It’s that time again! Although it’s essentially been the “winter to end all winters” up here in the frigid North Country, I keep catching whispers of Spring…which means it’s time to start thinking about seed starting! Our garden was a bit of a disappointment last year (despite our best efforts), so for this season we’ll be trying out some new tactics: More starter plants, more raised beds and Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, both in the garden and in containers.
I’ve been interested in trying Organic Choice for a while, and was planning on picking some up at Home Depot or Lowes before I was contacted to do a review. The line is described as “natural and organic” with the Potting Soil “continuously feed[ing] for up to 2 months.” How could a Green(ish) Girl like me not give it a try?
In the interest of fast results (and to test that 2-month, “continuous feeding” bit), I’ll be creating My Own Lil’ Garden using indoor containers, and the Potting Soil. When I say “my own,” I mean I’ll be planting things that Butch (aka, King of the Outdoor Garden) refuses to plant – specifically, Spring radishes and cilantro.
A strange combo, you say? You would think so, until discovering that there is in fact a recipe for Mango-Radish Salsa from Eating Well (mango salsa also being despised by Butch and adored by moi):
Makes: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
- 3 cups diced mango, (about 2 large)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup diced radishes, (about 1 bunch)
- Toss mangoes, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a bowl.
- Stir in radishes just before serving.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Stir in the radishes just before serving.
Per serving: 43 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 80 mg sodium; 135 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value)
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 fruit
I am beyond excited to try this out! Starting with environmentally-friendly potting soil, producing natural, homegrown ingredients, and ending with a delicious nosh that’s MINE ALL MINE!