If the first lady has time to do it, you have time to do it. Start your own Victory Garden!
The cowgirl-gardener, Margeaux Denham gives us some insider tips on how to choose the best organic veggies to grow in your very own victory garden. Remember, if you don’t have the space in your yard, or you live in a condo, or townhouse without a garden space, you can totally go look for a community garden plot to share space in. It is fun, healthy, and best of all, sooooo much cheaper than buying organic veggies at the grocery store! Have you even noticed that there are programs for sharing veggies with community food pantries such as the Arlington Food Assistance Center? Farm fresh produce is something that everyone needs and having your own victory garden is a great way to go about helping yourself and your community.
It is important to choose foods that you and your family like to eat; because if everything goes right in your growing season you are going to have a cornucopia of veggies and fruits. The great thing about your garden is you will be able to cut back your grocery bill and toll fuel has on our environment. Growing seasons may create ways for you to share your bounty with neighbors and possible (with excess) your local food banks! There are hungry people all over our country, not just foreign countries. So, keep in mind you and your family can start a Victory Garden trend again; and help cut down dependence on fuel and enjoy amazing home grown eats. There is nothing better than a home grown tomato! If you are living in an urban area, check to see if there are community garden plots in your area.
What types of veggies are you going to start sewing? Do you have tomato on the brain? Basil is pretty darn easy to grow. There are so many things that you can grow and try and be experimental with in the vegetable world that it can be fun and exciting. Who goes out exclusively to buy colerabi? Not me… but it is fun to grow- it looks like little spaceships! Thanks so much to Margeaux Denham for her contribution in this organic gardening series.