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Container Gardening Season 1 – Week 11: Hand Pollination

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Here’s this week’s video. It includes a demonstration of how we hand pollinate our cucumbers. Check out Tiffany’s blog post: thrifty20something.com Here’s a list of everything we’re trying to grow on our patio: – Cherry Tomatoes – Zucchini – Squash – Green Onions – Basil – Peppers – Lettuce – Green Beans – Cucumbers – Pumpkin (I know, I’m skeptical too)

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    Container Gardening Think “In” the Box!

    Monday, November 14th, 2011

    Gardening in Containers is more than you think! See Watermelon, Cantaloupe , Musk Mellons, Potatoes, Pumpkins Beans, Carrots, Squash, Cucumbers. Peas and of course Tomatoes and Lettuce. Want more see my blog thoughtsfromwisdom.blogspot.com

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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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        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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            Indoor Vegetable Garden Experiment

            Monday, May 23rd, 2011

            This is my attempt to grow vegetables indoor during the winter. All the seeds I am growing are heirlooms.

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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 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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                  How to garden: Starting a Vegetable Garden

                  Friday, March 18th, 2011

                  vegetablegardeningideas.com Starting a vegetable garden can be easy! There are three simple steps you have to follow make sure your plants get enough sunlight, water, and that they have great soil quality! There are creative ways to make sure these aspects of vegetable gardening are taken care of. Getting 6-8 hours of day for your plants can be easy – even if you are in an urban area and have to use a raised bed. Watering is simple, you want to make sure you water appropriately and don’t over or underwater. And as far as soil is concerned, rich soil will equal a successful vegetable garden. We discuss different tips and ideas to make sure you have the highest quality soil possible. And there you have it, starting a garden is simple and easy! Check out the link to our website (as listed at the top of this video description) for all kinds of great information and ideas for vegetable gardening. Happy Gardening!

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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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