Monthly Archives: August 2013

7 Fastest Growing Tropical Fruit Trees that will Produce Fruit in Under 3 Years

John from interviews fruit expert, Ken Love and he shares which 7 tropical fruit trees/plants can be grown from seed or cutting and that will produce in under 3 years. In this episode you will which tropical fruit trees / vines and plants you should plant so you can start eating out of your tropical garden sooner rather than later. This episode is geared towards people that live in tropical climates, and may not apply to growing tropical fruits in Northern (cold) climates. After watching this episode you will discover the fastest growing fruiting crops as well as some interesting information about them.

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How I Would Grow a Vegetable Garden in the Northeast Gardening Consult

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John from goes on a field trip to New Jersey to share with a friend what he believes she should do to start growing food at her residence. In this episode John shares with you how he would start growing food if he lived in New Jersey aka the Garden State. In this episode you will learn:
The best place to place the garden
How to best protect the garden from animals
How to best make compost to enrich your garden
How to grow on a wooden deck
The best self-watering container garden to maximize food production
and so much more.

After watching this episode, you will have a better understanding of how John would start an organic garden in New Jersey. This will help his friend, but may also give you ideas on how to start a vegetable garden or inspire you with some techniques that you can use to grow more food at home.

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6 Plants for Late Fall and Early Winter Interest in the Garden

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There are a whole suite of plants that hold onto their leaves for a long time and color up late in the fall. This adds to the late fall and early winter interest in the garden.

I’m kneeling next to one of these plants this is Oakleaf Hydrangea – Hydrangea quercifolia, an American native, it has great fall color. You can see on this plant it’s got some yellows, a little bit of orange here and there, it’s got purples and reds. This is a wonderful plant for that fall color that stays very late. Continue reading

Top 7 Crops that Thrive in the Hot Summer Desert Vegetable Garden

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John from shares with you the top 7 crops that have done really well in his hot summer desert garden where the temperatures regularly exceed 100 degrees. In this episode John will take you around his back yard vegetable garden and share with you these crops and tell you more about them. After watching this episode, you are sure to learn about some proven winners that will allow you to grow food in the hot summer garden.

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Redbud – Eastern Redbud – Cercis canadensis

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Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis

This lovely small flowering tree has popped into bloom here in April, that’s generally around the flowering range although this year’s a little early for us. Most things are popping into bloom seven to ten days earlier than normal but the Eastern Redbud is a wonderful small flowering tree that gets about anywhere from twenty to twenty five feet tall with a breadth that is far greater. Continue reading

Is Shade Cloth Counterproductive to Plant Growth

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John from answers your organic gardening questions. In this episode, John will answer the following questions:

  • Do you recommend not using shade cloth?
  • Do you consider shade cloth to be counterproductive to plant growth?
  • Do you consider shade cloth an unnecessary luxury?
  • Does your growing system not require shade?
  • Does using a shade cloth go against your environmental friendly principles?
  • Do you consider using shade cloth a costly hassle?
  • Do you think it is possible to grow food in Lake Havasu City, Arizona?
  • With 4 to 6 hours of direct sun a day can I grow Greens, Tomatoes and other crops? If not should I just move?
  • What is your opinion on biochar?
  • How is the bagster one-time use dumpster in bag working to grow a raised bed garden?

After watching this episode you will learn John’s answers to these questions and probably alot more about organic gardening as well.

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Beekeeping – How to make lots more Bees – Using the Rose Hive Method

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The queen bee in a hive.

The queen bee in a hive. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Next UP videos – Back to gardening – How to make a Herb spiral & Composting video.

In this Beekeeping for beginners on Artificial Swarm creation.
You will get quite a lot of info in an easy to understand manner by Tim, the inventor of the Rose Hive Beekeeping method.

beekeeping, bees, bee hive, honeybee, hives, how to beehives,
build a beehive,
bee keeper,
beekeeper, queen cell
splitting, dividing,

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