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For Gardeners Who Want to Start at the Right Time, Achieve Optimum Vegetable Production, and Meet Your Gardening Goals for the 2013 Growing Season

If I could show you a way to plan your garden in order to avoid wasting time, energy and money; avoid missing planting dates, bypass organic fertilizer lag, yet keep garden planning fun, would you be interested? 


Greenhorn Gardening Introduces–

2013 Greenhorn Garden Calendar

& Growing Journal

Damon from GreenhornGardening.com

Dear Greenhorn Gardener,

May I ask you something?

I know a lot of you want to grow an organic vegetable garden, plenty of you are first-timers, and many of your have some organic gardening experience, but at the end of the growing season you look back and you maybe you haven't had the kind of results you really want.

Here's the question:

How important is getting started ahead at the proper time vital to the success of your 2013 vegetable garden?


Missed Planting Times, and Why You Should Avoid Them

Here's why gardening is hard. You get one chance per year. Some things can be done twice per year, once in spring then again in autumn, but in all you get one or two chances per year to plant the right vegetable in the right window of time.

Nature is not like the internet: everything made available all the time. The Earth, moon and sun operate on a whole different pattern. As well the seasons, weather and climate operate on much longer spans of time: cycles.

You have to act when the time is right, not when it's most convenient.

If you plant cool-weather crops in hot weather, you'll have crop failure. If you plant warm-weather crops in the cold, again, you'll reap another failed garden.

Everything has a time and season. 

If you plant the wrong vegetable at the wrong time, you'll reap failure upon failure.


Optimum Production for Bigger Vegetable Harvests

When you plant the the right vegetable at the right time, you give the vegetable the best chance for optimum production. Each seed is a dormant form of life that sprouts only in favorable conditions.

You'll have more produce to harvest, and a much better return for the time, energy and money devoted to your gardening efforts.

How do you achieve favorable conditions? Organic fertilizers go a long way toward establishing those proper conditions, but there's something you need to know about using organic fertilizers that could cause a bit of frustration in your organic gardening efforts…


Avoiding Organic Fertilizer Lag

Homemade Organic FertilizerOrganic fertilizers are great. They're great for soil life, safer for ground water, and your vegetables will love them. Many of you have heard me talk about organic fertilizer lag in the Greenhorn Gardening podcast. 

Here's the deal:

Plants don't have their own digestive systems. Organic fertilizers don't come in a form plants can readily use. Plants must rely on the ecosystem to digest food for them. 

Worms, bacteria, fungus and a host of other living organisms actually digest these organic fertilizers. Once in a form the plants can use, their roots readily take up nutrients.

It takes a while for that process to happen: one or two months if it's warm enough, perhaps all winter if it's cold.

What will your plants live on during that time? If there aren't enough nutrients readily available when the plant need them, growth and development will slow. That's organic fertilizer lag.

There's a simple way to deal with fertilizer lag: timing. Just like planting the right vegetables at the right time, you need to apply the right organic fertilizers at the right time.


Why a Short Growing Season is Not a Disadvantage

I live in the southeastern United States. It's warm, the season is long, but many of you live in much colder climates coping with very short growing seasons.

All the the more reason to plan.

If you map out every month, have specific tasks and goals every single month, you'll make the best use of the time, turning that short growing season into an advantage.

In other words you're getting the most out of the time you do have, turning a disadvantage into an advantage.


Why Garden Planning is Just as Fun as Growing

Winter glooms. It's cold. It's wet. Misery. F. F. Rockwell, former Sunday garden editor of the New York Times, said it best:

Take, for instance, one of those dark fall days, with a cold nasty drizzle cutting down on a slant, or one of those bright sunny and cloudy chill-winded spring days, when no pleasure is to be had out-of-doors… 

Frederick Frye Rockwell, Author of "Gardening Indoors and Under Glass," 1912

He mentions fall and spring, but the same can be applied to winter. Misery. What can you do?

Taking a bit of time to lay out what you're going to plant and when. This gives you a way to imagine the spring garden. It's the anticipation, much like looking forward to Christmas day.

Knowing that you're preparing ahead at the proper time makes you eager to get going when the weather is right for planting. This way you'll know exactly what to do when the time comes.

This leads to another point about staying on the straight-&-narrow.


The Straight-&-Narrow

Swiss Chard, somtimes called leaf beetsOpened a seed catalog. There are so many things to plant, e.g., black tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, purple broccoli, purple carrots and white pumpkins to name a few. Awesome!

Goodness, if we just had 20 acres and a mule, right? The greatest thing is how seed companies today offer such a wild variety of vegetables to grow.

The problem: You have limited time, space, energy and resources to grow all these.

While there's nothing wrong with being a mad scientist, staying on the straight-and-narrow will focus your efforts so that you aren't spread too thin, thus providing a way for you to bring in the greatest harvest for the least amount of time, energy and resources.

Okay, wow! We've covered a lot of ground so far, but before getting to a solution, a few thoughts about sales and marketing…


A Quick Word About Sales And Marketing

As many of you know, Greenhorn Gardening was started as a way to teach, educate, inform and entertain people about organic gardening methods, especially for beginners. "On a mission to help you start your own vegetable garden" is the motto. Greenhorn Gardening has had an impressive track record over the past two years…that's not the reason why people do business with me.

Frankly, guys, there's a problem in the world of sales and marketing. It's unclear to customers how to choose the best solution for planning their growing season given that there are so many products on the marketplace.

Thus the following core values:

  • Greenhorn Gardening Core Value #4: Create Value First
  • Greenhorn Gardening Core Value #6: Grow Gardeners

So Greenhorn Gardening focuses on working with new gardeners, taking the approach of understanding your gardening needs, and then customizing premium content via e-books and online gardening courses for what is often a confusing and frustrating process of getting started with organic gardening. 

That said, would it be valuable for me to go over the different items included in the 2013 Greenhorn Garden Calendar & Growing Journal that will impact your garden and help you save time, energy and money in the process?


So, What's Included in the Garden Calender & Growing Journal Anyway?

Okay, first: This is an electronically delivered product consisting of files and folders  downloaded directly to your computer. There is no physical product delivery. 

Your order is filled instantly, allowing you to use it immediately without the frustration of waiting for delivery of a physical product.

Enough talk. Here's what you'll get:

  • 2013 Monthly Garden Calendar so that you can input your own frost dates, planting dates, transplanting times and  harvest dates, helping you stay on track so you don't lose time.


  • F. F. Rockwell's Monthly Schedule of Operations. Mr. Rockwell was the Sunday garden editor of the New York Times in the early 20 century. His schedule of operations will give you an idea of the garden year to make your planning easy, no frustrations over what to plant when.


  • Journal pages for plant data, planting and transplanting dates as well as harvest rates so that you can keep track of your garden's progress. This helps you keep track of the good and the bad so that you won't make the same mistakes year after year.


  • A list garden suppliers and resources who can give you tools and supplies you'll need. This way you won't waste money on gardening contraptions that won't help you grow more veggies. This is a list of tools and resources used right here in the Greenhorn Garden, proven season after season to improve your garden's productivity.


  • Contact information here at Greenhorn Gardening. Hey, I'm here to help. Shoot me your questions. This way you won't have to do everything on your own.


  • A video training guide on exactly how to map out your 2013 garden. This shows you how to determine what to plant and where so that you won't be confused when planting time arrives.


  • Each month is given in PDF, Microsoft Word and Open Office so that you can make changes easily without worrying about compatibility. Either print them out to keep in a three-ringed binder or use the Word or Office version to keep electronically.

That's it: a simple, functional garden planning toolkit. The 2013 Greenhorn Garden Calendar & Growing Journal. Let's talk about a few details in case you decide this is not for you…




30 Day, Ironclad, Money-Back  Guarantee

Seriously, if you buy, and you decide this isn't for you, I'll give you your money back. That's a total refund, no hidden "restock" fees or any of that other junk. If you don't like it or want it, I'll give you your money back. Simple. Just shoot me a message, and I'll get it done.


Hey, Get Your 2013 Greenhorn Garden Calendar & Growing Journal Now


For $13.99 here's what you'll get:

  • Yes, I want the 2013 Monthly Garden Calendar.
  • I want  F. F. Rockwell's Monthly Schedule of Operations.
  • Give me the journal pages for plant data, planting, transplanting and harvest rates.
  • Throw in that list of garden suppliers and resources.
  • Good to have the Greenhorn Gardening contact information.
  • Definitely want the video training on exactly how to map out my 2013 garden.
  • Love the multiple formats so I won't have to worry about compatibility.
  • I also understand that this is an electronically product, downloaded directly to your computer. There is no physical product delivery
  • I also now that if I decide this isn't for me, I'll get my money back.


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