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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Our Fall/Winter garden is coming along nicely. I’ve added 5 new beds. Everything is done Organically and Veganically (without the use of animal products). Check out my band! http://www.kongos.com Video Rating: / 5

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  • william smith 4 years ago

    awesome, thanks for the reply.

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    oh and they are 1gph emmiters…looped 3 times around my 4ft wide beds.

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    Yes it's 1/2" with the emitter holes in it every 12". In the middle of summer I water 3 times a week for 1.25 hours…I'll supplement if needed on a really hot day.

  • william smith 4 years ago

    What watering system do you use? Is that a 1/2" drip line with the emitter holes in it? Also, how often do you water for and whats the duration?

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    @keptyeti Thanks! Well I only use compost and organic fertilizer so the soil is quite healthy. It may look like packed clay but underneath it's nice, dark and not at all dense. Twice a year I turn 4-6 inches of compost in. With very little rain here in the desert, the top layer tends to dry out and become a little crusty but I haven't found it to be a problem other than when waiting for seeds to germinate. Our soil here also retains water and nutrients extremely well.

  • keptyeti 4 years ago

    The soil on your outer beds looks terrible but obviously your garden is doing incredibly well. How do get such great growth out of what looks like dense, packed clay? Your garden is awesome btw.

  • canrsiegrl 4 years ago

    lots of great stuff…what do you do with all of it? Also, what do you do about bugs that eat your plants…I don't want to use any chemicals…

  • canrsiegrl 4 years ago

    lots of great stuff…what do you do with all of it?

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    @gspeyside I've got quite a few videos I'll be posting soon including one taken just before xmas. My area got hit pretty hard by the recent frosts and freezes. We had 3 days straight of 28 degree nights…and stayed that temp for 4 hours. I lost some fava beans and although my peas were not destroyed, the developed pods were damaged and the flowers aborted fruit….so not much of a harvest from those. Everything else made it through just fine. I need more frost cover!

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    @Tobsy1981 Phoenix is great for gardening! You can seed, grow and harvest something all year round. I'm using a 1/2" drip with the emitters built in every 12". Very efficient and doesn't clog as easily as the traditional soaker hoses.

  • Susan Elizabeth 4 years ago

    Very inspiring! Would love to see how the garden is making it through the colder nights, especially the last few weeks. Coming from the Pac. NW, I doubted the viability of a desert vegetable garden, but you've sold me on giving it a shot. Thanks

  • tylertyler82 4 years ago

    I am jealous- I live in an apartment building with a private garden but it doesn't get any direct sun because of surrounding apartment buildings blocking it. I tried to grow a tomato plant and after about 8 months it grew a few green tomatoes that never matured 🙁

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    @TheGordonK

    Keeping pests out is the main benefit but another major benefit is being able to lay shade cloth over the entire structure. It gets extremely hot here in PHX so from about May – October I put 50% shade cloth up.

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    @thisblender L'toi onions – I only know of a few places to get them, one being Native Seed Search (sorry, for some reason youtube won't let me put a link). I got mine from a friend about a year ago. They're very prolific and relatively heat/drought resistant.

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    @tvtoms Thank you! I will post a harvest video soon. Cheers!

  • KarmaGoods 4 years ago

    @quarryjoy Thanks! Surprisingly, Phoenix has great growing conditions. Our soil is excellent when heavily amended with compost. Although we can seed, grow or harvest something all year long, we essentially have 2 seasons.

  • thisblender 4 years ago

    How do you spell those onions that have been recently rediscovered? I'd like to get some of those!

  • tvtoms 4 years ago

    A giant variety even including wild greens. Really impressive garden! All I can do is indoor hydroponics this time of year. Show us some harvests if you can in the future, that'd be great.

  • Joy Buslaff 4 years ago

    Wow. I'm floored. You have a tremendous setup. Being from the upper Midwest, it's interesting to see your local soil, stones and late-season growing possibilities. You make me aspire to greater things (but not 'til the snow melts, of course). ~ JB

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