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Do You Grow Any of the Food You Eat? (Comments & Reviews) (Page 3)


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I think there are a lot of people lying or the only people that read this website are farmers.

Anonymous

04/23/2010 - 11:20am

I've started gardening now that my mother's health no longer allows her to devote the time or energy it takes to keep the garden (relatively) weed-free. Also, having fresh veggies and canned veggies in the winter is so much better than store-bought canned veggies. The store-bought canned veggies taste tin-y to me and it took tasting fresh beets for me to like them.

Anonymous

04/22/2010 - 1:45pm

I would like to make comment on growing your own food.. actually several comments.. I do grow herbs for our use, also container gardening where we presently live-- due to much shade in yard.. We also raise beef cattle.. for breeding stock- and for our food. None of our cattle get added hormones, but they do receive medicine if they need it- just like we gave our children med's or ourselves when needed to get healthy... Our cattle are very well taken care of.. have lots of pasture to feed off of, make our own hay for feed, grow our corn that goes to their feeding... shade trees to lie under if they so desire, shelter if needed. feed two times daily..water available at all times.. and better taken care of them some children I've seen. I do NOT appreciate Eatingwell's - words saying eating no meat for at least one day a week is good for the environment.. that is NOT True.- don't know why/ how you came up w/ this as I couldn't find anything on here to follow up with. I know you have it connected to Earth Day.. but come on??? The good Lord gave us these animals for food... be thankful.. Since I can't find at this time any more on this on your site, I can only assume this was meant for all kinds of meats.. chickens, hogs. I'd be more than happy to read what you have to say if I knew where to look...

I have no problem with eating healthy & I know meat is healthy for you as well as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains .. I don't have to have meat at every meal if I so choose, and that has nothing to do w/ helping the environment and I don't care if someone chooses to not eat meat- its their choice.. but I do take offense when you are telling people its good for the environment to back off of the meat.. Thank you for having the opportunity to speak my thoughts...

Anonymous

04/20/2010 - 4:55pm

I love growing herbs around my back patio. The chives and oregano last through the winter each year, and come back more beautiful each time. I grow tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and even watermelon and peppers in the small space not taken up by herbs. Finding the Eating Well website has been a joy, because i look through the recipes and specifically pick out the ones that I can use my fresh herbs and garden bounty in.

Anonymous

04/19/2010 - 12:05pm

If those who had room to grow things would do so, it would be wonderful.
However many of us live in high rise building with no terrace nor balcony.
Fresh food is the best but not always attainable.

Anonymous

04/19/2010 - 10:31am

Growing your own vegetables is relaxing, does not take much time, and saves money over organic selections in the grocery. Plus the vegetables taste better. We know organic, herbicide and pesticide free vegetables are better for us but the cost is often prohibitive and the selection very limited. In a small space, I can grow organic tomatoes, peas, squash, beans, lettuce, kale, eggplant, basil, garlic, shallots, cukes and hot and sweet peppers. The cukes, peas, squash, beans, eggplant, basil, garlic and peppers last all winter - some in the freezer, some pickled, some just stored.

Anonymous

04/19/2010 - 6:51am

I planted an herb garden by my back patio door and I just love it there. "Herb-on-demand"....no waste, fresh, totally organic. Fresh herbs at my finger tips.......its' the best.

Anonymous

04/18/2010 - 8:57pm

We grow a large vegetable garden as well as many of our herbs. We grow summer and winter squashes, a large variety of tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, onions, radishes, spinach, chard, lettuces, green and hot peppers, and tomatillos. We also pick the wild blackberries and apples that are in abundance around here. We can get lugs of stone fruit from the eastern side of our state which I freeze and can. My husband and I both can much of what we grow: stewed tomatoes, salsas, dill and bread and butter pickles, chutney, jam, pickled green beans and combination vegetables, zucchini relish. We also freeze a lot including shredded zucchini which I add to soups and sauces--it thickens them without adding a definite squash flavor. I make chocolate zucchini cake and reg. zucchini bread and freeze them as well as freezing cherry tomatoes which I toss into soup, etc. My husband fishes and we fill the freezer with salmon, halibut, and other fish. Our blueberry and raspberry bushes are small still so we don't get much off them at present but will in future years. WE find a few weeks of intensive labor with the preservation of our food adds to our health and pleasure all year long.

Anonymous

04/18/2010 - 5:44pm

The only thing I plant in the summer are cherry tomatoes on my patio.

Anonymous

04/18/2010 - 4:37pm

The only thing I plant in the summer are cherry tomatoes on my patio.

Anonymous

04/18/2010 - 4:37pm

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