The satisfaction that comes from preparing a home-cooked, delicious meal is like no other. Not only can you pat yourself on the back for a job well done, but you can smile knowing you’ve given your close friends and family something they enjoy. Want to take that level of contentedness to the next level? Grow the produce you use in your recipes in your own backyard! Growing and maintaining your own vegetables and fruits can be very satisfying, as well as a great activity to keep you outdoors and active all summer long, not to mention eating well! Here’s a look at some great and easy options to include in your edible garden this year.
March 20th marked the first official day of spring, though we’re still waiting on that spring weather to arrive. It continues to be a little frosty out there, so we haven’t quite escaped winter yet. That doesn’t mean that you can’t start getting ready for spring and summer! While it may seem too early to start your gardening for the year, there are actually lots of plants that thrive in early spring, or that you can plant now so you will have summer blooms. Here’s a look at what plants, flowers, and vegetables that can be planted now!
The sun’s out and the barbecue is calling – summer cookouts, Sundays with the family and suntanning on the lawn all await, but if you’re anything like us, your yard might still look a bit worse for the wear. Now that the snow’s finally melted, and last year’s dead leaves raked up, our yards are looking more and more like blank canvasses. This year, we’ve noticed a couple of new trends we can’t wait to try out.