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Think of two important keys in growing a garden. What have been your experiences in raising food in your country?
“let the grass grow around your feet” = wait, waste time, or delay in doing something
“Don’t let the grass grow around your feet. Stop sitting at home and get out and apply for a job.”
“turn a new leaf” = change one’s behavior
“I don’t think he’ll turn over a new leaf just because he is getting married.”
Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.
This spring I took a square-foot gardening class, and I decided to try some of the things I've learned.
Shirley: Well, for example, right here we have some, um, cantaloupe, and cantaloupe take a lot of space when you grow them out on the ground, and I don't have that much space, and so I just grow them up.
Um, one of the most important things in square-foot gardening is that you choose a good location. You need at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunshine. Um, you also need to choose a location that has good drainage, and it should be a convenient location.
Shirley: Well over on the far end, I have tomatoes growing vertically. In front of those I have, um, green peppers, basil, strawberries, uh, beets, um, green beans, corn, carrots, all kinds of different vegetables like that.
In a few minutes, viewers, we will let you see the entire garden, and maybe Shirley will kind of show you around.
What are the benefits or challenges of trying to raise your own fruits, vegetables, and even herbs?
Imagine that are moving to Northern Mexico for a couple of years, and you are into gardening. Because you are concerned about maintaining a healthy diet, you want to look into what edible plants you can grow in the area. Use the Internet to identify two vegetables and two fruits/berries that can be raised in that area. Then, answer the following questions: