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1 The Goal is to grow your own food

2 The Goal is to relax in the Garden

3 The Goal is to enjoy how it looks

4 Get creative

5 Annuals are okay It is fun to have silly flowers

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9 PLAN, PLAN, PLAN AHEAD Understand your site Lifestyle Needs What food has value for you Reality Cycles of crops

10 Understand your site Do a site Map Learn what your soil is and what has been applied to the soil Chemical applications ie: roundup, Preen, Crossbow Know where animals interact and use the yard Dogs Cats Squirrels Chickens

11 SITE ANALYSIS Sun /shade Wind Soil Hardscapes Trees Neighbor s trees Flow: access points To harvest

12 Do a soils test Learn what type of soil you are dealing with What it needs to be feed Calcium/lime GENERAL RULES #1 COMPOST, COMPOST, COMPOST #2 ORGANIC FERTILIZER

13 KEY STEPS TO GOOD SOIL PREP AMEND SOILS WITH CLEAN COMPOST GOOD SOIL INTERGRATION SHEET MULCHING for Bed preparation = Less labor

14 SHEET MULCHING

15 Bed Prep with Lasagna Gardening Here are the layers Ground layer Cut pieces 3-8 long lay on top Then apply a straw layer 2-3 thick Soil or compost 1 thick Repeat step 2-4 one more time Then apply coffee bean bags, weed fabric or straw to protect the soil. Or plant winter crops right on it. Notes: If applying winter crop sprinkle the seed as even as possible on top of soil and layer straw as the erosion control If planting starts plant right into the layers. DONOT put blackberry cuttings or Ivy in Lasagna gardening.

16 Lifestyle and Needs Do you travel a lot Do you entertain alot Do you need an irrigation system Do you need a garden coach/ assistant Lawn space Patio or Deck Animal corridors

17 Lifestyle and Needs

18 Lifestyle and needs

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20 What food has value to you & the reality of growing it What foods do you eat a lot of How long does it take for that edible to get to harvest Do you have space for all the food you want to grow Make a list of what you want to grow and seeding

21 BED CARE

22 MULCH,MULCH,MULCH MULCH

23 USE YOUR LEAVES AS MULCH

24 Is it a weed Is it a slug Is it a bug Is it a worm Is it a pathogen/disease KNOW THY PEST

25 KNOW THY WEED

26 HAIRY BITTERCRESS/ WINTERCRESS Annual weed Flowers in the winter with seed heads at the same time, YIKES Does have a tap root Edible Hand weed Sheet mulch

27 Annie Bamberger


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