Organic Gardening Awarenes: What to BEWARE when seeking HELP to start your backyard vegetable garden?
- September 27, 2011
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It is GOOD TO KNOW and be AWARE!
There are so many books and web sites out there to teach you how to start an Organic Productive Garden.ALSO: A new wave of self proclaimed GREEN BUCK THUMBS/”FARMERS” , are out there vying for your buck!
Here are some suggestions to help you sifting the real from the fake “Farmers/ Organic Gardeners/Teachers”:
1-BEWARE :There are claims that they have experience and education BLABLA.Ask for proof like a Master Gardener ID for example!
2-BEWARE:There are salesmen who try to sell you their products like soil,organic fertilizers etc.Simply ask for their price lists and compare with garden outlets/local farmers .The “Fake” Farmers/Salesmen prices are usually way HIGH!
3-BE AWARE:Starting a vegetable garden in your backyard does not need a MEGA BUDGET .You need to start small and in containers to learn the process without breaking your back or bank!Be patient and be prepared!
4-BE AWARE:Ask questions and try to take as many Organic Gardening Classes that are compatable with your HARDINESS ZONE .Example: If you live in a TROPICAL ZONE, try to engage the learning process at a local garden hwere you may check out what grows best and what not in that particular location.
5-BEWARE:Computer / ELECTRONIC /Distance classes are not a match for a HANDS ON LEARNING!
6-BE AWARE:There are Urban Farmers who like to share their knowledge for FREE.Check out for FREE classes that are offered by independent local farmers .
7-BE AWARE:Gardening is a PROCESS! Take your time to learn and implement what you have learned.Nothing grows overnight at the garden!