According to Horticulture agent Dennis Patton, “Vegetable gardens are making a comeback with local gardeners”. There’s a renewed interest in planting vegetables due to factors that range from the economy’s downturn to the longing for a simpler way of life.
Patton encourages those with a love of gardening as well as those with an available niche of soil, to plant lettuce, radishes or a bed of onions this spring rather than the usual six pack of petunias in your Kansas City area gardens. The farm-to-table-movement has been so popular in the last few years that many people are going back to the gardening ways of their grand parents and great grandparents. Not only do you get the chance to enjoy a truly organic few meals of fresh veggies, you also get the feeling of accomplishment that comes along with planting a successful harvest.
And if you may not have a patch of soil in the yard to work with, consider a large container on the patio. This is a great option for condo and apartment dwellers too.
What are you looking forward to planting this spring?
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