The Real Dirt on Gardening…!

The Real Dirt on Gardening…!

This article is an excerpt of a file that will be posted on Catholic Rural Solutions Yahoo Group. It can be a good reference for the readership and can be copied and pasted for your files. The upcoming garden season will be crucial to many families this year as it will help alleviate the inflationary costs of groceries this year. Meantime, take this year to learn to “put back” garden produce, meaning learn to can and otherwise preserve your garden produce.

...only a few weeks to go! Woo-hoo!

GARDENING is the most popular leisure activity in the United States. A Brigham Young University study showed that for an average garden you would spend about $30.00 for seeds but harvest vegetables that would be worth more than $600.00 per year. Growing vegetables is not only for mental and physical health but it is also economical and teaches children responsibility.

GARDEN LOCATION is important. While most of us don’t have a choice of garden location because the lay of our land is what it is. It is important to plan your garden optimizing the amount of sunshine with a minimum of 6 to 8 hours a day.

SOIL MODIFICATION: Since no soil is ideal it is usually necessary to supplement your existing garden soil in one way or another; this in not only true at the outset of a garden but as regular maintenance as succeeding plants deplete various nutrients during the seasons progress.

SOIL MOISTURE & PLANTING: By far the most essential plant nutrient is water and is often overlooked as people don’t readily think of water as a nutrient. This often accounts for the success or failure of vegetable and flower gardens.

VARIETIES AND CULTURE: How-to and growing various veggies.

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It will be up on this website by the end of the day on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the latest.

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These will provide much timely information for traditional Catholics, the Catholic Land Movement, and Distributism, most especially in these unstable and troubling times.

Richard of Danbury, D.S.G.


About Catholic Rural Solutions

This group is for the practical application of Catholic Distributist teachings as promoted by Pope St. Pius X, Belloc, Chesterton, Maurin and others in the 20th century. This group is also a respite for traditional Catholics who adhere to the Tridentine Rite of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and who share a concern for small independent Catholic communities throughout the world. These communities while primarily small holding farmers, craftsmen and tradesman all espouse an integrated life based on Catholic Social Justice and the Sacred Magisterium of the Church. Through this we intend to inject the Distributist economic principles into the greater society. Please fell free to share your experiences in this vein. Flaming, proselytizing and persecution WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
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