Why You Should Grow Your Own Food and How to Get Started

| 4/13/2016 1:52:00 PM

Candi Johns






4/18/2016 10:30:26 PM

Candi, ha, I started with one raised bed in the back yard. Two years later it expanded to three and a couple years after that another two. Then I retired; bought a vacant lot from the city; and expanded to a 3600 square foot garden. I eat some of the food I grow but I mostly give it away. I just like to grow it and harvest it. I make sure that I grow the things that most people like so I don't have any trouble giving it away. Tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, green peppers, sweet corn, and a few pumpkins, squash, and watermelons are what I grow. My back yard raised beds are still being used and are for the kitchen table salads. They have radishes, lettuce, cabbage, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, and a few green beans to eat fresh. I never was one to worry about clean food. My ancestors have all been farmers for five generations so digging in the dirt is just in my heritage and has been passed on to me. So I am a self proclaimed Urban Farmer. ***** Have a great day in the garden.