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Posted on 25 January 2013 by

3 Ways of Gardening Year Round

Photo Credit: Red Bibb Lettuce by Justin Leonard used under CC BY 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Gardening year round is one way I keep my food budget low or at least my vegetable cost.

But I cannot grow everything year round without a greenhouse and pollinators.

Below is a list of my favorite vegetables to grow in the fall and early spring along with some of my favorite out of the season growing techniques.

  • Bibb lettuce which is a wonderful addition to any salad and wilted with bacon, hard boiled eggs and a vinegar-based salad dressing.
  • Kale which is a superb green that is highly nutritious and easy to fix. It makes a wonderful salad raw, steamed and/or wilted with bacon and apples.
  • Spinach is another highly nutritious green that can be eaten raw, cooked, sautéed, and creamed.

The techniques for growing these wonderful greens abound but I have found 3 simple techniques that do not require special equipment and/or commitment.

  1. Growing in a pot. Greens are very Read the rest of this entry »

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