Vegetable Patch from Scratch Series Index
A list of all the topics I will cover in my guide to growing vegetables.
About the Vegetable Patch from Scratch series
Welcome to the gardening series Vegetable Patch from Scratch.
This serialised gardening guide is designed to help everyone from complete novices to seasoned gardeners to get more productivity from your vegetable patch with less effort.
It covers everything you might want to know about growing vegetables, including:
working out where to put your patch
how to set it up
planting and tending your crops
harvesting and preserving.
I’ve decided to start living my dream of writing and producing all kinds of helpful guides and information using my experiences in growing food. In early 2023, I wound back most services that the Leaf, Root & Fruit gardening and education business offers. Now writing is my main occupation, and this series, Vegetable Patch from Scratch, is part of that change.
Paying subscribers support me to produce carefully researched information designed to help you in your garden. I’ve set my monthly subscription rate at $8.
That’s the same price as a Gardening Australia magazine. But I promise to answer every one of your questions, and it will be a lot faster than writing a letter to the editor.
Who knew there was so much to learn about growing vegetables?
Here’s my plan for “Vegetable Patch from Scratch”. It’s comprehensive – but there’s sure to be something I’ve missed. Let me know in the comments!
PART 5: Growing vegetables in the ground
PART 7: Soil preparation
PART 10: Recording garden observations
PART 17: Mulching the vegetable patch
PART 18: Crop rotation
PART 19: Companion planting
PART 20: Vegetable patch layout and spacing
PART 22: Selecting seeds to grow
PART 25: Transplanting seedlings
PART 26: Common pests of the vegetable patch
PART 29: Common nutrient deficiencies of the vegetable patch
PART 30: Common problems in the vegetable patch
PART 31: Harvesting fresh produce
PART 32: Storage options for fresh produce
PART 33: Seed saving: what varieties to save seeds from
PART 34: How to save seeds for planting next year
PART 35: How to test the germination rate of your saved seeds and store them
PART 36: Preserving excess produce: drying
PART 37: Preserving excess produce: making passata
PART 38: Preserving excess produce: pickling
PART 39: Bedding down for winter: growing a green manure crop
What’s missing? What section are you most looking forward to reading? Share your feedback in the comments section.
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