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Got Garden Questions? Ask the Garden Coaches!

By Barbara Ganley, April 18, 2011 - 5:26pm

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Barbara asks: Do you have a gardening question?


I'm new to this site and just wanted to pass on some (what I consider to be) valuable growing ideas.
I saw this on TV on the food channel; a NYC restaurant chef is growing all of his baby veggies for salads and lots and lots of his receipe ingredients, i.e. herbs onions, carrots, beets, just to mention a few. He came up with the idea to use milk crates lined with garden cloth, stapled to the plastic crate, and filled with your soil of choice. He stacks his crates to bring them up to a comfortable height for tending, but that is not necessary for success. He is doing ALL of his gardening ON THE ROOF! I was so impressed. I started thinking that this idea needed to be passed along; to any and every gardener and eco-minded person I could reach, by whatever means I could find.
To a person with your love of gardening, and a website that incorporates growing and cooking for one or two people, and raised bed gardening and all the benefits of being self sufficient while eating healthy, that you could help spread the word about this ingenious idea. Even to help less fortunate people, four or five of these crates, planted with the veggies/herbs they like the most would be so beneficial. Perhaps you know someone who could develope a fund to help fix the problem we face in the US of so many hungry people, children, homeless, aging, there isn't anyone who couldn't benefit from keeping these garden crates on their porch, or back stoop or wherever they had space...and they can be moved so easily if needed; a storm say, or if they moved, or if they needed more or less sun/shade for the item.
Well, I'll keep passing this wonderful idea on wherever I find a site that I think can promote it, and I hope you can too.
Thanks for reading this and good luck,
Jeanna Matteson


05/28/2012 - 3:34pm

HI, I am new to this site and I am looking to see if anyone has a recipe for chili that is high in fiber and uses canned pumpkin ? How do I post this question and where ? And I do garden, I grow and sell flowers, thanks Wendy in Oregon


12/31/2011 - 9:48pm

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