Welcome to Instant Organic Garden – Gardening Made Easy!
“No matter who you are or where you live, our new approach to back yard gardening can help you have a productive vegetable garden that’s so easy, anyone can do it, even busy families! By using raised beds, weedless soil and our techniques to make the best use of limited space, you can grow delicious, healthy vegetables naturally, with no digging, tilling or weeding!”
Says founder, Don Rosenberg, “I’ve been gardening organically for over thirty years and I’ve learned there are five things you need to do right in order to have a successful garden, and if you do even one of them wrong, your garden won’t succeed.”
Even if you’re a beginner who thinks you have a “black thumb,” we help you answer these basic questions to make you a success from the very start…
1. Where will I put the garden?
Visit our free get started page for a quick lesson and video on measuring sunlight and garden placement.
Get a personal garden placement and sunlight consultation. We’ll discuss by phone, using Google Maps, the best spots at your home address with at least six hours of sun and which way to orient your garden for maximum yield.
2. What will I use for soil and fertilizer?
The key to a healthy, productive garden is using the proper soil. Healthy plants resist pests and diseases naturally, making your gardening easy. Weedless soil eliminates your digging, tilling and weeding!
3. When do I plant for each season?
Click here for a free article and video explaining planting times.
We offer a report showing planting time calculations for your specific zip code. It includes your average frost risk dates, your definite frost dates, frost-free dates, and the length of your frost free growing season.
4. What crops will I want to grow?
At Instant Organic Garden, we use the Goldilocks Rule “Not too much and not too little.” This means we aim for the right amount of each crop and variety for the best fresh family eating. My book, “No Green Thumb Required! Organic Family Gardening Made Easy,” shows you how to create a garden plan for your family, what to plant, where to plant and when to plant.
Take the Veggie Quiz with your family and we’ll create a customized garden plan that shows you what, when and where to plant, recommend a garden size, discuss whether you need a trellis or not and determine if you’ll need extra drainage.
Then you can check our list of recommended seeds that have been selected for appearance, productivity and other special qualities. BUY YOUR HEIRLOOM SEEDS HERE!
5. What kind of raised beds are best for me? You have four options…
A. BUILD YOUR OWN
My book, “No Green Thumb Required! Organic Family Gardening Made Easy,” explains how to build your own raised beds using various kinds of inexpensive materials.
B. USE OUR BRAND NEW EZ-Gro FABRIC RAISED BEDS!
EZ-Gro Fabric Gardens are a new and exciting way to have a back yard garden on any surface, including a deck, patio, driveway or any level spot in your yard. Click here for the details or watch a video interview. You can Buy EZ-Gro Fabric Raised Bed Gardens here.
C. USE OUR WESTERN RED CEDAR KITS
You can order a 3’x8’ raised bed kit made from beautifully milled Western Red Cedar that will last for 10-15 years. It is assembled using no tools and is also available with a food-grade stain and can also come with a sturdy built in trellis for climbing crops like peas, beans, cucumbers and even sweet potatoes.
D. LET US BUILD YOUR GARDEN FOR YOU!
As we expand across the country, check here to see if there is a local Instant Organic Gardener near you. He or she can help you through the entire process, pick the best spot for your garden, design your customized garden plan, and will build and install your raised bed garden, complete with weedless soil and organic fertilizers. Once you’ve planted your garden he or she will help you over the next twelve months via phone, email and the website.
We can help you become a successful organic gardener regardless of your budget…
This website is a fantastic, free resource for any beginner gardener. There are articles, audio recordings and videos on scores of topics.
For $9.95 a year, you can become an Instant Organic Garden Member and have access to special articles from my book “No Green Thumb Required! Organic Family Gardening Made Easy,” with new articles and gardening videos being added all the time. For a limited period, join as an IOG Member and get a customized planting time report for free. ($19.95 value!)
For $99.95 a year you can become a Premium Member. Access the member pages, get a customized planting time report, customized planting plan and garden size estimate, personal sunlight and garden placement consultation, three soil and fertilizer recipes, our email newsletter for tips and monthly/weekly to do list, and the ability to email me with your gardening questions for the next twelve months. It’s like having your own personal trainer for your spinach and your squash!