Cathy Harris Celebrates "One Year Gardening Journey" With Release of "New Gardening Book" and "Green Thumb at 60 Video Gardening Series"
Job Well Done!!!
This is my 2nd Gardening Book,
6th Health Book and
26th Non-Fiction Book with my Empowerment/Publishing Company
Green Thumb at 60: How I Started My Gardening Journey With Raised Beds and Pots and Containers
3 Growing Seasons -
3 Raised Beds
Our first raised bed garden was planted on June 14, 2017, for our Summer crop and contained Honeydew Melons, Cantaloupes, Watermelons, Peppers, Cucumbers, New Zealand Spinach, and Swiss Chard.
Our Winter crop on Nov. 1, 2017 contained Swiss Chard, Beets, Lettuce, Spinach, Turnips, Cabbage, Broccoli, Mustard Greens, Kale and Cauliflower.
Our Spring crop on April 19, 2018 included Sweet Potatoe Slips, Peppers, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, New Zealand Spinach, Cucumbers, Watermelons, Cantaloupes and Honeydew Melons.
What We Did Right
-Got A Plant Diagnosis: Don't be afraid to get diagnosis on your plants. We go to the doctor for a check-up and we take our animals to animal doctors for check-ups. So I took a leaf from the lemon and tangerine tree to the natural gardening center for a diagnosis and she said it was being over-watered. The lemon tree is doing well now. After my mate was going behind my back watering it, I just gave it to him to look after. It's been in the house most of the time and is growing quite well in a window with direct sunlight. Eventually though, it will need to be moved outside and repotted to a bigger pot and/or even planted in the ground.
-Used Good Soil: The fact that we chose to use the Thunder Dirt from GEO Growers in Austin, which contained many essential nutrients, it gave the foods a fighting chance, especially in the first garden -- since we chose to start the garden in one of the hottest months of the year -- June 2017.
-Set Up A Water Drip or Irrigation System: The best step that we took was rigging a drip system using a sprinkler system (Orbit Hose Faucet Timer from HomeDepot.com), when we went out of town for a week.
Hopefully, in the future with any raised bed garden, we will install a drip system as soon as we apply the soil. So many people are a slave to their garden and crops.
The good thing is, no matter how much foods we plant in the future, we will still be able to plan trips out of town and enjoy ourselves as we age gracefully.