How Visiting a Local Farm can Improve Your Home Garden

Source: GrowingYourGreens
July 3, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Gilcrease Orchard, a local you-pick farm in Las Vegas, Nevada that has been operation for over 40 years to share how visiting a commercial farm can benefit people who have a home garden.

In this episode, John will share tips with you how you can become a better gardener by visiting a local farm near you.

First, John will take you on a tour of the Gilcrease Orchard and share with you some of the fruit trees they are growing and more importantly share with you concepts you can use in your home garden.

Next, John will show you how shade structures are being used to cure onions and garlic and how you can use your space at your home to your advantage.

Next, you will discover the summer crops that are growing and thrive in the 100 degree hot summer weather in Las Vegas, NV at the Gilcrease orchard.

You will learn some of the specific varieties of produce that grows well in the desert.

Finally, John will interview the farmer where he will share some important tips with you that he has learned farming commercially in the mohave desert for the last 7 years.

After watching this episode, you will have gained the knowledge from a commercial farm growing successfully in Las Vegas for over 40 years.

Best Nursery in Houston for Perennial Vegetables that can Grow Year Round

Source: GrowingYourGreens
April 29, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ discovers a new nursery in Houston, Texas that is the best for Perennial edible vegetables that can grow in Houston year round. These vegetables have been show to have many health benefits.

In this episode, John will introduce you (and himself) to JRN Nursery that has been selling plants in Houston for 30 years. In this episode, John will share with you this special nursery that has a handful of his favorite tropical, perennial vegetables that can grow year round in Houston, TX and are no-brainers for people that live in Central/South Texas so they can have a year-round supply of food with minimal work.

You will discover John’s favorite leafy green vegetable and how you can purchase it in Houston, Texas… Its called Katuk aka Sweet Leaf Bush (Sauropus androgynus) and how John discovered this nursery might have more plants that what he seemed..

John will take you on a tour of how this 2 acre nursery works, how to get the best vegtable and herb plants that will grow easily in the hot summers of houston and surrounding areas. You will learn about Gynura Procumbens (Longevity Spinach), Gynura Crepioides (Okinawan Spinach), Moringa, Katuk (Sauropus Androgynus), and a few others SE Asian Vegetables that will thrive in the Hot, Humid Summer heat of Texas.

You will also discover some of the tropical fruit trees that are being grown in a greenhouse and available at the JRN nursery such as Star Fruit, Mango, Papaya, Guava, Sapodilla, jaboticaba, Miracle Fruit, Longan, and many, many more. You will learn which of these tropical fruit trees are the easiest to grow in Houston.

Next, John will share with you the fruit trees that are a “safe” bet that will grow year round in Houston without protection.

Finally, John will give his overall review and experience at this nursery.