210. The Dream Garden For Busy People Book | Kickstarter Campaign | Beata Basta | France


So I’m posting another episode out of order but I wanted to get it up while Beata’s kickstarter campaign is running.

Tell us a little about yourself.

Bea I’m in France, a working mom of 2, that means a lot of things to do and not a lot of time.

Would like to have an organic garden and not a lot of time.

Tell me about your first gardening experience?

Very very first was when I was date of my daughters I was around 5

my parents had their own garden

cultivating their own vegetables


inside of this garden

I had my own plant

the strawberry

moving the unwatered plants

growing next to my strawberry

after a certain amount of days I could take the fruit of my work

the tastiest strawberries I have

imposilbe to have a dorm in v

same thing at my home

healthy organic garden

show our children

all the fruits and vegetables are coming from the shop…

your work

its easy to have something to go and buy

in the country

now I have the ability to

my skills

located next to

200 km from Paris



How did you learn how to garden organically?


mostly yes, nowadays I am learning from my neighbors!

They are amazing

90% didn’t grow

my neighbors grow everything nicely

they are like the best book you know

all these things and advice they

checking those tips

they are the masters

I am taking the tips

trying them at

everything they say is easy to take and start by your own


Tell us about something that grew well this year.

This year is really the first year

I moved

first time since 8 years since I had a garden

I restarted

with the help of my family and neighbors

tomatos and pumpkin

for the moment they are nice

I have pictures that I succeeded at something

I am very proud of my pumpkin

waiting to see the fruits of it, I will make a pumpkin soup and share it with my neighbors

we help her and she made this

Is there something you would do different next year or want to try/new?

I would do a lot of things

I didn’t protect my crops very nicely


all the seeds

first moment they started to grow

from the birds

with my cucumber,

with my carrot


good for the birds

not so nice for me

next year

Yes, exactly this is where my neighbors were very helpful

put a lot of empty bottles on a stick, when the wind blow

plastic ones

they can not be very heavy so the wind can be very heavy

Tell me about something that didn’t work so well this season.

Didn’t plant a lot of things… first year wanted to see what I remember

to start something. to really show my children this is a farm part


fun part

you go you put the seeds in the soil

you wait and water

at this part I succeed

in the end we didn’t have

teaching them perseverance

when they have vegetables from market they will appreciate it

how much work it takes

they are appreciate


Which activity is your least favorite activity to do in the garden.

No, for a moment

time for me to relax really think about other things to actually do,

summarize everything I was doing before

garden is like a yoga,


now days I want to have

choose something else



What is your favorite activity to do in the garden.

it’s collecting the fruits of my work if something works and grows nicely

go to the garden and eat


pumpkin you need

things you can just go to eat


What is the best gardening advice you have ever received?

if it didn’t grow the first time try again

keep trying you

making notes

exactly to purpose

what made you go to kickstarter

it was my husband

no book for me

really you have a list of bulletproof plans

even if you don’t have time

just water them

they will grow

this is my dream book

it will be easy

a lot of info was missing

I wasn’t able to

a lot of blogs

put the seed into the soil and it grow

after all I spent several hours

this is why I say

I would like to have a book that will have all this info

if it didn’t work it was probably this

you can change that

beginner you start with this kind of plants

you will succeed

this is my idea

Write the book you want to read!

A favorite tool that you like to use? If you had to move and could only take one tool with you what would it be?

a shovel…

to remove all the plants


A favorite recipe you like to cook from the garden?

pumpkin soup


plenty of recipes

one from my mom and she got it from her mom

made of pumpkin boiled with milk

milk soup

with pumpkin

mashed like potatoes



really love it

prepared it twice

difficult to get the proper pumpkin

in the US

for halloween decorations

not the same

in France

difficult to find the proper pumpkin


add sugar

either eat with pasta

or by itself

really easy

nothing inside

except the pumpkin

hope my pumpkin

only have the very nice flowers

A favorite internet resource?

for the moment I really look at my neighbors I have never found the blog or the internet book… that would have the info

for the moment

never find your podcast before.

find it very interesting

a lady from France also creating her own garden

another podcast about her work

all the difference

something I also need to have a part of my neighbors

not just have a few sentences

prepare in the way I would like to read for others

only for me that didn’t work…

the thing with them, they are not busy people

mostly they are retired

because of that they tested several things

they had the time

they are very good at things

they have tested

right away

the tomatoes didn’t grow because you didn’t fertilize it

one kind of fertilizer that you should use and your tomatoes will grow

bottles and the birds will go away

when should be the watering time

morning afternoon evening

depending on the plant that I have

for me

its fascinating they say

A favorite reading material-book, mag, blog/website etc you can recommend?

I have one. I would say

my native language

plants and herbs in your garden

basically 100 should work in your garden. a lot of information what to do with them when they grow…


more like if they start to grow

inside there was nothing like

I am living in France and my native language is Poland

coming from Poland

easy to detect that

Final question-

If there was one change you would like to see to create a greener world what would it be?

I think to explain to people

everyone will have something green

any plant it’s easy

show them


you will have a nice greenish part in the balcony

whenever I ask them opinion about plants they say, no, it’s a lot of work it’s a lot of time and I don’t have time. 

The only thing is to change the opinion of people to say it’s easy

like that everyone will have something

this will make a greener world

especially your private neighborhood and environment.


Kickstarter is to create a book.

Prepare the bulletproof list of plants

That are really bulletproof for anyone at any level.

Especially for people like me at the beginner level

find a plant that will really grow

you don’t have time

everyone is working a lot of days

crazy hours so it’s very difficult to follow and think about watering plants

The idea was to have

plants that will grow even if you don’t have a lot of time, you will still have something green in your house!

You will be great

the idea behind it is

like to see

if having a book is there a positive impact

will have a positive review

if people give me even one $dollar. It’s not just my crazy idea if it is someone else that would like to have that kind of information. You can donate from as little as one to how much as you like just to say you like the idea. 

If you donate $5 you will receive the book a hard copy. If you put like $50 you would be like a co-author with a name on the cover to say I helped create this book.

Do you have an inspiration tip or quote to help motivate our listeners to reach into that dirt and start their own garden?

Just start and then the fun will come!

How do we connect with you?


Kickstarter campaign for Dream Garden For Busy People

I would try to name it… like book… so it will be easy like the book. 


also nice pictures…


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