It's said that a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step... and isn't that first step always the hardest? Gardening is no different. It's usually the getting started part that holds everyone back! Well, it's also said that knowledge is power, so today I want to share a few of my favorite blog posts about getting started with organic gardening:
1. Start Growing Your Own Food and Gardening
This is a great introductory post from the Urban Organic Gardener. Mike shares some tips for choosing what to grow, where to grow it and how to get it all started.
Ann Marie from Cheeseslave lays out ten essential steps for starting your own organic garden. This thorough post contains all the information you need to get started!
3. 7 Tips for Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden
After starting a home vegetable garden to save money on produce, J.D. from Get Rich Slowly shares some helpful tips he learned from his experiences.
Want to learn more? Check out these great books on growing organic food at home:
- Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens
- Organic Gardening For Dummies
- One Magic Square: The Easy, Organic Way to Grow Your Own Food on a 3-Foot Square
- The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control
- The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible
Join in the Fun!
There's still plenty of time to plant a garden and grow your own this summer. Join me and other Real Food Media bloggers along with our readers this year as we share our gardening experiences on our blogs. We'll also be sharing photos of everything we grow on the Seeds of Change Facebook Page.
To participate in the garden challenge, please shop on the Gardening Supplies and Seeds section of my Resource page. Order your seeds and let’s get planting!
You can also become a fan of Seeds of Change on Facebook. When you have photos of your garden, post them on their wall! Be sure to include a photo caption and a link to the Virtual Garden photo album here: http://bit.ly/seedsofchangevirtualgarden
Next you can follow Seeds of Change on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/seedsofchange (If you want to Tweet about the campaign and encourage your followers to join in the fun, remember to use the special hash tag #sowingmillions.)
Please note: I wrote this post while participating in the Sowing Millions Project by Real Food Media on behalf of Seeds of Change. I received product and exclusive content to facilitate my post. My thoughts and opinions are my own and not those of Real Food Media or Seeds of Change.