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Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions

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Item # 14156962
Instructor : Jodi Torpey
$39.99 $24.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Maximize the impact of your small garden with guidance from garden writer and renowned guest speaker Jodi Torpey! Get started by learning where to plant your garden using a sun survey for optimal results. Then, from smart pots to self-watering containers, discover best practices for popular container gardening. Next, explore the ultimate space-saving option — vertical gardens — and build a simple tepee trellis while exploring the endless possibilities that hanging planters provide! Next, whether your space is in full sun or constant shade, learn which plants work best in each environment and find out how to properly care for them. Plus, create free fertilizer from kitchen scraps, get tricks for attracting pollinators and preventing pests, and even learn how to successfully grow herbs indoors! Maximize the impact of your small garden with guidance from garden writer and renowned guest speaker Jodi Torpey! Get started by learning where to plant your garden using a sun survey for optimal results. Then, from smart pots to self-watering containers, discover best practices for popular container gardening. Next, explore the ultimate space-saving option — vertical gardens — and build a simple tepee trellis while exploring the endless possibilities that hanging planters provide! Next, whether your space is in full sun or constant shade, learn which plants work best in each environment and find out how to properly care for them. Plus, create free fertilizer from kitchen scraps, get tricks for attracting pollinators and preventing pests, and even learn how to successfully grow herbs indoors! More
Get space-saving strategies for turning your small backyard, balcony or windowsill into a flourishing vegetable garden!

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Maximize the impact of your small garden with guidance from garden writer and renowned guest speaker Jodi Torpey! Get started by learning where to plant your garden using a sun survey for optimal results. Then, from smart pots to self-watering containers, discover best practices for popular container gardening. Next, explore the ultimate space-saving option — vertical gardens — and build a simple tepee trellis while exploring the endless possibilities that hanging planters provide! Next, whether your space is in full sun or constant shade, learn which plants work best in each environment and find out how to properly care for them. Plus, create free fertilizer from kitchen scraps, get tricks for attracting pollinators and preventing pests, and even learn how to successfully grow herbs indoors! Maximize the impact of your small garden with guidance from garden writer and renowned guest speaker Jodi Torpey! Get started by learning where to plant your garden using a sun survey for optimal results. Then, from smart pots to self-watering containers, discover best practices for popular container gardening. Next, explore the ultimate space-saving option — vertical gardens — and build a simple tepee trellis while exploring the endless possibilities that hanging planters provide! Next, whether your space is in full sun or constant shade, learn which plants work best in each environment and find out how to properly care for them. Plus, create free fertilizer from kitchen scraps, get tricks for attracting pollinators and preventing pests, and even learn how to successfully grow herbs indoors!
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   Jodi Torpey

Jodi Torpey is a garden writer, editor and renowned guest speaker. She is the author of several books, including "The Colorado Gardener’s Companion," serves as editor-in-chief of "WesternGardeners.com" and regularly contributes to "VegetableGardener.com." Jodi also travels the country as a distinguished guest speaker at gardening events.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Small space for gardening: patio, yard, balcony or indoor space
2 . Containers of various sizes (Jodi outlines different types in class) 
3 . Vertical garden supports and containers, such as baskets and trellises (optional) 
4 . Vegetable seeds or plants of your choice
5 . Soil and fertilizer
6 . Basic gardening tools (trowels, watering cans, gardening gloves, etc.) 

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Your Space
00:10:25

Meet your instructor, master gardener and gardening writer Jodi Torpey. You'll begin with an overview of the class as Jodi helps you assess your space for exposure to sunlight. Armed with Jodi's valuable sun survey technique, you'll be able to accurately gauge what plants might be able to thrive in your garden.

Lesson 2 : Container Planting
00:23:49

Learn about the variety of containers that are available on the market, and how each container's size and material will affect root growth, plant support and watering considerations. Jodi demonstrates ideal planting techniques, and shares valuable design techniques that will help you arrange a collection of containers that is functional, unique and eye-catching.

Lesson 3 : Maximizing Your Small Space
00:08:51

With small-space gardening, maximizing your space requires a shrewd blend of logic and creativity. Jodi shares the best tips she's learned from years of garden designing, including vertical gardening options like trellises and hanging planters, methods for planting a variety of plants in close proximity, and extending your growing season by carefully timing planting and harvesting.

Lesson 4 : Vegetables for Sunny Spots
00:13:19

Learn Jodi's best advice for planting warm-season plants that thrive in direct sunlight. Discover the most important considerations for planting in sunny areas, including watering and fertilizer advice. You'll also be inspired by Jodi's suggestions for theme gardens, which pair edible plants and herbs that can be picked simultaneously and added to dishes that showcase your favorite cuisines.

Lesson 5 : Vegetables for Shady Spots
00:09:09

Use Jodi's sun survey to assess your garden for areas that receive partial and dappled shade, and learn what types of veggies will flourish in each. Jodi shares important special care tips, such as ways to create a microclimate in your garden, and how to plant lettuce in hanging baskets.

Lesson 6 : Healthy Gardens in Small Spaces
00:10:51

Now that your space has been designed and your vegetables have been planted, it's time to go a step further and examine the best ways to keep your garden healthy and free of pests. Jodi shares helpful advice on how to attract veggie-friendly pollinators, as well as how to keep unwanted pests and plant diseases at bay.

Lesson 7 : Growing Indoors
00:08:39

Move from the outdoors into the indoors to assess your home, shed or greenhouse for small-space solutions. You'll learn how to grow plants indoors, with consideration for low-light conditions and ways to care for popular herbs. Jodi shares easy techniques for planting, watering, fertilizing and more!



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