BIG Harvest from a Tiny Garden - High Performance Garden Show 2016 Recap
After 33 weeks of the High Performance Garden Show, I have been amazed at what is possible in such a tiny garden. We have covered so many gardening techniques, from planning a garden, to saving seed, there has been so much to do. For those of you who followed around for this live weekly garden show, have you been able to believe where we have come from? This garden was planned according to Dr. Terry Wahls recommendations for a healthy diet. This comprised of ⅓ leafy greens, ⅓ sulfur rich vegetables, and ⅓ color rich vegetables. There were some hiccups through the season, just like any other garden. Some of the tomatoes ended up being “mystery” varieties and didn’t produce as much as I would have liked. There were also leafminers, roly polys, and aphids that visited the garden. Each of these challenges were effectively handled in using organic High Performance garden techniques.
In the beginning of the season, I set up a goal to grow $2,990 in this 128 square foot garden. The reason for this challenge was to add excitement to the season, as well as to prove just what is possible with this garden system. This garden is the same as my Abundance Garden, the online course where you can learn all of the details of setting this type of garden up in your backyard costs $299. I wanted to see if in one year if it was possible for a student to return their investment tenfold.
By week 32, we were over $300 away from the goal amount. I wasn’t sure if we would make the goal with the various set backs the garden had experienced. Everyone was in for a surprise, after 33 weeks of intensive gardening, this garden produced $3,017.02! This has blown away the last record set for the garden of $2,560 worth of produce. This year there was 844 pounds of produce pulled from the garden. This garden averaged $23.57 per square foot.
Now, compare these results with the average garden. Bruce Butterfield, National Gardening Association Research Director found in his study The Impact of Home and Community Gardening In America, that a well taken care of garden would average ½ a pound of produce per square foot. That’s just $2.00 a square foot in market value! These high performance garden systems truly take garden production to a new level. Could you imagine if you grew a garden that did even half as well as the High Performance Garden did?
An organic garden that is a high producer is possible for your backyard, all that you need is the support to get you there. So, what do you say? Would you like to grow this garden? If so, I would like to invite you to the Abundance Garden Course. This is the easy online course that will guide you every step of the way towards a fun, organic, and productive garden. Now, the Abundance Garden Course - which covers everything from customizing your garden, your environmental needs, help with personalizing your garden plan, and has the key Vegetable Journey series that guides you through your first season in a High Performance Garden.
What is most exciting about this course is that students have access to me, their garden coach, to create the garden of their dreams in just one season. In this course students get all of the details and support they need to grow a productive garden. The 10 Basics Modules of the High Performance Garden System students learn through video lessons -
- The Secret soil mix and how to make quality compost for a weed free and productive garden.
- Step by step instructions for setting up the raised bed that enables you to grow 2x the food in ½ of the space.
- Discover the highest performing varieties of plants for your Abundance Garden.
- How to time and plan your garden according to your region.
- Learn about unique tools and organic fertilizers that will feed your plant
- Discover techniques I use to grow produce year round in the mountains of Colorado.
- Learn the art of watering your garden so your soil can retain the most water.
- And learn How to maintain the soil and keep infestations out of the garden by putting it to bed.
The course also has the The Vegetable Journey which is 33 weekly episodes where you and I garden together in the Abundance Demonstration Garden. We will grow 12 different vegetables from sowing to harvest and address the local pests and everyday events that happen in the garden. Then we will put the garden to bed together at the end of the season. I will be alongside you every step of the way reiterating the basics of the high performance garden.
You will not be able to find any other course that demonstrates gardening personally for you week by week. I will be your garden coach every step of the way, this is what you need to experience success in just one season. As a coach, in the course, I am available to help problem solve and put this garden system to action in your region. So, are you ready to leave behind that low performing garden? And opt for one that is smaller, more productive, and easy to maintain? You can learn more about getting started by watching this video about the Abundance Garden Course.
If you feel that you can’t make that amount of investment at this time, may I ask why? If you had the money today, would you enroll? I would like to encourage you to take the leap. To have a great system, there will have to be an investment. My investment into this successful garden was 30 years of my dedicated attention as an organic farmer. What will your investment cost you in the long run? The potential answer to your gardening troubles is before you, will you get started?
This is a big undertaking, so, I want to encourage you to just give it a try. If you find it’s not a good fit within the first 30 days, I will refund the entire amount. So, enrolling today is risk free and really easy. Don’t just take my word for it. Give it a try! Just click here to learn more.
I look forward to helping you develop your garden this fall, this is the best time to get started on your garden. Until next time, may your garden be easy, fun, productive, and always organic,