From Zero to Vegetable Garden in 6 Months – Tips So You Can Succeed

John from goes on a field trip to Farm Girl Nursery in Novato, California. In this episode John will show you the amazing work of Lisa who started with an empty slate just 6 months ago, and now has a lush, beautiful and productive garden just 6 months later. In this episode you will get a mini tour of the garden and learn some tips from Lisa so you can also have a beautiful and productive garden.
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25 Responses to “From Zero to Vegetable Garden in 6 Months – Tips So You Can Succeed”

  1. ??? I grew up in America, I joined the Navy 17 yrs old been in Japan ever since. majority of the kids that I meet are more polite and proper. Everytime I go home to the states on leave, all I see are kids glued to their PSP, DS, or you think they care about farming for the future? I know western influence is big to Japan too, but I was just posting on what I SEE from my own eyes, America needs to take advantage of their resources and blessings. sorry if I offended anyone.

  2. You know, because of the culture and standard practices that you were blessed to grow up in, you ridicule anyone who doesn’t inherently do what you take for granted? There are many many western pratices that Japan has grown to love, admire and adopt. I hope no one ridcules you for “finally figuring out what is so common place here”.

  3. I am blessed to have 4 macadamia nut trees, 5 avacados trees, 1 each lemon, tangerine and orange trees, a pomegranite, a mulberry tree and dozens of logan berry vines to suplement my newly started raised bed garden.

  4. growing things make you feel like God

  5. Wow I like things like that. Making something from nothing.

  6. I live in Japan, this is normal. Why is it hard to grasp for Americans to not make waste of all their land and take advantage of all our space. Do you know how cramped it is in Japan, and they still make mini-farms in neighborhoods.

  7. Hey John, just wanted to say that I am growing lots of veggies and fruit this year and have been very successful because of you and the inspiration that you bring me through your videos.
    I always look forward to your new videos you have taught me much.
    PS I am in the process of starting a few tree collards (because of you). I hope they make it through this hot spell. I live in the San Francisco east bay.

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  9. Quintessentialkttens Reply June 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Superb…both of you!  Thank you!

  10. What I find really distressing when I take my walk every morning my suburban neighborhood on Long Island is all those little yellow flags denoting that poison was sprayed a day or two earlier — like clockwork this starts in March. We are major fans of food-grade DE. The dirty secret is you can’t buy this stuff around here, but I found a great place earlier this year with terrific prices and extremely reasonable shipping. We are in DE heaven this year.

  11. I have a Petmate Clean-Step Dome kitty pan, about 7 years old, but the top was accidentally cracked badly a few years ago. So I was upset that you can’t buy at least a replacement top.  Yeah, these are not cheap. But I thought why not just re-use the bottom to at least plant flowers, actually with the little steps it could be kinda interesting. Would be a nice alternative to throwing more plastic in the landfill. We are more and more into re-purposing in this household.

  12. thegreangardener Reply June 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    my garden is in working progress im hoping to have most of my yard a garden. it has been my dreem for a long time to do that when i started i was container gardening now i have 6 small raised gardens. l love gardening. in highschool i took horticulture as my major and i asol took ag for extra benefits.

  13. Thanks John your videos are always so informative and helpful! I was wondering if you have any suggestions on how to get rid of groundhogs. They’re coming in from a neighboring property and are eating half my garden. I am desperate for help, my garden is all over my backyard so I can’t fence it. Would a “yard guard” do any good? Thanks.

  14. That’s what I love to hear!

  15. Great Nasturtiums! I love em!
    Thank you for this cool video of your awesome excursion!

  16. Not public school. odds were better if they stay in school got to private school and then to college but that’s changing now because people are getting useless degrees and racking up massive debt then cant get a job in italian pottery. it’s better not to go and just use google. school degrees are good for proving you know math.

  17. great example, I sure will go there. Thanks John! Another incredible video!

  18. growing in a plastic pot: does not the plastic leaks out in the soil of the plastic pot? I mean does the plant somehow feeds on that plastic residue from the pot?

  19. absolutely briliant!!

  20. no i’d not have my kids go to school, esp. if I was rich! Ha, I’d home school them even if I was poor. Most schooling is brainwashing!

  21. Please for the sake of the health of your soil and our waters, study much more on this roundup. It is very well marketed but is devastating just like prozac was very well marketed but made so many disasters in many families. Please study this roundup, check with small and big farmers, many, those who have used it for decades and can tell you what it does for real. Your neighbors will appreciate too.

  22. another use for a burlap sack is putting compost in it when making compost tea.

  23. Hey John, she’s cute, right? And smart, and awesome, right? Hint hint ;-}

  24. I’m in Ontario Canada- Don’t get too many hot days

  25. It might be too hot, depending on where you are. Spinach likes cool temps.