Issue #047, October 26, 2013
Raising Food in Winter and
Winter Gardening Tips, Volume 2
While the winter months are always a great time to plan for your spring garden and order seeds, they can also be good growing months, thanks to a little ingenuity and sometimes just a small investment.
Ever Heard of a Garden Tower?
A garden tower is a complete growing system, combining vermiculture (worm composting) with vertical gardening and container gardening. It's a great way to grow healthy plants indoors or in a limited space without backbreaking weeding and hoeing. And while you can order a ready-made garden tower online, you can also make one for much less. Learn more about making your own garden tower here.
How About Aquaponics?
Aquaponics can be another great indoor food production system, if you have room in your shed for a 100-gallon tank or tub. If you can't afford such a large fish tank, the used water from your fish tank can still be used as an excellent fertilizer. Learn more about aquaponics here and learn an easier form of aquaponics here.
Grow Your Own Fish
If you're going to invest in a tank, why not grow the healthiest most delicious source of protein available - fish! Aquaponics fish can be raised indoors, can be ready to eat in about four months, depending on the breed, and often thrive in fish tanks. Learn more about aquaponics fish here.
What Else is New At Organic Gardening and Homesteading?
A garden calendar is a great way to make the most out of your gardening effort. Just like budgeting your money or budgeting your time, you won't want to plan your spring garden without learning how to use this handy tool. Learn more here.
And as always, happy homesteading!
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