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
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.
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…
Have you ever wondered where all the big garden breakthroughs come from?
How do best practices become *BEST* practices? It’s probably not what you think. I’ll give you a hint… master gardeners have a lot to learn from beginners!
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…
I went out in my PJs today to harvest romaine, pac choi, mustard green, fennel, celery, and basil… all from a couple square feet of growing space. Join me for my Grow Your Own Vegetables course and you too could be harvesting fresh meals from your garden. https://GrowYourOwnVegetables.org/spr…
“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.
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.
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!
Some plants are so easy: Hot or cold doesn’t matter. Pests aren’t interested. They are flavorful as babies or more mature. And they just keep growing and growing.