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Organic gardening is a gardening mode without the use of rough chemical pesticides, genetically changed organisms for veggies and essentially a former more traditional gardening way.

Before the use of chemical pesticides, gardening was done "old school" by utilizing what nature gave use to produce our harvests and vegetables.

In the follow video, Tim MacWelch, owner and Head Instructor of Earth Connection School of Wilderness Survival and Ancient Skills, talks about what organic gardening is and gives us the organic gardening basics. He will also let us know about organic garden planning, what to plan and when.

Tips from the video:

Over the winter establish some idea of what you want to plant come February (if your starting seeds indoors), go through seed catalogs, check any book you may have or what seeds you may have collected and try to figure out what you want to plant.

Plan to get your cool weather seed plants started in January or February so that they have a a month and a half or two to grow, for planting some time around March.

Some cool weather crops include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach and chard.

Refer to your weather zones to see which zone you fall into, giving you the last date of frost and the green light to plant warmer types of crops like tomatoes and peppers.

Come August, you can again start your seeds of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and any other cool weather crops.

Depending where you live, you can garden eight, nine months out of the year or longer.

Planning is very important, make sure you figure out what you like and what will grow well in your area and figure out when to plant it. This is your garden plan.

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