How I Would Grow a Vegetable Garden in the Northeast Gardening Consult

John from goes on a field trip to New Jersey to share with a friend what he believe she should do to start growing food at …
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25 Responses to “How I Would Grow a Vegetable Garden in the Northeast Gardening Consult”

  1. @Ian Wynne I agree that the yard has too many trees.
    I mean, don’t get me wrong… trees are great for natural shade and privacy, but this yard is pretty dark & shady.
    I’d definitely try cutting down a good portion of the trees.
    Great call.

  2. Good advice concerning the neighbor who uses pesticides.
    Any reasonable & neighborly neighbor would most likely agree to that deal. Why not? It’s free to them and much more healthy.

  3. Interesting episode but I think you are far too worried about a neighbor using pesticides. Such a thing is not the end of the world. At most you would get a small amount of drift, and what was not washed off by when you clean your produce.

    I was in pest control for 7 years, too much of this nation is scaring itself to death.

  4. How much sun is too much sun?

  5. Cut the trees down, that lawn isn’t even nice to look out on too shady even for grass

  6. Larry Hall altho’, informative is a “Chatty Cathy.”

  7. Hey I love your channel, youre so wise I love your channel, but i think its time for HD video PLEASE

  8. In the Northeast, a good way to build up the soil is, in the fall lay down 8 inches of salt marsh hay (no weed seeds), and cover it with 6 inches of manure and then sow winter rye grass on top, and water in thoroughly. The winter rye will grow about 2 1/2 feet high before the freezing weather kills it the dead gras and roots will hold all the moisture in, so in effect you are composting in place. If you till in the spring you will have great soil.

  9. Nice to see somebody else from the Antelope Valley on here

  10. I was thinking the same thing. Why doesn’t John ever talk about about the RGGS? Been growing organically in it for several seasons and would never go back to any other system. John seriously needs to go visit Larry Hall and get him on this program!

  11. woot woot! go new jersey (my home state)!!! you should come back here again and make a video with the group i volunteer with; we are called mevo (mahwah environmental volunteers organization). we have a farm to live program and we get a lot of land donated to us for various farming projects. i been working with the honey bees all summer!!!! for real make a video with us! we love your videos!!!

  12. You’re awesome John!!!

  13. Just something funny. Right when you were saying about poison oak getting the kid, you were righttttttttttt in front of it! They really need to kill that stuff out! It wont go away on its own!

  14. I am from NJ and I remember you saying you were going to be here.
    Also I build gardens and garden boxes PM me for pics of work.

  15. Hello John, Since you were talking about different containers I have a question. I was wondering if you have ever used Fabric Grow bags? If you have, mind sharing your thoughts.

  16. A few things you must take into account when selecting a garden site in your yard is latitude and average sunny days. 6 hrs sun is fine for fruiting crops in places like Florida and California. However, in New Jersey, or anywhere along the North Atlantic I would do like John suggests, and GROW MORE GREENS! Take advantage of that cooler weather, since you guys can grow leafy greens further into summer than those of us in the hotter, more UV battered climates.

  17. You had a lot of ideas for this homeowner. Being from the northeast, I would stay away from doing a wooden raised bed close to the house. The reason: termites and insect pests. Although the sunny location is under the house overhang, I believe I saw a oil tank fill spout. I wouldn’t put my food too close to that. Best idea is container gardening, both on deck and below, as it allows for movement of the plants as necessary. And grass, well that is beneficial to both cooling and erosion control.

  18. growingyourgreens Reply October 9, 2013 at 4:22 am

    I water my desert garden more often for less time. (especially important during the heat of the day). Ensure that each cycle is long enough to get good penetration if you know what I mean.

  19. growingyourgreens Reply October 9, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I did announce my talk in NJ in the seed giveaway video. I hope to have a web site one day where I have a place for announcements.

  20. Mohanakrishnan Vijayarangam Reply October 9, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Was very glad to see him in person and hear him through. What a simple and a smart man. who is full of gardening knowledge and sharing with everyone interested. Although I was thinking, was it a dream… no no no. it’s dream come true. Really happy after taking a picture with him. :-) btw he mentioned in one of his vids about this event guys, which was taken after he broke his arm while fixing his bro’s garage. Anyway the even held @ Ramsey NJ. And he was heading to NJ food festival…

  21. I think you can use less expensive composter , and try to insulate it by yourself.

  22. So sorry we missed you! Thank you for talking about gardening in NJ!

  23. Hello John, you are a great help to many of us, I have a question for you please don’t think me stuped, when I was very young my dad would make me the best tasting scrampled eggs ever they were bitter and being from france used a very little bit of rubarb leaf, I know that to much could really put a person in the ground , do you know of another leaf that would work,again you really have the knowledge we all need,Thanks,George

  24. John, seriously, we need you in maine too. dont just shoot from the hip! let us know where you are so we can expand your trip and cover a wider audience. I have a plant that is tasty, green and hot but i dont know what it is and even if i planted it…but i have been
    eating it. If you were here, i could ask you what it is. thanks a bunch!

  25. If you are ever around Scranton Pennsylvania you are always welcome at my house!