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Title: Gardening 101 Class


1
  • Gardening 101 Class

2
What We Teach
  • Self-Reliance Through Sustainable Agriculture
  • Gardening
  • Raising Livestock
  • Food Preservation
  • Aquaponics

3
Why Garden?
  • Cost Efficient Did you know that it cost the
    same amount of money to purchase a package of
    seeds as it does to buy one vegetable in the
    store?
  • Healthier You Know What Youve Added
  • Creates Family Time
  • Teaches Your Children Grandchildren To Become
    Self-Sufficient
  • Plan For The Future

4
Gardening
  • Raised Bed
  • Square Foot
  • Container
  • Traditional

5
What Garden Is Right For You
  • What Are Your Family Needs?
  • How Much Space Do You Have?
  • How Much Time Do You Have?
  • How Many People Will You Be Feeding?
  • What Kind Of Soil Do You Have?
  • How Much Sunlight Do You Get? (6-8hrs)
  • Do You Rent Or Own?

6
Raised Bed
  • Higher Yields
  • Less Weeding Watering
  • Few Tools Needed
  • Solves Poor Soil Issues
  • Accessible For All
  • Can Be Relocated
  • Build Anywhere
  • Endless Sizes Styles
  • Mounded Dirt
  • Soil Bags Covered With Mulch
  • Framed With Untreated Boards (Do Not Use Railroad
    Ties or Pressure Treated)
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Decorative Blocks

7
Starting A Raised Bed
  • Poly Raised Bed Ring Wal-Mart 20 (8x48in.)
  • Poly Raised Bed 4X4 Home Depot 40
  • Poly Raised Bed 3.5X7 Sams Club 40
  • Wooden 4X4 15
  • Wooden 4X8 30
  • Kids Pool 10-20
  • Wooden Raised Bed
  • 4X4 1-2x(6-12)x16
  • 2-2x(6-12)x8
  • 4X8 3-2x(6-12)x8
  • Screws or Nails
  • Hammer or Drill
  • Have Wood Cut At Store (3 Free Cuts)
  • Add Trellis for Vines
  • Use PVC Pipe Frame For Winter Cover
  • Newspaper-Weed Barrier

8
Square Foot
  • Higher Yields
  • Great For Small Yards
  • Less Weeding Watering
  • Newspaper for Weed Barrier
  • Can Be Combined With Raised Beds
  • Permanent Grid Attached On Top To Mark Off 1 ft X
    1 ft Squares

9
Square Foot Method
  • Mark Out 1x1 Squares
  • Grow 1, 4, 9, or 16 Plants Per Square Foot
    According To Plant Spacing
  • 12in 1 Plant /Sq. Ft.
  • 6in 4 Plants /Sq. Ft.
  • 4in 9 Plants /Sq. Ft.
  • 3in 16 Plans /Sq. Ft.





10
Container
  • Great for Patios, Porches, Steps
  • Great for Apartment, Rental or Restrictions
  • Tipsy Pots
  • Hanging Bags

11
Starting A Container Garden
  • Topsy Turvy 10-100
  • Upsy Downsy 8
  • Custom 0 (Poly Bag, PVC-T, Hay String)
  • Tipsy Pots 5 Up (4-5 Clay Pots, Metal Rod)

12
Traditional
  • Great for Large Spaces
  • More Tools Needed
  • Higher Initial Investment
  • Soil Amendments
  • More Weeding H2O

13
Soil
  • Soil Test 7 Extension Agency
  • Moisture, Light, pH Meter 10
  • Ideal pH for Garden 6.0
  • Soil pH too Acidic Add Hydrated Lime
  • Soil pH too Alkaline Add Powdered
    Sulfur
  • Purchase Potting Soil 7-10/2cu.ft (Fertilizes
    2-3 mo.)
  • Bulk Garden Soil 20/sq.yd.
  • Mix Your Own 1/3 Compost, 1/3 Peat Moss, 1/3
    Vermiculite
  • Earth Worms

14
Compost
  • Bins 40,Tumblers
  • Leaves
  • Lawn Clippings
  • Dead Plants
  • Earth Worms
  • Kitchen Scraps
  • Compost Builder 12
  • Do Not Add Meat, Oil

15
What To Plant
  • SPRING GARDEN
  • Beans (Pole Snap)
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Squash
  • Okra
  • Melons
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Pumpkins
  • FALL GARDEN
  • Beans
  • English Peas
  • Broccoli, Cauliflower
  • Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Winter Squash
  • Carrots
  • Beets, Radishes
  • Turnips, Parsnips
  • Radishes
  • Collards Mustard Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers

16
Starting Seeds
  • Start Indoors 6-8 wks Before Last Frost
  • Transplant Mid-End March (Spring Garden)
  • Egg Cartons, Jiffy Trays, Take Out Box, Juice
    Cartons
  • Good Soil Fertilizer
  • Direct Sow Some Greens
  • Plant 2 Week Intervals to Extend Harvest Time

17
Organic Natural Pest Control
  • Bug Zapper No Moths No Caterpillars
  • Neem Oil Fungus, Mites, Insects (12/16oz)
  • Dipel Dust Caterpillars (4/4lb Bag)
  • Soapy Water Mites
  • Sugar Water Attracts Beneficial Bugs
  • Beneficial Bugs Lady Bugs, Wasps, Nematodes
  • Marigolds, Garlic, Pepper, Cinnamon
  • PyGanic (Organic Pyrethrin)

18
Fertilizing
  • Add Fertilizer When Planting
  • Re-Fertilize Every 2-3 Weeks By Top-Dressing
  • Liquid All-Purpose
  • Granulated 6-6-6 or 10-10-10
  • Organic Granulated or Liquid
  • Manure Chickens, Goats, Rabbits, Horses, Cows,
    Bat Guano
  • Seaweed, Kelp Meal
  • Alfalfa Meal

19
Harvesting
  • Plant Every 2 Weeks So Everything Doesnt Mature
    At Once
  • Check Plants Everyday
  • Freeze, Can or Dry Excess
  • Donate to Food Banks and Soup Kitchens

20
Gardening Resources
  • Mother Earth News Online Offer 10/yr
  • Marion County Extension Agency
  • EDIS UF/IFAS Extension
  • Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
  • The Vegetable Gardeners Bible by Edward Smith
  • 3 Step Vegetable Gardening by Steve Mercer
  • Johnnys Seed, Baker Creek Heirlooms
  • Arbico Organics, OMRI

21
Keep In Touch
  • Call Rachelle Roper 352-572-7843
  • Email feedtheneedgarden_at_hotmail.com
  • Join Us On MySpace Facebook
  • www.feedtheneedgarden.com
  • Sign Up For Future Classes
  • Donate Your Time or Skills Volunteer!
  • Share What You Learn With Others!!!
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