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The Magic of Growing Your Own Food is that you can have the most delicious food in the world for free. The Mystery of Growing Your Own Food is how to do it right amidst all the possible pitfalls. And, there are quite a few. But, good news! They are easily overcome!

We will have all sorts of pointers and tips coming soon, but meanwhile, please enjoy our little primer on container gardening. It is being developed so that anyone can have fresh food even if the live in a little apartment, or a hut, or a motor home. Anywhere!


THE LOW-WATER NATURAL SUPER SOIL SELF CONTAINED HEIRLOOM GROW SYSTEM

THE LOW-WATER NATURAL SUPER SOIL SELF CONTAINED HEIRLOOM GROW SYSTEM

The first thing to know, and perhaps the most important for successful gardening, is that Heirloom growing is much easier to do than you might think. Heirloom growing is something that just about anyone can do.

If by chance you don’t succeed at first, try, try again. It will happen for you if you don’t give up.

Heirloom growing is so rewarding on so many levels.

It provides the best and most amazingly delicious healthy eating for pennies, beautiful greenery and fresh plant oxygenation around you all the time, the opportunity to be close to Nature within the comfort of your own home. How convenient, soothing and healing.  And money saving.

Peppermint and Lobelia together in a pot

Peppermint and Lobelia together in a pot

You can grow year round, indoors or out. If you grow indoors during winter, you can buy a little growlight or use small florescent overheads or the newer and long lasting full spectrum LED lights.

One very handy device for indoor growing is a little pushcart or platform on wheels that can be easily moved from one window to another. Just put your containers on the multilevel cart, rotate them and push them to the windows with the most light. You can even include lighting on the cart that can plugged in wherever you go. Have an extension cord on the cart as well.

But, be careful not to trip on the cord. Also, be sure to keep your cords and light dry when misting or watering.

method of indoor growing


To start, soak your seeds overnight in a small amount of clean, fresh water so that they get a chance to absorb all the moisture they need.

After their soaking, you can then plant them into your moist natural super soil 1/4 to 1/2 inch beneath the surface.

Sprouts First Sunlight

Sprouts First Sunlight

They like the dark. They will not need direct sunlight for several weeks. In fact, direct sun is not good for young sprouts and seedlings.

We like to plant two sprouts together. Perhaps they like a friend to compete with.

Below is a picture of self-contained, simple, transparent 4 by 6 inch plastic containers with nutritious volcanic pumice and super soil.

The soil is reusable year after year and will retain nutrients.

Each container is watered through the straw – the water goes down into the volcanic pumice reservoir. The special, natural soil remains moist and just the right consistency.

The plants above are very special mesclun mixed Heirloom tomatoes and sweet romaine lettuce. You may see moss growing – this indicates nutritious soil. The above baby seedlings are only a week or so, old.

Below is a picture after another week or so.

Here’s another picture after a few more days:


They grow quickly and beautifully in their self-contained system.


Here, they are several weeks old and growing very well.
They are sitting in a small, regular sized dishpan so that you can see their size. These heirloom tomatoes are a lovely mesclun mixture so each plant will be different.

Here’s a closeup pic – notice their healthy growth! They have only been given water twice through their straws.

WATERING YOUR CONTAINERS

The soil is completely natural and may contain little earthworms or rosy soil worms that are so good for the soil.

If you find a little worm, just put him in your garden or put him in a safe and moist garden spot in your area.

 
Earthworms are extremely valuable and contribute a great deal of healthy components to the Earth.

Simply take a regular clean container with a little spout and squeeze water through the straw. The water will go down into the natural volcanic pumice reservoir. The roots will gravitate down and be able to have a drink whenever they like.

If your soil seems a little dry, you can squeeze water directly onto the soil and let it infuse the soil beneath.

You can use a little stick to keep your straw clear. You may not find this necessary. Our little kits come with a little bamboo stick.

Just water when the container seems light in weight, the soil appears dryer, and the reservoir is empty. Be sure to not allow your grow kit to become too dry.

GROWING IN BINS

We grow in containers that are common and can be easily obtained. That way, we can more easily insure that our methods will work for as many people as possible.

A regular plastic transparent storage bin from Target…

Here’s a peek into the bin a few days after we first planted our little romaine seedlings.

They seem a little wobbly… They’re babies!

Look how they’ve grown after 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.

Below, see the before and after. We always keep the lid partially on, with a space to allow fresh air through.

Below, we have raised the lid on little redwood sticks from Home Depot. This allow the lettuce to grow tall, have fresh air, help retain moisture in the special soil, and still be protected from the direct sun.

Remember – the transparent sides provide just the right amount of light.

GROWING IN A BUCKET

Below, you will see an heirloom tomato planted in a transparent 10 inch bucket from Home Depot. At the bottom is an inch layer of clean Volcanic Pumice. Above is a nice amount of high quality natural organic special super soil that we highly recommend.

Notice the 1/2 inch straw? You can water your bucket through the straw so that the water goes into the pumice reservoir.

We cut out a round plastic top from a used plastic bag. If you prefer, you can use a glass or ceramic container. With a glass container, you will be able to see your whole plant and the level of water.

Plastic seems to be perfectly safe for growing. We don’t recommend letting your containers stay in the full sun, uncovered.

The best light for your containers is morning and dusk sunlight. We use filtered light through the day on outside shelves from Home Depot or any hardware or lumber store.

RAISING WORMS

We raise worms in bins for our own containers and garden. We let water collect on the bottom (keep the container tilted so the worms can stay out of the excess moisture), and mix the worm soil soak with our natural super soil. Our heirloom plants love it.

Here are some of our simple worm bins in a cool, shady spot.

The worms can make beautiful soil when they are happy and well cared for.

Here is an image of wormsoil soak with just natural forest product and that’s all.


Wormsoil soak is wonderful.

We will have more information for you, soon!

Email us with your questions at:
support.urgent@gmail.com or sdaff@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing about your gardening experiences!

If you want us to send you ready-to-go little kits, we will charge $5.00 each.

Each little kit will come with:
–  special natural super soil
–  inserted straw and stick
–  clean volcanic pumice
–  wormsoil soak
–  scored lid with air holes
–  plastic container
–  and, ofcourse, don’t forget your Heirloom seeds at 99 cents per package.

Would you like a little mini-greenhouse?

Click HERE. Thanks to Joni for providing link and pictures!

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