Added by on 2016-05-05

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote John from takes you on a tour of his back yard raised bed desert vegetable garden. In this episode you will learn about many of the varieties of vegetables John is growing in his back yard. You will discover how and why he grows his food, and along the way have a fun time learning about the many different crops he is growing in the back yard of a standard American tract home in the suburbs and how much food you can truly grow in a small backyard that can help to feed a family of 4 easily. You will also discover why one side of his back yard is growing better than the other side of the yard and some tips you can you use to increase the growth in your back yard. Subscribe to Growing Your Greens at: Follow John on Instagram: Video Rating: / 5


  • jojo black 4 years ago

    Bob, You're the Man! Truly inspiring! I was wondering what the best kind of tree collard would be best for Northern California? The variety you have would be awesome!

  • Vagiclapter ruiz 4 years ago

    That's awesome that your growing stinging nettles i'm from England now living in the US and barely anyone here has heard of them. Can you eat the greens on them or do you just use it for tea?

  • Robert Bryan 4 years ago

    Please finish your video series with MIT. I thoroughly enjoyed your walk through, curious about using diatomaceous earth in the inside garden, Please keep on doing all your videos, you have taught me an immense amount about gardening organically. God Bless.

  • Green Croco 4 years ago

    🙂 I wonder who is gonna eat all these things?? Have you got a large family or do you sell them??

  • Dances with Ghosts Quick Spirit Quiet Fox 4 years ago

    nice shirt and video, can you do a video on working with sandy soil remediation, anything like that? I live in the pine barrens of NJ and our soil is all sand!!!

  • lifgrenj 4 years ago

    What made you leave California and move to Nevada?
    Would you put the name of the rare and unusual plants you grow in the show notes or as a comment. I am not able to understand the correct spelling from the video. It sounded like you said jigglewan, homagi, genera procums, ohastansis to me. Also, Where did you find a source for edible cannas, and have you eaten any of them yet?
    As a child, my friends and I built a fort using oleander trimmings. I broke out in hives. The sap is very toxic. For those who cook their food, using a cut oleander branch to roast things over a fire can kill. However, they are beautiful and don't need watering in desert areas.
    I really enjoy "traveling" around the U.S. and the world with you to see what other gardeners are doing. I have learned a great deal from you. You are doing such a great job. Hope you will be able to get some acreage so you can expand your efforts.

  • Adrian Pedrazza 4 years ago

    comentar en español? entiendo bien ingles pero no puedo escribir

  • Gardening Tips With Phil 4 years ago

    Great garden tour. The garden is looking great, good soil and mild climate really helps.

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  • Ripe Apple 4 years ago

    Where can i order the seeds from green tree collards?

  • Ben Jamin 4 years ago

    Thanks John. I picked up some gynura procumbens from eBay after the other video and some research I did after watching it. Would kill for some of them tree collard seeds as they don't have them at all in Australia. I read that they didn't set seeds but I guess that's not completely correct lol. I've been growing some Georgia green collards for over 12 months in an effort to get something similar. Not quite the same but it's all a bit of fun. My katuk is going gangbusters though :p

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  • AikiKai 4 years ago

    Thats an amazing garden its my goal to own my own garden. :)

  • Matthew Sherman 4 years ago

    nice garden bro

  • britDarbyshire 4 years ago

    What do you do with all the extra crops that you grow?   That looked like too much to eat.

  • Thefruitdudeable 4 years ago

    Hi, Just wondering have you ever tried using the "Roman hot bed" method of growing, i.e. using partly composted material on the first half of a container then topping off with compost. This causes the compost to be warmed up by the breaking down of the material below and keeps frost at bay. I have grown chillies and other crops in England using this method from February onwards. You need covering for the colder months if growing chillies but salad crops work well and grow massive in 6-8 weeks. Will do a video once my voice comes back, went swimming in a lake in Iceland last week and well….got a little ill:)

  • Dusty G. 4 years ago

    John What are you doing different to conserve water for the water mandate?

  • ElfDef13 4 years ago

    Are your raised beds on top of cement or is there open ground underneath the soil you put in the beds?

  • Robin Goodrich 4 years ago

    I wonder how close the lettuce seedlings were planted together. I'd love to fit as much as I can in my raised bed like that! 

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