Getting Started in Organic Gardening for Fun and Profit
is all about how you can start your
first garden or farm or begin to convert your existing garden or farm into a healthy, productive and
profitable, natural source of organically
grown produce, plants and flowers.
gardening is not new, even though we have recently seen a “movement” of sorts in response to health
consciousness and reports of how a dependence on chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, food
additives and other substances has led to contamination of our soil, our water supply and our air. Not
to mention their ill effects on consumers of mass-produced foods, as well as the people and animals who
live in the contaminated environment we have created.
For many organic growers, farming or gardening
is a passion. We feel a connection to the Earth and believe it has become a moral duty to protect her and
provide for her. Aside from the apparently spiritual affiliation, it’s just plain fun to be out in the sun
playing in the dirt and watching things grow--something I never dreamed I would be doing until my wife Pamela
introduced me to organic gardening as a way to help feed our menagerie of exotic pets and help distract me
from my hectic business life.
Organic gardening has been in existence long before the term “organic”
was coined. It is comprised of the methods farmers have used for centuries to grow healthy plants without
chemicals, which are actually relatively new to the market. The term “organic” has really only been around
for about forty years or so.
There has been a mindset in the gardening and farming industry that you
cannot produce large enough quantities, large enough fruits, vegetables or flowers, or spot-free produce
without the use of chemicals.
But as our ancestors knew thousands of years ago, planting the right
selections in the right way and carefully maintaining them can produce bumper crops of gorgeous edible and
ornamental plants and maintain the natural balance of nutrients in our soil. Chemical-free foods are the
best deal for our planet and provide the best nutritional value. EAT ORGANIC.
I am here to help guide
you, the beginner or the seasoned pro, into an old realm of healthy plant production that, I’m happy to say,
is enjoying a resurgence of popularity among a new generation of health and environmentally conscious growers
Many large-scale food producers
are discovering what today’s consumers want and they are making wise choice on how to deliver it. They want
to have confidence that the foods they are eating and serving their families are healthy. They also want to
know that “they” have done their share to preserve the Earth that their children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren will inherit.
In response to consumer demand, growers are scurrying to convert
their fields into organic farms and gardens. Whether you
want to grow only enough to consume, trade,
or sell at the local farmers’ market or to produce large-scale crops for worldwide distribution, the principles
remain the same. Plants, whether edible or ornamental, merely need good soil, sun, water and protection against
hazards such as pests, disease and harsh weather.
You can successfully grow any plant organically with
the right conditions. The first step is choosing what you will grow and deciding how much you will need to
plant based on your needs or goals in sales. You can select one crop or a variety of crops and you can grow
in a window box or on a 1,000-acre farm as long as you know the basics and believe me, they are easy to learn.
There is nothing mysterious or difficult to adapt to.
Don’t Fight Nature
Get to know your growing zone and research what plants thrive best
in your climate. This is easily determined with the aid of your local garden shop or nursery or just look
it up in the Farmer’s Almanac
The next step will be obtaining a soil sample analysis.
This can best be done by contacting your local Home/Ag Extension Service. Be sure to get samples from
different areas of the land where you wish to plant as the soil will not be uniform across your property.
Mark each soil sample so you will know where it came from when the results arrive. A local botanical garden
or university will likely be able to help you read your soil analysis if you are unsure of what it means.
When choosing a location, be aware of conditions such as how well plants will be protected from
high winds, how well the area drains (most plants will not tolerate standing water), and how easily accessible
the plants will be for maintenance and harvest. Once you know what to plant and where it will thrive, you’re
ready to begin!
Get started and have a lot of fun in the great out of doors. Garden like I do, in
the nude see if grandpas naked in the garden again at my website www.GoingOrganic.com
Jay North is a world famous expert in Organic Gardening and Farming,
made famous by his farm Paradise Farms
and Edible Flowers.
Jay’s book Getting Started In
can be downloaded right from his site at www.GoingOrganic.com/purchase.htm
Over twenty five thousand people wrote to me in the
last twelve months requesting organic gardening and farming advice and made inquiries as to my services in
organic farming and gardening consultations.
Now; with spring coming up shortly and so many
requests; I would recommend that if you want to see me for consolations on your land. You just might want
to consider booking a date now, as spring books up quickly. I travel worldwide!
of your one hour FREE phone consultation; Call me right away to book you’re on site date, and get
growing what you love.
And for those who want to go it alone, and do the very best you can, I
wish you the very best of luck, but please collect vital data from my two books; Getting Started In
Organic Gardening for Fun and Profit and Grow Yourself Rich, both written by me Jay
North available at my website www.GoingOrganic.com see Jay’s Books page, and once
you finish these two books, please call me for your FREE one hour phone consultation.
personally guarantee you will get what you came for in these two books and if you don’t please just write
to me to request a refund.
For winter's rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green Underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
I look forward to be of vital services to you in all of you organic gardening needs,