Backyard vegetables

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Growing my own vegetables...
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You've tried planting a few vegetables before.

You grew some tomatoes, maybe some kale (healthy! smoothies!) and a carrot or two.

You figured 'sticking these in the ground and follow the instructions, how hard can it be?'.

At first, things went well.

Then, the tomatoes started looking very miserable, an ant colony has taken over the kale and you're now growing so many weeds a machete seems like a reasonable purchase...

I want to fix that!
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We're mother-daughter team Jatte and Sarah

We've been growing 135 pounds of fruits and vegetables for years on our own tiny micro homestead (less than 1/10th of an acre).

That amount doesn't even include the figs, herbs or greens!

We dedicate about 10 to 15 percent of our garden to fruit and vegetable growing.

We don't even have a greenhouse!

Jatte's an herbologist and has grow her own vegetables her whole adult life.

Sarah's a certified health coach. She loves seeing the plants she carefully nursed grow and thrive.

Together we wrote the guide that will show you:

  • the exact system for growing your own food
  • what exact seeds to buy
  • what decisions need to be made to grow as much food for as long as possible

The guide's been written in such a way that you'll be able to stay calm and confident throughout the whole process. That's Sarah's coaching magic right there!

We're giving you the exact information you need right now to grow your own vegetables.

No more, no less.

We've all got enough going on, let's not add any extra noise.

The thing is, gardening can be scary!

So many things to consider! We even freak out sometimes when a seed won't grow and we can't figure out why right away.

And we're the people who wrote literally wrote the actual book!

Hint: it's almost always too cold, too dry or too wet. But mostly too cold.

Even with years of experience this whole thing can be daunting. Let alone if you've never done anything like this before!

A guide to refer to with the actual best seeds to grow, a person to message with questions and a group of people to chat and confer with...

Sounds kinda nice!

What am I getting?

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The guide in PDF and Word/Open-Office format

No physical copies are shipped to avoid delays and extra pressure on the postal services.

Resource guide

Where can I take a course on preserving? Are there extra books I could read?

Bonus: the rest of the year: email course with extra tips and information

The guide is your starting point. The course will give you the extra information you need the rest of the year. Currently under review. We'll adjust the exact content of the emails based on the situation at the time. These emails are therefor subject to change!

What will this guide + course cost me?

That's up to you! $5, $15, $35... all good.

We're using a 'pay what you can/want' system. That means you decide what amount of money you want to spend.

It's our way of making this information available to as many people as we can.

This is a presale!

That means the guide will be published on May the 30th.

Buying now will ensure you get the guide on or even before that date! 👯♀️

This 'pay what you can sale will end on May the 30th. Once the guide is launched the price will go up to $55.

%15 of the revenue of the sale of this guide will be donated to charities working around COVID-19 (corona virus). Sarah has a nervous system illness so it's important to us to prioritize Mutual Aid projects and those projects that focus on minorities. Undocumented people, of Asian or other ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities. Awarding the money will happen later on in the year depending on how the situation evolves.

Frequently asked questions

What zone do you garden in?

We're in Belgium. In zone 8a.

Will I get the guide sent to me in the mail?

No. This is a digital product. That means you will be sent a PDF document via email. We will use the email address you submitted during the check-out process. Make sure the email address you use exists and is fully accurate.

You can print the guide yourself at home.

I bought the guide and haven't received anything yet. Help!

Is it May 10th yet? If you're reading this before May 30th then the book is in pre-sale. That means the book will be send to your inbox on May 30th at the latest.

Is it 11am PDT/2pm EDT/8pm CEST on May 30th or after yet? All payments are processed automatically, you will instantly get an email with your payment confirmation. We send out the orders for the guide ourselves manually.

This means we send out the guides once a day at the moment. This happens at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/8pm CEST.

How often will we get emails? Only when we've got questions?

You will get one to two emails per month from us. This will depend on the season and what's important during that time.

Where does this course take place?

This course happens online. No need to go anywhere. You can join in from your living room!

What payment options have I got?

We'll take credit cards, PayPal, maestro debit cards and local payment systems iDeal and Bancontact.

Can I pay in my local currency?

Yes! We take US dollars, British pounds and Euro. Select the button that matched your currency and you're good to go. If your currency isn't listed, you can still buy the guide. Your bank will automatically convert the money for you.

Can I get my money back?

Of course! It's a bit weird to ask money back for a digital product, you can't return it after all. Still we'll send you a refund up to 30 days after you bought. That does mean you won't have access to the course anymore at that point.

I use keyboard navigation...

Our payment system, unfortunately, isn't accessible with keyboard navigation yet. Our sincere apologies! Would you still like to buy the guide and course? Send us an email. Use hi@planmade.co and we'll very happily take other forms of payment that do work for you.

Do you garden organically?

Of course! We only use organic seeds and bought-in fertilizers and soil are always suitable for organic agriculture. We don't tend to buy shrubs and trees certified organic because the variety available on the Belgian market is often too small.

Do I need a certain size garden to join in?

Not at all. We've always dedicated 100 square foot or so to growing our fruits and vegetables. Is your garden smaller? No problem. You can still take part! The larger the garden the more you can grow, that doesn't mean you can't grow in a small garden!

I've got another question!

Send us an email! Use hi@planmade.co and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Garden look book

Take a virtual tour of our garden and see for yourself whether we're the right people for you