THE CHRISTIAN HERALD
GARDENING MINISTRY PAGE
Many individuals want to vegetable garden
in their own backyard or vacant lot next to their house, but do not know what to do or even how to get started. This page of THE CHRISTIAN
HERALD bible study website was developed to assist those individuals interested in backyard vegetable gardening. Although my wife
and I have been backyard gardeners of vegetables and flowers for over 40 years, we will be the first to admit that we are not
horticulturists or professional gardeners, and our knowledge and experience is limited, but practical. We hope the information
listed below meets your needs, and is helpful. Nothing is for sale on this page. Only information and guidance is provided!
We might start by asking the question, What is gardening? Wikipedia Encyclopedia defines gardening as "the practice of growing
and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or
overall appearance; some plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for us as
dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people."
Gardening may also
be considered a mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical activity which involves selecting, modifying, developing and tending a
piece of land for the purpose of growing plants, flowers, shrubs, or trees for pleasure, productivity, or profit. People garden in
the ground, in raised beds, in pots or other types of containers, or sometimes even on the roof. Those interested in supporting nature
may garden specifically for butterflies, bees, or birds, or other wildlife.
Backyard gardening is simply the application of gardening
knowledge, principles and activities to a usually small and well defined area of your back yard. Whether one gardens for pleasure,
productivity, or profit, developing a garden can be one of the most enjoyable, productive, and rewarding activities humans can
participate in. It can be just plain fun [and a bunch of work].
Websites and "YouTube Videos" are listed below to provide specific
information and advice for those interested in backyard gardening, including information about vegetables and flowers. These websites
and videos also provide specific, hands-on advice and demonstrate techniques for developing, maintaining, and enjoying your backyard
garden, no matter how small or large.
To view a website or video, just click on the blue links provided below!
PLANT & SOIL DISEASES:
GROWING PEPPERS: (A Hobby I Really Enjoy)
HELPFUL GARDENING BOOKS:
Freeman, Mark, Gardening
In Your Greenhouse, Stackpole Books.
Jeavons, John, How To Grow More Vegetables, Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony.
Pezza, Kim, Backyard Farming:
Growing Vegetables & Herbs (E-Book), Hatherleigh Press.
Philbrick, John, Philbrick, John H., and Philbrick, Helen Louise Porter,
Gardening For Health And Nutrition, Castle Books.
Pleasant, Barbara, Starter Vegetable Gardens, Storey Publishing.
The Everything Backyard Farming Book (E-Book), F&W Media.
Smith, Edward C., The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, Storey Books.
Curtis, The Urban Farmer, Growing Food For Profit On Leased And Borrowed Land, New Society Publishers.
HELPFUL GARDENING WEBSITES
For as the earth
bringeth forth her bud,
and as the garden
causeth the things
that are sown in
it to spring forth; so
the Lord GOD
and praise to spring
all the nations
And the LORD shall
guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul
in drought, and
make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be
like a watered
garden, and like a
spring of water,
And I will bring again
the captivity of my people of Israel, and
they shall build the
waste cities, and inhabit them; and they
shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat
the fruit of them
THE CHRISTIAN HERALD
Judeo-Christian Bible Study
PICTURES OF OUR BACK YARD GARDEN, AND SOME OF IT'S FRUIT...