Wednesday, July 6, 2011

#36 of 100 Simple Suggestions... Grow your own vegetables



Zucchini and scarlet runner beans...


the carrot patch...


parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme... with cilantro, savoury, oregano, basil, dill, and lemon balm...


lettuce...


garlic and crazy onions...


potatoes...


tomatoes...


broad beans...


wax beans and snow peas...



cucumber...


pumpkin...


and strawberries.

I guess you could call this my garden report for the first week of July, and an encouragement to anyone who has a little sunny spot and a bit of dirt -- even a pot on a balcony is a wonderful thing. (Community gardens and local produce from farmers markets are fabulous, too.) It takes a bit of effort, but nothing beats a hundred foot diet that's herbicide and pesticide free, everything fresh picked and tended with love. God willing, we'll have some hearty soups, stews, salsas, spaghetti sauces and salads in two months' time. Need I say more?

P.S. Looking for more Simple Suggestions? Try here.

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