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Vegetable Container Garden 2011 pt.1

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

This is the first video of my veggies this year. I took it March 23 and I am off to a great start. Most of them are potted, but I am going to build a couple of small raised beds as well. This year I have tomatoes, bell pepper, banana pepper, cayenne pepper, pole beans, cherokee yellow wax beans, garden beans, collard greens, onion, mesclun mix and several other leaf lettuce, cucumber, watermelon, canteloupe, and strawberries. Now let’s see how it grows!!!!!

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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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      Japanese house # 9

      Sunday, July 31st, 2011

      Yard work and the installation of a Japanese door intercom or door phone as they say. 20000 yen for the unit and its got a camera and night lights with a big color screen inside. 8000 yen more for the wire and stuff to install it. I cleared the overgrown front yard and then dug a ditch and ran the cables for the camera. I had my first experience working with Japanese PVC conduit and it was a breeze. These things are awesome! It will save a snapshot of the person who rang the doorbell when you are not home and it has led lights to illuminate the person at night. It has an adjustable camera and it can be integrated with your home phone and smoke detectors etc. With some units you can get an extra handset like a phone but it has a screen on it so you can carry it with you around the house and not miss a delivery or friend stopping by. Panasonic VL-SV31KL kit VL-MV30K video unit VL-V520L camera

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        Betty’s Trip to Farmers’ Market + Herb Garden Update — NO RECIPE

        Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

        In this video, Betty gives an update on the status of her herb garden, picking a few tomatoes and showing some green tomatoes and pepper plants, along with her rosemary, sage, dill, tarragon, oregano, cilantro, chives, basil, and thyme, flat leaf and curly parsley. After that, Rick and I go to the Farmer’s market to buy some fresh vegetables. I purchase banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, green bell peppers, peaches, yellow squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, and new potatoes. I will be uploading a recipe tomorrow, using some of these fresh vegetables. I hope you enjoy the trip! –Betty 🙂

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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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            How to make an Organic spring VEGETABLE GARDEN Southern California build plot tomato squash cucumber

            Thursday, June 9th, 2011

            Howdy! Here’s how I made a nice, productive garden in my backyard in southern California. I show how I built the bed using compost, organic soil, hay, gypsum, and bloodmeal and how I grew tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, and red peppers.

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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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                Vegetable Garden — June Field Trip

                Saturday, April 16th, 2011

                Vegetable Garden — A June field trip through the vegetable garden. Visit The Bayou Gardener in South Louisiana at www.thebayougardener.com

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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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