Las Vegas Summer Vegetable Garden – How to Grow Food in Extreme Conditions

John from www.growingyourgreens.com shows you what you can grow in the summer heat in Las Vegas where the temperatures exceed 100 degrees. He visits the Spring Preserve’s Vegetable Garden that is planted out by the Master Gardeners to survive in the Desert Heat.

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    21 Responses to “Las Vegas Summer Vegetable Garden – How to Grow Food in Extreme Conditions”

    1. leasmom96 Says:

      Good video John!

    2. martenfisher1 Says:

      I notice malabar spinach was recommended. Be careful growing that because here in Florida it can become a real nasty invasive. It climbs everywhere and produces highly viable seed. The seed does go dormant during the winter to grow back in the spring. Our seed survived 15 degrees.

    3. PhotoNika Says:

      @martenfisher1 wow, 15 degrees is spring weather around here!

      If its edible, how is it a “nasty invasive”? Sounds like food for me and my chickens!

      I wonder how it does with -20 F and if it can grow invasively for me in the NE.

    4. jakearick Says:

      I live in central Cali and it gets to 112 regularly in the summer. I combat the heat by putting down about ten layers of newspaper and about 6 inches of straw mulch. I only water once every 2 weeks! And a heavy mulch encourages worms.

    5. 12quillemall5321 Says:

      @jakearick Great idea. I live in Florida and it’s hot here also.

    6. martenfisher1 Says:

      @PhotoNika Sounds to cold where you are you may have to save the seeds inside for the winter and start them early. It is a vine and smothers native bushes here when left unchecked. It grows super fast. Florida is always combating invasive plants killing native wildlife habitat. It is tropical from what I understand and does freeze the seeds though have survived our winters in the teens.

    7. martenfisher1 Says:

      @12quillemall5321 The heat in Florida is often not the problem as is the extreme uv index and humidity.

    8. GardenCalifornia Says:

      Great video, I hope my plants do well this summer. It gets up to the 90’s and sometimes 100 here in Fairfield CA. But I’ve never had problems getting my tomatoes to produce in the past around here. I move my pots around at different points of the day, and water faithfully in the heat. But of course, I could mulch more, lol.

    9. phantomcreamer Says:

      Those purp beans look like the burgandy beans I bought from seedsofchange. Last year I grew the beans around the fence of my garden and peas up my sunflowers. Maybe I’ll switch to the beans with sunflowers, because the sunflowers and Peas both took off. The sunflower staulks I left up all winter and they kept the birds happy. I decided to leave the reamaining stalks standing for the summer and the birds are still using them for perches.

    10. telemarker77 Says:

      you should copyright your stuff put it into a dvd after editing then sell it. there is an experimental fruit orchard that is public and maintained by the university nevada there. you should visit it if you have time.

    11. bestestmama Says:

      You just made me not feel so stupid LOL I have two plants (long story on how it got that way, but it involves cats…) that are mystery plants to me. They’re either squash, cukes, or melons. I can’t tell the difference yet since it’s my first season growing, so we’ll see. But if YOU can’t tell the diff, then I don’t feel so stupid LOL

    12. dkim68 Says:

      John, all your videos have been fantastic. You’d make a great host and really should have your own TV show on HGTV or something.

    13. growingyourgreens Says:

      Already been there. The video is uploading now 🙂

    14. growingyourgreens Says:

      Marlbar Spinach can be “invasive” in the tropics.. since that is its native climate. Although properly “controlled”, I think an edible invasive plant, if contained in your garden is a good thing ;).

    15. martenfisher1 Says:

      @growingyourgreens I agree totaly. I grow it myself and love it and it is great for iguanas as well. I just make sure I keep it tidy. I destroy as much flower as I can and later let it flower and collect the seed for next year. No matter what we grow lets all be sure to protect our surrounding wilderness from our actions no matter what we do.

    16. martenfisher1 Says:

      @dkim68 I agree. This guy is the best I have seen yet. Not alot of ya ya ya. to the point and practical. He could write the book ” Growing your greens for dummies”. I am a landscaper and still take away lots of new information every time I watch.

    17. FreidasGarden Says:

      Hi there, I read that Sunflowers hate beans. That was after I planted my Big Mama Lima beans next to my tomatoes! But they are doing okay so far. I’m down in Anaheim. Thanks for your great video’s!

    18. halleysmommy Says:

      Your background scenery @ 1:05 and 10:15 looks like you’re posing in front of those large format photo scenes… So picturesque it hardly looks real.

    19. growingyourgreens Says:

      THANK YOU! I plan out and carefully select scenes for all my video shoots 🙂 I take this seriously. This is my creative side coming out. I thought they were fabulous in real life, and they came out great in the shoot too! Thanks for recognizing it!

    20. DrReaper Says:

      Nice video I am looking for stuff to plant in Palm Springs CA over the summer. I already had the sunflowers and beans going. Just remember to give the sunflowers a good head start. I have leafy greens growing under the sunflowers shade as well.

    21. bluclaymedia Says:

      Great video, I starting a small garden today and this was very very helpful.

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