Ruth Stout’s Garden; Part 1 of 3

Part 1 of 3. Famous gardener Ruth Stout shows her coveted secrets, and interesting stories of her life. Having never followed society’s conformity, her gardening techniques are likewise very unique. Quite possibly the simplest way to garden, with no digging, composting, tilling or fertilizing. A video both entertaining and informative.

Duration : 0:9:30

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Building Mom’s garden (2nd upload!)

I agreed to build my Mom a garden this year for Mothers Day.

So I utilized both sheet mulching methods and again, incorporated ideas from the “lasagna gardening” concept.

The cool thing about this sort of garden is that while initial input is great, it will be self sustaining and will require only very little maintenance in the years to come.

Not to mention, it is going to be prime for this sort of climate with water issues!

So, if you haven’t already noticed, I’m quite obsessed with mulching.I have my reasons,
1. is water
2. is that I’m trying to create a habitat that is conducive towards beneficial microbes and insects which are in fact going to be doing the work of maintaining high quality soil for my plants.

There is a misconception that fertilizers are what cause your plants to grow. In fact, there is a symbiotic relationship present between the insects and microbes and fungus and plants, they are all interconnected and share with one another the benefits of each others toil. So you want to encourage their growth and proliferation!

Mulch gives them a refuge from the harsh rays of the sun, and allows them to work during the day. Biofilm’s are matrix like structures built from the living processes of bacteria. These have the ability to transform a soil’s PH and increase it’s water retaining capabilities. It is all so very fascinating!
Mulch is also food for microorganisms and insects and fungi. The Earth worms often visit the surface of the soil in an attempt to forage for organic matter which is in part a large portion of their diet.
In doing so, they constantly aerate and till the soil for you! But they aren’t going to be doing that sort of work unless they have incentive, (i.e. Food and Shelter) so, you provide them with both and walla! Micro-tillers do the sort of work your rototiller will never get done.

Duration : 0:7:4

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Survival Gardening Part 1 peak oil, food storage, TSHTF

In a new series of video we discuss and will show methods of gardening “when it counts.” The first 3 short videos detail some of the pitfalls and perils to the common survival/preparedness thinking of “when my storage food runs out I’ll just grow a garden.” Intermixed throughout the first three videos are also invaluable tips on gardening and food production for the homestead, survival retreat or backyard in suburbia. The first step in planning to truly grow your own food is to recognize the factors working AGAINST you, so you can plan accordingly. If your interested in being able to feed yourself from your own labor either now or after an economic collapse, peak oil, etc. then you should view these video.

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Survival Gardening Basics Part 1

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Keith’s Garden – Huerta

Growing food is really amazing. The power of a seed! When I started I was following the Biodynamic/French intensive method which really made me understand that Natural Farming is the best way. Nature grow plants not humans and I like this no-till, seemingly chaotic gardening. Masanobu Fukuoka is my hero. Please look him up. Gardening is a life path, go back to the non-changing center, nature. Contact me if you’re interested in what I’m doing, especially if you’re interested in the methods of Fukuoka, Ruth Stout, Robert Hart (forest gardening), or Permaculture. I would like to focus more on trees, but that’ll have to wait until I have my own land. Contactame si le interesa lo que estoy haciendo, agricultura natural como Fukuoka. keithintucson@hotmail.com

Duration : 0:2:28

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Garden Girl TV: Vertical Gardening One(How to Grow Vertically)

Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you techniques to get more out of limited landspace, by growing up.

Check out her website at http://www.gardengirltv.com
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Vertical Gardening Part 1

As urban gardeners, we have a limited amount of space to grow our vegetables and flowers. What I have done is I have employed verticle gardening.

Right here as you can see, I have a variety of different cucumber plants. Now, a cucumber is vining crop, which means that with vertical support like this one, you can train it to grow up and the fruit,

Take a look right here, can grow perfectly fine on the vine.

Different types of crops that work well in a vertical garden are watermelon and pumpkin. Let us go take a look.

Here, as you can see, my pumpkin plants are thriving. Pumpkin plants are also vining crops. Now, in the country, where you have a lot of space, you can just let this grow along the ground, but here in a city environment, we do not have all that space.

So, what I have done here is, I put together a dog kennel. This is actually really nifty. It is exactly 4 x 4 so it fits perfectly in your raise beds. And, these vines just slough on themselves eventually. You do not have to continuously train them.

Okay, so you can go vining crops on vertical supports, but there are other types of plants that also need support like my heirloom tomatoes here, this are Tiffin Mennonite tomatoes, and it grows to be a huge plant.

So what I have done is I have installed this vertical support where the plant has basically grown through the vertical support. I do not even have to train it through; it is growing through on its own.

I have my garden pea. These garden peas have pretty much attached on this vertical support on their own, and as you can see, I have a bunch of pea pods growing through. Let me show you how to build one of this, it is really super easy.

(Demo)

Great, this is nice and sturdy. And, all I have to do is unscrew it from the raise bed and move it anywhere I need it.

I am Patti the Garden Girl, thanks for watching.

Duration : 0:2:48

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