Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Catching Up

Had a great trip to NY for my sister's baby shower, Easter, etc... and now we're back and trying to get caught up. Fortunately, I've got the whole week off, so I'm sure we'll get more than caught up. But today is the typical first-day-back, in which I try to doeverythingallatonce.

Sigh.

But now that spring is definitely here in Ohio, I'm excited (SO excited) about my little vegetable garden I'm going to plant. The seedlings in their mini greenhouse are already poking up - how cool and amazing!

And I'm doubly-excited about it all because of what I'm reading in The Omnivore's Dilemma. I'm thrilled the strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots, zucchini and lettuce I'm going to grow will be free of pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, they will not have been trucked over great distances or chilled in vast warehouses (requiring tons of petroleum), and they will not have been picked by under-paid, over-worked migrant workers.

So many problems in this world would be diminished if we'd all just grow a few veggies in our backyard (or even in containers). Don't ya think? Why didn't I start this sooner?

2 comments:

Rhet said...

For those without space to put a garden, I've had great luck with Earth Box containers. They require very little space and are maintenance free...just add water (and keep the squirrels and deer away!) http://www.earthbox.com/
--Rhet

Kimbelly said...

:) Love it, Dan.