Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mom Was Right

A lot of buzz is still being generated about growing your own vegetables. Looking at the orders we've been receiving from our Independent Garden Centers & talking with fellow gardeners, it's a trend that's not slowing down.

There's even a grass roots effort, Eat The View who are asking President Obama to trade in his suit for some overalls and plant an organic vegetable garden at the White House.

Why is this happening? Between our economic troubles & random food contamination problems in the US in recent years people are thinking differently. Not only is growing your own veggies cost effective, it’s fun and let's also remember all the vitamins and minerals it gives your body. So yes, Mom was right when she reminded you at dinner to "Eat your vegetables !"

You don’t need a large parcel of land, nor to you have to be an experienced gardener. Many varieties, like carrots and eggplants can be grown in pots or containers on your patio, making it possible to have something for everyone and every taste. Maximize the potential health benefits for you and your family, whether it’s sowing one of our favorite veggies - Brussels Sprouts Trafalgar or bush beans, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumbers...the list goes on and on.

If you want 'Go Green' try growing companion plants like Marigold. Not only will it help keep white fly away, your pets & family will be out of harm's way from chemicals.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Vintage Arugula

While doing some early Spring cleaning recently, we found this long forgotten packet of Italian Garden Arugula seeds tucked away in a corner. On the back it said 'packeted for year ending 1989'. It was like our own personal seed time capsule! There were no seeds inside, but we would have loved to have given it a try.