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Self-Watering Veggie Table

Self-Watering Veggie Table
A Brief History of Gardening in Containers: Do you like gardening but digging in the dirt is too painful, messy, or time consuming? Container gardening is your answer. For many years now, container gardeners have been using pots, tubs, and boxes of all sizes to garden in. While raised bed gardens have also gained in popularity, so have "bucket gardens" or tubs become an economical way to garden with more control over your soil and more success with hard to grow vegetables. Recently, the advent of so-called "self watering" containers have helped gardeners to grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs with even more success. At the University of Maryland Extension, Jon Traunfeld designed a Salad Table which is essentially a shallow wooden frame with a large surface area and a mesh bottom that allows water to drain. The Idea: I loved the idea of a salad table as a way to maximize the space I have to grow salad greens to feed myself and my rabbits. What is Self-Watering?

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Vegetables High in Protein Although animal protein is a good source of protein, it is a storehouse of unhealthy saturated fat, high calories, and high cholesterol. So, a healthier alternative is plant protein, which packs all essential vitamins and minerals required for good health, and is low in fat as well. It cannot be denied that plant protein is not on a par with animal protein.

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