Planting seeds or buying a seedling is probably the most optimistic thing I do all year. I have never had a green thumb and more houseplants have died under my care than I want to admit. Advanced gardening skills have not been my forte.
However, every year, right about now, when the trees start bursting with fresh green leaves and blossoms are everywhere, I get in the mood to plant something! We’ve enjoyed huge herb gardens and very successful tomato and pepper plants over the years. We’ve also watched our eggplants wither away to nothing and about a dozen cilantro plants fizzle. For sure, my family and I have experienced both the ups and downs of gardening.
This month, we’re trying some new things and I want to invite you to join us. Our April Skill of the Month is, Learn a New, Advanced Gardening Skill.
Don’t be scared off by the word, “advanced” because what is “advanced” to me could be common knowledge to you, and vice versa! Even making a few additions to your backyard or patio pots can help attract bees, a necessity for healthy pollination. Over the next four weeks, I’ll be posting articles and links to the best websites and videos with a variety of gardening skills. Pick one or two, and then go for it!
Our April Webinar is all about the garden!
I’ve asked gardening and homesteading expert, Rick Stone of Stoney Acres, to teach you all about “Four Season Gardening.” When he sent me his ideas and outline for this topic, I jumped on it, and I think you’ll love it, too.
Rick will be talking about creating a plan for your growing zone and microclimate that will help you reap a harvest of something year round. He says, “Protection, crop selection, and timing are the keys,” to this type of gardening.
Put this date and time on your calendar and just click on the link a few minutes before starting time. If you want a reminder, sign up for my weekly email (comes out every Sunday morning).
DATE: Monday, April 20
TIME: 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. PT)
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO JOIN: http://connectpro19068335.adobeconnect.com/thesurvivalmom/
So what are “advanced gardening skills?”
To get the wheels turning, here are a few skills you might want to consider for this spring gardening season.
How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Can — We’re doing this right now!
You’ll find all these articles and a lot more on my April Skill of the Month Pinterest board! Follow me for more brilliant articles.
What advanced gardening skill do you want to try?
There may be links in the post above that are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission, which does not affect the price you pay for the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.
Latest posts by The Survival Mom (see all)
- Where do you start when everything has been lost? - May 8, 2016
- Fruit Juice in the Pantry — Giveaway! - May 4, 2016
- 43 Super-Frugal Tips for Cutting Down on Household Expenses - April 29, 2016
- Using Dried Eggs: A Tutorial - April 26, 2016
- 16 Super-Frugal Tips to Save Loads of Money on Entertainment & Holidays - April 24, 2016