My thinking is evolving as to the things that I plant in our Square Foot Gardens.

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During a recent trip to Atlanta, my wife and I stopped by two juice bars and they were selling detoxification drinks and smoothies.  They purchase the organic vegetables from an organic farmer.   However what does organic mean at that farm where do they are getting their vegetables?   How far does it travel before getting juiced and how long does it stay in the bottle before you drink it?  Enzymes are an important part of nutrition and they are fragile.  And these drinks are expensive.

I am going to list the ingredient juice companies use that we can all grow ourselves and be sure they are organic, travel from your SFG to the juicer/blender and are consumed almost immediately.  They are: kale, beets, carrots, cucumbers, celery, spinach, parsley, romaine, dandelion, turnip greens, mint, cilantro, cayenne pepper, jalapeno, wheatgrass.

When you add organic apples, pears, coconut, pineapple, blueberries and seeds they become more affordable because most of the ingredients come from your back/front yard. Send along your favorite smoothie receipt and I will post it.

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