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#1 Vertical Garden System Grows Food on Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Stadium...AMAZING!!!
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Most Nutritious Food You Can Grow in Your Kitchen
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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.
 

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Why are my Vegetable Plant Leaves Turning Yellow? Are they Ok to Eat?
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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

Related Episodes:
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Grow Bigger and Pest Resistant Plants with Black Soldier Fly Insect Frass
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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.
 

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14 Tips from the Forest to Have a Successful Vegetable Garden
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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.

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Best Worm Bin I Have Ever Found - Easily Compost Your Food Waste
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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.
 

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Over a Dozen Edible Perennial Vegetables & Herbs - Amazing Nursery
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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.
 

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What are the Easiest Edible Flowers to Grow? & More Vegetable Gardening Q&A
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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.

Referenced Episodes
The episode with Katrina Blair on Edible Weeds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyDOF...
 

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How to Make Easy Kimchi Fresh from the Garden Recipe
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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!

Referenced Episodes:
The episode with Fermentation Expert Sandor Katz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZLhT...

How I use the food in my garden playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
 

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Tropical Permaculture Food Forest & Nursery Grows Perennial Vegetables + Rare Fruit Trees
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Published on Apr 1, 2018
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits Finca Dos Madres Permaculture Nursery and Farm outside San Jose, Costa Rica.

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.

Referenced Episode:
Beyond Sustainable Permaculture Homestead on 1 Acre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R3Xt...
 

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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".
 

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Abundant Spring Backyard Organic Vegetable Garden Tour
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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.

Referenced Episodes:
Growing Water Spinach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N58pD...

Prevent and Reverse Disease with Life Changing Fertilizer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS1OG...

If you plant mint in a raised bed this will happen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHihm...

Reflective Mulch Install
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnGHP...