This week I am starting vegetable and flower plants inside. My goal is to never have to buy another vegetable from the store. I love to can and preserve foods. I'm an organic urban gardener. I start as many vegetables as I can inside and then transplant them outdoors in the garden when the time and weather is right. My first veggies will be tomatoes, green peppers, onions, cucumbers, broccoli and cauliflower. I will also start marigolds. I use marigolds around my garden to help reduce the amount of bugs and mosquitoes. I start my plants in the basement under plant lights. I still have potatoes and squash left from last fall's harvest. Any potatoes left when we get to the right time, will be planted back in the soil. I also try to harvest seeds from veggies and dry them completely before packing them away to use in the spring.
I grew up and currently live in Iowa. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.