Resources for Gardening

Speaking at Conduit Church in Franklin, TN on Saturday April 22nd about gardening.  Here are some of the resources that we will mention:

Well Watered Garden Project – this is my favorite resource for gardening.

Redeeming the Dirt Academy – this is a network for Christian agriculture people, passionate to use agriculture to share Jesus.

Get Chip Drop – this is a source for free wood chips, however, you will get a large truckload, which may not be for everyone. Also, the website will suggest getting logs with your drop, absolutely say no to logs.

Clyde’s Garden Planner – this is a great, simple tool for knowing when to plant the basic vegetables in the fall and spring.

Back to Eden film – this is a great documentary film, inspiring, but I would get motivation here, but not the specifics of starting a garden. The Well Watered Garden Project is an easier approach. (See it on the original site)

Back To Eden

The documentary, “Back to Eden”  was very encouraging for us and was one of the means God used to get us into this homesteading journey back in 2014.

We have used the technique, and found some interesting things to add:

  • One size does not fit all.
  • Plants such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, and sweet peas did well in wood chips as a medium for us.
  • We used hay for carrots, lettuce and radishes because they wouldn’t germinate through wood chips.
  • Mushroom compost is something you have to purchase and bring on the homestead, but our melons, tomatoes, cucumbers and other vine plants did amazing in this medium.
  • For more tips, Noah Sanders has expanded upon this technique on his website, Redeeming the Dirt.