Fall Crop Strategy And Succession Planting – T.O.T.S


There are 4 key factors that are crucial to have a successful garden in my opinion.

Timing is the 1st and most important step. You have to time your fall crops to the rhythm of mother nature. The season change around a certain time and this software helps predict the best time to start and plant your crops.

By making your self organized you take out the trouble that most gardeners suffer while gardening. I organize my seeds with a CD holder case and label all my plants with clothes pins to make sure everything is properly labeled and sorted.

To be a carpenter you have to have the right hammer to do the job just as a plumber has to have the right kind of wrench. Well to be successful starting a 2nd crop for the fall you need to have the right tool to start your plants indoor. I use the Sunleaves IV 4ft 4 x T5 blub Vitaluma Plus System. It has 4 grow blubs at 6500k. It is a great system for any beginner or any novice gardener.
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The best advice that I could give to any gardener is to look for the positive. In gardening there is always a positive aspect to everything we do. No matter how big or small it is you can find if you look. The success is how to look for that eureka moment and store it in the grey matter between our ears.

Glass Gem Corn

The gardening software that I use to help with timing is

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Glass Gem Corn

On June 22nd, We harvested our Glass Gem Corn from our urban garden. These corn seeds were given to us to grow from a fellow you-tuber named Robin Simmons. This unique corn is different colored on each kernel and each cob is uniquely different from the next. The rainbow color is vibrant and eye chillingly beautiful.

The corn became popular in 2012 when a picture was posted on Facebook and it when viral. The gemcorn was developed by a native American Indian trying to find his heritage thru agriculture. A friend named Schoen then was able to get the seeds and grew a little each year until today we have this Rainbow Corn, or Glass Gem Corn.

This glass gem seed will be used to make popcorn, it is a flint corn, for our family. We will also be giving away some to spread the heritage of the Indian culture. My wife and kids are registered Cherokee and I want to keep their heritage alive by passing down seeds to the next generation of non gmo corn.

You can learn about the creation of the corn here.

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Glass Gem Corn

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Recipe to make Orange Sherbet Ice Cream. This recipe requires only 2 simple ingredients to make this super summer time treat.

To make our orange version of sherbet, combine 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 two liter of orange soda in an ice cream maker.

Mix for 20-30 Minutes. Enjoy

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