As I look at my vegetable garden, I’m reminded of the quote by Gertrude Jekyll, "The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."
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I love Gertrude Jekyll's observation - I can relate as I am a smitten and passionate organic vegetable gardener too.
Now I mean no disrespect whatsoever in my comments below - your garden looks lovely and I'm glad you're gardening - but I do find it curious that with what we know about the power of earthing, nutrient-density in food, and of the ability of earthworms to turn wastes into concentrated fertilizers, that your garden is "up in the sky", separated from the earth and the natural soil ecology. In nature, plant roots go down MUCH farther than the foot or so afforded them in a sky bed, and the box is separated from the natural soil ecology that cycles nutrients in a healthful and sustainable way.
I'd love to see an organic gardening section on your site, that gave people the inspiration and knowledge they need to grow a few nutrient-dense organic vegetables themselves at home. As I'm sure you know as a gardener, the benefits of growing your own garden go far deeper than merely the produce harvested.
Blessings on your garden, and on the continuing beautiful work you do to help us all through your website.
+Vegetable Gardening with LorraineJul 14, 2013
- Your growing veggies in a rised bed made with pressure treated wood. The wood is leaching arsenic into your soil and plants. You should use cedar,pine,locust any wood that won't impart toxins into your soil or plants. Just thought you might want to know.Aug 11, 2013
- i think you right that won't be healthySep 10, 2013
- Cypress, is another good wood to use, resistent to rot and bugs. All pressure treated wood is toxic. Do not use to make play grounds for kids, garden beds, picnic tables, maybe the legs, but not the seats or table tops. With pressure treated wood, they change the names, but the toxic chemicals remain the same. Don't let kids play on your uncovered pressure treated decks,plus the slivers are bad with the southern yellow pine and they hurt like hell with the arsenic on them.Sep 10, 2013