If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ve probably guessed that I’m a huge fan of Nicola Newman (artist, writer, and gardening teacher). I enrolled in and LOVED her Flourish with Painting & Creativity online course – and then became addicted to soaking up her blog posts, videos, and then her Grow Organic Food In Pots online course.
In this post, I’m going to share some of the fun things I did as a result of Grow Organic Food In Pots – and why I purchased three copies of the course (one for me, one for a friend, and one for a lucky reader of this blog post).
And then finally, I’m going to tell you how you can easily enter to win one of two free places in the course (worth $350 each).
We planted an organic potted garden
As the name of the course suggests, we grew a number of exciting plants in pots. We chose items that we would use frequently – like basil, mint, parsley, strawberries, chillies, spinach and tomatoes. The thai basil and mint have by far been my favourite. Thanks to Nicola’s course these have thrived as we’ve placed them in great locations with nutritious soil.
We applied some of the lessons to our veggie garden
We then copied principles from the course to plant a veggie garden as well, featuring beans, carrots, kale, spinach, eggplants, beetroots, capsicum, and other yummy vegetables. Although we had some misses (mostly I suspect from using old seeds that we’d had in the cupboard for a loonnnggg time), we have had lots of delicious wins! (Note: Nicola has another online course that can help with creating a veggie patch which is currently on sale – it’s called The Abundant Veggie Patch System and I am VERY tempted to sign up myself!)
We’ve been enjoying salads and juices
I’ve had fun making some of our salads and juices with items from the potted garden and veggie garden. Adding spinach, mint and lime to my green smoothies has been a hit, and thai basil and tomatoes to our salads – yum. I LOVE chilli too – so it’s ben going in EVERYTHING just about!
We built a worm farm
Grow Organic Food In Pots also teaches you how to build a worm farm – now that was a fun one to create. My 2 year old son Daniel and I have had some fun times regularly feeding the worms – and using their castings in the garden.
We started to become interested in other gardening
We have also begun to get interested in other aspects of gardening and plant life – with some random Googling here and there, sunflowers being planted in the garden, potting roses, and pointing out and taking photos of beautiful plants and gardens on our morning walks. I think this was sparked by learning more about plants and gardening through Nicola’s course.
I’m about to start Mission Rescue the Lemon Tree
My old lemon tree is started to look a bit sickly – and thankfully Nicola’s course will come to the rescue here too, with a video teaching you how to replant a lemon tree in a pot. This is next on my To Do list!
We can’t wait to do it all over again
One of the best things about Grow Organic Food In Pots is that you don’t just have once-off access to the materials – but can return to them over and over again. My husband and I are currently looking to buy a new house, and can’t wait to take our pots with us when we move, and start a fresh veggie garden in our new backyard.
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HOW TO WIN ONE OF TWO PLACES IN THE GROW ORGANIC FOOD IN POTS E-COURSE (WORTH $350 each):
I am excited to announce that we have two places to giveaway in the Grow Organic Food In Pots e-course. To enter, please follow the instructions below.
- Ensure you are signed up to my newsletter list as this giveaway is exclusive to subscribers. You can do this via the sign up box at the bottom of this page.
- Tell me in the comments below – what are you hoping to grow in your organic potted garden?
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CAN’T WAIT + WANT TO SIGN UP TO THE COURSE NOW?
Can’t wait to find out if you’re a winner as you want to get started now? Nicola is currently having a sale on all of her gardening courses. You can read more and enrol in:
- Grow Organic Food In Pots here (usually $350, currently $97);
- The Abundant Veggie Patch System here (usually $550, currently $147);
Let’s soar together,