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October 30, 2016
John from http://www.growingyougreens.com/ shares with you his 500+ Vegetable Plant Start Haul from CPG Wholesale Nursery in Norwalk, California In this episode, John will share with you all the types of vegetable plant starts and some of the produce that he purchased on his recent trip to Los Angeles.
You will discover the types and varieties of vegetable starter plants he purchased, and you will discover why he buys vegetable plant starts instead of starting seeds and growing them himself.
You will also learn about some of the different fruits and vegetables that John purchased and how he got some of the freshest and lowest cost produce to augment the food he grows in his organic home garden.
Along the way, John will share some helpful tips on using, selecting and how to get the best deals on plants and produce so you can eat a larger quantity of the most nutrient-dense foods on the plant: Fresh Vegetables and Fruits.
August 14, 2016
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ interviews Josh Cunnings of the Boogie Brew Compost Tea Company about Why Compost Tea Doesn’t Work and How it can Improve Your Garden.
In this episode, John will ask Josh over a dozen questions regarding Compost Tea and if it actually works or doesn’t’ work in people’s gardens. You will discover the truth about compost tea and if you should use it in your garden or not. You will also learn about a published study that show the benefits of compost tea on growing edible vegetables.
In this episode, John will ask Josh the following questions:
00:35 Three Ways Why Compost Tea Won’t Work
02:55 Does Compost Tea Get people Excited about gardening?
04:10 Should a single video on YouTube Judge if Compost Tea is Not Good for your Garden?
06:20 Why are there few Journal Published Studies on Compost Tea?
07:38 Does Compost Tea add Bacteria to your soil? What about adding nutrients?
09:06 Is using compost alone in your garden enough? Or should someone use Compost Tea also?
10:47 Are synthetic fertilizers more nutritious to the soil than Compost Tea?
12:28 Are you culturing bad bacteria when you make Compost Tea? Is it dangerous?
14:47 Does compost tea work because you are watering more?
16:46 Can Compost Tea make an Imbalance in your Soil?
18:04 Is the type of water you use to make Compost Tea important?
19:28 Does Compost Tea grow Giant Crops ?
25:41 Is foliar Feeding of Compost Tea good or Bad? Are you spreading Bad Bacteria in your garden?
27:18 Can Compost Tea be used in Container Gardens?
29:11 Why would someone want to get Boogie Brew Compost Tea instead of make their own?
30:34 Is it fair for someone to test Compost Tea at a standard chemical laboratory?
36:07 What percentage of Boogie Brew Customers are repeat customers?
37:12 Are there instances when Boogie Brew Compost Tea Won’t Work?
41:26 How can I get the lowest price on a Compost Tea that REALLY works?
August 8, 2016
A lot of fertilizers are on sale now as it is the end of the season. Save a lot of money and look for sales. Now is great time to start your cool weather crops in seed cells, outdoors, for you fall garden. Get your peas, beets, spinach and greens started now in seed trays. You can grow cool weather crops up until the first hard frost.
July 25, 2016
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Vilardi Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona to share with you some of the vegetables you can still plant in the heat of the July summer.
In this episode, John will give you a tour of this Wholesale nursery that grows plants for retailers in the Phoenix, Arizona area. You will discover some of the most heat tolerant vegetables that you can still plant and grow during the hot summer if you haven’t yet started a garden or still have places in your garden to plant vegetables.
John will cover a variety of his favorite heat-loving plants that thrive in the hot 100+ degree weather in Phoenix, Las Vegas or whatever desert you live.
You will discover many common and uncommon varieties of vegetables you should focus on if you grow in the desert or other places where summers are HOT!
John will share with you many uncommon perennial vegetables that thrive in the heat that he loves to grow.
After watching this episode, you will have the information you need to get planting and start (or add to) your July vegetable garden.
ps. YES, I did purchase and plant all 2 1/2 flats of vegetables in my garden except for the 2 caper plants that are awaiting a home. They were protected under 30% shade cloth for a few weeks to harden them off to ensure their success.
June 20, 2016
It’s happening more and more: local government nannies forcing Americans to become reliant on “the system,” and less independent, so that they can control them.
The latest example of this took place in Miami Shores where, as reported by The Associated Press, local government officials forced a South Florida couple to dig up an organic vegetable garden that they had grown in their front yard for 17 years.
Why? Because city council members passed a new ordinance banishing all gardens to back yards. And now the couple is suing, asking a judge to rule that the front yard ban is a violation of their constitutional rights.
As AP noted:
Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts say they dug up the garden in front of their Miami Shores home in August 2013 when town officials threatened to fine them $50 a day if they didn’t. The threatened fine came a few months after the Miami Shores Village Council adopted a new zoning plan for the town of about 10,500 north of Miami.
The couple sued, and at a hearing [recently] their attorney said the ban violates the Florida Constitution in several ways, including improper limits on their private property rights and violation of the equal protection clause by singling out vegetables over other plants.
“We’re not saying you can do anything you want on your property,” attorney Ari Bargil told Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Monica Gordo. “We are simply saying you can grow vegetables on your property and that is protected by the Constitution.”
The city argued otherwise. Attorney Richard Sarafan told the court that the new zoning rule was not an irrational decision, and that all homeowners were being treated the same – they had to grow grass, sod or “living ground cover” in their front yards, though the ordinance did not further define that last part. Anyone, he said, can grow a veggie garden in the back yard.
“There certainly is not fundamental right to grow vegetables in your front yard,” Sarafan said. “Aesthetics and uniformity are legitimate government purposes. Not every property can lawfully be used for every purpose.”
Apparently Sarafan and the city elders have never heard of the concepts of freedom and individual liberty. How it is possible to adjudge that the cosmetic appearance of a person’s property – as it pertains to the growing of a vegetable garden – is a legitimate government interest is understandable only to an authoritarian.
Carroll, who went to the hearing, said that the couple wanted to grow vegetables and produce organically, without the use of any pesticides. He also said that throughout the time they grew the garden – which contained about 75 different varieties of vegetables – they never once received any complaints from any neighbors.
“It’s important that we have the right to do something on our own property,” Carroll said. “We’re just trying to grow vegetables.”
It’s not like they’ve got an oil well or a burn pit in the front yard.
The couple is represented by attorneys from a Libertarian nonprofit organization, the Arlington, Virginia-based Institute for Justice, which specializes in privacy rights, school choice and free speech. And, while Gordo had not yet ruled on the matter, both sides said there would likely be an appeal of any decision.
This isn’t the first case of its kind. In November 2012 we reported that Orlando, another Florida city, and site of a recent terrorist attack, was attempting to force a resident to get rid of his front yard garden.
According to local reports, Jason Helvingston, who planted a 25 x 25 foot micro-irrigated garden of radishes, wax beans, kale and other veggies, planned to defy the city, saying he didn’t see any problem in trying to grow his own food.
The following January we reported that Jason and his wife, Jennifer, were facing fines of $500 a day if they didn’t dig up their garden. They, too, were represented by the Institute for Justice.
Eventually, Orlando relented [story here].
April 22, 2016
This is a quick video that goes over 7 Things to Think about when Buying Survival Seeds for Your Bug Out Location or SHTF Garden or just your regular yearly garden.
April 22, 2016
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you how he transplants his seedlings from 6 packs into larger 4″ containers that he will later plant in his garden once he has the space.
In this episode, you will learn why you should transplant your seedlings, and when to transplant your seedlings. John will also share his techniques for transplanting seedlings.
Finally, John will share how he is growing his newly transplanted seedlings in 4″ pots to conserve water.
After watching this episode, you will better understand how and why you may want to move your seedlings up to a larger pot size instead of planted them directly into your garden.