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My garden was planted this year in very good time. Here I am watering my baby plants. As you can see, I grow my vegetables in beds with pathways between the beds. It is not a big patch but it does feed me all summer. I donít need to go to the farmers market often in the summer.

diana watering, Real Food from Earth

This bed near the deck is filled with salad greens, so when I am ready to make a salad I just go out and pick some greens to take back to the kitchen. My father always told me that the sooner you eat something you harvest from the garden, the more nutrients you get. From all the research we now have, we know this to be true.

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There you can see baby arugula, radishes, two types of lettuce, spinach, dill and perennial chives in the background.


I love zucchini as I am sure you have heard me say here. My little babies are growing which makes me so happy.

I really went for it with peas this year. The birds in my neighborhood love the tasty baby peas, which is why there is a net over them. Sorry birds, you will have to have lunch somewhere else.

Ok, not so much to see but that is my carrot patch; I did not grow it in rows.† There are a variety of flowers, herb and cilantro that come back every year so no weeding until I am sure.

I had this raised bed made for a strawberry patch last year. Until the strawberry plants fill it up, chocolate mint and parsley get to be there. Behind, you can see my raspberry patch that fills up my freezer with raspberries every year. This year it will not because we had a bad winter for the raspberries.

This is just the beginning. I will post the full grown garden for you to see in August.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Delightful! Have never tried dandelion pancakes before, sounds like a recipe to try out.
A garden fresh and free from toxins is always a delight!

7:04AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

My husband installed a raised bed for me just steps from my kitchen door. I was able to plant early and am already using my herbs and spinach. Tastes great!

9:56PM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

9:29PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

love to garden!

11:02AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

I love having a garden. Watching the food develop and ripen then eating it. I love buying little plants and watching them grow. Thank-You, for sharing

8:26AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

It taste better when you grow it yourself.

7:04AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

I've seen and heard so many hateful comments directed at the First Lady for simply suggesting that we eat more vegetables, and experiment with growing a few of our own.

4:53AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thank you!

1:50AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Love it, thanks

1:37AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

There's nothing like picking your own veg.

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