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The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year's Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food

The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year's Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food

by Melissa K. Norris


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Grow a Year’s Worth of Food for Your Family

Do something good for your loved ones by learning how to plant a garden that will yield wholesome, organic fruits and vegetables in surprisingly less space than you would think. Melissa K. Norris, fifth-generation homesteader and host of the popular Pioneering Today podcast, walks you through each step of the process, including how to
  • decide which food crops are best for your area and family
  • plan your garden to maximize the space you have
  • protect your garden from common pests and diseases naturally
  • determine when your fruits and vegetables are ready to be harvested
  • improve soil health with simple techniques like crop rotation and backyard composting  
Sharing the same practices and techniques from her homestead, Melissa shows you how easy it can be to raise a year’s worth of produce at home. Simple-to-follow charts, worksheets, and photographs are provided throughout to help you through every phase of the gardening process.     

You can enjoy good eating and greater well-being for you and your family.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736977616
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 51,050
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people’s faith and pioneer roots with old-fashioned skill sets and wisdom featured in her books, podcast, and blog. She is the author of The Made-from-Scratch Life and Hand Made. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she’s not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Planning Your Food Crops 9

2 Planning Your Garden Space 29

3 Choosing Your Plant Variety and Seeds 53

4 Getting the Garden in the Ground 73

5 Caring for Your Garden 101

6 Bringing in the Harvest 125

7 Perennials: Plant Once, Harvest for Years 147

8 Herbs and Edible Flowers 177

9 Advanced Topics 195

Conclusion 219

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