John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to South Florida to learn about what Bruce is growing in his standard residential suburban home. He is growing trees and shrubs in the front yard and vegetables and even more trees in the back yard. Learn about growing in grow boxes made out of sterilite storage bins and learn more about moringa.
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Growing Food in South Florida – Vegetable Garden in Grow Boxes and Moringa Trees

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  • Ripsaw Blitz
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    Moringa…truly a miracle tree and a super food. Check out the "miracle fruit" (not the moringa tree, but amazing)

  • Flindo BK
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    I live in North Port, one hour from ft myers. I start to plant fruit. I have manggo, Guava, Promagrate, papaya, lots of small plant chili, lemon grass, tapioka and plan to plant moringa and maybe dragon fuit.

  • Nix Lam
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    I've never grow any big trees, but I do have some chili trees, tiny oranges, orchids, cactus and some air plants.

  • Tim Huffman
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    I'm in Lehigh Acres Florida (about 20-30 minutes away from Echo in Ft. Myers) .. I've been in the process of turning my backyard into an organic food garden. I've made about 7 raised beds so far. I have a Tommy Atkins Mango tree, a Loquat tree, a Florida Prince Peach tree, a Papaya tree, and a Grumichama tree… I still have lots of room for a few Banana trees and Moringa trees too…. I'm only on my 2nd year of gardening, so it's been an extremely excellent learning experience

  • Spill Burg
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    I have more than 40 baby moringa trees growing in a big deep pot 2' diameter 3' deep.  Is this a bad idea?  biggest one is about 9 inches so far.
      *update* they are doing great in my big pots from homey depot.  about 1-1/2 feet tall now from seeds.

  • fritter51
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    Check out Larry Hall on YouTube. Has great system using rain gutters and buckets and grow bags (the blue bags from Wal-Mart).

  • t dub
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    thats my first thought, i don't know about earthbox forum, but there are plenty of videos on here showing how to do same design(and many others), its funny shes charging 17$ for PDF file and say don't print it out because its copyright. i hope shes/they shapes up their business thats open to troubles. lets see, stole other people ideal claimed it yours, steal John Video since all other videos about earthbox is actually showing how how to make one. more like rip off farm

  • t dub
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    that grow box, how do i make it. i know theres dozen edus on here, but i want to know that certain design for the one in the video

  • TheFishGuy86
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    i just planted my first moringa tree from benders grove here in florida and ive noticed that some of the bottom part of the six foot tree is turning yellow. why? and what should i do about it????

  • Steven Scott
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    I started them indoors under grow lights, then set them outside for the summer. They flowered, but didn't last very long.

  • NotWatching666999
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    It makes me sad that Funkey Chicken farm is getting credit for these Earth Boxes. 🙁 She was just a member on an Earthbox forum. What she is doing is great helping more people grow in an easy way. She is really capitalizing on free knowledge but its the service of bringing it to you that you are paying for. She is even selling heirloom seeds she harvest herself, which is also great. I use to grow the Rozelle but lost it over time. Id love to get some seeds again.

  • MrandMissConverted
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    @growingyourgreens Thanks for the post about moringa. Had never heard about them previously. When I wanted to order seeds, there were 2 types: moringa oleifera and moringa stenopetala. What is the difference?

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