Added by on 2017-06-28

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Doan’s Nursery near Dallas, Texas to share with you heat loving vegetables you can grow in containers or in your garden during the hot summer months. In this episode, you will learn about many of the unique and exotic vegetables and fruit trees they have available at this amazing nursery in the DFW area in Texas. First, John will take you on a tour around the nursery to show you all the vegetables they are growing in large 25-95 gallon containers during the hot and humid summer in Irving, Texas. Next, you will discover some of John’s favorite fruit trees to grow in the Dallas, Texas climate. Finally, you will learn about all the hot summer season vegetables they grow and sell at Doan’s Nursery at very affordable prices. John will also share how to get some special discounts on the vegetables and herb starter plants. This episode is especially valuable for people who live in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida where the hot summer temperatures can be inhospitable to standard vegetables we know and love. After watching this episode, you will be more familiar with some of the best heat tolerant vegetables you can grow in a container garden, a raised bed garden or just in the ground. 06:00 Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) 07:00 Container Gardening Tour 07:20 Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) 09:59 Tung Ho aka Edible Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium) 10:22 Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum) 11:28 Red Malabar Spinach (basella rubra) 13:38 Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) 14:40 Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea Gongylodes) 16:39 Eggplant (Solanum melongena) 18:18 Horstails (Equisetum arvense) 19:04 Compost 20:08 Angled Luffa (Luffa acutangula) 21:01 Britton Shiso (Perilla frutescens) 23:00 Shiso, Mint, Basil in Containers 24:48 broad leaf plantain (Plantago major) 26:40 Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) […]

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20 Comments

  • KylesWildWorld 3 months ago

    this is great !! thank you! im from mckinney which is north of Irving by 1 hour or so b but ill definitely go there! are you going to be doing any seminars while in the dfw area?

  • Janis Levy 3 months ago

    Thank you! Live in Dallas, TX – involved with getting a community garden started. Won't be using these in the beds because concerned about invasive species. Very glad that you pointed that out. Should be ok if in containers though. Enjoyed learning about these different veggies! 🙂

  • Samantha Thao 3 months ago

    Very good information on Asian plants

  • Nate Reed 3 months ago

    Your videos have inspired me to start a garden this year. Malabar spinach is doing really well this summer in containers. Hope you come down to Austin some day!

  • zennah williams 3 months ago

    I'm soooo happy u came to Texas and done these videos!!!! Thank u

  • Well Prepped Pantry 3 months ago

    John… Once the best vids yet!

  • Vishal Aggarwal 3 months ago

    dude, i was in the DFW area yesterday! probably drove right by you while you were filming! when are you coming back to Houston?

  • Jefrey indriago 3 months ago

    how long lives a tree of tomato? how long it can be harvested? thanks

  • Caskas 3 months ago

    Thank you for giving me some great ideas. Love all your videos keep up the great work

  • Sbt Ares 3 months ago

    29:20 you missed an outtake 😀

  • Meta Patriot 3 months ago

    "We need to get rid of green plants, they keep us dependent on C02 , without green plants we wouldn't need C02 in the first place . And those nurseries pump in C02 for fertilizer. Someday we will bring C02 levels down to zero and finally clean this earth of all this messy disgusting carbon based life forms and the earth will finally be clean..and barren" ~ Weird AL Gorebalist

  • Will Cunningham 3 months ago

    Can you get too many vitamins and get sick from too much kale or other vegetables?

  • RUSSELL KAMP 3 months ago

    West of Fort Worth. Clear Fork Materials has incredible mushroom compost.

  • Shane Corning 3 months ago

    Nice John you have studied some T.C.M. ??? Traditional Chinese Medicine? You should totally do an episode or more dedicated to some of THE PLANTS. …. 😀

  • plum413 3 months ago

    U still in Dallas we want to meet u

  • Shane Corning 3 months ago

    NO way , John !!!!! My Old Man was forced to eat the Okra when he was a child, and, he says it is slimy, and , he eats NASSSSSSTY things !!!! You'd really have to cook it up good and with some spices and then maybe I'll try some ? hahahahaha.

  • Birdy So 3 months ago

    AWESOME video! thanks !! PLEASE
    come to NM and do some here !! 🙂

  • Joseph Azzato 3 months ago

    thank you I live in redding California which can get up to 120!!! (they take the temp at the airport in the shade 11degree difference! ) any who cant put any thing in direct sunlight :'(

  • J5isgreen 3 months ago

    thanks for getting hot to make this brother!

  • Alan Vojtech 3 months ago

    How long are you in dallas for?