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​​Your Gardening and Nutrition Guide​​
​                    The natural way to support a healthy body and mind.

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There are many micro-climates around the world.  This page addresses what food to grow in your micro-climate.  This guide has been developed for the whole family to participate in growing your own food.
 
Before you start a garden you should choose a sunny part of your yard aside to beging the process of tilling, weeding, and seeding the ground.


December 7, 2016:

Now that fall is in full swing and most of your vegetation is either done or receding for winter, your garden needs to be cleared out. 
 
If you haven't started a compost box, now is the time to set one up.  The simplest way is to board off a section of your land and cover your compost with a plastic tarp.  I have boxes that measure 3' ft. by 5' ft.  For every 10lb of yard and grass trimmings, add 1lb of composted food.  
 
If you do not have enough yard waste and grass trimmings, you can use shredded paper and used hops or grain.  Check with local businesses and breweries.  They usually have a large amount of waste and will be more than happy to give you some.  The compost takes six months to turn into rich dirt, so you can rotate the crop placement every six months, in some places.  We can talk about that another time.  Turn your pile at least once a month.
 
If you have not yet established a garden plot, begin looking for the sunniest place in your yard.  Although winter sun is much different in most places, that spring and summer sun, you should be able to get an idea of where the sun is present during the day.
 
You can make a map of your potential garden plot and start tracking the sun's path from morning to night.  You do not have to do this every day.  Once a week, or even whenever you think about it, just jot down time and approximate location on the map.  Eventually you will have a map which resembles the sun's movement across your plot.  This will come in handy when you begin your garden.
 
Although you will not be planting much in the ground right now, you should start thinking about what kind of garden you would like to plant. 
 
You can plant vegetable and fruit gardens, fruit tree gardens, flower gardens, herb gardens, and/or even mushroom gardens.  Each garden needs different types of environments to grow in and not every garden can be grown every where.
 
Below are some tips about gardening in a variety of environments in the below section.

Spring Coastal Climate 60-80oF

In coastal climates there are many different fruit and vegitables that can be planted beginning in mid March to June.  Choosing which plants to start with seeds and which can be purchased at your local Farmer's Market or nursery depends upon the whether.
 
Usually you can plant greens, beans, peas, carrots, beets, radishes, chard, sunflower seeds, and other hearty vegitables using seed.  Herbs, cellery, strawberries, melons (for warmer summers), and fruit trees should be planted using starts.
 
You can start your own seeds in small pots with your children for an added learning adventure.  

Fall Coastal Climate 40-60oF

During the fall you can plant a winter crop.  Plants included in this planting period are kale, chard, garlic, onion, winter squashes, potatoes, and other ground tubers.  You can actually plant these in the spring as well and they will keep until the end of fall.

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