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The Fall Mittleider garden is growing great! I update you on the sugar snap peas, 1015Y and Candy onions, the greenhouse construction, cauliflower harvest and juicing, broccoli, swiss chard,… Video Rating: 4 / 5 A raised garden bed can out produce a bucket garden 4:1 and be beautiful too. This style of gardening is also called container gardening. If you want to know how to design a raised garden bed… Video Rating: 4 / 5 Related PostsMittleider Garden Update: Albert & Irene’s Fall GardenMittleider Garden Update: June 18, 2013Mittleider Gardening: Tomato Soil Comparison Update 07/25/15Mittleider Gardening: Tomato Soil Comparison UpdateMittleider Gardening Method: Seed Start Comparison UpdateContainer Garden Harvest Update June 6th Lettuce Tomato Kale Vegetable Gardening Raised Bed

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45 Comments

  • Don Blair 2 years ago

    Insted of sanding the PVC there are bladed edgers (I’m not sure of their
    name) that can take the edge of in seconds. These edgers are cheap and easy
    to use. These are used to edge all types of plastic so there are no rough
    edges.?

  • preppersintent 2 years ago

    Dammit, I envy Your climate!?

  • JollySwagman2006 2 years ago

    Awesome You sure have crammed a lot of great stuff into a 10 minute video,
    it all looks so wonderfully good!?

  • davjan4 2 years ago

    Nice broccoli. Up here in North Texas I harvested mine quite a while ago.
    Those extended periods of 10 degree temps killed everything!
    I was able to use my solar backup though when the power went out while
    neighbors were left in the dark… I have a feeling that those of us with
    those will be very very glad soon.?

  • Linda Arceneaux 2 years ago

    David,
    Any chance you’d share your planting schedule with this Houston gardener?
    Lmk and I’ll send you my email addy.Thanks in advance!
    Linda?

  • TheBhannah 2 years ago

    Rockin right along ?

  • 1994abbygirl 2 years ago

    I have never seen the Gorilla tape in clear.We bought some and it was
    black. Hands down it is way better tape than duct tape! Everything looks
    awesome as usual! Wish I had your winters here in Utah! Blessings?

  • danofthenorth 2 years ago

    David, you have such a good harvest. Have you ever tried to figure out if
    you could actually live of just your garden produce? If there ever is some
    kind of societal collapse how long could you and your wife live off your
    garden? You must have stored food also, but I’m just curious about the
    productivity of the garden year around. Thanks.?

  • William Klein 2 years ago

    Love your videos. So informative. I found a woman in Alabama who also uses
    the mittleider method. She posts on the Tomatoville forum under “container
    gardening”. She supports everything you say and has some specific
    instructions and great videos. Keep up all the good work. . ?

  • MrTrekFanDan 2 years ago

    Do you expect any issues with pests or disease with planting the tomato’s
    so close to last years crop? -( in the same box.)
    ?

  • sha whit 2 years ago

    great garden update. everything looks wonderful!?

  • Justgivemethetruth 2 years ago

    You painted your raised bed.?

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago
  • GhoulishCop 2 years ago

    This year I’ve doubled the size of my garden again, and I’m wondering how
    you go about planning what you’ll plant where and how much of everything?
    Do you take into consideration things like companion planting? Do you do
    crop rotation? I’ve got the list of what I want to plant but with so much
    space now I’m starting to obsess over where everything should go, to a
    degree I’m sure is not necessary…or healthy!

    Since the ground here in NJ is frozen solid, we’re only able to watch your
    videos and look through seed catalogs to plan for the coming year. I’ll be
    erecting my T-frames this year, opting to use them instead of trellises in
    my hybrid Mittleider/SFG garden. Looking forward to another successful
    harvest this time around.?

  • Kybossls 2 years ago

    Great start for the year, what have you added into the middle of the 48″?
    Is all of the plastic you are using the green house heavy weight that you
    recommended??

  • Tyrd Ferguson 2 years ago

    LDSPrepper – Love your videos, especially this type here. You said in your
    video you’d post the instructions below but I didn’t see them.

    THanks?

  • OhHowHappyGardener 2 years ago

    How do you keep your broccoli and cauliflower to “head” in the right
    direction? Every year I’ve tried growing it, it bolts due to the
    temperature swings. Do you measure/try to moderate the temp in your green
    houses? ?

  • Susan Rogers 2 years ago

    You sure crammed a lot of good stuff into a 10 minute video, it looks so
    good!?

  • Kathi W 2 years ago

    I am obsessed with your videos! I live in littleton, co and I cannot think
    of anything to use for the medium – I don’t know of any sawmills, rice
    factories and etc. What other things can be used – I have tried to garden
    for years with NO success. I really would live to do potatoes – was going
    to try the bag method this year…(I don’t have the space you have) but I
    could probably do one box and them block the backyard chickens from getting
    to it :). Thanks in advance?

  • tik68 2 years ago

    love your videos =)?

  • hopeimwrong 2 years ago

    UH-OH! I’M CONCERNED ABOUT THE GARDEN BED BEING RIGHT NEXT TO THE HOUSE!!!
    IN A COUPLE OF YEARS, IT WILL CAUSE THE SIDING TO ROT! We lived in Houston
    for 15 years – and had a terrific little garden that was beautiful and grew
    great veggies! Our BIG mistake was putting a raised bed next to the house.
    Moisture wicked up from the soil and the siding began to rot. We were
    “lucky” – “only” had to replace siding – it could have gotten the framing
    too! Put in some waterproofing! Good luck!

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Thank you. We have talked about it but haven’t done that project yet.

  • katiatomsk 2 years ago

    I didn’t glue my pvc together. I don’t have leaks and this allows me to
    move and adjust the pipes as I need. Also, he needs to check monthly for
    termites next to the house. I put mine a foot away from the foundation so I
    can see it clearly. We had termites from a flower bed that was too close to
    the foundation years ago and learned to watch out for them.

  • Wayne Meador 2 years ago

    Maybe this is an dumb question but why not build the grow box a little
    wider?

  • pkbjorn35 2 years ago

    What about moisture seeping in to the concrete fundament? One thing is
    rain, another thing is the need to water the plants. It means water on what
    would be a sunny day? Constant moisture on the fundament.

  • matt caluda 2 years ago

    With the box so close to the house treating for insects and or termites may
    be difficult.

  • Robert Askme 2 years ago

    Great stuff 😉 Not only is it a space saver, but looks good as well 😉 😉

  • 2971username 2 years ago

    Any concerns about excessive water runoff since it is near the roof and no
    gutters to divert runoff?

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Some people don’t know that wood treated with arsenic was outlawed 10 years
    ago. Now it is treated with copper which is a trace mineral and needed by
    plants. I definitely recommend treated lumber for gardens.

  • all2clear 2 years ago

    Are the 4×4 post’s buried and if so at what depth or are they just attached
    to grow box frame?

  • palmbay lou 2 years ago

    Question; are you concerned about termites being attracted to the saw dust
    as it decays? Here in Florida we have termites all around and it would
    concern me. Could fine ground mulch of another sort be a usable substitute?

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Here in Texas they tell us to keep the ground around the foundation moist
    all year round so the foundation doesn’t crack. He has had the bucket
    garden in the same location as the new garden for years with no issues.
    Since we only water for 60 seconds, just enough to get the soil wet there
    is no a lot of run off.

  • Greenthumb Patriot 2 years ago

    Great freaking job! glad it has inspired you neighbors, hope to keep us
    updated in the season!

  • Sunilnand Vijayarathna 2 years ago

    A V V V good job done Bro..Cheers M8

  • Clayton Ryan 2 years ago

    Enjoy the termites

  • 1994abbygirl 2 years ago

    I am confused, I thought the book said to not give the weekly feed for
    three days after planting plants, and when planting seeds, we don’t plant
    until we see the first leaves or sprouts! Thanks

  • Eileen LeValley 2 years ago

    Looks nice, but no way would I put that up against the house. Moisture,
    bugs, rodents……….

  • aussiegirlonamission 2 years ago

    Have you ever done Espalier fruit trees? Your yard looks great !!

  • Wayne Meador 2 years ago

    Ok, I figured that there was a “reason” and it is outlined in the material
    but I haven’t purchased it because I don’t have the extra money right now.
    I find this to all be very interesting and the yields that you are getting
    to be crazy good too. What happens when we have an “on your own” situation
    and we can’t get the supply to the Mittleider fertilizers? This has been
    popping up in my mind lately…sorry for all the questions! Thank you in
    advance, Wayne. 🙂

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Great question. There are two sizes, 18″ or 48″. After 50 years of testing
    Jacob Mittleider found any smaller or larger is a waste of space.

  • mpetrus100 2 years ago

    Being right against the house, without the cover and no gutters, it seems
    that the plants will get hammered when it rains and water runs off of the
    roof.

  • socalcraigster 2 years ago

    Did u test the Ph?

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    You are correct on all points. But first you prepare the soil by adding
    pre-plant and weekly feed (Lesson 9 in the Mittleider Gardening Course
    book). You can plant seeds indoors or in the garden. If you transplant you
    give the plants a small amount of nitrogen and then start the weekly feed
    three days later. (Lesson 10 & 22).

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    The “weekly feed” is a nutrient mix you mix yourself with natural minerals,
    all purpose fertilizer and epsom salts. It provides all the nutrients
    plants need to thrive. See the link below the video for more info. The
    pre-plant fertilizer is also one you mix yourself. It is lime or gypsum
    (depending on your average rainfall), boron and epsom salts.

  • 1994abbygirl 2 years ago

    And that is for a soil bed also?? I will read the chapters you mentioned..
    again! So much to learn and so much to do.. Thanks LDSPrepper!