06 March 2012

How to Become a Smart Gardener

Have you noticed how more and more people around the world resort to gardening and producing their own fruits and vegetables. This trend gives me hope that we are, after all, on the road to reconnecting with the basics of sustainable living.

But how easy is it to set up your own garden?

What if you want to have one but are totally unexperienced?

Or what if you want to renovate your garden?

I am very sorry but I cannot answer these questions. I didn't take the time to learn from my grandfather when he was still alive. He was a polyglot dentist who had taught himself the secrets of organic gardening. My mistake was that I thought he would live forever and I could ask him for advice any time. Don't follow my lead on this one. Grab the opportunity right now and learn.

Screenshot from Smart Gardener






A great online tool about gardening, and one that was recently presented on Green Living Ideas is Smart Gardener. It allows enthusiastic gardeners to easily design, grow and harvest a successful organic vegetable garden.



Screenshot from Smart Gardener


You can make use of the virtual garden plan and find the best places for your crops.

Screenshot from Smart Gardener

You will also receive advice about the most appropriate regional plants for your garden.


But what will take your gardening to the next level is the to do list that will be automatically created for you and can get accessed even from your smartphone.

One thing I learned from my grandfather though, was that the connection you create with the seed by simply holding it in your hands is divine. After transforming to a ripe fruit or vegetable it could enhance your physical and mental state not just by presenting you gracefully with ts vitamins but also by giving back your own energy.

So, plant on! Reclaim your personal self-sufficiency and eat your own produce. There's nothing healthier than that.

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this resource. I have been gardening for some time now, yet there is always something to learn.

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    1. You are welcome, Cindy! I am sure we have something to learn from you too!

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  2. Great tip! Thank you for posting!

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  3. This site looks amazing. I will definitely check it out. I am an avid flower grower, but have never had much luck with vegetables. This may be the help I need!

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    1. Laurie, I was attracted by the beauty of the website too, but how exciting it is to know that apart from visual beauty what they offer can really help a budding gardener!

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  4. I'm so happy to learn about this site! We are creating an urban container garden for the second year in a row, but I always worry about it when my husband is on the road with his band because he is the green thumb (I am not!). It will be so nice to have a reference! Thank you!

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    1. Melissa, I think you can surprise him next time he comes home with your knew knowledge!

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  5. This is fantastic! We live in a townhouse so we don't have the opportunity to garden so we support our local farmers by buying all of our produce via the local farmers markets. The veggies are great and the prices are super reasonable. I wish I was more outdoorsy and had more space!

    Hugs - Brandi

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    1. Brandi, you never know, maybe some day you will "ripen" for the idea! I so wish I had a garden!

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  6. What a great resource.
    Thanks,
    Laura

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  7. Thanks for sharing that link. What a helpful site. I can't wait to get my garden going this spring. I love growing my own food, I just wish I had more space!
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  8. What a neat resource! I already planted my seeds last weekend... hope they'll grow! It will be my first time trying to grow seed in Texas and I'm a bit worried they'll burn up once it gets too hot this summer... but that's why I started early! :)

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  9. I didn't garden last year, for the first time that I can remember since I've been married. It is a huge job, requiring much time and I knew that last year I didn't have it in me. This year, however, I'm back!! ;) I've had a garden plan for weeks now, organic seeds are bought and I'm just waiting to break ground! I can plant cool weather crops anytime now, and am looking forward to picking some fresh, delicious and organic produce! :)

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  10. Wow, that looks like such a cool website! I wouldn't be surprised if Mom decided to join up, haha. :) I'm not much of a gardener myself, but Mom loves to grow her own food. And fresh veggies from the garden are always fantastic, so a garden this year will be great! Just another reason to look forward to the summer. :)

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