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Make plans now to join Melinda on her famous Garden Walks at Boerner Botanical Gardens in 2013! Download the schedule here.
Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.
New tips are added throughout each month, providing timely step-by-step tips on what you need to do next in your garden! Visit Melinda’s website www.melindamyers.com for more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and answers to your questions.
What?s On My Plate Day: Grow Nutritional Vegetables
Celebrate “What’s on my Plate Day” and surprise your family with a plate full of nutritious vegetables. Serve ‘em cooked up as ratatouille, chopped and mixed in a stir-fry or tossed in a tasty salad.
In 2012 the United States Department of Agriculture declared March 8 as “What’s on my Plate Day” to encourage us all to eat better. On their website, www.choosemyplate.gov, they recommend using the three P’s before we eat; Plan, Purchase and Prepare healthy nutritious meals. I want to add a fourth P – Plant. Consider adding nutritious vegetables to your gardens, even containers this year.
Plant a container full of leafy green vegetables like lettuce and spinach for a crispy dose of vitamin A and calcium.
And during warmer weather grow a trellis or fence full of purple or yellow snap beans, high in B1, phosphorous, protein and fiber.
A bit more information: And those of you on Twitter, tweet a picture of what’s on your plate and include #My Plate hashtag. Or team up with others using the #MyPlateYourPlate hashtag.
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com