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New Year’s Resolution Garden

The holidays are filled with lots of delicious foods and sweets.  But now is the time to resolve to grow your own vegetables and eat healthier in the New Year.

Gather everyone you cook and eat with for a planning session – all ages are invited.  Get out your recipes, garden catalogues, crayons, paper, and scissors.

Make a list of all your favorite fruits and vegetables and those you tend to use most often.  Then pick a few fun or colorful vegetables you would like to try.  Narrow down the list to vegetables that will grow in your area and fit your available space.

Consider growing those plants that are most productive and cost effective for the space needed.

Once the length of your list matches your gardening space it is time to draw up a plan.  Adults and older children may want to draw a garden to scale, while the younger gardeners may prefer to create a collage from pictures.

A bit more information: Old garden catalogues and gardening magazines are a great way to create a virtual garden.  Kids can use pictures to design their own garden while you can use the pictures to help create attractive plant combinations.

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