Life has been cancelled. Store shelves are empty. You’ve been told to hunker down and stay at home. Most people aren’t prepared for this. What can you do to take back a little control and make sure your family is taken care of during this time of uncertainty? Plant a garden, of course. Here are the staple crops I recommend for your garden, even if your new to gardening. These crops are easy to grow, produce high yields and can be grown in small spaces.
The year is drawing to a close and seed catalogs have already made it to my mailbox. I’ve been reflecting on my successes and failures from this past year’s garden and am starting to dream up designs for 2020. I thought I’d share a time lapse of my 2019 garden with you so you can see the progress we’ve made on our homestead this year.
There is a garden nestled among the trees of Sequim, WA, that has gained worldwide attention through an internet documentary called Back to Eden. The documentary stars a humble, but revolutionary, gardener named Paul Gautschi and his home garden. Paul hasn’t watered his garden in 34 years, he doesn’t rotate his crops or till his soil, and his only garden tools are a rake and a wheelbarrow. The results? Pests and disease don’t bother his plants and the food he grows is juicier and sweeter than anything I’ve ever tasted. Even better, his methods are completely free.