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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/ More videos and resources at - https://www.growingfood-together.com/
Transplanting Your Seedlings
NOTE: If you are watching this after receiving free seedlings from Get Growing, Victoria!... "The seedlings grown in the Get Growing, Victoria! program have been grown by the City's nursery team in 2"- 4" peat pots. Peat pots are biodegradable pots made from peat moss that has been combined with shredded wood pulp fibers and firmly compressed. Peat pots provide a convenient and gentle way to start seeds and seedlings because you can simply plant the entire pot when you are ready to plant your seedlings. When you are ready to transplant your seedlings, we recommend gently ripping off the top lip of the peat pot so that it is level with where the soil begins. Please soak the peat pot in water before planting in order to to avoid the plant drying out." This video is brought to you by Growing Together. A collaborative initiative aimed to support growers through the pandemic and beyond. Check out growingfood-together.com.
Did you know zucchinis have male and female flowers on the same plant? In this video on container gardening zucchinis we show you how to tell the difference between male and female flowers and how to self-pollinate your zucchini plants if you are not getting adequate pollination. See more gardening tips at: www.growingfood-together.com
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How to succession plant for the fall and winter.
Would you like Brussel sprouts from your yard for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner? Plan it right and you can have this and so much more in my favorite season to grow food fall and winter! It is all about having plants 4 to 6 weeks old, vigorous, and ready to plant when your spring and summer crops are finished or gone to seed. In this video I show how our spinach has gone to seed so we just tore it out, not disturbing the roots, and planted leeks for a fall harvest. One thing I look for or ask is how did the plants before look? Did they look and grow big robust leaves? Or were they smaller and possibly suffering from lack of nitrogen? If they are suffering a little like ours were in this bed, I would add some well-rotted manure or compost. This will give your next crop the nutrition it will need to thrive. Some other keys to year-round harvest is how to time when to start your plants to plant out at the right time? For example, we know our garlic will be ready to pick at the beginning of July. So we started cabbage and brussel sprouts 6 weeks earlier at Mid May. Potatoes will come out late July to early August when the green plant above soil starts to turn brown. We will pick the potatoes and plant directly into the soil the next day. We will start lettuces, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli to plant in the potato bed. So the key is to know when you will harvest your spring and summer crop and know what to plant 6 weeks before this date. Time it right and you will have brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, salads, onions and so much more from your garden in the cold of fall, winter, and through to spring. To learn more about succession planting and growing food overwinter join us on our Facebook page Grow the Food you Love : https://www.facebook.com/groups/growthefoodyoulove SUMMER BUNDLE: https://grow-the-food-you-love.teachable.com/p/summer-bundle Course: https://grow-the-food-you-love.teachable.com/p/how-to-start-your-family-built-garden Gary Consults https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19305717&appointmentType=13636432
Interplanting Technique to Get MORE Harvests Out of the SAME Space
When growing in small spaces, getting high yield crops out of small spaces is key. Interplanting, also known as intercropping (and in some circles companion planting, but that's a subject for another video), is a fantastic way to squeeze more harvests out of the same space: 1. Consider planting 'understory' plants under your tall veggies like tomatoes, corn etc. 2. Also consider planting quick-season crops between long-season crops, so long as their root systems won't disrupt growth too much. 3. Finally, consider 'merging seasons' by starting fall crops as the summer ones are finishing off, or throwing one last batch of spring crops in between your summer starts. PRODUCTS IN THIS VIDEO → Birdies Round Tall Metal Bed: https://shop.epicgardening.com/products/round-tall-metal-raised-garden-bed SHOP → Buy Birdies Raised Beds: https://shop.epicgardening.com → Buy My Books: https://shop.epicgardening.com/collections/books LEARN MORE Epic Gardening is much more than a YouTube channel: → In-Depth Articles: http://www.epicgardening.com/blog → Daily Podcast: https://apple.co/2nkftuk → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicgardening/ → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epicgardening → FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/epicgardening/ → TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@epicgardening → Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/epicgardening → Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/epicgardening → Steemit: https://steemit.com/@halcyondaze DONATE If you'd like to directly support Epic Gardening, you can do so here: → https://www.patreon.com/epicgardening
How To Grow An Organic Vegetable Garden: Episode 3 Seeds And Transplants
In this episode, we cover what you really need to know about how to grow from seed and transplants. This video walks you through when we seed and when we transplant and why, seeding pointers, various seeding techniques, how to transplant, and thinning seedlings. www.Victorygardensvancouver.ca Video by Simon Redekop Director of Photography- Peter Hagge Music & Sound Design- James Watkins Location Sound- Penelope Walcott, Kiran Mukkavilli 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!
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How to transplant tomatoes
With warm weather here and mild nights, I couldn't wait to get our tomatoes in. Before you do here are a couple considerations: Tomatoes like warm weather around 20 degrees during the day to go in and nighttime temperatures 10 degrees celsius or above. If you think you are pushing it you could plant it out early making sure to cover the plants up at night. You could use remay cloth or a milk jug cut off at the bottom and placed over top. When planting tomatoes remember they need at least six hours of hot sun to thrive. Dig the hole only as deep as you are going to plant the tomato. You can plant it deeper than in the pot. If there is plenty of green growth up top you can cut the lower leaves off. The stem has hairs on them that will turn into roots. In this video, I demonstrate how we plant the tomato on its side. This allows us to plant it only 6 inches deep instead of 10 to 12 inches if I planted it straight up. The majority of the minerals in the soil are in the top 6 inches and you don't have to water so deep this way. I've had years of success growing tomatoes this way. To give you an idea, a 13-foot row of about 10 tomato plants gives us plenty of tomatoes for soups, stews, ketchup, and salsa deep into the winter. We are planting 20 tomato plants total this year for our family of 5. I also mix a little kelp fertilizer in with the water and soak the root ball before I put it in the planting hole. Kelp stimulates root growth and helps in transplanting. When putting the plant in the hole, mix in some 6-8-6 organic fertilizer in the hole with the planting soil. Then gently put the plant in the hole, gently mixing around the soil, and fertilizer until it is all mixed together and the soil covers the roots. Form the soil around the root ball into a well so when you water it goes right down to the plant and doesn't' run away. How to start your family built garden Course - Exactly what you need to start your garden: how to plan, build, and plant so that you can grow the food you love. Click here to buy the course: https://grow-the-food-you-love.teachable.com/p/how-to-start-your-family-built-garden Facebook Group - Join our group where we share everything we do in our garden, you can find inspiration and get your questions answered during the free Saturday Q&A’s and monthly masterclasses. Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/growthefoodyoulove/ Garden Consults - Gives you 1-1 time (with distance) with Gary to go over your specific garden concerns, by the end, you have a written plan and a video explaining everything you talked about. Click here to book a consult: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19305717&appointmentType=13636432 SS & FW Bundles - month by month plan on materials you need, what to plant and when, and then how to follow through so that you will be successful growing your fruits and vegetable Click here to buy the SUMMER BUNDLE: https://grow-the-food-you-love.teachable.com/p/summer-bundle
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! Learn to grow your own food: → http://www.epicgardening.com/blog Join our worldwide gardening community: → https://www.facebook.com/groups/epicgardening/ Gardening Equipment In This Video: → J.A. Henckels 8" Chef's Knife: https://amzn.to/2qTfbj0 → Fiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snips: https://amzn.to/2FebKHN More reviews of my favorite gardening products: → http://www.epicgardening.com/gardening-product-reviews/ Epic Gardening on Social Media: → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicgardening/ → Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/epicgardening → Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/epicgardening → Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/epicgardening
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Hatchet & Seed - Edible Landscapes
Integrated Permaculture Systems on a 1/10th Acre Urban Lot - Victoria, BC
In this video we wanted to share an inspiring tour of our good friends' Chris & Susannah Adam's family home. On a 1/10th acre, they, along with their children, raise chickens, quail, ducks, rabbits, fruit trees, intensive annual gardens and have the best two-storey living willow structures we've ever sat in! Once a vegan, Chris now finds himself raising meat with compassion as part of an integrated front-yard fertility system for mixed vegetable & fruit production. This conscious food/animal rearing choice is not a prescription for everyone, but is made using an ethical & ecological lens that works for his family. He introduced us to the words of Kahlil Gibrán: “When you kill a beast, say to him in your heart. By the same power that slays you, I too am slain, and I too shall be consumed. For the law that delivers you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand. Your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven.” Enjoy the tour and hopefully you will get some ideas for your yard too!
How To Grow An Organic Vegetable Garden: Episode 1: Planning
When people ask us how to be successful in their gardens, our answer is unequivocally, without a doubt, always: Planning! There are many considerations when it comes to what to grow and in this episode, you will discover some of the basics on how to plan for a productive and bountiful season! 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!
How To Grow An Organic Vegetable Garden: Episode 4: Winter Gardening
In this episode, we cover some winter gardening basics, so you can grow food all year round! This video covers: the region we live in, winter vs. overwinter gardening, timing, planning and crop rotation, appropriate varieties to grow, and how to keep your veggies warm over winter using mulch, floating row cover and hoop houses. www.Victorygardensvancouver.ca Video by Simon Redekop Director of Photography Peter Hagge Location Sound Penelope Walcott, Kiran Mukkavilli 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!
How To Grow An Organic Vegetable Garden: Episode 5 Garlic
Garlic is one of the most rewarding crops to grow in the veggie garden, not to mention, it's easy! In this episode, we cover the basics of growing garlic: When to plant, what kinds to grow, what conditions it prefers, how to keep it happy over winter, and when to harvest. www.Victorygardensvancouver.ca Video direction & Animation. Simon Redekop Director of Photography. Peter Hagge Location Sound. Penelope Walcott, Kiran Mukkavilli Music & Sound Design. James Watkins Intro Titles. 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!
Hatchet & Seed - Edible Landscapes
Why Backyard Chickens & Compost Belong Together
Chickens & compost systems are a perfect match of needs & yields. Chickens scratch, aerate, and speed up the decomposition process. Kitchen scraps and garden waste provide food for backyard chickens. With careful design, they can live together in a mutually beneficial system that will also benefit your garden!
Hatchet & Seed - Edible Landscapes
Living Bio-Filters: Using a Micro Wetland to Filter Your Rainwater - Backyard Permaculture Ideas
This video is an overview of our small but effective backyard rainwater catchment system. Inspired by the living roof systems we've seen and helped to install with Gord & Ann Baird of Eco-Sense (www.eco-sense.ca), this little wetland doubles as a filter and first flush diverter. It also looks cool when the wetland plants are at their most active! Because we are renters on less than 1/10th of an acre, having massive cisterns that we can't easily move doesn't fit our context. Also, we have a very reliable and sustainable municipal water system than can take care of summer irrigation needs. This small tank, however, can easily take care of all of our outdoor fall, winter and spring irrigation needs, while it is constantly being replenished. Those needs include drinking water for the hens, greenhouse watering, fertigation of the garden with liquid fertilizers, compost tea sprays, and hand watering young seedlings and pots. It also doubles as emergency preparedness as it can be filtered through our Big Berky Filter for drinking water.
Hatchet & Seed - Edible Landscapes
DIY Backyard Greenhouse Options
A backyard greenhouse can be an amazing resiliency feature. For us, it is our 'food machine'; our backyard 'bio-dome'. On a sunny winter day, we enjoy the 10 degrees difference inside while sipping a warm drink. We overwinter tender greens in it to extend our growing season. In summer we grow heat crops like tomatoes, basil & hot peppers. Shoulder seasons we start seedlings. Our lemon plants live there year-round. In this video, we go over a few of the options that are available for backyard greenhouse designs & materials.
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!
Backyard Composting Basics
A two minute crash course in making compost to nourish your gardens! #composting #gardening #organic #organicgardening #growyourownfood #soil #soilhealth #foodwaste #wastediversion #health #environment #foodsecurity #urbanfoodtable #pandemic #food #backyard
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Healthy Soil tips by Gary MacDougall youtube
JOIN OUR GROUP: Grow the food you love: https://www.facebook.com/groups/growthefoodyoulove/ Here are a few things you can do for healthy soil without having to till: The first thing I suggest is to feed the soil your compost or a premium compost from a garden center in the fall. Here we are mimicking nature the way the forest drops its leaves. The leaves become food for the worms and living organisms in the soil. The life in the soil eats the leaves, or compost and converts the organic material to usable nutrients for the plants. The next thing I suggest is to mulch with grass clippings in the spring as soon as it gets hot and dry. Mulch with an inch of grass at a time. Doing so will cool the soil, bring the living organisms to the soil surface giving them something to eat. Also, the mulch will prevent a lot of water from evaporating. The last thing I suggest is very important to the no-till method is to keep a living plant in the soil year-round. So when one crop comes out have another one ready to go in. For example, when garlic comes out you can put in fall crops like Brussel sprouts, carrots, beets, green onions. etc. It took us a few years for us to get this method to a point where we were really happy with our harvests. If you want to learn more about No-till gardening come over to Facebook and join our group Grow the Food you Love. Here we will answer questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/growthefoodyoulove How to start your family built garden Course - Exactly what you need to start your garden: how to plan, build, and plant so that you can grow the food you love. Click here to buy the course: https://grow-the-food-you-love.teachable.com/p/how-to-start-your-family-built-garden Facebook Group - Join our group where we share everything we do in our garden, you can find inspiration and get your questions answered during the free Saturday Q&A’s and monthly masterclasses. Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/growthefoodyoulove/ Garden Consults - Gives you 1-1 time (with distance) with Gary to go over your specific garden concerns, by the end, you have a written plan and a video explaining everything you talked about. Click here to book a consult: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19305717&appointmentType=13636432 SS & FW Bundles - month by month plan on materials you need, what to plant and when, and then how to follow through so that you will be successful growing your fruits and vegetable Click here to buy the SUMMER BUNDLE: https://grow-the-food-you-love.teachable.com/p/summer-bundle