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How to Start a Garden Patch

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 19:33
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 145 MB
  • Posted: 06/06/2007

This is an introduction to gardening for those who have never grown their own vegetables. Marisol, of Austin, Texas and the Oasis Garden Organic Farm, takes us through the basic steps to creating our own garden patch, including clearing the spot, tilling the soil, adding compost, and planting seeds & transplants. Marisol also gives advice on where to plant your garden, which plants to start from seed and which to transplant, and how much to water.

You can grow healthy vegetables at home and save money! Marisol believes in organic gardening and suggests that you plant your garden without the use of harmful pesticides and herbacides. Gardening is also a great learning experience for kids; let them help you! Feed your family healthy, delicious vegetables that you have all helped in growing by planting a garden.

About this Author

OasisGardens
OasisGardens
2 lessons
Joined:
02/12/2007

I am a gardening and composting expert here at Oasis Gardens in Austin, Texas. I can answer all your questions about organic composting and herb and vegetable gardening. Check out my videos if you want to start your very own garden patch!

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_dkb
Not worth the $2 ($1.98)
03/05/2009
~ james7

This video is very basic. Unless you know nothing about gardening, do not wast your money.

Matt_homepage
Great information on starting a garden
06/26/2007
~ matt

This video includes lots of things I didn't know as an amateur gardener, including options for soil testing, how to use some gardening tools effectively.

It seems like one of the things that people starting out with plants have trouble with the most is how often to water things and what plants look like when they are overwatered. It would be great to have a lesson that showed common household and garden plants, with examples of signs to look out for when they are thirsty and/or suffering from overwatering. I have a ficus that is extremely picky about water and sun conditions and doesn't give the kind of signs that many plants do.

Thanks for the lesson!

Nopic_blu
goingreen
06/19/2007
~ hytechteach

thanks for sharing your goingreen knowledge...
excellent info and very well put

Nopic_dkb
Not worth the $2 ($1.98)
03/05/2009
~ james7

This video is very basic. Unless you know nothing about gardening, do not wast your money.

Matt_homepage
Great information on starting a garden
06/26/2007
~ matt

This video includes lots of things I didn't know as an amateur gardener, including options for soil testing, how to use some gardening tools effectively.

It seems like one of the things that people starting out with plants have trouble with the most is how often to water things and what plants look like when they are overwatered. It would be great to have a lesson that showed common household and garden plants, with examples of signs to look out for when they are thirsty and/or suffering from overwatering. I have a ficus that is extremely picky about water and sun conditions and doesn't give the kind of signs that many plants do.

Thanks for the lesson!

Nopic_blu
goingreen
06/19/2007
~ hytechteach

thanks for sharing your goingreen knowledge...
excellent info and very well put

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