Monday, March 7, 2011

Barbara Barker & The Dirty Dozen

Yesterday, I attended a workshop by Barbara Baker, author of Container Gardening for Health. The workshop was about growing herbs in containers, and it was good, but it was the book that clinched the value of the workshop for me.




I had heard about and paid attention to The Dirty Dozen list before, but, as is so often the case in our busy lives, pretty much forgotten all about it. If you need the same reminder I got from Barbara yesterday, here it is:

Peaches
Apples
Sweet Bell Peppers
Celery
Nectarines
Strawberries
Cherries
Lettuce
Grapes (imported)
Pears
Spinach
Potatoes

These are the fruits and vegetables that have been identified to have the greatest pesticide residues (after washing!).

I don’t know about you, but I am going to investigate how I can organically grow a cherry tree and some peppers in containers. We’ve all got to start somewhere!

1 comment:

Glenn Family Gardens said...

Wow good to know! Great blog :) If you get a chance to check mine out that would be great!