Organic

Decide now whether you're going to grow organically or non-organically. This is a matter of personal choice. Organically grown produce often commands a much higher price; however, it's much harder tp grow a crop without pest damage. You might find that in some areas of the country, there is little demand for organically grown produce. It therefore brings a much lower price if it has a less than perfect look. Some non-organic gardeners later find a more profitable market for organically grown, so they switch. But I wouldn't let the market decide how you're going to grow. I'd say that depends on how you feel about it. To be truly organic, you should not have used any chemicals, chemical fertilizers, or insecticides in that soil for at least the past couple of years.

After stripping the sod and removing rocks and roots, mix in a 3-inch layer of perfect soil mix, then fill the box with this same mix. Level it and you're ready to start planting.

After stripping the sod and removing rocks and roots, mix in a 3-inch layer of perfect soil mix, then fill the box with this same mix. Level it and you're ready to start planting.

Whether you grow organically or non-organically, your perfect soil must be rich, humusy, well-drained, and friable. The basic ingredients are always the same: peat moss, vermiculite, and compost. If you want to take the quick and easy route, you'll buy large bags of prepared soil mix. That's what the commercial greenhouse growers do. There are few, if any, large commercial growers today who mix their own soil. They all buy it in bags or bales. Because it's composed mostly of vermiculite and peat moss, it contains nothing that could contaminate an organic garden. It can be purchased at nursery supply centers. They're listed in the phone book. Contact your local nursery; tell them you need a certain number of large (try to get the four cubic feet) bags or bales.

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