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Truth About Organic Gardening, Overview, Tips, Advice

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Truth About Organic Gardening, Overview, Tips, Advice

Organic gardener and Author Jayson Patrick gives you an overview or what vegetable gardening and fruit gardening the organic way is all about. Whats the difference between conventional gardening and organic gardening? Is organic food really more safe to eat than conventionally farmed foods? What are some good organic gardening tips? Here is some gardening advice. Is organic really not healthier? Can you grow organic good, organic tea and organic herbs at home? What are the benefits of organic gardening and organic foods?

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Sheds Direct Manchester says:

Undeniably, this overview contributes a huge help to every viewers and all
gardeners as well. It is very uplifting to advocate such positive effects
of growing organic garden. It is indeed one of the most informative video
I’ve ever seen. Thank you for enhancing our skills in the field of

gwed0 says:

These disinfection byproducts are 100’s of times more toxic than chlorine,
and example of a DBP would be trihalomethanes. (THM’s) are classified by
the EPA as a carcinogen. Not only that, but a typical American ingests 300
times the amount of chlorine of what the EPA consideres safe. RAID was just
what came to mind at the time. Pesticides block nutrient absorption, and
food today is not as nutrient dense due to harsh farming practices, soil
depletion, early picking, as say 25 years ago

Paul Montero says:

I am having some pears from my garden that are organic. I tried to grow
apples but the deer eat them and sometimes even the tree. They don’t seem
to like the pears as long as I keep planting apple trees for them to eat.

drLa1992 says:


mark o' reilly says:

Once again, I have. Most people in the western world have been doing so for
decades. Asking me to eat them directly is silly. It’s like me saying ‘1
micro gram of arsenic is not toxic’ and you asking me to test that by
eating a kilogram of it. Its a non sequitur. As for how they used to
produce so much food before ww2? my answer is this …with greater
difficulty than they do today.

Airemix says:

One thing I’ve always wondered about organic food is, why is it so
expensive? Maybe it’s just in my area, but every time I’ve gone to an
organic store, prices are up to 25% higher than “normal” grocery stores.
Even at the farmer’s market, many farmers who tout themselves as ‘organic’
charge more than farmers who don’t. What it ends up looking like to me as a
consumer is that they’re charging more to /not/ put chemicals all over the
food. Does anyone know if there’s a reason for this?

mark o' reilly says:

Do your research, you should consider that your opinion may be because of
an ethical or ideological standpoint and not based on evidence. Lots of
things are bad for you at HIGH doses. studies have shown that in the very
low concentrations we find in our supermarkets there are, so far, zero
health risks. Again ur saying that if a kilo of something is toxic then a
microgram of it is. In reality this is not the case. Much of this is based
on the wrong idea that our body somehow ‘stores’ bad stuff.

gwed0 says:

@ subfightr….It doesnt take a scientist to figure out that spraying
pesticides, insecticides, and other “ides” on food just insn’t beneficial
to your health. Im sure you dont walk into your kitchen, take an apple and
spay it with RAID before you eat it. And please provide links to these
unbiased sites to back up your claims.

mike tonon says:

alexkidd3d, me too. I question what is in these chemical fertalizers and
pesticides but can’t seem to find a clear and descriptive answer. So I
continue to grow some vegitables using organic methods. I will say that
this small farm in my hometown grows everything organic and their prices
arn’t too bad. Their chicken eggs are very good compared to the generic
chicken eggs from the store.

Chris Garcia says:

Bring the sexy ladies and ill listen!

JaydeeVonJ says:

I don’t think farming was done on a really large scale at that point. It
may have been large at that point in time because the demand wasn’t as high
as it is today.

Hairlikecottoncandyy says:

what study has ever shown ZERO health risks for all foods? there are
NUMEROUS different pesticides at VARIED doses in different food. I could
show you studies of Mexican agricultural workers with higher incidences of
birth defects and children with lower IQs. but you’re right do your own

JaydeeVonJ says:

This is something people tend to forget. Too much of anything is bad for
you. Heck, too much water is bad for your body. Much of organic eating is
based on the “holier than thou” concept in my opinion. Many people who do
eat raw and vegan and such always say “Well I’m not going to be like
everyone else and destroy my body and the planet.” Look up Penn and Tellers
Bullshit episode on organic foods. It’s quite interesting.

acrca says:


wizardangel says:

So ,if your a Newbie to gardening just find a nearby gardener to learn from
!! Most gardeners are delighted to show the student the best way to grow
for their location the types best for soils and weather localy -TRICKS to
help growth in plant types ..I grow organic most of my veggies and
dehydrate the extra’s for storage , I save seeds from year to year and use
rabbits to aid with furtilizer and clean-up of scrub ,,they are handy
little helpers if managed well !! Homegrown Taste Better !!

mark o' reilly says:

nice gardening video, however there is sparse and lacking data in regards
the negative effect of pesticides on people…in fact studies comparing
organic to mass produced vegetables show no health benefit whatsoever. I do
grow organically myself and love the idea of more people growing their own
food BUT the whole ‘toxins’ angle is redundant.

ZombieMommy says:

Most herbs, veggies and fruits need full sunlight when planted. Compost
your soil. Study & research herb/flowers that you can grow with your food
plants-some are natural pesticides and keeps the critters from eating your
garden-plus chickenwire fence in your garden for that reason. Research when
to plant. Buy heirloom seed, so you can save what you grown and plant next
year-without buying seed again. Read, read, read…and experiment. You will
learn more each year and improve.

TerraRyzer says:

looks like you need to buy a shotgun and start reading up on deer recipes XD

Christine Briana says:

i wasnt talking about organic, i was responding to some other person in
here somewhere that was saying that pesticides “realistically” need to be
used on large scale farms, which I don’t agree with. I dont know why my
post didnt appear under the persons that I tried responding to

Luke Rig says:

Isn’t organic food backwards?

gene15644a says:

Not to be difficult, but an occasional occurrence of organic gardening was
famine…. there was a reason that fertilizers and insecticides were
considered Godsends. Many of the health problems we see today are probably
caused more by over eating then what we eat, especially meat and refined
sugar. We are more sedentary today, more isolated and less able to cope
with stress. Atop of our crappy diets. I grow organic, by the way, but do
not solely depend upon it for food.

ArgosSmith2009 says:

If you are suggesting that we should be eating genetically modified food,
then I’d have to say that your freakin crazy 🙂

mark o' reilly says:

Are you intentionally misunderstanding what i say or something, I said
plainly twice that a AM eating them, have eaten them for decades. Also yes
we can know what is in them because they can be have been and are being
tested in order to gauge just that. what is also tested is possible health
risks etc. so far they far the same as organic produce.

dudeman1109 says:

Yeah OK. Maybe do a little research before you type on your keyboard. There
are certain pesticides that have been linked to parkinsons disease. And
just cause u been eating heavily treated food, dont mean its ok. When I was
1 year old I could have said that for most of my life I shit my pants on a
regular basis but that didnt mean it was OK. If they were no big deal, you
could spray them in the pure form in your mouth and swallow them…. Would
You do that??

bakeee says:

organic is cheaper?

trinitycrystal says:

I would say the reason for higher prices is because the people who care
enough about the environment and their own health are willing to pay the
extra amount. They have such huge markups because they can. That would be
my best (if uninformed) guess.

Will Sosa says:


Hairlikecottoncandyy says:

unfortunately nearly all foods (even organic) are contaminated by
fluoride… you have to do work to find any that are free of F- and Al….
which is why we need a BAN on fluoridation ASAP, and not just in the US
since it global now. how sad is that

JDLikesThisSite says:

I disagree with all of the Organic bashers. I eat totally Organic food, and
yes, he is right. We should all do that. That is what is natural, and to be
healthy, you can’t mess with nature. Our ancestors always did all natural,
and with that being the case, cancer was barely common once. In these
decades and today, we would all be much healthier if it wasn’t for all of
the poisoned commercial stuff that exists out there.

patzivota22 says:

Man made pesticides are the devil for anyone and anything out there. DDT is
one of the worlds most poisonous man-made chemicals, DDT has thankfully
been banned for agricultural use worldwide under the Stockholm Convention
but is still manufactured and used in many areas, sometimes illegally. It’s
used to kill mosquitos mostly now-a-days, & reduce malaria, which it does.
But natural, way less-harmful mosquito killers work but some people like
going down the hard-core, more dangerous route w/DDT.

swordsman1600 says:

There are some pesticides which are relatively safe compared to others –
unfortunately those are the ones that seem to be getting phased out. There
are many facets of organic gardening I like – which is why my family does
it. However, I think where the big difference between organic food and non
is in the processed foods w/ additives and preservatives, and of course,
current GM foods of any kind.

patzivota22 says:

DO you even watch this video? Most organic farmers, if some type of pest
control is needed, use natural pest solutions. If they have to use
synthetic pesticides – it’s very, very little and very limited. Organic is
always better than non-organic.

Sonofthebeach009 says:

Fungicides just kill fungus. The pesticides are definitely harmful. Also I
don’t think you mentioned genetically modified organisms. Monsanto’s
products actually require their chemicals to grow. These chemicalls are
extremely harmful to the environment and destroy the microbial life in the
soil. This depletes the amount of nutrition that the plant provides. Of
course nobody knows this because of the sheer number of Monsanto executives
appointed to head the FDA, EPA, and USDA.

Sonofthebeach009 says:

Two reasons I can think of: 1. The government is actually subsidizing
Monsanto’s genetically modified corn and other crops. This is driving down
the farmer’s cost and causing these foods to be cheaper. This system is not
sustainable and requires large amounts of herbicides and pesticides to
continue production. 2. Organic food stores like Whole Foods and
Chamberlains have at least a 200% markup on their products.

homie258 says:


Justin Lelbach says:

This is not true, it has been proven that organic foods are not more
beneficial than non organic foods. Please do not take my word for it.
Search for organic produce on NON BIASED scientific websites, see the
studies done, see the results. I’m not at all saying don’t go organic, I am
just saying the promoted facts are not correct.

gwed0 says:

I drink double filtered tapwater, filtered through black carbon to remove
heavy metals, volatized chemicals, chlorine etc. and the other filter takes
out fluoride, because as you know fluoride is a neurotoxin. And
interestingly enough it was 1942 Germany to experiment with fluoridated
water. But I digress, if you think chlorine makes your tap water safe to
drink then that’s laughable. Chlorine breaks down organic matter in decades
old piping to form what’s called DBP’s. (re: next post)

TheWiretap says:


insightnew says:

fourth, keep it going!!

Rich Rupley says:

Wow, interesting how so many people are paranoid, feeling attacked and
justifying eating non organic food. Consider this, eat gmo (Genetic
modified orginism) foods = get GMO results. Ever consider what kind of
results you can get from eating chicken raied in little cages there entire
life? Thinking that you can possibly replace all the benefits of “Whole
food” with a “one a day ” pill? Wake up and smell your morning acid, i mean
coffee. If you create an envirrnment for disease to live it will…

mark o' reilly says:

I have, most of us have, we’ve been eating heavily treated food for all our
lives. we mostly do ok, life expectancy is up and up. I grow organically
because in my small time garden there is no need for pesticides. If i have
a failed crop i can go to tesco. On a grand scale pesticides are important.
The science plainly shows that they are not that big a deal to eat… or
more accurate to eat food that has been sprayed at some stage.

Morp heus says:

Less expensive? Yes makes sense the cost would be lower without the
chemicals. Then why does Organic foods cost so much more at the
supermarket? It’s very expensive to eat healthy and organic.

patzivota22 says:

but in organic farming – man-made pesticides are rarely used, and if they
are, it’s such a small amount that there’s no, or very, very little risk of
bugs and so forth developing immunity.

JaydeeVonJ says:

I agree. I’m kinda for organic, but realistically pesticides are needed on
large scales.

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