Added by on 2018-08-01

Gardening is passed down from generation to generation, so you probably pick up tips and inspiration everywhere you can. Have you ever wondered where all the big garden breakthroughs come from?  How do best practices become *BEST* practices? It’s probably not what you think. I’ll give you a hint… master gardeners have a lot to learn from beginners! For more garden tips: GrowYourOwnVegetables.org Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHow to Successfully Grow Potatoes – Organic Vegetable GardeningOrganic vegetable gardening: Week 1 – AsparagusOrganic Vegetable Gardening For BeginnersRaised Bed Organic Vegetable Gardening Planting With Deep Soil: Summer GardensHow To Plant Tomatoes & Peppers into Raised Bed Vegetable Garden in Arizona – Organic Gardening TipsOrganic Container Vegetable Gardening for Beginners from William Moss

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  • Mike Galacino 1 month ago

    I had a problem with stink bugs attacking tomatoes making a mess of the fruit. Since many stink bugs feed during cooler hours and travel down the plants to hide out in the soil in the hottest part of the day, I put a thick layer of compost at the base of each plant. It seems stink bugs are no longer attracted to my compost treated plants. Try it, there's nothing to lose.

  • Tracy Herriott 1 month ago

    I used to live in the Arizona desert, and had to keep many plants in pots on my patio. This of course means they needed lots of water and more nutrients than plants that live in the earth. One thing I did that I think kept them healthy was to empty any nutrient rich "waste water" I had into the pots. This would include the water from our pet fish's bowl when I was cleaning it out, the initial rinse water from the blender when I made my fruit and veggie smoothies, and the water from my steamer pot if I steamed veggies for dinner.

  • Liz Brain 1 month ago

    Diatomatious Earth works for me. I also have box turtles that LOVE slugs!

  • Jackie Horsley 1 month ago

    Stacey you did bring up a good point of course I have never tried doing something so unusual like that before in my garden but I am willing to try something new when I start having problems

  • Nikki Dearolf 1 month ago

    I actually tried something new with my seed starts this year. I mixed some of the dirt out of my dog pen into the other soil I had. So instead of worm poop I’m using puppies poop. Well no actual poop was in the soil. It had already all broken down. So far everything is really growing nicely.

  • Nancy Allison 1 month ago

    I am a newbie at red wiggler worm raising. They are going really great at multiplying. I have read (google search) that the liquid that runs out of the bottom of my bin which I collect is NOT considered worm tea. Those sites said that liquid can contain toxins and don't use it in your eatable plants. My friend who started me in wormie raising uses the liquid and swears by it. My garden this year will be my first year. I don't want to kill everything off. Please comment on what you think about this naturally draining liquid. I did read that soaking worm compost in a 5 gallon bucket yields what THEY called worm tea. Confused! to say the least. Thanks

  • Linda Listing 1 month ago

    This year's experiment involves comparing three different years of tomato seed. They are all Purple Cherokee Heirloom tomatoes. One is the original seed from 2015, the second is from 2017, my first attempt at seed saving, and the third is 2018 which I forgot about and left outside all winter in water. We'll see what happens.

  • Sunni Green 1 month ago

    Well last year I had an abundance of slugs
    They got so big! They were leopard slugs some 8-10 inches long
    I tried removing them with my hands but they seem to just have propagated too fast I placed out some pennies but they ate my cabbage anyway

    Any other tips for those pesky pests?
    Thank you
    I love your videos!

  • Michael Warren 1 month ago

    I thought I would share a recent discovery I made regarding Worm Tea which is the main fertilizer for my LARGE Patio Garden, since your video repeatedly mentioned trying new things. So, I recycle my Kitchen vegetative waste through my worm bin, a 27 gallon rectangular tote. So, I pour about 5 gallons of water daily through the worm bin and collect the runoff which is my version of worm tea. But this year I planted A LOT of Comfrey from roots and crowns, about 20 plants and ended up with an overabundance of Comfrey Leaves beyond what I needed for making Comfrey Salve. Since my bucket of Worm Tea was just sitting there, I decided to add the excess Comfrey Leaves. I chopped up about 10 leaves and let it sit overnight. Next day, they were softening so I sprayed them with a powerful jet of water till the bucket was full. After doing this daily, after about 4 days, the Comfrey Leaves had turned to mush and dissolved doubling or tripling both the amount and POWER of my liquid fertilizer. And Comfrey grows so easily and quickly, using this method gives unlimited amounts of Free and Natural and Organic Fertilizer. Let me hear from you guys on this…Enjoy!

  • Kami McBride 1 month ago

    I love what you are saying here!

  • createdbooks 1 month ago

    I tried something that worked a couple years ago! Maybe this is already a thing, but I've still never heard of anyone doing it. I knew that to grow stronger tomato plants, you're supposed to bury most of your potted starter tomato, leaving just the top leaves above ground when you plant it out in the garden. I'm really bad at starting things from seed (we're in an arid climate, and they dry out REALLY fast here), but I wanted more tomato plants, so I thought, "I wonder if I can cut a branch of this tomato and bury it like a new plant?" I tried it, and it does, indeed, work! I have had several tomatoes in my garden started this way, and just started a new one this spring.