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Kelly’s Vegetable Garden May 29, 2010 – Update 2

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Hello everyone. This is a quick video update for my garden. Not much to talk about other than massive growth and lots of tomatoes popping out everywhere. I keep getting spinach, lettuce and broccoli because it has been so cool here. Today was our first day in the 80’s and it looks like it’s going to continue for a while which is good news for the garden. My next video should be a lot more interesting because I will have more to talk about. I couldn’t do any upside down garden this year because the fence belongs to my neighbor and he wasn’t too keen on me do it…. so I have decided to do something that I haven’t done before but I have always wanted to. In addition to planting a bunch more things in wine barrel containers, I’m putting together a hydroponic garden. I have been cloning plants for a long time but I thought it would be interesting to start growing them hydroponically and compare the growth using traditional methods. It should be interesting. I will try to do a video of the entire building process so stay tuned. In the meantime, happy gardening. Kelly

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    Accomodating indoor cats to the outdoors?

    Monday, August 1st, 2011

    I live on the first floor of a 10 storey building and we have a balcony that my cats love being in.

    We also have a beautiful garden in the compound and I want my cats to be able to experience some of the outdoor fun the other cats do.

    My question is: has anyone tried to build a cat tube or a cat ladder so indoor cats can climb down and up from on the outdoors?

    If you havent, do you know any plans or ideas that might work?
    The balcony is about 2.9 metres high from the ground.
    The balcony is about 2.9 metres high from the ground.

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      Kelly’s Vegetable Garden July 9, 2010 – Update 3 / Harvest 1

      Monday, July 18th, 2011

      Well, I figured it was time to do an update / harvest video. It’s July, 9, 2010 at about 8:00pm and I was harvesting tomatoes when I decided to do an update. As you can see, I am getting a ton of tomatoes and squash. The cucumbers and peppers are finally moving along and I should be harvesting them soon as well. Also, I have cantaloupe starting to form and hopefully my plan of setting them on planks across the wire cage will work…. We’ll see… All in all, it has been a great growing season so far and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. I still plan on doing so hydroponic garden but I decided to wait until the end of the season to do that. I’m also going to put in a greenhouse so with any luck I will be growing things throughout the year. Here in Napa Valley the growing season is very long and I’m going to try to make it a year around thing. I plan on recording the process of building the hydroponic system that I have designed as well as the assembly of the greenhouse so I will keep you posted on that. I hope everyone enjoys these videos and if anyone has any suggestions, questions or comments, don’t hesitate to post them. Take care everyone and happy gardening!!

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        Indoor Kitchen Herb Container Garden and Seedlings Growing under LED Energy Saving Lights

        Sunday, July 10th, 2011

        John from www.growingyourgreens.com takes a field trip to Las Vegas to visit Jason’s House. Jason is growing in containers in his kitchen using fluorescent lighting and using Energy Saving LED Panel lights upstairs where he is starting seeds and growing seedlings.

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          Deck Container Gardening

          Saturday, May 21st, 2011

          Howard County Master Gardener Lois Wehren shows us the container garden she has on her deck and shares some great tips on how to start one of your own. Read more about vegetable container gardening, click here to view our publication: www.hgic.umd.edu Shot and Edited by: Alix Watson and Emily Heimsoth

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            Kelly’s Upside Down Vegetable Garden 01

            Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

            I have been planning to grow vegetables like this all winter and when I saw Jason’s video, I thought it would be fun to document my garden as well. I had to wait a little longer to plant because I live in Springfield Missouri. We tend to have late frosts so I made sure that wasn’t going to happen. What you see on this first video, was planted on May 22, 2009. It is also the first time I have attempted to grow vegetables this way. So if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I am going to do video updates every week or so to show the progress. I hope you enjoy the videos as much as I enjoying working in my garden this year. Take care. Kelly

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              I want to start gardening – advise pls?

              Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

              I am interested in starting a small balcony / indoor garden. i’m interested in growing palms outside my door(there is no direct sunlight) herbs (coriander / mint / oregano / methi etc ) and a few vegetables like tomatoes and peppers.
              what is the care i should take and is it better to buy the plants and grow them or plant seeds??
              and any other care to be taken.
              I live in Hyderabad, India

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                Dogs in Aparments….?

                Thursday, March 17th, 2011

                So. I am aware that I will not get a dog for a long time, because I am only 15 and already have 3 cats, unless by some miracle my mother says yes (haha, not going to happen x3), but IF I were to get a dog in my current sitiuation… What kind of dogs do well in apartments? It’s on the 3rd floor, and Germany doesn’t have air conditioning, so don’t suggest a dog like a Newfoundland because they really dislike heat, and it gets hot in the summer. I need a dog that would do well with cats, and obviously one that wouldn’t bark too much. Yes, pets are allowed in the apartment, and we own it so that wouldn’t be a problem. We have a balcony, which is pretty big, and a HUGE garden below, so I could take it out there at night just to poop real quick. The dog would also be alone from 7:30 to 1:30 most days, but some days I come home early because school is shorter. I’m also not interested in some dog that you carry around like a fashion accessory and dress up. Not only is it wrong, but I enjoy going for longer walks in the forest, and bigger dogs would make that easier. Also, if you’re just going to tell me ‘OMG YOU MEAN HORRIBLE PERSON YOUR DOG CAN’T BE ALONE,’ save it for someone who cares about your opinion. Dogs can be prefectly happy alone, especially if I can get 2 dogs at the same time like I intend to. Anyways, thanks in advance for the advice ^^ Telling me I’m a horrible person for wanting a dog is pointless and a waste of time. You telling me I shouldn’t have a dog does nothing. You should be off going around trying to rescue dogs from REAL abusive homes.
                I knew that would come across wrong. I care about your opinion if you’re actually trying to help. But if you’re one of those people who says ‘well dogs shouldn’t be alone you horrible person go throw yourself off a cliff,’ then I don’t care because your answer is not only stupid, but won’t change a thing ._.;
                Haha person with no picture, you’re so funny. TONS of people have dogs in apartments? How ’bout NYC, where most people live in apartments? Are you honestly trying to say that EVERYONE who lives in an apartment is not suited to be a dog owner?

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                  Kelly’s Upside Down Vegetable Garden – Update 03

                  Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

                  This is the update for Thursday June 11, 2009. I am going on a business trip so I thought I would get this posted before I leave. All I added this week is a 10 gallon bucket of Carrots but they haven’t started coming in yet. Other than that I have lots of new growth on the tomatoes and the squash is all of a sudden starting to take off. I will say that keeping the suckers pruned back on the tomatoes allows the plant to concentrate on fruit as opposed to leaf production. It’s also a good idea to keep any dead or damaged leaves off of the plants because it won’t spend time trying to repair them. You want the plants to spend all their time on new growth and fruit. Keep the comments and suggestions coming. It is always great to get everyone’s feedback on what I am doing and get new ideas. Happy Gardening!!

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                    Kelly’s Upside Down Vegetable Garden Update 05

                    Sunday, March 13th, 2011

                    Hello everyone. This is a quick update for July 4, 2009. Not a whole lot new other that tons of growth. I am starting to get ripe tomatoes which is great. Also, I have watermelons coming in and the cantaloupe and cucumbers have small fruit on them so I will have plenty to update you on in the next video. The bad news is that it looks like the Japanese beetles won as far as the grapes go. They are looking quite bad. Almost all the leaves are gone now. I am hopeful that it will come back but it doesn’t look good. The good news however is that I kept them off of everything else. Finally, I have transplanted a few of the last cantaloupe and cauliflower seedlings to large containers so I will see how that goes. That’s about it so until next time. Everyone have a fantastic and safe 4th of July! Happy Gardening and Happy Independence Day America!

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