Mediterranean Diet Garden

by Rachel Baker on February 6, 2014

I’ve been thinking about trying to grow a garden. In my household, we rely heavily on fresh produce; and well, often times, by the time produce gets to the grocery stores, its got a shelf life of a day and a half. The problem is I’m not sure how to start, what to do and how to accomplish a viable and productive garden while apartment living.

Here’s an article I found about growing veggies that would fall under the Mediterranean diet. I thought it was worth sharing, because its got some really good information about what can and can’t grow where and how to make a small space garden.

The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be great for your health. It is also fun and easy to grow! The diet is heavy in fruits, nuts, and vegetables — all things you can grow in your own back yard or patio. That is a triple win — the freshest produce is the highest in nutrition, growing your own is cost effective, and it tastes great.

You may think that you can’t grow what they can grow in the Mediterranean region, but Zone 6 is at the same latitude as France and Italy. Their temperatures are more moderate than ours so some things we can’t grow without taking indoors for the winter, but this is the exception. We can grow almost everything right here in the Midwest.

See the rest of this article:
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/mediterranean-diet-garden-zbcz1401.aspx

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