Thursday, March 17, 2011
How do you go GREEN?
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Going green is pretty easy if you just get a little creative. There are so many ways you can help the earth, put some green in your wallet, or eat more greens. Laura at Heavenly Homemakers has some wonderful ideas on going green.
One of my favorite ways of going green is gardening. I love this time of year. The flowers are starting to pop up from their long winter nap. The trees are starting to come alive. The earth is ready for me to start planting.
Usually on St. Patrick's Day I have my potatoes planted and a few onions and broccoli plants. This year I'm not ready at all. My brother in-law is going to bring my tiller back today so I can get out in the garden. It is suppose to be 70 degrees here today in Virginia. Hooray for spring!
This summer I plan to grow as much vegetables as possible to preserve for the winter. I hope to have enough to last me until next summer. My garden spot is not very big, but it is only two of us in this house. I grow everything in my garden organically. All the chemicals and fertilizers are not good for the earth or your bodies. Going back to the basics the way God intended us to live. I use the chicken poop as my fertilizer. Every time I clean out their house I just dump it into the garden and I'll work it in with the tiller. Lady bugs are a great way to keep the bugs away. They eat little larva before the larva can eat your vegetables. Bees are not my favorite creatures but they do help pollinate your plants. Just don't make them mad!
As for my fruit trees, I have not found a organic spray for my fruit trees yet. Last year the worms ate up my peaches. Any suggestions?
Buy fresh, Buy local is another way to go green. Check out your local farmer's markets. When you buy local you are helping the local farmers. You are also getting produce that has ripened on the vine and not in a truck that has traveled across the country. If you are looking for organic produce, just ask. Ask the farmer if they use pesticides. The more demand for organic the lower the prices are going to go. Use your green money to make a difference.
How do you go GREEN?