We thank all our contributors for their submissions to the 2020 Spring Garden Giveaway and appreciate their generosity.
We have 25 gardening ideas and discount offers for you to download and use as you are getting your garden in line this year. You may not find everything immediately useful, but you WILL find a use for all of these great resources over the next months and years.
Don’t pass up this once in a lifetime opportunity to get all of these terrific items – for FREE – in the Spring Garden Giveaway. They will never be combined in this way again!
How does the Spring Garden Giveaway work?
- You sign up with the form below.
- We send you links to the author’s free offers.
- You download the things you are interested in.
- You LOVE these FREE items and your garden thrives!
You have until April 10th to download your items –
after that, they’re gone!
PLUS – Don’t miss out on the contributor bonuses below
Raised Bed Gardening Tips for Every Size Yard by Shelle at Rockin W Homestead
Raised bed gardening may just be the easiest way to grow vegetables and herbs. Make the most of your 4×8 foot plot, you can fit one anywhere, no matter the size of your yard.
The Ultimate Companion Planting Guide by Heidi at Healing Harvest Homestead
Are you interested in maximizing your garden production this year…naturally? Would you like to reduce bad pests while increasing good ones? Knowing which plants work together (are friendly) and which actually can stunt each other (foes) ahead of time to inform your garden planting decisions this year can make all the difference between a beautiful garden that produces and one that doesn’t.
Permaculture Gardening: How to Grow More Food With Less Work by Mindy at Our Inspired Roots
Want to grow food but don’t think you have the time? With the method Mindy teaches in this guide, you’ll be able to grow as much food as you want in as little as 10 hours a week. Really! The added benefit is that you’ll be growing food in a natural, safe, and sustainable way.
Plants for Fruit Guilds by Kathryn at Farming My Backyard
Want to start a food forest but not sure what to plant? Plants For Fruit Guilds is a master list of the best plants for your backyard orchard. Find out what purpose each plant serves and mix and match to create a totally customized fruit tree guild.
Beautiful Edible Plants – Make Your Landscaping Work For You by Shawna at Homegrown Self Reliance
Do you want to try edible landscaping but afraid that it won’t look good? This guide lists all kinds of beautiful edible plants you can use, plus info on their size and what zone they’re best suited for.
How to Grow a Garden for Your Chickens! By Lisa at The Self Sufficient HomeAcre
Learn how to grow a garden for your chickens. It is possible to raise healthy feed and treats for your backyard flock and save money doing it.
5 Cottage Garden Botanicals for the Home Apothecary by Devon at Nitty Gritty Life
Learn everything you need to know, (including how to grow them and how to use them) about these five cottage garden botanicals that offer medicinal benefits in the home apothecary.
Plants to Grow for a Natural Dye Garden by Janet at Timber Creek Farm
Planting a beautiful garden of flowers that can also be used for natural dyes is extra rewarding. Make your own colors for soap making, fabric dyeing, and wool dyeing, by growing these suggestions. Presented as a printable PDF chart.
Tips & Tricks for a Bountiful Garden
Natural Old Time Hacks, Tips, and Recipes for Your Homestead Gardens from Annie at 15 Acre Homestead
Natural remedies, tips, and hacks for pest control, growing healthier plants, and starting with new soil and compost. A complete “no chemical” approach to healthier gardens.
Moon Phase Calendar for April and May of 2020 by Julie at The Farm Wife
Take your gardening to the next level by using the Moon’s Phases and Signs.
Guide to Maximizing Your Garden Productivity by Jason at Seeds for Generations
Want to maximize your garden productivity this year? This Guide provides practical tips and advice for making the best possible use of your space, getting the most food from your plantings, and utilizing tools to make this year the most productive garden year ever!
Keep Bugs Out of Your Garden, Naturally by Mary at Life is Just Ducky
Learn pest control and prevention for your vegetable garden. All organic methods.
Preparing and Starting Your Spring Seeds from Kristi at Stone Family Farmstead
Go from seed to seedling in this concise guide on starting your spring seeds! Even if you’ve never gardened before, this guide will help you learn the basics in seed care, as well as provide further instruction for planting them into your garden! Happy food-growing!
Grow a Great Garden in 15 Minutes a Day by Teri at Homestead-Honey
Do you want to increase your harvests and eliminate overwhelm? Grow a Great Garden in 15 Minutes a Day is full of ideas and action steps to help you create a garden plan for your busy life!
Growing Enough for a Bountiful Pantry by Ann at A Farm Girl in the Making
Learn which vegetables store best long-term, and how much will need to be planted for a year’s worth of food.
Natural Pest Control for Home & Garden by Amber at My Homestead Life
Do you deal with pest issues in your home and garden? Tired of using all of those harmful, toxic, and expensive chemicals? Try our natural pest control tips with recipes you’ll love.
Improving Your Soil
Preparing Healthy Garden Soil by Susan at Learning & Yearning
Healthy garden soil is essential for a disease-free garden and nutrient-dense produce. Learn a simple way to build quality soil with this mini eBook from Learning And Yearning.
Beginner’s Guide to Making Compost by Pam at Brown Thumb Mama
Composting isn’t complicated! With just a little bit of space and a little bit of time, you can make rich, crumbly compost to super-power your garden.
100 Things You Can Compost (And 10 Things You Can’t) by Dawn at Small Footprint Family
Get the scoop on the abundance of items that can be composted. A booklet with 100 things you can compost and 10 you can’t
The Crazy-Long List of Compost Ingredients by Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead
Find out what you can and what you shouldn’t compost – a list of more than 125 compostable items!
Chelsea Green Publishing is offering a 35% discount on all regularly priced books. It’s available to all Spring Garden Giveaway Participants!
Chelsea Green Publishing is recognized as a leading publisher of books on the practice of sustainable living and giving readers hands-on information related to organic farming and gardening, ecology and the environment, and healthy food.
Mary’s Heirloom Seeds ~ Get 10% off all seeds with any purchase over $15.
Mary’s Heirloom Seeds is a “mom and pop” small business created out of a desire to help people become more sustainable and self-sufficient. Our customers know that we are a simple phone call or email away. Most importantly, we are happy to share growing advice freely and include free seed packs with most orders.
The Spring Homesteading Giveaway from Lisa Lombardo & Friends
One winner will take the main prize package and 6 runner-up winners will receive a ‘mini-homesteader’ prize package!
Dates of the giveaway:
Beginning on 3/20/20 at 6 am and ending on 3/29/20 at 11:59 pm (Central Time Zone)
The total value of the Grand Prize is $407.86
6 Prizes with an approximate value of $10 each for our runner-up winners!
Lazy Pecan has 15% off your first order on any gardening item in their store