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There’s nothing like biting into a juicy, vine-ripened tomato—no store-bought fruit can compare! But if you think the only way to enjoy truly fresh and organic produce is by paying big bucks at a farmer’s market, think again! Instead, learn how to grow your own veggies! In this lesson, Grow Organic demonstrates how to start a new garden, from selecting the right space, to advice on keeping local critters out of your produce. Your five-a-day never tasted so satisfying and delicious!
Who doesn’t love fresh blueberry pancakes, or the occasional blueberry crisp? Blueberries are not only delicious, but contain vitamins, minerals, and cancer-fighting antioxidants! Fresh blueberries are often expensive at the supermarket, but Grow Organic is here to show you how you can grow your own, whether in a container or in your garden. From which variety to choose for the location you live, to how to care for them, learn how to cultivate this tasty and nutrient-dense fruit!
Just like children, the plants in your garden need vitamins and minerals to help them grow big and strong. So learn about the different elements required for proper plant growth, with this lesson from Grow Organic! Discover the difference between non-minerals (think: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen) and macronutrients (like phosphorous and potassium), and micronutrients (boron, chlorine, zinc, etc.). Finally, learn why it is essential to get a soil test before adding any amendments to your soil.
Whether you need to control the size of a plant, promote new growth, or remove an infected limb, pruning is a necessary skill for any gardener—but some basic knowledge is required before you begin hacking at anything in your garden. In this lesson from Grow Organic, Trisha first goes through the different types of pruning tools and how they should be used. Once you are familiar with the hardware, learn the different types of pruning cuts that you’ll use, depending on your garden’s needs.
Whether your plants are tall and top heavy, or fruit bearing and need to be trellised, you must give them they support they need—and there are many materials and designs you can use to create a support system for your plants! In this lesson from Grow Organic, learn how to make a bamboo scaffold that is perfect for tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers, a bamboo tepee that is great for peas or beans, or how to use twine and ground staples to create a structure perfect for vertical trellising plants.
Not only are onions, shallots, and leeks the basis for tons of delicious soups, sauces, and dishes, but onions and shallots can also be stored long-term, making these some of the most useful crops you can cultivate. Grow Organic demonstrates how to enrich the soil and avoid rotting bulbs caused by overwatering, and how to defend your garden from gophers and birds. Enjoy these veggies fresh, and for months to come—with proper care, your harvest of onions will keep long into winter!
Besides being nutritious and delicious to eat, tomatoes are also fun to grow! In this lesson from Grow Organic, Tricia shows you how to plant and grow tomatoes, whether you are growing them in containers, a raised bed, or the ground. Discover why kelp is an excellent fertilizer for your soil, how you can easily and effectively improve your plant’s root system, how to prevent blossom end rot and late frost damage, and finally, how to provide the best support for a productive plant.
Asparagus is a nutrient rich vegetable, and if planted correctly, can provide a harvest for a period of up to 20 years! Grow Organic demonstrates how to prepare a raised bed or garden for either asparagus seeds or crowns. Depending on where you live, you’ll want to plant between January and April. Though this crop won’t actually yield a harvest until the second year of cultivation, it’ll prove that patience is a virtue, and that growing great food is easier than you think.
Do you want to reduce your landfill waste by 30% while making your garden grow healthier and more fruitful? If so, learn how to compost! In this lesson from Grow Organic, Trisha walks you through the process of creating your very own compost pile, beginning with how to select a container (if you want one), to what kinds of materials belong in your pile and which ones don’t. Take good care of your pile, and in a couple of months you’ll have beautiful, nutrient rich compost for your garden!
January isn't just the time for a new year- it's the time for a new orchard! Grow Organic teaches you how to plant a new bare root fruit tree in your garden that will thrive. Learn about multi graft trees, which produce multiple types of fruit. Discover what depth and width to dig your hole, and learn about the direction, dirt, and details of getting your tree in the ground. Then pack it in and wait for your tree to flourish!
Looking to plant a berry in your yard that's easy to look after, loaded with antioxidants, and contains Vitamins B and C? Plant goji berries, also known as wolf berries. This lesson from Grow Organic teaches you how to plant goji berries from a bare root, and includes information on what sort of container to use, the conditions the plant requires, and how to prune your goji berry plant back once it begins to flourish.
There’s nothing quite like biting into a vine-ripened organic tomato—no store-bought fruit can compare! Tomatoes are not a high maintenance crop, growing quickly given adequate sun and water. But to ensure high fruit yields as well as a healthy plant, learn about pruning and diseases that affect tomatoes. In this lesson, California organic gardener Trisha teaches you when and how to prune your plant, and how to avoid common problems like cracking or leathery skin, blotchy ripening, and blight.