Written on April 9, 2011 at 1:00 am , by Catherine Davis
You may or may not know that April 12th is Home Farming Day. Not only is it a day to kick off a new planting season but it’s an entire movement involving the creation of home farms across the country, including a live Plantathon in New York City and the community groundbreakings in Tampa and L.A.
To help families like my own begin the experience of growing our own herbs and vegetables, the Triscuit Home Farming website was launched. For me, this has become quite a valuable resource as I navigate the ins and outs of developing my very own raised bed vegetable home farm. During my home farming trial, I’ll be sharing my progress from the moment we created the raised bed to the day we start harvesting crops, all of which I’d love to tell you more about in the video introduction below.
Years ago, I attempted a vegetable garden that not only produced very little crop but was taken over by weeds, insects and the neighborhood herd of rabbits. The important (and expensive) lesson I learned that year was that vegetable farming requires knowledge and dedication. In an effort to truly create a vegetable farm that can produce crops to supplement and in some instances, even replace our grocery expenses; we’re relying on the expertise of Triscuit Home Farming expert, Paul James. He has created an amazing collection of home farming videos that not only tell you how to properly create and nurture a farm but show you how to.
WIN THE ULTIMATE HOME FARM
To celebrate the new planting season, the Triscuit Home Farming Sweepstakes is giving a lucky entrant $1,000 to create their own ultimate home farm. Can you even imagine how much food you could grow for your family with that kind of farm? I can! In the next few months, I’ll be sharing my own home farming journey with just a $300 budget and let me tell you that can create quite the starter vegetable home farm for even our large family of five.
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