Podcast #24 10 Easy Tips to Grow Your Own Food

By Melissa Norris | Gardening

Apr 18

Grow your own food with these 10 easy steps essential to growing your own food year after year.Growing your own food is beneficial to your health, preparedness, survival, and frugality. These tips will help you grow your own food, regardless if you’re a first time gardener or a life timer grower.

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In this episode we’ll discuss:

    • Why you need to know your last frost date
    • How to grow and plant potatoes
    • Why and how to find your soil type
    • Easy way to tell your soil type without a test
    • Direct sow methods
    • Which plants like acidic soil and which don’t
    • How to amend your soil
    • Composting options-including how to get it for free
    • Tips for not being overwhelmed
    • Natural predator tips
    • Container plant options

 

Resources:

How to use coffee grounds in your garden

How to plant and grow potatoes

10 Easy Steps to Grow Your Own Food (including links for last frost date, home soil test with baking soda and vinegar, and heirloom seed companies we trust) We’re an affiliate for Seeds for Generations and love that this dad started his seed company to teach his children about growing your own food.

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About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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