Growing the most nutrient-rich vegetables on the planet

Two essential garden factors produce nutrient-rich vegetables & herbs that nourish us and prevent chronic diseases. That’s what the Homegrown Revolution is all about!

Find out what they are and how to get it in your garden. In the video, you’ll also hear about the Food Revolution Summit.

Join me here: https://www.foodrevolutionsummit.org/?orid=125256&opid=287

Escape overwhelm in the vegetable garden… here’s how!

The growing season starts fast, and you want to get the most out of your garden. Overwhelm can creep in and keep you from getting things done in the garden and make you fall even MORE behind. What do you do?

There’s actually a gift hidden in garden overwhelm. Watch the video to find out.

Grow Your Own Greens: 5 Ways to put nutrient-rich food on your plate… FAST!

Micro-gardens are fast and easy and you can grow a whole lot of greens!

Discover 5 ways to grow nutrient-dense greens in a micro-garden… even if it’s winter or you don’t have any outdoor garden space.

And remember to grab your guide that goes along with this video: https://growyourownvegetables.org/5gr…

Why saving seeds maximizes harvests in the vegetable garden

With small, organic vegetable gardens, you want to pack in those plants to maximize yields.

Usually when I say yield it’s all about the harvest you can put on your plate. However, you may want to make some space for plants that are going to seed. While they take up space for a month or two… it’s worth it to keep them around!

Check out why…

Vegetable Garden Planting Schedule: What does “days to maturity” mean?

Three little words on seeds packets cause so many questions!

“Days to maturity” is an important concept when you’re planning your vegetable garden. You want to know when things will first be ready to harvest, as well as when that space will be free to grow something else. Here’s what days to maturity means for roots, greens and fruits.

Vegetable Garden Planting Schedule: What’s ready to harvest in 3 weeks?

I have a small growing space, so I’m always thinking about harvest speed. I want to know how quickly the first round of vegetables will be ready for harvest and make sure I have a continual supply of food for rest of the season. Here’s what I seeded indoors, transplanted and direct seeded outdoors 3 weeks ago and what it all looks like now.

Something I forgot to mention in the video is that those little baby lettuce seeds that were direct seeded outdoors… they are growing unusually slow because of low temperatures and only 4 hours of sunlight. Did you know that lettuce seeds will germinate in just 2-3 days at 75 F, but 7-10 days at 50 F (on average). That’s a big difference, right?! So you could speed up the process by covering your vegetable garden with plastic. Plastic could warm up the soil a good 20 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Doesn’t have to be fancy, you could re-cycle a clear plastic jar or tub you have lying around.

You don’t need seeds to grow your own herbs…

Want to fast track your herb garden? Growing rosemary from seed is a pain in the butt and takes forever. Do this instead. It’s a quick garden hack (literally). This works great for basil, sage, oregano, mint, lemon balm, tarragon, marjarom and scented geraniums too.

Depending on where you live, some herbs are perrenial and will grow back each year. Even in Brooklyn, sage, thyme, lavendar, mint and oregano would grow back each year. But rosemary never really made it. And softer plants like basil, parsley, dill, cilantro, had shorter life cycles so I planted lots of seeds.

I have to say… It was frustrating to NOT have rosemary in the spring. I liked a lot of it, and it could be expensive buying a dozen mature transplants. So about this time of year, I would start creating my own rosemary plants. Not from seed, though, because like I mentioned, that takes FOREVER!