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Organic Gardening 101

About The Series

The Gardening 101 Series is about organic gardening and is based on many, many, many hours of reading and studying, and a great deal of quality time in our gardens. My goal is to take you step by step through the four-season growing process – from ordering seeds all the way to harvesting, and finally to preparing the soil for next year’s garden by planting winter and cover crops.

An important thing about learning to garden is to learn as you go. There is no need to know every aspect of gardening before you start. In my experience, it’s just fine to read one step ahead of what you need to be doing. In other words, it’s ok to order seeds before you know how to transplant the seedlings. Because you have several weeks after planting the seeds to learn how to do the next step!

If at any step in the gardening process you have a question, PLEASE ASK! I guarantee others are wondering the same thing. I’m not perfect, so I may miss a step or two, and I’m relying on you all to help me when I do. And if I don’t know the answer to a question, I’ll research and find out for you!

Note: I started this series at Elements In Time: Creating Edible Landscape. At the time I was a Master Gardener in Training. Since then, I’ve quit the Master Gardener program because I was fed up with their conventional gardening techniques – I received days of instructions about how to use pesticides and page after page of pesticide information! (If you’re still unsure about the use of pesticides, please see this important post.)

Articles In This Series

Getting Started:

Seed Starting & Seed Saving (It’s Easy!):

Growing Specific Crops:

Garden Pests:


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