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No. 60

January
26, 2024

Free 5-Day Plant-Based CHallenge

Free Resource:

🌱 Plant-Based Bootcamp for Beginners 🌱

Have you considered starting a plant-based diet but need help figuring out where to begin? Do you need help with all the conflicting information on how to do it right?

This is why we contacted Grow Your Own Vegetables friend Kim Murphy, who is a certified plant-based health coach, Amazon best-selling author, and founder of Simply Plant Based Kitchen, where she helps people transform their health through the power of whole plants.

This month, Kim is hosting the Plant Based Beginner’s Bootcamp, an INCREDIBLE 5-day challenge that we thought you would enjoy. It’s a great way to get started with a plant-based diet, and Kim’s offering it to the Grow Your Own Vegetables Community absolutely FREE!

During this challenge, which begins January 29th, you have access to daily masterclasses to learn the critical truths of how a plant-based diet helps you to improve your health and even lose weight. You also receive a complimentary Challenge Workbook and membership to a private Facebook group to speak with others considering a plant-based diet. There is also a daily live cooking demo so that you can see how easy and delicious this lifestyle can be. This bootcamp offers so many great tips for saving time, saving money, and making a plant-based diet simple and doable for almost anyone!

Free 5-Day Plant-Based CHallenge

👩🏽‍🌾 Best of Collection: Superfood Garden Summits! 👩🏽‍🌾

Asparagus with TrophyIt’s award season, and Grow Your Own Vegetables has our very own version that we call our “Best of Superfood Garden Collection.” We have a whole new collection for the 2024 awards, and these 20 videos are available for your viewing pleasure at a special price of $24!

Yes, the special price has been extended for one more week!

Thinking about starting a garden? Wanting to learn more to expand your garden? Curious about a new technique you’ve heard about? Or just looking for something to do during the snowy winter months? ❄️ These videos are for you!

Asparagus with TrophyIt’s award season, and Grow Your Own Vegetables has our very own version that we call our “Best of Superfood Garden Collection.” We have a whole new collection for the 2024 awards, and these 20 videos are available for your viewing pleasure at a special price of $24!

Yes, the special price has been extended for one more week!

Thinking about starting a garden? Wanting to learn more to expand your garden? Curious about a new technique you’ve heard about? Or just looking for something to do during the snowy winter months? ❄️ These videos are for you!

In the 2024 Best of Superfood Garden Collection, you’ll learn tips, tricks, and techniques about all of your favorite gardening topics AND new ideas you may not have thought of before.

Some of the biggest names in gardening are part of this collection. This is our red carpet event—but in overalls and boots! 🧑‍🌾

Superfood Garden Summit: Best of Collection
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Weekly Garden Tip

Be aware that most water softeners are made with sodium chloride and essentially cause the plants in your garden to die of thirst. The salt will also build up in your soil over time and make it difficult for future plants to grow. To reduce the salt levels as much as possible, dilute your water with rainwater. You can also use a reverse osmosis filter.

Free Resource: Top 15 Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein eBook

Lately, there seems to be a lot of conflicting messages about protein and how we need to get plenty of it or face protein deficiency. However, it’s hard to know what is real info and what is just hype to sell more protein-based products.

How much protein do we really need each day?

This question and more is answered in a GREAT free eBook—Top 15 Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein by Kim Murphy, founder of the Simply Plant Based Kitchen, and a certified Plant-Based Health Coach.

Kim explains how easy it is to get enough protein simply from eating whole plant food sources without having to rely on processed protein powders or supplements. She also talks about food combining and whether you need to do this at every meal. In addition, Kim shares several high-protein simple recipes that you can make with easy to find—and easy to grow—ingredients!

top 15 Best Plant-Based Protein ebook (free)

How I Grew $400 of Vegetables in 40 Days!

It doesn’t take much time, effort, or space to start growing your own vegetables. Find out how Grow Your Own Vegetables’ Master Garden Trainer Stacey Murphy grew over $400 worth of vegetables, herbs, and microgreens in just 40 Days in this week’s featured video.

Grow your own vegetables and save, which is demonstrated in the image by stacks of quarters into a jar full of quarters each with a small plant on top.

🙋‍♀️ BLOG 🙋‍♀️
Grow Your Own Vegetables
& Save Money

Rising grocery prices? Constant out of stock issues? Future economic uncertainty? All great reasons to start growing your own vegetables and herbs and cut down on your food expenses. It’s possible to save hundreds of dollars—or more!—on your yearly grocery bill. Find out more in this week’s featured blog article.

 2.5” x 2.5” x 3” Bootstrap Farmer’s Heavy Duty Tall Seed Starting Pots

🛍 Product Feature: Reusable Tall Seed Starting Pots

Ready to start planning for your next growing season? Thinking of starting your plants from seeds this year? Then these 2.5” x 2.5” x 3” Bootstrap Farmer’s Heavy Duty Tall Seed Starting Pots are a must have!

The pots are made in the USA, are BPA-free, and best of all—are reusable! In a single 1020 tray, you can fit 32 pots. It’s best to use the 32 cell insert tray with the 1020 shallow no-hole microgreen tray to allow for bottom watering.

Available in black, clear, or multi-color packs, the Bootstrap Farmer’s Heavy Duty Insert Pots will give your seed starting an upgrade this year!

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Dear Arti,

Question: When I made my compost pile, it included walnut leaves from my neighbors compost. Is there a remedy, or do I have to start over? – Louri W.

Answer: Hi, Louri! Thanks for your question!

First, you want to find out from your neighbors what kind of walnut. English walnut, butternut, pecan and the rest of the hickories all have small amounts of juglone, the chemical in walnuts that prevents many other plants from thriving. Black walnut trees are typically the ones that cause the most trouble, as they contain higher amounts of juglone.

You also want to consider what part of the plant went into your compost. In this case, you used the leaves, which don’t contain super high levels of the chemical. The fruit husks contain the highest concentrations of juglone. However, if you used a huge amount of leaves, that can cause a problem. However, if your percentage of the leaves make up a smaller portion of your compost, then you might be okay.

When in doubt, it’s always best to avoid adding materials that contain juglone, but if you feel the amount is minimal, you might try some of the compost in a small area of your garden first to make sure that it’s not going to negatively impact your plants. If you find it does, then you’ll want to replace the soil in that area. If your plants grow normally, then you won’t have wasted your compost. 🙂

 

🏡 In the GYOV Yarden

Microgreen Setup

Grow Your Own Vegetables Garden Trainer and Commercial Microgreens Grower Crystal Meserole shares an example of an indoor microgreen grow shelf. Notice how close the plants are to the fluorescent lights? This is the proper distance for most varieties to receive an adequate amount of light. A great tip is to paint the grow shelf white, which helps bounce even more light towards the plants.

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Garbage Garden

Garbage Gardens are a great way to get kids excited about gardening while also showing them that there is value in many things that we throw away!

👩🏽‍🌾 Garden Kids: Winter Garden Activity – Garbage Garden

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids this winter that is also garden educational? Create a Garbage Garden! There are a lot of different options for Garbage Gardens, but here are a few fun and easy options to try.

1. Create a Leafy Garden. Save the tops from root vegetables such as beets, carrots, or turnips. In a pie plate, fill the plate with some pebbles and add water to cover. Then place the tops on the pebbles in the water. Soon, your child will see that roots and feathery leaves will soon develop.

2. Grow an Avocado Plant: Remove the seed from a ripe avocado and allow it to dry for two days. Carefully peel off the brown skin from the seed. Plant in a container with 6” of potting mix. Keep soil moist and provide direct but not too bright sunlight.

3. Grow Your Own Vitamin C: Save seeds from citrus fruits. Rinse them in warm water and plant in pots at least 4” in size. Keep moist and provide lots of sunlight.

👩🏽‍🌾 Garden Kids: Winter Garden Activity – Garbage Garden

Garbage Garden

Garbage Gardens are a great way to get kids excited about gardening while also showing them that there is value in many things that we throw away!

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids this winter that is also garden educational? Create a Garbage Garden! There are a lot of different options for Garbage Gardens, but here are a few fun and easy options to try.

1. Create a Leafy Garden. Save the tops from root vegetables such as beets, carrots, or turnips. In a pie plate, fill the plate with some pebbles and add water to cover. Then place the tops on the pebbles in the water. Soon, your child will see that roots and feathery leaves will soon develop.

2. Grow an Avocado Plant: Remove the seed from a ripe avocado and allow it to dry for two days. Carefully peel off the brown skin from the seed. Plant in a container with 6” of potting mix. Keep soil moist and provide direct but not too bright sunlight.

3. Grow Your Own Vitamin C: Save seeds from citrus fruits. Rinse them in warm water and plant in pots at least 4” in size. Keep moist and provide lots of sunlight.

Garden Events for You!

Free 5 Day Plant-Based Challenge

SUMMIT REPLAY:
Thrive Summit Replay Weekend

WHO: Brian Vaszily

WHEN: January 26 – 28, 2024

WHAT: The Live Long & Thrive Summit may be over, but if you missed it, there is still a chance to watch it all!

Even though over 240,000 people signed up for this amazing online event, the host and speakers wish to ensure that all who want to see it can.

A full replay of the summit is available to view this upcoming weekend—and it’s still absolutely FREE!

If you or anyone you know are committed to live longer while looking and feeling their best as well as avoiding and possibly even overcoming disease, then don’t miss this second once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch the Live Long & Thrive Summit!

The Joyful Gardener Event

EARLY REGISTRATION:
Joyful Gardener Docuseries

WHO: Grow Your Own Vegetables

WHEN: February 20-27, 2024 !

WHAT: The Joyful Gardener Docuseries was created because there has never been a more important time than NOW to focus on what makes you happy.

The last few years, the population has experienced a rise in stress levels. You cannot always control what goes on in the world around you, but you can choose to experience as much inner peace as possible.

Simple, daily habits can result in more JOY everyday…and this includes gardening!

During this upcoming complimentary event, discover the secrets to a successful garden, the multiple benefits, and most importantly, the JOY of gardening!

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HARVEST CLUB

This past Wednesday, we had a Garden Jam LIVE Q&A. PLUS we released a Training with Master Garden Trainer Stacey Murphy entitled Masterclass: 3 Scientifically Proven Strategies for an Abundant Vegetable and Herb Garden Any Time of Year. 

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.

On a lighter note…

Cartoon: Person dreaming of their garden while looking at a snow covered yard

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