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Backyard Gardening System: The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Food


In Backyard Gardening System: The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Food, I take you into my home and garden to show you exactly what works, what common mistakes to avoid, and how to take what I’ve learned in decades of gardening and use it in your own garden.

I cover topics like:

  • Planning your garden based on the needs of your family and your garden size.

  • How to start seeds indoors using household containers.

  • Testing and amending your soil with the right nutrients for your specific crops.

  • Tips and mistakes to avoid for planting in raised beds, containers, or directly into the ground.

  • Using vertical gardening techniques to save space and increase your harvest.

  • Extending your growing season so you can garden even when it’s cold outside.

  • How to plant, prune and care for fruit trees and berry plants.

  • And so much more (seriously, it’s a long list! Check out this page (link) to see the full breakdown of the course)

There’s SO much to learn about gardening, but with Backyard Gardening System you’ll get a lifetime’s worth of gardening training and advice in an instant so you can grow your best garden ever and feed your family.

What People Are Saying:

I've fought blight in my tomatoes for years and after watching your video I've had less problems. I added the extra calcium when planting, kept my leaving trimmed from the bases, and just that alone made a huge difference. I've been asked by so many people what my secret was because they had no luck this year! Thank you!


I'm going to just group ALL of your charts as my other favorite part of this. I can't tell you how invaluable this is. I've tried to come up with my own system the last time I had my little garden and I was just completely overwhelmed and it flopped. Having everything I need to track already done up for me is a huge blessing and something that will give me more “brain space” and not have to reinvent the wheel.

Vanessa K

The thing I loved most is how you took every topic that I have ever needed in regards to gardening, that most other articles and books have made complicated, and simplified it and provided practical tools for me to use. I 100% believe that my garden will be better this year because of this!

Jeanette J