Planning Your Garden
Kayla from the Compost Education Center teaching us about soil, choosing what crops to grow, crop rotation and companion gardening to attract beneficial insects. Check out the Compost Education Centre - https://www.compost.bc.ca/ For more great gardening videos and resources - https://www.growingfood-together.com/
Transforming Your Lawn Into A Garden
Jesse, owner of Mason St. City Farm, outlines some techniques on turning over your lawn into a garden, including: lasagna gardening, sheet mulching, double digging and using tarps, as well as talking about wireworms and the risks of planting certain crops in your newly converted lawn. Find more great gardening resources at: https://www.growingfood-together.com To find out more about The City of Victoria's leaf mulch program: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/parks/leaf-collection.html
Climate Change & Gardening
This video by professor and botanist Dr. Richard Hebda looks at ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change within your garden. He specifically focuses on water managed landscape techniques, techniques for preparing excellent soils, the advantages of diverse and dense plantings, and the (numerous) benefits of mulch! For more great gardening resources: www.growingfood-together.com
Fertilizing Your Garden
For episode 14 of our Growing Together video series, Christina from The Organic Gardener's Pantry gives us the low down on fertilizers! Christina walks us through the differences between organic and synthetic fertilizers as well as when to use them. From liquid fish fertilizer to organic fertilizers, Christina covers all the best fertilizers for your garden! Find more great gardening resources at: https://www.growingfood-together.com #growingtogether #growingfood #localfood #gardening #garden #victoria #fertilizing #seedlings
Sharing Your Garden With Urban Wildlife
Erica, Program Naturalist at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary shares some tips on how you can improve your garden to share the space with urban wildlife, improving the ecological balance in your garden. Creating habitat for garter snakes, for example, helps to keep your slug population down, and encouraging bats helps to keep the mosquitos away! Find more great gardening resources at : https://www.growingfood-together.com
Thinking of starting a Boulevard Garden? Check out this video for all the information about what you should consider, guidelines and tips! Find more information about Boulevard Gardening in the City of Victoria here: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/parks/boulevards-program/Boulevard-gardening.html and here: https://streetgreens.com Find more great gardening resources: www.growingfood-together.com
Some ideas for companion planting for crop protection, pest control and pollination, from Willow, Garden Manager at the Government House's Victory Over COVID Garden. Find more suggestions for companion planting at West Coast Seeds: https://www.westcoastseeds.com/blogs/garden-wisdom/companion-planting See more great gardening resources at: www.growingfood-together.com
Tomato Trellising and Suckering
In episode 15 of our Growing Together video series, one of our team members, Lisa, walks us through the ins and outs of tomato trellising and suckering! Lisa tells us all about the differences between determinate and indeterminate tomato plants and how to best support their growth! For more great gardening resources: www.growingfood-together.com
For episode 17 of our Growing Together video series on container-gardening zucchinis, Lisa from Growing Together shows us how to tell the difference between male and female flowers and how to self-pollinate your zucchini plants if they are not getting adequate pollination. See more great gardening resources at: www.growingfood-together.com
Harvesting: Zucchinis, Cucumbers, Peas, Beans and Root Crops!
In episode 18 of our Growing Together video series, Syd from the UVic Campus Community Garden shows us some tips on harvesting crops such as zucchinis, cucumbers, peas, beans and root crops! See more great gardening resources at: https://www.growingfood-together.com
Gardening with Native Plants
W̱SANEC Elder Earl Claxton Jr., Sarah Jim, PEPAKIYE, and Judith Lyn Arney from PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Food Systems Education Foundation teach us about seeding a native plant meadow, planting Thimbleberries, Devil's Club and the importance of leaf mulch! More great gardening resources: https://www.growingfood-together.com
🐝 Happy Native Pollinator Week! 🐝 To celebrate, we're excited to share this video from the Pollinator Partnership Canada's Youth Pollinator Leadership Team where they present some tips on how to steward our native pollinators! You can find more great gardening resources at: www.growingfood-together.com #nativepollinatorweek #pollination #nativepollinators #growingtogether #growingfoodtogether #growingfood #foodsecurity #foodsovereignty #localfood #gardening #garden #localfood #savethebees
Tips for Fall / Winter Gardening
In episode 19 of our Growing Together Video Series, Lisa Furfaro from the BC Eco Seed Coop walks us through many great considerations and tips for gardening in the fall and winter here on the coast! Check out the City of Victoria's Get Growing, Victoria August 14 - 29th plant distribution schedule: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/parks/growing-in-the-city.html Find more great gardening resources at: www.growingfood-together.com
Seed Saving for beginners!
There are so many great reasons to save your own seeds, not only does this give you fresh and free seeds but by saving seeds from your best plants you help those plants adapt to your climate! Check out this video for lots of tips on how to save seeds from some the easier plant varieties: lettuce, beans, peas and tomatoes, as well as some great general considerations when saving seeds! More great gardening resources at: www.growingfood-together.com
Other Great Videos
Growing Together Videos
Maximize Harvesting Lettuce With The Cut and Come Again Method
We put a lot of time into our gardens, so let's make sure we get the most out of our greens! Lettuce, spinach, mustard greens, and many other leafy veggies can be harvested many times over using the cut and come again method. As long as you don't damage the growing tip or "crown" of the plant, you're in good shape. Either take scissors and chop off the outer, mature leaves, or come in with a high-quality and SHARP chef's knife and slice off just above the crown. This method makes harvesting mustard greens and all sorts of other 'odd' greens a breeze as well, so don't discriminate! IN THE VIDEO → J.A. Henckels 8" Chef's Knife: https://amzn.to/2qTfbj0 → Fiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snips: https://amzn.to/2FebKHN SUPPORT EPIC GARDENING → Shop Our Store: https://https://bit.ly/3JOSOT2 → Buy Our Books: https://bit.ly/3QezqRN LEARN MORE Epic Gardening is much more than a YouTube channel: → 2nd Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/epicurbanhomestead → In-Depth Articles: http://www.epicgardening.com/ → Daily Podcast: https://apple.co/2nkftuk → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicgardening/ → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epicgardening → TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@epicgardening → Discord Server: https://discord.gg/cuXxvKRwKN → FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/epicgardening/ → Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/epicgardening → Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/epicgardening DISCLAIMER Epic Gardening occasionally links to goods or services offered by vendors to help you find the best products to care for plants. Some of these may be affiliate links, meaning we earn a small commission if items are purchased. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. More info on our process: https://www.epicgardening.com/disclaimer/
How To Grow An Organic Vegetable Garden: Episode 2: Soil
The foundation for any healthy, successful and bountiful harvest is the soil in which the plants grow! No doubt soil can be a pretty complex subject, in fact, some people do their masters degrees in the science of it, but in this episode, we break down some of the basics to encourage healthy soil for your veggies to live in and love! www.Victorygardensvancouver.ca Video by Simon Redekop Director of Photography Peter Hagge Music & Sound Design James Watkins Intro Titles by Dan Sioui and Eric Wada Intro Titles Music and Sound Design Adam Fulton Special thanks to the Co-operators and the awesome Victory Gardens team!
Planting Your Fruit Tree - Tips for Success
In this video, produced in collaboration with the Vic West Food Security Collective, Tayler explains best practices for planting your fruit tree. In anything but extremely well-drained clay, you are going to want to plant on a small mound. In heavier, wetter clay, a large mound may be necessary if other drainage improvements are not possible.