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Gardening and Family

Gardening and Family 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Why I Garden in Flip Flops I chuckle when I think of what made me write this post. But I think we all have a memory that resonates in our mind growing up that brings us to the moment of the here and now. I was taking a picture of my harvest as I was tending to my Eco gardens the other day and I realized as I proofed the picture that I got my feet in the photo. Now if you are part of the gardening world these kinds of photos make Instagram popularity. They usually are really cute muck boots or garden crocs that add to the quaintness of the garden photo. And I love them all! However, my particular choice of garden shoes would probably not be approved or allowed in most garden settings. When I was a kid sandals and flip flops were what all the kids wore and it hasn’t changed much since. My kids lived in flip flops during the summer due to the ease of kicking them off when indoors and slipping them on for a quick exit as I yelled “Get out the door were late for swim lessons!” They are not my favorite shoes to wear, and I am sure Podiatrists and Chiropractors would agree! But they are easy to get off and on in a hurry. Growing up on a ranch in Montana my older generation father was pretty stern on wearing good shoes. If you were around animals or walking where there was mud or other questionable stuff you would need to have good shoes on. Tennis shoes were acceptable but flip flops or sandals were out of the question! “Get some decent shoes on!” he would say. When working in the garden it was no different. Soil is…

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Gardening in an Eco Garden

Gardening in an Eco Garden 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Who Can Benefit From This Fantastic Garden? I have been busy planting the last two weeks and now with the gardens planted I am amazed how fast the Eco Gardens grow! I planted on May 12th and already the gardens are filled to the brim with a multiple variety of vegetables. I harvested the romaine lettuce for dinner last night and it was what fresh from the garden lettuce is…wonderful! No worries of bacteria or of getting sick from what comes right out of my front yard garden. It really is an amazing garden! I injured my back a month ago and if I had to face the ground garden I had years ago I would have had to of said “Next year!” But with the Eco Garden all I do is watch and harvest. No bending, no kneeling, and no pulling hoses to water every spot. It is not a complicated system. It is a self- watering system that has a water reservoir at the bottom of the garden. It wicks the water to the root of the plants to keep them hydrated at all times. It is the garden for the future generation. I say that, because I have raised three of the future generation and they are more in tune to the Eco concept than the dig in the ground concept. The millenniums are a busy bunch and social media has taken over their lives to the point that if they want to garden they have a small window of time set aside for just that task. Not to mention it is so easy to learn gardening in this system. When young people do sports year round the art of gardening just does not make the list of priorities. My niece Abbey has signed up to take…

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Have Complete Control of Your Garden!

Have Complete Control of Your Garden! 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Have complete control of your garden! We love to emphasize this in a growing, busy world that is trying to be active and eat healthy.  The Eco garden system is the perfect way to grow organic, healthy vegetables without the time consuming art of gardening.  Don’t get us wrong, we love to garden! But, with time being a precious commodity in a fast pace world the Eco System is the answer to growing your own vegetables on a limited time schedule. So easy to assemble, fill and plant. What makes the Eco system stand out among the many other raised and elevated gardens out there?  Here are five reasons why you may want to invest in an Eco garden system. Materials You want to garden and you want to do it with ease. Deciding on what type of garden you want and where to put it for ultimate sun can be a challenge. Most of your raised and elevated beds are made of wood. However, they can also be constructed from rock, cinderblock, concrete and metal.  These options can get expensive and they may not last as long as the amount of money and time you have invested.  Mother Nature is not always a friend to these materials and over time they can deteriorate, rust and crack.  The Eco system is constructed out of food grade plastic and can be the last garden you will ever need.  It resists fading and cracking and also maintains the moisture and temperature of the soil.  If you don’t like where it is you can move it. It can also be brought indoors in a controlled environment for year round gardening.  The Eco garden system comes with easy to assemble parts and can be constructed in as little as 30 minutes Sustainable This is…

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Copy of Grandma Laura's

Laura’s Garden

Laura’s Garden 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Don’s Italian grandmother was a heart of gold with a passion for cooking and gardening. Growing up in hard times it was easy to see why the older generation never took for granted the ability to grow food, which the younger generation today refers to it as a hobby.  Grandma Laura had an abundant variety growing in her garden and planted a garden every spring. It was large enough to ensure a healthy harvest for the summer and plenty of canned goods for the winter. She grew the basic garden variety: lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, potatoes, strawberries, peas and beans. Because of her Italian heritage there was an endless supply of canned tomatoes and sauces. But the one dish that brings the most memories was a dish she made with her garden green beans. This green bean dish is still a request at meals from my own children simply called Great Grandma’s Bean Dish. The recipe is simple and I do believe the key ingredient needs to be FRESH, picked-from-the-garden green beans! Maybe the olive oil plays a part, but the garden-fresh beans are a delight. Add in onions, celery, and of course chopped garlic, and you have a gardener’s delicacy. To accommodate his grandmother’s ailing health and loss of mobility Don designed an elevated self-watering garden to help her garden through her later years. This made sure that the bean dish remained a staple on the dinner table. It just wouldn’t be grandmother’s recipe without the fresh garden beans. I remember the day he built her that garden and the look on her face, as well as the smile that never ended. Please enjoy Grandma Laura’s Green Bean dish! Grandma Laura’s Green Beans  4 cups fresh green beans or yellow wax beans 2 celery ribs chopped – approx.…

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