Saturday, March 02, 2013

Top 10 Foods to Plant this Spring

Photo - Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Depending on your area, your planting season may vary, but now is a good time to get started planning your spring garden. What should you grow, and when to plant will depend a bit on what area of the country you're in. So you'll want to ask local growers in your area for tips on how best to plant these and what varieties do best in your area if you're not already blessed with a big green thumb.  There are a few good foods to plant for a great corn-free feast at low cost. Some of these items are nearly impossible to find in your grocery stores fresh & corn-free, so planting can really help ease your budget and add to your diet.

  1. Greens - Lettuce, Cabbage, Spinach, Kale, etc.
  2. Peppers - Bell peppers, hot peppers.
  3. Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes
  4. Carrots
  5. Green Onions
  6. Green Beans
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Broccoli/Cauliflower
  9. Summer Squash and Cucumber
  10. Peas
Some recommendations on places to find good seeds (non-GMO, not that it really matters for a corn-free diet, but since most of us are anti-big agribusiness buying non-GMO helps):