Plant A Garden: Believe in Tomorrow

I know we’re in the dead of winter right now, but it’s never too soon to start planning your spring garden. If you read my article Grow a Fall Garden, then you’re well on your way to a solid gardening plan. Many of the suggestions I made in that article apply to planning a spring garden. I am very excited to start planning a fresh new garden for spring, are you?  

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. I love this quote. Do you believe in tomorrow? If you answered yes, why not plant a garden in the spring? Look forward to every tomorrow.

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Let’s start planning! Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  1. What’s My Growing Climate?
  2. What are My Favorite things to Eat?
  3. How Much Space Do I have?
  4. What Method Should I use?

What’s My Growing Climate?

Since we’re starting early, let’s take the time to determine our growing climates. Then we can choose the best plants for our garden.  It’s easy to get lost in a slew of maps on the internet. I am a big fan of the Burpee website; they make it easy for the typical gardener. They have a growing calendar tool. All you do is enter your zip code and boom there’s a list of the crops you can grow throughout the year. This awesome tool even gives you information on which method to use for planting (direct sow, indoor sow or transplant).

What are My Favorite things to Eat? 

When deciding what to grow in my garden, I always consider what I like to eat, what I cook with and what my family enjoys. I prefer to cook  with fresh herbs and vegetables and it’s always nice to have fresh fruit on hand. Consider your cooking habits and what’s a hit in your house. If your climate permits growing your favorites, plan accordingly. Taking the time to consider what you’ll use from your garden is a must. I promise you’ll be happy with the results if you choose the right plants to grow.

How Much Space Do I have? 

Think about your space. Do you have a large backyard, a small patio or no outdoor space to grow? There are options for just about everyone, from those who live in a tiny apartment to those who have acres of yard space. You can consider growing in a hydroponic system, a raised garden bed, or a pre-made aeroponics system. You can also consider Aquaponics. There are so many methods to choose from.

What Method Should I Use?

After considering your space, take some time to consider which method will work best for you. If you have limited space, hydroponics is a great option. If you have plenty of yard space and enjoy classic gardening, consider organic soil gardening. Looking for something new and exciting, why not try aquaponics?

Hydroponics: The EZ Gro Garden is a simple pre-made Hydroponics system or Build a Hydroponic System at home. The Aerogarden is a great option for indoor growing. You can even start growing with the Aerogarden right now, in the dead of winter! Read my Aerogarden Product Review for more info. For a review of 3 other great hydroponics systems read my Review of Hydroponic Systems

Review of 4 Hydroponic Systems. Click Here to Read Full Article..

Review of 4 Hydroponic Systems. Click Here to Read Full Article..

Organic Soil Gardening: Start A Garden with the Food 4 Wealth plan. This is an innovative way to grow for years to come. Be sure to read my article: Grow a Fall Garden. You will find great tips that can be used for a spring garden as well. If you’d prefer some one-on-one guidance, read my article: Free Organic Gardening Lessons.  You can get access to 15 free, step-by-step gardening lessons. These lessons are guaranteed to get you on your way to growing a successful garden in the spring.

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Aquaponics: Have you ever heard of Aquaponics? It’s a pretty amazing technique dating back to the Aztec’s. Aquaponics is really catching on, it’s a great way to grow. I’ve seen Aquaponics in hotels and theme parks during our recent family vacations. How cool is that? Learn the Basics of Aquaponics, How to Set-Up a Home Aquponics System , What to grow in your Backyard Aquaponics system and How to have Pesticide-Free food with Aquaponics.  Aquaponics is truly an amazing technique and well worth learning about. We’ve even teamed up with the Aquaponics Store to offer you the best aquaponics supplies available. Be sure to check it out!

Basics of Aquaponics

Basics of Aquaponics

With so many options, it’s good to start planning early. You can make it easy or complex. It’s totally up to you. My family enjoys using a combination of methods. If you try growing different ways you will learn more and grow more. Hydroponic and Aquaponic plants grow quickly and abundantly while organic soil plants grow slowly and steadily. Study your options and create a plan. I will get more into the nitty gritty as we get closer to spring. HAPPY GROWING!

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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    • Thanks so much Joyce! I’m heading to your blog now.

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  1. Winter is a great time to think about gardening. Learning more about hydroponics and aquaponics is a goal of ours. Thanks for the inspiration Nicole!

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    • Hi Chris! I visited your website and absolutely love it. Trying different gardening methods is the spice of life. I’m so happy I was able to inspire you. Thanks for stopping by, I will be a regular on your site from now on, for sure!

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  2. Its great seeing these kids learn the value of growing plants at a very young age. I’m sure many are inspired to this, and I am one of those. Great piece!

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