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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Growing Greens In The Desert Heat! Steadfast Instagram @steadfastfarm. Come to the workshop! Subscribe: | Follow my IG: @greencityacres Watch more from Curtis Stone : UPCOMING ON-FARM WORKSHOPS: Feb 26-Mar 2, 2018 – Arizona tickets: June 18-22, 2018 – Hemmingford, QC: July 14, 2018 – Sweden: July 19-22, 2018 – Sweden: Buy the book here: Curtis’ website: Curtis’ Gear List: Support through Patreon: DONATE TO THE SHOW!! – – – Donate any amount – Follow Curtis Stone: Watch More Curtis Stone: How To: Vlogs: Insights From Pros: Equipment & Set-ups: Q&A: Crop Videos: About Urban Farmer Curtis Stone: Curtis Stone runs a commercial urban farm called Green City Acres out of Kelowna, BC, Canada. His mission is to show others how they can grow a lot of food on small plots of land and make a living from it. Using DIY and simple infrastructure, one can earn a significant living from their own back yard or someone else’s. ___ FARM EQUIPMENT I USE: Everything in one place: Paper Pot Transplanter: Caterpillar tunnel: Quick Cut Greens Harvester: Knife and Tool Sharpener: Jang Seeder: Row Bags: Insect Netting: The Coolbot | off!: ___ Music by: The Muse Maker – Video Rating: / 5


  • JIMKOR 3 weeks ago

    Could you possibly include what heat tolerant varieties you grew

  • CD NAIRN 3 weeks ago


  • Freedom USA 3 weeks ago

    Lettuce grows very well in straight up shade in desert climates. Weeds grow well in purely shade, lettuce does too. Snip & eat iceburg lettuce before it tries to make a head, it's delicious.

  • John Klassen 3 weeks ago

    If you can't growing everything in the summer heat, or in winter, what do you do to keep the restaurant happy

  • Clint Dehner 3 weeks ago

    I was so excited to hear you were coming to AZ I was for sure going to go to your workshop, then I saw the price … oof

  • Thanks for the videos. They really are inspiring. Just stopped by the gilbert farmers market yesterday and bought a few items from Steadfast farms. Great quality and delicous! Keep up the great work. Hopefully next time you're in town I can attend your workshop. I currently have a microgreen kit arriving this week and started my garden. With 6 kids hopefully this can be a more cost effective and healthier way to eat and for us to learn. Thanks again for your videos! Keep it up!

  • Rodrigo Garcia 3 weeks ago

    I will try this out to grow green in córdoba argentina in the summer, great idea!!! Tkx Curtis

  • MrEnergyCzar 3 weeks ago

    How close is the Southwest from running out of water? What's the back-up plan?

  • Robert Rupar 3 weeks ago

    Great information.

  • metempsychosis696 3 weeks ago

    Hello Curtis, I have a question I hope you can answer and unfortunatelly it is not related to this video, just posting here as it is the latest and the chances of you answering are higher. Does a stirrup hoe take out the roots (of either crop residue or weeds) from the ground or does it simply cut the plant from the root? This is important, I ave a small farm, doing very well but I have never used a stirrup hoe, I am doing absolutely no till and the tool I use was made by a friend is good but now that I expanded it just takes time, so in order to preserve the "work smarter not harder" I am looking into the SH. Asking this as leaving the roots actually helped me a lot, it promotes the biology and provides it with nourishment until it transfers to the roots of new plants, I've seen some amazing OM spikes in short periods due to this (and I compare it to when I didn't use to do that), so I would very much like to preseve my method, just use a new tool. Of course any other tool recommendations that would do the same are more than welcome.
    Thank you.

  • Reverend Christine 3 weeks ago

    Very good info.

  • yoni danor 3 weeks ago

    Eric, first of all- your site looks great! a couple questions :
    What are the spacings and radius influence of the sprinklers?
    Have you tried putting up the shade cloth high over entire plots (or in high tunnels) ? Wouldn't it be easier for harvest and possibly less humid for fungi?

  • sgrin2300 3 weeks ago

    I could see this extending lettuce production in the deep south till maybe through mid june but probably may. And then starting earlier in the fall maybe as early as September. But not july and August for sure. The btus of the air is just to much. Maybe in conjunction with this all lettuce is started in a cold germination chamber in darkness and then put under grow light in a cold room for a few weeks. After that put them under shade cloth and run the micro sprinklers for 5 minutes every 30 minutes. The evaporative cooling he talks about might cool the air by 10 degrees but its so humid it probably will not be affective. I just wish people realized how humid south louisiana is and how strange our climate can be. 2 days ago it was 70 and now its 25. At my farmer's market people ask for more lettuce in the summer than they do in the fall, winter and spring. No one knows how growing works. So I've been trying to find a way but have been unsuccessful so far. And cultivar doesn't seem to matter. Everything I've tried goes bitter.

  • Puporing 3 weeks ago

    Hi Curtis! Just wanted to say hi from the Edmonton area, I've been following your channel for about half a year now, and learned a lot from you. Just want to say thank you so much for putting out this content. Last week we just got our first client to sign up with us (borrowing their lawn) and probably will have a few others as well. Super excited for the year and I will take everything I've learned from you and apply as much as I could in the ground! It's been a very hopeful journey and I am just happy to make this happen. Check out if you are interested. Thanks Curtis :).

  • Iky C 3 weeks ago

    This system may work well in hot and try climate, maybe not so good for hot and humid climate!

  • MicroUrb 3 weeks ago

    The beauty about Arizona is that because water is scarce, you don't have a lot of useless lawns. From an environmental perspective and from the noise perspective with 10 lawnmowers running simultaneously during the summer months here in the East Coast, its awesome.

  • Sin City Farms 3 weeks ago

    I used 50% in Las Vegas and it worked great! I was growing all summer long.

  • josh simpson 3 weeks ago

    Interesting you grow lettuce in the.desert, it gives me alot of optimism for this summer in texas.

  • Carrie S. 3 weeks ago


  • Hydroponic Gardening & More with Brent 3 weeks ago

    Pushing the heat limits is always interesting to me! What 3 lettuce varieties do you suggest? Here in Arkansas, I get over 100F in the greenhouse. I'm incorporating shading and potentially some misting as mentioned. Thanks.

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