Friday, May 31, 2019

YouTube Recap | Videos from May 2019

In case you are not subscribed to our YouTube Channel or you missed one, here are the videos we released in the month of May! In total, a total of 8 vids were released. This month having a lot more than typical as the garden is being restored! More videos are coming, so don't forget to subscribe!

DIY PVC Seed Starting Rack Speedbuild

"Time to get my garden restarted at my new residence. This was the best thing to bring back to help with organization." -- Vinny

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

My Seedlings Nearly Died to Hail | Garden Update Week of 5/26/2019

What a crazy week of weather! For June just around the corner, we've been having cool weather and lots of rain and even hail! I had to dash outside to grab my seedlings so they didn't get destroyed! Crazy!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Portable Hydroponic Market Gardening? | 72 Plant NFT Vertical Hydroponic Build DIY

Can this hydroponic garden build be used as a portable market garden?
Although I've moved and haven't reestablished my hydroponic garden yet, I still have some practical ideas of how to use this design commercially. I've even tried selling the whole garden too, but after thinking up what I'm about to share in this blog post, I will keep it unless I'm convinced otherwise. I've had several ideas about how using the NFT I built last year could be used for market gardening. This all stems from a business model Curtis Stone of Green City Acres has proven and from a concept seen in this YouTube video.

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Best and Worst Vegetables and Herbs to Buy from a Nursery

My gardening philosophy is to start all my plants from seeds. But there have been times when I'm far behind on the season and I need a plant to help get my garden established, or the plant I want to grow is a pain to start from seed. In this article, you will learn which vegetable starts are worth buying from a nursery, and which ones you are better off starting from seed.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Progress is being made | Container Garden Update Week Ending May 11

After the first week of planting, let's see the progress in the garden. There was not too much going on, so there won't be a garden update video this week. Please let me know if you like seeing my garden updates in video format. You can watch last week's video by clicking this link.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Best Vegetables to grow in 2 gallon container gardens

As mentioned in my other article, 7 Vegetables that can grow well in 1 gallon containers, it is best to use the biggest sized container to grow your plants. One of the standard sized containers at my local nursery supply store is a 2 gallon container. There are other sources of these sized containers, such as pastry filling buckets if you plan to recycle. A few advantages of these containers is that they do not take up much more space than the 1 gallon containers and having twice the soil capacity also increases the options of vegetables you are able to successfully grow in your container garden. Here is a list of my 7 favorite vegetables that grow well in two gallon containers.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Back to my Roots | Starting a New Container Garden

Although I'm off to a late start, it's time to put my new garden space to work. This season, I'm able to plant a few containers with some plants. What are the best plants and methods to take advantage of this limited space though? I know all the answers to this question as I'm no stranger to this style of gardening.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Anaheim Pepper

Anaheim Peppers are my favorite non-spicy pepper. These peppers grow somewhat long and are easy to harvest and spot because of that. Very easy to grow these and you can probably fit them easily in small container gardens.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Reassembling the Seed Starting Shelf | Speed Build | Video

Around this time two years ago, I built an indoor shelf out of PVC to help get my seeds started. I had it disassembled in the individual PVC pieces as it stored nicely when I was not using it. After having it in pieces for several months and several moves, I decided it would actually help with the organization with my new container garden setup as things had started to get a little messy.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Checking in on my New Years' Resolutions and Store Announcement | Vinny

2019 is flying by pretty fast, wouldn't you say? 1/3rd of the way down and 8 months left to go. Let's see how I'm holding up against the resolutions I made back in January, what to expect coming in the summer months, and an important announcement at the end of this post.

Resolution #1: Weekly blog posts
I had promised at least 1 post per week in my resolution, as I count now, excluding the video recap posts and individual posts for the Trader Joe's Beers, I'm up to 15 posts, which you can count to check my math by clicking here. Considering that 18 weeks have already passed, I'm a little behind schedule. Oops. The good news is that I have a lot of new ideas for blog posts and videos coming up. With summer approaching and my living circumstances now different, you can look ahead to a fresh new garden. I'm really excited about being able to grow again.