Why Grow a Spring Garden?
There are quite a few good reasons to grow an early spring garden, among them fresh air, exercise and pride. But, perhaps an even more important reason is the inspiration a garden of edibles will provide to fuel your healthier lifestyle.
Plant Simple Greens, Garlic and Herbs
If you have a small area of soil in your yard, or a couple of planters, then you can grow simple, inspiring, spring crops. Here in NC, it felt like spring today and I couldn’t stop myself from getting out my gardening gloves and a small shovel to enjoy it. After clearing leaves and mixing composted soil into my garden, I planted seeds for kale and tri-colored Swiss chard. I even poked a dozen or so cloves of sprouting garlic from the supermarket into my garden.
There are plenty of resources about gardening at the library, on the internet and at your local agriculture center. Take a look at these easy-to-understand tips for vegetable gardening. It’s so satisfying to grow something yourself and eating ‘green’ is a nutritious way to lead your life.
Please leave a comment about what you grow in your spring garden.