Added by on 2016-12-07

I know this was from last year but I kept forgetting to post this on YouTube. Hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas! Twitter: Tumblr: John from takes you on a field trip to Phoenix, Arizona to the home of Jake Mace where you will learn the top 12 fruit trees that can thrive in the desert with little care. In this episode, you will discover the garden of eating that Jake Mace has created at his standard residential tract home in Phoenix, Arizona. You will get a tour of his edible food forest garden and learn about the 12 most important desert adapted fruit trees you can grow. Besides some of the most desert acclimated fruit trees, you will learn about some of the more tropical fruits that Jake is growing in the form of “extra credit”. You will also discover a few of the most important practices you must do to ensure your success growing fruit trees in the desert or other hot, dry, arid climate zone. Finally at the end of this episode, John will interview Jake about some of these desert adapted fruit trees as well as talk about some good vegetables to grow in the heat. You will also learn about water and water conservation and how you can save more water growing your own food and eating lower on the food chain. After watching this episode, you will have a better understanding of the best fruit trees to grow in the desert and how to make changes in your life to leave a lesser foot print on the planet. Subscribe to Growing Your Greens for more videos like this: Follow John on Instagram: Watch all 1100+ GrowingYourGreens Episodes at: Talk to John for 10 minutes […]

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  • Aaliyah Khim 1 year ago

    Nice video that's how everyone front and back yard should look like love it

  • Regina Andelt 1 year ago

    I' like watching, but sometime's your annoying.

  • Ernie Zamora 1 year ago

    im building a bed 48 by 22 raise beb i habe raisebed potting soil and peat moss compost ,,,,tha potting mix is frm the brand kellogs but a garden gyuy told me the that. brand kellogs is going to burn the plant because it has manure …can syou send me type of soil can i use …or if i need any types of rocks on the bottom thank you so much guys

  • Perry .Tack Tick 1 year ago

    i can't believe the backdrop is real and not just a green screen at 48:00. way to landscape.

  • Bernadette Bailey 1 year ago

    Get to the point, please!

  • Bernadette Bailey 1 year ago

    Love lawns — better than dust from rocks that you inhale!

  • Amna Al Hawaj 1 year ago

    You're crazy. I like you.

  • Dragonfly 1 year ago

    Learn Organic Gardening
    Can I grown crabapple in north Las Vegas Nevada?

  • Tilia Hernandez 1 year ago

    This man is like a giant kid.
    I LOVE his enthusiasm and whack energy.
    keep it UP laddie. You're my favorite garden guy…:)

  • itsme vea 1 year ago

    you eat a malungay.. it also the leaves use for small wounds

  • Lee Plays 1 year ago

    Does it eat TAGS ON skin?

  • Lee Plays 1 year ago

    You are Native…right!!!

  • Faybrian Hernandez 1 year ago

    You gotta carry a knife ma man.

  • David Toh 1 year ago

    pls take note that pink peppercorn is a type of nut, people who is allergy to nuts should avoid that.

  • GOH BOMBA 1 year ago

    Thank for your videos

  • Becky Garcia 1 year ago

    Wood chips, Roaches love to live in them

  • Ellen Maisen 1 year ago

    Thanks to Jake for all of his excellent work putting together this food forest. Your plants look so healthy! Thanks for the insights about water use, very important. Vegan diet may be the most effective solution in the future as we increase our population on the planet. "Grow Your Greens" programs are inspiring and fun, really loved this tour!

  • Chris 1 year ago

    Thanks for taking the time to make this video, it's very informative about hardy fruit trees. I already grow some of the trees mentioned, but Jujube and Brazillian Red Pepper are new ones to me. So I'll be giving those a shot.

    You lost me however, with the comparison between Vegan and meat food consumables. Being Vegan doesn't make for better water efficiency with food production. It's changing the growing system from Big Ag, to backyard – or locally sourced food. If you manure your vegetables and trees like most people do, then you're borrowing the water which helped sustain the animals who produced it. Which is the way nature designed the animals and plants to co-exist together, for mutual benefit.

    Being Vegan as opposed to omnivorous, validates comment on the growing systems of the backyard of Vegans. But as omnivores who are also part of the population, the same rule applies to growing meat in your back yard, or sourcing it locally. So it's not about any kind of diet we choose to adopt, rather, how we choose to interact with the growing systems which feed us.

  • Agaperion Rex 1 year ago

    The best compromise between pond and pool is a "natural pool", which is essentially a swimming pond with a special area of plants which filter the water.

  • Agaperion Rex 1 year ago

    Please do your research before planting mesquite trees; several species propagate very vigorously and are not as palatable. I recommend honey mesquite.