Starter Plants: Sweet Peas & Zucchini

By Kid Kritics |


Once you fill you pots or small plot with organic rich soil in a location that gets 6 to 8 hours of sun light with access to water, you are ready to grow your own food.  For beginners, start with Sweet Peas (time to plant now), and zucchini.  Both grow easily boosting your green thumb confidence.  Leafy greens such as baby spinach, Swiss chard and kale grow well in pots too.  So do strawberries!  Try finding a place for a wild raspberry bush.  Nothing like picking them fresh when ripe and popping them in your mouth.  Herbs don't take up much space. Italian parsley and chives are recommended for new gardeners.

The bottom line, good soil reaps good produce with less effort.  Important: what is in that soil ends up in your food so please stay away from compost available from unsuitable sources, like the dump. These tips and more were shared in our interview with Stacey Antine, nutritionist and founder of Health Barn USA.  From the planting of the seed to taking a bite of the finished product, Stacey covers it all, and it is all good.  Listen to her on today's show at (archives, 3/2/12), or on, Podcast, Better Food Choices, today's date.  You will be inspired to add green to your life, involve your kids, and grow your own!

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