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!
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…
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!
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 😉
There comes a time in every gardener’s life when you have zucchini growing out of your ears. If you’ve ever grown zucchini, you know: one day, they are just small green plants, the next thing you know, there are zucchini EVERYWHERE!
Check out my three favorite zucchini recipes. Kids love these recipes too. It’s a great way to have some family fun.
I mean, who doesn’t love a crunchy pickle?!
Stuck in a garden rut? Trying the same things over and over without seeing the results you’re looking for?
Maybe it’s time to try something new and find a new perspective.
Gardening is all about your mindset.
When you think you’re stuck… you really are stuck. So here’s one thing that will help you see new possibilities. It works every time.
Maybe you can relate… My home has three garden trowels and typically, NONE of them can be found. They get lost and we waste precious time hunting for our garden tools instead of gardening. Who’s great idea was it to make garden tools the same color as the Earth and the plants, anyway? They blend in so well, making them difficult to find!
I was fed up… a solution was long overdue. So, I shared four HACKS with my housemates and guess what? No more lost tools!
So a “HACK” is a new way of doing something that makes it easier, simpler, or faster and reduces frustration. Who knew we would need a hack to find our tools, but we did 😉
There are four types and you can use these strategies to solve just about any problem in your garden.
The 2nd annual Garden Hack Summit is here!
Airing July 25-28.
Discover tips and tricks from 13 visionary gardeners to help you put more homegrown harvests on your plate with less effort.
When we air LIVE, you’ll have a chance to get your questions answered, too.
Register here for all the details: https://gardenhacksummit.com
Join us for the fun. Did I mention we have garden prize giveaways from our sponsors over at the Grow Network, Seeds for Generations, and of course Grow Your Own Vegetables? Because we do!
Did you know your vegetable and herb plants can get stressed? Well, guess what happens to stressed out vegetable and herb plants in your garden… just like you, they are more susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and even pests! That’s no fun. So, let’s focus on less stress in the garden, because that means thriving vegetable and herb plants that produce MORE homegrown harvests.
One of the major ways that plants stress out is when they get too little water and ALSO when they get too much water!
So here’s my #1 gadget for all vegetable and herb gardeners to help you grow thriving vegetables that don’t stress out AND for more seasoned gardeners, you can use this gadget to optimize your harvests in terms of quantity and also flavor. This is why homegrown tastes best!
You may have heard the rumors about the NEW beta-membership program, called Harvest Club, that’s brewing over here at Grow Your Own Vegetables.
Whether you’re still trying to get started planting your garden or your garden is well underway, Harvest Club is the place for you to really move forward powerfully with weekly guidance.
We are dedicated to helping you grow more homegrown vegetables and herbs with less effort.
The first three months are a beta-phase and it’s all about connecting with a community of awesome gardeners and getting inspired so you can finally get your garden done. Today’s the day! Join me as a founding member of the new Harvest Club.
Founding Memberships are only available until midnight July 2. Register for monthly plan here: https://growyourownvegetables.org/harvest-club-monthly/ Or BEST deal… register for yearly plan here: https://growyourownvegetables.org/harvest-club-yearly/