Meet Gina the “Make it Happen” Gardener

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When you see someone who believes in the nourishment of a garden SO much that she buys a blackberry bush BEFORE she even has a yard, you just have to find out what happens next!

Meet Gina from California.  

Gina is busy! A doctor and a mother of two, she decided she was tired of her dreams of having a garden pass by year after year. She admits she thought it was going to be easy. She decided to just “wing it” and threw some seeds in the ground to see what would happen. But she ran into some challenges along the way, and was frustrated because the learning curve was steep!

Luckily, Gina started asking some really great questions in our Grow Your Own Vegetables community this year. And she found the right tools to make her feel confident in the garden. And her garden is really thriving… because she always finds a way to make it happen.

The Garden Journal That Can Get Wet Without Smudging

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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!

4 Types of Garden Hacks, PLUS Never Lose Your Garden Tools Again

Garden Hacks - Simplify routines

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.

Plus… join us for the Garden Hack Summit! It airs July 25-28. Here’s the link to claim your spot: https://GardenHackSummit.com