This Week’s Feature:
🎁 The GYOV Gift Guide!
We have a special treat to share with you that we created just for YOU! Well, us along with help from some special garden elves.
It’s our 2023 Holiday Garden Gift Guide!
This year’s guide is better AND bigger than ever!
The guide contains 20 pages of great holiday gifts for all your garden-loving friends and family—or YOU!
Find garden beautification items, garden essentials, and some great garden options to be able to garden all year-round! Let us know what your favorite items are! We’ve marked ours in the guide as “Staff Picks!”
Weekly Garden Tip
It’s okay to pick cayenne peppers when they are green. Just know if you pick your peppers before they are ripe, they will most likely not offer the same heat that their ripe counterparts offer. As hot peppers mature, the level of heat intensifies. 🌶🌶🌶
✅ Free Resource: Easy-to-Grow Microgreens!
Are our Northern Hemisphere gardeners missing fresh greens now that the weather has gotten colder? What about our Southern Hemisphere gardeners—too hot or not enough room to grow all the fresh greens you want? Start growing microgreens!
Microgreens are grown easily, fast, and almost anywhere with minimal supplies and time. Commercial Microgreen Grower and Garden Instructor Crystal Meserole shares her personal microgreens seeding information for over 20 different varieties of microgreens in this week’s free resource.
Want to learn more about growing microgreens? Check out the information about our Grow Microgreens Anywhere Micro Course (taught by Crystal) in this week’s newsletter.
Download your complimentary Microgreens Seeding Chart to learn some of Crystal’s microgreen tips and tricks.
What's Happening in Harvest Club
This month’s Harvest Today newsletter focuses on the top crops with the highest water content for all you juice lovers! Also, learn about seed stratification methods, a brief history of horticulture therapy, discover an overlooked garden protector, and more. All inside your Harvest Club portal.
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: 🗓️ Extend Your Growing Season
There are people who live in climates where it’s freezing much of the year, but they have found ways to successfully grow during much of that time. It takes a little time and infrastructure, but you definitely can have fresh food throughout the cold months. The answer? Season extensions!
What are season extensions? Read this week’s feature blog article to find out what they are as well as the different options that exist so that you, too, can extend your season and grow fresh food—no matter the weather!
🏡 In the GYOV Yarden
As the weather cools, GYOV CEO and Lifestyle Gardener Denise Beins is doing some pruning to make way for the new season’s growth! She has cut back about a third of the old growth on her lavender plant. On the right is a picture of the same lavender plant during the summer. The bees love this plant! 🐝 Denise likes to use the Corona pruners because they fit her hand well and are easy to use.
Just for Fun!
Last week, we tested your vegetable knowledge. How many of you were able to identify all 45 vegetables? This week is about knowing your fruits from your vegetables. We all know that a tomato is actually a fruit, but what other fruits have been masquerading as a vegetable? Take the quiz and see if you know!
Let us know which answer surprised you the most in our Facebook Garden Adventure Group.
Herbal Holiday Recipes eBook
Holiday parties coming up? Bring something full of lots of herbs! 🌿
Grow Your Own Vegetables’ friend Kami McBride is sharing some of her favorite herbal holiday season recipes that are delicious, full of antimicrobial herbs, and will help keep you healthy during the holidays.
This free eBook includes herbal recipes for:
- • appetizers
- • drinks
- • and desserts! 🍰
Download your copy and make an herbal splash at your next holiday gathering!
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