Looking for a last minute gifts? Here’s an unusual idea…

In my experience fresh food really CAN be contagious… but jumping up and down waving fresh kale in people’s faces doesn’t really help people feel the joy of fresh food for themselves. That joy usually starts when someone experiences fresh-off-the-vine crisp flavors… and then the curiosity builds and they eat more… until eventually, they are hooked! And if they grow the food themselves, it usually speeds up the process. 😉

That’s what happened with me… I wasn’t always a garden fanatic.  It all started when my health took a mysterious downturn.

Watch this video to find out why and to discover a gift that could change the lives of your loved ones forever.

Long-term health and vitality is the best gift to give all the young people in your life.

So here’s a special last minute gift idea:

Give the gift of green this holiday season!

Enroll someone special in the online How to Grow $400 Worth of Vegetables & Herbs in 40 Days class right now. You’ll not only get 50% OFF, you’ll get to join the class, too… free of charge!

Class is just $97 now (for the both of you).

You’ll have so much fun growing together! 🙂

This class walks you through 40 days of growing step-by-step. And because it’s indoor AND outdoor growing, it works in dorm rooms too!

This class empowers your loved ones with life lessons that contribute to their long-term health and happiness. What’s a better gift that THAT!?!

And… it’s all online, which many young people love!

The Garden Journal That Can Get Wet Without Smudging

Have you ever noticed the big flaw with bringing important garden notes on paper outside as you work? Maybe you are writing down how much you harvested, or your soil fertility plan, or maybe you want to journal and draw your plants…Whatever it is, bringing paper into the garden is always a challenge with all the water and dirt. One minute you’re writing an important note, the next, your ink is smeared and your paper is wet and dirty.

Here at Grow Your Own Vegetables, we know that great record keeping is the key to improving your yields year after year. So Crystal tested out this cool waterproof journal for all of us.

We thought it would be a great gift idea for gardeners (and anyone else who journals outside, too)! But does it really work? Find out in this video review…

Grab your Stone Paper Notebook and don’t forget the Erasable Gel Pen that makes your journal not only waterproof but re-usable too!

And don’t forget to check out all the fun cool items in our Holiday Gift Guide!

One Simple Garden Tool that Makes Harvesting Five Times Faster!

Did you know that you will spend 40% of your time in the garden harvesting?! So anything you can do to speed up the harvest of your vegetables and herbs makes gardening a whole lot easier. And that means more fresh food to nourish you and your loved ones.

This one simple gadget cut my time from harvest to table from five minutes down to one minute.

What if every harvest was five times faster? Want one of these for yourself, grab it here: https://amzn.to/2ScD3t0

3 Tips to Inspire Kids to Love Nature & Enjoy Fresh Vegetables

Think about the young people in your life… what are their favorite foods?

Vegetables and chocolate?  Those have always been my two favorite foods since forever 😉

That’s great news, because vegetables ward off chronic diseases and nourish you for long-term vitality. And that’s why loving vegetable is a great legacy to pass on to the young ones in your life. When you inspire great eating habits in kids, you set up your young ones for a life of health and well-being. But how do you get kids excited about fresh food?

Check out these three simple things my parents did to make me the vegetable lover I am today and why they can work for you too.

3 Tips to Maximize Harvests & Simplify Your Garden Routine

If you feel like your garden is a little out of control sometimes… Like you’re running around mid-season, winging it, not sure what to plant next and chasing pests and diseases… You are not alone. You know what helps? A good plan!

Check out this video! You’ll discover how to stay on track with a good plan. Know exactly what you’re going to plant, where, and when so that you can relax and enjoy the growing season. And the best part… NOW’s the time to create a garden plan for the whole year (no matter when your growing season begins).

You’ll hear about a special opportunity in the video. I mention registration for class at the end of this video… here’s that link! — https://growyourownvegetables.org/cropplan/ 

Growing Basil & Avocados: A Tale of Two Plants

Every single plant you decide to grow can make a huge difference in your life.

How about $1,000 in groceries per year from just ONE garden pot? It’s all about choosing the right varieties for your strategy and goals… That’s what makes growing food WORTH IT! So just how much of a difference can choosing the right plant make for you in a single year? Check it out in the video below!

P.S. And… discover an unexpected secret to making awesome pesto.

#1 Secret to a MORE Resilient Vegetable Garden

If you’ve ever lost vegetable plants to a pest or fought a voracious weed in the garden, then you’ve experienced firsthand how tenacious nature can be… Well, here’s the thing: Your vegetable and herb plants are just as resilient and persistent as all the pests, weeds, and diseases out there. It may not feel or seem that way at times, but they are!

Oftentimes, even a crop that appears decimated, can recover just fine. But what if you thought your whole crop was decimated when it really was okay? You could lose a perfectly good harvest! 🙁

Check out this video where one of my Harvest Club students thought she lost her whole crop and would have lost a ton of food before she discovered the truth.

Plus, holy kale!
Check out what I found on my microphone during the making of this video! 

Growing Vegetables & Herbs in Different Climates Around the World

You’ve probably heard that vegetables and herbs thrive in an “ideal” temperature range of 50-85 F (10-30 C). Did you notice how narrow that IDEAL range is? How many places on Earth stay in that IDEAL range? The good news is that you don’t have to live in IDEAL conditions to grow lots of food. Phew, what a relief!

Great growing conditions helps your garden grow A LOT, but there’s always a way… Your climate really IS perfect for growing vegetables. These three students show you what’s possible…

How much fresh salad can you grow in 42 days?

Did you know that fresh salad from the garden tastes SWEETEST in the spring and in the fall?

Well, more accurately, your salad greens and root vegetables (like carrots) taste sweeter the COLDER it is outside when you harvest. That’s because the carrot is protecting itself from the cold. It wants to survive. So it stores extra sugars to protect its cells from forming ice crystals. And that sugar storage prevents those cells from rupturing during cold frosts. Isn’t that cool?! Your plants are so smart 😉 And lucky for us, that makes them TASTE BETTER, too!

So now’s the time to grow those salad greens and carrots.  Wonder how much salad you can grow in the next 42 days… Check out an inspiring story from one of my students, Carolyn!

Micro-green Garden… indoors, fast, & DELICIOUS!

Do you secretly wish you had more TIME to grow your own vegetables and herbs? Or maybe you want more SPACE to grow your own food?

Check out two of my students who are are busting both those myths that you need a lot of time and space to enjoy homegrown food… It’s just not true!

Do you have a closet and a couple minutes each day? You could be growing a non-stop supply of greens 😉