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Create Your Own Organic Garden

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |


The last frost date for my area just passed, leaving the all clear for putting plants in the ground. I celebrated and prepped my garden spaces. Are you an avid gardener or just beginning? Perhaps you could use a few pointers on how to get your garden ready for plants and then growing a bit of food. Here are a few tips to get you started towards growing your own organic garden.

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5 Tips on Growing an Organic Garden

Chemical-Free Plot

Choose a plot of land that hasn’t been exposed to pesticides, synthetic fertilizer or nonorganic compost for three years. Also, make sure sunlight hits the area.

Thanks to Robert McLaughlin, CEO of Organic Bouquet, for providing the information for these tips. Organic Bouquet is a mission-based company focusing on environmental, social and economic sustainability focused on responsible practices in every step of production – from the environment of the growers through the distribution chain to the final consumer.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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