Growing our own organic vegetables is not only healthier for us humans, it is healthier for the planet too. By not using chemicals at all, we improve the taste and nutrition of the veggies, AND we reduce the carbon footprint that chemicals and transportation of the products would have had on the planet.
We reused old drawers to grow the vegetables in. We made small holes in the bottom, so the soil can breathe and does get too wet. We placed them on shelves in the green house and filled them with organic soil.
We have chosen to grow tomatoes, green onions, beets, kale, chives, basil and parsley in the period from October to December.
By then we will have to install a little solar heater to keep up the temperature during the cold months, January to March, in Chicago, Illinois.
More on that later.