Saturday, August 1, 2015

Urban & Suburban Organic Gardening Kit Review

I recently got Urban & Suburban Organic Gardening Kit to review. 


Abundant Living presents the perfect kit for beginner or master gardeners living in urban or suburban areas. This set includes 37 varieties of organic, non-hybrid, non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds strategically chosen to be planted in Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring gardens.

The kit includes 1 year of seeds for:
  • Arugula - Great in salads!
  • Lettuce - Also great in salads!
  • Beets - I like them best in smoothies. Travis likes them cooked.
  • Broccoli - I like them best steamed. Mica and Isaak like the hard part cut off their steams, and cut up like carrots. 
  • Cabbage - I like cabbage best roasted with olive oil, garlic power, salt and pepper. Isaak and Mica like it fresh with nothing done to it.
  • Cauliflower - I like it best roasted with olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and crushed red pepper. 
  • Celery - Goes in the boy's lunch almost every time.  
  • Cucumber - Is great in salads, plain, juiced, or in smoothies. I think we'll attempt to can pickles next summer!
  • Kale - Steamed for breakfast! 
  • Kohlrabi - I've never had it, but it's related to the cabbage. I'm sure we'll love it! 
  • Mustard - Homemade mustard = Yumminess!
  • Parsley - As an additive in a lot of things.
  • Sweet Peppers - Cooked, or raw in a salad.
  • Radish - In a salad.
  • Spinach - In smoothies, salads, or lasagna.
  • Squash - Did anyone say Spaghetti Squash Pie?
  • Swiss Chard - Steamed with a squirt of lemon juice, a sprinkle of pepper, and Himalayan salt.
  • Tomatoes - So many ways to eat those!



This spring we planted green beans, peas, strawberries, and some greens. The greens never came up. We were so sad. :( Travis thinks he planted them too deep. Last year we had great success with greens. It was kind of a crappy year to plant a garden. There just wasn't a lot of time, and when we had time it was raining, raining and raining some more. It is something we try every year! 

Besides veggies, most years we plant potatoes:

 
In the fall we'll use this kit to plant all we can. Squash, cauliflower, and broccoli I know all love to be planted in the fall. The rest will have to wait for next spring. 

It also includes a Diatomaceous Earth with Calcium Bentonite, a natural pest control powder that won't harm any children or pets who may get into it. This stuff leaked in my box, and got all over things. I still have some left.



The kit also includes cover crop seed for naturally building up soil fertility AND a mix of seeds to grow plants which specifically draw good insects to pollinate your garden and eat the bad bugs!

As an added bonus, there is a hard copy of the book, Beyond Organic Gardening, which will help with everything from planning your garden to preserving your harvest.




The items in the kit have a retail value of over $99.99, but they are offering it on Amazon.com for a limited time for just $39.99.

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5 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I did strawberries, green peppers, cherry tomatoes and beef steak tomatoes this year. It was my first time at trying to grow our own veggies. Only 2 peppers grew, no strawberries, but the tomatoes are thriving! I need to figure out what went wrong and retry the strawberries and peppers next year.

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a great kit. It sounds like they thought of everything.

indah nuria Savitri said...

I love the tagline..Salad for a year..perfect for me :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I love arugula but I didn't plant any this year. All I planted was tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini. Plus I always make a place for herbs.

~ Noelle said...

We keep saying we want to plant a garden. I guess we need to see what is good to plant at this season and really try to get to working on it.

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