By Judith Spitzer
Don’t you love this time of year … farmer’s markets, fresh fruits and veggies, barbecues and picnics galore? Summer has always been a time when I love to spend early mornings gardening, when it’s cool and quiet.
This year has been different given that we moved to Spokane last July and we have yet to buy a house in the area – waiting for our Portland house to sell. I’m sure many of you can relate.
This year my gardening has moved to the deck of the house we’re in temporarily. I have pots upon pots and more pots … all planted with as many herbs, lush veggies and gorgeous flowers as I can fit into their small but healthy homes. You just can’t find the kinds of exquisite taste from veggies and fruits that have to be shipped 1500 miles from farm to fork as you can from those picked the morning before you eat them. So I’m loving all the sunshine here that nurtures everything I plant.
If you’d like to find out how to have your own garden space in a more urban environment – there’s a show for you this week called “Living Homegrown Fresh – Raising Food and Livestock in Urban Backyards.”
The show is for potential home gardeners who would like to learn more ways to “keep it close to home” with purchases and pursuits – the goal to have a more organic and fresh lifestyle without adversely impacting the environment. The show airs Saturday, July 9, at 7:30a.m.