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We don’t know exactly how life on earth got started.
Some people believe God created it all about 10,000 years ago.
Others believe it evolved – starting 3.5-4 billion years ago – as bacteria, microscopic organisms that are composed of only 1 cell.
(For comparison, our current best guess is that the average human body has over 30 trillion cells, and incidentally, there are in the neighborhood of 40 trillion microorganisms living in our bodies – more of them than cells – most of them bacteria, and most of them probably integral to our health.)
A couple of months ago I shared with you my garden checklist of 17 things you can do in your garden this year.
These things will improve the fertility of your soil and the health of your plants, which will translate to much more nutritious food, with better flavor and fewer pests.
It’s finally spring in my neck of the woods, so over these 10 days, I get to do them in my garden!
And just because it’s fun, I’m making a short ‘quickie’ video for each step…
I’m really excited to finally share with you my checklist of things you can do in your garden this year in order to ensure your fruits and vegetables provide you with as much nutrition as possible.
I go through the whole checklist in this video (or you can scroll down if you’d prefer to read the article instead)…
A couple of days ago I talked about my recent run-in with the flu.
(Thanks by the way for the emails and the comments – I’m feeling much better, just still have some weight to gain back and some bags under my eyes to get rid of).
Back to talking about gardening in today’s video (or feel free to scroll down to the article, if you prefer reading)…
I had so much going on in my life over the last year that I didn’t devote much time to my garden.
And that means this winter, I have hardly any truly nutritious food to eat.
And THAT is one of the main reasons why I caught a nasty flu a couple of weeks ago – my first flu in at least 10 years.
I explain more in this video (or feel free to scroll down to the article, if you prefer reading)…
My elderberry flowering white over my left shoulder.
It’s pretty tricky to make a list of low maintenance plants when your readers live all around the world.
But I wanted to have a go at it anyway because it’s winter and I miss my garden!
Companion planting means placing plants together that grow well together (and may even help each other out), while avoiding placing plants together where one inhibits the other.
The companion planting charts you can find online and books shouldn’t be treated as hard science, but can be very worthwhile as a starting point when you’re trying to figure out how to lay out your beds.