WIND IS ESSENTIAL IN THE GARDEN

For plant starts to have the best chance at success you need the 4 main components from mother nature. However their is a 5th element that you might be over looking. You may have great grow lights and the richest of soils, perfect water and the best fertilizer how ever do not over look the 5th piece to the puzzle. WIND.

By providing a gentle breeze over you fresh seedlings you will get them to toughen up and grow a better stem to stand up once they get kicked out into the real world, aka the garden.

This year I learned that all important step by skipping that one step, I have always done it and now I know why I should continue to use a fan. My baby plants need it to give them the best 1st steps to be successful.

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How To Start A Garden In A 5 Gallon Bucket

Grow a garden in a bucket.The ultimate garden kit for the gardening beginner or low gardening space. The grow bucket kits are available at http://www.vegitate.com/shop

They are shipped thru 2 day priority mail in the US only.

It is a 4, 5 or 6 gallon grow bucket kit to alter your buckets to grow vegetables and flowers. Our grow bucket system allows for a one gallon water reservoir in the base. We took the old two bucket design and improved it. Grow fresh produce with a self wicking system. Grow anything from Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, and Corn with our gardening kits. Spend less time watering your plants and enjoy the time outdoors.

What you get in this kit:

1 disk,
6 legs,
1 wick cup,
1 red cap,
1 water fill pipe,
Instructions

This product was designed in Arkansas and manufactured in the USA.

You just provide the bucket, soil, plants and water.

Advantages with growing a garden inside of a bucket with our kits.

Portability,
Water Less and No Over Watering,
No Rocks or Poor Soil or Tilling,
Easier To Build Than A 2 Bucket System,
More Time To Garden

Bird House Design: Bottle Gourd

We decided to turn our bottle gourds into Bird Houses. This took about a year to make from seed to the final bird house build. They are easy to grow and convert into a single room bird casa with a little bit of work. Zoe painted them and I help with the parental stuff and the bird house design.

This was a great project for all of us. Any bird nest around your house will provide a safe habitat for the neighborhood birds.

For this project you will need a 2″ hole saw, a small drill bit, a drill, weather proof paint, plastic string and patience.

You can also drill a few holes in the bottom for drainage to keep help reduce flooding inside the gourd.

 

Growing Plants From Seeds

I wanted to document how we grow our plants from seeds. We use mostly organic heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Seed Company. http://www.rareseeds.com

The seed trays usually have to be cleaned each year to get rid of the small spiders from within. After a few days the seeds germinate and then the grow lights are working to keep the seedlings from getting spindly or leggy.

The potting soil mix used is from Fox Farm comes with a Ocean Forest additives.
http://foxfarmfertilizer.com/

Growing from seed is economically cheaper than buying pre-potted plants. After about a month we harden them off and move them into the garden. We use old mini blinds for identification tags in our seed trays.