03/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/14/2019 17:37
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Dietitian Challenges you to 'Grow Your Own'
CRH Dietitian, Mona Van Wart, with her seedlings from 2018.
Join the challenge this year and Grow Your Own!
In honor of National Nutrition Month I am kicking off another year of 'Grow Your Own' to promote gardening. Even if you do not have a garden plot, you could try a container garden on your deck, porch, or steps. Container gardens are great for items such as tomatoes, or your favorite herbs like basil or chives. Last year I started seeds in my office for my garden and also did some container gardening. It was fun sharing the experience on the CRH website and Facebook page. And the encouragement and many tips shared by community members were great! This year I will be growing from seed and sharing the adventure for all to follow along. I really hope others will join me and share comments and tips about their experience on the posts. To get others excited about this, CRH is giving away some Grow Your Own Starter Kits at the end of Nutrition Month! You can register for the drawing in the CRH Main or ED Lobby, or by liking and sharing the post on the hospital's Facebook page.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Bulletin #2751 is a good resource for starting seeds at home. Search for 2751 on their website at https://extension.maine.edu. As mentioned before, I am definitely not an expert in this. In fact I am a novice. My challenge to you all is to join me and try to grow some of your own seedlings. We can share what works and what doesn't work. Join me! Who is up for the challenge?