Best Practices for Growing Vegetables in a Community Garden or at Home in Raised Beds

John from goes on a field trip to a new community garden in Boca Raton, Florida to share with you some best practices for growing in a community garden or at home. In this episode, you will learn some techniques that you will want to consider when growing food at a community garden or at home. After watching this episode you will discover the #1 secret for having sucess when gardening.
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25 Responses to “Best Practices for Growing Vegetables in a Community Garden or at Home in Raised Beds”

  1. nottinmatterz2day Reply June 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    GROWING YOUR GREENS guy should we have a chlorine filter for watering the garden???

  2. anthonymurray001 Reply June 11, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Man, that was one long train. haha

  3. a series of bamboo tubes for when you don’t have a big truck.  ;)

  4. Good Idea, Im guessing to help prolong the life of the timer? I might have to change mine around and see how it goes. It makes sense that if the timer is kept cleaner it should last longer. Thanks

  5. I would have put the filter before the timer.

  6. No way,, there are too many short video’s that you get nothing from, longer is much better.

  7. illcomposturface Reply June 12, 2012 at 2:50 am

    You’re videos are really long. I appreciate what you do but you would serve more people if you cut down on the time and made your content more concise. Thanks.

  8. Another great video… Thanks for sharing John! I hope you come to Orlando Fl one day! : )

  9. i stop watching your video because they are too long and i am not learning anything new from you any more john

  10. rammmmmmmmbling john

  11. Sea weeds aren’t plants; they are algae.


  13. What the hell shoes are you wearing? lol

  14. Hey, a gate valve is actually better that a ball valve… :-/

  15. Tomatoes are not like europeans…………..but onions are………..thats kinda funny

  16. Each type of seed requires the “right temperture” to sprout. You can do a google search to see temperature ranges when seeds “like the most” and tend to germinate the best.. Personally.. I like nature to figure all that out- for example in my front bed, I have spinach growing from seeds that were dropped from last winters growing. I also have miners lettuce growing (sprouting) right now- when the temperature is a little cooler.

  17. Hey John. I live in Barbados which is in the Caribbean. There’s wet and dry season basically. I finally got soil and other supplies and planted this evening right away. It’s raining alot lately. So this frost thing I keep hearing about. Will the cold from this constant rain affect them from germinating or does that only happen with snow? I currently have them in my room with two lights shining directly above growin containers to keep them nice and warm at the moment. ha ha. Give me some tips.

  18. , ok in that respect I understand.. I guess I have always had room to grow and did not have limited space to fit multiple plants.. at least some growing is better than none.. I would probably go crazy with limited space.. but do know that is all many have and must find what works.. yeah 4 square ft sounds much better and plant them so they do not shade the others.. thanks for responding John!

  19. growingyourgreens Reply June 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I usually upload all my videos within a few days of filming. Rarely, I will upload old footage that I never got to edit.

  20. growingyourgreens Reply June 12, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Optimally, if you had acreage, I would space tomatoes out 4 feet each, and let them sprawl. In a small confined space, you would ONLY be able to fit one tomato plant in a 4×4 bed, so if you single stem (cut off all suckers) and plant a smaller determinate variety- you can grow it in a 1 inch square space. Most normal tomato plants I give 4 square feet or 24 inch spacing.I have a video on this. Most of my teaching is geared to home gardeners that dont have alot of space and must grow vertical

  21. John do you film these the day or two before you upload or do you have a bunch recorded to upload

  22. LMAO I’m European but i like space I don’t know where you were in Europe.

  23. growingyourgreens Reply June 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Its always best to use rain water or well water than municipal water, as too much chlorine that can hinder plant growth and can reduce populations of soil microbes. I have an episode on installing a carbon block filter that I would recomend to filter out the chlorine. Fluoride on the other matter is probably not as “bad” as chlorine but its still bad. It can stunt growth but the bigger problem is Bioaccumulation of the fluoride in the plants which you eat, which means you get more fluoride.

  24. growingyourgreens Reply June 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Yes, depending on the timer, you can set some for once a week, every other day, etc.

  25. Awesome! Thanks SO much for visiting John! I always look forward to your videos & learning about growing food :)