The Garden Path Centre, Victoria, B.C.
We enjoyed a nice piece in this morning’s Post Home section about kitchen gardens and the Burpee seed folks. It turns out that their sales have jumped 37% this year, as locavores decide to grow their own victuals (Amy has snuck in a patch of Arugula in our front garden, and we have terrific salads, zipped up with herbs from our pot garden in back). I guess folks are getting the message.
Amy’s covert front yard Arugula.
The article noted that Burpee’s Grocery Garden at their Fordhook Farm, a 4,000 square foot plot, will this year produce veg valued at $20,000, from $800 worth of seed!
Rosalind Creasy, a landscape designer and author, is quoted as estimating that her 100 square foot kitchen garden produces between $400 and $500 worth of food. In addition to the predictable tomatoes (5 or 6 kinds) this year she has harvested 18 lettuces for 30 salads, 15 quarts of blackberries and 80 pounds of zucchini. Not bad for 10′ by 10′. Let’s eat!
Find the entire article at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090300991.html?hpid=smartliving