Improve your gardening with advanced gardening skills

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Advanced gardening skills anyone can learn.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)


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.

Planning and Building a Bee-Friendly Backyard

10 Healing Herbs to Grow in Your Survival Garden

10 Ways to Keep Weeds Out of Your Garden

The Art of Seed Saving

Companion Planting: What NOT to Plant Together

Homemade Garden Insect Spray

How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Can — We’re doing this right now!

How to Make Raised Beds from Pallets

Soda Bottle Drip Feeder for Vegetables

Straw Bale Planting

Top 5 Gardening Apps You Need Today!

Use Epsom Salts For a Healthy Garden

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?

6 thoughts on “Improve your gardening with advanced gardening skills”

  1. Looks like a lot of very good information here. I’m sure it will help a lot of gardeners. Thank you for including my post in the round up.

  2. George Collins

    The quickest way to get from having never gardened before to successfully gardening in a sustainable way, is by following the Ruth Stout method.

    The only tools you’d ever really need to have is a scythe and a rake.

    Plant open pollinated varieties, learn how to save seeds and learn how to preserve your harvest and you could go a long, longer way towards self-sufficiency than with any other single body of knowledge I know of.

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