Why You Should Never Buy a Lifetime Composter

Source: GrowingYourGreens
April 14, 2017

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you his experience with the Lifetime Composters he purchased and shares with you why you should never purchase a lifetime composter.

In this episode, John shares the major problems he has had with the Lifetime Dual Composter Model 60072 and Lifetime Dual Compost Tumbler Model 60130. You will see the request John sent to the Lifetime Products to get his composters fixed under warranty and to date, has not gotten satisfaction on his request.

You will then discover how John finally got the problems he had with the Lifetime Dual Tumbling Composters resolved thanks to Costco, that has one of the best return policies of any retailer.

You will then discover the composter that replaced the poorly designed Lifetime Dual Compost Tumblers and how you can get these high-quality composters at the lowest price.

You will also learn about the only Lifetime Composter John recommends if you are a gambling man (or woman).

After watching this episode, you will know why you should not purchase composters (and potentially other products) from the Lifetime Company that may require warranty support.

Best Organic Soil Amendments to SuperCharge Plant Growth

Source: GrowingYourGreens
March 5, 2017

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ and Josh Cunnings from Boogie Brew share with you, their top organic soil amendments you can add to supercharge your plant growth.

In this episode, John and Josh share their top organic soil amendments so you can create the best soil that will allow you to grow the healthiest plants.

You will discover some of the best organic ingredients you can add to your garden to get the best plant growth and to grow the healthiest crops.

You will also learn some vegetable gardening tips and tricks along the way.

Josh also shares his strategies for being more resilient in 2017 with the new changes and happenings in the world today.

Everything You Want to Know about Organic Turmeric & It’s Benefits

Source: GrowingYourGreens
John Cole
January 27, 2017

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ takes you on a field trip to Three Sisters Organic Permaculture Farm in South Florida to share with you the most important food crop you are probably not eating: Turmeric.

In this episode, you will learn everything you wanted to know about turmeric and more! You will learn some of the health benefits of turmeric, how to grow turmeric, how to harvest turmeric, and how to purchase organic turmeric you can eat or grow to grow more turmeric.

You will also discover one part of the turmeric plant that is edible that most people don’t eat.

Finally, John will sit down with Jon Gambino chef and farmer at Three Sisters Organic Farm and ask him the following questions, so you can learn more about growing and using turmeric:
15:55 Why did you have a problem growing turmeric?
18:14 Is Tumeric one of the most productive root crops that you grow?
20:15 What is the best way to use turmeric into your daily meals?
23:30 Why should someone purchase your organic turmeric instead of from other sources?
25:30 How can someone order the organic turmeric from you?

After watching this episode, you will know more about one of the most anti-inflammatory, and health-promoting plant foods on the entire planet.

Best Food to Grow Indoors at Home Any Time of Year

Source: GrowingYourGreens
January 23, 2017

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Mountain Vally Seeds, in Salt Lake City, Utah to share with you the best food you can grow inside your home any time of year.

In this episode, John will give you a mini tour of Mountain Valley Seed company that specializes in high altitude / short season seeds.

Next, John will share with you why it may not be a good idea to use normal vegetable seeds to grow sprouts. Next, you will learn about how to purchase sprouting seeds and microgreen seeds in bulk to save money.

You will then learn how easy it is to grow sprouts at home with a mason jar or other methods of sprouting including a sprout bag, or sprouting devices.

Finally, you will learn about the benefits of growing microgreens and the small size microgreen kits that are often sold. You will learn the easiest microgreens you can grow inside your home. Next, you will learn about the deluxe microgreen growing kit that will allow you to reliability produce microgreens everyday for weeks within 5-10 days.

After watching this episode, you will be more familiar with an American Owned Seed Company that sells non-gmo seeds for short season, sprouting and microgreens to Home Gardeners and Farmers alike.

How a Sustainable Aquaponics Farm Grows 7000 Heads of Lettuce a Week

Source: GrowingYourGreens
John Cole
November 18, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Sustainable Harvesters, one of the largest commercial aquaponic farms in texas. You will discover how they are able to grow 7000 heads of lettuce a week using fish to produce fertilizer for the lettuce.

In this episode, John will give you a special tour of this commercial aquaponics farm. First, you will learn how aquaponics is different than hydroponics and which is more sustainable and better for the planet.

Next, you will learn all the different aspects of an aquaponics system and how it works and some of the special practices they do at Sustainable Harvesters that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

You will discover why they don’t add any additional nutrients to their system as well as why the only cultivate a special kind of fish that ensures their aquaponics system stays balanced.

John will then share with you how lettuce is grown from seed to full maturity in 6 weeks at Sustainable Harvesters Aquaponics Farm.

You will discover if Red or Green lettuce requires higher levels of nutrients. You will learn how they are able to cool their greenhouse efficiently using the least amount of energy and how they automatically control the temperature in the winter.

You will learn if green or red lettuce is healthier to eat.

You will also discover a home aquaponics system that you can purchase from sustainable harvesters and put on your patio at home to start growing more of your food today using the proven aquaponics technology they have been growing now for the over 3 years.

You will discover the one secret ingredient they add to their aquaponics system that caused their plants to grow faster and get greener than without it.

You will learn how you can visit Sustainable Harvesters outside Houston, TX to take an aquaponics farm tour or aquaponics class.

Finally, you will learn the one thing you need to do to ensure your success if you will be starting your own business or farm.

After watching this episode, you will have learned what it takes to grow 7000 heads of lettuce a week sustainably using fish and creating systems to ensure everything runs smoothly.

How to Preserve Perishable Tropical Fruit Seeds for 60+ days for Shipping or Storing

Source: GrowingYourGreens
October 25, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ interviews Jesse Blenn, a tropical fruit grower to share with you how to best preserve perishable tropical fruit seeds for 60+ days for shipping, storing or travel.

This episode is a must watch for tropical fruit collectors, growers, and enthusiasts to learn a tip that can save you thousands of dollars and enable you to preserve the genetic diversity of many of the world’s tropical fruit tree seeds that notoriously have a short shelf life.

You will learn how Jesse packs his seeds to ensure his rambutan seeds can last 10 weeks and durian seeds 4 weeks without rotting.

You will discover the special packing material, and how to create optimal conditions for the tropical fruit seeds to get enough air, and even germinate and grow while in storage or transit!

After watching this episode, you will be better able to travel with or ship tropical fruit seeds to spread the genetic diversity and grow more tropical fruits in the world!

At then end of this episode, John will interview Jesse Blenn, tropical fruit grower and ask him the following questions:
10:22 What experiments are you doing on your tropical fruit farm?
12:05 What inspiring words do you have for other tropical fruit growers?
13:20 What is an inspiring story about tropical fruit trees?
16:15 How can someone contact you to exchange and share some of your rare tropical fruits?

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure when Gardening

Source: GrowingYourGreens
August 24, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you his tips and thoughts for overcoming the fear of failure when growing your vegetables.

In this episode, you will learn how to overcome your gardening fears about growing food and many “what if” questions

John shares his words of wisdom about some of the techniques he uses to overcome the thoughts of failure he has in his garden.

After watching this episode, you may be more motivated to give gardening a try and how you can use certain techniques to get you to start growing your own food today without delay.

Top 5 Leafy Green Vegetables that Thrive in the Summer Heat 100+

August 20, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you his top 5 leafy greens that will thrive in 100+ F degree weather for months in the summer.

First, in this episode, you will discover the benefits of eating leafy green vegetables in your diet and WHY John’s goal is to eat 2 pounds of leafy greens a day. You will also learn why it would probably be a good idea to increase up your leafy green consumption.

Next, John will take you on a tour around his garden and share with you the leafy green vegetables that grow the easiest in the hot summer heat.

You will learn about John’s experiences growing:
03:40 Egyptian Spinach (Corchorus olitorius)
06:02 Moringa (Moringa oleifera)
07:41 Malabar Spinach (basella rubra)
09:16 Surinam Spinach (Talinum triangulare)
10:28 Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

After watching this episode, you will know some of the best leafy green vegetables to grow in the hot summer that will thrive.

Quick Summer Front Yard Vegetable Garden Tour

Source: GrowingYourGreens
August 17, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ takes you on a quick tour of his summer 2016 front yard vegetable garden.

In this episode, you will discover all the different vegetables and fruit trees that John is growing in his front yard wooden raised bed garden

You will learn how he grows all his crops in raised beds which are filled with the highest quality organic compost and other nutrients that allow his plants to grow closer to their true genetic potential.

You will also discover the worm casting trial that he is conducting using two different kinds of worm castings on different sides of his raised beds.

Vegetables You Can Plant In Your Garden During July

Source: LearningYourGreens
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.