Are you ready to get started on your next garden?
Fall is here and Spring is right around the corner.
We started with Grow A Victory Garden. Now we're going to talk about the HOW to grow and WHAT to grow.
|My Raised Bed Garden|
First, I asked my customers "What is your advice to a new gardener?" They answered:
"Beginner gardeners should start small and research the best planting seasons for their region."
That's why I offer a free e-newsletter sign-up and a 2014 Planting Guide by Region
"Soak your seeds first!"
This is one of the tips I share at the farmers market and it works!
"Don't feel like you have to plant a whole acre of veggies, it could be overwhelming. Start with a couple varieties that sound tasty"
This is excellent advice! Often times people become discouraged because their first garden didn't turn out they way they had expected. Starting small means less work overall and it's a bit easier to manage. Once you figure out which varieties worked for your area it is easy to expand the next time around.
You might also check out Top 10 Crops with Companion Plants. This is a way to plant other beneficial plants, herbs and flowers around your primary crop in order to deter "bad bugs" and attract "good bugs."
|AMARANTH adds color to the garden. The Leaves and Seeds are edible.|
My Top 10 Crops include:
Start with planning your area. If you have a small space, use the Square Foot Garden method.
Basics of Square Foot Gardening
Building a Raised Bed Garden in Minutes
Choosing Plant Varieties for a Raised Bed Garden
Even if you have a large area to grow, use the Square Foot Garden method or plant in Rows.
|Delicious Amana's Orange Tomato|
We just published our October Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region
Last but certainly not least, GROW what you and your family LIKE to eat. I don't grow butternut squash because my husband does not eat it. I love Radish so I planted 3 different varieties. I love Tomatoes so I planted 2 different varieties. Swiss Chard, Kale, Lettuce and Spinach are all EASY varieties to grow and are very nutritious. We only plant Heirloom, Non-GMO seeds from Mary's Heirloom Seeds. This will insure the healthiest garden from seed to harvest!
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