Preparing the Ground: Organic Vegetable Gardening Tips & Ideas

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Learn how to prepare the ground or bed for a home vegetable garden in this free organic gardening video. Get beginner gardening tips & ideas. View Video Transcript

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Jose Zuniga

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Hello my name is Jose Zuniga and I'm representing Preparing the area for planting your vegetable garden. What does that mean? For starters we need to analyze the area, how much do we need to clean it up. This particular location, as you can see I have a lot of weeds and I need to remove every single weed. I also have a baby's breath that I'm going to be able to transplant, and what I'm going to do, I'm going to dig them out, soak them in water, put them another planter, then I'm going to deal with that later on. Also I'm lucky cause I have some top soil that I'm going to be able to use for this project, which is great. So we are going to weed out the entire bed, we are going to clean it up, but you know what let's start with—right now we are going to dig it out. So just get your shovel, be very gentle. We've got to loosen up the root system, just go all around it, there we go, pull out. You know this particular plant is very popular with florists for flower arrangements. Another thing that you might want to worry about is your gloves because these has some thorns. So just apply some pressure, it seems that it is pretty loose now what we are going to do is just go around to the plant underneath try to fill the roots and gently pull it out. There we go. One more that is perfect. Now that we need to do you got to clean all the space you got to remove every single leaves. It is going to be clean here all we need to see is dirt that is all we need in this area dirt. You don't need to see any leaves nothing, nothing there no life what so ever. We are going to create life for this garden. Just pull out everything just have fun just pull them out and this is where our clippers come in handy. Well I'm going to start using my clippers now you can see that I have this little vine here you just got trim it all around the side of the wall, you are going to these leaves there we go. Now we are going to use the shovel loosen up the other the soil and the weeds that we have here, there we go just have fun with it. You know get everything out and we are going to keep that soil loose cause we are going to recycle it. We are definitely going to use it here. Well as you can see we are almost done and got a little corner right there, look over here this is how we need it we need it to be clear, no life whatsoever, cause after all we are bring life to this soil with our vegetable garden. Come on let's finish the rest and this is how we prepare our area for our vegetable garden.