We are told that connecting with nature is an important part of keeping ourselves balanced and grounded. I find working a patch of vegetables is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to stay connected to nature’s calming rhythms. I recently planted herbs, lettuces, kale, mustard, squash, carrots and radishes in our raised beds. In a few weeks I will be carrying my basket out to the backyard to load it up with fresh vegetables for our evening meal!
Here are a vegetable growing resources I have found useful:
The book, Square Foot Gardening gives step by step instructions for creating raised beds.
The Natural Gardner nursery is an excellent local source for seed, seedlings and organic fertilizers.
Keep in mind the many farmers markets available if growing your own vegetables isn’t an option. You will still be getting freshly picked produce and supporting local farmers at the same time.