Stefani Bittner

Grow Better Greens: From Seed to Salad

Stefani Bittner
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Meet Stefani Bittner, author of a bestselling edible garden book and your guide to delicious greens in your own backyard. In this first lesson, Stefani will walk you through some of the basics: What should you plant? When should you plant it? Where you should plant it? These are the questions she's here to answer.
Now that you've selected what and where to plant, it's time to figure out what those greens will grow in. Stefani digs into the subject of soil and compost, showing you how to get the most out of your garden, whether it's a planter on your deck or a raised bed in your backyard.
Having Stefani to guide you is like getting to shop with an expert at the nursery. She'll show you exactly what to look for when choosing and planting seeds. Then discover the best way to space and transplant, so that your garden is both beautiful and bountiful!
How can you maximize your garden while also only growing what you need? In this lesson, Stefani will show you how to plant smart. That means succession planting to ensure you have a consistent output, along with intercropping to make sure you're making good use of your space.
A garden can't grow unless it's properly watered. Let Stefani show you when to and how much water you should use, along with some tips on how to fertilize the soil using a variety of tools. Finally, she walks you through how to keep the good insects in and pests out of the space you've created.
You've done the work, now comes the fun! Let Stefani show you how to harvest and clean your greens without bruising them, while allowing enough leaves to remain in the garden so that you've got fresh salad for months at a time. All set? Now add some olive oil, vinegar or citrus, and salt and start eating!
Leafy lettuce is great, but a well-rounded, edible garden isn't complete without the addition of a few hearty greens. Learn how to parse different varieties of kale, mustard greens and chard. Then watch as Stefani takes a walk through her own garden to put together a salad worth copying.
Now that you've mastered simpler salads, it's time to get creative. If you're growing an organic garden, just about anything in it is fair game. Stefani shows you the incredible variety of herbs and edible flowers available, then shows you how to put them together for a delicious show-stopper salad.
 
 
8 Lessons
1  hrs 58  mins

Discover how to make salads the most exciting part of your meal! Edible-garden designer and best-selling author Stefani Bittner shows you how to grow healthy greens and herbs in your own backyard. First, learn when and where you should plant your garden for optimal results. Then, explore the ins and outs of soil and compost, so your plants get the nutrients they need. Stefani even shows you how to shop for seeds, space your greens and transplant, for a beautiful, bountiful garden. Next, find out why succession planting and intercropping are important techniques to learn, get expert tricks for watering and fertilizing your plants, and learn how to keep pests out of your space. Finally, see how to harvest your plants, and plant hearty greens such as kale and chard, herbs, and edible flowers for a well-balanced garden you’ll love. And, see how to combine your ingredients, for delicious salads even your pickiest eaters will devour.

Stefani Bittner

Stefani Bittner enjoys creating gardens that are both edible and beautiful. Her Bay Area design firm, Homestead Design Collective, allows her to bring this passion to life every day. When she’s not creating aesthetic edible gardens for clients, you can find Stefani writing for industry publications, including Sunset Magazine, C Magazine and Gardenista. She is also the co-author of the best-selling book The Beautiful Edible Garden.

Stefani Bittner

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