Grow an Organic Food Garden

Do you like to eat organic food, fresh from the Garden?  Imagine having a luscious salad garden on your patio, or a raised bed veggie garden next to your kitchen door. Are you ready to get in touch with Nature? To be more self-sufficient? To take action to create a healthy life? Now is the…

Robert Medrano at Peach Hill Soils

At Peach Hill Soil, Robert Medrano, owner of our local organic soil company, gives the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County president, Diana Lovejoy, a tour and shows us how to create an organic raised bed veggie garden and explains the different kinds of gravel, soil, and compost for our gardens. Video by Organic Garden Club…

Natural Pest Repellents

Create conditions that make pest problems minimal by welcoming a complex biological community in your organic garden. Encouraging the predators that catch and eat the pests is a good plan. Encourage beneficial insects like, Butterflies, Bees, Ladybugs, Lacewings, and Praying Mantis, to come to your garden by planting wild flowers, native plants, and herbs. Ladybugs…

Organic Garden Beets

Sweet organic beets are an amazing winter crop for your raised bed garden that come in magenta, marigold, orange, and pink and white bull’s eye patterned varieties. Their shapes vary from round through cylindrical to tapered varieties. Plant organic seeds ½ inch deep at three inch intervals in a raised bed garden for an abundant…

Come and Cut again Garden

Gardeners in California can plant a vibrant salad garden in the fall for tasty salad greens all winter long. Lettuces, spinach, arugula, chard, mustard, and other salad fixings thrive in cooler temperatures as the frost gives them a sweeter, richer taste and more vivid colors. Plant an organic seed mix of salad greens in a…

Propagate Edible Plants

Growing veggies from seeds is a rewarding activity, as we watch the seedlings develop into delicious veggies we can bring to the table. There are other ways to propagate plants besides growing them from seeds. We can also grow new plants from from cuttings, by division, by layering, and by grafting.  By collecting seeds at…