Quick Gardens is going to Video

I have created a Youtube channel for this blog so everyone can follow the garden project in a more interactive way. I am finding it is much easier to show the process in video than try to explain it in writing. Click here for the Quick GardensYoutube channel to keep updated on the latest helpful tips, the good and bad, my cat and the Give A Garden Project. I created this blog for all those who would like to grow there own food no matter where they are. Here is the first video that started it all. Click here to view more videos.

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Where do I get Vegetable Seeds?

I use heirloom and open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds for my Garden. Heirloom plants bear the same produce season after season. The seeds from the fruit are reusable for the next planting and I don’t have to keep buying more seeds.

Here is a list of seed vendors I use.

1. Ferry-Morse Organic Seeds – I have been surprised how well these work. Just select the Organic seeds. You can find them at most Home Depot,  Lowes, or  Walmart.

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2. Southern Seed Exposure

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3, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

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4. Seed Savers Exchange

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5. Gary Ibsens Tomatofest

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Backyard Vegetable garden update

Here is a update video of the rest of the vegetable garden before the rain. We mainly use Earthboxes and  Square foot Garden boxes with screens on top.

Another Update Video!

Heres another update video!

Growing Lettuce Indoors

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Here are some of our indoor lettuce. It’s great to walk by and take a leaf or two to snack on. I like the different textures and flavors. I believe these are the Mesclun Mix and Butter crunch lettuces. The Amish tongue lettuce which is not in this picture is better than I thought. None of these lettuces are in any store I know.

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The lettuce is grown in self watering pots I found at Wal-Mart.  The porch garden is in the background.

Fall Planting 2008

5 different lettuces including Romaine (These are growing indoors)

Brussel Sprouts

Two types of cabbage

Spinach

Lemon Squash

Winter Squash

Amish Snap Peas

Short N Sweet Carrots