Garden Planning

Vegetable garden planning. Tips for seed starting & planting your garden. Use a garden planner & create a sowing schedule for crops.
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Garden Journal Ideas and Questions
As with most journals, a garden journal provides helpful details on your garden that you can refer back to and Family Food Garden has Garden Journal ideas and questions including a free printable to help put yours together. Knowing what to include in your garden journal will make it more useful and meaningful. Get a free printable garden journal template to help guide you on putting together your own garden journal that will help you keep important information related to your garden right here.
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Planning a Fall Garden
Family Food Garden looks at planning a fall garden so that you can make the best of fall. See what to grow in a fall garden to make the most of the weather before the cold sets in. From brassics, greens, root vegetables, herbs and flowers you can find a range of plants to add to your fall garden. Learn about preparing for a fall garden as well as the timeline for planting your garden. Find out about the advantages of planning ahead for a fall garden with layout ideas and inspiration right here.
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Gardening With Compost
Compost is a well-known addition to help your garden grow and Family Food Garden looks at gardening with compost to give you all the info on this. Learn about the composting process including what you can compost as well as what you shouldn’t add to your composting pile. Get a step-by-step guide on how to make compost so that you can make your own. Look at how to use compost in your garden and the benefits of using compost in your garden. See how compost works in detail and more right here.
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Intensive Planting Year-Round Gardening Guide
Being able to have a year round garden is most gardeners' dream and Family Food Garden has an intensive planting year-round gardening guide to help this become your reality. Get some year round gardening beginner notes to get you set up for success, considering things like frost dates. Find a late winter to early spring gardening guide and transition between all the seasons with top points to think about during each and make sure your year round gardening works perfectly every time right here.
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Awesome Raised Garden Bed Ideas - With Easy Tutorials!
With the many benefits of erecting a raised garden bed, you want to check out Family Food & Garden’s comprehensive guide on this topic. The variety of resources that can be used are many. There are several materials to choose from in building a raised garden bed. With so many choices available, this is an opportunity you won’t want to pass up. Our step-by-step instructions will make the gardening experience easy. Read more. #raisedgardenbed #diyraisedgarden #raisedgarden
Finding ways to store fresh food safely without electricity is always useful. Family Food Garden looks at root cellars with cold room plans so that you can learn about using these storage rooms to your advantage. Find out what a root cellar is and the properties they use to keep food fresh without the aid of refrigeration. Get some root cellar designs from a basement root cellar to a buried option you can see which design is best for you. See what crops you can store in a root cellar here. Design, Root Cellar, Root Cellar Plans, Dry Food Storage, Homesteading Diy, Homesteading, Cold Room, Survival Skills Emergency Preparedness, Eco Friendly Living
Root Cellars: Cold Room Plans
Finding ways to store fresh food safely without electricity is always useful. Family Food Garden looks at root cellars with cold room plans so that you can learn about using these storage rooms to your advantage. Find out what a root cellar is and the properties they use to keep food fresh without the aid of refrigeration. Get some root cellar designs from a basement root cellar to a buried option you can see which design is best for you. See what crops you can store in a root cellar here.
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Designing for Large-Scale Home Food Production
You have been happy with your successful little garden of crops and you are ready to expand. Family Food & Garden has a comprehensive guide you must see. We break it all down in manageable steps showing you what you need to do to ensure your garden contin
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Garden Planting Schedule
Planning when it comes to gardens often results in more chances of growing success and Family Food Garden looks at garden planting schedules to add to your garden planning. Learn why you should have a planting schedule and what you should do before making a garden planting schedule. Find out about backdating your garden planting schedule including main season and focus crops as well as allowing room for errors and harvest window. See how to create your sowing transplanting schedule right here.
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Keyhole Garden Bed Designs & Plans
Designing your garden can be challenging but Family Food Garden has keyhole garden bed designs and plans to learn about this style of garden design. Get a keyhole garden bed design including step-by-step instructions on how to put this together. See how to map out and measure the keyhole garden bed for ultimate success. Learn about making the central circle for the keyhole garden. Find out about mulching the keyhole garden complete with other keyhole garden bed designs for added inspo here.
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Beautiful Garden Potting Bench Plans + Ideas
Gardening is much easier with the right tools and Family Food Garden looks at beautiful garden potting bench plans and ideas to enable you to set up your own area to garden in that has all you need at your fingertips. Get some potting bench plans that you can try for yourself complete with pictures for added inspiration. Find ideas on upcycling pallets to make a potting bench as well as other potting bench ideas complete with free plans or instructions on how to put them together right here.
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Garden Table Plans + Ideas for Backyard Eating
If you have a beautiful garden space, using it for more than just gardening is ideal and Family Food Garden looks at garden table plans and ideas for backyard eating to make the most of your garden. Get some tips for a backyard eating area and some DIY garden table plans. From what to plant in your garden to make it ideal for outdoor dining including things like mosquito repellent plants. See what table plans you can make for yourself including the use of things like recycled pallets here.
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Garden Planting Schedule
Planning when it comes to gardens often results in more chances of growing success and Family Food Garden looks at garden planting schedules to add to your garden planning. Learn why you should have a planting schedule and what you should do before making a garden planting schedule. Find out about backdating your garden planting schedule including main season and focus crops as well as allowing room for errors and harvest window. See how to create your sowing transplanting schedule right here.
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Homestead Planner
If you are looking for a comprehensive homestead planner then Family Food Garden has an ideal solution to keep track of your schedule, progress, yields, budget, and more. Find a printable homestead planner that can keep all your homestead records in one place. Keep track of eggs, harvests, preservation, planting project budgets and more. This fun homestead planner can help you keep organized with 12 pages from plants to grow and preserve to yearly homestead project goals. Get it right here.
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How to Prevent and Get Rid of Aphids
Garden pests are common and Family Food Garden specifically looks at how to prevent and get rid of aphids. Learn how to get rid of aphids naturally to ensure you stay pest free in the safest possible way for the rest of your garden. See how to prevent and get rid of aphids with ladybugs to make use of ladybugs' natural ability to consume large amounts of aphids to your garden's benefit. Find out about plants that repel aphids and how you can use this to your advantage to control this pest here.
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11 Cascading Plants
Cascading plants can give a beautiful jungle effect to your garden and Family Food Garden has 11 cascading plant options that you can add to your garden to give you some gorgeous green coverage. Also known as spillers or trailers, cascading plants normally grow at ground level but when elevated they create a waterfall-like greenery. Get our top 11 cascading plant options including a description of each, what they need in order to thrive and how much they can grow. See all the details here.
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What Is and How to Build a Walipini
Family Food Garden has a look at a walipini also known as a sunken greenhouse including what it is and how to build one. Learn about what walpinis are and why it may be useful to build one especially if you live in a country with a colder climate. See how a walipini works and some greenhouse considerations you should have if you would like to build one. Some factors to consider include location, soil type, water flow and roof. See further factors as well as benefits of walipinis right here.
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Grow More Food with Smart Garden Planning
Family Food Garden looks at how to grow more food with smart garden planning. Very often people just attempt to plant seeds and grow fruit and vegetables without much thought on their specific needs. This is where smart garden planning can help. Having a solid plan for most things tends to lead to success and this includes gardening. Learn about basic gardening design, factors in deciding what to grow as well as how to maximize your food production with 20 methods. All this and more here.
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Greenhouse Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round
With year-round greenhouse gardening, Family Food & Garden says there are valuable tips and strategies to help you succeed in growing vegetables in the fall and winter seasons. We include the best vegetables that can thrive in an unheated greenhouse. Then there are the pitfalls to avoid like unwanted visitors like slugs. So check out our guide that will take you every step of the way for thriving vegetables. Download here… #greenhousegardening #greenhousevegetables #yearroundgreenhouse
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Homestead Planner | Family Food Garden
If you have a homestead, you’ll definitely need a homestead planner as well as means for record-keeping. You obviously want to know and plan which plants to grow and preserve, plan for your yearly project goals, have a workable budget, and know your garden yields. We’ll help with a dairy tracker, chicken keeping records, and preserving records too. Read our full article to learn more and to print out our homestead planner from Family Food Garden. #HomestadPlanner #RecordKeeping
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10 Flowers That Can Stay In The Sun All Day
Sharing you flowers that can stay in the sun all day! We are going to be looking at the most sun-resilient flowers that can thrive best while being out in direct sunlight for hours on end and still look gorgeous and vibrant. After all, just because you live in a super hot and sunny area, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t grow flowers in your garden. Check out this pin for amazing flower ideas! #flowersun #sunflowers #hotflowers #summerflowers #gardening
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Grow a Pollinator Garden for Biodiversity
Part of your garden's success is due to pollinators and other beneficial bugs. Family Food Garden looks at growing a pollinator garden for biodiversity. Learn about common garden pests and how to manage them along with seeing how to identify what is eating your plants with an illustrated chart. Get a list of plants that easily repel pests and easy, safe, kitchen remedies to get a handle on garden pests. Find a list of flowers for your veggie patch that will help pollinators in your garden here.
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Inspiring Vegetable Garden Bed Designs & Plans
Deciding how to design your vegetable garden can often lead to your garden's ultimate success. Family Food Garden has inspiring vegetable garden bed designs and plans so that you have plenty of options to try for your garden. Get options for vegetable garden bed designs and plans including anatomy of a keyhole garden and the overview of a keyhole salad garden. Find other designs like a herb spiral or a children’s garden with easy-to-grow vegetables. Find all these garden designs and more here.
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How to Harvest Basil Seeds
Basil is a staple in many households and gardens alike and Family Food Garden examines how to harvest basil seeds to ensure you can continue to grow your own. Learn how to harvest and save basil seeds with a complete step-by-step guide to ensure you do not miss anything. Full details are included with multiple options so you can collect your basil seeds easily. See how to go about storing basil seeds so they remain viable. Find expert tips on harvesting basil seeds so you do not waste any here.
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Vegetable Garden Plans, Designs + Layout Ideas
You have decided to start a garden at home and Family Food Garden has some amazing vegetable garden plans, designs and layouts to help you plan a thriving home vegetable garden. You can learn how best to grow your plants with a vegetable garden plan to see which plants you should be planting where. You can also find some great vegetable garden designs to optimize your garden area and use the natural environment like sun and shade to the max. Find the best tips on your garden layout right here.
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Stunning Vegetable Garden Ideas
If you want to grow a vegetable garden and add beauty to your backyard at the same time, you’ll love these stunning vegetable garden ideas. On this pin, you'll find vegetable garden ideas for raised beds, urban small backyards, unique garden beds like metal and vertical gardening. #gardening #gardeningtips #vegetablegardening #vegetablegarden
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Our Backyard Grapevine Trellis
If you have been thinking about growing a grapevine in your backyard then check out Family Food & Garden’s story about successfully nurturing a thriving homemade arbor that is made from grapevine trellis. We have several tips that will help you every step of the way. Included are our most recommended strategies that will support your grapevines. Note that the climate range for grapevines is not as restrictive as once believed. Learn more... #diygrapevinetrellis #homemadearbor #backyardgrapevine
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Root Cellars: Cold Room Plans
Finding ways to store fresh food safely without electricity is always useful. Family Food Garden looks at root cellars with cold room plans so that you can learn about using these storage rooms to your advantage. Find out what a root cellar is and the properties they use to keep food fresh without the aid of refrigeration. Get some root cellar designs from a basement root cellar to a buried option so you can see which design is best for you. See what crops you can store in a root cellar here.
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Great Ways to Grow Strawberries
Strawberries are one of the most delicious fruits and Family Food Garden looks at growing strawberries in containers so that you can get them to grow optimally with less pest interference. Get ideas for growing strawberries in pots and containers including space saving strawberry vertical garden and DIY strawberry pallet planter. If you need further ideas there is a hanging strawberry planter box to keep your strawberries off the ground completely. Learn great ways to grow strawberries here.
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Trailing Flowers: Beautiful Trailing Plants
If your gardening space is limited you may consider trailing flowers as an option and Family Food Garden look at trailing flowers and beautiful trailing plants to give you some great options. Get 12 best trailing plants for hanging baskets and window boxes so that you can find the one that best suits your trailing plant needs. Find options like Million Bells and Surfinia complete with a detailed table summary of each one including care needs. See how to grow and care for trailing flowers here.
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How to Prune Dill
Pruning often provides growing benefits to plants and herbs and Family Food Garden looks at how to prune dill so that it can benefit your overall dill growth in your garden. Learn how to prune a dill plant step by step so that you ensure you do it correctly and reap maximum benefits of the pruning. See when to prune dill for best results. Find out why you should prune dill plants in the first place and get tips for pruning dill and how to avoid mistakes so that your dill will be thriving here.