Added by on 2019-11-04

Growing a garden indoors during the winter? Here’s 4 challenges you might encounter with an indoor garden and how to solve them. My new book: Organic Gardening for Everyone: Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy will be released in December, 2019. Pre-order now at SALE: 30% off all CaliKim Seed Collections and CaliKim SmartPots with the code “indoorgarden” at Sale expires Monday, 10/28/19 midnight, PT. Join me at the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, CA on November 22-24, 2019 ( I’ll be giving some garden talks on the main stage and planting demos at the CaliKim and Smart Pots booth. The Mandarin Festival spotlights the Sierra Foothills Mandarin Oranges and attracts 35,000 people from throughout the West Coast. Everything Mandarin is the name of the game – get ready for jams, jellies, body care products, infused olive oils, BBQ sauces, live entertainment and more! Digital table of contents: 3:19 We want to meet you at the Mandarin Festival! 4:53 3 easy indoor crops 7:58 Challenge #1 Light 17:44 Challenge#2 Watering 23:53 Challenge#3 Fertilizing 32:12 Challenge #4 Pests Fall Garden, Lettuce and Microgreens Seed Collections: CaliKim 5 gallon and purple mini raised bed Smart Pots: Smart Pots fabric containers (many sizes and shapes):, 10% off with code “calikim” Vermisterra Worm Tea, Worm Castings: –, 10% off with code “calikim” Good Dirt: Potting Mix, Soil Conditioner, Plant Food:, 10% off with code “calikim10” RELATED VIDEOS: 3 Easy Grow Light Set Ups: Watering & Fertilizing Indoor Seedlings: Fungus Gnat Control: How to Grow Microgreens on a Windowsill: SUBSCRIBE: WHERE TO FIND ME: Garden Blog, Seed Shop: Instagram: Facebook Page:… Gardening Coast2Coast Facebook Group:… Pinterest: FOR BUSINESS INQUIRIES: Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsKid garden fightVegetable Gardening 101 […]



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  • encouraginghope 10 months ago

    Grateful for your channel! I’m having trouble keeping mint alive inside and my dill seems to struggle- any suggestions? I have grow lights and good soil

  • Dennis Michael Tiffany 10 months ago

    Hi guys. I am completely stumped. I have no idea where to turn for help. It seems that the internet has a different answer for my problem everywhere I look. I am completely new to gardening. And I had no idea it was as difficult as it is turning out to be. Let me explain.

    I have a 4×4 raised bed. I put in three bags of potting mix. Two bags of steer manure from Lowe’s. One bag of peat moss. And a large bag of vermiculite.

    That’s it. I got some bone meal, blood meal, and plant food as well and mixed it in a little.

    And now anything in transplant into this bed refuses to grow. The plants don’t die. They simply just don’t grow. I’m trying to grow lettuce and kale and spinach. Plants growing in regular potting soil in starter mini pots grow fine. But when I transplant into this raised bed, everything stops. As I’ve said, they don’t die, they simply seem to stop progressing.

    What is going on???

    One person I talked to suggested that I don’t have enough nitrogen in the soil. So I added bone and blood meal to the top of the soil. Someone else said that the steer manure (which Lowe’s said was composted down) had too much salt.

    Do I need to start over with an entirely new batch of soil? Someone told me that the mix should be one third compost, one third peat moss, and one third vermiculite. I am guessing that I have about these ratios in this raised bed. And yet I am having no luck.

    As I have said, the plants aren’t dying. They seem to be just stuck. No progress.

    Anyone reading this comment, can you please offer suggestions? Thank you so much.

  • PHOENIX CHILLI 10 months ago

    Great video. Many thanks.


    My fave smell is when i cut into an orange,, putting cloves into orangs for Christmas looks and smells wonderful x great Info x stay safe you guys x

  • SantaAnaRoadWildman 10 months ago

    arrrrrr I was stuck at WORK during the livestream! 🙁 We had crazy wind Sunday morning in Hollister/San Juan Bautista. Strange that it was coming from the north & not the Monterey Bay. Hello Kristy & CG! Your spacemaster CUC seeds are just what I needed since my larger earlier vines are done. Everyone stay safe from fire & wind!

  • Hamed Soufi 10 months ago

    Hi, I usually have problems starting basil indoors specially at this time of the year. after forming the 2 first leaves they stop growing and then wilt after a week.

  • Debbie Greer 10 months ago

    I’m up here in Sacramento. Can I grow basil seeds on the window sill? Love the channel❤️

  • jack rudden 10 months ago

    there are zinnias popping up all over our neighbors yard from our plants earlier in the summer. too bad its getting to cold for them to bloom. it was a jungle when they were in full bloom in august.

  • brandan rowley 10 months ago

    Hi Kim so sorry I couldn’t be there today but power just turned on

  • Patty Scancella 10 months ago

    Sorry I missed the live stream today. My class is so excited to have won the smart pot and lettuce seeds. We are eagerly awaiting Calikim’s book and can’t wait to apply the knowledge to our school garden!

  • Jeannie Scarber 10 months ago

    Thanks for mentioning having family members complaining about the number of plants or crops that are being grown inside. That might make a good topic!

  • Staci Bailey 10 months ago

    north central missouri

  • Randy DeShane 10 months ago

    The wind has been crazy up in Northern CA also.

  • Randy DeShane 10 months ago

    Sorry missed it today. I was getting prepped for my annual fishing trip up north.

  • ACE ELLIOTT Centralcoastchica 10 months ago

    Hello Miss Kim. I am experiencing the difficulty growing tomatoes myself. I have an indoor garden myself. My Jalapeno's actually have around 6 Jalapeno's growing wonderfully along with the habaneros. The green onions are taking their time on growing. The only herb I have growing is garlic chives. My living room windows face the South and have full sun around 8 hours or less. Thank you and hope you have a wonderful and blessed week..

  • CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY 10 months ago

    I'd love to meet you at the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, CA on November 22-24, 2019 (  I’ll be giving a garden talk each day of the festival on the 
    main stage and planting demos at the CaliKim and Smart Pots booth.  The Mandarin Festival spotlights the Sierra Foothills Mandarin Oranges and attracts 35,000 people from throughout the West Coast.  Everything Mandarin is the name of the game – get ready for jams, jellies, body care products, infused olive oils, BBQ sauces, a recipe contest (guess who is a judge?!), live entertainment and more! Come join myself, CameraGuy & Smart Pots at the festival and bring the whole family along for the fun! Comment below and let me know if you're going to be there!

  • Donna G 10 months ago

    I understand about wind. I've lived in a windy location since 1989. When I first moved here, I shopped at Safeway and in front of our Safeway store, there was a wind gauge which was identified as the Official Ellensburg Wind Gauge. I didn't have a camera at the time; but, the local newspaper did document it. It is funny; but, if you notice the heaviness of the chain, then you can get an idea, maybe, just how strong the wind can be. The biggest complaint that I hear from newcomers is that it is so windy.