30 May 2011

My Garden!!

Organic- its the new it word of the 21st century and probably the most discussed in the last decade (and the next) when it comes down food, or anything related.
What it is really?  Wikipedia states organic foods "are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives"
Unlike private gardening it is regulated heavily, which equals WHAT?? High cost!  When I'm in the store looking to get the most good for my money and I'm looking at bananas organic and non, they look the same, the cost is just 3 times higher.  So, I love the idea of organic, homemade or any other warm and fuzzy word out there. However, I'm not so keen on getting down and dirty in the mud with worms and other creatures of the backyard.  Enter potted gardens...

Potted gardens are the easiest way to introduce fresh "organic" food into you life. Start with this then work your way out to a raised bed.  Last year I went full out with the garden and I wasted a lot of squash.  This year I decided to go smaller, 1 plant of each. I planted eggplant, cucumber, peppers, strawberries, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and artichokes!  I very interest to see how this will come out, because 4 of these are really huge vines, but if they spill out onto the deck it won't be that bad.

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