How to Raise Organic Vegetables : Designing an Organic Garden

We are now here in my organic garden, and
I want to show you some of my plants. This is corn, sweet corn, and you want to plant
sweet corn in a group, together because it has to pollinate itself when the wind blows.
I’m always laying my garden out in sort of creative ways and I decided to plant the
corn in a circle. And then I decided to plant the green beans that are vining around the
corn. So as the corn grows tall, the green beans will attach to the corn and grow up
it. So that will be the stake for the green beans. And these are the green beans, and
they’re just beginning to flower, and the corn – I don’t think it has any tassels
yet, but within a week or so, it will start to get tassels and then the corn will come.

I like to, in my garden, I like to put herbs and flowers and plants all together
mixed in. So what I do is I put stepping stones through the garden so that I, or a visitor
that’s coming for supper and wants to help me pick the plants while I’m cooking, will
know how to get through the garden. And so, this is my upper garden, this is my middle
garden, and that’s my lower garden, and the lower garden I’m just beginning to plant
with okra. We have, in this upper garden, other than the corn and green beans, we have
beets. So these are beets and they are so delicious in a salad. These beets are so great
– you use the greens – you can chop them up finely in a salad – and you can use the
stems in a stew – it’s great in lentil soup or vegetable soup. But you want to be able
to take the stems out – but they give the soup a really good flavor. And you take the
end of the beet, and you can either steam it, or you can shred it up and put it in a
salad like shredded carrots. Delicious with pecans, shredded beet, shredded carrots and
homegrown lettuce – great salad – a little feta cheese, maybe goat cheese made at the
local farm.

These are sunflowers. These will get very tall with great big, huge sunflowers
on them. And these are herbs. This is thyme, marjoram, Mexican oregano, and rosemary. And
down here, very small, are basil – we have little basil seeds coming up that came from
seeds that I’ve collected for about fifteen years – the same basil seeds – I collect them
and replant them every year.

21 thoughts on “How to Raise Organic Vegetables : Designing an Organic Garden

  1. i think this video is just one part of a series. unfortunately, they don't seem to number or put the videos in any kind of order on expert village youtube, so you sort of have to find the other parts under "related videos". they probably have more info in the other segments.

  2. holy crap, was this filmed near a war zone? There seems to be an active firefight going on in the background, there must be a lot of fertile soil there from the blood…

  3. wish we had the sun here in the UK to get corn, to grow so well, takes a while, we get so little good weather. organic veg gardening every time

  4. Hello, thanks, I am begining my first veg garden, all my things are from seed so I am very protective over them LOL. I noticed you have some wind, the wind in my area can be strong, do you find the plants withstand it okay, how do you cope? I am terrified to put my babies out!

  5. Good but short.. You motivated me to grow more food. Check my youtube chanel to learn how I converted my front lawn to an all-raised bed edible garden.

  6. When growing organic vegetables in your home are quite a very resourceful and practical way of incurring a healthy lifestyle. Sharing some pointers particularly on designing an organic garden are quite interesting. Nice to know these tips! 

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