Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gardening...

This year, we are planning to have a large garden. There's only three of us to eat, but I'm sure I'll find other people who will be wanting some fresh vegetables. I haven't had a garden in years, so I'm very excited!

What I'll be planting this year:

Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans
Sunshine Corn
Boston Pickling Cucumbers
Golden California Wonder Bell Peppers
Jalapeno Peppers
Early Scarlet Globe Radishes
Pink Eye Purple Hull Cowpeas (YUM!)
Early Prolific Squash
Brandywine Red Tomatoes
White Seeded Watson Watermelon
White Sweet Spanish Onions
Danvers 126 Carrots
Potatoes
Garlic

Part of my wanting to do this is reading Omnivore's Dilemma and learning a lot about our industrial (and what appears to be cruel & unhealthy) food system. I highly recommend this book.


This year, I'm going to start making changes by buying more locally and growing what I can. I've found some organic fertilizer recipes and will be working at doing this without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. I believe this will also lead to a healthier me (and family).

Some sites to visit that tell you more about buying locally and grass fed animals are Eat Wild and Local Harvest.

5 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

That book has been recommended to me by a couple friends....I must get it

soandsewcrafty said...

I'll have to check out that book. Gardening (veggies & flowers) runs a close race with my sewing! I am so ready to get back in my yard and plant, prune, and even weed!

~Stella said...

Thanks for the links! Can't wait to check those out. A favorite author of mine, Barbara Kingsolver write about eating locally recently and I'm dying to read her book, but my library doesn't have it yet. I hope you have a huge crop of delightful edibles this year!

:)
Stella

Kallia said...

I'll have to check out the book. Thanks for the author's name. :)

Shannon said...

The Omnivore's Dilemma is a great book. It's made me want to be more careful about what I eat, too.