Feb. 26, 2012 - Please cut this city chick some slack, starting a garden is soooo much easier than teaching yourself how to write and self-publish an e-book. While I wanted to distribute it for free, it turns out that Kindle authors have to charge at least $.99 for their work.
Fortunately, as part of the marketing campaign for the e-book, I can promote free downloads for up to five days. So you can get a five finger discount of sorts and download the January issue for free between Monday, February 27th through Friday, March 2nd. Honest e-book reviews on Amazon are greatly appreciated.
What's covered in Remedial Veggucation's January Issue:
Easy Edible Gardening Tips
Now that I know how to publish e-books, I hope to pull a couple all-nighters and get the February and March issues finished and published by March 2, 2012.
Global bucket experiment. Leaf mold, composted horse manure, shredded banana leaves and a dash of agricultural lime and the eggplant, spinach and marigold are doing pretty well. Compare the eggplant and the spinach to the spinach and eggplant (far right) in the unfertilized row in back. So far so good!
Mad Scientist Experiments in Urban Homesteading(TM). Dig around my urban homestead blog to see how I'm getting medieval in the garden. I've been slack in updating the website from keeping my hands dirty in our yard thanks to inspiration from several sources including the Buster Brothers and GlobalBuckets.org. These two young men are on a mission to make worldwide malnutrition yesterday's news. See how their ingenuity inspired me to use this trashed footlocker as a planter!
G, what's with the trademarks? The Dervaes Foundation is asking that any reference to the aforementioned terms include the trademark symbol. While I respect their right to do so, I'm not overjoyed that their decision is derailing the good work of other people who are just as passionate in the field namely, the Kelly Coynes and Erik Knutzens of the world - whose Process Self-Reliance book I actually paid money to own - it's that good. As I said, I don't agree but I'm not going to break rules either.
Get to Know Your Food Coupon Lovin' SC Grocery Store Chains
Leave your leaves in the yard - or snag your neighbor's leaves. Think of autumn leaves as a deep conditioner for your garden or yard. About.com's Colleen Vanderlinden offers tips on hoarding those precious leaves to benefit of your yard (or urban homestead).
Thanks to Google Voice, I'll be singing when I get my next cell phone bill.
G, I've Got Something to Share!
Food Bank FAQs and more for you to chew on.
Collecting Coupons is a Lot Like Collecting Baseball Cards
G, Natural Hair Care Savings Too?
Cutting out hairdresser and barber bills was a quick way to save over $1,000 annually. Savings and sage advice aplenty for natural hair newbies like us.
GSolns.com In the News
The fashionista (and sous chef) - Ms. Ani-K
Forced at birth to live with a mother who despises the mall, our 15-year-old fashionista in training has used her challenges to develop a super human ability as a budding designer. She also makes sublime roti bread and can whip up a batch of homemade garden grow bags during commercial breaks for Vampire Diaries.
Life of a Fashion Wannabe
AJ - the sous chef and future video game designer
In his efforts to play the Wii games 24/7, this 11-year old future video game executive manages to whip up a mean pot of spaghetti sauce, sweet potato pancakes and invent cool ways to make homemade popcorn. (AJs Goku costume was inspired by a design that the fashionista developed to upcycle old school khaki pants.)
G, Kids Can Cook Too!
Tony Jr - open to trying new things up to a point
Tony was my first chicken coop test subject. Along with helping make Thanksgiving meals, he's a lover of greens like yours truly and our chickens!
Super Husband - Grounds Maintenance Supervisor by day (and night)
Tall, handsome, a pet lover and a grounds maintenance pro? What more could any urban homesteading woman ask for in a mate? He's the Felix to my Oscar and I love him.
Who Needs GermaineSolutions?
If you're looking for ways to live a better life on a piggy bank budget, then germainesolutions.com is pretty relevant. As I discover tips that reconcile my love/hate relationship with balancing our check book, I hope some of the solutions will also benefit you and yours.
Website/blogging experts advise that a quality website stick to one thing, your niche. I get that. But saving money is multifaceted, and if we could afford to spend hours jumping from one site to the next, would we really need to save money? As an information hound, I've spent my life incorporating simple money saving strategies into my family's lifestyle and there's new stuff available everyday. There's no reason for all of us to hit the snooze button from an upright position. Besides, if most people think that what you're doing is weird or unorthodox, then you're probably on to something special...
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