The Family Garden Planner: Organize Your Food-Growing Year -Helpful Worksheets -Weekly Tasks -Expert Advice (Paperback)
Don't Just Plant Your Garden...Plan It Fifth-generation homesteader Melissa K. Norris has found gardening to be one of the easiest and most complex things there is. It really is as simple as plopping a seed into the soil, giving it adequate light and water, and watching it grow. But if you want to get the most out of your garden and produce more food each year, you need a plan to help you stay on track. This indispensable guide includes everything you need to plan your garden, execute your plan, and record your results, saving you time and hassle--and allowing you to have fun with the process. You'll discover a series of charts and worksheets to identify which gardening zone you are in, which crops make sense for your family, and how much you'll need to plant. Then you'll refer to a set of monthly instructions based on your gardening zone and put together a customized plan using yearly, monthly, and weekly charts to help you stay on track. The more you use this planner, the more you will get out of your garden, and the more you'll enjoy providing your family with healthy, organic fruits and vegetables all year long.
Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with old-fashioned skill sets and wisdom featured in her books, podcast, and blog. She is the author of The Family Garden Plan, The Made-from-Scratch Life and Hand Made. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.