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!