Growing an Organic Flower Garden

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To grow an organic flower garden, avoid using any pesticides, fungicides, weed killers or insecticides, and concentrate on improving the quality of the soil using organic matter. Grow flowers organically with advice from an experienced horticulturist in... View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi I'm Stan DeFreitas and we're at Willow Tree Nursery in St. Petersburg, Florida. Often we get a question that asks of what is an organic garden and it's a difficult question and maybe a difficult answer, but organic just meaning that you're not going to use any pesticides. You're not going to use pesticides or anymore fungicides then you really need to and certainly not any weed killer in a organic flower garden. You're going to want going to try to improve the soil and that means normally adding something like black cow cow manure, adding some peat moss, you're going to improve your soil but you're not going to use any chemicals. And many pesticides are touted for the garden but if you're going to be organic, and you're going to be an honest organic gardener, you're going to have keep the chemicals such as insecticides and fungicides out of the garden and certainly herbicides. Do improve your soil, pick a nice sunny spot, till the soil, improve it with organic matter. Now I know sometimes they say we'll just stick a flower garden into the existing soil and you can do that to an extent, but most of the time with flowering plants I found that if you improve the soil, you'll have a better result. For ask mrgreenthumb.com, I'm Stan DeFreitas.