How to Start an Organic Garden

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Starting an organic garden requires caring for plants in a natural way without using chemicals or pesticides to kill weeds and insects. Be kind to the soil and bugs that help a garden thrive by gardening the natural way with tips from a gardening... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yoland Vanveen, from ,and we're going to learn all about how to grow an organic garden. Organic gardening is really personal to me, because I really strive to have a sustainable, or an organic garden, which pretty much means, not using anything that's not organic or natural, so the goal is not to use any chemicals in your garden at all, and to deal with everything that comes up, naturally, so if you've got a lot of weeds in your garden, or you've got a lot of dandelions in your grass, instead of going out to the garden centers, and grabbing chemicals. It's a lot easier to pull the weeds up, or just add some compost or potting soil, and more grass seed, and more grass seed, and that's what I've done, is I work on top of a lot of the issues too, so instead of pulling a lot of weeds, I'll just put dirt on top, or I'll plant something on top of that, and it seems to work out really well. The most important part of not using any chemicals, is that you're helping all the plants, and the animals, survive easier. By organic gardening, you're actually protecting all of the critters in your garden. They all have an important purpose, and the first thing I want to do, is kill the slugs in my garden, but I've learned by killing the slugs, I'm killing the spiders. I'm killing the caterpillars. I'm killing the butterflies, and who knows, I might be even killing the birds, so I try not to use any chemicals in my garden, and organic naturally, so it's really easy. It's actually a lot easier, than not gardening organically, because a lot of people think that they have to use a chemical, to fix everything, and that I found in the real scheme of things, if a plant isn't growing well, it's probably not because it needs fertilizer,or because it needs a lot of insecticides. It's because it just needs either a sunnier spot, a shadier spot, or more water, or less water. There's so much information on the internet, that you can obtain, about any subject related to organic gardening, and that is what I've done. I've tried to find a solution to the problem, without jumping to chemicals, because in the future, I want my children to know, that I have gardened organically, so that I can protect the soil, that they're going to walk on, for the rest of their lives.