Grow a Garden, Save Water or Energy - The 350 Home and Garden Challenge
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ invites each one of his viewers to participate in the 350 Home and Garden Challenge happening this weekend, May 14 and 15. In this video you will learn how we can foster massive change if each one of us take a small action. In this episode you will learn how growing food, saving water, saving energy and even making adjustments to what you eat have an impact on our mother earth.
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you what he is growing this year in his suburban front yard in a standard residential tract home. In this episode you will learn some of the crops you could plant in your front yard to produce food for you and your family. John will share many common and some rare and uncommon vegetables and fruits he is growing in his front yard so you can see how it can be done in a small space to maximize food production in small urban spaces.
Some of the more unique crops he is growing: runner beans, jerusalem artichokes, ashitaba, Bolivian cucumber, yacon, rao ram, achira aka edible canna, pineapple guava, sweet goumi and so much more.
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Nature's Little Recyclers, a redworm breeder in Chicago, IL that diverts organic food waste from the landfill and creates the best fertilizer for your garden.
In this episode, John takes you into the warehouse that is breeding worms to recycle food waste, fun, and profit. You will learn how they take free local resources including food waste, coffee grounds and more and turn them into compost and then feed them to the worms.
You will discover how easy it is to start your own business diverting food waste to feed your worms, and how you can start making worm castings as well as worms to sell.
You will discover some of the special bins, tools, and techniques they use at Nature's little recyclers to grow some of the best worms and create the best fertilizer.
At the end of this episode, John will interview the CEO of Nature's Little Recyclers and ask him the following questions:
30:17 Worms don't eat food scraps?
30:39 What percentage of food do you divert from the landfill?
31:17 Why do you decide to ship worms around the country?
32:10 Why are worms and worm castings beneficial for the garden?
32:30 Why is worm castings one of the best forms of humus out there?
33:28 What do you do once you get your shipment of worms?
34:30 How many worms come in a 1 pound pack?
35:30 How can someone order worms from your company?
36:00 Any final words of wisdom for my viewers?
After watching this episode, you will have a better understanding of how a worm business works and how you can grow worms for fun, profit and help the planet.
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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you the best two cilantro substitutes you can grow in the heat of the hot desert summer and also the best spinach that grows in the hot climates when lettuce would fail.
John will share with you the skeleton of the plants that have now completed their reproduction cycle and have left seeds for him to harvest and regrow his Bolivian Papalo and Egyptian Spinach, two traditional crops that have been grown for thousands of years.
John will share his experience growing these two crops and now share with you what the seeds look like, how to collect them and how to save them in this organic gardening episode.
After watching this episode, you will have learned two of the best crops to grow in the hot summer if you live in a desert or wherever and how to save the seeds of these two unique and rare crops.
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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Cowboy Trail Farms to share with you how they are growing fruits, vegetables and even fish sucessfully in the Las Vegas Desert. Many people believe you can't grow in the desert. In this video you will learn some of the techniques that can assure your sucess if you garden in the desert or other places. Finally you will learn about the aquaponics they have growing to grow fish and food.
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ takes you on a tour of his garden to show you he is growing more than just vegetables. In this episode, John will tour you around and share with you some of his fruiting crops including Pineapple Guava, Sweet Goumi, Grape Vines, Passion Fruit, Mexicola Avocado, Loquat, Tamarillo, Babacco, Incan Berry, and Raspberries. After watching this episode you will learn which one of these crops will actually build your soil and produce edible fruits.
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ purchases a Sun-Mar 400 continuous cycle composter. In this episode John will share what he likes and doesn't like about the SunMar Composter and also compare it to other composters he currently uses. Finally you will learn some tips that will ensure your compost is made quickly and easily.
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the incredible edible alley in San Francisco. Unlike other alley ways in San Francisco that may collect trash, or be a place to store trashcans, this alley way grows edible crops that can be used for food. Truly a useful and sustainable purpose. After watching this episode, you will learn some of the low maintenance edibles that are growing, and hopefully get some ideas you can use to transform your alley from a life-less place to a lush place of beauty and that can feed you.
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you why growing your own food is really easy. In this episode you will learn why the odds of having a successful vegetable garden are in your favor and his top tips on how to have the garden you want. After watching this episode hopefully you will be inspired to start gardening or continue gardening to grow your own food and utilize some of John's methods to do just that.
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you how he grows more food in less space by cultivating food crops normally considered weeds as well as encouraging volunteer plants that he will grow vertically to maximize production in his small tract home residential backyard.
First, John will share how he actively promotes growing edible weeds amongst his vegetables to maximize production in his raised bed gardens during the early season. You will also learn about some of the edible weeds that like to reseed themselves on their own in John's garden.
Next, he will talk about volunteer vegetable plants that grow where they want in his garden, and why this can be very beneficial to gardeners and how he uses these "weeds" to his benefit. You will learn how he specifically stakes, trains, and trellises his volunteer tomatoes to grow where he wants them to grow. He will show you how to single stem prune a tomato plant.
Finally, John will show you another example of how he grew a rogue striped armenian cucumber plant that grew amongst his peppers that would normally out compete his peppers. Instead he grow the vines up and over a walkway to provide him with more food without significantly affecting the yield of his pepper harvest.
Finally, John will share some of his insight about gardening to grow your own food, and his tip on the best method for resolving conflicts between plants and people.
After watching this episode, you will better learn how to maximize your yields and nutrition by growing more edible weeds and volunteer crops in your garden.
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