Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's not too late!

Good morning! I wanted to write quickly this morning and remind everyone that it is not too late! It's not too late to grow a garden this year. Most of what most of us eat and enjoy growing are warm season varieties: peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, melons, etc. All of these things thrive when it gets hot. So actually, planting now is not a bad idea. It's cool enough still that your plants will adjust to their new homes easily. The hot weather that they thrive in is still to come, so no problems there! And the added benefit is that most reputable nurseries (see locally owned & operated) are looking to clearance out their veggies.

I say: Plant on!!! Get out there & score some great deals on veggie starts or put your seeds in the ground (cucumbers, squash, melons, etc.). Don't give up because you think you missed your window.

And this goes double for those of you that wanted to put in container gardens. Because your soil will warm quickly and your ecosystem is much more manipulable, you've got time.... But get on it! There is nothing in the world like eating the fruits of YOUR labor!

Of course, if you don't get it done or don't want to get it done, there are plenty of local farmers around to help you feed your family the best tasting pesticide-free, low-carbon footprint veggies, meats and dairy this season!

My next post will delve into the websites and organizations around that can help you locate conscientious, local farmers/producers.

See you next time,


**top pic is of a blossom off of one of my Blue Hubbard Squash plants. The second pic is of our first cucumber this season... early little guy! Tasted Great!!!!!!

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