The art of food gardening
This is a free email course that consists of 7 written lessons, which you can complete within 2 weeks
What you will learn in the course:
1. Planning your garden:
In this lesson, you’ll learn what things you can grow easily in your garden depending on the light it receives; the pros and cons of planting an in-ground, raised bed or container garden or combination of these; a breakdown of the different styles of garden and finding the one that suits your space best; and how to determine the size and maintenance level of your garden so that it matches your ability to take care of it adequately
2. Preparing your planting mediums:
In this lesson, you’ll learn what soil amendments are and what different amendments add to your soil; and why some crops may fare better in soil-less planting mediums. You’ll also learn to match planting spaces with the ideal planting mixes.
3. Growing herbs and vegetables indoors
In this lesson, you’ll learn some basic principles of indoor gardening, what supplies you need, and how to avoid common mistakes that will sabotage your indoor garden.
4. Planting from seed, seedlings, kitchen scraps, and cuttings
In this lesson, you’ll learn several techniques for germinating seedlings, and how and when to transplant them; this lesson also contains tips for planting your seedlings, cuttings, and re-grown kitchen scraps
5. Water and fertilizer
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to avoid some common mistakes that new and experienced gardeners make with watering and fertilizing their plants. You’ll also learn about the different types of fertilizers you can use in your garden.
6. Tackling some common problems in your garden
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to keep your garden relatively free of herbivore bugs and animals without resorting to products that severely damage the environment and your health. You’ll also learn about how to address some common environmental problems that damage your plants or stunt their growth.
7. How to get bigger, better harvests
In this lesson, you’ll learn techniques for increasing the output of your garden, using trimming, selective harvesting, and successive planting techniques.
Growing your own food is more important than ever these days. Even without the problems in the global commercial food industry, there are many reasons to start growing some of your own food. The best reasons of all are that it's not that hard to do, even if you've never grown anything before, and you'll be able to enjoy fresh-picked, delicious food from your garden.
This e-mail course is for beginning gardeners and gardeners with minimal experience. It contains 7 lessons delivered over the course of 2 weeks. If you have been thinking of making this the year you grow a food garden, this is the place to start!
After you successfully implement the 7 lessons in this course, you’ll be able to...
- Determine what kind of garden will do best in the space you have to work with
- Know how to prepare your soil to create an optimal environment for your plants
- Grow a selection of herbs and veggies inside your home
- Plant and transplant vegetables and fruits from a variety of plant sources
- Avoid and/or tackle some common problems with watering fertilizing, and managing the growing environment for your plants
- Understand some methods used bigger, healthier, more productive plants for multiple harvests in a single season
Hi, I'm Kelly P, the face behind Green and Prosperous. I'm a mother of 2, professor at the George Washington University, blogger, and advocate for green living. I have been growing plants for aesthetics and food for over 20 years. Want to find out more? Sign up for our free resource library and take advantage of tips, tools, and free bonus materials for your healthy lifestyle!