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7 Standbys You’ll Always Find in My Organic Garden

Spring weather is in the air this week, we’ve had quite a few days that have been sunny and in the sixties 🙂

I’ve started my vegetable garden seeds indoors over the weekend. Now I patiently wait to see signs of life. I get so excited when I see tiny bits of green coming out of the soil.

This year I got seeds from a company that specializes in Heirloom Non-GMO seeds. I want to try to save seeds from this years harvest to plant to next year … wish me luck 🙂

Here’s my list of the 7 vegetables I’ll always have in my garden … my standbys for having fresh produce for summer and fall.

  1. Tomatoes ~ I just love fresh tomatoes … there’s nothing like the first bite of a vine ripened tomato of the season … I’m planting Roma and Grape tomatoes
  2. Peppers ~ Green Bell Peppers and Jalapeño
  3. Broccoli ~ Lots of broccoli
  4. Green Beans ~ I like the kind that climb up a trellis
  5. Cucumbers ~ I like the burp-less variety
  6. Carrots ~ I’m actually planting these in large planters, they seem to grow straighter in the softer soil … no rocks means less resistance
  7. Potatoes ~ This year I’m trying these in a large container as well … hopefully, I’ll be able to just dump the container and pick up the taters

Spring is my favorite time in the garden … planting is fun ~ weeding and watering ~ not so much 🙂

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Organic Gardening

I recently started paying more attention to the ingredient labels on some of my favorite food brands.  I was shocked by all the ingredients I couldn’t even pronounce.  So many different chemicals, why were they needed?  As preservatives?  For longer shelf life? 

So I tried to start to eat more fresh produce.  That has to be good, right?  Then I started reading about how much pesticide they use for the mass production of produce.  How they pick the fruits and vegetables way before they are ripe and use other chemicals to ripen them enroute to the store.

Also, many of those chemicals are being found to be carcinogens.  What?  So eating fresh produce can now give you cancer?  This world we live in is becoming a very scary place.

So, I think to myself, I need to figure out a way (budget wise) to buy organic produce.  It’s like double the price, but my family’s health is worth it.  Then I discover that there are all kinds of loopholes so that companies can label their products as Organic even though they used pesticides.  So much legal mumbo jumbo.

So, I think to myself, summer is coming, I’ll try organic gardening. I’ll grow my own veges.  Then I learn about GMO seeds.  Really? Seeds that produce fruits with seeds that can’t reproduce?

Now I have to find Heirloom seeds …

Will it ever end?  Will we always have to be at the mercy of big business making the almighty dollar … whatever the cost?