Whether you garden in containers on a balcony or on half an acre out back, you can nourish your body and save the planet at the same time.
Save the planet? It’s easier than it sounds. Growing a vegetable garden is the right thing to do – on so many levels. You get fit, you get healthy, you eat local, and you do your share to care for our precious planet. If you have kids, it gets even better. Those little people are more likely to get excited about – and eat – the fruits and veggies that they’ve tended in their own backyard.
You don’t need tons of space or any special expertise. You can start small by growing tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and beans in containers. A small patio is big enough to keep you, your family, and your neighbors in tomatoes and eggplant well into autumn.
If you’re feeling super gung ho and really want to make an impact, convert an underused lawn to vegetable beds and install a low-water-usage irrigation system. You’re getting greener by the minute.
Three easy steps: