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Thinking outside the box was the theme of this presentation on vertical gardening by horticulturist and director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy Jim Martin. Watch as he gets creative. If you like this video, consider a donation to the Conservancy to support more projects like this. www.charlestonparksconservancy.org



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Grab a cup of coffee or soda or glass of juice and join me in my indoor wonderland of green where I explain how to achieve realistic gardening expectations as well as show some more tips on successfully growing various organic vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, bush beans…and even potatoes! I’m having a great day today, but it’ll be even better if I could get you to take a few minutes to hang out with me. It’s always funner when you drop in. 🙂 ps: I promise not to throw potting soil this time, ok? Backyardhomesteader: www.youtube.com Help Feed hungry families: www.americanseedalliance.org Randy and Mandy

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You should always keep a few of the usual supplies near the garden in case of emergency. Learn about flower gardening supplies and get tips with help from a certified horticulturist in this free video clip. Expert: Donna Emery Contact: www.glovernursery.com Bio: Donna Emery has been a certified horticulturist for 20 years, has a two year degree in landscape design, and is a Utah-certified nursery professional. Filmmaker: Michael Burton Series Description: Planting a garden is hardly a passive investment to the aesthetic qualities of your home. Get garden tips and learn about planting and maintenance with help from a certified horticulturist in this free video series.

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Organic gardening: How to grow an organic vegetable garden What does it mean to grow vegetables organically? Scott Meyer, editor of Organic Gardening magazine shows how to plant and nurture an organic vegetable garden. Keywords: organic gardening organic garden organic vegetable gardening organic gardening tips

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If you seek unusual flower pot designs and ideas, check out these tips for combining classic, practical and attractive hangers, pots and ornaments. Learn how to add more fun to your home setting in this free video of gardening tips. Expert: Oscar Carmona Bio: Oscar Carmona owns Healing Grounds Nursery, located in Santa Barbara, California, where he has been involved in sustainable food production for the past 30 years. Filmmaker: Alfredo Rodriguez Series Description: If you feel your green thumb could stand to get a little greener, these useful gardening tips will help you learn how to plant and care for your favorite plants like a real pro. An experienced gardening professional explains and demonstrates in this free video series.



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Learn how to start and maintain a garden in this free gardening video. Expert: Tia Pinney Bio: Tia Pinney is a Teacher Naturalist and Adult Program Coordinator at Mass Audubons Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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In order to build a raised garden bed, it’s important to clear all of the weeds and to use a rototiller. Avoid walking on a raised bed so that roots remain undisturbed by following the advice of an organic farmer in this free video on gardening and horticulture. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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Four Ds of Successful Gardening – as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. The four Ds of successful gardening. The first D is to “Detect.” That means, take off your rose colored glasses, put on your critical glasses like you were Sherlock Holmes, maybe bring your hand lens out, walk through your garden looking for everything that is wrong or that does not look right; the plant that is pale, is not growing, is got insect or caterpillar bites out of it, weeds that are growing. Take along a pad and paper too. Your not going to get fix all of these at one time but, go through it and look at it with a critical eye. So, your going to “Detect.” The second “D” is to “Diagnose” what is wrong, the next thing is “Diagnose”. So, lets say that you have got a plant that has got leaves that are all eaten and look raggedy and you do not know what to do. Your going to take a sample of that leaf, put it in a plastic bag and go to your local garden center. Ask for somebody who has worked there for a good long time. We all hire temporary help and young help and they just might give you the wrong answer, and see what they can tell you. Most of the time, they can tell you what it is, and what is wrong, and what you need to do about it. That is the third “D”, is to “Determine” what to do. So, first your going to “Detect” then, you are going to “Diagnose” what it is. If you cannot get it at your garden center, there is a wonderful organization in every state, and it is your agricultural extension office and they are called “Master Gardeners.” If you just Google in on your website Mastergardeners.org in your state or your county, their help is available for you and it is free. Your taxes pay for it. They have got layers and layers and layers of experts. So, if the person answering the phone cannot tell you what is wrong and they cannot tell by a sample you send in, there is somebody out there in the AG department that can help you get your problem solved. So, that is a really really good resource and it is a free one. Anyhow, so we have got the detect, we have got the diagnose and then we are going to determine what to do. So we have got this leaf that is all eaten up with big holes in it. So the local garden center is going to say either this is slugs and snails or they are going to say it is caterpillars or whatever is wrong and you are going to buy the product that is going to help you solve that particular problem. The fourth “D” is the most important “D” of all. Do not forget this. “Damn well do it soon!” That is the four “D” of successful gardening.

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