In our ever expanding raised bed gardeing projects, we’re expanding our north garden area and prepping the area for 4 more 4′ x 10′ raised beds. Now that all the materials have been delivered it’s time to build and install our new raised beds. Take a peek at what we accomplished in 6 hours moving over 9,000 pounds of soil, humus, peat moss, and course gravel.
Learn why square foot gardens require less work with expert gardening tips in this free video clip on growing grid gardens. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Contact: Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner
The outdoor gardens at Simply Succulents® greenhouse and nursery in Cable, Wisconsin is where you’ll find our latest piece of creative garden “art”…a refurbished old outhouse! We gave this vintage throne a special re-roofing job featuring our succulent plants. The roof was refurbished and reworked to hold a bed of sphagnum moss harvested right here on our property. The succulents were bedded in the sphagnum moss and a hose was snaked through the moss to deliver water to the plants when needed. We tied down the moss with line and planted with our hardy succulent plants including sempervivum and sedums. We love sharing creative gardening and planting ideas for our collections of hardy succulent plants. They are some many uses for these versatile plants. We inv
John from goes on a field trip outside Portland, Oregon to visit one amazing Urban Permaculture Food Forest Garden. In this episode, John will share just some of the techniques and unique edible plants that are being grown in this permaculture garden. You will learn about the edible Impatiens balfourii… aka Poor Man’s Orchid which explode when you touch them and so much more
Fruit seeds can be grown into trees by planting the seed during any time of year, but the seed will only generate sprouts with enough heat and water. Keep a freshly planted fruit seed warm and moist with helpful information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on growing food. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is a third-generation flower grower and sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Washington. She is the owner of vanveenbulbs.com and has sold flower bulbs for more than 15 years. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner
Last October 2011 Rodney Ingersoll designed and built a simple Aquaponics trial plot in the backyard using his new Koi fish pond. Since that time he has added a 1000 lt Silver Perch tank, biological filter, tested 3 different aquaponic systems to increase yield productivity and supplying the neighbours and his family with fresh organic produce on demand. This video tracks the changes and highlights the growth of his system to date. Rod makes a point to share his experiences with his children who at a young age already understand organic vegetable production, food webs and the need to live more sustainably. Our kids grab the camera at times and film each other discussing dads system in detail. Aquaponics is a sustainable, closed-loop farming system where fish waste is used to grow agricul
Over Victoria Day Weekend we did some work around the yard and in the greenhouse. We added mulch to the pathways between the raised beds in the greenhouse. Most of the plants in the greenhouse have grown really well over the last few days but we do have some problems with a gopher feasting on some things like our broccoli.