15 Free Gardening Lessons

The most important step I suggest you take first is to join the tens of thousands of people who have gone through my short online course.

In it, I give you 15 organic gardening lessons for becoming a better gardener.

I'll show you the most important steps for installing and maintaining an organic garden, with a focus on an organic vegetable garden.

Organic Fertilizers

Many of you are interested in growing healthier plants that don't get bothered by pests, that look great and produce high yields of nutritious foods.

That's where organic fertilizers and microbial inoculants really make a big difference.

They might be homemade fertilizers or purchased, or a combination of both. I've created a guide to help you figure out what you need.

Book: Building Soils Naturally

My book was published in 2012 by Acres U.S.A. In it, I share how to create productive gardens using a variety of methods, including:

  • Using compost/microbial inoculants to balance the soil food web, because these organisms nourish plants
  • Controlling plant predators and weeds forever, without chemicals, by focusing on the root issues
  • Soil testing and full-spectrum organic fertilizing, both crucial for healthy plants

Course: Smiling Gardener Academy

Also since 2012, I've been running my comprehensive online organic gardening course.

As a member of the Academy, you get access to a new section of the course every month with step-by-step videos and accompanying text and photos.

I show you the steps I took to design and install what is becoming a very productive organic food garden.

About Me

My name is Phil Nauta. I'm a certified organic gardener.

I grew up working for my parents in their garden center.

I never thought I would stay in the industry after so many years of cutting grass and digging holes.

But I fell in love with gardening when I learned this organic way of doing it, and became incredibly passionate about the methods I was learning.

My main areas of expertise are growing nutrient-dense food and improving soil and garden health.