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(April 29, 2019) Finally….the week we’ve all been itching for. At least where I live, it’s planting time! Did you ever wonder exactly how to grow specific vegetables in your garden for the biggest, healthiest harvests?
I’ve spent the past few weeks pouring over my gardening books and scouring the internet to learn all that I can about the specific veggies, fruits, and herbs that I intend to grow. While lots of folks just stick everything in the ground and grow it under the same conditions, (exactly what I’ve been doing) I believe that a little attention toward the specific needs of individual plants can reward you with greater productivity and healthier plants. Below, you can find a round-up of the information I am using to set up my garden. I hope some of this is useful to you, as well.
How to Grow Specific Fruits and Vegetables
Potatoes (Hilling method)
Tomatoes: This is the best tomato-planting advice I’ve seen. I’m trying his method this year.
Be sure to also check out the Self-Reliance Manifesto for more than 300 links to other gardening and homesteading tips.
Planting Time Books and Products
These are the books that I referred to when planning this year’s garden.
- The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible
- Lasagna Gardening
- Straw Bale Gardening
- The All New Square Foot Gardening
I’m also a big proponent of Smart Beds. If you don’t have construction skills (ahem – me – cough) they are a great way to make yourself a raised bed on top of any surface. The price is very reasonable too.
Tell us about your garden
Is it planting time where you are? What are you planning to grow this year? Do you grow plants specifically to certain guidelines or do you grow everything the same way? Please share your very best tips and tell us about your gardens in the comments.
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites. 1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty; 2) The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived; and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. Her work is widely republished across alternative media and she has appeared in many interviews.
Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books, 12 self-published books, and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses at SelfRelianceand Survival.com You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.