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Garden: A Guide for Beginners downloadable pdf course
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Gardening: Digital Guide for Beginners

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I ♡ DIGGING IN THE DIRT.

Do you dream about growing a garden, whether it’s part of your backyard or in containers on your fire escape, but don’t know where to start?

Do you research gardening online and feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of information out there?

Do you want a simple, fun and straightforward approach to gardening at home so that you can dive in right now?

That’s why I wrote this guide! It’s part heart, part 20 years of digging, experimenting, and planting and harvesting.

The Guide

I've done the research, read the books, made the mistakes.

And put my knowledge in this easily digestible resource. At 17 pages, my beginning gardening guide is designed to be simple, straightforward and packed with useful information, including links to dig deeper and learn more. I promise you: Less overwhelm and more satisfaction. Less frustration and more success. Less work and more harvest.

It includes everything you need to for a grand adventure -- planning, growing, maintenance, troubleshooting. Also includes a page dedicated to gardening with kids as well as a garden planning grid and printable worksheet to track your seed sowing (year after year), transplanting and harvest.

This is a digital PDF download that will land in your inbox shortly after purchase! There are many embedded links within the PDF but you might also choose to print it out. 

INSIDE THE GUIDE:

* Planning. For your garden zone, sunlight requirements, soil prep, fencing.

* Growing. What to grow and where, succession planting, companion planting. 

* Maintenance. Watering, thinning, pest and disease troubleshooting and treatment, fertilizer and nutrient requirements.

* Forever membership in the Dig Community, a private facebook group

Also:

* my favorite garden tools

* tips for how to garden with kids

* printable garden planning grid and planting worksheet 

I've done the research, read the books, made the mistakes.

And put my knowledge in this easily digestible resource. At 17 pages, my beginning gardening guide is designed to be simple, straightforward and packed with useful information, including links to dig deeper and learn more. I promise you: Less overwhelm and more satisfaction. Less frustration and more success. Less work and more harvest.

It includes everything you need to for a grand adventure -- planning, growing, maintenance, troubleshooting. Also includes a page dedicated to gardening with kids as well as a garden planning grid and printable worksheet to track your seed sowing (year after year), transplanting and harvest.

This is a digital PDF download that will land in your inbox shortly after purchase! There are many embedded links within the PDF but you might also choose to print it out. 

INSIDE THE GUIDE:

* Planning. For your garden zone, sunlight requirements, soil prep, fencing.

* Growing. What to grow and where, succession planting, companion planting. 

* Maintenance. Watering, thinning, pest and disease troubleshooting and treatment, fertilizer and nutrient requirements.

* Forever membership in the Dig Community, a private facebook group

Also:

* my favorite garden tools

* tips for how to garden with kids

* printable garden planning grid and planting worksheet 

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21 August 2020

So helpful!

Love everything about this little company! The Gardening guide is perfect for a beginning gardener and I am excited to put it to use when I begin planning my first garden next spring. Highly recommend!

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Candace R.
United States United States
22 April 2020

Super helpful!

Not too much information, but enough to get started and not feel overwhelmed! There’s so much stuff on the internet and in books that leads me down lots of rabbit holes, so this little guide is perfect for me!

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Stephanie .
United States United States
12 April 2020

great resource

My daughter and I love using this guide as we plan our garden. I love the suggestions and learning from your experiences. Thank you!

JT
Julia T.
United States United States
11 April 2020

Excellent for everyone, little to big

I downloaded this guide for my daughter to read. It's a great guide!! I love it. She loves it!! Even after gardening for life I learned so much from it - it's for everyone, little to big. Excellent stuff.

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Sarah
United States United States
07 June 2019

Pure Gold

Thank you for the gardening manual. Those 17 pages are PURE GOLD for a novice like me. You will learn the fundamentals of starting your own vegetable garden but won’t be overwhelmed. The gardening manual is PURE GOLD for a novice like me. Tips about soil conditions/preparation, companion gardening, what to grow.... all tidbits that make vegetable gardening accessible to all. Who knew burlap from our local coffee roaster was the answer to weeds in my garden paths? Now, my paths are covered with burlap. I did not attend the class live but viewed the video later. I found that reading the manual first was very helpful. And less than a week later---my soil was prepped, and 8 tomato plants are in the ground! Like Nici's other workshops, she generously shares her years of experience, knowledge, and heart with participants. I highly recommend this workshop. In less than two hours, you will be armed with all information needed to start growing your own food.

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Helia
03 June 2019

This little guide is EVERYTHING!!

I planted my garden today, holding onto those pages with my dirty hands, like my garden depended on it!! I learned SO much, it would not have been the same without you �

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Jaime
01 June 2019

A gardening jackpot!

This gardening guide is a real jackpot of information that has taught me SO much more than I expected. My husband and I have been seat-of-our-pants gardeners for several years now so I wasn’t sure how much we would truly stand to gain from it but we both poured over every single page and were so amazed at how much it has to offer! Not only is it extremely readable and well organized, it is visually appealing with wonderful diagrams and images to compliment the flow. I know we will be keeping it on hand and coming back to it time and time again for reference. Our favorite part? The section on including your kids in your gardening adventures to inspire love and learning - we can’t wait to get started planning our family garden together! This guide easily gets five stars from us!!

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Eliza B.
01 June 2019

Everything I needed to know to start my garden!

I've had many failed attempts at gardening over the past decade and I had nearly given up until I found Nici. I watched her gardening adventures on Instagram stories and felt inspired to try again, especially now that my kids want to be involved. Nici's guide is gorgeous, easy to follow and only contains the info I really need to know. I can tell she poured her heart into it and I'm already well on my way to creating my own little garden at home. Thank you, Nici!

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Corinne B.
23 May 2019

Thank you for your time and knowledge!

Nici, First, thank you so much for taking time to offer something like this live workshop! I was diligently scratching away on my notepad as I am fairly new to gardening! A lot of the information was very helpful...in particular the info about WHERE to plant things and WHAT to plant together and WHY things go wrong. Last summer I planted ***** nilly and had about 100 cucumbers, 3 carrots, a few handfuls of spinach and one snap pea...ha! The laid back, conversational vibe was great, as well as actually showing us your garden set up (with a well timed grazing deer in the background, I might add...don't know if you noticed that!) I'm also glad that you went over time without a second thought. Those of us "live" with you were all in (at least that's what it looked like to me!) and I think it would have felt abrupt if you would have stopped at 75 mins as planned. Off to learn more about my zone and investigate some plant starts from the local nursery! Thank you, thank you.

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Becky
12 July 2019

Not what I expected

This was not what I had hoped for. I found it super basic, and I am by no means a master gardener. I am a beginner but I found a lot of the answers were more along the lines of “just see what works for you” or “sometimes you just have to try and figure it out”. I didn’t find many hard and concrete answers. I was hoping it could be a reference and I didn’t find that.

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Clare B.
United States United States
18 July 2019
DIG + CO.

Hi Clare, Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. I'm bummed the guide didn't meet your expectations. It was not my intention to give 'concrete answers' in a general resource like this, given the issues that might come up specific to your soil, climate, exposure, plants grown etc. My hope is that this guide is a foundational, empowering tool upon with which you can find the answers to your questions. Gardening is definitely a puzzle, with the rules changing every season. It is indeed a 'sometimes you just have to try' situation. That said, if there are specific things you're looking for, I'm here to answer. :) The facebook forum is an especially great resource! I check in about once a week there, replying to questions.

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