Thursday, August 28, 2008

Patio Gardens & City Growing

If we all grew just a few pots of veggies, herbs, or fruits like the folks above, we could make a big difference in the heat of the earth (because there would be soil instead of pavement) and in the amount of produce we have to buy from huge farms or from overseas.

During WWII, 40% of vegetables consumed in the US were produced in victory gardens. Imagine if that were true nowadays... of course here in the Northeast we have a little thing called "seasons," but even herbs can be grown on a sunny indoor windowsill in wintertime.

I know what I'll be doing this holiday weekend - planting a windowsill victory herb garden!

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TWSusan said...

Instead of victory gardens, we can have Millenium Gardens, or Sustainable Gardens. It is cool to eat even a cucumber from my own garden.

John R said...

good looks with the pix matrix. i went for the filmstrip in my CPK event review. like it!

Casey said...

Instead of having a patio garden, you could always just become friends with someone who has a garden... chances are they will have an abundance of tomatoes and zucchinis to share!!! YUM!

Casey said...

So I never planted my herb garden. Maybe I will now that I have composted dirt to use.