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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote We live in the cold high desert of southeast Idaho where the soil is dry and alkaline. With deep mulch, swales, and planting hundreds of trees and herbs we have turned our 1.5 acres into a food oasis. Cold Stream Farm: In case you have any questions about how we do what we do and any products that we swear by we have listed them all below! ↓*↓*↓*↓*↓ Click Below For More Info ↓*↓*↓*↓*↓ Want an easy way to support us? Shop at our store: If you love what you see here, help us to keep it going by becoming part of our Patreon family: Shop my Etsy store: Nomadic RV-Living Must Haves 4 qt Pressure Cooker- Collapsible Steamer Basket- Magnetic Checker Game- _ DPH Video Equipment Camera & Lens: Tripod: Memory Card: Microphone: Battery: _ Spinning Must-Haves: Polywog Spinning Wheel: Drop Spindle Kit: Hey guys! You might be wondering what’s up with all of these fancy affiliate links. If you purchase something from these links, my family might receive a small percentage from that purchase. It’s the company’s way of saying “Aw. Thanks for sending your friends our way, buddy!” The best part is that it doesn’t change the cost to you at all. It’s a win, win, win! Come hang out with us: FaceBook: Instagram: Twitter: Tumblr: Pinterest: Podcast: NaturalHappy Beauty Channel: Video Rating: / 5


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  • Deborah Foltyn 1 year ago

    I love your videos! You're truly an inspiration

  • oyinbo peppe 1 year ago

    Jessie out of Toy Story.

  • Doris Cheney 1 year ago

    bees are essential to pollinate so fruit will be produced.

  • Doris Cheney 1 year ago

    do you have bees??

  • D Rice 1 year ago

    I on also on about 1.5 acres (a little less). As to hundreds of trees. How close do you plant them? That seems like a lot for that amount of space, but I want a lot of trees if I can fit them. Thanks.

  • Tim Sanders 1 year ago

    If you don't have water, why are you planting water hogs like cottonwoods and willows, which are the highest consumers of water in the plant world? They are actually (or were) used to dry up wetlands for cultivation and production. State extention services estimates a mature cottonwood consuming up to 300 gallons of water A DAY! and willows up to 175 gallons a day! Big water wasters.

  • Virginia M 1 year ago

    I am planning to start some gardening (this will be my first attempt, so there will be a huge amount to learn) in the spring. I live in northern Georgia. I plan to start with 2 or 3 fruit trees and a small vegetable garden (starting small to figure out what works and what does not). Any recommendations on what would be best to plant here in Georgia?
    Also, I would like to do it as natural as possible, but being completely new to this, I do not know any of the 'natural tricks' and where to get some of those supplies. Note: I live in the suburbs, so manure may not be an option (as my neighbors might not be too happy with that). I live on just under a quarter acre of land, but have a fantasy of turning most of that into an edible garden. Any tips, sites, etc. would be very helpful.

  • krissycus 1 year ago

    so inspiring! we're thinking of starting an edible forest garden in the Arizona high desert. so neat to see your kids so involved- we're homeschooling our kiddos and hoping they will join us in our gardening and house-building. best homeschool project ever! question: Do you do consulations?

  • r steevens 1 year ago

    id like seeing more of your medicinal garden?? I would like to know more about those plants! Plz

  • Drunkinone 1 year ago

    Well that will keep you busy for sure.

  • William Shaw 1 year ago

    Turn up the volume PLEASE

  • Paco Stuker 1 year ago

    Berry wood at the foot of your plants to sponge up some water in the winter and releace it in the summer + ades fertility and live back to the soil. cool trik i'm trying out since 2 years and it's awesome! (works spetialy well with trenches)
    (sorry for my bad english ^^…, from france)

  • Techie Gik 1 year ago

    the tree is the key! 🙂

  • Angela Arnold 1 year ago

    Great video. Can you give us a link to the source of your cheap fruit trees? I'd like to purchase some. Thanks a lot.

  • DIY Gardener 1 year ago

    Raspberries are acid loving plants, and rabbit manure is more neutral pH wise. So if your soil is alkaline, the best way to get raspberries to grow would be a amendment to increase your acidity, to at least 6.0, and then mulch heavy every year with a compost that naturally has some acidity to it. If you don't already have a pH test kit, I would recommend getting a reliable one, as it's worth the investment when catering to specific plant needs. Then to supplement certain areas for increasing acidity, which ironically is decreasing the pH, flowers of sulfur is one method that will become quite effective during the growing season. Having healthy soil is essential for effective use of that organic amendment, because it realizes on the soil microbes, to break it down into the byproduct that will increase your acidity. Using flowers of sulfur with good aerobic compost or properly made aerobic compost teas will increase your soil health, while achieving an effective shift in pH. Other methods are composting materials known to create an acidic finished compost. Rabbit manure, if I'm not mistaken is fairly pH balanced, and rabbit urine may even lean towards the alkaline side. Coffee grounds and even fallen pine needles are fairly neutral once the composting is finished, so a pH test kit becomes essential to knowing exactly the pH of your finished products. Always test, and know for sure, as it saves a lot of trouble and guesswork. Cheers!

  • V hebrew 1 year ago

    Mulching around the trees heavily helps to keep the ground colder and the soil doesn't warm up as fast and so the blossoms shouldn't emerge that early.

  • fieldagent59 is in the forest 1 year ago

    would love to see walking around the garden / talking tour………..think it would be more interesting than listing what you did looking into the camera ….

  • DebbyAbqNM 1 year ago

    At last, a YT gardener with conditions similar to those of New Mexico! Except you have colder winters. Soil sounds the same though (if it can be called "soil").

  • LincTexPilot 1 year ago

    Informative video! I would NEVER plant wormwood (so invasive) and hackberry I just barely tolerate.

  • AlexMidnightWalker 1 year ago

    Great insight…ty

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