It’s that time of year again!

by hm on February 13, 2012

Its that time of year again!

Its that time of year again!

Time to order seeds for this year’s garden. I love browsing the seed catalogues, picking out heirloom varieties of vegetables that we know and love. It’s inspiring, and a great way to pass a cold winter day.

It wasn’t too long ago that people had a kitchen garden as a matter of course. Victory gardens were encouraged during the First and Second World Wars to increase the food supply and make people more self-sufficient. What with the current state of industrial agriculture, I don’t think these strategies have lost their relevance in the least.

Although we have limited space (living in a suburban apartment), I make an effort every year to grow at least a portion of our vegetables. I’ll be hosting a series on this blog about gardening in a limited space over the course of this year – I hope you’ll join me! It really is possible to grow your own food if you’re an urban dweller. Not only will the food you grow be healthier (organic, non-GMO), it can also be extremely economical.

Are you looking for organic, non-GMO seeds? For herbs, you simply can’t get any better than Mountain Rose Herbs. For vegetables, tubers, and fruit trees, I also love Fedco, Seeds of Change, and Seed Savers Exchange.

Subscribe to my blog and stay tuned for updates as I plan and grow my tiny urban garden. In the meantime? Save those egg cartons and toilet paper rolls for starting seeds!

 

This post was shared at Healthy 2day Wednesdays and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.

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