The Trailer Park Homesteader: Container Gardening and Fertilizing Methods

container gardening picMay 22, 2014:  Today The Trailer Park Homesteader discusses container gardening and fertilizing methods to consider to ensure the success of your plants and vegetables. One of the best ways to grow vegetables if you have limited space, is through the use of containers. But how do you know what type of container to choose? And what types of fertilizing methods can you use? For new gardeners this can seem a bit confusing, but today Sharon helps to show you how simple it can be to grow your own food regardless of how much space you have to work with.

She’ll explore which soils are best to use such as using peat, bark, coir fiber (ground coconut hulls), and vermiculite. Next Sharon will discuss the environmental factors you’ll want to consider to maintain good plant health. Lastly she’ll dig into composting and how it can be done, even in small property homesteading. Container gardening is a great method for those of us who are growing in small spaces. Even if you live in an apartment or high-rise, there are ways to be able to grow your own food. Maybe it’s not the big garden you dream about, but it is a start and you can take pride in knowing that you are making efforts toward becoming more self-sufficient.

Join Sharon today and see if you might benefit from using any of her tips or suggestions.

 

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Container Gardening & Fertilizing Methods

 

The Mind to Homestead: Garden Bed Composting for Spring

The Mind to Homestead: Composting in Preparation for SpringJanuary 29, 2014: Winter is the perfect time to think about composting, even though it’s not  yet spring.

In this episode, Kristi shares how to start garden bed composting, as well as using your chickens to turn your compost bed. No easier way to get your garden bed ready for spring!

 

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on this subject in From Scratch Magazine!
From Scratch Magazine March-April Issue