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  • Questions Related To Starting An Organic Garden

    Created by Mary Beth on


    Although I have (almost exclusively) supported organic farming for 27 years via my food and beverage selections, I know absolutely nothing about organic gardening at home.

    While recently on vacation visiting family back east, I was promoting organic food and farming to a new little friend of mine (next door neighbor of my parents) and he is thrilled about organic, but he told me his parents will NOT buy organic because it is too expensive. I told him… he should grow his own organic vegetable garden. He took me up on the offer when I said I would send him the seeds !

    Now, where on Earth do I begin ? I promised to send him a complete organic starter kit. Any helpful suggestions will be much appreciated. I noticed that many organic garden starter kits do not contain a good variety of vegetable seeds. Can you recommend one that does? Also, one that comes with simple, but thorough “How To” instructions would be great.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Most Sincerely,

    MB Honaker

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello Mary Beth!

    Unfortunately, we only carry small organic gardening starter kits geared more towards indoor gardening. There are a couple different options to choose from and all include directions. You can check those out on our website at https://www.planetnatural.com/product_brand/potting-shed-creations/ but, availability may vary.

    If you would like a little more diversity in your garden, we do have the tools necessary for start to finish organic gardening. We have a wide variety organic seeds that you can pick and choose from depending on what you would like to grow. In order to find the best seeds to start, you should look at your hardiness zone. Some veggies do much better than others, so suggestions on which ones to plant are a bit strapped. Once you find plants you are comfortable growing that fit your climate, separate those that will need to be started early indoors and which ones can be planted directly into your soil.

    To start seeds inside, the best way to do it would be to pick up the Germination Station. This includes a 72 cell seedling insert tray, a heat mat, humidity dome, and a base tray. This also has instructions and tips to help you along the way to getting your seeds germinated and growing. When they are ready and when the weather is ready, all you need to do is transplant into your garden!

    Once you have your garden going, use a good, organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth Tomato, Herb, and Vegetable Fertilizer, to increase growth and flowering throughout the season.

    We have an organic research page on our website that can answer just about every gardening question out there. I highly suggest you check that out if either of you hit a snag while getting your first garden going. Please also feel free to contact us about any other questions you can’t find an answer to.

    Here is the link to our research page: https://www.planetnatural.com/garden-advice/

    Hope this helps!

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