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Grow Your Own

How productive is your vegetable garden across the months of Summer? Do you collect ingredients for dinner from the garden each evening? I do and you can too.

  • Do you want to start a vegetable garden?
  • Do you have a garden but wish it was more productive?
  • Are you an experienced gardener but looking to monitor and track the progress of your garden?
  • Would you like to have a planting plan for each season?
  • Are you unsure about how to start?    Start here.

Grow your Own – your guide to Grow Fresh is a practical guide in an easy to read format.

It does not matter how much space you have, or do not have to grow a vegetable garden. It is what you do with the space that you have available and what you learn as you progress through the seasons that is important. Grow your Own – Your guide to Grow Fresh is a practical planning and recording tool that will allow you to get the most from YOUR garden.
Get the most from your vegetable garden

Grow your Own – your guide to Grow Fresh e-book is designed to assist people who would love to start their own vegetable garden but it is not only for new gardeners. Experienced gardeners will find the included seasonal garden journal a worthwhile tool.

This is why….

As a new season approaches this is an example of the conversation in my mind……

Were my tomato seeds in at this time last year?

What were those yellow cherry tomatoes that were prolific and gorgeously sweet that I planted last year? I had three yellow varieties and one was much nicer than the others.”

These questions, and more, run through my mind leading into a new season.

Is this the same for you?

If the answer is yes, Grow your Own – Your guide to Grow Fresh can assist you.

I plant so many vegetables in our productive garden across the year that once the season rolls around again I usually have very little recollection of how many plants I had planted, the variety, timing and which of the organic pest control options I tried that worked best.

In a bid to solve my own absent-mindedness I have created this e-book and the included journal as a mechanism to record all of the important information about my garden. In the following years the information is easy to find and provides clear answers to the types of questions such as those above that you may think about as a season approaches.

There are some clever electronic garden planner apps currently available that allow you to map out your vegetable garden, however, I have not found one that provides you with a catalogue that contains all of the seeds that you may wish to plant. I have not found one that takes into account your particular soil type, a crazy Summer, the two week holiday you had at Christmas or the experience that provides the real understanding your own garden, your input and the plants that you choose to add to it.

The key to a productive garden is knowing exactly what grows well in your garden space, with all of it’s unique qualities, including your time and input to the process.

This makes perfect sense right? The difficult part is putting this into action – take the journal out to the garden and use it.

The greatest results I have achieved in my garden are all because I have made notes, I have created blog posts and started a journal, I have recorded my harvests, the pest issues and solutions. I can say that I now have a clear understanding of my garden, it’s rhythm and my own. Do you know yours??

After a year of completing a journal, I assure you that you will.

Summer is nearing, it is the time of year that I spend the most time in the garden and also the time of year that I harvest the most fresh produce. I start to think about what to plant and what I would like to harvest and grow many months prior to Summer because I know how long it takes for the plants to be raised, get established and be ready to harvest.

Grow You Own – Your guide to Grow Fresh

  • 57 pages of tips information and motivation to grow Fresh for a low price of $8.99 AUD, simple to read and use
  • Experience and record your garden for a year via a seasonal garden Journal that works in conjunction with seasonal planting notes and activities
  • Print or add your notes to the journal pages
  • Determine the optimum number of plants for your garden
  • Follow basic vegetable rotation principles
  • Practical space planning tips
  • Seed saving
  • and so much more……

Content Sample Grow Your Own


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Our Garden:

I started a productive garden three and a half ago with four raised garden beds and a raised herb bed. I have slowly been taking over the backyard since then. I now also have three additional areas between the raised garden beds, the fence line of our property and at least the same space again in a recently established garden area. Numerous pots and other planting areas also feature at the ends of the garden beds.

These garden beds allow us to grow fresh vegetables all year round. Each year we are reducing the amount of vegetables we purchase at the local grocer as production from the garden continues to increase.  When our little fruit trees mature we will have a well rounded, very productive garden space that feeds the family.

I know how to get the most from my garden space. I can help you to get the most from yours.

Garden harvest

Garden planner benefits:

Completion of a detailed seasonal garden planner is the best way to ensure that you are getting the most out of your garden.

A vegetable garden requires time and effort. It is not something that you can create and then forget. It requires the consistent investment of time and attention to the space that you create. With some attention your garden can flourish and provide you with an abundance of fresh produce. It contains practical prompts and information to guide you on your journey to grow fresh food.

Grow Fresh Vegetable Garden Journal Example

My practical guide is full of growing tips and information that will help you to get the most from YOUR garden. It is 57 pages to help you get started, or improve your garden harvests. Get your copy here for a low price of $8.99, it contains years of my experience collated to give you a head start in your journey to Grow Fresh.

The ebook is available to purchase via Paypal for immediate download in a handy PDF format. PDF format allows you to print or save a copy to your PC.

No Paypal account? No problem. E-mail me for direct (bank)  deposit details.

Find out more, see what else is included and what people are saying about it or

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Are you ready to start to Grow Fresh? I would love to see how your garden progresses so please make sure that you share your progress with me and other backyard gardeners on my Facebook page.


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  • lizzie @ strayedtable October 28, 2014, 8:52 am

    Your book looks fantastic, loads of great ideas and worksheets to keep record of your garden – nice. Perfect for starter gardeners and those who want to get organised. Well done.

    • Kyrstie Barcak October 28, 2014, 9:27 am

      Thanks so much Lizzie. I appreciate your comments and support.

  • Anne Barcak October 28, 2014, 9:46 am

    Love your new ebook, great ideas, photos, a good read, keep up the good work.

  • erin @ she cooks, she gardens October 28, 2014, 12:39 pm

    Epic job, Kyrstie. Congratulations!

    • Kyrstie Barcak October 28, 2014, 12:53 pm

      Thank you Erin. I do feel like I need to have a little nap today! Thanks for dropping by and your support. K

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