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NEW VIDEO: Better diet with the help of my garden... yay Spring !

A video message from KarenG about the joys of spring and her garden. Please leave comments below!!  You too can leave a video blog message by simply pasting a YouTube or Vimeo link into the edit box when you create a new post.
posted Mar 21 in Conversation by DSVadmin (1,410 points)
retagged Jun 26 by KarenG

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Thank you, DSVadmin, for helping me get this video posted.

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answered Mar 21 by KarenG (16,340 points)
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Karen, thanks for posting this video! I love hearing about your garden. I, too, love to enjoy the fruits and veggies of my labor and have a summer garden that I get started right about now. Last weekend, the temps in Chicagoland allowed me to transplant some herbs from under my lamp (basil, dill and mint) and then I started two tomato plants, I'm keeping my fingers crossed they will grow in the next 45 days.

The Spring also allows me time to plan the outdoor space at home to get ready for the warmer weather. I've got projects on the mind - repaving some steps, clearing out a path for new mulch and other things.

Happy Spring!
answered Mar 22 by anna (2,890 points)
Anna, sounds delicious and also like you'll be getting plenty of exercise.

I love my herb garden and have been missing my fresh herbs all winter.  I do basil, Italian parsley, oregano, chives, cilantro, rosemary, thyme and sage.  Oh, and mint, because my husband makes excellent sugar-free mojitos!!
answered Mar 22 by KarenG (16,340 points)
Great Video.   I hope your allergies are better
answered Mar 28 by Donna (530 points)
Thanks, Donna.  As it turned out, I think it was a regular cold - I was sick and feverish most of last week.  Luckily it seems to have passed though.  Spring colds are the worst!
answered Mar 28 by KarenG (16,340 points)
I enjoy gardening with all the planting, picking, pulling, pruning, weeding, watering...  I don't even notice that I'm getting exercise.  I love the delicious harvest, and having healthy gifts to give to my friends and family.  I don't have much space for veggies, but plant herbs on in pots on my deck. Favorites are basil, parsley, rosemary, lavender, thyme, and dill
answered Apr 14 by janmosso (1,460 points)