Edible Garden: Breaking Ground

Backyard gardens are sprouting up all over the country. Thousands of people are rediscovering the joys and benefits of growing their own vegetables. But if you've never put a spade into the ground where do you start? "The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground" takes you step-by-step through the basics. Six expert gardeners will show you how they use sustainable methods to grow beautiful organic produce. They tell you how to size up your land and lay out your garden; how to create nourishing soil; how to decide what to plant; how to deal with pests without insecticides; how to water and harvest your crops. You'll see how gardens come in all shapes and sizes -- big and small, on flat ground and slopes, in sun and shade, in containers and in community plots. Whether it's eating healthy, getting in touch with nature or saving money, more and more would-be 'green thumbs' are joining what has been called the "grow-your-own revolution".Val Zavala hosts this informative program that inspires the backyard farmer in all of us.

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Meet The Gardeners!

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Paul Robles-Ishii on Watering Plants

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