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Good Growing Guides

January 12th, 2010

I’ve been chatting with Isabel over at Fennel and Fern recently. She made these wonderful quick reference guides to help with your edible gardening pursuits. I don’t know how many of you keep up with the Fennel & Fern blog, so I thought I’d highlight her wonderful “Good Growing Guide” here. You can download these cards for FREE and print them off at home, or you can order them from Zazzle if you want professionally printed copies.

Just look at these lovely cards, how could you not want to plant all these wonderful edible things? These guides would be a perfect addition to your seed box, giving you a quick reference at planting time.

They all come complete with inspiring photos and tips for growing each item. I believe there are 26 total in the set, here’s a small sampling.

Head on over to Fennel & Fern to take advantage of this wonderful resource Isabel has made available.

Any great resources you’ve found recently to share with us?

8 Comments to “Good Growing Guides”
  1. Mangochild on January 12, 2010 at 7:55 am

    While I don’t have any great resource like this, I did want to say thank you! Cards like this are just what I need, and I know they would save me much time and fretting over my garden. I’ll surely head over to print them out :-)
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Spotlight: 2009-2010 Dark Days Challenge Week Eight =-.

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  2. JP on January 12, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I’ve got Clyde’s Vegetable Planning Slide Chart to use this season, and it seems well thought-out and helpful:
    .-= JP´s last blog ..Frozen Carrot Harvest =-.

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  3. kitsapFG on January 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

    These are certainly very pretty to look at and appear to provide a nice concise overview of the basics for each crop. I think they would provide great utility for the newer gardener or someone trying something new for the first time,

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  4. Lindsey S on January 12, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    wow, thank you for sharing! (and thank you Fern and Fennel for making!) Those will help me out so much (and I need all the help I can get heh)
    .-= Lindsey S´s last blog ..Choose Your Scent Avocado Damask Muscle Relief Bag =-.

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  5. Seren Dippity on January 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    They are absolutely beautiful. I almost want them for the art alone.

    But reading some of the info on them tells me that they are not appropriate for my climate. Just as an example, planting radishes every two weeks from March til September is just asking for frustration. They do not do well at all here from June through August because of 100+ temperatures. This is the same problem I found with the majority of gardening books that try to say when things should be planted.

    I found a local nursery that publishes a when to plant guide for our area and it works fairly well. The best info is from people who have gardened in the same climate you have for years and learned the hard way.

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  6. melissa on January 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    how adorable. but mostly I’m curious about the way they’ve made a little pot out of newspaper. That’s ….kind of brilliant.
    .-= melissa´s last blog ..It’s the meat of kings =-.

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  7. Isabel@Fennel & Fern on January 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Hello ladies and gents.
    Glad you like the GGG – really hope that some of you find this useful! I had a lot of fun putting them together. Just to clarify I’m an English gardener, so I’m not sure which zone is quite the same in the US as the climate in England is roughly the same, just getting a little bit colder up North. Perhaps someone could enlighten on zone compatibility?

    The newspaper pots are really simple to make – and mean you don’t have to buy coir ones. You can just plant them straight in the ground and the roots go through them! Here’s the link to my guide to them:

    Thanks so much Susy for posting these online. How kind!


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  8. MAYBELLINE on January 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Flippin’ FABULOUS! Thank you for this wonderful resource.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Food Storage =-.

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