As with my 101+ Dehydrating & 101+Canning posts, here is a new 101+ Gardening Tips & Ideas package to help you get ready for gardening season!
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101+ Gardening Tips & Ideas
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Growing Your Own Food but Were Afraid to Ask
Square Foot Gardening Mistakes – learn from ours first!
The New Square Foot Garden – save time and money when you’re growing in small spaces or use to help organize your way through the garden and rotate crops for regular folk!
Planning & Methods
How to Build and Plant a Square Foot Garden
Planning Your Spring Garden
Building a Seed Growing Rack on the Cheap
The Dirty Truth About Composting
How to Grow
Be aware that crop specific tutorials may be effected by where you live, the drought conditions, and heartiness. Use these only as a general guide on how to plant raise and harvest, but check into your local growing zones and soil conditions for properly growing them in your area. There are also hundreds of varieties of vegetables and fruits to grow. I am including a basic selection for beginning gardeners.
Carrots (for those of you in hard or clay soils, or not a ton of gardening space, growing carrots in containers is a great option)
Not only is organic gardening better for your health, it’s how man gardened for centuries until the advent of petro-chemical fertilizers and pest repellants. Get back to The Natural Way!
Pests & Weeds & Beneficials
Garrett Juice (for fertilizer and pest control)
How to Preserve Your Garden Bounty
Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.
She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.
Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).
Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.
Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.
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