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Home Gardener’s

Weekly

Issue
No. 53

December
08, 2023

FRN "Eat like your life depends on it. Because it does."
Vegetable Heart

This Week’s Feature:
🥕 Food for Health Masterclass

We’re excited to invite you to the exclusive FREE Food For Health Masterclass hosted by renowned food movement leaders, John and Ocean Robbins, the father-son duo. If elevating your health, energy, and vitality is on your plan for 2024, you won’t want to miss this.

What You’ll Discover:

✔️ The Power of Food Choices: Dive into how making informed food decisions can dramatically uplift your health and wellness.
✔️ Myths & Truths: Navigate through the confusion surrounding healthy eating with clarity and confidence.
✔️10 Health-Boosting Insights: Receive practical, scientifically-backed tips for long-lasting health benefits.
✔️ Expert Guidance: Gain insights from John and Ocean Robbins, whose rich expertise and passion have inspired millions globally.

John and Ocean are unveiling powerful strategies that can significantly transform your life — all backed by science and all for free (for a limited time)!

Here’s to empowering your healthiest life!

Holiday Gift Guide

 🥬🥬 Growing Greens….in a closet?!

 Our community is full of creative, determined people like you who have made gardening part of their lifestyle…no matter what time of year it is and no matter what kind of space they have.

Shannon Closet Grower

Shannon, our friend from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been growing with us for several years. Today we are going to take a look at how she grows greens year-round…an indoor closet garden!

Shannon’s closet garden has made a huge impact on her life and her health. 💪

Learn about Shannon’s closet garden setup and Stacey’s tips for increasing yields indoors:

💜 Avoid mold, disease, and bugs with proper airflow
💜 How to get the most out of your lighting
💜 Fertilization for maximum health and harvest

Are you ready to get creative with your space and overcome obstacles so you can grow all year long? Watch your inbox next week for more creative growing ideas!

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Weekly Garden Tip

Rain barrels and other water lines and containers can develop biofilms (surface-associated microbial cells that are enclosed in an extracellular polymeric substance matrix) that are harmful to plant health. You can use food grade H₂O₂ to clean these biofilms out. H₂O₂ can also kill beneficial microbes, so replenishing the garden with a compost tea after using the H₂O₂ in lines that go directly to your garden is a good idea. NOTE: The Food Grade H₂O₂ label means that it is safe to use on surfaces that touch food. It DOES NOT imply that it is safe to consume.

✅ Free Resource: Stage 1 Water Checklist

Honing in on your water story can be one of the most challenging steps in gardening. WATER is the fifth step in the Circle of Awesome. To help you achieve success, discover the key pieces of knowledge you need to know in this week’s free resource about your plants to grow an abundant garden!

Be sure to look for another Stage 1 Checklist in next week’s newsletter!

Stage 1 Water E-Guide
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🛍 Product Feature: TRANSFORM

As a fellow plant lover, you likely look for plant-based supplements to support your health.

This time of year often sabotages our healthy eating goals so we wanted to share a product with you that may support your system. Especially given all those holiday parties happening this month.

GYOV CEO Denise Beins has been taking this product to support healthy blood sugar and glucose levels plus benefitting her metabolism.

This plant enzyme converts sugar to fiber 🤯 and is a game changer … as many as 1 out of every 3 people could benefit from this product.

(Available in US and Canada)

The seventh habit in the series of Habits of a Green Thumb Grower this week is all about outsourcing.

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What's Happening in Harvest Club

This month’s LIVE Q&A Garden Jam is Monday Dec. 11th 4-5:30 Pacific / 7-8:30 Eastern. LIVE Q&A with your garden guide Crystal and a Garden Jam HARVEST CLUB CELEBRATION. Celebrating you and your gardens! Link for the zoom call will be emailed to members directly.

 

Not a member of our garden membership Harvest Club? You can get a one-time complimentary two month membership with any of our courses. Harvest Club has tons of resources to help you thrive. Plus, you get access to ongoing garden support through email. Learn more here.

 BLOG: 🎁 The 2023 Gift Guide 🎁

Gift Guide 2023

‘Tis the season for giving!

And gardeners are natural givers. You already give back in so many ways…

🥗 With the food you share with your families
🪱 With the soil you keep healthy and renew for future crops
🌎 With the lessons we pass along to others about sustainability

Give a gift to yourself and your garden!

We’ve made it easy for you!
No wrapping, no shipping, and a gift that keeps giving!

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Dear Arti,

Question: How do I keep my zucchini plants producing all summer? They seem to dry up or stop producing fruit after a month. I was told not to water them too much. How much water and nutrients do they need? – Victoria

Answer: Hi Victoria, that’s a great question! I’m so glad you asked! Watering can take some time to hone in on so here are a few guidelines for you. As a general rule, the smaller the plant is, the more frequent and less thorough you water. This is because their roots are smaller and closer to the surface. As garden plants mature, you’ll water them less often but more thoroughly.

It is possible to overwater zucchini, but based on your note, it sounds like you might be underwatering them. If zucchini plants dry out too much between waterings, fruit production can be negatively impacted. Zucchini plants specifically need consistent watering throughout the season, and garden vegetables typically need 1-2” of water per week.

Hope that helps, Victoria!

 

🏡 In the GYOV Yarden

Yummy Roasted Squash (in the Air Fryer!)

GYOV CEO and Lifestyle Gardener Denise Beins is still enjoying her summer garden harvest with this delicata squash. Delicata squash has a thin, edible skin, making peeling unnecessary. It can be prepared as a side dish, as a ‘boat’ with added goodies in the hollowed out middle, or added to soups or a variety of dishes.

One of Denise’s favorite preparations is to roast the squash in her air fryer.

Here’s how:

✔️ Cut the squash in half, lengthwise
✔️ Slice each half into half inch slices
✔️ Toss slices with olive oil and salt*
✔️ Roast in air fryer or oven at 325℉ for about 20 minutes.
✔️ Turn slices after 10 minutes

….and then enjoy!

How are you enjoying your harvest? Please share with the GYOV community here.

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Squash Air Fryer

GYOV Ornaments!

Have you gotten your First Annual Grow Your Own Vegetables Ornament yet? Which type of ornament matches your tree—glass, acrylic, or ceramic? Once you have added your “Eat, Drink, & Be Rosemary” Ornament to your tree, be sure to share a picture in our Facebook Garden Adventure Group or tag us on Instagram @GrowYourOwnVegetablesOfficial.

Haven’t gotten yours yet? Find all three options in our ONLINE SHOP.

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On a lighter note…

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