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    7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners & Kids

    Tippy Runs all over town…


    7 Step Organic Gardening Guide

    From a previous story Run Tippy Run, Tippy discovered the health benefits of growing, and eating ORGANIC vegetables. He was determined to spread the word to anyone that will listen. Tippy, began teaching how easy ORGANIC gardening really is. He introduced an Easy 7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners. This story contain gardening tips for the young beginner gardener and the young at heart older gardener

    All age groups will enjoy the quick-read story-like format.

    The story can serves as a catalysts to a summer of garden activities. A great story combined with indoor-outdoor physical activity.

    Tippy tells all citizens… they can grow safe, pure, organic vegetables.he-tells-eveyone-bigger-Copy.png

    Growing Vegetables

    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, and then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.


    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get their hands dirty, feel happier.

    “You can grow your way to better health!” Tippy says.


    Grow Your Way to Better Health

    SO, gardening is not only, fun, good exercise, and tasty; we also discover that rich BLACK DIRT has beneficial attributes.

    There are lots of seed and catalog companies; you can find a wide variety of vegetables to suite almost any taste. Be sure to experiment with heirloom (old fashion) varieties of different vegetables.


    There are over 25000 tomato varieties!


    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.


    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get’s their hands dirty, feel happier.

    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.


    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get’s their hands dirty, feel happier.

    “More green, better health! ” Tippy states.


    Designing Your Garden

    DESIGNING YOUR GARDEN: Start small (100 square feet), look around for a suitable site; shade for cucumbers, full sun for tomatoes. Typically think rectangles; certain shapes make for easy planning, and maintenance.

    TIP: You will improve your design and site selection skills as you gain more experience.

    “The more veggies, the less chance of illness.”


    Bigger Veggies, Prevent Diabetes

    TYPE OF GARDENS: In addition to planning a garden, here are a few other options…Container garden, raised bed, indoor garden, vertical gardening or simply use a windowsill for raising herbs?

    TIP: A large array of strategically placed flower pots can serve your gardening needs.

    PencilTown rather write stories than do anything else.


    No Time for Gardening – We Rather Write Stories


    Citizens use every excuse, so they could write all day.


    Every excuse from Sir Excuse

    “Gardens now, or doctors later.” Tippy quotes.


    Doctor or Gardening?

    Write Story about Gardening

    “Hey kid, why not write a story about gardening?”


    “Can you teach me?” Sir Excuse asks.


    I Don’t Know Much about Gardening

    “I will teach you everything g-One taught me.”


    I Will Teach You


    “Fresh rain makes a healthier plant.”


    Before a Soft Rain

    “g-One explains why only organic grown food is safe.”

    7 steps for beginner gardeners

    Organic Gardening

    “There are only seven basic steps to gardening.”


    Seven Steps

    “The seven gardening steps are…”


    Gardening Seven Steps

    “I will cover ONE STEP at a time.”


    Gardening Seven Step by Step

    “Get an early start by geminating seeds indoors.”


    Step One – Germination

    STARTING FROM SEED: Get a 2-3 months head start on the growing season by germinating seeds indoors while it is still cold outdoors. When it is time for planting, you have a jump start by planting seedling plants vs starting from seeds. You can cut your planting by as much as two months.

    TIP: Use fine well aerated growing medium.

    TIP: You can also water seeds from the bottom by soaking in larger tray of water.

    A seed needs three things to grow…


    What a Seed Needs

    KEEP CONSTANT: It’s easy to start seeds:

    a. Keep at constant 70 Degrees

    b. Hang pair fluorescent lights overhead for 16h/d

    c. Keep soil moist; prevent roots from drying out

    TIP: Use a spray bottle to mist on the soil.

    TIP: 1 Coolwhite, 1 Redlight tube from hardware.

    TIP: Set lights on automatic timer to turn on & off.

    TIP: If seeds get to little light, they will stretch; maintain lights 2-3” above plants.

    It won’t take long, before seedlings sprout leaves.germination-seedlings-in-3-6-weeks.png

    Seedling in 3-6 Weeks

    FAST GROWING: Baby leaves will appear in a couple weeks. A typical tomato plant can grow about an eight of an inch each day.

    What is hardening off?


    Hardening Off

    ACCLIMATE: A “Hardening off” process will acclimate the young seedlings from their ideal indoor growing conditions, for the more unpredictable harsh outdoor weather. Too much direct sun, can burn the young leaves, cold temperature, and wind, can stunt the growth of the plant, too much water, and plants can suffer root rot, or get washed away.

    TIP: Find a protected area near the house, or place tray under a canopy outside for a 2-4 hours per day. Repeat 7-14 days.

    Can’t I just stick my seedlings in the dirt?


    Loosen the Soil

    PREPARE SOIL FOR PLANTING: The idea is to create a fine texture, or loose and crumbly soil. Turn the soil, to find, and remove any large rocks, debris, roots, weeds or branches.

    TIP: Healthy loose rich soil is the foundation for healthy plants. The looser the soil, the easier roots move through the dirt. The deeper the roots, the stronger, and bigger the plant.

    All plants need is dirt, and water right?


    Feed the Plants

    ORGANIC FERTILIZER: Use a fertilizer like cow manure to add nutrients to the soil. Use can also use sheep manure, blood meal, soybean meal etc., depending on what vegetables you plan to grow. And don’t forget to always add generous amounts of organiccompost to maintain soil nutrients levels.

    When the weather gets warm, it’s time to plant.


    Time to Plant Seedlings

    TRANSPLANT TO THE GARDEN: You’ve maintained your indoor germination chamber, with seedlings getting taller, and roots rapidly expanding to fill the tray, after about 6-10 weeks, you have hardened the young plants off, enriched the soil, it is time to plant those seedlings into the garden. Carefully remove and plant into the dirt one at a time. About 12-24 inches apart to give each other room to expand.

    TIP: Pre-water the hole with a fertilizer solution to provide immediate moisture, and nutrients to the plants rooting system for a good start in the new garden, and reduce transplant shock.

    Water plants during, and after planting.water-step5.png

    Time to Water

    KEEP GARDEN WATERED: Not so much so as to flood the young plants out their holes, or to much to cause root rot. But just enough to keep roots moist and from drying out. There is no set time to water a garden. Watering is governed more by observation, to much heat or wind can cause more dryness thus require more frequent watering.

    TIP 1: DANGER OF THE FROST – Some morning might present an overnight frost on leaves of tender plants. Don’t panic, just wash the frost off BEFORE sunrise. It is not the frost that kills the plant, but the interaction of sunlight and frost that kills.

    TIP 2: MULCH – sprinkle some mulch on top of ground to help hold the moisture.

    Keep soil weed free, after planting.cultivate.png


    WEEDING: Do not let annual weeds mature and go to seed. Be vigilant, keep your garden weed free! Constant cultivation will keep weed population in retreat. This is another good reason beginner gardeners should start small.

    TIP: There are many tools at a gardeners disposal; short hand held, or long handles. Optionally, you can lay a generous amount of solid ground covers in-between plant rows (blocked sunlight, kill the weeds). Weeding is another perfect time for a little soil therapy for you and your kids.

    Use safe natural pest control.


    Pest Control

    PEST CONTROL: It’s a given that insects are attracted to vegetable plant leaves. Again, don’t panic. A few tricks can go a long way toward giving in a little to Mother Nature (let insects have their share), and still reap the rewards of a good harvest.

    TIP: Some organic gardeners will use homemade water bottles filled with crushed garlic spray to ward off insects. Others maintain a concoction of chili pepper sprays, cayenne peppers, onions, the list goes. Experiment yourself and see if you can discover a better homemade bug spray. Be preemptive, spray BEFORE insects arrive. Spray both top and bottom of leaves to help prevent a large insect infestation.

    Start to harvest in as early as six weeks.


    Harvest Time

    That’s everything you need to know about gardening.summary-this-is-it.png

    That’s It!

    “This sounds easy,” Sir Excuse says.all-to-easy.png

    Sounds like Fun

    SO, this summer Sir Excuse plants an organic garden…in-no-time-at-all-harvest-time.png

    In Two Months

    Sir wrote many good stories, including this one–the book you are now reading. write-many-stories-books.png

    Sir Wrote Many Books

    Half of what you eat should be green foods.


    Every Meal – Is Half Vegetables

    Grow more green, eat more green, better health.


    Final Choice

    Remember the 4 Basics to Life Long Health

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    4 Basics

    The End

    eBook – For All Mobile Types

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    7 step gardening guide

    All age groups will enjoy the Quick-Read, and story-like format. There are plenty of Garden Tips for every gardener.

    The book encourages readers by providing the health benefits of starting a small backyard garden. In as quickly as a couple of months, harvesting fresh organic vegetables can begin, and it will be exciting moments for young kids, and grandkids.

    This beginner’s guide help makes backyard gardening easier than ever to understand, no verbose language, or long winded words, it provides all the rationale on why you should keep your first backyard garden very small.

    Buy the eVersion on Amazon 7 Step Organic Gardening Guide

    Don’t forget to leave an Amazon book review.


    DayStarBooks: H is for Gardening

    Copyright © 1988-2010

    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced

    without written consent from the author.

    Based on original characters

    created and illustrated by Ike Austin.

    Story Summary: Series 2 – Outgrow Diabetes.

    Help kids draw their future without diabetes.

    Printed in the United States of America.

    For information,


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    7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

    Eastern Market Useful Facts

       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    New Cultivars – Every Year!
    Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Mother’s Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors – Market Characteristics:
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police will turn a blind eye:) A typical 3 – 5-minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.

    EMFBG – Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

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