Flower & Plant Garden Care : What Kind of Soil Should I Use in Organic Gardening?

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Hi I'm Yolanda Vanveen from vanveenbulbs.

Comand next we are going to talk about what kind of soil should I use for organic gardening.

Now we all want an organic garden.

We don't want to use any chemicals, we don't want tokill any bugs.

We don't want to kill any broad leaves because we realize there is other optionsbesides chemicals so our number one concern when we are starting our flower beds is whatkind of soil should we use for organic gardening? So the best soil to use for your organic gardenis compost and a lot of places in the country you can't just go to the store and ask forcompost, they don't even carry it.

So my rule of thumb if you can't find good compost justuse good potting soil and there is all different types of blends out there.

You can get truckloads delivered from different nurseries or garden centers or you can buy them by thebag at different nurseries as well.

A lot of times if you find them on sale they arenot very expensive.

So I always ask is this compost that has chemicals? Does it have fertilizers?Does it have weeds in it? So the soil that has been baked is the best so if you can findany soil where they call it baked is where they put it under high temperatures whereit calls all the seeds and it kills all the diseases so you are starting off with soilthat has already been treated and should do really well for many years to come.

So itis easy to organic garden and it is just by not using any chemicals that is all you needto do.

I have got a big compost pile myself where I put grass clippings and leaf clippingsand I keep turning it up but it takes a couple of years before it is ready to put into myflower beds so you can make yours yourself or there are a lot of different companiesthat sell organic soil so I think the key is to make sure that it is baked so it isnot full of weeds.

Make sure it is not just pine needles I have had that issue beforewhere it is just pine needles and there is not enough substantial organic matter or evena lot of the mushroom composts are great too I'm finding because all of my plants havedone really well in them but just go on line and search and talk to different companiesand do your research and that is all you can do and support all your local companies becausewhy have it shipped in from far away when I'm sure there is a local company that youcan support just down the street.

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