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Grow in 2022!

Vegetable garden at Ham House Estate

Hello Friends,

I hope you have a wonderful week and are ready to tackle a new one.

It’s Spring here in Vermont. That means rain, snow, mud, and unpredictable temperatures!

What does that mean for us gardeners?

Inside, it’s time to start seeds like tomatoes, peppers, and squash inside.

Outside, I have a cloche and a small greenhouse that I am planting peas, broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, spinach, lettuce, and radishes in for an early crop.

Why garden, you ask? How about enjoying the best vegetables and fruit you’ve ever eaten? If you’ve never grown your own food, you will be amazed by the distinct, vivid flavors and varied textures. There’s nothing quite like fresh vegetables that you’ve grown yourself!

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If you are willing to invest some time every day or two to nurture plants, you can grow a vegetable garden. It doesn’t take a lot of money or talent, it just takes a little time and attention. As with anything, a little patience and practice will increase your knowledge and your garden will improve every year.

With food prices going up, many people will be gardening for the first time or expanding their existing gardens. Some great books and magazines are:

These resources can help you learn to:

  • Grow delicious vegetables (even if you don’t have much space)
  • Preserve food with dehydrating, canning, fermenting, and more
  • Plan your garden so you don’t waste space
  • Homestead like it’s a job (You can actually make money from it!)
  • Cultivate bees for honey
  • Raise animals, like chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and goats

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I find gardening to be fun, rewarding, and good for both my physical and mental health! If you don’t garden already, give it a try!!

Have a Great Day!

Dottie Lake


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