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It's that time of year again, the time when you want to start thinking about getting your garden together. Plotting out your growing plans is a great way to prepare for the growing season that is soon upon us. Growing your own food, eating local, and going vegetarian are great ways to start the season out right. Here are more options to consider when preparing for the growing season.

1. Make sure you grow your crops organically and avoid chemical-laden pesticides on your plants. Another issues that is often overlooked is the use of petrochemicals in some commercial fertilizers. When looking for some type of way to fertilizer for your garden, look for organic options on the market like, grass clippings, or compost.

2. Avoid "fresh" flower sold through grocery stores or wholesale markets. Most flowers sold in the United States are imported. Growing your own flowers is a great way to make sure they are local, for sure. A few varieties are are easy to grow are, daisies, roses, and some bulb varieties.

3. Fruit trees are another great option to consider growing. One apple tree can produce apples for up to 20 years before it's done. If fruit trees are the way you want to go, make sure you go the organic route with them and avoid the chemical pesticides. A great way to control bugs and worms is a mixture of dish soap and water.

4. Buy in season and become a "locavore". These two options can be tailored to meet your families needs from season to season. Buying seasonal food is nothing new to a lot of people, but you can set certain limits to what foods you eat local and which ones you don't. A "locavore" is a bit more strict and only eats foods that are available within a certain distance-example, 50 miles.

5. Become and all veggie eater by avoiding meats, which include fish for some. You can drastically cut down on carbon emissions. If cutting out meat altogether is too much, try cutting down to eating meat products t o once a week, or try "meatless" Mondays to see how well you adapt to going meat-free. If one day goes well, try for two, then three, thereafter.

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