Backyard Urban Terraced Vegetable Garden in Oakland

John from www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to Oakland, California to learn more about an terraced urban vegetable garden. In this episode, you will see how vegetables are being grown on a slope. After watching this video you will learn about the design of this garden, as well as learn about a few things growing in this garden. In addition, you will learn about a home made seed saving box.

25 Responses to “Backyard Urban Terraced Vegetable Garden in Oakland”

  1. love the ron paul sign in the back ground and as alway great info from John

  2. You rock, thanks!

  3. thedarkestlord ofthemall Reply October 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    John what the hell is up with enovalee peeing on your garden????

  4. Thank you for the video

  5. That is SERIOUS ambition!  WOW!

  6. I love your enthusiasm!

  7. Cool video… I use very similar composting and seed storage techniques/systems. What I like most about this gardener, however (other than him being a Ron Paul supporter, lol), is his creative efficiency in designing the layout of his back yard… very impressive (such a nice, peaceful, secluded oasis to escape to).

  8. I believe the jars are violet glass (maybe blue) not amber. Thanks for another great vid John!

  9. I believe they are the 2dram vials, and they are just awesome looking, etc. The only problem is that they are a bit small for larger seeds (squash, sunflower, etc.) and that you have to devise a tiny funnel to get them in there. enjoy!

  10. Hi, are they the one dram clear glass vials w polypropylene caps ?

  11. fun video, really love the seed sharing share. thanks John!

  12. mscongeniality1966 Reply October 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I love your videos as they are John they are fun & informative I just subscribed to your channel 2wks ago when I saw the woman sues Tulsa video yours was there so I went & boy you have some great info. I don’t know if there is such a thing “yet” but someone should invent clear duct tape for outdoor labeling!

  13. Yeah, I took it back and they gave me my money back thankfully. I went and got some super soil after that from a different place. They told me not to grow in straight compost, that it would burn my plants. I wanted to tell them that “John does it”, but I didn’t.

  14. where are the updates of your garden john

  15. I liked this video!

  16. Good video, but I really wanted to see how water is managed in a terraced garden. Wouldn’t it all just flow downhill and leave plants at the top drier? Raised beds aren’t really terraces, are they? Don’t terraces have some way to manage water? I’m wondering because I have a sloped backyard and finding it difficult to keep plants at the top watered as well as those at the bottom.

  17. thanks a ton!! :D

  18. Hey there. This is actually my garden featured on the video and since so many people asked, I figured I’d post where to get the jars (vials) and labels I used. I highly recommend the “weatherproof” labels…you won’t regret it!

    onlinelabels[DOT]com
    specialtybottle[DOT]com

    Enjoy!

  19. Hey there. This is actually my garden featured on the video and since so many people asked, I figured I’d post where to get the jars (vials) and labels I used. I highly recommend the “weatherproof” labels…you won’t regret it!

    onlinelabels[DOT]com
    specialtybottle[DOT]com

    Enjoy!

  20. Hey there. This is actaully my garden featured on the video and since so many people asked, I figured I’d post where to get the jars (vials) and labels I used. I highly recommend the “weatherproof” labels…you won’t regret it!
    onlinelabels[DOT]com
    specialtybottle[DOT]com
    Enjoy!

  21. his garden was very professional looking,usually people just have some miraculous boot legged Frankenstein contraptions in there yards when they make them,but his looks like he just bought them in the store, if anything he should make a stand at one of the markets/conventions and sell stuff like that lol

  22. Great video, great garden!

  23. Thanks for another great video, John!! You are awesome and inspiring.

  24. Go look at his previous videos. Search for ‘soil’. He has several videos on what exactly he prefers to use as a soil medium in his raised beds.

  25. I understand that chlorine and chloramine will kill beneficial bacteria such as nitrobacter and nitrosomas (those that convert ammonia/nitrite to nitrates). There is very little else you can do except use an alternative source of potable water (of course not gray water) or treat the water before hand. It effect on the bacterial makeup of your soil will be minimised if you use drip irrigation but that just a logical guess. I’m also interested to hear John’s response.