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21-Jul-2011

A Plot of Your Own

Plant a Summer Garden

Growing a garden is one of life's pleasures. The joyful work of preparing the soil, planting and watching as those delicate, determined seedlings push up out of the ground makes for even more enjoyment as you sit down to eat your salad or veggie stir-fry. Gardening is not only a form of relaxation and connection with the source of your food, but provides a bounty of healthy, organic produce grown in soil rich with minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals, antioxidants and chlorophyll.

Gardening can be a family project, as simple as cultivating cherry or pear tomatoes in a pot on your porch or leafy greens, beets and herbs in raised beds, all within picking distance of your dinner table. Whether you live in an apartment or in the suburbs, you don’t have to forego the pleasures of eating food that tastes better (and has more nutritional value) than most store-bought produce. Why not get out the hoe and dig up a little plot of your own and enjoy a bountiful summer harvest!

Recommended: I Garden - Urban Style by Reggie Solomon

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