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Mama Z’s Spring Garden Tour 2017

Want to start gardening, but not sure where to start? Or, are you looking for some new, fresh ideas? Check out my Spring Garden Tour for tips in the video below!

Mama Z's Garden Tour

I recently hosted my annual gardening class and had a fantastic time with my friends and local Facebook fans. Wish you could have been there!

We had so many people ask for a video tour of my garden because they live too far away that we decided to do a Facebook Live to show you! 

This was the first time I've done a Facebook Live and I'll confess, I was a little apprehensive. Not that I'm afraid to get on camera, I've done a lot of that throughout my modeling and pageant competing day. It's just that I wasn't sure how it worked (I'm still catching up on all of this social media, technology stuff), and you know what? It was a cinch and a lot of fun!

I can't wait to do another video and I'm taking requests! Leave a comment below and let me know what topic(s) you'd like to see in future videos.

In the garden tour below, I'll walk you through how I organize my:

  • Fruit & Vegetable Garden
  • Herb Garden
  • Deck Garden
  • Aroma Garden
  • Tropical Garden

Also, I will discuss:

  • Companion Planting
  • My Favorite Gardening Tool
  • Super Easy Mobile Greenhouse
  • And much more!

If you want to learn more about Urban Homesteading I have put together a lot of resources for you.

  1. Be sure to like my Facebook page so you don't miss out on another live video.
  2. Download my Kitchen Makeover substitution guide convert all your favorite recipes into healthy, allergy-friendly culinary masterpieces.
  3. Visit my Allergy-Friendly Totally Health Recipe blog.
  4. Visit my Garden Blog.
  5. Visit my DIY Blog.

Now, with no further adieu, my 2017 Spring Garden Tour…

What does YOUR garden look like?

I'd love to read about it in the comments below!



This post currently has 5 comments.

  1. Nancy
    June 5, 2017

    Were I live we are not allowed to garden. I am a criminal I still garden. I have a small hydroponic garden set up in my dinning room. Right now I’m growing cherry tomatoes, out in my linai I have a small Mobil green house I’m not successful with that as everything dies when I try to grow. Also in my linai I have a bench my neighbor threw away. I call it my hidden cove. My neighbor bought this bench that is metal and had a cushion on it. All he wanted was the cushion. So I took the rest dropped a storage tote in it and there I have my blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries growing. I also have a tower garden where I have some herbs and strawberries. I will try to grow other veggies out there. Providing I don’t get caught. Last year I had raised beds in my back yard and one day a neighbor tore it all down. It was very upsetting. I am hoping to move out of here soon.

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  2. Debbie
    June 5, 2017

    Thanks for the tour. I am just now getting started with my garden this year in northern VT, after many days of chilly, overcast, rainy weather, when nothing seems to grow except the weeds. I have used those re-purposed “mobile greenhouses” for a while to start seeds and didn’t know anyone else who did. This year I graduated my plants to a larger version, which is a simple boxy frame made of half inch PVC pipe and wrapped in clear plastic, and it seems to be working well. I have onions, kale, peas, broccoli, lettuce, fennel, and lots of garlic planted, and hope to put tomatoes, beans, squash, cucumbers, celery, basil, and other warm weather things into the ground in another week or so.

    As for my favorite gardening tool, at least for starting a garden, I will probably have to say my hands. Once the soil is loosened, I will sift through it, breaking up the lumps and removing any small stones and weeds that the tools missed. I just got a broadfork, which I think may become my new favorite for loosening the dirt in the spring.

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  3. Nancy Jenkins
    May 16, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your gardens. I am trying to get my veggie garden set up, weeds out. Trying to put a natural barrier to keep bunnies out. Lost my peas and beans last year to them.
    I think I will use the tip for portable greenhouse. Trying to grow from root Butter lettuce and also bottom of celery.
    Wish I had a neighbour with a rototiller, not into turning soil/coffee ground mix.
    I don’t know if I do have edible weeds.
    I will be gleaning veggies if success this years veggies. Moving 1/2 a rhubarb to area where my blueberry bushes grow.
    Want to grow what I can blanche and freeze for later in year, Winter.
    I cannot kneel to weed and pick veggies yet still healing from vehicle accident May 2015. Using ND’s medicine, works way better than MD’s Pharmacy medicine, swelling gone down faster.
    I am in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

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  4. Bonnie Little
    May 16, 2017

    My favorite gardening tool is my claw. I don’t really know what it’s called but it looks like a claw. I have big mulched areas that still need plants, and down here in Central Florida, the weeds are absolutely crazy year round. The claw helps me get the roots out much easier. I’m more of a flower gardener than a vegetable gardener. I’ve never quite gotten the hang of growing food in the ground.

    Speaking of which, have you heard of tower gardens? It’s an aeroponic growing method that saves space and water. That’s where I have my lettuces, herbs & veggies. I have 32 plants in the space of the washtub! Maybe something for you to check out. Thanks for the tour!

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    • Dr. Z
      May 19, 2017

      Isn’t Mama Z the best!

      The “claw,” love it! I have my names for stuff, too! 😉

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