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All you need to successfully grow plants are three elements:
light, nutrients and water.
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Blue Ribbon Articles and Podcast Episodes
Intro to Rain Gutter Grow Systems
This is one of our most popular posts on Small Scale Life. In my experience, I have found that gardeners struggle to water plants routinely, especially if that person works a job away from home for extended periods of time (i.e., sales, transportation, medical positions or public service positions). I have found a method of gardening that meets all of these needs. This method is a type of Wicking Beds called Rain Gutter Grow Systems, and in this post, I am going to introduce you to these systems.
Vertical Garden 101: Introduction to Vertical Gardening
Space is always a premium in gardens, especially when you are a renter. I had to get creative using space to grow food, and one creative way to expand is to capitalize the unused airspace. This post is an introduction to vertical gardening, and additional articles will cover how I built and maintain the vertical gardens I am used in 2016.
How to Prune Tomatoes to Improve Production
In our small gardens, I am here to grow produce, not leaves and branches. I can’t eat those! One way to increase your tomato production is by pruning tomatoes. In this episode, I am going to discuss how to prune tomatoes to improve the health of your plants and to grow more tomatoes. Buckle up, buttercup, because we are going to talk about aggressively pruning those plants!
Urban Farming Advice
Michael Bell and Scott Hebert return to discuss urban farming advice and best practices. Topics discussed during this podcast includes their farms, their markets, typical yields, watering crops, harvesting product, successfully marketing products and potentially expanding their operations.
Urban Farming with Michael Bell
Inspired by some of my heroes including Gary Vee, Curtis Stone and JM Fortier, Michael is carving out his organic footprint in a quiet spot six miles from down Downtown Dallas. It is pretty cool talking with Michael, and I learned a lot from him. Whether it is starting your own small business (not necessarily urban farming) or getting fit, I think there is something for everyone in these next two podcasts!
Latest Harvest from the Garden
In this Small Scale Life Episode, I talk with professional gardeners Drew Demler and Michael Bell about practical Gardening Tips and Advice that will help make you garden grow!
In this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, Michael Bell and I discuss how he is Building an Urban Farm from Scratch in Dallas, Texas.
What are Modern Victory Gardens in 2020? In this episode, we discuss Victory Gardens and our thoughts about how to start gardening in these difficult times.
In this episode of the Small Scale Gardening Podcast, Mr. Tactical Jay and I discuss gardening, growing microgreens, and growing mushrooms in Virginia.
I talk about the 2019 Garden Season, discuss my 3 step planning process for my 2020 garden, introduce Whole30 and provide the final list for my 2020 Garden.
I define Small Scale Gardening & discuss why it is a game-changer for new gardeners; veteran gardeners; older or physically challenged gardeners; & renters