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Growing for Multiple Seasons: Saving Money and Plastic

Growing for Multiple Seasons: Saving Money and Plastic 1

All-in-One mats do a great job blocking weeds and saving water.  For me, they pay for themselves the first time I don’t have to weed, but for the sake of the environment the payback is murky.  Is the time savings worth the environmental cost?  Is the plastic worth the expense? 

Beginning a Vegetable Garden

Beginning a Vegetable Garden 0

Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.” (The perfect is the enemy of the good)  - Voltaire

The best way, in my opinion, to begin anything is to dive in and begin.  Ignore convention, ignore experts, get dirty, and make mistakes.  In the realm of beginning a vegetable garden, here, at least, is one way to do it.  I discovered it when a good friend asked me the easiest way to get started planting.  I replied as an expert...and was kindly ignored.