Mittleider Gardening Method
If you have questions or comments about the Mittleider Gardening Method, this is the category to post them. Mittleider gardening is, in my opinion, the most efficient way to grow fruits and vegetables. Regardless of your climate, soil condition or season, you can grow fruits and vegetables to feed your family and/or your community.
I took these pictures in August of 2014 at Jim Kennard’s Mittleider Boot Camp in Kidder Missouri. I learned a lot during that week of classroom instruction and hands-on application of the Mittleider method, from sowing seeds to harvesting vegetables and everything between. This garden was absolutely amazing and is what I hope to aspire to with my own.
I have tried many different gardening methods; aquaponics, hydroponics, lasagna gardening, composting, etc. and I can tell you that the Mittleider gardening method is less expensive, provides better results, and is easier to accomplish success than any of those other methods. Some of the advantages of the Mittleider Gardening Method are:
- Close plant spacing allows for more plants in less area
- The vertical growth of the plant maximises light availability
- This method uses less water
- Soil mixture and nutrients can be stored long term
- Works for any conditions or climate
- Any skill level
- Soil nutrient depletion and crop rotation can be avoided
If you are considering growing a garden to provide for your family, or maybe even to sell or donate excess produce, I recommend you take a look at the Mittleider Gardening Method. The book is only about $20 and is money well spent. However, if you are on a tight budget or a fixed income, I am sure you can find a Mittleider Gardening Group near you. They have a closed group FaceBook page you can join here: Mittleider Gardening Facebook Group.
You really should read the book before asking a lot of questions though. You can get the book here. Mittleider Gardening Resources