2012 Companion Plants – Foraging In The Garden

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25 Responses to “2012 Companion Plants – Foraging In The Garden”

  1. To be honest I’ve yet to eat any, so, I don’t really have any advice. :)

    I have read Jerusalem artichokes can do that though.

    The plants in this video still haven’t produced any tubers.

  2. Hey Roosevelt

    I just harvested a bunch of Jerusalem artichokes.. they seem to give me the wind (gas) something bad… any thoughts or non gassy recipes you could share?

  3. I’m surprised you guys still have peppers and eggplant.

    I went out to the garden the other day and all that’s left is kale, peas, radishes, a few lettuces, and some savory. Thanks for stopping in Allen.

  4. You still have a nice garden. That’s some good info about the sweet basil to keep away bugs. I might try that next year. This year the bugs damn near ate and/or killed the whole damn garden. We still have peppers and eggplant kicking.

  5. Thanks, I plan on saving a few peppers for just that purpose. I was thinking about powdering some habaneros and using them like cayenne pepper, just with a bit more kick.

  6. I’ve been eating raw green beans for over 50 years and haven’t died yet, Looks like you had a nice assortment of plants to choose from and those hot peppers can be dehydrated and crushed up and then you can make a spray to put on some plants as a bug and or animal deterrent.

  7. The garden is reverting back to nature Lone. lol


  8. Great vid, Roosevelt! Companion plants are utmost important I would say. Funny to see you eat those peppers, lol! Nature is just awesome. Cool walk through the garden, now that it looks so wild, I like it even more somehow, haha! All the best, my friend!

  9. You’re welcome!

    I’m glad to hear you like it. Thanks for letting me know.

  10. Thanks for subscribing,

    I’d like to eventually go all heirloom and grow everything from seed. Ludington, I haven’t been there in a long time. :)

  11. Wow, 2 feet is a lot.

    I was by a river the other day and it was down a lot too, in fact I could walk right through the entire swamp without even getting my feet wet.

  12. thank you for your work.

    living in Brooklyn I really do enjoy your garden and the plant hunting

  13. I’m a new sub. This is the first video of your’s that I’ve watched. I gotta say I love what you’re doing. I too have many heirloom varieties for my small garden. I live in Michigan also, in Ludington.
    Thumbs up. Peace

  14. The only substance we occasionally use in the garden is a locally made Micro-boost. Organic. I think the drip line really helped this year because of the drought that is now reflected in the river that has dropped 2 feet in September. We are loosing our Harbor.

  15. Thanks! I’ll go over and check it out. I’ve found some good information on a lot of different plants at the Cornell website before.

  16. EmancipatedSquirrel Reply December 16, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Dr. Dan Brown’s article lists it to have a small amount of arsenide ansci . cornell . edu/plants/

  17. That’s my favorite way to eat okra.

    We’re toast! 2 frosts which killed the eggplant and basil, we got the hail yesterday. But, what did it in was a freeze about a week back. the only things left now are radishes, kale, peas, and savory.

    I didn’t know marigolds carried pests or bacteria. Thanks!

  18. indoorharvestgardens Reply December 16, 2012 at 8:47 am

    didn’t know you could just chomp okra like that, learn something new every day! did you get a frost yet? we did an hour from ya and it hailed yesterday or the day before. i dont plant marigolds because anything that could possibly bring a pest or bacteria in i leave it out, however, if its working for you than who cares what we read, lol. you can make great salsas or hot sauce with the habs, send me a msg i got a video you gotta see on a bhut jolokia ghost pepper i grew #2 hottest pepper ;) -

  19. While working today I think I remember mentioning that after looking into the seed pods. I was eating the leaves and sprouts. Funny thing is that I’ve had so much going on that I forgot to eat some of the seed pods. I just saved them for now. They are next to the Miatake I put in my shop last year. The mushroom dried very well out there. Maybe I’ll make a Miatake and Pine needle tea. All this talk of Habaneros is making me hungry. Need to grow some next year and buy some for now.

  20. Thanks,

    No hot peppers? :) Those are the sweetest tomatoes, remind me of huge cherry 100′s.

  21. You are amazingly successful and you haven’t watered in a month. I guess I kill my plants with kindness. Things are looking grim in my garden this week. Oh yeah. You can keep your hot peppers. Watching you eat them didn’t bother me at all, but you did get me on that sweet tomato. lol

  22. I didn’t know about the pesticides! lol

    All pine family, Pinaceae, needles can be used for tea, but there are warnings against their use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

    I’ve never drank Hemlock pine needle tea myself, but would expect it’s probably pretty good.

  23. Interesting! These beans tasted the best out of all of them, but I think it was the variety. I’ll definitely have to look into it more because I plan on surrounding and inter-cropping the entire garden with marigolds, zinnias, and other companion plants next year.

    My garden next season is going to be completely different. I’ve learned a lot from you and a bunch of other folks here on youtube this season and will be putting it to use next time around.


  24. Thanks, it has been very rewarding indeed. :) I really had fun with the garden this year.

  25. You can post it as a video response to this video if you like Jay. Thanks for the advice on the marigolds and beans. I will take a look at the video, always enjoy the stuff you put out.