I love vegetable gardening and if you are a long time reader of Caramel & Parsley you will have worked that out already. Much as I love all kinds of flowers, the time I spend in the vegetable patch is a lifelong pleasure. Here are 3 of my favourite gardening articles published recently - the first two have made gardening chores easier and crops more abundant. I am hoping the third article will encourage you to start your own vegetable garden.
~ Ruth Stout
Vegetable Gardening #1
I mulch mostly with home-made compost when I can; hay in spring, summer and winter; and shredded leaves in the fall. These are all readily available. This past year I had surplus leaves for the flower garden and was daily visited by a mid-sized thrush which took up winter residence finding plenty to eat under the moist winter mulch.
"The Incomparable Honeybee - and the Economics of Pollination"
Vegetable Gardening #2
Chives and sage are two of my favourite herbs as they always attract an abundance of insects.
Vegetable Gardening #3
This is one of the most recent, and popular gardening articles with some hopefully thought-provoking reasons to grow your own vegetables. The benefits vary from physical and mental health to enjoying tasty chemical free food and financial savings. Take time to check this out and venture into this pleasurable and worthwhile pastime.
In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.
~ Robert Rodale
Links & References
- The Self Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour
- Video on Organic Food
- Plants to Attract Bees to the Garden this Spring
- Raised Bed Gardens - the only way to grow
- Have Fun Gardening with the Grandchildren. One likes to climb trees the other likes to pick strawberries.
- Visit Caramel & Parsley's Gardening category for lots more ideas.