ENVIRONMENT
05/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Send Us Photos Of Your Kitchen Gardens!

'Tis the season! Whether you signed up for free kitchen garden seeds on Earth Day or whether you've been working on your plants indoors to transplant outside, we want to see 'em!

Send your kitchen garden photos to greensubmissions@huffingtonpost.com -- ideal photo size is 600 x 400 or a bit larger. Send us one or two of your best photos and a brief description of what you're growing, how long you've been doing it and where you live.

HUH? WHAT'S A KITCHEN GARDEN?

A kitchen garden is a garden that grows food for your family to eat. People have been doing it for a long time -- it was particularly popular during World War I and during World War II, when food was more scarce and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt planted what was then called a "Victory Garden."

But it doesn't have to be done just in wartime! Kitchen gardens save families lots of money and cut down on the huge carbon footprint created by the way we eat. (Just think about how far your Florida oranges, Georgia peaches or Washington apples must travel, for example.)

Now, First Lady Michelle Obama has taken the initiative and planted a kitchen garden at the White House. Here are a few tips to get you on the same track as Michelle! And here are some more tips from a great book about starting your kitchen garden if you don't have much space. Everybody's doing it!