Goodies From the Garden
There are many advantages to living in Florida during the winter. Among them is the ability to plant vegetables in December and harvest them in March – while YOUR soil is probably still rock hard. Don’t hate me; wait ’till spring thaw rolls around and start a vegetable garden of your own. It’s easier than you think. As you can see by the picture of my ‘raised beds’, I don’t have an elaborate or extensive setup at all, but I’ve been picking carrots, spinach, lettuce and tomatoes every day from my garden for a couple of weeks now. Nothing is better than eating the fruits (and vegetables) of your own labor. The lettuce, spinach, and tomatoes in the salad pictured below were harvested this afternoon from those beds.
Gardening is an important skill to learn and a fun activity for the entire family. In a future post, I’ll share my ideas on how to start a modest vegetable garden to supplement your stored foods and provide nutritious, fresh veggies for your family if you can’t get them at the grocery store.
Be safe. Be Prepared.