Storm Damage, My Best Compost Ever?, Harvesting, Rain Barrel Build, & Another Crazy Cat!

I shot this update over several days: The aftermath of a storm w/a 40mph gust front, I tilled up newly made compost (over the last seven days) and it’s what I think is some of my best compost ever, a rain barrel build, added fresh compost to the tomato beds, harvesting from the garden (TOMATOES & more!!), AND after coming in from harvesting, I thought it would be a good idea to shoot a scene without checking to see if I needed to comb my hair (LOL), PLUS my other cat “Tink” sticks her tounge out at me over and over! Finally, I show the completed gutter work to bring rain off the roof and into my rain barrel. Come on in and join the madness that is Reaganite71’s garden ­čśë
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Patio tomato plants can be grown in a container on your patio or balcony. Learn how to grow Patio tomatoes in this free video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
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  1. Thank you, I really appreciate´╗┐ that!

  2. Oh´╗┐ my gosh! haha! I love the videos – so glad I stumbled across you! Subscribed! ­čÖé

  3. Good! If you get a little apple juice and set those blossoms, you’ll probably notice a difference too.´╗┐ Thanks again for watching.

  4. You know? It’s amazing the last few days you’ve been hitting the nail on the head as I do it. Had 13 small tomatoes yesterday and over 25 today. I’m still not carrying the´╗┐ paper but smacking has been helping… seemed to work on me from time to time growing up….lol

  5. No problem. GOOD idea´╗┐ about hanging it from a chain!

  6. Thanks´╗┐ Ray.

  7. Yeah, that’s exactly what I do. Since it’s completed compost, it won’t burn your plants. You can use it whenever you want, but I like to let it aerate for a minimum of 3-6 hours for the beneficial bacteria growth. ´╗┐ The longer the stronger. And if you put the compost straight into the bucket, you can add more water (a couple of 3 times) and make it go further. ­čśë

  8. Glad they’re bouncing back,´╗┐ I hear ya on the natural limb remover… Thanks for watching.

  9. Looks like you got a lil taste of that storm ­čÖé Im NW of your location and it knocked over my verti-squashes, they’re bouncing back up nicely though Lots of old limbs in need of cutting and mother nature cut them for me lol.. Good video and´╗┐ happy harvest!

  10. How long should I let it aerate? I’ve seen so many different IDEAS, what works for you? I’m now thinking compost tea for regular watering just´╗┐ from yesterdays results…

  11. Great´╗┐ video

  12. aww man lol too funny, sorry man but yeah I´╗┐ like to never leave things to chance, I have my air pump hanging from a little chain, keeps it quieter and keeps it from crawling from the vibration too. can’t wait to watch your compost vids!

  13. hehehe, yeah, there’s one on there. Good to be extra safe though ;)´╗┐

  14. This is an excellent way to get your fresh veggies if you don’t have a backyard for growing vegetables. You can have tomatoes growing on your balcony, deck or patio, and the patio variety will not take up much space but will provide you´╗┐ with an abundance of tomatoes. Think of how wonderful they will taste, and the satisfaction you will have of growing your own tomatoes!

  15. That´╗┐ urban conversion ad is sooo cool!

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  17. once all your seedlings are up, yes lots of light, but you are going to want to quit using bottom heat if you are growing on a heating pad or seedling heat mat. Too much bottom heat =leggy seedlings. As far as heat goes, you don’t really want the ambient temp in the room to´╗┐ go below 65 F.

  18. of course.´╗┐

  19. what do u do after´╗┐ the seedlings came up 1 day old? do they need lots of sun light and warm temperature ???

  20. Carefully look at the tag´╗┐ that comes with your tomatoes.

  21. It depends, tomatoes come in 2 different types, Determinate tomatoes which reach a fixed height..once the first flush of fruit has ripened , the plant´╗┐ starts to lose vigor. The crop usually ripens all at one time.
    The second type is called Indeterminate. this variety will produce fruit until it is killed by frost, these plants can reach ten feet high and must be supported. I prefer the Indeterminate kind.

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