I had to share these with you to give you some inspiration (and give me a little too!).
There is so much versatility in container gardening and I plan on getting very creative this year.
From vegetables to herbs to annuals (the flowers that only bloom for one long season). We can mix and match to our hearts content. And space issues and maintenance challenges are virtually nonexistent with container gardens.
You will be amazed at the harvest that can be obtained from container gardens. They may be small but they are incredibly fruitful, depending on the types of crops you choose.
Imagine going outside to pick fresh peppers from your container garden? Talk about rewarding! And the taste....it just doesn't get any fresher than "fresh picked."
Even spreading crops like zucchini can be successfully grown in containers. I will show you how!
And guess what? You won't have to go out and...
The past few weeks I've shared some very practical information with you regarding the food that you purchase and prepare for your family.
We've talked about reading labels, paying close attention to ingredients, differences between conventionally and organically grown food, what is a gmo crop, and so on.
I trust at this point that you have a realization why it is so important for us to monitor our diet, since the food we consume determines the energy, overall vitality and health of our bodies.
Do you want to want to end up as a cancer statistic? Of course not! That's why you are here. To learn how to gain more food independence and incorporate nutritionally dense, disease fighting, health enhancing foods to your diet.
We all have great and wonderful ideas that we want to implement, new and better habits we want to start, grand goals we want to accomplish! All noble intentions.
Last week I touched on the importance of making healthy choices at the grocery store. This week I want to explain, in a practical manner, the variations associated with organically, conventionally, and genetically modified foods and crops.
Organic is quite the buzz word these days, and rightly so. As people become more educated about the common agricultural practices adopted by our country, they are able to make more informed decisions about the quality and nutritional value of food that's available for purchase.
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows:
Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic...
Mondays I will be posting on inspirational messages, intentional thoughts, spiritual ponderings...topics such as "Purpose and Plan" "Goal Setting" "Taking Inventory" and "Are You Doing or Actually Living Happy" will be some of the subjects that come up.
Mondays will also include a Soundcloud Audio Recording. Now if you still don't have Soundcloud, it's free and very easy to use. Having an audio to listen to is so convenient while you're driving or working in the kitchen :-)
Thursdays I will be posting on gardening and landscape topics. These will include beginner lessons on seed selection, easiest vegetables to grow in a...
Last week I shared with you some commonly misunderstood gardening terms. This week I feel led to share the importance of making healthy choices at the grocery store.
Did you know that according to Harvard Men’s Health Watch,
Estimates suggest that less than 30% of a person's lifetime risk of getting cancer results from uncontrollable factors. The rest you have the power to change, including your diet. Your dietary habits can promote cancer or protect against it.
And, High anti-oxidant foods are important for cancer prevention…choose different colored fruits and vegetables (oranges, beets, tomatoes, etc.) to get the...
You can choose to start your vegetables from seed or purchase small plants in the Spring at your local nursery or hardware store. The easier choice would be the latter.
Seed starting can be enjoyable and rewarding, but realize that it requires proper shelving and sufficient room, ample lighting, heating, various equipment such as trays, potting soil, etc. And honestly, it can get messy.
I purchased a small, indoor, portable greenhouse with shelves. Waterproof heating mats (separate purchase) cover the shelves and keep my seedling trays warm.
Because I have been gardening literally for decades, I find it convenient to start some seeds indoors, buy some vegetable and herb plants in the...
Spring officially starts Tuesday, March 20th at 12:15 pm eastern time, but who's counting?
I've had enough of this winter and I need SPRING.
The season of awakening. Joy and flourishing.
What appeared to be dead now bursts into life. Resurrection envelops us in waves of green and yellow and blue.
The still, cold quiet now erupts into jubilant bird song.
As the garden awakes, the seeds of last year's harvest wake up and germinate, introducing a new generation of abundance!
Spring spreads the good news of Life!
What unexplainable bliss beckons me to the garden where I witness the most amazing miraculous transformations. The garden is more than magical. It is heavenly revelation.
God is pulling me back to the garden, my friends. He is wooing me with new and enticing promises of territories and adventures yet to be disclosed.
Although more threats of snow and ice fill the airwaves, I am not swayed.
I will cover, protect, and guard that which God has placed in my...