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Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Install from Start to Finish

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

John from www.growingyourgreens.com shows you from start to finish how to take an abandoned backyard space and transform it into a edible vegetable garden. In this episode, you will learn most everything you will need to know to start growing your food. You will discover the process that John goes through to select the best soil, build the raised beds, layout the raised beds, plant the raised beds and even install the drip irrigation system with a timer. This project took about 2 days to complete. Including 1 day sourcing all materials, and 1 day putting it all together.

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    Horticultural Society of Pakistan’s Flower Show 2009 (Part 3 of 4)

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

    Every year in either late February or early March, the Horticultural Society of Pakistan organizes a mega flower show in Karachi (the largest city of Pakistan). So this here is my first ever try at making a long video of it! Venue is of course DHA’s seaview beach park. I unfortunately could not capture the gardening tools which were on display, as my camera’s battery ran out of juice. But everything else was recorded. This is the 3rd of 4 videos. I regrettably had to split the video in 4 parts, because the original file was too large to upload here. However the full version can be see on Vimeo (in much better resolution). www.vimeo.com

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      Vegetable Gardening: Growing Onions – How to Grow Onions

      Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

      Onions are an easy vegetable to grow. Phil Dudman the Garden Guru shows you how to plant and grow onions. phildudman.com This video describes growing onions from sets rather than seeds.

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        How to Prune & Care for Trees & Shrubs : Garden Tools for Maintaining your Garden

        Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

        Learn what garden tools are necessary for maintainingyour garden in this free gardening video. Expert: Scott Reil Contact: www.safelawns.org Bio: Scott Reil is an accredited nurseryman and longtime horticulturalist with over two decades of experience in the field. Scott is now working for www.safelawns.org. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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          Compost in 40 gallon Containers for Container Gardening-Recycle your trash for compost

          Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

          Hi! This is Going Organic. You can find our website at “www.goingorganic.weebly.com”! Today I am going to talk about composting. It is winter time here in Central Florida. I am composting in containers to prepare for a container garden in the spring. I’ve drilled 3/8″ holes in the bottom of these 40 gallon containers. I’ve added oak leaves to the containers with shredded paper and cardboard from the home shredder, used coffee grounds from Starbucks, water from the fish pond, egg shells, cow manure, vegetable scraps. All those old bills and junk mail you shred at home can be a carbon source for your compost. This is one more way to recycle and not send paper to the landfill. Used coffee grounds are a good source of nitrogen. Once the grounds are used, their ph is close to neutral. So they are very safe for plants. I picked up this bag full of coffee grounds the other day. Starbucks has a recycling program for their coffee grounds. Anytime, you can walk in and ask for their used coffee grounds. They will pull the whole trash bag full of grounds out and double bag it for you. The other day, the server even carried it out to the car for me. I just want to say “Thanks!” to the Lake Mary Starbucks for all their free coffee grounds. I’ve been using water from the fish pond, since it is used as liquid fertilizer in hydroponic systems. I have a page on my website on how to build an easy portable fish pond. I save the egg shells from cooking, since tomatoes like calcium. I let them

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            Vegetable Garden in Phoenix

            Saturday, May 7th, 2011

            This is my first garden. I started the project thinking we’d just have 1 or 2 raised beds but it turned into something much bigger. Everything is done organically (no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers etc.) and “veganically” (without the use of manure, blood meal, bone meal or any kind of animal product). 99% of the vegetables are “heirloom” or “open-pollinated” meaning the seed has been bred true and saved for at least 50 years and will continue to breed true when you save the seed…as opposed to a “hybrid” which has generally been bred for appearance, shelf life, yield, disease resistance but rarely taste. A saved hybrid seed will not breed true to the vegetable you saved it from. My family and I built the structure. I started everything by seed, mostly indoors under a grow-light system. What I’m growing now: Tomatoes Peppers Eggplant Basil Squash Cucumbers Watermelon Cantaloupe Mint Green Beans Calendula (for tea) Tepary Beans Onions Garlic Indian Corn Strawberries Okra Tomatillo Sunflowers Parsley Amaranth What I grew over the winter: Lettuce Kale Rapini Broccoli Arugula Beets Carrots Peas Bok Choy Spigariello On an unrelated note, check out the band I’m in with my 3 brothers. www.kongos.com

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              this summer i'm going to plant a fruit and vegetable garden, but i'm new to this, i need a little help first?

              Friday, March 25th, 2011

              i live in the dallas/fort worth area of texas. when should i start preparing for the garden. for instance, when should i turn all the soil, mix in the compost, plant the seeds in there own little things to get them started? what are the easier vegetables and fruits that a begginer could start with? any advice and tips would be much appreciated. thanks.
              and i’ve got an acre in the back and a lot of time on my hands so the garden is gonna be fairly large.

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                Donna’s New Garden Part 11

                Thursday, March 24th, 2011

                Changed around some things! 🙂 Have a few surprises and a few mistakes….. Square foot gardening organic gmo monsanto vegetables herbs seeds garden soil compost sweet pea onion broccoli cabbage thyme peppers rabbits corn carrots genetically modified heirloom hybrid economy crisis collapse survival inflation food storage

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                  Compost Tea for the vegetable garden -October 2010 — Growing a vegetable garden

                  Thursday, March 10th, 2011

                  Brewing compost / worm cast tea for your vegetable garden is easy. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at www.thebayougardener.com

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                    Vegetable Garden — My Compost Pile

                    Sunday, March 6th, 2011

                    Vegetable Garden — Composting the lazy way. Visit The Bayou Gardener in South Louisiana at www.thebayougardener.com

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