Organic Gardening Tips for an Abundant Harvest
Welcome to the April Newsletter. Lots of quick tips to get you thinking about the food you eat and grow.
This month, I’m sharing another quick ‘How To’ video in my Sow Simple series of free tutorials to help you grow an abundant, healthy garden in just minutes. Dig in!
Growing Gorgeous Garlic Tips
In this video clip, I show you the difference TIMING makes when sowing and harvesting your garlic. You’ll see photos and interesting results from my own garden experiments! I also share quick tips to help you grow your own gorgeous garlic.
5 Step Guide to Growing Garlic
Want to grow garlic in a pot or your garden? Follow my easy 5 Step illustrated tutorial.
Garlic is an incredibly potent food with antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties, that help build a healthy immune system. If you can, try to eat it raw, and crush just before eating. Read my article on ways to use garlic in your kitchen, garden and for health.
Could Your Food be Toxic? Find out!
Even though I grow a LOT of my own food, I still have to make choices about foods I buy. Maybe you have questions about WHAT you’re eating or WHERE you’re sourcing your food? It can be really confusing trying to work out how to make the best choices. I believe the food you eat daily is either hurting or healing your body.
I try to stay up to date with the latest health research so I can make informed choices. Unfortunately, food today, is a LOT less nutritious than decades ago. So we are missing out on important nutrients we need for health.
The greedy food industry is hiding the truth about what they’re doing to your ‘food’. Even many so-called “natural” foods turn out to be hazardous to your health. Now, we’re even seeing genetically modified ingredients showing up in “health” foods, even those labeled “all-natural”. Many of the dangerous ingredients are hidden by inadequate food labelling.
If you care about your health, and want to know how certain foods can help you fight disease and increase vitality, I invite you to join me for the Food Revolution Summit. Despite having a busy life, it’s the one event each year I always make time for. I always learn SO much and know you will too. It’s kind of like a giant smorgasbord, and you get to pick and choose what’s on the menu! Best of all, it’s free.
From April 29th – May 7th, you can gain valuable insights from 24 of the world’s top food experts and scientists showing you how to eat safe, healthy, and delicious food. If you don’t have time to research for yourself, this is the time and place to get the answers. Every year I pick up new tips to put into practice.
You can get it all online, from anywhere on earth. You’ll discover tips and tools to keep you healthy for life. So, if you want to feel good about your food, enjoy more energy, vitality and increased immunity, I encourage you to CLICK HERE to find out more about the connection between food and your health. You’ll also get a bonus Real Food Action Guide you can download immediately. I’ve already got mine, and it’s packed with great information. I hope you’ll join me.
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3 Tips on Growing Peas and Beans
Peas and beans are some of the easiest foods to grow in small spaces. For most of us around the world, now’s a great time to be planting these crisp nutritious pods.
10 Easy Ways to Avoid Food Waste
This month I gave a workshop on reducing food waste – a passion close to my heart. I challenge myself with ways to use up or reuse most foods and packaging in my kitchen so the recycle bin and garbage are the last resort. Two key ways we can all do this is by:
- Using more of what we eat and grow;
- Wasting less of the packaging we buy.
Here are 10 practical ways you can do both:
- 1. USE 100% of FRESH FOODS – Find creative ways to eat your peels, flowers, skins, seeds, leaves, fruit, roots and stems. Regrow free plants from roots and shoots.
- 2. Recycle food waste into your COMPOST SYSTEM or WORM FARM to create free fertilizers (liquid and worm castings) for your garden.
- 3. Reuse tea leaves and tea bags as MULCH on pot plants.
- 4. EGGSHELLS – Grind up to add minerals to your garden soil. Add ground shells to your worm farm, compost and around plants.
- 5. CHOP UP, BLEND or JUICE food scraps to create greater surface area, so they decompose faster.
- 6. FEED LEFTOVERS to pets, poultry or animals. Guinea pigs and poultry provide free fertilizer in return!
- 7. NET BAGS – Store garlic; cover melons and pumpkins to protect from animals; and cut into soft plant ties for climbers.
- 8. PLASTIC BOTTLES/CONTAINERS – Reuse and make your own garden supplies e.g. plant pots and labels; seed raisers; funnels; cloches; pot saucers and watering cans.
- 9. PAPER BAGS – Store potatoes and onions in your pantry; dry and save seeds in them; or add to compost as a carbon ingredient.
- 10. BREAD TAGS – Save those plastic clips from your bread bags to tie up climbing plants to a trellis or vertical structure.
“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” – Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
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Anne Gibson, The Micro Gardener
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