Let me tell you, organic gardening is WAY harder than I ever expected it to be.
I just thought we put the seeds in the soil, gave them a few drinks of water, and then all of sudden vegetables starting growing.
Nope, it doesn’t quite work that way. At least, when you have no idea what the heck you’re doing.
In today’s episode of Grow Your Own, I stop by Hale Holistic and get some bad news from our friend Kirk: my spinach seeds haven’t done a darn thing and our tomato plant looks like it’s on its last leg.
Where did we go wrong?
Well, first off, we underestimated the brutally hot summer sun, which sucked a lot of moisture out of our soil. We also made a boo-boo by applying fertilizer only down the center of the soil, too far away for any roots to find.
On one of my fave episodes of UW Radio, farmer Joel Salatin said, “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly at first.”
With that said, Kirk and I are willing to learn from our mistakes. We’re also willing to get help from the best of the best. So, we brought in Shawn Studer of Stud Organics to help us recover our small (really small) farm.
Check out today’s GYO video below. You’ll learn all about how mulching keeps moisture in the soil. You’ll also find out how to water your garden without all the toxic chemicals.
Farmer Bill gave us a lesson in how to start our own organic garden. We’re going to grow some chard, spinach, tomatoes, and squash right in the middle of Downtown San Diego!
And YOU get to follow along and do it yourself!
If you’re in San Diego, be sure to visit the nursery. Bill’s got goats, chickens, turkeys, and all kinds of other animals back there. When you’re done, come downtown and say hi to Kirk at his studio Hale Holistic.
We’ll be back next week to show you how to build your box, lay down your soil, and plant those seeds!