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WHETHER YOU WANT TO PLANT YOUR FIRST TOMATO OR YOU'RE BEEN HARVESTING HERBS FOR YEARS, GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD CAN BE EASY AND EDUCATIONAL.
SOME TIPS ON PLANNING, PLANTING AND GROWING VEGGIES.
THE PLANNING IS THE FIRST PART.
THAT'S THE PHASE WE'RE IN NOW WITH THE COOLER WEATHER.
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO MAYBE TAKE OUT NOTES FROM LAST YEAR.
IF IT'S YOUR FIRST GARDEN START LOOKING INTO THE THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO GROW AND WHEN YOU'RE DOING THAT SUNLIGHT IS GOING TO BE YOUR DETERMINING FACTOR.
LOTS OF VEGGIES.
MOST VEGGIES REQUIRE SIX OR EIGHT HOURS OF SUN.
IS THAT TAKING A GOOD SURVEY OF YOUR YARD? YEP.
OFTEN TIME THE IF IT'S IN YOUR LAWN OR GARDEN, A PLACE THAT PARTICULARLY DRIES OUT THAT'S PROBABLY A PLACE THAT'S GETTING FULL SUN.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GARDEN THERE, THERE ARE GOOD OPTIONS.
ALTERNATIVE GARDENING METHODS.
DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN DO TO GET PLANTS IN THE SUNLIGHT.
THE PLANTING IS THE FIRST STEP.
WHEN IT COMES TIME TO PLANT, YOU BROUGHT THINGS THAT MIGHT BE GOOD FOR PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT.
I BROUGHT SOME SORT OF REGULAR FAVORITES AND ALSO SOME COOL CROP VEGGIES THAT IF YOU'RE ITCHING TO GET OUTSIDE YOU COULD DO NOW.
IS IT GREENS MOSTLY? IT'S A LOT OF GREENS.
I BROUGHT SOME OF THEM IN FRONT.
LETTUCE IS PROBABLY ONE THE MOST POPULAR.
THERE'S DIFFERENT TYPES OF LETTUCE YOU CAN GET.
MY KIDS LOVE TO GO OUT TO THE GARDEN AND GET WILL LETTUCE.
AND THAT COMES UP REALLY QUICKLY.
30 DAYS ABOUT.
EVEN STARTING THIS SMALL? YEAH.
KALE, CARROTS, OTHER ROOT VEGETABLES.
WHAT AM I FORGETTING? SWISS CHARD.
OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT.
IF YOU DO HAVE LOTS OF SUNLIGHT.
TOMATOES AND PEPPERS ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITES.
WE HAVE LOTS OF GREAT VARIETIES.
ALL OF OUR VEGETABLES AND HERBS ARE LOCALLY GROWN.
I SEE A COUPLE DIFFERENT KINDS OF TOMATOES.
THEY LOOK LIKE DIFFERENT PLANT.
THERE'S DIFFERENT VARIETIES SUITED FOR DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS.
THIS HANGING BASKET IS MORE OF A TRAILING TOMATO AND DOESN'T NEED MUCH GROUND TO GROW IN.
THERE'S ALSO SMALLER PATIO VARIETIES.
THESE ARE SMALLER, KIND OF CHERRY, GRAPE TOMATOES.
YOU HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT.
YOU WANT TO WAIT.
YOU CAN RESEARCH IT, MAYBE COME SHOP.
MAY? OUR AVERAGE LAST FROST IS BETWEEN MAY 10th AND MAY 15th.
WE DO HAVE THAT POTENTIAL FOR FROST OVERNIGHT TOO AS WELL.
SO KYLIE LIVES IN THE CITY.
HERB GARDENS, URBAN HERB GARDENS ARE HUGE RIGHT NOW.
ANOTHER THING YOU COULD ADD TO THAT HERB GARDEN WOULD BE MINT.
THIS IS REALLY POPULAR FOR US.
THIS IS MOJITO MINT.
EXCELLENT FOR THE SUMMER TIME DRINKS.
YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THAT.
THERE'S GREAT STRAWBERRY JARS OR HERB JARS IF YOU JUST HAVE A SMALL SPACE.
YOU CAN FIT LOTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OR VARIETIES.
I'LL JUST BRING THAT BACK WITH ME.
THIS IS NOT THE LAST TIME I'M GOING TO SEE ADAM TODAY.
ADAM WILL BE A PART OF THE ART IN BLOOM FASHION SHOW.
CALLED FLOWERS AFTER HOURS AT THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS TONIGHT.
ART IN BLOOM GOES FOR FOUR DAYS.
BACHMAN'S HELPS DESIGN THESE BEAUTIFUL FLOWER DISPLAYS INSPIRED BY THE ART IN THE MUSEUM.
TONIGHT KAREN AND I ARE GOING TO EMCEE THIS.
YOU ARE ONE OF THE FASHION MODELS.
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? YOU'LL HAVE TO COME TO ATTEND.
IS THIS GARDENING ATTIRE? YEAH, THIS IS GARDENING HIGH FASHION.
YOU'LL BE DECORATED WITH FLOWERS AND PLANTS.
I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET.
I'VE HEARD THERE'S A HEAD DRESS.
DO THE SHOW TWICE.
COME AND SEE US.
Hi I'm Tricia an organic gardener I groworganically for a healthy and safe food supply, for a clean and sustainable environment, for an enjoyable and rewardingexperience.
If you've gardened long enough you know there's aquandary of how to keep track of all your garden seeds.
When it comes to organizing my seed Idivide it into three groups based on planting time.
This is my six to eight weeks box.
Inside this box I have seeds like tomatoes and peppers that needs to be started indoor in trays about six to eight weeks before the last frost.
I also have seeds that can be direct seeded in theground six to eight weeks before the last frost, like peas.
In my three to four week box I have plants like cucumber and other cucurbits that can be started inside in trays three to four weeks before the last frost.
As well as a little section for seeds that can be started directlyin the ground three to four weeks before the lastfrost.
This is my direct seed after frost box, this backs contains vegetables such ascorn, beans and okra.
For seeds that you are going to use this season or that you are going to use within the next year you can just store them in a cool dark spot.
The seeds that I'll be using over the next few years can be storedin a moisture proof box like this.
If you seed packs have torn apart or if your saving your own seeds store them in these little tins.
If you have some silica gel packs from abox of shoes you can drop those in the box just tofurther reduce the humidity.
Seeds stored longer than a year shouldhave a moisture content of less than a 8 percent.
Seeds will reach a moisture equilibrium withtheir environment.
A good rule of thumb for getting anappropriate moisture content is to make sure that the sum of the temperaturein Fahrenheit and the relative humidity does not exceed one hundred.
The whole box can go in therefrigerator where there's a temperature below forty and a relative humidity ofless than sixty.
Different plant varieties keep longer than others, for example onions will keep only about a year butcucumbers will keep to about five years.
Seed packs will have a packed for dateprinted on them so you know what year to count the longevity from.
If you are planting seeds that are a little bit old plant more than you normally would, because germination rates may go downjust a little bit.
An easy way to keep track of what seeds you have, their longevity and the last date you planted is byusing a spreadsheet.
This way you don't end up buying seeds youalready have or not replacing seed that is old you can download this spreadsheet fromgroworganic.
Com which will auto fill the longevity ofthe vegetable seed and the planting time.
There's a wealth of information aboutseeds in our seed catalog as well as many planting tips in our calendar.
So organize your seed cupboard and groworganic for life!.
Hello, this is Marjory Wildcraft and today I’m going to talk to you a littlebit about organizing your seeds.
And, of course, as you get into growing yourown groceries, you're going to be collecting a lot of seeds, you'll be saving seeds, trading seeds withfriends, and you want to come up with a way to organizeall that, or in my case, disorganize all that.
If you remember from our previous interviews the three key tips to saving your seeds is, one, you want to keep them cool … you want to keep them dark, and you want to keep them dry.
Now, let’s talk about the containers thatwill help you do that.
I’ve tried a lot of different things, everything from the Mason jar to the coffeecan, and you're going to laugh at what I finally came up with as the best solution – it’s ammunition boxes.
These are commercially available.
These are plastic; I got them from a localsporting goods store.
You can also pick up from military surplusthese old ammo cans.
This particular one is a 30 caliber can.
The great thing about these things: they're waterproof, they're solid, they'restackable.
They will last you all of your life and, if taken care of properly, you'll be able to give them to your children; your children will be able to give them toyour grandchildren.
It’s truly what seed saving is all about.
So these are ammunition boxes, currently runningat $10 to $15 a piece, depending on where you pick them up.
I like the plastic ones.
They're a little bit lighter, but either wayyou want to go.
I generally tend to store my seeds … I have a preference to store them in paper, so envelopes and paper bags is generally howI store them.
On occasion, if all I have is a Ziploc bag or somethinglike that, I’ll do that Ziploc bag and put a pieceof tissue paper or a wipe or some dry cloth in there to help absorb the moisture.
Also, in addition to whatever bags I mighthave them in, I want to put a desiccant into the containerthat I’m storing in.
Some people collect those little packets that you get with your vitamins or your medicine, those little packets of desiccant.
Some people collect those and save those anduse that; that’s fine.
I don’t actually use medicines or vitaminsvery much, so I don’t have much of those.
What I use is cat litter.
I’ll take a sock and a couple of cups ofthis cat litter, tie the sock off, and there you go.
I take one of these and toss it into my seedkit, and that just is an extra protection to makesure that I’m keeping moisture out of there and those seeds are good and dry.
For both your desiccants and your cat litter, if they do get a little moist over time – doing their job, absorbing water – you can take them out, put them on a cookiesheet, put them in a low temperature oven, and let that moisture evaporate back out, or over an open fire with a low flame if you're doing this in a primitive situation, and go ahead and reuse it over and over again.
And the desiccants can be reused over andover again, just as the boxes can.
Talking about how I categorize my seeds, I generally put them in about four differentcategories.
I categorize them by plants that are warmseason plants, so these are my vegetables like the squashesand cucumbers, tomatoes, things that are generally going to be growingin the spring and the summer – okra, corn, those type of things.
I also then have another category, anotherbox, full of my cool season plants, and these are going to be your lettuce, yourbroccoli, spinach, kale, the things that are going to be able to withstanda freeze and generally you're growing in the winteror fall seasons.
And for those two, by the way, which is what most people are starting outwith, you're really only going to need one box or maybe two boxes as the most to just helpyou sort it out.
I tend to love collecting and swapping andsharing with people, so I’ve probably got four or five boxes just for those two categories.
Where you're going to start using a lot morevolume is when you're starting to save for cover crops and for calorie crops.
Cover crops would be your oats, or your rye, or your vetch, or your clover.
And as you can see, they start taking up someroom, so I like to save them in a cloth bag or maybe a big grocery bag that I’ve saved.
I’ve got vetch that I’ve saved for yearsand years, and oats that I’ve saved and planted andsaved.
And that’s where you start ending up using a lot more volume; you end up starting to use a lot more of these containers for that.
Also calorie crops tend to take up more room – for example, corn.
This is this red corn that I really love togrow; this is only part of it.
Here’s some blue corn.
You're going to need a lot more space because generally you're growing a largerarea for those and you just physically need more seeds.
Also, when I’m talking about seed saving, when I’m saving seeds, I usually like to save at least two to threetimes, sometimes four or five times what I’m going to need for my own needs partly because I’m going to be giving awayand sharing, but partly just because I want some redundancy.
Some years it’s just hard to get a cropgoing or you may lose something, and so you want to have that seed as a littleseed bank.
If you remember that most vegetable seedsare going to stay viable, if you take real good care of them, for about four or five years, a little bit of time.
There are some of them that obviously lasta lot longer, and then some are a lot shorter.
That five year guideline is just a rule ofthumb.
So anyway, it’s a lot of fun.
I buy seeds from a lot of different places; a lot of people have been asking me.
Just look online at Sustainable Seed Company, Bountiful Gardens, Seed Savers Exchange, Johnny’s Selected Seeds – there’s a lot of really good, reputableseed dealers out there.
And I hope this has helped you organize yourown seeds; there’s a lot of different methods.
This is Marjory Wildcraft and I’ll see you on another segment.
Hi, I'm Heidi Rader.
I'm with UAFCooperative Extension Service and Tanana Chiefs Conference.
I'm here at the Georgeson Botanical Garden at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
And I'm talkingabout using herbs and cooking and storing herbs today.
In another video, Italked about all the different kinds of herbs you can grow here in Alaska andtoday I'll be talking about how to use those herbs and how to store those herbs.
A couple ones I didn't mention in another video are marjoram, oregano, and thyme.
These ones are used in a lot of Italian cooking and soupsand are great all-purpose type of herb.
The nice thing about growing your own herbs is you can use them as you need them in everything fromsoups to salads to baked goods to breads.
It's really a question of what can't youuse herbs in.
And they're really quite flexible too.
Spices, especiallycayenne or red pepper flakes you'll notice, if you use more than the recipecalled for.
But herbs are generally pretty flexible, and you can play aroundwith different flavor combinations that you like and an experiment.
A greattime to harvest herbs is in the morning to promote the most flavor ofyour herbs before the heat of the day.
So how you want to harvest herbs isyou don't want to mow down the entire plant but you do just want to takecuttings and promote continued leaf development.
So take cuttings fromthroughout the plant not just one area.
And it's actually good to routinely useyour herbs and to use them before they have gone to flower as then theyget a little bit woody are not quite as flavorful.
I'mharvesting some marjoram here.
So couple things, if you wanted to use the herbsright away then you'd want to strip the herbs from the stems and just use theherbs and you can even use the flowers.
But you don't generally want touse the the stems as they can be pretty woody and difficult to chew if youwanted to dry these herbs, and it works well for woody type herbs, to hang themin a bundle and hang them up to dry.
So for things like basil which are more ofa tender herb the best way to dry them is in a dehydrator, or on a screen asthey will crumble a little bit if you make a bundle.
But I would just takethese herbs, and let's grab a few more over here, and make a little bundle.
You could hang these up to dry like that you could also just make a bundle forputting in a soup.
That's called a bouquet garni.
You could also put it in alittle bit of cheesecloth and then pull out the whole bundle.
And then you don'tneed to worry about stripping off the leaves off from the stem and you can justtake the whole thing out and you've imparted a lot of the flavor.
But anothergreat thing to do is just take the leaves off the stem and then just chopit and use it in whatever dish you're planning on.
Salad or soup andwhatnot.
Another thing you can do is chop or blend or use a food processor andblend up your herbs and then mix them with oil.
So maybe a couple cups of anyfresh herb and a half cup of oil that really helps preserve the flavor andthe essential oils as well.
And then you can freeze it you could even put it inan ice cube tray and then you have an easyway to just use a little bit of herbs at a time.
Another common thing to do withbasil especially but you can use a lot of different types of herbs is tomake pesto.
So for pesto you're going to want about2 cups of packed basil, you're gonna wet about 1/2 cup pine nuts,1/2 a cup of parmesan, 3/4 cups of olive oil, and a couple cloves of garlic.
Soyou would blend all of that up or you can chop it very finely, which is alittle bit more work, but that's what I have here.
Mix it all up togetherand that makes a really nice sauce for pasta for pizza, or even sandwiches.
And you don't have to use basil, you can use something like arugulainstead of pine nuts, you could use walnuts, and you can really experimentwith the general concept behind pesto too to preserve your herbs.
Another thingyou can do is use herbs in tea, either dried or fresh, so lemon balm is anexcellent herb for making a tea.
I'll just harvest a little bit here of lemonbalm.
It has a really nice lemony flavor and that makes an excellent tea and soyou would just want to chop it.
You also want to bruise your herbs a little bitbefore you use them and that will release some of their flavors.
Anotherway you can preserve herbs is if you buy them from the farmers market or thestore, you can simply put them in a vase of water with the stems down.
Much likeyou would a bouquet of flowers and that will really enhance how long the theherbs keep as well.
Of course if you have your ownherb garden you don't really need to harvest them in advance of whenyou're cooking them, so you don't really need to do that.
But especially if youbuy them from the farmers market just put it in a vase like you would abouquet of flowers.
Another great way to preserve herbs and nice way to use themis by adding adding them to vinegar.
So you want a sterile jar, and you can useany type of herbs that you think would taste good.
This is basil and marjoram and you want to just pack the jar and with your freshherbs.
Bruise them a little bit, then add vinegar to it.
You don't need toheat up the vinegar, but you can heat up the vinegar if you want yourvinegar to be flavored more quickly.
So pack in your herbs, this purple basil isgoing to turn the vinegar a nice crimson color and you know let it sit for two orthree days, and then you'll have a nice, flavorful vinegar that will keep forquite a long time.
Good types of vinegars to use are rice vinegar or white winevinegar.
You don't want to use apple cider vinegar, for instance, because theflavor is so strong you probably will not taste the herbs as well.
So those aredifferent ways to store and preserve and use herbs from your Alaskan garden.
Ohand one more thing, I want to show you.
UAF Cooperative Extension Service has agreat book.
It's called An Alaskan Herb Garden.
It's all about which herbs youcan grow here in Alaska, how to cook with them, how to preservethem.
So pick that up at our website for $15 and check back weekly for more videos here In the Alaska Garden.
I'mHeidi Rader here with Cooperative Extension Service and Tanana ChiefsConference.
Thanks for listening.
Hey fellas, good morning! It's a beautifulmorning here in Black Forest Germany! It's only one degree Celsius! It's prettycold, but nice on the Sun and we have just a little bit more then one monthbefore it's spring, and that's why I'm here today.
To show you what seeds I'mgoing to order, to show you the planning for the garden, where I'm gonna put what.
I want you to be with me here.
I want to share this this joy with you andbefore we start – click subscribe, leave a comment, share with your friends andeventually start the garden! Come on, let's go and take a look.
Seeds! I'm ordering seeds rightnow! I already put something in my shopping cart and I want to show you awebsite where I'm ordering.
It's called Dreschflegel online-shopBio-Saatgut.
There are several farm here in Germany and they havetheir own seeds.
Last year we were satisfied with this seeds.
Some ofthis seeds didn't come out, but in all together we were verysatisfied! As you can see here that's a group.
They have around 15 farms,something like that.
Here's the list so every time when you order seed, youknow from who this seed come from.
We are herein Baden Württemberg.
This is Black Forest and this is our garden here.
My shopping chart: I willtake you through that.
Salad, spinach, broccoli, Rosenhohl Roubine or it'scalled Brussels sprouts in English.
I took red one and green one.
I saw red onesomewhere.
Someone share it on the Instagram and I find it very veryinteresting.
In color and everything that looks very nice.
And when we talk aboutInstagram, if you have Instagram give me a follow and I will follow back.
Maybe you can find some interesting photos on my profile.
As the point ofthis YouTube channel is encourage you, and to inspire you, and tomotivate you to start your own garden.
Then I ordered kohlrabi.
Last year we had a small one, also from this website.
There were indiameter around 3 or 4 centimeters and very good.
This year we are trying with the bigger one.
Cucumbers Tanja! So if any Tanja here iswatching this video, hi Tanja! I have a cucumber with yourname! Kurbis – it's a pumpkin.
Two different types.
This is a small one morefor soup, and this is a bigger one.
We will have it for Halloween and for kidswhen they come in the garden.
We will actually give it to thekids if we gonna have enough, of course.
Or we will just give it two orthree pumpkin to the teacher so they will have that in their class.
Zucchini Gold Rush.
Favorite yellow zucchini! We ordered three packingpackages.
Yes, you can see a price here.
I'm not talking about price.
It's alittle bit more expensive, but you know it's bio.
That's bio product (organic).
Best, best zucchini.
Number one! Tomatoes! Two differenttypes.
Both we will use to have our own soup and to store themin glassesfor winter time.
Of course I will eat them also.
Partly we will plant them ingreenhouses because in the summer it's very cold during the night.
Thenin the morning there are some water on the leaves, then Sun comesout and totally burns the tomatoes.
Bush Bonen, or runner beans.
This is yellow one and we love yellow ones because they don't have strings onthe side.
You can harvest them even when they're a bigger.
Youwill not have these strings.
That is very annoying when when you eat them.
We will also buy some conventional seeds, just in case this this one don't comeout.
Rote Bete or beetroots also for salad to store in winter.
And Möhre, or carrots.
Beside that we will plant some sweet potatoes andpotatoes.
Like I said but we will buy sweet potato in the shop.
Bio sweetpotato and then we will do everything else by ourselves.
Whentime comes for sweet potato to start all that work about it, we will create anothervideo.
And I will share everything with you.
Another seeds what we weregoing to buy is corn.
We like to eat corn in summer.
And maybe some more raspberries.
We already have lots of berries and I was lookinghere on this website if they have something.
But they don't have what I want.
So we willbuy conventional plant.
I like, I really like raspberries I findthem great! We will have some more so wecan enjoy our ice cream in summer.
I just like to eat them in themorning, instead of drinking coffee.
In summer I just take cold raspberriesout from the fridge and I'm eating them.
And now I will go back to the videoto show you a little bit in the garden.
Look at this.
Underneath is much better.
Let me take you now around the garden toshow you where I'm gonna plant my seeds.
Here at the beginning I will put cornand probably pumpkins here on this heap.
We can use this part also.
All these poles, as you can see here and on this side, I will take out during the spring.
New garden, I'm not exactlysure what I will put here but here.
In this greenhouse is gonna go sweetpotato and something behind.
As you can see stump here.
I need to take that out.
This stump here and the root I will take out,and create raised bed for salads.
Here where I'm standing, we will put probablyyellow runner beans.
I don't still don't know what.
But it will gosomething inside here.
Over there in greenhouse will put tomatoes.
Potatoeswill go here.
And now we are going in to the New Frontier Garden.
So we will haveour programs with kids here.
And we will plant also something with the kids.
Here – potatoes! It is nice plot here.
Here under this kids garden I'll plant some more berries.
It's so cool to see something newsprouting up in the Hill Country.
Thanks so much for sharing your greatoperations with us, looking forward to eating some of those mushrooms.
Right now, however, we're gonna be talking about herbs and we are joined by Ann McCormackwho's back the urban urban cowgirl and cowgirl it's great to have you back onthe program.
We had lots of fun last time you're on the show.
We're gonna betalking about a very special herb for Austin and Central Texas, cilantro.
Cilantro, oh very very much beloved in Texas but it's one of the herbs thatpeople will have problems in in years where we have very high heat becausethey don't understand that in the real high temperature cilantro simply willnot survive.
And I often get questions from poor gardeners who justfeel that they have just failed miserably because their cilantro died.
Bythe time we get to in late June early July and I am so happy to be able to sayto them it's not you it's just the plant.
And once they understand that it's acool weather herb and here in Texas what that means is we have to grow it and twoseasons one is the very beginning of the year like as early as February so it'll grow during the cooler months and then by like I said byMemorial Day it starts to head towards seeds of course the seeds arecoriander seeds which are edible also.
Right, and when it bolts it'sactually quite attractive.
It is but it just makes people who want to have cilantro leaves.
So, what you do is Labor Day comes around plant it again.
Asthe temperatures again start to slowly cool you will have a second productionof the leaves that people want and they can enjoy that pretty much until thefirst frost which sometimes is very late in December.
So we encouragepeople to grow cilantro as just a two season herb and they won't haveanxieties over why their tacos are lacking cilantrobecause it is definitely a plant that's a staple in Tex-Mex food.
It's wonderful now for those people who are heating the advice and will want toplant some in the fall.
Are there any special precautions when the weather does turn cold? Not particularly because it really does tolerate coolertemperatures it's like basil when we really get to the point where we have ahard frost it will die it is an annual sure and that's normal but you will beable to have production for if you if you plant in September you know OctoberNovember and well into December and you can have plenty of tacos and enchiladaswith your own fresh cilantro on them.
And just real basic cultivation on cilantroI'm assuming full Sun? Yes and they do pretty well with some moisture.
Theydo like to have regular moisture and of course with the cooler temperatures youwon't have to water them as much they can grow in the ground as well as in apot but they really do need to be outside.
They're really not an indoorwindowsill herb.
A lot of people try that.
Most herbs that we use for cooking are nativeto the Mediterranean area, as is cilantro.
And so you just really need that sun.
Okay, so problem solved.
I would hope so.
Now another thing that you wanted to do this isn't about manger herbs.
Yes and I was completelyunfamiliar with this term I know what a manger is oh but there are a lot of oldtraditions symbolism associated with herbs and flowers and trees but aroundChristmas time there are certain herbs that are considered particularlysignificant associated with the Christmas story Joseph and Mary going to Bethlehem and the baby Jesus being born and laid in the manger and ofcourse this is a very rural image of course to us and it certainly was I mean, he was the child out in the barn.
And so there were traditions that were slowly built up that talked aboutcertain herbs that would have been used by Mary and you care for the infantchild and had association with Christmas and they were then used as decoration asalso as symbolism in the home and in the parish church because remember,for centuries the majority of people did not read did not have accessto a Bible and so symbolism was the way that the Catholic Churchreminded people of what they had learned verbally during the Sunday Sermons sothat's why I was just in glass windows and and traditional things such as majorherbs.
Well speaking of major herbs there are alot of our all-time favorites are on the list here you know but there's someunusual ones that people will go gosh I've never heard of that.
Bedstraw is one and this is, you could imagine it being useful in themanger setting.
What kind of herb is this? The full name is Our Lady's Bed Straw.
The tradition was that it was used to create a bed for the baby Jesus.
It is sort of,it is has something of a sweet hay like fragrance and I believe it it's one ofthe herbs that would also be used like pennyroyal which is another one that's amanger herb to help deter fleas and other biting insects you wouldn't wantto have your infant child someplace where it was going to be bitten by fleas.
Makes sense to me.
This was an example of a tradition that came up.
Thyme, sweet garden thyme has and still is actually used some of theessential oils from times as having antiseptic properties right and thatalso to provide a clean environment for the baby Jesus and that was one thatwas also considered a manger herb and lavender as well lavender of course forthe the wonderful scent and the the blue color because blue was a symbolic colorclosely associated with Mary the mother of Jesus which is wellrosemary is also on the list that has a tradition a traditional story thatactually goes beyond Bethlehem.
Not long after Jesus was born to MaryJoseph and the baby fled into Egypt because Herod was looking to kill theinfant child and the tradition says that as they were on their way to Egypt theystopped at some point and for whatever reason and Mary took her cloak which was a bright blue and placed it over a rosemary bush supposedly to air outand the tradition says that before that the flowers were white but after thatthat rosemary would have light blue flowers which not all, but themajority of them still do to this day.
So this was something where ifpeople who grew rosemary and would see the blue flowers would be reminded ofthe Bible story related to Egypt there's so many charming ways that mythologygets blended in with plants.
And again more offavorites.
Lavender is another one that is associated with a manger again because of the scent.
One that we really don't grow very muchthese days is rue.
It was commonly described as the herb of grace becauseit was considered a cleansing and purifying herb.
Rue was one of I thinkthere's one of two I can't think of the other one one of two herbs that I thinkwould be used to sanctify a person or a place where it would be dipped in holywater and shaken around so it was the herb of grace.
It was dispensing grace to those around and so that has an obviousassociation with the Christ child coming into the world and providing grace tothe work grace and salvation to the world.
Well there's so many cool storiesand we're gonna have to visit with you some more about theother herbs but just real briefly though for a lot of the plants we just talkedabout autumn is a great time to plant them, correct? Yes, autumn isthe perfect time to plant just about any.
Not just your herbs becausethe cooler temperatures mean that the plant is going to be less stressedbecause any time you dig up a plant to disturb its roots it, it's a stressfulsituation it's stressful for us when we change houses it's bad for the plants too.
But it is actually a perfect time to do it because then it also means thatthe plant has the winter for the roots to develop in preparation for spring.
Well, on that note we're gonna have to wrap up this interview but wehope that you'll come back and visit with us some more about some of theseamazing stories that you know so well.
Thanks for being hereand oh and anyone who's interested in the Twelve Herbs of Christmas I have itin a poem form on my website just google, find my website and look up the wordChristmas and you'll find it.
Okay very good.
Thanks and coming up next isStephanie.
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here are 5 such Vegetables and Herbs You CanRegrow Again and Again in your garden.
Do you throw your garlic-bulbs out once theystart to sprout? What about your potatoes when they get a littlewrinkly? How about ginger-root that sits out on thecounter too long? Well, you could be getting a lot more valueout of your produce than you may realize! Many popular edibles can be regrown from thescraps you're likely throwing-out.
Keep watching for a list of veggie scrapsyou will want to hang on to, from here on out.
BasilBasil is a breeze to propagate.
Simply take some healthy, fresh, 4-inch cuttingsfrom a young basil plant.
Leave just two sets of leaves at the top ofeach cutting, and remove the remaining leaves.
Then, submerge the cuttings in a few inchesof clean-water.
It may take between 1-2 weeks for roots toform after which Plant it in a small-pot for the windowsill,or out in your garden.
MintAnother herb worth growing from cuttings is mint.
Much like basil, you'll want cuttings about4 to 5 inches in length.
Remove lower leaves and place the cuttingsin clean-water.
Once roots develop, Transfer to a containerfilled with potting-soil.
Green Onions and ScallionsDo you love to toss some green-onions on just about everything? Buy them once, and then grow them from thescraps on a windowsill.
Place the root leftover from the green-onionsin a couple of inches of water.
And in just a few days you'll notice rootsform but also the leaves will start to grow.
Continue to harvest while in water, or plantin a container of potting-soil.
Ginger RootHave you ever bought ginger-root and noticed little buds forming? Plant it! You'll have fresh ginger to harvest soon enough! Soak the roots overnight to encourage growth,and then you can transfer it to a container filled with potting-soil.
Ginger doesn't like standing-water, so makesure your container has drainage-holes.
Garlic If your garlic-cloves start to sprout, plantthem! Garlic is one of the easiest plants to growover and over again.
One clove planted in the garden, in eitherearly-fall or late winter depending on your area, can multiply into a bulb of multiple-cloves.
Welcome to Parna Garden.
It has been a while since I last uploaded the last gardening video.
Because I have been busy with work and travel.
Now that I'm back, I would like to show to how to collect seeds from the vegetables grown in your home garden and save them to start plants for the next growing season.
Also, we will take a quick tour of the garden up until frost hit this week and my recent harvest from the first week of December.
This is a winter melon You may have seen this variety of winter melon in my harvest video I'm going to cut this winter melon open and collect the seeds before I could use it for cooking You can also make winter melon juice, and it is known to be beneficial for people suffering from acidity.
This is how the inside of a winter melon looks like.
It has many fairly large seeds.
You can collect these seeds in a bowl, wash them, and dry them under the sun.
and then finally store it in salable plastic bags.
I'm going to take a small portion of this winter melon for today's use, and I'm going to collect seeds from that smaller piece.
The rest of the winter melon goes to the refrigerator and it can stay there for at least a week.
As you can see here, the small portion of winter melon itself has a lot more seeds than you would require for a small backyard garden Here, I'm going to harvest dried pods of yard long beans, also known as Asian long beans.
These dry bean pods are very easy to work with just bare hands As you can see here, when you split the bean pod open, the beans pop out and you can collect them to start the seedlings for the next growing season.
They can also be used for cooking This is a ridge gourd If you let it stay in the vine for long, it tuns dry and brown like this.
You an cut the large end of this ridge gourd and shake it for all the seeds to come out easily.
Clean the seeds of husk and save them to start your next year's ridge gourd plats This is a plant of green chillies.
As I have not harvested all of the green chillies, they have ripened and turned red.
These red chillies can be dried under the sun for a few days and then stored in air tight containers for future use in the kitchen or for starting new seedlings for the next growing season This is a bitter gourd, also known as bitter melon.
When it turns into this beautiful orange color.
and the pod starts opening by itself.
Inside this pod you will see a lot of seeds covered in red pulp.
You can take these seeds and throw it into water, and squeeze the pulp out of them.
The seeds inside are light brown in color as you can see here.
You can dry these seeds for a day or two and then save then for the next season.
To collect seeds from this ripe shooting star eggplant, I am gong to throw it into this container and add water to kit, then set aside for a few days so it becomes mushy and the seeds separate easily.
Here are the separated and cleaned seeds that I'm going to strain now and dry them under the sun on top of a paper towel After the seeds are dry, you can store them and use them next year for starting your eggplant seedlings Here is a tip to speed up this process – If you make a couple of cuts in the eggplant before you immerse it in water it becomes mushy faster and you can separate the seeds sooner.
Lets collect some okra seeds.
Here is my okra patch towards the end of the season with some okra pods that have gone to seed which means these okra pods have stayed on the plant until they became dry and brown.
These pods are filled with lots of okra seeds.
As you can see here, I am trying to open it with one hand Because I have the camera on the other But you can see, there are lot of black round okra seeds inside each of these pods Here is a close up view of the okra seeds that I collected These are Shankhapushpa flowers from my garden They grow in vines.
After the flowers drop, the plant produces pods filled with seeds.
When the pods are brown, they are ready to be harvested.
When you harvest the pods, sometimes they split open and you can see the seeds Typically each pod has 6 – 7 seeds and they are very easy to open with just one hand These are the seeds collected from the vegetables and flowers grown in my backyard garden in the year 2017.
It is important to label the seeds that you collect and also mark the year in which you collect them.
Because after a few years, the germination rate of the seeds may go down and you not get the expected result after sowing the seed and waiting for a few weeks for it to emerge Here, I am going to store all of these seed packets in a shoe box and set it aside for the next growing season.
Now on to garden tour.
First, let's take a look at this tomato plants growing in containers.
These were planted in spring and they have already produced a lot of tomatoes in early summer this year Now , towards the end of fall and early winter, they are producing second round of tomatoes.
And some of them are not going to be ready before the first frost in my area.
These are indeterminate variety of tomato plats, and they grow up until the first frost.
As we experienced higher than usual temperature in early winter this year the bell pepper plants have been producing a lot of peppers.
You can see multiple plants of bell peppers here making baby peppers in early December.
In addition to bell peppers, the green chillie plant has been producing a lot of green chillies.
Also, the poblano pepper is making peppers too.
Here is an over ripe bitter gourd that has split open on its own and its seeds are about to fall into the ground Hyacinth bean plant has been putting out a lot of bean pods towards the end of fall and up until the first frost It is producing a lot of flowers and fresh bean pods This plant has gone up on the fence and you can see at the top, there are a lot of flowers and fresh beans This garden bed had tomatoes and winter melon earlier this year.
After their production, I have pulled these plants out.
Here in this area, luffa is still producing.
Also, hyacinth beans are producing bean pods These vegetables were harvested from my garden in the first week of December just a few days before the temperature went below freezing and killed all the vegetables plants in my garden On the night of December 7th, the temperature in my area went below freezing It went down to -5 degrees Celsius, which is equivalent to 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here is how my garden looked the next morning.
Although I had covered these chillies and peppers with plastic sheeting, it did not save them from the cold.
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Every day we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables, and herbs completely free of charge.
Not only can we save money, but also reduce our carbon footprint.
These fruits, vegetables, and herbs can all be purchased just once, and then regrown forever! Start out with a firm, healthy, organic sweet potato if it’s starting to sprout, all the better as that gives you a head start.
Place your sweet potato into a jar of water, immersing most of it in, but allowing a couple inches to be above water.
Be sure to change your water out occasionally to prevent molding.
Place your jar with the sweet potato into an area that gets sunlight, you’ll start seeing sprouts.
When the sprouts are four to five inches long, pull them off the sweet potato, which will grow more sprouts.
Place the sprouts in water – you can use the same jar.
When the sprout is well rooted, plant it in a hill of soil that’s about 10 inches high.
All you need is a piece of sprouting ginger to regrow more.
The root that you choose to plant should be plump with tight skin, and not shriveled and old.
It should also have a few eye buds on it.
Soak the ginger root in warm water overnight first.
Then, fill a pot with well-drained potting soil.
Place the ginger root with the eye bud pointing upwards in the soil and cover with 1 to 2 inches of soil; water well.
Place your ginger in a spot that doesn’t get too much bright sunlight, but does stay fairly warm.
Use a spray bottle to keep the soil moist.
Ginger doesn’t grow quickly, but in several weeks you’ll begin to see shoots popping out of the soil.
It’s ready for harvest about 3 to 4 months after growth begins.
You can grow your carrots in water by cutting the tops off of a carrot you bought at the grocery store.
You’ll need about an inch of the root.
Stick a toothpick into either side of the stump and then balance it on top of a glass.
Now, fill your glass with water, allow it to barely touch the bottom edge of the stump.
Place it in an area that gets sunlight, adding water when necessary so that it continues to touch the edge.
You’ll see green sprouts in the top of the carrot within a week, and small white roots will grow from the bottom in about the same amount of time.
If you want to grow green onions indefinitely, it’s ridiculously easy.
This is all you have to do: put a bunch of scallions with their roots into a glass filled with water and put the glass in a sunny spot like a window.
Cut off what you need to use for cooking, and your green onions will literally regrow almost overnight! This is an especially clever idea for re-growing celery from the base and it’s nearly as simple as re-growing onions all you do is chop celery stalks from the base of celery you’ve purchased from the supermarket and use it like you normally would.
Rinse it off and put it into a small bowl of warm water on a sunny windowsill.
Make sure that the base side is facing down, while the cut stalks face upright.
You’ll need to change out the water every couple of days, and use a spray bottle to water the base of the celery where the leaves are growing out.
After a week has passed, you can transfer your celery base to a planter and cover it up, except for the leaf tips, using a mixture of potting soil and dirt.
Water it generously and you’ll see growth really take off.
Re-growing leeks is similar to re-growing green onions, extremely easy.
Place a bunch of leeks with their roots downwards in a shallow glass container that’s filled with water.
Cut off what you need to use in your kitchen for now, and leave the rest in the glass.
Place the glass on a sunny windowsill, and occasionally change the water while the leeks begin to regrow themselves.
Along with celery and onions, bok choy can also be re-grown.
Like re-growing celery, all you have to do is chop us the bok choy you plan to cook with from the base, and then place it face up in a small bowl of warm water.
It may even begin to regenerate quicker than your celery, sometimes as fast as overnight.
In a couple of weeks, you can transfer it to a container of its own and continue growing it in soil.
Choose the largest bulbs you can find.
Separate the garlic head into individual cloves just before planting, and then fill up a container with well-drained soil that’s light and fluffy.
Make a hole using your finger that’s about twice the depth of the clove.
Press down very firmly as you fill up the hole with soil and water it well.
Keep it watered regularly until it flowers, or about a month before harvest which allows the bulbs to dry out.
It’s ready when about one-third to one-half of the leaves have turned brown and wilted.
Regrowing basil is so easy.
Look for a stem that has 6 or more leaves on it.
The longer the stem the better.
Use scissors to cut the stem from the rest of the bunch.
Cut the top leaves or the flowers off and the bottom leaves off right at the point of origin or where it meets the stem.
Place it in a jar of water, and then watch it grow.
You should see roots in about a week.
Lemongrass is fantastic in stir-fries, and it’s really easy to grow too.
All you do is take the stalks you purchase at the store and put them into a jar with about an inch of water.
Within two days the roots will sprout.
Just keep changing the water, and in three or four weeks, it should have two inches of roots so that it can be transplanted to soil.
Gently strip away all leaf sets on the stem, leaving on a couple of new leaves at the top of the cutting.
Place it in a shallow bowl of water, making sure the water covers both sets of leaf nodes that were previously stripped away.
Now, all you do is wait, making sure the water level is above the leaf nodes and switched out once a week.
Once the cutting roots, we can take anywhere from a few weeks to well over a month, let it remain in the water another 5 days to get stronger before planting it in soil.
00:00hello Dan here becoming self-reliant and 00:05self-sufficient that has become my my 00:09quest in my older years no matter how 00:12hard it is this video is basically about 00:15the combination of clean energy and 00:18organically grown food beginning 00:21gardening I'm a complete beginner and I 00:24may even offer some tips on ways to save 00:28money on a basic off-grid solar system 00:31that suits your needs without breaking 00:36your pocketbook in exchange I'd like 00:39comments and feedback on my gardening 00:42technique because I don't have any I'm 00:45growing a variety of vegetables and I 00:48have a worm farm that I just started 00:50it's only a couple of weeks old and like 00:54my composting skills are you know less 00:58than adequate I've only just heard 01:00through the grapevine but a little bit 01:01of reading so hopefully some of you 01:05could leave me some advice as I show you 01:07the beginning of my quest here 01:15hello hmm dan here I'm out of my garden 01:20getting ready to make a video about 01:23beginning gardening and clean energy the 01:25combination seems to be outstanding to 01:28me to show what I'm about I'm gonna have 01:31you look at my solar panel arrays up 01:36there in that tree the tippy tippy top 01:41our four panels on the on the solar 01:46tracker and I'm still turning that one 01:50by rope so I don't have the automatic 01:52solar tracker on it yet but up there is 01:57my other one for 100 watt solar panels 02:01that has an automatic solar tracker on 02:03it night living in the forest as you can 02:05tell I got no Sun here I had to cut 02:09trees out and I mean literally I 02:13literally had to cut trees that I use 02:14them for to prune or my garden here and 02:19now everything's coming up real real 02:22nice clean energy organic Gardens 02:36windmills self-sufficient self-reliance 02:40that's what I'm about I'm hoping to make 02:45this video to get some suggestions and 02:49what I can better do to make my garden 02:53really successful I've been able to eat 02:55sandwiches and salads from my leafy 02:58greens every other day or so but yeah I 03:03want more anyhow 03:06so there it is stay tuned and maybe you 03:09can leave me some advice if you see 03:10something while you're doing your clean 03:18energy and organic farming there's a tip 03:22I need to give everyone can you see that 03:26little device under that solar panel Ray 03:28that's that silver thing 03:30it's a piston an automatic solar 03:32tracking device and they are amazing you 03:38let you'll increase your input by like 03:4050 percent if you're able to track the 03:42Sun it runs off of the off one solar 03:46panel it has zero draw you don't notice 03:47any decrease and you know it's running 03:50on milliwatts and only you know it 03:53tracks every few minutes or several 03:56minutes it'll go just for you know just 03:58a few seconds but to me growing my own 04:05food and producing my own energy is like 04:08it's the ultimate right and that's what 04:11this video is about 04:18climbing up my my solar treehouse here 04:22I'm halfway up well not really halfway 04:26but anyhow oh shoot I'm all zoomed in 04:37I've got these I just nailed actually 04:40screwed and nailed some makeshift steps 04:43there and I I had to do this to get 04:49sunlight above my garden here yeah let 04:54me get all the way up not much wind here 04:59in Oregon and it was really terrifying 05:02getting that window the top of that tree 05:04but on stormy nights it's awesome 05:10I'm starting to learn how to garden I'm 05:13doing all organic in the actual earth 05:16I do purchase soil occasionally but I'm 05:18having problems with winter crops like 05:21spinach 05:22I cannot tell why 05:26I bought the lettuce and stuff because 05:27I'd been having a problem with the cold 05:29weather crops I planted them under shade 05:33mostly shade or partly some in hopes to 05:37keep them alive I've been able to eat a 05:38good salad or a sandwich every other day 05:42it's just from these little that's a 05:44little kale right there anyway this has 05:47purchased soil again but they're doing 05:50really well these raised beds I'm hoping 05:54to expand that so I can eat all the 05:56salad I want all my broccoli well not 06:03all of it about half of them flowered 06:06and led to these tippy little seeds they 06:10look like green beans there I can't get 06:13it to focus but I know those are seeds 06:15when they turn brown I can harvest them 06:17and save them you know we got I have 06:20some nice ones but again any advice 06:23would be encouraging I also have 06:25Brussels sprouts back there that's like 06:26one fell over 06:28but the Brussels sprouts are all seed 06:32yeah 06:34potatoes took off my youngest daughter 06:40loves her corn so I planted corn right 06:46from the seed just I planted them right 06:48along the drip hose line here I added 06:51some soil that I purchased you know $100 06:54per truckload and my peppers some sort 07:03of weird lettuce or hot peppers get away 07:07for them to come up my little radish 07:12farm just coming up onions garlic 07:20whatever the heck that is 07:22I don't even know my bell peppers seemed 07:28to be going kind of slow 07:30[Applause] 07:34excuse me Chili Peppers not bell peppers 07:36that one is taking off pretty good my I 07:41guess they're raspberries not 07:43blueberries my raspberries are got 07:46little berries growing on them and my 07:50strawberries exploded you know I was 07:53looking forward to coming home and eaten 07:55handful today and the freaking birds got 07:59here while I was at work and polished 08:02off my strawberries that were ripe 08:04I picked the ones that weren't ripe and 08:06ate them once but I mean they're they're 08:09one of the first things to bloom anyhow 08:13another raspberry and somewhere in this 08:16garden I'm also growing blackberry I'm 08:18letting one come up hoping to have up my 08:21own blackberry garden I think this is 08:27like squash and behind that as a tomato 08:32plant started indoors it's doing really 08:36really well and I have a bunch of seeds 08:37I started outside 08:40that watering line there right up into 08:43the potatoes hello yeah I don't have a 08:48horrible problem with Gophers 08:50moles but last year something got to my 08:54potatoes and so I looked online I met 08:57this nice older gentleman that swore by 08:59these things it's a ground thumper it 09:01runs on like 3 D cell batteries I went 09:05to ebay and Laura behold there they were 09:08anyway you battery them up and then put 09:11them in the ground and they put off a 09:13sonic boom you know a little bump 09:16periodically which allegedly the goals 09:20and Gophers don't like and so he sped 09:22around your garden anyhow let me know if 09:27anybody has experience with these do 09:29they work and I wasting my money this is 09:33a bed where I I start things I may be 09:37like that thing in the middle there 09:38that's a garlic actually but I've 09:41already transplanted a bunch of them 09:43they were down on the earth now I can 09:46cover this when it's cold out and the 09:49Gophers don't have their way started a 09:54little worm farm I do a lot of coffee 09:57grounds crushed eggshells 10:01you know vegetation you know celery 10:04lettuce stuff like that leftover food 10:06stuff I have night crawlers in here but 10:10they are elusive they they might be down 10:17at the bottom at the bottom I have a 10:19gravel in sand bed and shredded paper 10:23for moisture content and for what I 10:27understand they like to come out and eat 10:28at night but I want to grow my own worms 10:32and make sure every flower bed is 10:34saturated with them or every vegetable 10:38bed anyway any advice on that it would 10:41be really helpful I'm starting a simple 10:46little outdoor compost we right through 10:50you know 10:51food scraps coffee Grandville oh this is 10:54you can see eggshells and I bury it 10:57quickly and I don't I'm not sure how to 11:01properly care that I could use any 11:03advice anybody's going to give I'm also 11:06doing a strictly you know limbs branches 11:11I threw some eggs egg shells in there 11:14and stuff but like whenever I clean the 11:16yard I throw you know everything in here 11:19and I'm hoping to learn a process to 11:21break all this wood down and make good 11:25moles for my night crawlers and 11:27earthworms I think the red wigglers 11:31prefer dinner scraps but anyway any 11:34advice on the composting would be 11:37greatly appreciated I cover it up with a 11:40carpet right now maybe there's a better 11:43way anyhow 11:48any advice would be greatly appreciated 11:50I primarily a clean energy Channel 11:55but of course you know like I've 11:56stressed I think it's really important 11:58to become self-sufficient I'm a full 12:02believer in co2 levels being threatening 12:05the high especially a lot of people for 12:06people along the equator so yeah if 12:10you'd like it subscribe that would help 12:12me start becoming visible in the Google 12:15search engine algorithms and then I'll 12:19have more contacts too and I can 12:23the gesture and hopefully get on summit 12:26and mosquitoes are horrible get out some 12:28of your sites and learn something about 12:30this gardening thing it's harder than it 12:33looks.
Delicious! We have three eggplants or talong Hi Guys, It's S&H Sisters Forever.
I'm Sarah and I'm Hannah Hi Guys, It's S&H Sisters Forever.
I'm Sarah and I'm Hannah.
Today we'll be showing you to our garden! First, to start up we have some dianthus, wait you know what's my favorite flower is? Petunia! What? Petunia! Tell Sarah your favorite flower.
Oh no Here is the dianthus to start up.
Here pinkish reddish flowers and some of them are not in bloom yet.
And all the way down there.
We also have the roses, Some of Not all of them are blooming.
We have catnip over here with a lovely purple flower.
The stems going up and I really like the catnip.
Catnips are like lavender Do it attracts cats? Yes! This is our butterfly garden so we saw butterfly flying seconds ago.
Oh, there is a butterfly, Oh there's more! There it is! Can I touch it! Can I get it? My hat! Oh look here are our Peonies! My hat! Hello S&H Sisters Forever Viewers! We have some Weigelas.
Underneath them are the catnips what are those there mom.
Spirea! Spirea next to the Weigla next to the catnip.
Then we have some normal plants.
They are not ready yet.
NO! Remember the garden we did? Let's go look at it! Before anything else, remember our vegetable garden last year.
THANK YOU! We got almost 10K views! How about water? It feels dry, I'll go get the hose.
Can I try one? It's not the best.
Not the best? Is it bitter? YESSS! Look at the radishes sticking out the ground.
yes? may I see? These are the radish the one with the little red knobs at the bottom.
It should be ready soon.
Here are some carrots.
I think these are this! These are the lettuce.
We can harvest them later.
The spinach is not growing well so we are going to plant more lettuce.
Here are our strawberries.
Some of them are not growing, still green like that.
I don't think there are flowers.
That's a lot, right? Our first year to have a harvest.
Oh, this one is almost ready! Huh? Oh yea you go get it.
You can eat it.
For sure there is another one somewhere.
My first strawberry.
Hmmm, how is it? sweet or sour? It's ready.
A mix of sweet and sour.
This is green peas.
What's in the middle? This is the Japanese cucumber This is a super super sweet hybrid cherry tomato.
The hybrid hot pepper.
Here are the long beans, they will be really long.
Here are the long beans are also known as sitaw.
What's that? Sitaw We also have Kamatis OR tomato in English.
It's tiny? may I see? May I see? Yea, it's tiny.
Ah okay Not ready, we need to plant it back.
Dig it, babe! Oh You want to try that Hannah or Sarah? I don't want to eat it.
Delicious! it looks like a clown nose.
alright, wash your hands babe.
Okay! Wash your hands.
You want to bite it? Mmmmmm Is it good? How is it? Can mommy try? Sarah you go bite babe and then mommy Mmmm it sounds good.
Oh my goodness! Tiny? Yea sure, No, YOu can wash that for daddy.
When we eat our first one, it was really spicy maybe because it's not really ready or the red skin Zucchini! We have three eggplants or talong Mom spends a lot of time just to find her Okra.
I love okra.
We planted watermelon.
This I think.
so the watermelon will be ready like about after 100 days.
Is it a hundred days? Maybe about ninety plus days Mom planted ampalaya.
Uhuh! here or bitter melon but it didn't survive.
Okay, we'll show you our potted vegetables.
Why are you covering your nose? yeahthose are beautiful but stinky viburnum here are the green bell sweetpeppers.
uhuh! Yummy! flat flat Italian parsley mix green pepper cilantro andparsley Do you notice we plant flowers next to vegetables so Oh bugs will not eat them.
This is a tomato.
Oh, wait there is one more thing.
What is it? The glorious thing of all.
What? The tree.
It's a pear tree.
Yea A pear tree that's bear fruit.
We can't wait to show you our harvest soon!!!.
All right, we are going to get up in here.
We are going to get up in this bed.
I shouldn't be walking in it, but that's okay because I have some plants to pull up.
This pepper plant, it's going to be in our way! Alright.
Alright let's see.
Hey guys its Feather Garden Belle Witchy Mommy! So I am here with my bulrash, my pitiful little bulrash plant.
We've got a few flowers on it.
and I'm just gonna grab a few pieces because we are just going to make a cup of tea, While we are doing our video.
So, it's almost time for me to pull it up for the season.
I have a bunch of babies thatare growing all over my yard and so that's nice.
Just gonna get a few ofthese.
The young leaves on barrage really good for teas, and salads.
and the flowers are just absolutely gorgeous floating around your cup.
This will be nice.
Nice to have a real cup! I will leave some flowers for the bees! I am going to try to get the leaves that look really good, the ones that aren't so brown.
Now we can go make our tea! So, this is what we have for our tea.
The leaves look nice and healthy they're really young.
The big leaves are a little more uncomfortable to deal with because theyhave all these little burrs.
These probably taste delicious in tea.
Alright so let's get our tea brewing! I love this little mug.
This is actually Lily's mug, she picked it out It has an elephant on it, see the trunk.
and it says and so the adventure begins.
Tea is such a ritual.
The whole process of brewing your own cup of tea, there is more to it than just putting your herb in and pouring the water in and drinking it.
It's really a whole entire ritual in itself.
It looks delicious, I am going to let that steep, for about 10 to 15 minutes.
00:00climate change well what can we do about 00:02it how can the average person make a 00:05difference is there really anything 00:07anybody can do to battle co2 emissions 00:10and you know make keep the planet 00:14habitable for future generations and 00:16stop this mass extinction that's 00:18occurring well for starters I think it's 00:25really important that people realize so 00:28much co2 emissions in our environment 00:31are created by a long-distance shipping 00:34a lot of our food comes thousands of 00:36miles across oceans and I would like to 00:41see some laws passed that kind of demand 00:44people with property to grow a garden 00:46and start reducing some of their own 00:48food in a crisis situation something 00:52happened to our our infrastructure or 00:56you know shortage of food due to drought 00:59or what have you the grocery stores 01:01start running low people in the United 01:03States wouldn't know what to do I mean 01:06they have no alternative and it's a 01:09recipe for disaster so growing a garden 01:12is a really really good start to learn 01:16to produce your own food and such the 01:19next obvious thing is especially here in 01:22Oregon in California we've had a lot of 01:24fires 01:26if fires take out power lines you know 01:30and blow transformers for hundreds of 01:34miles 01:34area you can have counties that just 01:36have no power at all a small portable 01:41solar unit that can get you through the 01:43rough times you know the bare minimum 01:45for cooking or you know boiling water or 01:48you know whatever your needs may be is 01:53really important and that's something 01:55that I started with the garden was my 01:58second goal and I'm really enjoying it 02:02behind me around that you can see I have 02:07a pretty nice little setup here I had to 02:11cut trees out of the forest to get some 02:13sunlight in and stay tuned I'm producing 02:20about a kilowatt of power here in the 02:24forest I had to cut a bunch of trees out 02:26and then climb up the top of this oak 02:29trees how I started I topped it built 02:32this small tree house and installed four 02:35solar panels on a solar tracker that 02:40worked so well I got addicted and and 02:44continued so then I climbed this dug 02:51furred ninety feet up there 100 feet at 02:55the installed for more solar panels on 02:57automatic tracker I actually pulled it 03:00with pulled them with ropes the first 03:01year and and now I'm able to run by 03:05microwave my refrigerator my computer is 03:08all the time with 8 100 watt panels and 03:13but I want another step I bought two 03:16little micro turbines I don't know thisi 03:18a little windmill up there it's just 03:21starting to barely turn a little bit but 03:23anyway on stormy nights it puts off 03:26surprising amount of power and keeps my 03:29batteries topped off so these are all 03:33things you can do to help fight climate 03:35change and prevent you know avoid 03:38blackouts and having some power in house 03:40lights and cooking utensils and such is 03:44a wonderful thing the next thing I did 03:49was installed these little motion 03:51sensors I got it at Walmart they're only 03:54about 15 bucks each and I haven't set 04:00really low so that they don't stay on 04:02very long only a few seconds until they 04:05detect motion again so I don't forget to 04:08leave lights on and it this also runs on 04:12my solar and it's like immeasurable 04:15that's a really good start you got kids 04:17always leaving lights on motion sensors 04:20aren't even 04:20thinking about putting one in the 04:21bathroom and in the hallways in the 04:24house so that you don't have to flick 04:26switches anymore and it's just running a 04:28little 9 watt LED bulb very very 04:32efficient this is the little box that 04:39they came in and like I said in Walmart 04:43very very cheap 11 to 15 dollars I got 04:48like 10 of them now all running on solar 04:53changing all the house light bulbs out 04:56to LEDs that's a biggie I mean if you're 05:00still running the old element type 05:04you're just wasting tons of power and 05:06coal is being burnt to produce that 05:09power so that's it doesn't seem like a 05:12lot but when you measure the amount of 05:15power you are not using because you 05:18haven't hooked on solar you realize oh 05:20wow they are really really efficient and 05:23effective my work truck gets like 15 or 05:2920 miles to the gallon depending on you 05:32know if I'm in the city or on the 05:33highway the van just gets a little bit 05:36better so I invested and it's nearly 50 05:41miles to the gallon motorcycle I take it 05:44whenever I can I wrote it all winter 05:46last winter the full fairing allows for 05:49that but I feel really good about 05:51driving it because I'm getting three or 05:54four times the amount of mileage out of 05:56it as I do with my other vehicles these 05:59tiny every little tiny change helps 06:02battle the co2 problem so basically what 06:08I'm trying to say is every little every 06:11little change you make can have a huge 06:13impact on you know what's going on in 06:16our world today you're leading by 06:18example your neighbors so you start 06:20growing a garden they see you with a 06:22little portable solar array or even just 06:24a smaller array in your yard running a 06:26little off-grid 06:28you know cooking station or in my case I 06:31use it for heating and cooling I tried 06:33to tackle my biggest electric bill first 06:37which is basically your hot-water heater 06:39your air conditioner your heaters and 06:44this is gonna have a huge impact in the 06:48in the long run as far as producing your 06:52own food big AG in corporations right 06:57now have a huge monopoly and the amount 07:00of fossil fuels they're using and the 07:03pesticides and the GMOs and you're only 07:07gonna get healthy by growing your own 07:09food and then you can show you the 07:13neighbors in a crisis I mean you just 07:14never know you can even have a little 07:17neighborhood co-ops where everybody 07:19grows a different thing and I don't know 07:21to me it seems like it could be a much 07:25better society to live in if everybody 07:27worked together there's a technology 07:31called salt water batteries that is I 07:33suspect they're trying to bury it 07:36deliberately because anybody can produce 07:38them you know you can make them in your 07:40own backyard but they called it the blue 07:43battery you could look it up on Google 07:45or saltwater battery and they went 07:48bankrupt and I suspect there's more to 07:51the story because corporations don't 07:55want to have to compete with people who 07:56just don't need anything from them they 07:59you know they're gonna slow it down as 08:01much as possible but ultimately climate 08:05change is real and you know people need 08:08to start being more conscious of it 08:11anyway these are my little tips of what 08:14people that think they can't do anything 08:16you can do something even if you live in 08:19an apartment there's always something 08:21you can do thank you.
Hello Friends! I am sure, You might have noticed somethinglike F1, F2 or F3 Hybrid seeds or sometimes Heirloom seeds written on seed packets.
In todays episode we will look into What theseletters and terms actually mean and whats their importance in gardening.
Thats Coming up.
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Well, Today we will learn:Types of Seeds: Hybrid seeds (F1 F2 F3), Heirloom seeds and Open-Pollinated seeds.
And importance of knowing these types in gardening,specially for those who think of saving their plant seeds for sowing in next season.
Lets begin with Hybrid Seeds.
Let us first know What this letter F standsfor.
The letter F represents filia – its a latinword means daughter.
So the Hybrids seeds are of 3 types F1 F2and F3.
These are produced by cross-breeding of twostable plants with different genetics and the pollen from the male are used to fertilizethe female.
If you want to learn some basics of pollination,I have an animated video explaining pollination and seed formation.
You will get that link at the end screen ofthis video.
So Now lets understand F1 F2 F3 by drawinga family tree.
Imagine plants as people! So the first generation daughers or seedsare simply F1.
And F2 are grandchildren and F3 are greatgrand children.
That means F2 are produced from F1 and F3are produced from F2.
This is so simple.
But why these numbers are important in choosingthe seeds when you visit a garden store or even purchase seeds online.
Well, You must know what you are Purchasing,whether children, grand children or great grandchildren! So what actually happens at some point oftime with these generations and what to expect in such plants.
We will look into this now.
Now Regarding F1 Hybrid seeds or or firstgeneration seeds: Just remember, if you purchase a packet of F1 seeds, you should get the exactqualities of the parents like flowering, growth potency and disease resistance and it shouldproduce those picture perfect flowers or fruits thats printed on the seed packet.
So If you can get F1 seeds, they are the best.
But True F1 seeds are generally expensive.
So always purchase them from a trusted seedcompany.
F2 Hybrid seeds or second generation seeds.
:When F1 plants produce flowers and when they self-pollinate or hand pollinated, then F2seeds are produced.
They are sometimes known as S2 – S standsfor Self.
So hows this important to us.
F2 generation plants have a lot of geneticvariations and are often less vigorous and may not always produce the original flowersas displayed in seed packets.
But many F2 seeds from good companies canalso produce identical flowers, fruits or vegetables similar to the parents.
F2 seeds are popular now a days because theyare very inexpensive and have some decent disease resistance as well.
Some gardeners might think of Saving seedsfrom plants grown with F2 seeds.
F3 seeds do not have that potency and qualitiesof F2.
So the best seeds are F2 and F1.
Now lets learn two more terms used in gardening- open-pollinated and heirloom seeds: Open-pollinated plant cultivars are pollinatedby natural pollinators like the insects, birds, wind, or any natural mechanisms or even ifpollinated by hand.
Heirloom seeds actually have a history ofbeing passed down within a family for many generations like something similar to generationalsharing of heirloom jewelry or furniture.
Some seed companies even sell very old heirloomseeds (like cultivars that are more than 50 or even 100 years old).
The Seed Savers Exchange defines heirloomsas cultivars that have been saved and shared by generations of home gardeners.
One more point to remember is some peoplethink Hybrid seeds are the some synthetic modern seeds produced by genetic modification.
These Genetically modified (GM) seeds or cropsare actually different and these are created by using the advanced GM technology in agriculture.
SO, there you have it folks.
If you found the video useful, please likeshare and subscribe.
Hey, good morning, it's Jason here again that Fraser Valley Rose farm.
I'm down here in the basement Doing some work towards a video on roses from seed "from beginning to end" I want to give you a video on the complete process and I'll be doing that in the spring But one of the steps I'm doing towards that video Is about collecting roses from hips, cleaning those seeds and readying them for Stratification.
I thought because it's so timely I would show you some of those steps right now So it really does begin with that first step if you have roses in your garden and you want to try growing those from seed You can go into the field and collect the rose hips.
Look for well ripened hips.
That should be red or orange Not the green hips if you can help it The other thing that you can do with them or you should do for them at the same time is label them Make sure you know Which ones are which.
The next step is that you take those rose hips and you throw them into a glass Now you can do this fresh like right now when you harvest them or you can do it later after they're dried It makes no difference The step is the same you throw them into a glass, you cover them over with water you mash them around a little bit maybe with a spoon or with your finger try to get them mushed up a little bit and then you leave them to sit for a day or two and what you end up with is: A mush that looks a bit like this it still has the seeds in there It still has some of the pieces of the hips and the pulp.
I'm going to show you how to separate out Everything there So what you have left is clean seeds that you can either store dry or you can continue on to the stratification step That'll be outlining in my other video Alright this is what I have here I still have a spoon in the cup and you can see if I pull it out here that There's a mixture of the rosehips, the seeds, the stems, and any debris that I brought in with them, there's also a whole bunch of seeds at the bottom so I'd like to separate this out and the only Other supplies you'll need is just a little wire mesh strainer like this There's nothing complicated about this It just may take a little bit of repetition Rinse out the jar And now you can see that a whole bunch of the seeds have already separated out and That there's some hips that haven't fully broken down so what I'd like to do is Take some of the ones that have broken down or some of the pulp that's already separated from the seeds There's plenty of seeds in here, so I don't have to worry if I'm actually pulling out some seeds with the pulp if you were Dealing with something you had fewer seeds of you might want to be a little more careful with this step and preserve More of the seeds but for me I'm going to do a rough job of just pulling out the loose pulp and I may take some seeds with me for that step Next thing here just run some water over it And see how much I can work through the wire mesh just to get that debris out of there Okay, next look at that spoon back here take these seeds out Of the mesh and put them back into the glass Clean the mesh here Stir it around And now you can see (or I hope you can see) that there's a whole bunch of seeds right at the bottom of this And then there are some other seeds that are floating on the top It's hard to make any Really good assumptions about the viability of the seeds based on the ones that are floating and the ones that are sinking Although I have to say that in the past I found that when I grabbed some of the ones that are floating and crunch them around in my fingers I find a good percentage of those to be empty or hollow not having a seed inside and because I have so many At the bottom and don't need to preserve every single seed and I'm going to be a little in cautious here and Just pour off those ones on the top Like I say nothing complicated here Just a lot of repetition if you want to try to get really good clean seeds Stir around Now the water here still has debris floating around in it and At the bottom we have those seeds settling so once again, I'm just going to pour off If you get that debris out of there Stop when I'm getting to the bottom where I'll be pouring out seeds One more time a good stir And to see what I'm seeing here I still see and I hope you can see this on the video some little black pieces of debris in there So I'm going to pour off the water One more time trying to get rid of those Good let's return to the strainer For good clean seeds.
I'm gonna do one more push through the strainer And depending how fussy I'm being I can stick those back in the jar or the glass and Pour it off a few more times in this case.
What I think I will do is I will just go ahead and dry these Now to do that step you just want to spread them out you can do it in this or you can put it on to a piece of Let's say paper towel or a coffee filter or something like that just to let them dry out after that make sure you label them right away and You can store them dry It doesn't have to be refrigerated (room temperature is fine) Just dry in like a ziplock bag and just make sure you've labeled them.
All right, that's it for separating the rosehips from their seeds and having the clean seeds for storage or for Continuing on to stratification.
Thank you so much for watching today.
And if you have any questions drop those below the video.
[Music] Squashes are notoriously prolific, butsometimes they need a bit of help to get started.
If your plants are flowering like madbut not producing any fruits, it's time to start hand-pollinating themto speed things along a bit.
In this short video, we'll show you how to do it.
Hand-pollination is a useful technique when there aren'tmany natural pollinators such as bees around – either because it's cold or rainy, or because crops aregrowing under cover in a greenhouse or tunnel.
Hand-pollinating is also a simple and effectiveway to boost your yields , ensuring good fruit set for a reliable harvest.
All types of squashes can be hand-pollinated,includingpumpkins, melons and zucchini (courgette).
Squashes have separate male and female flowers.
Before we hand-pollinate,we need to know exactly which is which.
This is a male flower.
It has a straightstem behind the bloom with no swelling.
Peer inside the flower and you can seethe stamen, which carry the pollen.
We'll be taking the pollen from these tofertilize the female bloom.
And here's a female flower, which has a very obviousswelling behind it.
This is the immature fruit, which will begin growingonce it's been pollinated.
And here's a peek inside a female flower.
You can clearly make out the stigma, onto whichwe'll brush our collected pollen to fertilize the bloom.
When you compare the male and female flowersside-by-side, it's easy to see the differences.
Let's get on with the task in hand.
To pollinate we'll use anartist's paint brush, which has softer bristles.
Use it to tickle pollen fromthe stamen of a male flower onto the brush.
You should be able to see thepollen on the brush end.
Once you've done this, transfer it onto the stigma of afemale flower by gently stroking the brush over it.
And that's it! If you don't have a paintbrush you can simplydetach the male flower from the plant, then peel back the petals to expose the stamens and their pollen.
Now carefully dab the pollen onto the stigmaof an open female flower to pollinate it.
Hand-pollination is also useful when youwant to save seeds of your favorite varieties.
Squashes readily cross pollinate with each other, so the only way to guarantee that seeds will produce plants that are the same variety as their parents is to prevent pollination by insects.
You can then hand-pollinate to ensure that only pollen from plants of the same variety reaches the female flower.
You don't need to isolate the whole plant – just one or two female blooms that will carry your seed.
Cover the flower with alight, breathable fabric such as muslin.
Tie the fabric around the stem at theback so the flower is completely enclosed.
Then, when it opens, remove the fabric and hand-pollinate.
Return the cover when you're done, and keep it inplace until the flower drops off and there's no further risk of cross-pollination.
Mark the developing fruit with a ribbon so you knowfrom which fruits to collect your seeds.
In situations where squashes are reluctantto produce fruits, hand-pollination is a very useful technique to know.
How are your squashes getting on this summer? Are they romping away, or in need of alittle encouragement? Let us know down in the comments section, and make sure you keep up to speed with all ourlatest tips and advice by subscribing to our channel.
There's always room for more subscribers,and we'd love to have you involved in the conversation.
I'll catch you next time.
In this video we will be discussingwhich vegetables and herbs grow well in hot summer climates and those that can'ttake the heat.
Greens and Machines dot com!https://www.
Com So what vegetables can you grow in thescorching heat and which ones should you wait to sow until the fall? Let's go oversome of the vegetables that you shouldn't grow in summer.
These arevegetables that will either shrivel up and die when they are exposed to theheat or those that will biologically signal the plant to go to seed.
Let'slook at a few examples from my experience gardening One plant I wouldnot recommend growing in summer is Bok Choy.
Bok Choy is extremely heatsensitive and will send up a flower stalk if the average daily temperature isabove 90 degrees.
maybe even lower than that.
I'm disappointed bythat because I really love eating bok choy.
This year my vegetable mistake ofchoice was to sow arugula during summer "Arugula? What's that?" "It's a veg-e-ta-ble!" it's already started to grow flower stalk and it's barely even been in theground Spinach and Cilantro are other vegetables that hate the heat theyexpect to see a flower stalk emerge from both of these if you try growing in themin the hot summer Finally, most varieties of lettuce do not tolerate the heat wellas the leaves will either burn or the plant will instantly send up the flowerstalk.
There are some heat tolerant varieties of lettuce though which we'lltalk about in the next section So which vegetables will survive hotsummer temperatures? Here are my favorite vegetables and herbs that will grow insummer climates where the temperatures regularly exceed a 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Or you can visit the link above to see my list in text format on our websiteGreen and machines dot com.
Com Before we dive into this list if you want to see morevideos like this or any other DIY topics that we have, hit that subscribe buttonif you are not subscribed already your support of the channel is greatlyappreciated! My list of heat-tolerant vegetables andherbs starts with basil.
Basil loves sunshine and hot weather and it pairswell with many other plants you'd grow in the garden at this time of year.
As itis able to be quickly and easily propagated from either seeds or cuttingsit's not hard for it to thrive in the garden.
And for those that do not haveland it is a great container plant Most varieties of basil do well during summerbut I would recommend growing either Sweet Basil or Genovese basil.
Second we have Swiss chard.
Being a biennial, Swiss chard will not bolt in its first year ofgrowing meaning it can withstand heat waves and continuously produce.
Even inhigh heat the leaves remain edible Certain cultivars like bright lights canadd quite the color to a salad mix.
Chard is also incredibly versatile forculinary uses as you can enjoy either cooked or raw Next up we have kale.
Kalegets a good rep for being a premier cool weather crop but did you know it canalso take a bit of heat? Like Swiss chard most varieties of kale are alsobiennials and will not immediately bolt.
Even if the leaves start to taste alittle bitter after a heatwave the flavor can improve as temperatures dropin the winter.
For varieties like Red Russian, it is advantageous tocontinuously harvest smaller leaves as they not only tend to be better tasting,but the plant is also able to continuously regrow them at anaccelerated rate during the summer.
These are excellent to pair with Swiss chardand salads Now for some more traditional summertimeplants first we have cherry tomatoes tomatoes thrive in hot weather andduring heat waves plants really love the elevated overnight low temperatures onemust be careful though in times when temperatures exceed triple digits theplants may start dropping blossoms when grown in the right conditionsindeterminate varieties of cherry tomatoes will produce all summer longthe tomatoes can be used for countless culinary purposes following Tomatoes wehave chili peppers like tomatoes peppers absolutely love the heat and willcontinue to produce all season long pick your favorite variety of sweet or spicypepper and watch them explode in production my favorite peppers areAnaheim as I do not tolerate the spiciness too well but when I do wantsome spice in my life I like growing Fresno or serrano peppers the hotter itis outside has a spicier the peppers get and finally let's talk about growinglettuce and summer again if you are trying to grow lettuce in hot summerclimates you will have to pick not only the correct variety of lettuce but youalso need to plant them where they will get a decent amount of sun protectionduring the day varieties for summer include a butter crunch Nevada and mostvarieties of red lettuce will survive the heat quite well when planting duringthe summer you'll either need to plant lettuce in an area where they will getsome shade during the day or find a way to intercrop it with other plants thatcan provide some shade such as tomatoes or peppers you can also use shade clothor overhead irrigation to keep the midday temperatures down surpriseyourself with some fresh homegrown lettuce during the summer so those arethe vegetables and herbs I recommend growing during summer if youlive in an extremely hot climate make sure you hit that like button if youfound this video informative and hit that subscribe button to subscribe togreens and Machines if you want to see more gardening tips videos or any of ourother DIY projects and guides you.
Gardening teaches everything from economics to science to spirituality to emotion and love to hard work.
Gardening is truly a master teacher for adults and children.
Perspective – see things from a different point of view.
Optimism – hope for outcomes that are uncertain.
Dilemmas – being stuck between a rock and a hard place, choosing between two outcomes.
Loneliness – isolation.
Effort – Good things require hard workDisappointment – Failure happens, and it’s a necessary step on the path to success.
Joyful consequences – Unexpected things can be wonderful!Planning – identify goals, formulate strategies, implement steps to success, monitor progress.
Moderation – it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Nurturing – caring for something or someone other than yourself.
Math – Adding, subtracting, estimating, etc.
Life cycle – Life and death and everything between.
Teamwork – Working together benefits everyone.
Giving and Charity – it’s not always about YOU!Patience – good things take time.
Balance – even distribution of time, energy, effort, and outcomes.
Meditation – connecting with nature and creating a spiritual bond.
Thankfulness – appreciation for outcomes beyond your control.
Life lessons – Plant seeds, Clear weeds, get dirty, water your plants.
God is the gardener – you grow, you learn, you reach out, and sometimes you get cut down – but only because it’s what’s best for you to become what He wants you to become.
How Does Gardening Help A Child’s Development?Gardening Engages ALL Five SensesEncourages Healthy EatingEnhances Fine Motor SkillsTeaches Scientific ConceptsPromotes Family BondingGenerates ResponsibilityHelps With Basic MathGardening Requires Planning and Organization.
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Here I display Tom.
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Tom mores than there in the much section Actually today our company’s observed an error information that there is actually no indicator coming from the wire, therefore Tom has actually n’t been helping recent number of times.
Our team will not have the capacity to reveal you Tom working.
Here is our yard, you may view that our company possess a beech hedge here which possesses a resource wire given that these vegetation are actually brand-new as well as are obviously extremely conscious one thing running into all of them.
At the back from the garden there where you view the sole parking lot our company really have actually wire concealed under the stones, in order that the in order that Tom may acquire completely bent on the higher bush at that end from the yard.
Thus this is actually the region that Tom protects and I’ll reveal you where Dick is actually following.
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There is actually an assisting wire around the entire from the bush there is actually additionally an assisting wire around the entire from the path.
There is actually a little pitch, Dick possesses no problem getting apex whatsoever jobs fairly quickly.
At the minute I assume Dicks just been actually helping the final has so he remains in the billing place from the minute He will definitely begin once again in approximately 30 mins.
He is actually been actually functioning effectively around he is actually possessed no worry as well as he is actually been actually maintaining the yard as well as the yard effectively pruned for the final 2 full weeks our company frequently view him out fairly consistently performing fairly effectively This is actually Harry.
Harry smith equipment that is going to possess the trickiest task for our company given that fairly merely he is actually obtained our best yard, as well as this is actually the yard where our company rest frequently extremely near to the swimming pool listed here and this is actually a much larger outdoor patio region as well as our sunroof where our company devote many of our night time when the insects really appear But the concern that Harry possesses is actually that we really possess a sledging mountain at the rear of this yard as well as our company observed that Harry goes on acquiring held up listed here if our company tramp to this.
The remainder of the yard is actually is actually quite flat there is actually a little pitch our company were actually simply strolling down right now The sledging mountain is actually making fairly a ton of problems for Harry our company observed that he ceased as well as obtains stayed the birch plant in the corner here or even especially in the red there has actually been actually an opening our company’s attempted to fill solitary confinement up along with some along with some planet as well as some seeds yet certainly our hens are really available noshing the seeds so I do not assume this is actually going to expand any kind of yard for some time.
Our team possess the chicken home in this particular section from the yard that our company may get around on steering wheels.
Now Harry’s on his method method up capital.
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Now he is actually relating to the region where our company aimed to load this along with planet as well as this is just what has the tendency to occur he is actually attempting to come down as well as he obtains caught we can view that he is actually attempting to relocate his steering wheels back listed here really he had the capacity to acquire themselves out that one on a regular basis he simply acquire really stuck and really isn’t capable to relocate his tire’s any longer as well as just what our company carry out at that point is he simply stays there as well as awaits our company to follow as well as save him therefore if he is actually certainly not in its own billing station we may possess a little bit of browse the yard as well as our company utilized to locate all of them caught on the mountain therefore Harry’s most definitely arrived the toughest task from each of our mower The chicks are actually most definitely a little bit interested concerning him as well as observe him around often yet they do not go close enough to so as to get harmed as well as if he happens to all of them they go out of the method.