How To Be Green In The New Year – Part 3

January 6, 2010 / No Comments

 How To Be Green In The New Year – Part 3

Let me see if I can find another way to be Green this year. Oooooohhhhh! I smell something burning. Well, maybe not burning, but definitely getting hot.

I know that sentence was a tease, and I am going to take full advantage of it! Sooooo, I’ll explain that later in this article.

I like food. I like all kinds of food (except liver, egg plant and cold-cut squid). Although I hated them in my youth, I love vegetables.

No, I am not nor will I ever be a vegan because I love my meats, but I do love vegetables. Zucchini, patty pan squash, garbanzo beans, pickled beets, scallions, potatoes, peppers, asparagus, yellow crooked neck squash, tomatoes, corn – you name it – I love them all.

Be Green, yellow, red, orange and whatever other color you want, just by planting a garden. The bigger the better, but don’t let space limitations stop you; many vegetables can be grown in pots, window boxes and garden boxes hung from railings.

I have seen boxes and pots in macrame hangers screwed into overhead beams on patios. In some areas, you can even get your own little piece of a community garden and share in the plethora of veggies grown in your neck of the woods.

Growing your own vegetables has many advantages. 1) You can control what pesticides, if any (remember there are many natural friendly pesticides available) are used on your veggies. 2) You can grow only the veggies you like.

3) Veggies absorb and use carbon dioxide from the air; remember carbon dioxide is a fertilizer and is needed to grow veggies. Eliminate the Carbon dioxide and the plants will die. 4) You save money, as you will be buying a lot less vegetables from the store. 5) Fresh Salsa!!!

And finally, the number 6 advantage to growing your own garden…. sorry, I’m out of space. Stay tuned for Part 4 to see what is so hot!