5 Basic Tips For Creating a Juice Garden

Juicing with all organic ingredients can be expensive. Have you ever thought about growing your own veggies and herbs for juicing but felt overwhelmed at the mere notion? Well, take heart! We have some ideas for you.

Spring is on the way and now is the time to decide what is possible and get a plan together. Not only will this help alleviate thoughts like, "this is too big a project for me,” it will also help you prioritize and organize. Having a plan makes for less stress and more time for enjoyment. We have listed a few resources below to help you with that and get you into action mode. But remember, there is a world of information out there. The more your explore the more you will learn and understand what is right for you and your lifestyle. No matter what route you take, keep out the toxic chemicals!

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NUMBER ONE: Make a list of ingredients you would like to use most in your juicing.

Some basic staples we use are leafys such as: red leaf lettuce, swiss chard, collards, kale, spinach and romaine, beets, cabbage, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, basil and cilantro. Be sure to explore. There are so many more wonderful vegetables to experiment with. Now, identify your growing zone so you can consider that as you move to the next steps.

Check out our website for ingredient ideas: www.thejuiceboost.com/menu

NUMBER TWO: Decide on pots or plots… or both.

Take a good look at your available space. People often think if they don’t have a huge plot of yard they can’t have a garden. Not true! It’s better to start small, even in containers. Check out the sites below for some insights.

http://www.organicguide.com/organic/gardening/growing-vegetables-in-containers/

http://eartheasy.com/grow_backyard_vegetable_garden.html

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/container-gardening-zm0z12amzhun.aspx

NUMBER THREE: Read, watch, listen and make a plan.

Having a plan will give you a better chance for success. Find books, websites, blogs, talk to people, watch videos and explore any resources that demonstrate how to create a basic vegetable garden. Take the time to do this. Google and YouTube are your friends. Whatever research works for you, invest in that. Even if it’s an hour or so here and there it will help you get started. Look for simple, small garden plans. Don’t get bogged down, keep it simple, learn how to start seeds, learn how to grow something in a pot, etc. You can always scale up as you learn and “grow.” Remember, even if you’re only growing a few ingredients that’s a few you don’t have to buy and you know exactly where they came from.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/garden-planner/vegetable-garden-planner.aspx

http://www.rootsimple.com/2012/01/how-to-plan-a-vegetable-garden/

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/7-secrets-high-yield-vegetable-garden

NUMBER FOUR: Find a source for quality seeds.

If you have trouble with your seeds germinating don’t give up. It may be the seed. Generally, you will get good seeds in your pack but it’s not uncommon to have some seeds simply be bad. Just consider that as you make your next purchase and talk to the company about making solid choices. Below are a few companies that we have either used or heard great reviews about.

Baker Creek

Johnny Seeds

Morgan County Seeds

NUMBER FIVE: Go for it!

Get your seeds started so something is in the works while your sort out the rest of your garden. It’s o.k. if your situation is not ideal. You can learn to optimize the situation you are in. If you wait until everything is just right or perfect or completely sorted out you may cause yourself to miss out on a great new adventure!

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/starting-seeds-indoors-zm0z12djzsor.aspx

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