Season 1, Episode 2 – Grow What You Eat
In this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I discuss my “Grow What You Eat” theme for my gardens and the Small Scale Gardening Blog. Specifically, the following topics are discussed in this podcast:
- My background in gardening – where it all began
- Why I started the Small Scale Gardening Blog
- The varieties of herbs and vegetables grown over the years (25 varieties of herbs and vegetables!)
- The “Grow What You Eat” Theme
- The varieties of herbs and vegetables that will be in my raised beds in 2016
- Various projects that will support the “Grow What You Eat” theme
After thinking about the amount of produce I have grown in the past few years, I have made some decisions about the 2016 growing season. I am reducing the variety of vegetables and herbs I will grow in 2016 for the following two reasons:
- Focus on developing more skills for growing herbs and vegetables our family eats
- Reduce the amount of herbs and vegetables that are wasted/composted each year
I want to develop and improve my skills for growing these 10 varieties of herbs and vegetables. I will cut down on the varieties of herbs and vegetables so I can really hone my skills. I want exceptionally productive plants this year, and I need to improve my skills and techniques to help in the process.
At the same time, we simply were not efficient with the herbs and vegetables I grew in the past year. We need to get the harvested produce processed and on the table in 2016. I am determined to cut down on the produce composted. Growing what we eat will really help with that.
Learn. Do. Grow.
I mention or discuss the following sites and articles in this podcast:
1) Small Scale Life Blog – www.smallscalelife.com
2) Small Scale Gardening – www.smallscalegardening.com
3) Cranberry-Jalapeno Jelly – www.smallscalegardening.com/2016/01/13/…peno-jelly/
4) Indoor Gardening – www.smallscalegardening.com/2014/12/02/…-made-easy/
5) March of the Aphids – www.smallscalegardening.com/2015/01/19/…the-aphids/
6) Square Foot Gardening – squarefootgardening.org/
7) Beatsby_Roi Lemon Water Chronicles Volume 1 – Beatsbyroi – Lemon-water-chronicles-vol-i
8) Jay’s A Crash Into Life Blog – acrashintolife.wordpress.com/