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Garden Update: Planting Vegetables

The turning, tilling, weeding, and making of rows is finished. Now it’s time to lant the garden and get the vegetables into the ground. The shade provided from the Tree of Heaven is relieving. I find it hard to get up from my lawn chair at times, so comfortable and enjoyable to watch the balloons flying overhead. I work up quite an appetite though and go through water like a hydroelectric dam. My body craves salt and I drink Gatorade to replenish electrolytes. Nibbling on the wild edibles that grow near the garden’s edge helps keep me going too; mustard, clover, lemon wood sorrel, cleavers and wild violets. Just having some fun and trying to show a different perspective on gardening. Gardening is hard, but rewarding work. I enjoy getting my hands dirty and seeing the fruits of my labor come to form. Just because the work is hard doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun doing it. Laughing and making fun is what keeps me motivated. Tags: vegetable gardening planting plant sow reap weed cultivate hoe rake shovel agriculture garden horticulture fruit flower science botany botanical nightshade mustard legume grass family “farmers market” “food for the needy” organic off grid be prepared survival self reliance “pepper prepper” “raw food” homegrown down on the farm three sisters squash beans corn maize “teosinte grass” evolution selective harvest breeding monoculture glucosinolate herbicide nematocide fungicide bio diesel biology permaculture wildcrafting

2010 Garden vlog 45 Growing potatoes indoors HD

You all really have o try this!!! Was I ever surprised to see actual potatoes!

Solutions? Grow for Seeds for Survival

There are two books you want to read if possible…’All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!’ by Mel Bartholomew. Now this is the one where he teaches you how to grow in a raised bed which has a lot of advantages….but mostly its a lot less work to build up than to dig down and treat the existing soil. So far it has worked well except my squash plants were not from the best genetics as many of them rotted (plus lack of sunlight in my backyard). Tomatos do great….beans, eggplant, collards…and basil. Don’t grow thyme near squash. Thyme is small squash is HUGE. I can’t even see my thyme anymore. ‘Organic Gardening: The Essential Guide to Growing Flowers, Fruit, and Vegetables the Natural Way’ by Geoff Hamilton is the next book, very useful cause it gives specifics about particular plants, vegetables etc. that I had no idea about. You can’t just go randomly pick a fruit tree and be successful. You gotta have two of the same fruit but different varieties….soooooo much to know. This is one of the best parts to life….growing our own food. Anyway if you have any questions feel free to ask……..oh yes, almost forgot…buy heirloom, non-gmo seeds….can’t stress that enough, the Monsanto genetically modified is poisonous and so is any of the other stuff they are tinkering with. HEIRLOOM NON-GMO only… almost forgot….grow some to save seeds….so you need this book and you will never need to buy seeds again……’Seed to Seed: Seed

2010 Garden vlog44 Planting tomatoes, squash and update HD

Finally planting my tomatoes, squashes and updating my garden!

Gardening Video Diary – Progress 7th feb 2010 Video diary of my progress so far in my quest to produce abundant food from a tiny garden

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