Growing your own fruits and vegetables is one of the most popular trends for renters and homeowners alike, but many newcomers to gardening aren't aware of potential health risks lurking in the soil. Planting fruits and vegetables in contaminated soil could allow your plants to absorb lead, heavy metals, pesticide or herbicide residues, and carcinogenic petroleum byproducts. Soil around a home is easily contaminated by hundreds of different causes. Thankfully, using a raised bed kit can help you grow safe and healthy plants regardless of soil quality.
You may know that you put a seed into the ground and a plant will grow, but what else do you know about these little miracles? My name is Marcia, and I find seeds astounding. I have spent many years studying how seeds become the plants we all love, and I want to teach you what I have learned. I'll also give you tips on harvesting seeds from your own garden, on storing seeds from season to season and even on making money by selling your seeds. Tiny seeds are the building block for so much of our food and the beauty of nature. Come explore seeds with me.