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Easy Self Watering Patio Container Garden – Growing Herbs and Leafy Green Vegetables

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

John from www.growingyourgreens.com shows you from start to finish how easy it is to set up a self-watering patio pickers “raised bed” container garden. In this episode, John will set up two of these container gardens that are perfect for growing on a patio, deck, porch, lanai or other small area for people that live in an apartment, condo or townhome with limited space. John will show mixxing his special soil mixture and talk about what he is planting in each patio pickers garden and why. After watching this episode, you will be able to set up and start growing your own patio pickers garden.

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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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      2010 Container & Upside Down Garden, Growing Herbs, Peppers, Tomatoes & Cucumbers – Update 4

      Saturday, January 7th, 2012

      Picked a bunch of veggies from the container garden! Also, a view of our tomatillo plant.

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        Container Gardening: An Easy Way to Grow Your Own Food

        Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

        Container gardening is a great way for beginning gardeners to start producing their own food. Jon Traunfeld from the University of Maryland Extension talks about everything you need to know, from potting soil to planting, to grow vegetables in containers. From five-gallon buckets to Earth boxes, container gardening gives you a ton of options for any budget. Read about container gardening here: www.agnr.umd.edu And check out individual vegetable profiles here: growit.umd.edu Thisvideo is brought to you by the Home and Garden Information Center, part of University of Maryland Extension. provides resources and encourages people to start their own food gardens. www.growit.umd.edu Learn about our Grow It Eat It campaign, which Check out our facebook page for more gardening advice: www.facebook.com Animation by Chris Heuer, Freefall FX, LLC Shot and edited by Brett Wooldridge and Emily Heimsoth

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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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              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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                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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                  Rittenhouse Gilmour Sprinklers

                  Thursday, April 14th, 2011

                  www.rittenhouse.ca Bruce explores Rittenhouse’s wide selection of quality Gilmour watering tools. There watering tools and sprinklers are of superior quality and will surely stand the test of time. No garden tool collection is complete without a good sprinkler! For more information and pricing on Gilmour please go to our website at http

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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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