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Plants

Plants, whether annuals or perennials, are an intricate part of any healthy diet. With just a little thought and work, you can sustainably provide your plate with fruits and vegetables. There is nothing more satisfying than a garden in full production.

Annuals

Annuals

Growing a garden each year is one of those simple pleasures that seems to be instinctive. Even if you have poor soil or inadequate water, there are ways to keep the veggies coming sustainably.

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Perennials

Perennials

The beauty of perennials is that you don't have to replant each year. They save on labor, fertilizers, and cultivation.  A properly designed perrenial garden is one of the most efficient and resiliant ways to grow your fruits and vegetables.

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