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Planning A Garden

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Spring is near. It is time in the northern hemisphere for planning a garden, preparing to plant many vegetable seeds and plants.

The items to grow, obtaining the seeds needed, and the plans for layout and soil building are all considerations. Vegetables include leaves (lettuce, kale), flowers (broccoli, cauliflower), stalks (celery), roots (carrots, radishes) and fruits (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash).

Planting styles vary between directly in the ground, raised beds, straw bales, and containers (pots, buckets, window boxes). Testing the soil, at least for pH, is wise. Besides organic matter, minerals may need added to provide good nutrition.

Feed the soil properly with well-composted matter and minerals for a healthy organic garden. The quantity, quality, variety and balance of minerals, microbes and worms in the soil our food grows in, have a great bearing on our health and longevity.

Fresh organically grown vegetables, herbs and other natural foods and super foods rich in minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and other phytonutrient compounds are the essential selections for eating wisely and building good health.

At this time when survival could depend on our skills of growing and preserving food and accessing and purifying water, cooperative preparedness in a community support system is very important.

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