Added by on 2015-11-14

John from goes on a field trip to The Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, FL to share with you how they grow food at the facility. In this behind-the-scenes episode you will discover how they grow year round in South Florida by using a variety of growing methods, such as sprouting seeds in water, growing sprouts in soil, container gardening, raised bed gardening and row crops. After watching this episode you will learn more about how Hippocrates is meeting part of the demand for fresh, local and organic food at their institute. Grow a lot of Food in Small Spaces with Container Gardening If you have access to a patio, balcony or deck these small spaces are great for container gardening. Although I have a larger garden I like having crops we use more often close at hand. Before you get going make sure your deck gets direct sunlight for at least part of the day. Typically the best is a deck that face South, West or East should get enough sunlight. I started gardening in containers when I first moved to Alberta. It was a great option for me as I was renting and moved from time to time. You don Related PostsDeer in the Garden eating the Beets !!! Vegetable Soup Recipe and more container gardening saladGrowing Greens Indoors During Winter, including Sprouting SeedsSpare time Gardening with Simon – Mental Health Awareness Month & The Benefits of Gardening’17Best Vegetable to Grow for Indoor Gardening & More Organic Gardening Q&AMaximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo 2012 – Best Products to Grow More, Yield MoreBeginner Balcony Food Gardening: Beans, Peppers, Scallions, Melons, More …

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  • Christian Vegan 2 years ago

    Hard, loud voice…kind of hard to listen to. A suggestion? slow down, soften up, no need to shout….gentle, and breathe. Thank you!?

  • Chris Brown 2 years ago

    Charging $18.000.00 dollars is a rip off. He preys off Canadian people because we have less help for cancer patients then in the USA. I went up and ask him a questions after his talk and he wasn't very friendly. He was very rude! When he is traveling on the road he rarely eats any RAW FOODS, mostly cook.?

  • NuUTubeBabe 2 years ago

    Somehow I knew he'd completely ignore the signs that said "Don't Touch ANYTHING!" lol?

  • Robert 2 years ago

    Up until recently, I loved Brian Clement and what he was about, till I read this article sent to me by my brother:

  • Tesseraction 2 years ago

    Ever asked yourself who's operating the camera?

  • Jardines de Alimento 2 years ago

    the old greek dude

  • Madcoollion 2 years ago

    Can u make your videos faster

  • Quantum Simmer 2 years ago

    Wtf you can eat marigold flowers?? O.o

  • Ouija Bird 2 years ago

    i used to juice buckwheat and i couldn't go out in the sun without my skin going red and burning. was quite traumatic. lol

  • Mlle Elza 2 years ago

    Greek dude! Thehehehe! XD

  • Leanne LeCheminant 2 years ago

    John I think those containers are half empty (6:15)`

  • lovepeace 2 years ago

    Thank you for the info. Take care!

  • Keyspoet27 2 years ago

    Newspapers these days use soy based inks. While not exactly healthy, they
    are not poisonous, and they break down quickly when used in planting.

  • Corpus Cal 2 years ago

    i would imagine itd be as simple as 'stepping' certain areas, aka digging into the slope to create tiers of flatland as they do in asiatic countries

  • lovepeace 2 years ago

    hi John, I wonder why u use newspaper to cover the holes on your tray. Wouldn't the poison from the ink be sucked up into the roots when watering? love this video. can't wait to watch the upcoming videos.

  • valnaples 2 years ago

    John & green friends: did you know that there will be a Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference here in Naples, FL from October 26th to 30th at the Naples Beach Hotel. You do not have to be a healthcare professional to attend. This is the innaugural conference due to the widespread interest in reversing health problems by eating whole plant foods. Just wanted to let you all know. Great video here, again, John!

  • Tc Anderson 2 years ago

    I was intrigued, but after trying 17 times to get the video to play, I've moved on…sadly.

  • Di Trac 2 years ago

    John, I've learnt so much from Growing Your Greens since I discovered the videos. Thank you!

    You should do a video on how to grow on slope gardens. I have just under half an acre of land and it's all slope… I want to convert the land to grow veggies and fruits. Any advice to grow on a slope?

  • Gladys Foster 2 years ago

    Doing all these for us for free, Thank you so much! May you live long and continue to be blessed. We need more people like you on the planet.

  • Glenda Jalgalado Cereno 2 years ago

    Hi new subscriber here, I love this video, I have started my own organic garden a week ago and I am very excited with the project. Please visit my channel (and subscribe, if you like) Thanks?

  • OhHowHappyGardener 2 years ago

    Where did you purchase your grow bags? The local big box store doesn't sell them as large as yours. The SIP's (self irrigating planters) you have are an interesting concept as well. Thanks for sharing! ?

  • val treff 2 years ago

    I love your channel especially your control testing. I have been contemplating the reusable shopping bag method and air pruning but really not convinced about polymers? leaching into the plants since they decompose fairly rapidly. Have you done testing for that? ?

  • Antonio Pachowko 2 years ago

    Why aren't you growing potatoes in grow bags as this is the way forward.

  • Growing with Joe 2 years ago

    Great ideas for container gardening. I like hearing about renters that create "growing solutions", rather than excuses. Container gardening is an ideal option for renters. I'm looking forward to the chlorine episode.?

  • scott 2 years ago

    What type of tomato did you plant when you were talking about planting them in the back? It looked like a tight space.?

  • How to Grow a Garden with Scarlett Damen 2 years ago

    Hi Steve, great tip about the mint. It is true that if left to its own devices mint will definitely take over the garden in no time. However if you can keep it under control mini is good companion plant to cabbage and tomatoes, improving both the taste and health of these plants. Mint also deters aphid, the white cabbage fly and the black tea beetle and in large quantities rats and mice. (but not rabbits – my long eared snuggly friends love to eat as much mint as they can sink their little teeth into.)
    Happy Gardening,

  • Pople BackyardFarm 2 years ago

    thumbs up :)?

  • Marty Block 2 years ago

    0:18 only in the northern hemisphere!?

  • Elyse Joseph 2 years ago

    Really nice Stephen! I put my fig tree in my unheated garage in winter and it does great…unless somebody forgets to close the garage door at -30 :D?

  • Foodie Laura 2 years ago

    The wicking bed is a great idea, you break everything down in a really nice informative way.?

  • Shinintendo 2 years ago

    Oh nice subject for next time 🙂 I was wondering about it myself, does chlorine kills beneficent bacteria, and if so is there a percentage it's safe to use… and how long do I need to leave the water outside to let it evaporate.?

  • The Abled Gardener 2 years ago

    Nice video Stephan, I saw your fig trees and wondered if you

  • tolga erok 2 years ago

    Good video. I used fabric shopping bags for my capsicums and the results were amazing.

    I strongly recommend using some sort of self watering mechanism for the containers as they definitely dry out FAST. I found larry halls self watering rain gutter system performed exceptionally well.

    Keep us updated on your chlorine research?

  • RobBobs Backyard Farming 2 years ago

    Nice looking potted garden Stephen.. Do you treat rosemary as an annual there or is it one that over winters OK ??

  • TheItalian Garden 2 years ago

    i really need to make a few wicking containers for tomatoes. they are very hard to keep watered some times during the hot seasons which extends here from late may to late august.?