With food prices exploding and no relief on the horizon, it's never been a better time than now to start your own backyard garden. It's really quite easy, even if you don't have a green thumb! You don't need much room either. If you have a 4 foot by 4 foot space in your yard, you can grow lots of fruits and vegetables to slash your grocery bill!
Years ago, we grew our vegetable gardens the old fashioned way. We would till up the ground and planted everything out in rows. That changed about a year ago when I stumbled upon the Food4wealth system of growing. From Food4wealth, we learned how to grow a sustainable ecosystem of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in a small area that would produce many times that of a traditional garden.
Food4wealth was developed by scientist and horticulturist Jonathan White. I was drawn to Jonathan's growing method because it guarantees you can:
- Set up a garden that produces many times more than a traditional vegetable garden
- Set up a garden that only requires 8 hours of light easy effort per year
- Grow food that you can harvest every single day of the year, no matter where you live
- Set up a garden that NEVER needs digging
- Set up a garden that naturally REPELS PESTS
- Set up a garden that has virtually NO WEEDS
- Grow vegetables and fruit ORGANICALLY
- Grow food in any soil, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
- Collect your own SEEDS
- Grow your own established seedlings – for yourself and to sell
- Grow more food than you need and sell the excess
- Grow the tastiest, fattest tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, celery, zucchini, pumpkin, cucumber and more!
- Fertilize your garden for free using waste from your household
- Produce food in the world's most environmentally and ecologically friendly way
- Create a garden that regenerates all by itself, year after year"
Food4wealth delivered on it's promises. We built our first 2 garden beds according to the Food4wealth instructions and they produced an abundance of strawberries, tomatoes, radishes, onions, Swiss chard, bush beans, peas, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, peppers, and more the first year. Now in year two, our plants are already coming in strong!
Food4wealth comes with a detailed instruction manual and 14 short videos. It also has a step by step project plan that shows you what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. Jonathan isn't kidding when he says your garden shouldn't take any more time than 8 hours A YEAR. His system is simple and easy.
Below you'll find a few of Jonathan's videos giving more information about Food4Wealth…
In this episode, Jonathan tells us why it takes some people longer than 8 hours per year to look after their Food4wealth plot.
Jonathan White, Environmental Scientist and Horticulturalist, points out important methods to reduce your effort and increase your crop yield in your vegetab…
Record heatwaves were recorded in Australia this season, killing entire vegetable gardens. See how Food4wealth handled the heat.
Soon after we started our Food4wealth gardens, we stumbled across the Square Foot Gardening method and began to incorporate some aspects of it into our Food4wealth plots.
So What Is Square Foot Gardening?
Square Foot Gardening is a method of gardening that allows you to grow more in less space. Garden beds are laid out in grids where each square is 1 square foot. Within the square, you plant much closer than you would with traditional gardening. Square Foot Gardening requires up to 80% less space than traditional gardens.
The Square Foot Garden growing method is explained in detail at The Square Foot Garden Foundation's official website. Mel Bartholomew is the author and originator of the Square Foot Garden method.
Mel also has a fantastic book over on Amazon called the All New Square Foot Gardening. It's an excellent read!
Below are a couple pictures of our garden beds. The fruits and vegetables are looking strong and healthy. The growing season has just started…we'll be updating with more photos in the coming weeks and months!
Learn More About Square Foot Gardening…
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com visits Tyler at Future Farms to see how he is meticulously training his tomatoes into a single stem. Tyler is farm…
Using the square foot gardening, raised bed method I am growing lettuce, spinach, peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, green beans, cucumber, squash, zucchini…
Square Foot Gardening (SFG) is a great way to convert that boring suburbia grass lawn into a sustainable produce isle. Don't have a lawn? That's cool- SFG ca…
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Build garden box frames no wider than 4 feet and 6 to 8 inches deep. The length is not as important, but a recommended size for your first time is one 4' x 4' garden box. You can of course make it shorter than 4 feet. A 2' x 2' foot works great on …
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If you don't have a lot of time available to weed, water and maintain your vegetable garden, then efficient gardening techniques such as Square Foot Gardenin…
Did you know most Square Foot Garden beginners make mistakes on their soil? Learn how to correctly make your Mel's Mix, what's in it, and why it's so importa…
http://legendsandlies.net ~Introduction Video.
Square foot gardening is the practice of planning and creating small but intensively planted garden s. other organic gardening methods, …