Added by on 2017-11-03

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Thirty two weeks ago I launched Homestead Brooklyn’s Plant One On Me, an informal question-and-answer series on all your green home and gardening tips. Questions get sent in via here—below the videos, on Instagram @homesteadbrooklyn #PlantOneOnMe, or Facebook @summerrayneoakes and @homesteadbrooklyn. Today marks not only a new episode of Plant One On Me—but a new type of episode: FIELD TRIPS! After doing a couple episodes on succulents, I got a few queries about cacti, so instead of me talking about cacti, I thought I’d go to the source and visit my friend Richard’s cacti and succulent greenhouse. Even though he’s semi-retired, Richard shows off his full-of-character cacti every Saturday (during the warm season) at the McCarren Park Greenmarket. If you see him—be sure to stop by, say “hi” and get a cool cacti from him. In this episode, he tours us around his greenhouse, gives us the major cacti care tips, and even belts out some tunes. If you like this episode and the others, then be sure to “subscribe” to this channel—and if you’re interested in getting more good green and garden tips, follow along on and on my blog, Ciao for now! (Until next week). Video Rating: / 5


  • hanzifaction 4 months ago

    This guy is awesome! He's the catcus whisper

  • Badhon Ebrahim 4 months ago

    ok w8…. what the fuck was that? and why is it moving? 0:51

  • Brett L-M 4 months ago

    This was a great episode. Would love to see more field trip episodes in the future. Thanks Richard for all the wonderful information

  • Cucurbisicyos 4 months ago

    So cacti are Circadian.

  • Carmen Robles 4 months ago

    where did you get the blue bag??

  • Dawn Pleasant 4 months ago

    His singing was so soothing and his cacti collection is fantastic.

  • Christine Grimmond 4 months ago

    This is SO useful! I just started following! Thank you for labelling your episodes!!

  • Anita Lee-Yu 4 months ago

    Great tours.. beautiful man indeed

  • TheTimeForChange44 4 months ago

    Thank you for this! Highly informative!!!

  • more of this guy

  • Hank's Cactus 4 months ago

    WOW, thanks for sharing! Great video… ^^

  • Furcas 4 months ago

    Where do you find your pods? I just have 5 plants and can't find any pods that fit. 🙂

  • you are so beautiful.

  • И в шутку,и всерьез 4 months ago

    Very interesting

  • Leslie Escorcia 4 months ago

    Was he eating nopales? I love them!

  • jessedog71 4 months ago

    Hey Summer,  you captured my father's spirit beautifully…thank you! 🙂 and just so people know…they can also come to the Ft. Greene Farmers Market on saturdays to get their cactus fix…being the son of a cactus farmer…i am certainly not the Cactus Master that my pops is!, but many tricks of the trade have rubbed off 🙂 also, if you'd like to sample any music that i made on an album that was inspired by being the son of a cactus farmer you can check it out here:  thanks again!  i liked hearing about your chicken from my mom…when my brother and i were young we used to walk around those same greenhouses with our 2 chickens…Bullet & Chicken-Face! 🙂

  • Jean C 4 months ago

    Wow, this was fun! Richard knows is seriously knowledgeable and explains everything so clearly. Visiting with him and his family of cacti and succulents was surely a beyond fabulous experience (Yiddish folk opera singing = Bonus!). Thanks so much for sharing and taking us along on the field trip. 🙂

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