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Home Gardener’s

Weekly

Issue
No. 68

March
22, 2024

The Need to Grow. Watch Free for a Limited Time. Image of a plant beginning to sprout.

Free Film: The Need to Grow

We are at a vital crossroads in the world. Industrial agriculture has become one of the most destructive forces on the planet—eroding the soil of vital nutrients and contaminating our food and bodies with pesticides.

This is why Grow Your Own Vegetables and our friends at Food Revolution Network find the message about a few brave innovators fighting for change an important one to share.

The Need to Grow is a film about environmental solutions that gives the world hope. It highlights the stories of these innovators with a focus on soil, food, and the future of our species.

Thanks to our friends at Food Revolution Network, the Grow Your Own Vegetables Community is invited to the limited free screening of this documentary happening now.

Please take the time to view this important film because change happens when people know the truth!

The Need to Grow. Watch Free for a Limited Time. Image of a plant beginning to sprout.

🪴 The Container Gardening Micro Course! 🪴

Container gardening allows you to garden—no matter your available space—no matter if indoors or out—no matter what that space may be!

The Container Gardening Micro Course takes your container garden to the next level by teaching you those next steps. This resource-rich micro course teaches the tips and tricks that you need to grow bountiful harvests in a very small space.

And for a limited time, learn how to accomplish this with the Container Gardening Micro Course at a special price. Whether you are growing indoors or out, you can reap abundant benefits from container gardening!

Inside this course, you learn:

✔️ How to garden anywhere, no matter how much—or little—space you have
✔️ How to increase your growing space outdoors in the same square footage
✔️ How to grow indoors if you do not have available outdoor space
✔️ How start your own seeds
✔️ How to extend your growing season
✔️ How to optimize your available sunlight

Even if you do not have a lot of space, you can grow your own fresh delicious food!

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What's Happening in Harvest Club

This past Monday, we released your Bulbing Onion Guide. This Monday, check out a special presentation by Stacey Murphy on Adding Flowers in Your Vegetable Garden.

Our next LIVE Garden Jam Q&A is on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time.

 

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
Benefits of Container Gardening: Grow in Limited Space

Benefits of Container Gardening

One of the primary advantages of container gardening is its ability to maximize space. With containers, you can transform any corner, nook, or cranny into a vibrant oasis of fresh vegetables and herbs. This week’s featured blog shares the many benefits of gardening with containers.

Watering Your Container Garden

Watering containers can be tricky. They are easy to overwater or underwater. This week’s featured video offers some great tips to help you water your container garden correctly to produce beautiful and delicious vegetables.

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Weekly Garden Tip

When you are starting seeds, taking the time to set up the environment correctly is going to save you a ton of frustration. When you have done this first step, growing seedlings feels effortless!

Free Resource

Containers for Growing

Not all containers are created equal—or are food safe! That’s where this week’s free resource comes in. The Container Gardening Material eGuide helps you to select the correct container for your needs as well as ensure you are using a container that won’t add unwanted particles to your fresh food.

Free Resource: Container Gardening Materials and Safety
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Product Feature: RailScape Plant Clips

The RailScape Plant Clips quickly and easily turn your railing—inside or out—into a floating vertical garden. They are tool-free and super easy to install. In addition, they are also wind-resistant, forward tilt-proof, and rust-resistant, making these clips a perfect solution to garden on a small balcony.

With two different size options, the RailScape Plant Clips work on metal, wood, or vinyl rail posts. The clips are capable of supporting up to 15 lbs at any elevation (up to 25 lbs at the foot of the railing) and hold pots that are 9-10” in width. Turn any railing in your home into a beautiful healthy vegetable or herb container garden with the RailScape Plant Clips.

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Dear Arti:

Question: I apparently have raccoons eating my corn. How can I stop them from getting to the pumpkins? – Kirsten

Answer: Hi, Kirsten!

Raccoons are not only super destructive; they’re also really smart! Some people are able to deter them with motion sensor sprinklers. However, if you choose this option, be sure the water isn’t spraying on the leaves of your garden plants.

Raccoons are known to love corn, so they may not be interested in the pumpkins. It depends on what else is available to them. If they are offered something more enticing, they might choose that and leave your pumpkins alone.While you can try deterring the raccoons, the only sure way to keep raccoons and other small animals out is to enclose the garden entirely—ceiling included! This can be a pretty hefty investment, so it’s usually only an option for long-term growers only.

I hope that helps! Good luck!

 

🏡 In the GYOV Garden

This will be GYOV CEO and Lifestyle Gardener Denise Beins has been doing some spring cleaning!

Weeds settled into some of her garden beds over the winter, but it’s time to make way for plants. Do you see the happy worm that woke from his winter’s nap as the weeds were being cleared out?

According to Denise’s friend, “There is no such thing as weeds. They are just plants growing in the wrong place.” However, we don’t know that poison hemlock or thistles are meant to grow anywhere! 🤨

"There is no such thing as weeds. They are just plants growing in the wrong place."
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Garden Events for You!

LIVE Q&A 3/25/24

LIVE Q&A:
Ask Your Garden Questions!

WHO: Grow Your Own Vegetables!

WHEN: March 25, 2024 @1pm Pacific Time / 4pm Eastern Time

WHAT: We are hosting a LIVE Q&A for Joyful Gardener Docuseries attendees to ask YOUR specific garden questions. Mark your calendar for this LIVE event and get your questions ready.

Submit your questions ahead of time to ensure that they are covered during the event.  Don’t be shy! Questions are how we all learn! More often than not, there is someone else that wants to ask the same question and will benefit from hearing the answer. Also, if you cannot make the live event, there will be a replay. So, you can still hear the answer to your question.

Add this Event to Your Calendar Here!

Eat Smart.Live Fully. Vegan Masterclass.

FREE MASTERCLASS:
The Ultimate Vegan

WHO: Veg Health

WHEN: April 2-4

WHAT: The Ultimate Vegan 3-Day Masterclass cuts through all the misinformation and confusion surrounding a plant-based life to KNOW about what’s best to grow for your health in order for a healthy and happy vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

The topics include:

🌿 Tips to Improve Your Gut Health
🌿 3 Common Mistakes Vegans Make
🌿 Natural Immunity Secrets
🌿 Nutritional Secrets for Depression and Anxiety
🌿 What Not to Eat as a Vegan
🌿 Detecting and Dodging Deficiencies
🌿 Tips for Growing Your Own Food—a presentation by GYOV Master Garden Instructor Stacey Murphy

As a gardener, you know that greens are key to a healthy diet. The Ultimate Vegan Masterclass helps you to better understand how.

Self-Sufficient Living Bundle

RESOURCE BUNDLE:
Self-Sufficient Living

WHO: Impact Bundles

WHEN: Available Until March 24th

WHAT: The Self-Sufficient Living Bundle is a collection of 100+ high-quality eBooks, courses, and guides. Within this bundle, there is something for everyone.

Titles include:

✅ Homesteading From Scratch
✅ Starting a Herbal Tea Garden
✅ Raised Garden Beds Build
✅ Easy Homemade Body Products
✅ Art of Apartment Gardening
✅ Dye with Local Plants
✅ Natural Health for Dogs
✅ Backyard Beekeeping Guide
✅ Trellis Gardening

🌟BONUS 🌟 Grow Your Own Vegetables has included our Garden Freedom Micro Course as part of the Self-Sufficient Living Bundle.

If you have ever considered purchasing this course, which is normally $97, you can have it PLUS 100 other items for only $50. The Self-Sufficient Living Bundlethe best resource to help you reach a life self-sufficiency on your own terms!

👩🏽‍🌾 Garden Kids: Coloring and Activity Book

Coloring Book

Looking for something for your kids to do over their upcoming Spring Break?

Download our free Grow Your Own Vegetables KIDS Coloring and Activity Book. 

🎉 Just for Fun!

Below is the answer key to last week’s word search puzzle.

Did you enjoy the puzzle? If so, reply to the newsletter email and let us know that you would like to see more of them.

If you missed it, don’t worry! You can find last week’s newsletter HERE to print it out and enjoy!

Gardening Word Search Puzzle
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