November Field Trip – Growing a Vegetable Garden

Planting onion seeds for transplanting in the spring and a ride through the fall garden. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at

25 Responses to “November Field Trip – Growing a Vegetable Garden”

  • baddogonline says:

    Two questions: When you plow the previous garden under, how long does it take for the plants to decompose? And, how deep is your top soil? Great job, and fun vids!!

  • webcajun says:

    How fast it decomposes depends on how fine you chop it up. Some things like corn or okra stalks take a lot longer. If I had to guess I’d say at least 3-6 months.

    The closer you get to the bayou the deeper the rich top soil is. Again I guessing here but the front part of the garden may be 18-24 inches and the back part may only be 8-12 inches deep. The deeper you plow the more you mix the sand and clay for a better soil. A half mile down the road, conditions may change…… Donald

  • Praxxus55712 says:

    I think I’m gonna try growing mustard greens next spring. Yours look fantastic Donald. I hear that they’re delicious with a little diced onion and bacon?

  • webcajun says:

    Onion, bacon, salt, pepper and a few shots of hot sauce. You can even add a few drops of vinegar. Cook a cornbread to go with that and you have a complete meal. Plant your seeds as soon as you can work the soil. They love cold weather. Cut today and harvest again in a few weeks. They keep going and going and going………… Donald

  • Praxxus55712 says:

    OH! Sounds like swiss chard. It survives literally past the first frost. Sounds like mustard greens would be a great idea for this far north. Thanks Donald! :)

  • catparty83718 says:

    I live in NC and we have red ants in abundance. Will that make the land a bad place to start an in ground garden?

  • desertcajun10 says:

    I have been reading up on gardening. Right now I am learning about saving seeds. I have read that different varieties of plants have to be seperated if you intend on saving the seeds. For example, on book said that varieties of squash need to be seperated by a half mile. I wanted to know, from you experience, how true is this?

  • egnilk66 says:


  • webcajun says:

    We have plenty ants down here in Louisiana too. When I find a hill in the garden I put a littl ant poison and that’s a wrap……. Donald

  • webcajun says:

    Not sure about the distance cause it does vary from veg to veg but it is true. When I want to save my seeds I only plant the one variety. Make sure it’s not a hybrid. I’ll have a video coming out soon on saving tomato seeds. Tomatoes are a little different then other vegetables……. Donald

  • eeLj0j0 says:

    you speak like drunk of vodka!

  • webcajun says:

    No Vodka … high on life…………. Donald

  • ransom47 says:

    Enjoyed all your videos. Please keep them coming.

    Thank you
    Ransom McKenzie

  • eeLj0j0 says:

    i love your videos but you speak like drunk? are you from texas? you accent

  • webcajun says:

    A Cajun from Louisiana

  • webcajun says:

    Thank you for the kind words…….. Donald

  • gamester00007 says:

    ur videos are great. may Allah give u good health long life and good crops (Ameen).

  • BGgardenLive says:

    DUDE… you are on it with your videos. FABULOUS! I wish my Papa was still alive to see your videos with me. THANK YOU FOR SHARING your love for the south and gardening!

  • webcajun says:

    Glad you enjoy the vids. Will check out your videos first chance……….. Donald

  • jihadacadien says:

    Love the dog sitting next to you in the cart! Like always you garden looks awsome! lache pas toi non plus!

  • webcajun says:

    Thanks you ……… Donald

  • 4077phil says:

    i got some carrots from my garden today

  • webcajun says:

    @4077phil … had a good crop this year. Lots of big ones but still tender…….Donald

  • sakinehbs says:

    Donald. Nice video as always. I lost you for a while, I don’t know what happened I know I subscribe to your channel for some reason it got lost .now I found you. Thank goodness.

  • webcajun says:

    @sakinehbs … didn’t know I was lost but at least now I’m found. LOL Glad you enjoy the videos. I’m looking forward to 2011, hope everyone has a good season in the garden………Donald

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