During the month of April, we asked our readers to share photos illustrating how they’ve gone green in their gardens. This post was a favorite among our editors, but it wasn’t easy to choose.
Here’s what our winner, Curt Slangal, had to say about his garden:
|“All of my raised beds are in the front yard. I have lots of sun and this once wasted space has been transformed into a garden of tasty treats all year round.”|
“I started gardening at a very young age, about 11 or 12, and it’s been nonstop. I garden for the simple rewards nature gives in return. They are so magical–not just in a visual way but also the spiritual beauty it brings into my soul–it grounds me in a way nothing else can.”
“It is an organic garden and I tend to it daily. Keeping it an all-natural little space has its challenges but it is full of life and it provides me with goodies to eat and to share.”
“Raised bed gardening is a must in South Texas because raised beds require less water and put less stress on our water resources. And that is what makes it so green: it conserves water and still produces delicious food.”
“The biggest mistake beginners make is they try to do too much all at once and then fail. Keep it simple, start off small, enjoy a little success… That will encourage a more successful garden.”
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