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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits a viewers backyard garden in Las Vegas, Nevada to share with you the best fruits and vegetables he is growing in the 100+ degree hot summer. In this episode, John will take you on a tour of Chris Alexander’s backyard garden to share with you how he is growing food in the desert southwest. You will learn how Chris turned his entire backyard into a food forest by growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. You will see how he has his backyard planned out to include spaces for fruit trees, fruit bushes, vining fruits, and an area for raised bed gardening. You will discover how he filters the city water before it is used in his garden and how he used wood chips to mulch his backyard fruit tree orchard to conserve water. You will also discover how he is using clay pots known as an oya to conserve water an get his fruit trees water. John will take you on a tour of the raised bed vegetable garden, and show you bed-by-bed what Chris planted this summer and also how it did for him. You will learn some of the best producing tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers, fruit trees and more. You will also learn about some of the crops that did not perform so well. Finally, After the garden tour, John will sit down with Chris and ask him the following questions: 25:14 Interview with Chris starts 25:45 Why did you start gardening in Las Vegas? 27:04 What are the biggest challenges you have had growing in Las Vegas? 28:25 What are the top 2 tomatoes to grow in Las Vegas? 29:38 What are the top peppers you grew this year in […]

19 Comments

  • OmgKittys78 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for these Las Vegas shows I really appreciate it. Helps a lot in my garden. Wouldn't mind visiting Chris's garden. I'm surprised he doesn't grow okra. They do really well here in Henderson/LV. The Armenian cucumbers are awesome. I've pickled the bigger ones. Very good taste. Peppers do well for me too. I hate that we can't grow big tomatoes. The smaller ones do well but have that grape texture. Watermelon do well also but I'm looking for smaller ones. I've tried growing shisho and eggplant but can't for some reason. People laugh at my desert garden but I enjoy learning and spending time in it. Glad Chris is showing that it's possible. Would be nice to see his garden in the spring time.

  • peter8488 3 weeks ago

    Say John I live in the high desert (Victorville, Ca), zone 8B -9A, my issue is moths that eat the plants and springtails, I don't know how to deal with them except to do a planter off the ground and nets, besides that I'm quite discouraged by my plants getting eaten by bugs and birds.

  • Growing your health 3 weeks ago

    Also found mulberry on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0147QKKMK grows good in hot climate like Florida.

  • Growing your health 3 weeks ago

    I found longevity spinach here http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M4PTJF6

  • Craig Hawkins 3 weeks ago

    Hi John I had a Stroke just over5 years ago which left me with several disabilities so keeping up an edible garden is not easy. It’d be great if you could come and help out with establishing an urban farm down here in Adelaide , South Australia with this 58 year old man.

  • mewendy1 3 weeks ago

    If you want to open compost in a dry environment, I suggest you put ur pile in the shade & cover it with a tarp after it's watered to slow evaporation. Also, I put kitchen waste in the freezer then add it frozen to the pile, it will be wetter & mushier & break down quickly, even in a drier pile. I live in Texas, so probably not quite as dry as desert living.

  • Vernon Couch 3 weeks ago

    No no

  • Vernon Couch 3 weeks ago

    I think you should be host

  • Michael Hammer 3 weeks ago

    Can you do a video on permacuture gardening? I would really like to hear your take on the subject!

  • c del 3 weeks ago

    John, I think you'll appreciate this video – https://youtu.be/T112cNgGiGY.

  • SANDMAN1996SS 3 weeks ago

    Do you sell Moringa, Angelica Keiskei, and Gynura Procumben seeds????

  • Phoenix Errlybird 3 weeks ago

    If only he could have a cannabis plant back there. For juicing of course…

  • Well Prepped Pantry 3 weeks ago

    Looks great

  • sremik 3 weeks ago

    John I am so poor that I can't afford good soil :/

  • SHOAIB ANSARI 3 weeks ago

    2:00 pause n find an owl! :p

  • Patti Hayden 3 weeks ago

    Star nursery compost is aweful my tomato plants turned purple till I emended my soil with worm casting, azomite, my compost, coconut coir, epsom salt and organic liquid kelp

  • Patti Hayden 3 weeks ago

    Nice garden

  • jnprfilms 3 weeks ago

    Good work

  • Patti Hayden 3 weeks ago

    Hey John come visit my garden in South Las Vegas. I have nothing like that but my tomatoes are enormous

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