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Gutter-Planted Garden Greens



By Lee Bentley



I do know I’m supposed to eat greens…really I do. In the seventh grade, we were shown a movie about what happened to the British sailors who got scurvy because they didn’t eat their greens. But here’s the reality: At the time I was a single guy living solo; I’d go to the grocery store and dutifully buy a plastic container of greens. That evening, I’d have some and then the next time I looked, the lovely fresh greens would be on their way to compost. Lucky for the chickens — there was no danger of them coming down with scurvy!

Byย Lee Bentley

I do know I’m supposed to eat greens…really I do. In the seventh grade, we were shown a movie about what happened to the British sailors who got scurvy because they didn’t eat their greens. But here’s the reality: At the time I was a single guy living solo; I’d go to the grocery store and dutifully buy a plastic container of greens. That evening, I’d have some and then the next time I looked, the lovely fresh greens would be on their way to compost. Lucky for the chickens โ€” there was no danger of them coming down with scurvy!

  • 30 April 2013
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