Easy to Grow Veggies

Easy to Grow Veggies

We compiled a list of the easiest vegetables to grow, so that anyone can have success.

Carrots

Carrots are ready for harvest when their tops breach the soil line. Scarlet Nantes, Danvers Half Long and Sweet Treat are three varieties to try.

Green Beans

There are many different kinds of beans, but “broad beans” are one of the easiest vegetables to cultivate. Bush beans are more productive, but broad beans are easier to manage. Pole beans, while easy to grow, also need a trellis. Beans freeze and can extremely well, too!

Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping

See full article by Rosalind Creasy

Find out everything you need to know about edible garden design in the book “Edible Landscaping” by Rosalind Creasy.

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Bring vegetables and fruits into all areas of your garden

Vegetables and fruits have taken center stage in the American landscape — at last. And why not? Homegrown vegetables and fruit are good for you, they get picked at their prime and only have to travel as far as your kitchen. Edible landscapes are a wonderful option for most homeowners, but you have to break from tradition and look at the limitless possibilities for including edibles in any landscape design.

7 Secrets For A High-Yield Vegetable Garden

7 Secrets For A High-Yield Vegetable Garden

Try these tips and tricks to get the most out of your planting space.

Article is from Rodale’s Organic Life, April 2015

Imagine harvesting nearly half a ton of tasty, beautiful, organically grown vegetables from a 15-by-20-foot plot, 100 pounds of tomatoes from just 100 square feet (a 4-by-25-foot bed), or 20 pounds of carrots from just 24 square feet. Yields like these are easier to achieve than you may think. The secret to superproductive gardening is taking the time now to plan strategies that will work for your garden. Here are seven high-yield strategies gleaned from gardeners who have learned to make the most of their garden space.

Learn, Share & Grow with Deep Roots

Learn, Share & Grow with Deep Roots

We invite you to find out more about becoming a volunteer. Let's work together to bring edible landscaping & toxic-free lawns to our communities.

When you signed up to receive the Deep Roots Project newsletter you asked for more information about volunteering. Our volunteer coordinator Estelle would love to chat about what volunteer assignments that are perfect for your interests, skills and available time. Contact Estelle at 708-386-7197 (landline), 708-616-6473 (cell) and estelle[at]deep-roots-project.org. Call anytime. She can also arrange a time to meet in person or by phone.

Have fun while you learn and meet new friends

We want all our volunteers to have fun and learn while they contribute to expanding the Deep Roots community. What you learn and share as a volunteer can enhance not only your gardening and other skills, but is an enjoyable way to make a positive impact on our community. Everyone can help out as their time permits by choosing activities that they enjoy.

Newest List of Deep Roots Volunteer Jobs

Newest List of Deep Roots Volunteer Jobs

Volunteer Jobs list March 24

Deep Roots is quickly. Our team leaders and our Core Team need help managing our events and projects.

We need volunteers to help out when they have time:

  • Building cedar raised beds and planting containers in our garage workshop

  • Delivering raised beds, soil, compost, mulch

  • Filling raised beds

  • Planting seedlings and seeds and other work with soil and plants

  • Helping plant native plants gardens in parkways

  • Helping get people to sign our Healthy Family/Healthy Lawn pledge and switch to natural and organic lawn care methods

  • Engaging people at events like the Farmers Market, volunteer fairs, Day in Our Village and handing out flyers

  • Helping plant native plants gardens in parkways

  • Calling DRP volunteers and members about meetings and events

  • Reaching out to schools, congregations and local groups

  • Helping out at events (check-in, newsletter signups, surveys, serving food, etc)

  • Assisting our sales manager with orders, customer questions, tracking deliveries, updating spreadsheets, etc.

Deep Roots is seeking 5 skilled volunteer assistants

Deep Roots is seeking 5 skilled volunteer assistants

Deep Roots Project is a start-up 501c3 that educates and supports local edible gardeners. We received $17,000 from the Big Idea funding competition sponsored by the local community foundation. We received another $10, 000 from the Kott Foundation for a senior/youth gardening project And we just received another $5,000 from the same community foundation to continue planting native gardens in River Forest parkways. Plus, we have an online store that sells the best equipment and products for gardening success.