Monday, February 3, 2014

Meatless Monday: Planning Your Summer Garden

With the cold winter we’ve been having, I’ve been spending plenty of time planning for spring.

If you are fortunate enough to have a large enough space with ample sun, perhaps you, too, are thinking ahead — to a summer vegetable garden.

If you are a newbie to gardening, or feel like you could use some helpful gardening tips, let me suggest a visit to Organic Gardening, a terrific blog by my Master Gardening Mentor Rachel Ziesk. In her most recent post she described a method for determining if those seeds you’ve saved are likely to sprout.

I’m sure she’s turning the pages of her favorite seed catalogs right now, dreaming about what she’ll plant this year.

Rachel and I live in Connecticut. Last year Rachel planted her first seeds indoors on February 17th. You can read about how she got started here. Maybe her posts will inspire you. 

Some of Rachel's beautiful late season harvest. 

If you are thinking about heirloom or organic seeds, here are a couple of links to some interesting catalogues:

This should be enough to get you going. Happy planning.

Have a great week. Stay warm. Eat well. 

On Mondays I often blog on food, food issues, or gardening in support of Meatless Monday, one of several programs developed in the Healthy Monday project, founded in 2003 in association with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications. Meatless Monday’s goal is “to help reduce meat consumption 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet.”

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