Gardening Session – Greens

Greens

Keep it simple this summer by potting up some greens for your deck, or window sill. Be lazy, don’t run to the store, just pick a salad!

The number one thing I suggest growing are greens. They have the most nutrients, most of them you can cut a few leaves and it will keep growing all summer long, and there are so many ways you can eat them. Salads, green smoothies, green juices, instead of a wrap, the list goes on.

Right now I am growing kale, bok choy, swiss chard, and romaine lettuce in pots on my deck. I bought pots at the dollarstore, my dirt is OMRI certified, I simply asked for organic dirt at my local garden shop, where I also picked up the plant starts. I also always use a product called Gia Green Glacier Rock Dust, it contains all the trace elements, which are missing from many soils today. and we want to eat those!

Super simple mix the dirt with the rock dust and plant your plant, making sure to cover all the roots, but don’t plant it too deep so the plant is being covered by alot of dirt, or it will die. I like to plant my greens closer together, about 4 plants per pot, so I can harvest them more frequently.

Lettuces don’t love the summer heat, they will bolt, aka going to seed, or flowering. Cutting off the flower will slow down this process.

Harvest the outside leaves, just a few per plant will keep it growing all summer long.

Keep it simple this summer by growing your own greens, just think of the money you will save!

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About Amanda Greenthumb

Hey, I’m Amanda! I help busy, successful women feel FEARLESS, SEXY AND HEALTHY by teaching them everything they need to know about food, how to have more energy and boost self-confidence to fall in love with their life. I have two coaching programs The Fearless, Sexy and Healthy Group Coaching, and The Elite Private Coaching Program. I am also the creator of Naturally Conquer Your Cravings the free 7 day E-Course, and a blogger at amandagreenthumb.com

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