Home Gardener’s


No. 63

16, 2024

First steps eguide

Free Resource:

🌿 Your First Steps to Grow Organic Vegetables eGuide

Are you a Garden Activist? Garden Ninja? Garden Chef?

Not sure what we are talking about! 🤨

Gardening is about more than just the plants that you grow. Gardening is about YOU…YOUR goals…YOUR values…YOUR desired results!

That is why we created Your First Step to Grow ORGANIC Vegetables eGuide. This FREE eGuide is designed to help you discover your garden personality and inner Garden Hero!

When you set garden goals based on your current values, you create a clear vision and a path to achieve those goals. Once you understand your garden personality, you’ll find that plants magically grow all around you.

Download the FREE eGuide below to find out what type of gardener you are. And bonus, there are cute vegetable characters to go along with each personality!

First steps eguide

👩🏽‍🌾 The Joyful Gardener Docuseries – Starts Soon! 👩🏽‍🌾

Do you know what time it is?

It’s almost time for the 2024 Joyful Gardener Docuseries! We look forward to this event every year because it’s packed full of garden tips and advice, AND these tips are designed to ensure you experience lots of JOY while gardening, too!

The 8-day event begins next Tuesday, February 20th. Have you reserved your spot? If not, don’t worry—it’s not too late! We still have space available.

Not sure what it is all about? Well, here’s some info…

This complimentary 8-Day Online Event occurs February 20th – 27th and shows you how to grow the FRESHEST, most nutrient-rich foods right at home AND experience the wonderful JOY of gardening at the same time.

Did you realize that what we all know as the modern supermarket has only been around for about 100 years in America? Have you ever wondered where everyone got their food before that? They grew it, of course! And America is experiencing a moment of going back to our garden roots! 🤭

Grow Your Own Vegetables’ mission is to provide everyone that wants to grow their own food with the information and tools to do so—no matter on what scale! And we not only want you to be able to grow all the fresh healthy food that you want to eat, but we want you to have fun while you’re doing it, experiencing the wonderful JOY that is gardening. That is why we created the Joyful Gardener Docuseries.

Each day’s video is packed full of useful garden information and inspiration and is available for viewing for 24 hours. That means you can watch each day when it is convenient for YOU!

So, what are you waiting for? Register today and find your JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY down in the dirt!

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Maximize Your Garden’s Potential with Sunlight

A woman with outstretched hands enjoying the sunlight

A thriving garden is not just about the seeds that you plant or the soil you use. It’s also about harnessing the power of sunlight. Sunlight plays a crucial role in nurturing your garden. It’s not enough for a growing space to “seem” sunny. This week’s featured blog discusses the importance of understanding this key element in your journey towards a successful vegetable garden space.

Case Study: Sue’s Garden Joy!

Sue, one of our Grow Your Own Vegetables gardeners, shares the garden lessons that she has learned over the years with us as well as about finding her garden joy!

Would you like to share your garden joy with our viewers? We would love to add a case study of your garden to our video library. Email support@growyourownvegetables.org to start the process.

🛍 Product Feature: Joyful Gardener T-Shirt

Are you ready for a gardening season full of JOY? Why not shout it from the rooftops?

Or how about a 2024 Joyful Gardener T-Shirt proclaiming that you have “found the JOY, JOY JOY, JOY down in the dirt?”

Our new T-shirt features a two-sided design and is soft and lightweight, making it a great option to wear outside in the garden or while out picking up your gardening supplies. The front features an emblem design with the phrase “Joyful Gardener” repeated in a circle and “2024” in the center. The back shouts “I Found The JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY Down In The Dirt!” with planted vegetables.

The Unisex Tee is available in Natural and Heather Irish Green in a variety of sizes in the Grow Your Own Vegetables Shop.

Get yours today and help spread the JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY of gardening!

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Dear Arti,

Question: My tomatoes are plentiful but staying green. Help! – Annette

Answer: Hi, Annette! That’s a great question!

The two most common reasons this happens is sunlight and temperature. Tomatoes need a minimum of SIX HOURS OF FULL SUN without any shade at all to ripen well. If you don’t have enough sunlight, your tomatoes will stay green for longer. And eight hours of FULL sun is more ideal. For temperatures, 68-77°F is the ideal temperature range for tomato ripening. If it’s outside this range, they will still ripen but might take longer.

I hope that helps, Annette!

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What's Happening in Harvest Club

This past Monday, we had the first February Garden Jam LIVE Q&A.

If you weren’t able to join us live, click HERE to watch the replay!


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.

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