19 Jul '11, 5am

Gardening for Change: On the Front Lines and the Home Front | Care2 Causes

Billie C, I hear you! We're growing sugar peas, snow peas, English peas (the shuckable ones), collard greens, yellow onions, broccoli, green beans, Roma and beefsteak tomatoes, green peppers, two kinds of sweet corn, and Kennebec and purple potatoes in our garden this year, and the crops have been terrific thus far. I'm also looking to plant spinach now that the peas are done (a request from my husband), and I might shoot for a second crop of some of the peas too to help increase the yields (only two rows of each kind of pea doesn't really feed a family of 4 for the year unless you "soup them up"). We've also got a strawberry patch, a boysenberry row, one blueberry bush (I have to put in more; the second one got killed by last year's drought), and a black raspberry patch (for fresh eating; we get black raspberries for winter use from a nearby farm), and I found out about a...

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