A special NATIONAL HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH series
Were you so inspired by Maria’s post this week on Grow Pittsburgh that you’re ready to do some vegetable gardening of your own? Or maybe you already have some fine young veggies growing strong in your yard?
If so, consider planting a row for the hungry. Your excess garden produce can be donated to a local pantry.
To find out how, contact Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at (412) 460-3663, ext. 214.
Despite the fact that summer is almost here, there’s still plenty of time to get started. According to Urban Farmer, “Many vegetables will grow and produce even more quickly from seed planted in early summer when the soil is well warmed up and teeming with life.”
Seeds that do well planted in June include beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumbers, herbs, melons, peas, and summer squash. And there are plenty of others that can first go in the ground in the coming months, even into October!