Grow a Successful Food Garden #116 In this episode, Becky shows you how to grow a successful homesteading garden, including tomatoes, squash and flowers. She talks about fertilizer, pest control, and seeds Kristen Do you let the manure decompose some? I’ve heard fresh manure can be too much for plants. Horse manure is pretty mild as far as .. manure.. goes….heh. Anonymous Nothing like fresh out of the garden food. We grow a nice sized garden every year. This year, we are adding Banana,Plum,Pecan,and Apple trees, along with blackberries, and grape vines. Can't wait for the fruits of our labor. lol.Kimberly from Kentucky Anna Darlene Reed Preston So how is your orchard and berry garden doing after 7 tears?