Organic gardening is one of the most exciting and important things we can do.
To me, the possibilities are inspiring:
When I first started studying organic gardening, I was blown away with how different the organic viewpoint is from the conventional viewpoint about the whole gardening experience.
For example, with vegetable gardening, seasoned organic gardeners don't look at aphids on their potatoes or melons as mere pests. Instead, they're seen as an indication of a nutritional imbalance in the affected plants.
The aphids are actually helping you out by telling you which plants need some attention. All you need to do is figure out what they need, which takes some knowledge, but can be done with a little experience.
You learn about all kinds of fascinating things when you study organic gardening.
And in these free lessons, I’m going to show you partly on video and partly in writing the important steps to installing an organic garden. Here’s some of what I cover:
To get free access to these 15 organic gardening lessons, fill out the box to the right. I will never, ever share your email address.
The lessons are essential for new organic gardeners and I think there are some good tidbits in there for more experienced organic gardeners, too.
You may be into growing vegetables and fruits, herb gardening, container gardening, or you may be more interested in flowers or trees. It's all exciting to me.
And I have another really exciting gift for you today, too.
This one actually may only be available for free for a short time, because I may have to use it elsewhere, so be sure to sign up today.
I wrote "The Holistic Gardening Handbook" in 2010/2011. It was eventually published in 2012 by Acres U.S.A. as "Building Soils Naturally."
At some point long before that, I had created a mini, condensed version of the original book, thinking it might be a useful thing to have around.
I'd like to give it to you today as thanks for paying attention to what I have to say, for supporting my work, and for making every day like a box of chocolates.
I'll send it to you right away when you sign up to the right.
I should mention that if you're not into organic gardening, the 15 lessons and the book probably aren't what you're looking for.
I don't advocate chemical pesticides or GMOs or monoculture-style gardening.
I made these for people who are passionate about learning more about organic gardening/vegetable gardening and getting some new gardening advice. If that’s you, I am super excited that you are going to join me on this journey!
Hope you enjoy,
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Hey guys! It’s Phil from SmilingGardener.com. And today I have something really cool for you and I’ve learned over the years that, to me, organic gardening is just one of the most exciting ways that we can improve our health and the health of our family and our friends and the planet and I just get so excited about it that I wanna share it with you.
You know we can grow food, we can have a vegetable garden, grow flowers, grow beautiful trees and attracts butterflies and bees and birds and all kinds of cool wildlife to our gardens.
And when I was first learning about this stuff, I just got so interested in how different it was than the conventional gardening paradigm that I grew up with. Like I learned in organic gardening that we don’t view aphids as pests or as bad things necessarily. We really think of them as an indication that whichever plants they are attacking are unhealthy.
So they’re kinda telling us which plants are unhealthy and giving these clues as to why they might be unhealthy and so it’s just this whole different paradigm with organic gardening for how to get rid of the aphids. You know it’s not to kill the aphids - it’s to create health in the plants so that the aphids don’t want to eat them.
That is just one of the amazing things I learned when I was first studying this stuff and what I wanna do today is - what I have done today actually is I took the afternoon and I thought okay, I’m gonna record a series of videos for you guys for free of just the basics of how I design and install a nice organic garden from scratch.
So it’s a really fun afternoon here and I really did this for new gardeners although if you’ve been gardening for awhile, I really think you’ll learn something. I know, I gardened for 10 years and I didn’t know a lot of the important things that I talked about today.
So, I thought about it more like here’s the basics, here’s what I would do if I just have an afternoon to put in a garden, which has happened before you know as I was at a friend’s house and "Hey! Can you help me put in a garden," and of course it usually takes a little longer than an afternoon but okay we’ll do it.
So, I have some experience with doing things in a hurry and you can still – you can still do a good job. So I really did it for beginners, it’s really for, it’s organic gardening so if you’re not into the whole organic thing this really isn’t for you. This is all organic, non GMO, totally sustainable organic gardening.
And that’s about all! I really did it for people who are passionate about learning more, really about how a garden works like I am.
So, if you’re interested you can, if you’re already on my website watching this you can just fill out the form below and it’s all, you get it all for free. If you’re on YouTube or something like that just go on the link below and then you can fill it out and I really hope you enjoy it.
Hey guys! It’s Phil from SmilingGardener.com. And today I have something really cool for you. And I’ve learned over the years that, to me, organic gardening is just one of the most exciting ways that we can improve our health and the health of our family and our friends and the planet and I just get so excited about it that I wanna share it with you.
You know we can grow food, we can have a vegetable garden, grow flowers, grow beautiful trees and attract butterflies and bees and birds and all kinds of cool wildlife to our gardens.
So, I have some experience with doing things in a hurry and you can still – you can still do a good job. So I really did it for beginners, it’s really for, it’s organic gardening so if you’re not into the whole organic thing this really isn’t for you. This is all organic, non-GMO, totally sustainable organic gardening.
This blog is written by a Certified Organic Gardener, for you, an organic home gardener. I share innovative methods you can put to use right now in your garden. More about me here.