Last Post of 2011 and What’s in Store for 2012

Posted on Dec 19 2011 - 2:57am by Mike Lieberman

This is gonna be the last post of 2011..hard to believe it’s over.

Have lots planned for 2012 and want to share some of it with you.

Most of which is based on the most and least popular posts of the year, along with all the emails, comments on this site and on the Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube.

In 2012, I am going to be focusing even more attention on showing you how to grow your own food with little to no space. These are the topics that I’m going to be focusing on:

  • Apartment Gardening. Going to get more into how to best find, utilize and grow the most in the space that you have.
  • Indoor Gardening. Not only will I share how to start seeds indoors to get a jump on the season, but also how to grow indoors year round. Might be throwing some hydroponics in the mix as well.
  • Container Gardening. Still focusing on self-watering containers. Will be giving more tips on maintaining your containers and what grows best in them.
  • DIY Projects. Have lots of ideas for projects to experiment with in the new year such as a worm pot container, bookshelf herb garden and more.
  • Indoor Composting. When I lived in New York, I made my own compost bin and attempted to make my own worm bin unsuccessfully. Really looking forward to experimenting with some new composting ideas for those of us without the land.
  • Garden Recipes. Will continue to share the seasonal garden recipes, but will be focusing more on what’s actually growing in my garden or what you are growing in yours.
  • Insects & Diseases. Will help to identify specific pests and diseases and how to best remedy them.
  • Reasons to Grow & Health Benefits. Will continue to share the reasons to grow your own food such as the fact that we are humans and that our food travels such a far distance. In 2012, going to be expanding that out to the health benefits of what you are growing as well. Did you know that raw garlic is a great anti-microbial? See…stuff like that.
  • Tips & How Tos. The simple tips and how to posts will be a mainstay for 2012 as well.

As per usual, these posts will be quick and to the point for you to easily understand and get started.

I’ve already partnered up with some great sponsors including, The Greenhouse Catalog, Rainbow Worms, Safer Brand and Vertical Home Gardening to share their products and get your garden going for 2012.

The most important thing is that the information helps you out, so what questions or posts would you like to see relating to these topics or what other topics would you like to be covered?

Thanks for a great 2011 and here’s to an even better 2012!

25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Georgianne December 19, 2011 at 8:25 am -

    love the hydroponics, curious about growing indoors year-round. maybe incorporate some off-the-grid ideas that go hand in hand with growing your own food (using solar heat to keep plants through chilly nights, diy water collection for maintaining plants, etc)

  2. Edward December 19, 2011 at 8:48 am -

    I’ve been looking into a homemade hydroponic setup with old laundry detergent bottles for containers and air pumps, and feeding the plants using compost tea (from many sources), epsom salt, and maybe some other things.

  3. Rishi December 19, 2011 at 10:09 am -

    Great work Mike, keep it coming!

  4. Mike Lieberman December 19, 2011 at 10:50 am -

    Thanks Rishi. Have a great holiday season.

  5. Mike Lieberman December 19, 2011 at 10:51 am -

    That sounds pretty intricate. Would love to see what you come up with.

  6. Mike Lieberman December 19, 2011 at 10:51 am -

    Thanks for the feedback. Will look into that. Have a great new year!

  7. Lori Alper December 19, 2011 at 11:46 am -

    I’m amazed at how organized you are for 2012! Wish some of that would rub off on me. Happy holidays and I look forward to all you have in store for next year.

  8. Ronnie December 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm -

    I would like a “dealing with neighbors that scowl at you while gardening article”. I get everything from puzzled looks to looks like “how dare you” or like I’m some sort of freak. I guess in my neighborhood growing useless palm trees is normal, but growing vegetables is downright psychotic.

    …And yes, more ways to keep bugs away. I can’t even figure out what is eating my spinach because the culprit never sticks around long enough for me to find him:( 

  9. Raven December 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm -

    Indoor gardening and apartment gardening sound like great topics for the new year. I grow herbs indoors, but most of the time they do not make it to the spring. Also, compost building would come in handy.

  10. Mike Lieberman December 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm -

    Hahaha. I’m on it. You need to be too :-0

  11. wvhiker December 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm -

    Just found your site and it is one I definitely will return to. I am going to try some swc’s this coming year and am interested in that aspect. 

  12. Wvhiker December 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm -

    For the longest time I would find half- eaten tomatoes lying around my raised beds. Squirrels? Birds? Try a groundhog that I caught eating my Better Boys. I grew 5 types of tomatoes this year and he ate all of them except for my Romas! Ahhhhhhhh! BTW, my neighbors actually like my garden as their little girl comes over and takes and helps herself, which is OK by me. 

  13. Mike Lieberman December 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm -

    Word. Keep me updated and hit me up with any questions.

  14. Mike Lieberman December 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm -

    I’m on it. Thanks for the feedback and have a great holiday season.

  15. Mike Lieberman December 19, 2011 at 8:56 pm -

    It’s your neighbors destroying your plants. Not bugs 😉

  16. Karen Lynch December 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm -

    Hi there!  If you have time in 2012, could you talk about plants that grow well in shallow soil?  My husband built me a vertical gutter garden but the soil will only be about 4″ deep.  As far as I know 6″ is really the minimum but everyone else seems to have luck with vertical gardens lately.

  17. Mike Lieberman January 3, 2012 at 10:49 am -

    Most definitely. Will get on that as it’s something that I’ve been experimenting with too.

  18. Anonymous January 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm -

    My husband is on board, and we too want to learn to grow safe food. Would raise chickens too, but don’t think the neighbors would appreciate that fact.

  19. Mike Lieberman January 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm -

    They’d be safer than the chickens that your neighbors are getting from the grocery store…

  20. Paula January 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm -

    Look forward to 2012

  21. Paula January 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm -

    Look forward to 2012

  22. Mike Lieberman January 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm -

    Most def and here it is.

  23. Briannasgarden January 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm -

    This is MIgardener from youtube, I really love your channel and im quite sure ive seen every single video, i love them. keep them coming!

  24. Briannasgarden January 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm -

    love the channel

  25. Andrew January 8, 2012 at 11:21 pm -

    you rock!!!!!

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