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Who knew you could grown Corn in a container!

Check out these Container Gardens!

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...

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You Are What You Eat

 

 

If you aren’t reading labels and paying attention to ingredients on the food you purchase and intend to eat, you need to start.

NOW.

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.

Considering the epidemic health crisis that is blanketing our nation, it is vitally important that we take immediate steps to improve our eating habits. Because what we eat directly affects our health and wellbeing.

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...

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Basic Gardening Terms You Should Know

If you aren’t familiar with gardening there are some terms that you may not understand. Because I want this process to be enjoyable, understanding certain references will make the development easier and give you more clarity.

 

Less stress equals more fun!

 

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...

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Inspiration to Get You GROWING

 

The following vegetables, herbs and fruit are some of the most nutrient-dense and healthiest foods you can eat. And guess what? They’re easy to grow!

Power Greens

Dark, leafy greens KALE, SPINACH, and SWISS CHARD are some of the most nutritious foods that you can feed your family. These dark, leafy green vegetables contain many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids, vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, folate and iron are also found in LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES. These vegetables even contain protein!

The cancer-preventative and anti-inflammatory benefits of dark, leafy greens are noteworthy. Leafy greens are considered some of the most nutritious foods available.

And guess what, folks? Yup, you guessed it! They are super easy to grow in even a very small space! In my garden is a row of Dinosaur Kale (Nero di Toscana Cabbage) which has overwintered (not died back completely) for two years. So not only is this vegetable an...

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