Urban gardening in raised beds can take a while to build a quality soil ecosystem. In the meantime, seasonal pick-me-ups with soil amendments and slow-release organic fertilizer are likely necessary. This organic gardening basics video by Elise Pickett of The Urban Harvest will explain 4 different fertilizers for vegetable gardening including compost, worm castings, and meals to improve your garden soil. This Florida gardening 101 lesson will get you growing food in no time.

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  • unlisted

    I just subscribed to your channel. I am thrilled that I found you. I live in the Tampa Bay area and have been gardening for a while now. I have a large raised bed garden and last year for the first time we had a grub infiltration. I did not spray, my husband and I started to let our chickens into the garden and have them go to town. Of course, they didn't get all the grubs because it seemed they were deep into the soil, so we tilled the soil as much as we could. We left our fall season and cleaned out the plants, except our pepper plants. The pests and grubs seem to ignore the pepper plants. We started to take out the soil in the garden and throw it down under our big oak tree. We then started to pull soil from out chicken coup run, which we were surprised to see that it was mostly sand with the wood chip shavings. We haven't replaced all the soil in the garden, it is quite BIG job. Do you recommend us completely replacing all the garden soil? We had the worse growing season last year because of the grubs and possible other pests. I hate to redo the soil, because it would be a lot. Is there a way to build up the soil without pest control? Any thoughts? Thank you!!!! Also, where do you recommend getting bulk soil? I do not have enough compost to full my garden. Thank you!!!! Krissy 🙂

  • jose ramos

    thnx 4 this vid, very informative. I'm a newbie, but studliest. I live in Miami and would love 2 meet other like minded folks.Any suggestions? Stay safe and mindfully in peace. Jose

  • Victoria C

    Do you have more tips on dealing with nematodes? Or is the crab stuff sufficient enough? I’ve been planting nematode deters (sorghum, pinkeye purple hill, velvet bean, French marigolds) 2 seasons now and tried solarizing last year. Still pulled out a couple tomatoes and okra with rotten knotted up roots:(

  • B Lambert

    I was looking for the Down to Earth brand, got the info from Simple Living in Alaska, they have used that brand and really like it.

    I started my romaine lettuce from the base of what I bought at the store ( I have a brown thumb most days) and surprisingly it is growing as well as celery in water. I'm going to transfer to containers and was looking to see what dirt I need to get as well as plant food.