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Friday, April 12, 2013

It is summertime planting season once again!

Here is how to reap a plentiful harvest especially for first time gardeners.
Personally, we prefer raised garden beds because they are easy to manage for children, elders, and for those who may need wheelchair accessibility. Raised beds are easy to make or you can purchase economical raised bed kit online or at most hardware or garden stores.

Use organic compost to begin your garden. Soil conditioners such as worm castings or fish emulsion will make your plant vibrant and healthy. Don’t use chemicals for pest control instead use natural organic garden friends such as ladybugs or Dio Tenacious earth.

Easy plants to begin with are herbs (parsley, mint, chives, oregano, basil etc.) , tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, beans, okra, or peas). Make sure to use non-gmo organic seed or seedlings.
Herbs do not necessarily require direct sunlight, however most of your vine plants do.  Be sure your plants get enough water, but be careful not to over water.

Growing your own food can help reduce your grocery budget, it is healthier for you, the entire family can enjoy planting together, and it is a great stress reliever.

Enjoy your summer, love your garden and reap a plentiful harvest!

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