Published on Feb 17, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Got Sprouts in Riviera Beach, Florida to show you how you can grow the most nutritious food indoors any time of year.
In this episode, John will take you on a tour of one of the largest commercial sprouting operations in the United States and share with you the secrets of growing high-quality sprouts and microgreens which are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
You will learn about all the different supplies you will need to grow your own sprouts or microgreens at home. You will discover the step-by-step process of growing sprouts and microgreens on a commercial scale- so you can grow them at home.
You will discover how Got Sprouts carefully grows, packs and ships their sprouts and microgreens for delivery all over the United States.
Finally, John will interview the owner and share with you how you can grow your own bean sprouts in as little as 3 days.
Jump to the following Parts of this episode: 02:22 Episode Starts 04:22 Warehouse Tour 06:15 PVC Racks to hold sprouts 06:30 Proper Lighting Fixtures 07:47 Seeds: Most important part of growing sprouts 11:44 Proper Soil and Container to Hold Soil 12:40 Microbial Free Water 13:20 First Step Growing Sprouts: Germination 13:19 How to Properly Germinate Seeds 15:00 Planting Your Germinate Seeds into Trays 18:08 Seeds rooting into soil after a day or two 19:09 Seeds send shoots into the sky to reach the light 20:50 Fully Grown Wheatgrass under Flourscent lights 22:22 The importance of selecting the right seed 23:08 Harvest your Wheatgrass before the jointing stage 25:20 Pea Sprouts Growing 25:57 Radish and Brocolli Microgreens 26:32 Sunflower Greens Growing 26:47 Sunflower Greens: Most Economical Seed to Grow 29:29 Buckwheat Greens: Another Green You can Grow 31:17 Pre-Chilled Sprouts before shipping 31:55 Properly Packing Sprouts for Shipping 32:55 Compost Your Waste 34:30 Tour of Store 36:34 Purchasing the Proper Sprouting Seeds 40:28 How to Sprout Beans in 3 days to grow your own food 41:00 Sprouting in Mason Jar 44:11 EasySprout - Easiest Way to Sprout Your Seeds 48:11 How you can use your sprouts 50:30 Why is it better to sprout beans instead of canned beans 51:21 What are some of the benefits of eating more sprouts? 54:20 Any words of wisdom for my viewers? 56:12 How can someone contact you to purchase seeds 56:30 Special Deal for GrowingYourGreens Viewers
After watching this episode, you will learn how you can start growing your own sprouts and microgreens inside your home any time of year.
Published on Feb 27, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you why your leafy green vegetable plant leaves may turn yellow. You will also discover if it is ok to eat these yellow leaves.
In this episode, you will learn some of the causes of plant leaves to turn yellow. You will learn some of the specific reasons your plant leaves may turn yellow. which may include too little water, too much water, nutrient deficiency, disease and/or plant stress.
John will share with you the yellow leaves he is having in his spinach bed and how he will hopefully correct the situation. You will also learn if it is safe and nutritious to eat yellow leaves that are still attached to your leafy green vegetable plant.
Next, John will share with you the many shades of arugula in his garden and the yellow, red, and green leaves that may occur during the growth of the plants. You will learn if you can eat red arugula leaves.
You will also discover why it's important to always harvest your food fresh and eat healthy green leaves whenever you are able.
Finally, you will learn about the healthiest raised bed John is growing and why the plants are so healthy with minimal yellow leaves.
After watching this episode, you will learn more about why your plant leaves turn yellow and how to correct the situation. You will also learn if it is ok to eat old yellow leaves on your leafy green vegetable plants.
Jump to the following part of this episode: 02:22 Episode Starts 04:00 Why are leaves in your garden turning yellow? 08:44 Is it ok to eat the yellow leaves from your leafy green vegetables? 12:40 Why you should eat the most vibrant green leaves 15:30 Can you eat arugula that is red or yellow? 18:24 Eating Bolting Arugula 19:19 Why I have little yellow leaves on this garden bed
Published on Mar 2, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you how you can grow bigger and healthier plants that have built-in pest resistance against insects like aphids, grey mold, powdery mildew, blight, fungal pathogens, root rot and root-feeding nematodes.
In this episode, John will visit the home of Boogie Brew and share with you their newest soil and compost tea amendment you can add to your garden soil and brew into your compost tea for your organic garden.
First, John will share his opinions about the boogie black, a black insect frass made by black soldier fly larvae. You will learn what it smells like and how it is made.
Next, John will interview Josh Cunnings from the Boogie Brew to share you with more information about the black soldier fly frass called Black Frass that is approved for organic use.
You will discover the best way to use this frass in your garden, how you may be able to prevent insect and pest damage in your
garden, why it is able to boost plant growth and build healthy soil.
You will discover how boogie black contains chitin that can help your plant's immune system grow strong and produce natural toxins to fend off natural enemies.
You will discover the fertilizer benefits of the black soldier fly frass and why it is not important as compared to the beneficial microbes in the frass.
You will learn how to add boogie black to your compost tea to make it better. Josh will share how to use the black soldier fly frass to increase growth and yields in flowering cannabis crops.
Next, John will share his opinions with you if you should purchase this frass or another soil amendment to grow healthier and larger plants.
Jump to the following part of this episode: 02:22 Episode Starts 03:36 Black Soldier Fly Frass Up Close 06:10 Interview with Josh 06:28 What is Boogie Black? 06:49 What is Frass? 07:22 Why did you import a truckload? 07:52 Are you the only dealer in the USA? 08:27 Why is Black Frass Better than Other Frass Products? 10:20 Grow Your own Frass 15:00 Best Way to add it your soil 16:10 Can I use this as a top dressing? How else can I use it? 17:30 Compost tea is the most economical way to spread black frass 20:00 Brew Your old Bags of Soil 21:49 Why I won't waste my 22:18 What kind of results can you get using black frass? 23:05 How does Black Frass kill aphids? 24:22 What kind of growth results will you see? 25:30 How I doubled my harvest with worm castings 28:08 Should I buy Boogie Black? 30:29 Black Frass may combat Root Rot 32:20 Josh's Favorite Soil Amendment 34:20 The Natural Way vs the Chemical Way 34:50 Any Final Comments for my viewers? 35:50 How Cannabis Users Can Black Frass 36:30 How can Someone purchase Boogie Black? 37:50 What is the website to purchase the Boogie Black?
After watching this episode, you will be more familiar with Black Soldier Fly Insect frass as well as its benefits and the best way to use the Boogie Frass in Your organic garden to get the best results.
Published on Mar 6, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you 14 tips from the Forest that can help you have a more successful vegetable garden.
In this episode, John takes a hike up Mount Tauhara in New Zealand and will share with you some of his observations from the forest and how you can apply them in your vegetable garden to grow more a more productive and more successful vegetable garden.
You will discover some of the specific traits in the Forest that allows Nature to be a self-regenerating system that needs no external inputs to grow lush and have little pest pressures.
Jump to the following tips: 00:38 My thoughts on holistic grazing 01:32 Power the Power of Carbon in Your Garden 02:11 Use Clean Water 03:09 Grow Diversity 03:44 Cover Your Ground 04:23 Don't Walk on Your Garden Beds 05:28 Grow what grows easy 06:30 Creat Leaf Mould Compost 07:08 Leave your roots in the ground after the season 07:59 Have a proper moisture level in your garden 08:47 Encourage Soil Microlife 09:23 Grow Pollinators, Natives and Beneficial Insect Attracting Plants
09:54 Amend Your soil with rock dust / minerals 10:40 Don't Spray Pesticides in Your Garden 11:48 Never Give Up
After watching this episode, you will learn some of the most important practices you can model from a forest to have a more productive and successful vegetable garden.
Published on Mar 9, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you the best worm bin he has ever found - The Hungry Bin made in New Zealand which is a flow-through design with no trays to sift or rotate.
Composting your food scraps with worms is the fast, simple and easy way to compost your food waste and transform it into the best fertilizer for your organic garden.
In this episode, John takes you to New Zealand to the home of Ben Bell to share with you his garden and how he composts his food scraps to make the best organic fertilizer for his garden - worm castings.
You will learn about some of the best fertilizers you can add to your garden and how you can make two of them at home. You will also learn about an amazing mulch you can use to mulch your garden that will break down and enrich your garden.
You will learn how easy it is to use a hungry bin worm composter and how to harvest the nutrient-rich worm pee and worm castings.
Next, John will take you to the home of Low Impact Limited, in Auckland, Newzealand to show you how they are composting food waste in their warehouse using the hungry bin. You will discover some of the features of the hungry bin and learn about different types of worms you can use inside the hungry bin.
You will get to see some of the proto-type worm bins that were made out of rolling garbage cans and learn how you might make one yourself. You will learn about some of the many design changes that went in to improve the design of the hungry bin, until the award-winning patented design was finally created.
Next, John will share with you how to hungry bin food waste composting system can be used on a commercial scale to compost all the waste out of a commercial building.
Finally, John will interview the inventor Ben Bell and ask him questions about the hungry bin.
Jump to the following tips: 0:04:31 Best Mulch You can Use in Your Garden 0:07:27 Best Way to add Fertility to your garden 0:08:30 Composting to Make Fertility to your Soil 0:10:50 Break down your food scraps to make the best fertilizer for your garden 0:17:03 Feeding Your Worms (and other creatures in your worm bin) 0:19:18 Harvesting Worm Pee (Liquid Worm Fertilizer) 0:21:28 How to Easily Harvest Worm Castings 0:23:18 What it looks like under the Hungry Bin 0:25:28 Visit to Hungry Bin Warehouse 0:26:23 Best Worm Bin that You can use inside your home 0:29:08 Different Kinds of Worms - Blue Indian Worm and Red Wiggler 0:31:11 How to set up a Hungry Bin to Work Successfully 0:34:52 Best food to add to your Worm Bin to make the best worm castings 0:41:21 Improving to Make the Best Worm Bin 0:43:16 Using a Recycling Bin to make a worm bin 0:44:06 Patented Improved Worm Bin 0:49:17 Using the Hungry Bin to Compost all Food Scraps from a Commercial Building 0:53:30 Interview with Ben Bell 0:53:56 Why did you design the Hungry Bin 0:55:27 How did you come up with the different designs for your worm bin? 0:59:00 Is the Worm Pee or Leachate Good or Bad? What is it? 1:07:58 Worm Tea vs Compost Tea 1:09:50 How can you fail using a hungry bin? 1:12:57 Why don't you have a supersize worm bin? 1:17:38 Why should someone buy a hungry bin when it costs more than other worm bins 1:21:38 Hungry Bins Are Easiest to Use and Low Labor No Heavy Lifting or Shoveling 1:24:38 Any Final Comments or Words of Wisdom for my viewers? 1:26:38 Where to Purchase and Special Discount Coupon
After watching this episode, you will about the best worm composting bin that you can use to easily compost your food scraps into worm castings that can be used as the best fertilizer for your plants.
Published on Mar 17, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits Spiral Gardens a community food security project in Berkeley, California to share with you some of his favorite edible perennials and herbs that you can grow in your garden.
In this episode, John takes you on a tour of Spiral Gardens Nursery in Berkeley and shares his wisdom about growing vegetables and more.
You will discover over a dozen perennial vegetables that you can grow in your garden. These vegetables are best grown in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zone 9-10 although can survive in other climates as annuals as well.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 04:24 Tips on Lettuce 04:53 Most Nutritious Food on the Planet 06:10 Nursery that starts its own plants 06:58 Grow a Garden in Pots 08:00 Balm of Gilead 08:42 Spiral Gardens Kale for Berkeley 09:28 My favorite Perennial Vegetable - Purple Tree Collards 10:00 Eating Stinging Nettles 11:38 Catnip - We Can Eat it 13:11 New Zealand Spinach - Grows Year Round 13:58 Best Place in Bay area to Buy Tree Collards 14:28 Cape Gooseberries - Related to Tomatoes Grow Year Round more cold tolerant 15:35 Yacon - My favorite tuberous root vegetable 17:39 Gotu Kola 18:01 Horseradish 19:08 Artichokes 19:55 Walking Stick Kale 20:45 Scarlett Runner Beans - Eat Young like sugar snap peas 21:45 Manzano Pepper - Best Perennial Pepper for places that don't freeze 23:24 Abutilon - Make Delicious Edible Flowers 24:25 My recommendations for Growing Fruit Trees 25:05 African Bitterleaf in Pot 26:12 Dinosaur Kale in 15 Gallon Pot 26:44 Growing in a concrete block wall 27:53 Plant Edible Flowers 28:30 Appropriate Fruit Trees at your local nursery 29:50 Interview with directors of Non-Profit 30:09 Why is Spiral Gardens here? 34:39 Can people volunteer and learn how to grow food? 36:40 Easiest Foods in Bay Area to Grow 38:30 Traditional Model of Community Garden 40:15 Best Plants to Grow in Bay Area 42:50 Final thoughts and words of wisdom 46:22 How can someone contact spiral gardens?
After watching this episode, you will learn about an amazing resource in the Bay Area where you can learn how to grow your own food, and purchase high quality, low cost plant starts to get your garden growing.
Published on Mar 20, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ answers your organic gardening questions including What are some low maintenance vegetables I can grow? What is your opinion on pure protein fish hydrolysate? What are your favorite edible flowers to grow and much more..
John will answer the following questions at the following times: 02:22 Episode Starts 04:35 What type of Growing will do on your acreage? 07:36 If you can grow anything, what would you grow? 08:20 What is your favorite food? 08:56 I have 4 kale plants, why does one grow smaller leaves and more compact? 11:10 What is the hottest pepper you have grown? 12:16 What is your favorite sweet pepper? 13:04 When will the cookbook be out? What kind of recipes will it have? 15:50 Should I use Diatomaceous Earth or Release Ladybugs for Aphids? 18:58 What are some low maintenance vegetables I can grow? 20:43 Do you still recommend the rainshower garden filter? 22:16 Should I plant new tomatoes or keep my 1-year-old tomato plants in Southern California? 24:25 How are the plants from Wendiland doing? 25:29 What are your opinions on using pure protein (fish fertilizer)? 31:59 Is it a concern that my soil is contaminated? 34:00 Best Bagged soil product available at stores around the nation 34:53 What are your favorite edible flowers that are easy to grow? 36:10 Is it better to start seeds or buy plants? 40:55 My doctor says that it's "Unhealthy to Go Plant-Based" Is she wrong?
After watching this episode, you will learn John's answers to these questions, and probably learn a few things along the way as well.
Published on Mar 25, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you how you can easily make kimchi from ingredients from your home garden (or the grocery store). In this episode, you will learn how to make a plant-based kimchi that is delicious.
In this episode, John will harvest his bolting napa cabbage leaves and show you how you can preserve them by fermenting them into a probiotic-rich kimchi that can store for months.
You will learn the simple steps and ingredients you need to make the most delicious kimchi ever.
Jump to the following part of this episode: 02:22 Episode Starts 04:20 Harvesting Bolting Napa Cabbage Leaves 05:07 Making Kim Chi Starts 11:37 My opinions on Salt 15:20 Mixing up Kimchi Salad Mixture 16:00 Salt is Not necessary 21:50 Fermenting under vacuum to prevent mold
After watching this episode, you will learn how you can make the most delicious 100% plant-based kimchi you have ever tasted!
In this episode, John takes you on a short tour of this permaculture farm that is built on a sloped property. You will learn about some of the over 200 species of plants and some of the over 100 different types of fruit trees as well as all of the 15 types of perennial leafy green vegetables that are easy to grow in tropical climates.
You will discover how this farmer is able to plant out a sloped property to create the garden of Eden on his sloped property outside San Jose, Costa Rica. You will learn some of the many fruit trees that he makes available for locals. You will learn about Breadfruit as a staple tree-crop that can create food resilience in communities.
You will learn about 15 different varieties of leafy green vegetables that can be easily grown in the tropics (or during the warm season) in even the hottest of temperate climates, such as Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Florida, etc.
Finally, John will sit down with Paul Zink and find out why he left a high paying job in New York City to move to Costa Rica and start a Permaculture Food forest and live his dream.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 02:30 Dwarf Banana 02:46 Edible Hibiscus 02:55 Calamondin 03:02 Jam Berry 03:10 Chaya Leafy green tree (eat cooked) 03:23 Silverberry 03:29 Yucca Plant 03:44 Sloped Property Planting on Slope 05:02 Eight Varieties of Turmeric 05:50 Fruit tree nursery 05:55 Katuk - One of My favorite greens 06:08 Breadfruit Tree - Staple Food 07:55 Investing in Seeds and Time to have a nursery 08:41 Most Valuable Tree at the Nursery Bely - Hibiscus Manihot 09:27 Interview with Paul Zink Starts 09:48 Why did you start a food forest and Sell Fruit Trees? 11:10 How many different fruit trees do you have on the property? 13:02 How many varieties of fruit trees and perennial vegetables do you have available for locals? 14:20 15 Perennial Leafy Greens for the tropics 14:50 Purple Hibiscus 15:00 Belay Manihot hibiscus 15:22 Chaya - eat cooked 15:50 Katuk from Borneo 16:08 Moringa 16:29 Gotu Kola 16:53 Okinawan Spinach - Gynura Crepoides 16:54 Sisso Spinach 16:56 Brazilian Spinach 16:59 Malabar Spinach 17:35 June Plum Shoots 17:49 Gynura Procumbens - Longevity Spinach 18:20 Eight Varieties of Turmeric 19:20 How can someone get ahold of you to purchase your greens and trees 20:27 Any words of wisdom for my viewers?
After watching this episode, you will learn about some of the most important leafy green perennial vegetables you can plant in the tropics that will allow you to grow your own salads year round and much, much more.
I could see that in an intentional community; as the labor and other commitments would be hard for one or two people to do. With all the time being wasted with idiotic computer devices this is one excellent option to get people trained to do useful things, but as far as making or saving money, not so much.
The big trend in "organic" production is toward greenhouses and hydroponics, I don't know how they get away with calling the stuff "organic".
Published on Apr 10, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ takes you on a tour of his backyard urban organic raised bed desert vegetable garden in the spring. In this episode, you will learn what John is growing in the Spring of 2018 in his backyard organic garden in Zone 9a.
You will discover what frost sensitive plants were hardy enough to survive the mild winter this year. You will learn about all the different types of vegetables he is growing during April of 2018.. You will learn about a new wild vegetable John is growing for the first time: Common Brighteyes aka Reichardia Picroides that resembles dandelion but tastes sweet and Cretan Rock Lettuce, and much more.
Along the way, you will learn a few things about growing food in the backyard of a standard American tract home in the suburbs and how much food you can truly grow in a small backyard that can easily help to feed you and your family.
After watching this episode, you will know which crops will grow in the winter/spring time in zone 9a so you can easily grow food year-round to be more sustainable and healthy.
Published on Apr 25, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits a viewers house that lives in a new development with a home owners association planet and has HOA restrictions to learn how he is growing food in his front and backyard despite the HOA rules
In this episode, John visits a viewers home in the San Diego, California area to show you how he has carefully planted decorative edible plants along with his ornamental plants in the front yard to have a productive and function front yard that can feed him and his family.
You will learn which specific edible plants he planted in the front yard and why.
Next, John will take you on a tour of the backyard where the majority of edible fruits, vegetables and herbs are growing on the property.
You will discover some of the techniques being used to grow the various fruits and vegetables as well as learn many of the different edible plants that are being grow.
You will learn how you can keep many plants alive in a pot before you buy a property that you can plant them in the soil.
You will discover some organic garden tips and tricks along the way as John tours this organically grown vegetable garden.
Finally, John interviews Z, the homeowner and asks him the following questions: 35:52 What Motivated You to do all this work? 39:44 What are some of your favorite plants you grow? 42:01 How important is the soil to your success? 43:44 What are some of the additives you like to add to your soil? 44:33 What is the biggest lesson you have learned in the garden? 48:16 Any words of wisdom you would like to share with my viewers?
After watching this episode, you will learn how you can incorporate edible plants into your landscape if you live in an area with a homeowners association. You will also discover many different techniques that you can use to have a better garden.
Published on May 1, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you 3 ways you can harvest lettuce plus his advanced tips for harvesting lettuce and other leafy green vegetables.
In this episode, John will share with you how he sustainably harvests lettuce and other leafy green vegetables from his garden to get the highest yields out of each plant in his space challenged backyard raised bed vegetable garden.
You will discover 3 ways to harvest lettuce including cutting the whole head, the cut and come again method, and simply harvesting the lower leaves off the plant.
You will learn how many leaves you can pick off each plant to ensure it grows back fast and that you get the eat out of your garden instead of the grocery store.
Next, you will discover John's advanced tips on harvesting lettuce so you can determine which method you should use to harvest the lettuce growing in your vegetable garden.
You will then discover how you can use these harvesting techniques on leafy green vegetables other than lettuce, such as tree collards and bok choi.
Finally, John will share his thoughts about growing and eating your leafy green vegetables and why they are so important.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 02:00 Tour of lettuce bed growing 100 heads of lettuce 03:00 Why I'm making a video today 05:50 Harvesting Whole Heads of Lettuce 08:40 Cut and Come Again Method of Growing Lettuce 10:50 Harvesting Outer Leaves of Lettuce 13:50 Advanced Harvesting Tips 16:09 How my lettuce came again 17:47 Harvesting other Leafy Greens tips 18:39 Harvesting Bok Choi tips
After watching this episode, you will know the most important ways to harvest your lettuce and other leafy greens you are growing and will be able to use the proper harvesting technique based on your specific situation.
Published on May 8, 2018
Best Nursery for Southern Utah / Nevada that I found
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Ballards Nursery in Hurricane, Utah to share with you the best nursery he has found to date for the Southern Utah and Southern Nevada area.
In this episode, John will give you a tour of this amazing nursery that has the largest selection of vegetable plants and fruit shrubs and trees he has found in Southern Utah and Southern Nevada.
You will learn how Ballard's Nursery grows the majority of their plants on-site and are not simply a plant reseller like many nurseries in Southern Nevada and Southern Utah.
On the nursery tour, John will stop and share with you some of his favorite crops to grow in the desert and some of the varieties that perform best, so you can have growing success in your desert garden.
You will also learn about many perennial fruiting crops such as berries and fruits that you may want to grow in the desert:
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 03:29 Special Announcement 04:22 Nursery Tour Starts 07:37 Biggest Selection of Tomato Plants 09:00 Container Growing Tips 11:25 My favorite three varieties of Tomatoes for the desert 13:57 My recommendations peppers for the desert 17:50 Easiest Solanace plant to grow in the desert 18:36 Stop and Smell the Roses and Eat them! 19:40 My recommendations for Fruit trees in the Desert 22:15 Perennial Fruiting Crops - Berries 23:27 Propagation of Plants on site 24:50 My recommendations on grapes 26:15 Perfect Fig for Container Gardening 27:04 Pomegranate - Easiest Fruit to Grow in the Desert 28:12 More Vegetables You Can Grow in the Desert 29:00 Grow Your own Birdhouse and Sponges 30:12 #1 edibles you should grow in your garden: Herbs 31:40 Melons to Grow in the Desert 32:15 Cucumber variety for the Desert 33:25 Basil for the Desert 34:09 Stevia - Sweet leaf without sugar 34:30 Parsley 34:55 Mediterranean Herbs - Rosemary, Sage, etc 36:00 Grow Catnip to Eat 36:26 Grow Chives 36:55 Buying Onion Plants instead of Onion Plant Starts 37:58 Talking about the store 38:00 Summary of what I purchased
Finally, John will share his opinions about the Nursery and share what he purchased at the nursery.
After watching this episode, you will learn the best nursery and the varieties of plants you will want to grow in your garden so you can have a successful vegetable garden in southern nevada (or southern utah).
Published on May 18, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the Largest Heirloom Seed Store in the World: The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Store in Mansfield, Missouri.
In this episode, John will give you a full tour of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Store as well as the Pioneer Village, that is an old-time village built around the seed store.
First, John will give you a walk-thru tour of the Pioneer Village, and show you inside all the different buildings and around the grounds.
Next, John will take you inside the seed store to show you around.
You will then learn about John's top seed picks he would encourage you to grow and why. You will also learn more information about many different types of vegetable and fruit seeds including tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beets, and more.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 02:30 tour of the pioneer village 03:01 Support me and buy a gyg tee shirt 03:54 Restaurant walk thru 05:25 Apothecary Walk Thru - Herbs, Soaps, etc 07:15 Bakery Store Walk-Thru 11:45 Seed Store Tour Starts 17:25 Back of Store with Sewing / Fabric, Housewares, Toys, and Books, etc 19:50 My Favorite Seeds 20:54 Buy the Crops You Like the Most 22:06 What variety of beet to plant? 23:45 What variety of Bean to Grow? 25:25 What I wish was labeled on the Seed Packet 27:00 My favorite Variety of Carrots to Grow 29:00 Variety of Cabbage & Broccoli & Cauliflower to Grow 30:00 Seed Packet You Must Buy at Baker Creek 33:00 Best Varieties of Lettuce to Grow 34:36 Variety of Okra and Onions to Grow 35:45 Radishes to Grow 36:29 Varieties of Sweet Peppers to Grow 38:37 My thoughts on Growing Winter Squash 39:20 My favorite Spinach for Summertime 40:45 Tomatoes Varieties 42:44 Varieties of Herbs I recommend 44:35 Flower Section 45:39 Most Important part of the Seed Store
Finally, John will share his opinions about the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Store and How you can request your free catalog.
After watching this episode, you will learn more about the World's Largest Heirloom Seed Store in Mansfield, Missouri and learn more about John's Favorite seeds as well as the Pioneer Village that was built around the Seed Store.
Published on May 21, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Store in Mansfield, Missouri to give you a behind the scenes tour of their greenhouses and warehouse.
In this episode, John will give you a full tour of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Greenhouse that is growing fruits and vegetables. You will also learn more in-depth knowledge about how seeds are tested, packed and shipped out to you faster than any other seed company.
First, John will give you a walk-thru tour of the hobby greenhouse of Jere Gettle. You will learn how bananas are grown in Missouri all year long. You will discover what else is growing in some of the different greenhouses at the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.
Next, John will take you into the employee only warehouse where seeds come in, are tested, packed, and shipped out to you.
You will learn more about how seeds are sourced from all over the world and are packed and shipped to you. You will learn how you can grow seeds or do seed trials for Baker Creek and earn some extra income.
You will discover where baker creek gets some of their seeds they are selling and how they GMO test every corn seed they sell.
You will learn how seeds are packed with a special packing machine that can pack over 10,000 packs of seeds a day.
Next, you will discover how Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company can ship out your in-stock order faster with their one-of-a-kind picking system that is even faster than Amazon.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 01:09 Hobby Greenhouse Tour Starts 02:34 Help Support Me By Purchasing a GYG Tee shirt 03:08 Vegetables Growing in Raised Bed 05:03 Growing Burdock Root 05:31 Tropical Fruit Trees and Edible Perennials 06:44 one of the best things to add to a greenhouse 07:25 Growing More Vegetables growing in Raised Beds 08:23 Outside view of greenhouse 09:34 Trial Vegetable Garden 12:12 Hobby Greenhouse Tour 13:30 Mulberry trees 15:00 How the green was made 16:30 Working Greenhouse starting seeds and germinating seeds 17:40 Warehouse tour starts 18:20 New Seeds Just Arrived into the Warehouse 20:26 Germination Testing Station 21:53 Seed Incubators to ensure high germination rate 24:19 More Details on Germination Testing 26:19 How Seeds are Stored 27:00 Proper Temperature and Humidity for Storage 29:14 Where do the seeds Baker Creek Sells come from? 29:59 How you can make money from Baker Creek by Growing Seeds or Running Trials 31:29 Where are these beet seeds from? 32:55 Where are these beet seeds from? 33:45 Butter King Lettuce Germination Rate and Where are they from? 35:28 What percentage of seeds are grown in the USA at present time? (I should have said at least 50% are USA sourced) 36:20 Warehouse Walk Through 37:44 All Corn Seeds are GMO tested 40:15 Why they have freezers in the seed warehouse? 41:58 Is it important to purchase organic seeds? 45:53 Seed Packing Machine 48:26 Seed Packing Machine Close Up 49:28 Fully Packed Seeds 49:55 One of a Kind Picking System Faster than Amazon 50:42 Computerized Pick System for seed packs 53:00 Picking an order at Baker Creek Seeds 54:54 Sorting Seed Packs into each customers order 57:00 Free Seed Packets with Each Order 58:08 Orders Shipped via DHL Delivered by US Postal Service 59:30 Request a Free Catalog 59:59 Summary
After watching this episode, you will get to see for the first time ever on youtube behind the scenes footage on how one of the largest independent seed companies in the USA operates and grows food and runs its seed business.
Published on May 24, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you 5 ways he "cheats" at gardening to harvest his vegetables sooner and get larger and bigger harvests.
In this episode, John will share with you some of his most important tips for planting out your summer garden. You will learn how he has plants he can almost harvest from the time he plants them into his garden.
You will also learn the importance of soil, and John transplants each potted plant in his garden using a specific method to provide the best home for the new transplant.
You will discover the importance of having the proper temperature when planting and why John does not plant his summer crops right after the last frost date.
Finally, John will share how he gives his plants a boost if they are turning yellow and may not be growing that fast.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 02:45 Tip #1: plant out the biggest plants you can afford 03:40 Support Me By Purchasing a GYGTee Shirt 04:10 Tip #2: Have the best Soil You can possibly Get 07:18 Tip #3: Planting into Garden Properly 14:04 Tip #4: Plant into your garden at the proper time 16:20 Tip #5 :Give Your Plant a Boost
After watching this episode, you will learn the 5 ways John "cheats" at vegetable gardening so he can harvest his crops sooner rather than later.
Published on May 28, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ takes you on a field trip to the 2018 National Hardware Show into the Lawn & Garden Pavillion to share with you the best new products that will allow you to grow more food at home.
In this episode John will share with the following products that he feels are valuable to people who want to grow food at home:
02:58 Support Me by Purchasing a GYG Tee Shirt 03:37 Inventors Spotlight Tour 04:45 Plant Egg - Increase Hydration, Fertilization and insect resistance when germinating seeds with seed capsules http://www.theplantegg.com/
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15:30 Tomato Snaps - 100% American Made Reusable tomato straps so you can support your tomatoes to grow them vertically, season after season. http://www.tomatosnaps.com/
32:37 Plant Success - Organic all-in-one root zone treatment. Including mycorrhizae, bacteria and trichoderma that will increase plant growth and reduce watering needs for your plants. http://www.plantsuccessorganics.com/
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Published on May 31, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits an amazing rooftop farm in St. Louis, Missouri to share with you 9 ways you can grow food on a rooftop.
In this episode, John will visit Urban Harvest STL and St. Louis's First Urban Roof Farm in Downtown to give you a tour of the farm, and the various areas of the farm.
You will learn 9 unique ways they are growing food on this roof. You can use any of these techniques to grow on your roof, on your land or at your residence.
You will discover some of the best edible plants to grow that will provide lots of food with minimal amounts of work.
You will learn about growing food vertically and composting, and much, much more.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 02:10 Support Me by Purchasing a GYG Tee Shirt 02:50 Walking up stairs to the Food Roof Farm 04:36 Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Area 06:25 Community Garden Area - Raised Beds 07:03 Row Crops 08:36 How the 10:06 Raised Beds 10:50 How to Grow on a Roof if you are renting 12:01 Herbs: One of the most valuable foods you can grow 13:34 Earthboxes - Self Watering Containers 15:05 Growing in Garden Socks Growing Strawberries 16:45 Growing on a Wall to Grow Food Vertically 17:35 Garden Wall Close Up 18:49 Tower Garden - Hydroponic Gardening 21:11 Growing in a Container 23:24 Growing Food in a Greenhouse 24:40 How to Start Your Seeds in a Nursery Flat 28:22 What Plants Should You Grow? 31:30 Easiest Crop to Grow with the Least Work 34:01 Compost Your Food and Garden Waste 36:14 Storage Shed with Proper Supplies and Equipment 38:09 Interview of the Lead Farmer 38:40 Why did the rooftop farm get started? 39:30 How many farming sites do you have around St Louis? 40:26 Where does your food you grow go? 42:40 How to you make the money to keep the farm going? 44:50 How can you help people learn gardening with volunteers and interns? 47:29 Can you share a story on how you are getting people connected with food? 49:15 What are the top 3 crops to grow in St Louis? 50:57 How can Someone Volunteer or Make a Donation to Urban Harvest STL?
After watching this episode, you will learn 9 ways on how you can grow food on a roof, learn more about Urban Harvest STL, and much, much more.
Published on Jun 4, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Organic Garden Solution in Southern California to share with you how they make the best worm castings that can double your harvest.
In this episode, John will visit Organic Garden Solution, the creator of the best earthworm castings I have found so far that doubled my pepper harvest when compared to another brand of worm castings.
You will discover how they raise worms on a commercial scale, and what they feed their worms to make the best castings.
You will learn how you can duplicate what they are doing on a small scale to keep your own worms at home that can eat your food scraps, and make one of the most important organic soil amendments for your garden.
You will discover some of the secrets to creating the best worm castings sold today.
You will get an education about raising worms and creating the best worm castings that can increase your plant health and harvest at the same time.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 0:02:20 Best Place to Keep Worms to Make Worm Castings 0:03:10 Support Me By Purchasing a GYG Tee Shirt 0:03:45 Have a suitable container for keeping your worms 0:04:48 Perfect Reusable Tote to Keep Worms 0:06:30 Main Bedding and Food Source for Worms 0:07:42 Screening Bedding to Save Space and Create Higher Quality Castings 0:10:15 Additional Ingredients to Feed Worms 0:12:54 Specific Ingredients to Feed Worms 0:14:20 BioChar 0:14:37 Spent Coffee Grounds 0:15:14 Kelp Meal 0:15:50 Rock Dust 0:17:25 Soil Humates 0:17:53 Crab Shell Meal 0:19:18 Ratios of Ingredients 0:20:01 Mixing the Ingredients into the Bedding Material 0:20:47 Fluffer to Make Nice Bedding Material for Worms 0:21:42 Filling Totes with Bedding Material 0:22:52 How the Proper Worm Density 0:25:20 Worms being grown in a protected environment 0:27:12 When to Harvest Worm Castings 0:31:23 How to dry castings to the perfect moisture percentage 0:33:40 What a good dried worm castings should look like 0:35:27 Finished Worm Castings 0:35:27 Bagging up the Worm Castings 0:40:29 Other Products besides 100% castings 0:41:02 Superchar - Castings and Biochar 0:41:33 Growers Blend Potting Soil 0:42:01 Organic Solution Ambrosia - Worm Casting Tea 0:42:47 How they Make Ambrosia - Worm Casting Tea 0:44:47 Making a Raised Bed out of Produce Totes - Testing Castings 0:46:41 Always ask for Food Soil Web testing Report when Buying Worm Castings & Compost 0:53:37 Interview with Brian 0:53:50 why did you decide to start a worm casting company? 0:56:22 What kinds of worms are you using? What kind did you use? 0:57:57 why are the Worm Castings so valuable to Gardeners, Farmers and Landscapers? 1:01:22 Will you share the proportions of the different ingredients to add to make your castings? 01:03:35 What are some ingredients people might want to add to their worm bin? 01:07:47 What is the most important tip for raising worms at home? 01:10:22 What is the difference between Worm Leachate and Worm Tea? 01:13:27 Why should someone by the Ambrosia instead of Worm Castings and Make your own? 01:15:22 Why it's not a good idea to feed a single stock (manure) to worms? 01:18:22 How would test results look for a manure based casting? 01:20:02 How should your worm castings be used? 01:22:52 Any Special Offers for my GYG Viewers? 01:24:13 What is your website and contact information?
After watching this episode, you will learn how the best worm castings are made including the specific bedding and amendments they are feeding to the worms, as well as how their raise, harvest, dry and bag the worm castings and much, much more.
Published on Jun 8, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Rincon Vitova Insectaries in Ventura, California to share with you how you can use good bugs to eat your bad bugs and how to set up your garden so you are not bothered by bad bugs again.
In this episode, John will visit Rincon Vitova, an insectary that grows beneficial bugs and teaches people about biological controls in the garden or on the farm to reduce the use of toxic chemical pesticides and practices that can damage the planet.
First, John will take you on a tour of the gardens, showing you the various fruits and vegetables that are growing on the property.
Next, John will go into the insectary to share with you important information about how you can harness the power of the good bugs in your garden as well as set up your garden to attract beneficial insects and pollinators.
You will discover some the beneficial bugs that will eat common garden pests such as aphids, whiteflies, thrips, spider mites , hard scale, spider mites, the common house fly and much, much more.
You will learn how some of these beneficial insects are grown on site and then harvested and shipped to you.
You will learn some of the most important seeds you can plant in your garden for gophers and to attract beneficial insects to your garden.
You will discover which plants you want to plant if you have spider mites or cucumber beetles or even gophers.
You will learn why certain vegetables are critical for the survival of some beneficial bugs and learn more about the nectaries of plants.
You will discover why its important to control ant populations, and how you can do it using a non-toxic bait station.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 0:03:00 Garden tour 0:10:09 Insectary tour starts 0:13:00 5 Features of Biological Solutions for Pest Management 0:23:20 Ladybugs Why its not the best beneficial bug to release 0:25:30 #1 Most Beneficial Insect for your Garden 0:26:28 What to do for Aphid in Your Garden 0:30:15 Parasitic Wasps 0:31:21 Aphid Predatory Midge- Preferred Solution 0:45:49 What to do for Whiteflies in Your Garden 0:37:17 Whitefly eliminator 0:37:34 What to do for Thrips 0:38:14 Spider Mite Predators 0:41:15 How to Deal with Flies with Fly Parasites 0:44:45 How to Deal with Hard Scale 0:48:18 How Lindorus (Hard Scale Eaters) are grown 0:56:17 How Green Lacewings are Grown 1:02:50 How Flies are Grown with Solar Heated Water 1:07:15 Sticking Camera and Hand into cage with 60,000 flies 1:08:30 How Fly Maggots are Grown 1:10:10 How Maggots are self harvesting and Picking them up 1:13:00 Fly Pupae Stage 1:15:25 How Parasitic Wasps - Muscidifurax zaraptor are grown 1:19:55 Most Important Seeds You Can Grow in Your Garden 1:21:35 Flower Structure and Nectaries in Flowers for Beneficial Insects 1:25:09 Plant this plant to stop gophers 1:26:50 Why Grow Bean Plants in Your Garden 1:27:53 Grow this plant for Cucumber Beetles 1:28:27 Grow Edible Flora for Beneficial Insects 1:29:55 Spread out Insect Food in Your Garden 1:31:28 How to control Ants in your Garden 1:37:11 Best Biologic and Non Toxic Products for Organic Control
After watching this episode, you will learn how you can control the bad bugs in your garden with beneficial bugs that will eat the bad bugs. You will also learn some special plants and growing practices that will encourage beneficial insects in your garden.
This is Day 1 of my gardening, vegan food, traveling, and wwoofing trip. My girlfriend, Nicole, and I sold everything we own, left the USA, and will be traveling, vlogging, and wwoofing in different cities and countries throughout the world over the next year. First destination on our trip is Portugal. We arrived in Lisbon, Portugal and then took a train to Funcheira ultimately arriving at Nova Tero a Portuguese homestead and horse sanctuary run by two Germans named Reinhard and Kirsten. You won't believe what happens to us next....SUBSCRIBE and STAY TUNED!
Published on Jun 18, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the Bee Fest: A Celebration of Pollination in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Wasatch Community Gardens’ Green Team Farm.
In this episode, John will share with you practices you can do to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects into your garden.
You will discover the top way to encourage beneficial pollinators and other insects in your garden by not spraying toxic pesticides and even organic ones.
You will learn how honey bees are not the best pollinators in your garden although they are given much of the credit.
You will discover more about native bees that are even more important for pollination than honey bees. You will learn some ways you can attract native bees to your property.
You will learn how to make a simple mason bee hive to attract solitary mason bees to your property that will assist you in pollinating your plants.
You will discover how other insects can be beneficial for pollination. You will learn the male and female anatomy of flowers so you can pollinate them yourself without pollinators.
You will learn about an app called iNaturalist that will help you identify insects and plants in your garden so you can know if they are good or bad.
You will discover about jumping spiders and how they can help you in your garden. You will learn how one man taught a jumping spider to give him a high-five and wants people to have a connection with other species on the planet.
Finally, you will learn about some of the best pollinator plants you can plant to encourage beneficial pollinator insects to your garden so you can get higher levels of pollination and grow more fruiting crops.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 02:50 Help Support me and buy a GYG tee shirt 03:27 Tour of Bee Festival Starts 04:19 Don't Spray Pesticides to help the pollinators 06:52 Honeybees pollinate 30% of Crops and How much Honey a single bee produces 09:01 $15 Swarm Trap that works great 11:10 Honeybees in Monoculture 11:59 Native Bees that do the majority of the pollination 16:32 How to Make a Mason Bee Hive and Native Bee Homes in the Dirt 18:53 Insects can help your pollination 20:12 Reproduction Parts of Flowers 21:16 iNaturalist - App for Android or iPhone Insect and Plant Identifier 22:28 Jumping Spiders - Learn about these intelligent spiders that eat bad bugs and can see the stars 25:44 Plant-Pollinator Plants - Learn about some pollinator plants you can grow that will attract pollinators and are also edible. 31:34 Summary / How you can help pollinators and other beneficial insects
After watching this episode, you will learn how to attract pollinators to your garden so you can reap higher harvests and help nature at the same time. You will learn to be more connected with nature and all nature's creatures on the Earth.
I was really nervous about celebrating my girlfriend Niocle's first birthday together as a couple! I've learned over the years how important it is to make your loved one feel so special for her birthday. I really want to make Nicole feel special and show her how much I love her for her birthday but we were newly living in Portugal and out of a backpack! So here's what happened!
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In this episode, you will learn how to increase pollination of fruits and vegetables in your garden to get higher yields and help the native bee population in your area at the same time.
You will learn more about native bees that are responsible for more pollination than the European honey bees.
You will discover how you can provide the best food for these native bees by planting certain plants in your garden.
You will learn how to provide a nice home for the native bees on your property.
You will discover how not to harm the native bees by not spraying chemicals (including certified organic ones) in and on your garden.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 01:45 Are Bees Disappearing? 02:30 What roles do Native Bees play in pollination of crops? 03:53 Support Me and Purchase a Growing Your Greens Tee Shirt 04:29 Do Native Bees Sting? 05:40 How can someone attract native squash bees to your garden? 06:33 What radius around plants do native bees creates nests? 07:00 Are Leaf Cutter Bees Good or Bad? 08:00 What happens if you spray organic sprays will it hurt the native bees? 08:50 Will spraying roundup or other chemicals on the soil hurt the native bees? 09:29 Will Diatomaceous Earth hurt native bees? 11:05 What are some things people do that hurt bees unknowingly? 11:48 If you see holes in your garden and cover them up will it hurt native bees? 12:50 Are Wasps in your garden good or bad? 13:49 How can someone attract native bees? 15:54 Do native bees make honey? 16:35 What are some of the best edible herbs and vegetables for native bees? 17:28 Are tomatoes good for bees? 18:00 Why do the native bees get the pollen? 18:28 Do bees get tomato nectar and pollen? 18:49 What roles do the hair on the bees play in pollination? 19:54 Why do bees have hairs in the first place? 20:13 Why did you get interested in bees? 21:40 How many bees are in a person's local area? 22:10 Why did you write the Bees in Your Backyard Book? 23:00 How can the book help vegetable gardeners? 24:30 What kind of native bees are on my black carrot flowers? 25:25 Why are people scared of bees? Are they scary? 27:14 How can someone more about you and your book? 27:30 Do you take questions about bees? 28:40 What is the bee that has the weirdest diet? 30:00 Any final comments you would like to share? 31:09 If you had to choose honey bees or native bees, which would you choose?
After watching this episode, you will learn three easy things you can do to help the native bees, so you can provide them with food, shelter and not kill them with chemicals (even organic ones)
Published on Jun 26, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you an amazing temperate climate permaculture food forest near Salt Lake City Utah that comes back to life every spring season!
In this episode, you will learn how to plan and plant out a permaculture food forest in your front yard so that it comes back every year without you having to do that much work.
You will learn about some of the design elements in this permaculture food forest, as well as many of the commonly used plants.
You will discover some of the fruit trees, and berry shrubs that are planted in this design as well as many different herbs, flowers, and other useful plants.
You will get a full POV walking tour of this food forest to see how plants are planted for shade and then cut down when they are no longer needed.
You will learn some of the important design elements when planning a food forest in a temperate climate.
You will discover how you can get hands-on experience and create your own permaculture food forest.
You will learn how tomatoes can be grown under shade and still produce fruit.
You will discover how fertility can be created on site without composting and with minimal inputs.
and much, much more.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 04:17 Support me and Buy a GYG Tee Shirt 04:57 What the house use to look like 06:05 Front of House 09:59 POV Handcam Tour of Property 32:58 What's Missing in this Permaculture design 35:20 Do tomatoes grown under shade produce? 37:46 Wild Garden Design 38:25 Is a Big Pile of wood chips good or bad? 41:10 Trees are Disposable 43:04 Hugelculture Bed 44:40 Creating Fertility on the property without fertilizer and compost 48:42 Plant more than just edible crops 50:16 Learn by experiencing and experimenting 53:08 Wild is Beautiful to Nature 55:14 Red Daylilies - Your Garden is Your Own but Nature will win 57:47 Plants are our servants 1:00:53 A Successful Permaculture Food Forest Starts with a good plan 1:03:09 Learn Permaculture Design in Salt Lake City
After watching this episode, you will learn more about setting up a permaculture food forest in your front yard in a temperate climate zone that snows in the winter time. You will also discover a whole host of edible plants that will come back year-after-year.
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Published on Jun 26, 2018
I learned about Cistus Incanus from a German family who live on a farm called Nova Tero in Portugal. They called it Cistus Incarna. This wild shrub and flower grows wild in the area of Portugal I was at and is also called Rock Rose. It apparently has super high levels of anti-oxidants and is considered one of the most polyphenol rich edible plants! Here's a video I made showing the flower, plant, harvest, and drinking of the tea! Comment Below...I read them all! #tea#cistusincanus#rockrose#vegan#healthy#superfood#flower
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Kirsten and Reinhard from Nova Tero in Portugal are a German couple living off the grid. As far as fruit trees goes they have unlimited supply of olive trees as well as fig trees, pineapple guava, lemon, eucalyptus, loquat/nispero, pomegranate, and bay leaf. I feature their vegetable garden this video which features: rosemary
New Zealand spinach, pepper, tomatoes, basil, potatoes, red or black currants, stinging nettle, lemon grass, thyme, sage, and edible flowers.
Published on Jul 1, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits Hive 1080, a Honey Bee Haven in Utah to Share with you important information about beekeeping you never heard before.
In this episode, you will learn about bee centric beekeeping, where the bee's needs are put ahead of our own.
You will learn how you can help the honey bees, increase pollination and get some honey at the same time while forming a relationship with the bees.
You will discover a better style bee hive design than the popular Langstroth hive that is commonly used today. You will learn why you should not use beehive foundations in your hive and why that can hurt the bees.
You will discover ways you can live more in harmony with the honey bees and not steal all their food (they honey) while being their honey bank over the winter.
You will learn from Kendra, an 8-year beekeeper on a better way that beginner beekeepers can keep bees in harmony with nature
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 04:00 Bee Centric Beekeeping 06:23 Support Me and Buy a GYG Tee Shirt 07:00 My thoughts on Langstroth Hives 08:20 A Better Hive For Bees 09:45 How to Not get stung and inspect the hive easily 11:06 Dividers in a Top Bar Hive 11:55 What happened to My Bee Hive 12:13 Adding Top Bars to the Hive 13:15 New Comb being Built in Top Bar Hive 13:35 Not Smoking Bees 14:50 Interview with Kendra 15:00 Why did you get into beekeeping? 15:20 Why do Bees need help? 15:40 Why are you switching from Langstroth hives to top bar hives? 16:15 What are some of the principles of bee centric beekeeping? 17:20 Is this Vegan Beekeeping? 18:56 Enslaved Bees are Used to Pollinate Almonds and other Monocultures 19:35 You are Stealing Honey and Its not vegan 21:52 A Better way of Harvesting Honey for the bees 23:27 Most Beekeepers Harvest Honey for Profit 24:49 Who Stole your Honey? 26:32 What is the relationship between you and your bees and you and your dogs? 29:00 Missing the connection with the bees 30:00 Should I wear a bee suit? 32:30 Why are plastic pre-made cells/foundations not good for the bees? 35:15 How does someone get good honey? 37:14 Should you boycott honey? 38:00 If you want honey, keep your own bees 39:28 How else can people help bees besides keeping bees and planting pollinators? 41:20 What are some questions you should ask if you want to buy honey? 43:57 Any final comments on Honey Bees You would like to share?
After watching this episode, you will learn a better way that beginner and expert beekeepers can have a better relationship with honeybees that will ensure better pollinations and their survival in the future.
Published on Jul 4, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you why most of his garden is planted from starter plants that are transplanted into his garden for 6 packs or 4 inch pots.
In this episode, you will learn why John does not direct seed the majority of his vegetables in his garden.
You will learn some of the pros and cons of direct seeding vs planting transplants and why you may want to partake in both types of gardening.
You will also discover some of the seeds that grow really well by direct seeding in the garden.
Jump to the following parts of this episode: 00:56 Buy a GYG Tee Shirt 01:30 Why I don't direct seed Malabar spinach in my garden 03:45 Seedling Started on its own in ground 06:14 My Flood table growing 4" pots 07:57 Cherry tomatoes planted by transplants 09:57 Seeds that germinate in my garden from seed 14:55 Should you start from transplants or direct seed?
After watching this episode, you will learn if you should plant starter plants or direct seed your vegetable garden for best results.
Jake and I get up super early to head to the Eiffel tower before it gets too crowded with tourists. Afterward, everything seems to go wrong but we stay positive and end up eating at a very delicious vegan cafe in Paris.
Welcome To Our Channel | Our First #Couples#Vlog Video. Nicole and Jake embark on a crazy vlog #adventure that can make us or break us. So, join us for this crazy adventure here on our new video blog channel!