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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote John of http://www.growingyourgreens.com visits Leslie Doyle, a Desert Vegetable Gardening Expert in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn some tips of growing in the Desert and the Southwest Video Rating: / 5

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  • Garden Sheds Kent 2 years ago

    I can imagine how edible plants can grow bountifully in the dessert. For I have known, dessert is dry land and only limited plants can live in it. You've really proven ourselves wrong. Hence, vegetable garden is not just for good lands and accurate for gardening but it is also applicable in dessert. This is very amazing! Keep it up!?

  • BillyBones139 2 years ago

    @phantomcreamer
    Do you live in a desert environment? The ground is too hard, filled with caliche.

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 2 years ago

    This can be a contriversal subject. I do believe with using human waste (sewage) as a fertilizer source. People use cow shit all the time to fertilize their garden. The problem I have with composted human waste is the chemicals that may be contained in there due to prescription drugs, etc. Overall, I encourage people to grow in the best soil they can afford. I would agree, that its better to grow your own food with Leslies organic mix than to purchase organic or even convetional produce.

  • Kat Duvall 2 years ago
  • Joseph Lorentzen 2 years ago

    It is easier to block some of the desert weeds from entering a raised bed even here in the desert. Lowing the beds might help with some water harvesting, but with only 7 inches of rain a year the opportunities are few and far between. Also, the weeds tend to put their roots deep and will take the opportunity to sprout if the roots find free air and sunlight. Do your water harvesting off your roof and raise your beds…0

  • junglemamas 2 years ago

    digging into solid rock can be rather difficult!

  • btigtime2 2 years ago

    we are getting ready to wipe up our front yard and put in an herb garden, cool video

  • 4007fairview 2 years ago

    Thank you John. I've emailed Dorothy and asked to be put on her mailing list. We live in the desert of SE Washington, so this wil be great.

    You're a busy guy aren't you!

    Debbie *

  • Necrowitch 2 years ago

    wow! thats helpful since I'm living were it is pretty desert like o_o

  • phantomcreamer 2 years ago

    I don't think raised beds should be used in the desert environment. Instead I think people should dig into the ground and have raised pathways in order to maximize water harvesting.

  • Ronnie & Minh 2 years ago

    Cool. We will have fun! Minh will make you some great food.

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 2 years ago

    Hi Ronnie, I didn't forget about you.. Im planning on contacting you and visiting when Im out in Las Vegas for more than a few days when I? can come out and visit. 🙂