Organic Gardening Q&A


Organic Gardening Q&A

If anyone wants to get into organic vegetable gardening feel free to start posting questions, answers and ideas.

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Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2013

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chipmunks in garden 5 Replies

Started by Chipmunk. Last reply by Bre Giffin Mar 9, 2013.

compost worms 2 Replies

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Compost from the City

Started by Susan Apr 23, 2010.

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Comment by Paula Manser on March 21, 2013 at 5:29pm

I sent you a private e-mail Don... thanks!

Comment by Don Rosenberg on March 21, 2013 at 5:21pm

Hi Paula,

I can save you a LOT of time and effort!

A lot of what people have been told is based on older models of gardens. 400 square foot in ground gardens using existing soil. I advocate raised beds using new soil and organic fertilizers. I can help you further in many ways. I have two books on making gardening easy. I do consulting. I have lots of info on my website. I sell fabric raised beds you can set up yourself in minutes. And I build gardens for you.

Check out my website for more info, or contact me directly at

Comment by Paula Manser on March 21, 2013 at 5:14pm

Hi Don!

I grew up in a home where my Dad grew many fruits and vegetables almost every year. Now that I am married and in our own home, I want to start my own garden. I have ordered non-gmo, organic seeds. I also bought a starter kit to start by planting the seeds indoors then transfer them outdoors (as was recommended since our soil is not warm yet). 

Is this a good way to start out? The website said that it is best to start growing the seeds indoors then the transfer will be better once they are planted in the soil. I am wondering if I should just wait to plant the seeds outside? Thanks for the help.


Comment by Bre Giffin on March 3, 2010 at 7:48pm
Thanks for the reply Don. I've noticed a lot of folks do use treated lumber for vegetable gardens and I wasn't quite sure how they felt comfortable with it. The lining is a good tip and I'll look into the different treatments. Thanks again!
Comment by Don Rosenberg on March 3, 2010 at 7:40pm
Hi Bre,
I'm not a fan of untreated lumber for a raised bed garden. It just rots quickly and you have to replace it. I recommend pressure-treated lumber, but with a twist - I line the inside with black plastic, so any chemicals won't get into the garden. The new copper-based preservatives are very safe, but some people like the lining.

You can buy cedar, but it's very expensive.
Comment by Bre Giffin on March 3, 2010 at 10:27am
Can anyone suggest where to buy untreated lumber for raised beds in the Charlotte area?
Comment by Don Rosenberg on October 31, 2008 at 9:09am
Hi All,
Here is an interview I did on South Carolina TV that explains my approach to organic gardening.

The whole purpose is to make gardening so easy that everyone can do it.


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