$30 Bagster 4′x8′ Raised Bed Garden & Summer Vegetable Gardening in Southern California

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits his friend Evan in Southern California to give a garden consult. In this episode you will learn: 1, How Jo…
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25 Responses to “$30 Bagster 4′x8′ Raised Bed Garden & Summer Vegetable Gardening in Southern California”

  1. His compost will be fine so long as he gets the mixture right, more like 2:1 browns to greens. Structure it so air can flow. Turning will be built in when he digs out the center of the compost pile (where it composted more thoroughly), then lets the edges cave in and form the starter culture of the new pile.

  2. I wanted to thank you for sharing your skills. You gave me the confidence to start my own raised beds with drip irrigation! I saw the above video today and I agree 100%. A whole food, plant based diet is the best for our bodies. Given the proper nutrition the body can do amazing things- including heal itself. That is incredible! Thanks to you- now I grow my own greens and save a lot of money and my health in the process.
    You are the man Sir. Be well,

  3. Have apples, and a lot of berries and herbs. The rest i going to do when my front garden is ready. And don’t need the space…. Thanx for making.. Enjoyed it.

  4. I do 50/50…. 50% of the food is mine. The rest ‘they’ can have…I also feed them in winter time. Have birds and little mice. They can’t eat all, it’s just to mutch. And i don’t bother if a little bit is eaten, it’s still good food. ;-)

  5. That’s a fair statement but’s he needs to make a living as well, just as ALL the sharing he does. So, having his site be there a couple of seconds for memorizing is a small price (no pun intended) to pay for his generosity.

  6. -Deborah Blair, MS, Ph.D-Healing Into Authenticity Reply June 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Thanks John! Another fantastic video with some great ideas. The more we watch – the more we learn! Especially with your great energy and passion to share and teach! You are making the planet a better place and helping to motivate so many! We MUST share our expertise in the areas that we are best in – - Wishing you joy!!!

  7. For the rodents, I recommend snap traps.

  8. Milton-Charles Wilson Reply June 10, 2013 at 11:37 am

    The bagster won’t work because there is no rigid structure to the bag it will eventually start to round out and sag

  9. Do you know what kind of plastic this is? I would be worried about the chemicals/BPA leaching into the plants…

  10. I was thinking the same thing. I would want to make sure they didn’t come around my place… rats and rabbits bring snakes and coyotes.

  11. Man, I really like your passion for growing eatables and helping others learn to grow gardens. You Rock.

  12. Awesome thanks!

  13. Hey Evan, if your temps only get down to 40 in the winter, just plant your bananas outside. I’m in S. Florida and our tropical bananas will live when we have short freezes. The cool thing about bananas is you only plant them once. It grows, produces fruit and a pup which turns into your next tree. I harvested 13 bunches off our Dwarf Cavendish last year.

  14. It’s ok every once and a while like he does…

  15. My 2 favorite YouTube guys in one video! Yes!

  16. The fruit in the compost is probably what the pests are eating! Rats love compost and will snack on that stuff.

    I use a big compost pile like this guy does. Once in a while (did it yesterday), I just remove the cover and push the pile over, then I shovel everything back into the container. For carbon (browns) I use wood chips, you can get LOTS of wood chips delivered to your property for free via craigslist, lots of uses for wood chips besides composting. Just ask an arborist, they’re free.

  17. Even better a few pet snakes,small pythons?

  18. “I’m not the freak’n garden guru dude!” - hahaha

  19. Regarding pests: I’d also try getting a cat. A pet cat can take care of rats and squirrels.

    That bag looks sweet!!!

  20. The greenhouse is not for growing stuff in the middle of the summer, it’s for extending the season before and after when it’s too cold to grow things.

  21. Margaret Esposito Reply June 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm


  22. “many those early girls,man it got to hot they didn’t put out man!”

  23. Love the new intro and camera John!!! Now all you need is a quality mic to save your voice :-D great video!

  24. happybuddyperson Reply June 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    get a cat… they LOVE chipmunks (they are forest mice)

  25. happybuddyperson Reply June 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Make sure you plant them where they can access an easy water source, so they grow better.