This year has been a great year for gardening! I am always stressing the importance of eating organic food and time and time again I hear “It is just to expensive!” I agree, organic food does cost more, but often times you can find great deals from local farmers and from farmers markets.
One of the best ways to save money is to start growing your own organic food. When I reach out to people and advise them to grow their own organic food, many people don’t even know where to start. Well I am here to show you that growing organic food can be grown easily in very little space with minimal time, for real!
So I thought I would put together a FREE guide showing you the simple steps to starting and maintaining your own organic garden. This past year my focus was on giving you all the steps needed to be a successful gardener. This FREE complete guide is for beginners and seasoned gardeners…there is a lot of great information for everyone here. So here it is, your complete guide to growing your own organic food!
Your Guide To Growing Your Own Organic Food!
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Three Easy Steps To Follow When Planning Your Organic Garden! Follow these 3 important planning steps when you are ready to start your organic garden. Do not under estimate how important it is to find the right area for your garden. Does it have the right sunlight? Is it in a convenient spot, preferably near the house? Is it near a water source? These are some of the many questions you need to consider when planning your first garden.
Learn how to build your own raised bed for your future garden. When you are considering growing in existing soil or creating your own soil, it is important to consider all of your options. Starting out, raised beds might seem more expensive but in the long run, they are much more reasonable because you do not have to keep replacing the soil or spend your valuable time amending the soil each year. Usually I just add about 2 scoops of compost per square foot of my raised bed and I am in business for the next growing season.
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In this brief video, learn how to get a head start by growing your own seeds indoors. Generally speaking you need at least 8 weeks to sow the seeds indoors. In this video learn the quickest way to start your seeds so that you have healthy and vibrate plants when it is time to start planting outdoors. You also can save a lot of money by growing your own plants from seeds.
In this article, I explain how you can save quite a bit of money by growing your own plants. I team up with my neighbor and we split the cost and the responsibilities and create our own mini greenhouse. We create the perfect environment for healthy, thriving plants. Now between the two of us we have quite a bit of garden space so it makes sense for us. If you are just starting out and just have a few small beds, this step will be optional for you.
So above I show you how to put up an inexpensive greenhouse. Well in this post I show you how you can start planting in your garden up to 4 months early and for only $10! Wow, I know, and it is a super easy project to do and will take you only about 30 minutes to complete. Peak you interest? Read on…
Now that you have your plants well on their way, it is time to start thinking about soil and getting your garden ready for spring planting. If you already have a garden or you are just starting out, here is some great information to get you off on the right foot in the early spring. Remember, soil is one of the most important elements to a successful garden. Take care of your soil and it will take care of you!
Many seeds do best when sowed or planted directly into the soil. A few examples of these seeds would be sugar snap peas, beans, zucchini, and salad greens. They do not transplant well. In this article I will share with you how to read the back of the seeds packets and which information on the seed packets is important information for your success.
In this segment I will show you a short video showing you what to expect after one week of planting. This post shows you how easy gardening really is. Many people think that growing your own food is challenging. It is not, it really is quite easy. See how easy it is with this enticing post.
One of the most important elements that many people forget is the need to protect their gardens from hungry critters. I can remember the first year that I gardened and I was so excited to go out and try my first official harvest and was crushed to see that a bunny had it for breakfast earlier that morning. I quickly learned an effective way of keeping smaller critters out.
It is finally time to start putting plants into your garden. I know, a lot of steps happen before we actually can put our plants in but everything is set up just right to allow for a wonderful growing season. In this article, I show you the right way to split the root ball and properly transplant your plants into your garden. A little water and you will have your plants flourishing in no time!
Earlier we discussed protecting your plants from critters, well it is just as important to protect your plants from a frost or freezing temperatures. In this post I share with you 5 different ways to protect your plants. By this point, if you are like me, you might have a bond with you plants. When you start them from seed you spend weeks nurturing them into beautiful healthy plants. It is important to protect your hard work!
Typically many people think that when it is time to harvest your fruits and vegetables, you just go on out to your garden and pull the whole head of lettuce out of the ground. Sure this might have been what we did in the past, but I of course like to change things up when I can. Here is a simple technique that will have you enjoying your harvest for weeks rather than just at one meal.
Well a full growing season has come and gone. Here are the final steps to winterize your garden to get ready for next years gardening season. Before you know it spring will be here again and we will be back to getting our gardens ready for spring planting once again. Until next year…