Many of us who buy natural foods also grow organic gardens (or we’d like to anyway). Paul Dysinger, one of our local organic farmers is hosting a free organic gardening webinar on March 31st, and we wanted to be sure to spread the word. Paul is a great local resource with a passion for organic gardening.
Watch this video for a sneak preview of what Paul will be teaching in the webinar.
And click here to set up a handy email reminder and register so you don’t miss the free webinar.
Hi! It’s Paul Dysinger here and if you love gardening then you’re my friend. :)
I live with my amazing family on Bountiful Blessings Farm in Tenenssee where we’ve been serving the community for over 14 years with fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and berries.
So, if you love growing robust veggies that burst in your mouth with flavor (or want to learn how without using all that chemical stuff) then join me on March 31st for a free webinar.
The number one big thing you can do right now to start building a healthy garden that is resistive to insect pests and diseases:
by Paul Dysinger
Years ago my sister, a couple cousins of mine, and I, grew our own market garden project. It was a fun project over the summer and we were able to keep the income in exchange for breaking new ground on the farm. The farm was expanding and so we were given the new land to grow on.
It was hard work breaking up the new ground, adding amendments, and growing our crops. I remember having to jump up and down on spading forks just to get the ground loose…
That summer our green beans were wiped out by Japanese beetles. Ouch. Literally demolished. You could walk down the isles in the early morning and literally pick off handfuls of beetles at a time. It was fun feeding them to our ducks…
We never put up traps or used any pesticides or anything like that. But year after year we watched our Japanese beetle problem diminish and fade away until we hardly had any!
The “secret ingredients” we added to the soil is not a secret among organic farmers. It’s simply something we’ve always done consistently every single time we plant. But make no mistake about it: What I’m about to share with you is the number one thing you can do to build a healthy garden that resists insect pests and disease.
Add a good amount of organic matter to the soil. Organic matter (compost/worm castings) is the number one soil enhancer. It helps balance out any soil and aids in forming good soil structure. It adds nutrients to the soil and encourages microbiological life which help make nutrients available to your plants, and so much more…
In turn, it helps give your plants a healthy immune system. Think of the plants like our bodies. The healthier we are, the less susceptible we are to diseases…
In the webinar we’ll talk more about adding organic matter, but we’ll also touch on soil structure, soil testing, and some natural things you can do if you already have a large bug infestation.
Click here to set up a handy email reminder and register so you don’t miss the free webinar.