Getting spring beds ready goes back to fall. Chop up fall leaves and add 3-6 inches to the top of your beds. By Spring, mix them into the soil as a natural compost.
Your garden doesn’t have to be huge. C ontainer gardening is continuing to gain popularity, allowing home gardeners to grow herbs and compact veggies in small places!
While warming temps make you anxious, don’t plant too early. Waiting for the last frost will definitely pay
Benefits of having your own garden:
- Knowing exactly where your food is coming from (non-GMO)
- Gardening is affordable (cost of seeds and manure is minimal and plants produce fresh produce for all families)
- Learning a self-reliance skill is very rewarding
Still not feelin’ it?
If gardening isn’t your thing but you still love fresh produce, visit local farmers markets. Sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), where you can get a box of assorted, fresh, locally grown produce.