Garden planning - one key element in a local diet

Photo: Photo By Bethann G. Merkle

Radishes, an early spring crop, sprout in author's Quebec City community garden plot

If you are interested in eating fresh, nutritious, tasty, and local food, gardening is an engaging approach. Successful gardening is rooted in an on-going learning process, in which planning plays a key role. Right now, the chilly days of early spring offer local gardeners, novice and expert alike, a prime opportunity to plan for the 2012 growing season.