Plan Your Best Garden | GARDEN PLANNING | The Pantry Chat

Published January 19, 2022 16,054 Views

Regardless of the space available to you, there are ways to maximize your garden space so you can grow as much as your area will allow. We're talking about garden planning basics in today's Pantry Chat!

Learn practical ways to expand and extend your growing season, how to work WITH your climate rather than against it, what the MOST important thing in gardening is, plus other tips for getting your crops to produce the best they can.

For even more tips (and other garden planning videos or podcasts) visit our blog post all about garden planning here:



- Redmond Real Salt:
- Azure Standard:
- Clyde's Garden Planner (use code "homesteadingfamily" for 10% off):

0:00 - Chit Chat
6:20 - Healthy Salt
12:21 - Garden Planning
12:?? - Last Frost Date
16:00 - Garden Planner
17:50 - What Grows Well
19:15 - Seeds
27:03 - Seed Saving
29:00 Starting Indoors or Outdoors
31:28 - Keep Records



WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here:

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
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A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop:

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using:

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me! Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes.
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living:
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks!
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods.
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden.
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments.
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation:
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs.
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard.
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year:

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