Today's Things Green Garden Minute is going to be a little bit on the gross and disgusting side and it all happened before the Coronavirus of 2020. I have to share something with you because it's important to realize what's going on at your local grocery center and farmers market. I was recently at the market, and I saw somebody doing something pretty disgusting.
He was checking out all of the apples by touching and feeling them which doesn't seem like a problem. However, before touching each one of them, he was licking his thumb and his forefinger and then squeezing each one. I was taken back by this to say the least.
That's why there are companies that are making these fancy washes in the first place. However, if you use just a little water and some mild soap you could probably do it yourself without any extra expenses.Now imagine many people doing that to the fruits and vegetables that you're buying. It is imperative that when you bring that fruit home, before you consume it, make sure you wash it.
Dried flowers have always been popular in bouquets and there's no reason why you can't become part of the dried flower craze, too! Best part is, there are so many different ways to used dried flowers:
1. Use them as dried bouquets the year round
2. Mix with green materials for unusual effects
Teach a child urban farming and they'll never go hungry. We are on a journey teaching urban youth the magic of urban farming and gardening Project Youth Grow. In cooperation with local middle and high schools we engage students on how to properly grow a garden, harvest and process their crops in an urban environment. Our curriculum has already ushered students to continue what they have learned to higher education.