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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Cowboy Trail Farms to share with you how they are growing fruits, vegetables and even fish sucessfully in the Las Vegas Desert. Many people believe you can’t grow in the desert. In this video you will learn some of the techniques that can assure your sucess if you garden in the desert or other places. Finally you will learn about the aquaponics they have growing to grow fish and food. Video Rating: / 5

20 Comments

  • Regina Re 3 years ago

    with every video you make I learn much more and more… Thank you so much. greetings and best wishes from Saudi Arabia.

  • Tudor Georgescu 3 years ago

     Hi! Have you heard the talk about – zrumplina diy aquaponics (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? Ive seen some awesome things about it and my auntie grew cool fruits with it. 

  • Brenda R. Barnett 3 years ago

    I've down on paper the comprehensive Do it yourself aquaponics system that all beginner can simply follow.

  • growownfood 3 years ago

    When you look at aquaponics systems that are all ready built the prices can scare you.

  • RupertofOZ 3 years ago

    Yeah, the plant growth is very ordinary…. :D

  • RupertofOZ 3 years ago

    Please don't inflict your second rate e-book rubbish on aquaponics

  • Jamie Holland 3 years ago

    You don't often associate farming with Las Vegas… cool concept! 

  • blossomingpetunia 3 years ago

    One thing that I've found (I live in Vegas too) is that if you constantly use the cilantro, cutting a little off here and a little off there, is that it lasts longer. But once it gets above 100 mine goes to flower in a hurry.
    

  • Nicholas Brown 3 years ago

    Bullhonkey!!! lol
    

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 3 years ago

    Cilantro bolts easily in hot weather. Try growing culantro. Its a tropical green that tastes very similiar to cilantro and grows in the heat.
    

  • rannygrash 3 years ago

    I'm interested in the success these guys have had with cilantro. This is my favorite herb but I just can't seem to grow it here in summer without it reaching for the sky. I've wondered how it would go in shade and I'm definitely going to give it a try now. It's a key ingredient in Thai food and those guys put up with some heat. Perhaps shade is the secret.

  • rannygrash 3 years ago

    This is encouraging. I'm growing in an arid environment in Australia. Basil grows like crazy here. Lots of pesto. It never complains. With the heat all you need to do is get the nutrients and water into the beds and get busy very quickly. Absolutely agree about shade with the solanums. In open ground they just burn at the peak temperature times. This seems to go against the advice you get in gardening literature but you really need some shade on them in a super hot, peak temperature environment.

  • Karan Sidhu 3 years ago

    You should have covered the other tropics, papayas are boring

  • Clicklc1500 3 years ago

    Most fish wouldn't mind a higher alkaline water (to an extent). Its the plants that suffer. They prefer slightly acid so its a fine line to keep both happy. Between 6.2 and 7 is prime for a system. 

  • Jefferdaughter 3 years ago

    Concrete may also contain substances we don't want leaching into water that goes on our food, or that could end up in the fish we eat. Fly ash from coal-fired electric generators typically contains significant amounts of toxic materials like: mercury, arsenic & cadmium (better in concrete than the air, but for growing food, or storing potable water?). Formaldehye-containing compounds are used to increase the 'plasticity' of the concrete mix. Things to consider when using concrete. 

  • faeriegardener84 3 years ago

    John, have you ever watched the "Greening The Desert" videos on youtube? It's FANTASTIC! I know you are a busy guy, but I also know you'll be amazed if you take the time to watch these videos :)

  • glockman1727ak47 3 years ago

    man oh man doing it in Vegas! I got get it going! Plan it up now. 

  • Walter Johnson 3 years ago

    Dude… you said "Bull Honkey" – 5:53
    That was hilarious… I had 6th grade flash-backs. Thanks for keepin' in real !!

  • mikemorrison281 3 years ago

    I'm sure there are several varieties of native cichlids like sunfish and bluegill that are legal and would actually do well in hard alkaline water.
    

  • mikemorrison281 3 years ago

    that makes sense, but ammonia shouldn't be a problem if the system is properly cycled…I could see removing solids sort of, but that's a very small filter for that size of a tank just for solids.
    

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