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Friday, July 31, 2009

Planting a Garden Wherever we Can

This is from my friend Stephen's webpage...

Counsel Me Not...

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 11:20 PM PDT

When experienced gardeners come to my home...they are often surprised to see how various food plants are tucked away in less than ideal places. For example...they might see a sun loving tomato plant growing under the partial shade of a tree. Then they either bite their lip for fear of offending...or they say "That really isn't a good place to plant a tomato plant...it needs more sun".

What they may not understand is that I operate under the belief that food plants don't have to be placed just in neat little rows in a garden plot...but can...and more than likely should find homes wherever they can grow...even if that means planting in unconventional places. After a garden plot is exhausted of space...the creative gardener can look for space to stash extra plants. While in some of these places the soil types may not be the greatest...or the light may not be ideal for the plant to reach it's full potential...they CAN still grow and feed your family!! And this...on land that may lay barren otherwise...or filled by ornamental plants without food value.

My methods of planting are largely motived by the words of the prophet Spencer W. Kimball who said to...“...grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property."

Do you think that if harder times are thrust upon us that you are going to wish you had more grass to mow...or do you think you would you prefer fresh vegetables...

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