Tip: Spring Break


There's nothing like a warm break in the middle of March to get you looking at all those seed catalogs you received after the holidays or researching on-line how to plant an edible garden. You're aware of the health benefits of growing some of your own food but did you know that putting land to use is perhaps one of the most important environmental actions you can take.

First of all, if you're new to gardening think small and don't bite off more than you can chew...or hoe. We have two 8' x 4' raised gardens in our back yard with more than enough of those fresh, crispy vegetables for us to enjoy, plus extra to give to friends and family. Of course you will want to stay away from those space hogs like watermelons or pumpkins, but you'll have plenty of room for tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, green beans and peppers.

So grab a chair outside with your computer or catalogs, enjoy the fresh warm air and start planning for your new edible garden. More importantly, you'll be helping the environment and it won't be long before you'll be enjoying the experience of eating fresh, crisp vegetables you grew yourself! - CT

4 comments:

KayzKreationz said...

And make sure when you make your raised beds to not use treated lumber. The chemicals they treat the wood with can leach into your soil and your veggies. Not good! My DH got my 2nd bed built yesterday so I'm out to plant my heirloom tomatoes today and the rest of my veggies. MMM good. Thanks CT for the reminder.
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60-60 said...

thanks for sharing, nice tips!

CT said...

Good point Kay. Have fun planting your veggies! - CT

CT said...

Thanks for your kind comment 60-60. It is appreciated. - CT

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