Regardless of what brings you to this wonderful age-old tradition and activity, gardening offers something for everyone. For others, it is a means of making the family budget work, with some additional fresh produce to bring the bounty of nature to the tables and plates of a needy family wanting to live healthier lives.
If you do have some space in your backyard to dedicate to small vegetable gardening patch, make the most of it this season and recapture some of the lost traditions and proud home-making crafts and hobbies of times and eras past and long gone, when people lived simpler, less hectic lives.
Experience creating something unique with the help of Mother Nature that you can eat, relish and enjoy!Back to simpler times and simple methods. Some gardening tools might have changed throughout the ages, but certainly the tilling and toiling, digging, preparing, seeding, watering, weeding, trimming and gardening per se have not! For the most part, we seed, plant, water, weed and pick in the same fashion as we have always done.
For many it still makes sense to save money by planting, growing, cultivating, caring for, sharing and enjoying the fruits (and vegetables!) of their hands and labor. A task and labor of love require patience and persistence.Not only are you saving money when planting and harvesting your veggies and fruits at home, you know that they are organic for the most part.
When ripe and picked, they are at the peak of their freshness and perfection and not stuck being imported, transported, chilled and somewhat wilted, stuck on a shelf for a day or two, by the time you get to bring them home from the grocer or big-box store!
Here are just some of the highlights that you will master as you go along. In this e-book you will learn
- How to make sense of picking your perfect location, soil-mixture, texture, drainage and feeding, tilling and toiling How to master picking what you will be seeding this patch with and what veggies/fruits to plant where
- How to deal with rows to dig and seeds that need to be planted
- How to handle or choose between (i) different types of seeds, for different soils, conditions, exposure and geographical locations, (ii) tools of the trade, (iii) planting and transplanting small seedlings (iv) feeding the soil and caring for your plants.
- How vegetable gardening does not necessarily have to require more backbreaking hours of work. Not working harder, just smarter is what is required.
- How preparing and planning well are the keys to success. Paying attention to basic, gardening and vegetable care fundamentals will make all the difference for your backyard vegetable patch and home-grown produce.
- How some vegetable gardening aides and guidelines can help and assist you in making your veggie patch an extremely successful endeavor.
- How adhering to a deliberate planting plan and schedule, sticking to a so-called planting table, using a check list tracking and keeping a garden record can all help you be successful as an avid backyard veggie/fruit grower
…and much, much more.
- Increase your odds of success in your very own backyard vegetable garden and produce patch. Despite lots of hard work and somewhat complex tasks (at first), eventually becoming so simple, second nature and such a joy!
Learn everything that there is to know about:
- What to plant, where and when and the different types of planting methods, depth, care and maintenance for root-type veggies, leaf-type veggies and ‘fruits’
- How to prepare and enrich soil and the vegetable patch itself (layout, care, watering, weeding, cultivating, etc.)
- How to plant according to a schedule and plan, to ensure produce year and season-round
- Gardening tools of the trade, what to use when and where, most effectively to get the job and tasks at hand done
- THREE BASIC COMPONENTS that have to be present for plants to grow, thrive and ‘feed’.
- They are (i) nitrogen, (ii) phosphoric acid, and (iii) potash.
- Types of soil (rocky, sandy, clay, gravel, hard/soft), soil feed (organic, non-organic) and how they can all work together to create the optimal growing space for plants of all types and varietals.
- Making the most of planning, preparation, soil and soil enriching, seeding, planting, ventilation, watering, transplanting
- Different methods of planting: row, hilling and drilling and what is best for what types of veggies/fruit
- Enjoying fruits/berries and fresh vegetables from your garden all season long, as well as the in and outdoor activities that make that possible.