This little YouTube gem is loaded with succinct advice you can apply to your garden – whether you are just beginning, or have already established your green thumb.
Among the best advice is how to use water wisely – collecting rainwater (the best source) when possible, using Clay Garden Ollas to accumulate ‘sweated’ atmospheric water right into your garden, and some strategies for filtering out toxins like fluoride and chlorine when using city/tap water (if you must), such as this garden hose filter that removes chlorine, etc. or a whole house reverse osmosis water filter system. These gardeners recommend this Rainshow’r Water Garden Filter System and this oxygen infusing spray nozzle. New to me, but looks very promising!
There are also tips on attracting pollinators, like loner mason bees, butterflies, honey bees and other beneficial insects and organisms many of which are stimulated by healthy, active and alive soil and organic fertilizers like worm tea (brewed from castings).
If you grow organic at home in your own garden, you are producing some of the healthiest, freshest and freest food available.
Meanwhile, we’re putting a lot of work into our fall garden here at Truthstream Media and will update on our progress – our successes, and then the failures which we must learn from.
For now, this plant is starting to produce some sort of squash; for weeks now I thought it was a cucumber, but the plants look very similar (they are all in the cucurbit family). The best part is, it sprouted up unexpectedly in my compost bin and just wanted to grow!
If you are so inclined, give it a try, and work towards improving your soil, harvest and ultimately your health! The sunshine and fresh air from working in the garden surely won’t hurt. Now if only we could block those chemtrails…
Further Reading & Good Advice for Beginners:
Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies
This Classic: Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way (Rodale Organic Gardening Books)
Homesteading: A Beginner’s Guide to Urban Homesteading and How to Become Self-Sufficient with Organic Gardening (Homesteading Handbook, Urban Homesteading, … Gardening, Square foot gardening,)
Don’t Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps
Square Foot Gardening: Grow your own Organic Fruits & Vegetables in Less Space (Gardening for Beginners, Urban Gardening, Organic Square Foot Gardening)
And this volume, which has become dear to me as a new gardener in Central Texas:Lessons in Nature by Malcolm Beck