From 56 years of experience: Tips on planting seeds, watering, mulching and fertilizing, how to grow corn, snow & snap peas, carrots, pole beans & zucchini. How to grow easy and productive vegetables for self sufficiency, organic gardening 101 for beginners to homesteaders.
You can grow plenty of fresh delicious vegetables in your backyard garden with a few basic gardening skills, by planting and harvesting at the right time for your climate, fertilizing and watering properly.
Carrots and peas have outstanding flavor and crispness when home grown.
Pole beans and zucchini are among the most productive and easy to grow vegetables.
Growing sweet corn takes up more space, but is especially delicious when fresh picked.
Green beans, peas and corn can be easily frozen at home to store for winter use.
In this video I discuss:
0:00 Grow veggies you like
0:44 Growing Snow and Snap Peas
1:33 Growing Carrots
2:32 Growing Zucchini
3:20 Growing Sweet Corn
4:12 Growing Green Beans
4:59 Freezing green beans
5:10 Watering
5:32 Mulching
5:52 Weeding
6:09 Soil Ph
I’ve been growing vegetables in Western Washington for 56 years, and in spite of our cool seasons in the Pacific Northwest, similar to the UK and Northern Europe, I grow abundant crops that keep us in fresh and frozen organic veggies all year round.
All vegetables taste better and are more nutritious fresh from the garden. This video has vegetable garden tips for beginners and experienced gardeners, and instructions for 5 of my favorite vegetables that are easy to grow at home and fit in a small productive garden.
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The best book I’ve found on growing organic vegetables is “Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: Especially for maritime climates (like the UK), and the planting, fertilizing, watering and pest information applies anywhere.
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Here is a hand cultivator (claw) similar to mine for a good price:
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