Gardening Hacks – 10 Simple Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden

Growing your own food successfully is a constant process of learning which techniques work best for you and your plants. Often simple bits of advice from oth…
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  1. 1) also instead of buying dirt, make compost with food scraps (if you eat
    vegan this will not be a problem)
    2) set out glass jars, bottles, 5 gallon buckets and other containers to
    catch rain water
    3) use found sticks, logs, tin, bricks, or pallets to construct raised beds
    4) save seed from the year before to reduce spending
    I have many tips on my blog as well @ vegans living off the land

  2. 1. Hang damaged CDs and DVDs in fruit trees to help scare away birds
    2. Get oyster shells from seafood bars to add calcium to your soil
    3. Crockpot inserts from the thrift store make great plant containers
    4. Chickens transform just about anything into excellent compost, plus eggs!
    5. Install rain barrels under gutter downspouts to collect a surprising
    amount of water
    6. Install flexible vinyl tubing to the washing machine discharge spout and
    use the water on lawns and in the garden (be sure to use eco-friendly soap)
    7. Attach carpet tacking strips upside down to top fence rails to
    discourage squirrels, opossums and raccoons from entering your yard

  3. Many vegetables will produce year after year if roots are saved from winter
    cold. Pepper, broccoli…

  4. Awesome video, I do not know if you have lady bug’s there? But that’s what
    I used here in Florida to get rid of Aphids, I got a container of them from
    my local gardening store. They are great aphid eaters and they will come
    back year after year to keep every thing clean. :) 

  5. Here’s a plant label idea that presented itself in the way of old plastic
    mini-blinds. I replaced a window blind due to failure, and wound up with
    over 250 plastic plant labels! I had 65 slats 28′ wide and got 4 out of
    each slat. I used a hack saw blade for smooth cuts. I cut the whole stack
    at once holding them firmly together with tape. Just three cuts and I have
    enough to last a long while! First cut in from each end at an angle and the
    middle cut straight like the symbols to the right if they come across on
    one line: [ / | / ]

  6. hi, I live in ecuador in the southern part of it. it is called Loja. Many
    say that we have spring weather year round I don´t know what it means all I
    know is that we have rainy and dry season. I want to start my own garden
    and I saw a video about SFG. I am afraid to start. I have two boxes to
    start my SFG do you have any recommendations? what could I use instead of
    the peat moss…HELP 

  7. if you don’t want dairy and meat water in your soil, you probably don’t
    want those products in your body either.
    good tips~

  8. Serenity Health & Home Decor Reply January 9, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I love the toilet paper roll one. Can’t believe I never thought of that.
    Thanks!

  9. Man , you saved my life :D theese hacks are amazing … you are to amazing :D 

  10. I always use thick leaded pencil or wax pencil to write labels it is much
    easier to wash off with a normal kitchen scourer sponge and the writing is
    water repellent doesn’t fade and can last years … 

  11. GREAT VID. Thank You. Insightful.

  12. “top hack”
    sow some for the ‘flyers’…some for the [in]vertebrates… some for th wind
    …’n some fo’me

  13. Malleswari Gundapu Reply January 9, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Very Nice Garden.Great efforts. own ideas developing garden.Good. Thank
    you for sharing this one. Keep it up. Have a great life and nice living.

  14. Great tips! Thanks! Do you have these videos on your website?

  15. waynesurbangarden Reply January 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    What are your top gardening shortcuts?

  16. With the strawberries on the wall how do you protect them in winter from
    the ice and snow? I’m in zone 5 northern indiana. 

  17. I live in Southern California and our community garden is inside of an old
    skating rink with a cement floor we can not drill through,for the time
    being. I use straw from bales purchased at Halloween time to mulch my
    raised bed to keep it from drying out too fast. It actually can keep it
    damp all week. Otherwise the sun just beats down so hard on the beds that
    they dry out in a day.

  18. Theerasak Musigawan Reply January 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Gardening Hacks – 10 Simple Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden
    by GrowVeg

  19. I buy poop from a local pigeon (squab) plant. Less than $20 for a pickup
    truck load.

  20. I just love the little funky tune at the start!

  21. 7 dust get over it….

  22. What netting did you use for the strawberries as coverage from birds…

  23. Another great video, thanks !