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Green-Life- Survival Gardening Mindset

 Do you have the right Green-Life Survival Gardening Mindset?

I can’t tell you how many people I have talked to who say they do not have a green thumb but the ones who do never claim to have one themselves. Because all of the greatest gardeners and farmers that I know are avid learners. They are studious about growing things. And so you too will plant some things that just do not do well in your climate or soil. Because we all make mistakes in planting or in under-watering and overwatering or using soil that is too hot, but we learn.

For this reason, don’t beat yourself up if you have to try different things till you start learning what works well in your area with your climate. You will learn what methods are sustainable by doing it.

A Curious Mind.

So you have to have a curious mind. Be hungry for the answers. And ask a lot of questions. Why does this plant grow well in this area and not the midwest? What does this plant need to grow? What is eating my plant’s leaves and fruit? These are just random examples but there are a hundred more.

Be Willing To Try New Things.

Because you must be willing to try things and review what worked and what didn’t work. Think big, because small thinking will hurt your chances of becoming food supply independent. The knowledge you need is all out there, and we will do our best to organize it best for you in bite-size portions you can handle. There are tutorials on youtube and books available for free at the library.

Think Big!

Why is thinking big important? Because alternative of thinking small is not going to be worth it. For instance, if you have one tomato plant that is a fun and relaxing thing but what if it dies and it’s not going to give you a very big return. This book will show you ways you can scale your urban garden or micro-farm in low-cost ways. It’s not too much harder to water twenty tomato plants versus one.

Lastly, it’s been done for thousands of years. It’s only in the recent one hundred years or so that society has come to believe that all their food sources should come from large companies. Is that how we really want to live? Being subject to the whims of major corporations to supply our food?

 What will I need to get started?

  1. Space to grow — land or workable place to put your garden.
  2. You need earth — workable soil. The actual dirt that provides nutrients and life for your garden
  3. Seeds — easiest part of the equation.
  4. Plant Food and Water and Sunlight.
  5. Knowledge — This Website will provide a starter for that.

When I talk about knowledge many times it’s what we are unaware of that we don’t know that hurts us. It’s okay to say I don’t understand the definition of composting or companion plants. These questions will help you. You can use Google or Youtube to go back and get other opinions on the subjects and or break down the steps for you.

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Green-Life Survival gardening Mindset.
Green Life- The Survival Gardening Mindset.