Vegetable Garden Tour, Part I (June 4, 2013)

Hey everybody! Welcome to my garden in
southern california. I’m gonna do a uh… garden tour for you today and um… if you’d like to see some detail on
anything you see or have any questions just leave them in the comments and I’ll do a follow-up video and try to answer your questions So basically here’s what i’ve got to
work with it’s uh… i’ve got a twelve by twenty four foot uh… shade structure here uh… the backyard’s probably about oh thirty feet by sixty feet and along the edges it’s really, um I got big plants and trees so it’s not plantable. I’ve got one two-three
garden beds and uh… . . . well, just take a look here. I’ll just pan around OK that’s north approximately there and that’s it so . . . that’s what I’m working with and let’s take a closer look okay so here i have a uh… a lime tree that i just bought uh… just the other day and I’m trying to see if it’s going to get acclimated or not I’ve been wanting a lime for a long
time now and I finally got one so hopefully it’s
got some it’s got some fruit-set and hopefully won’t
lose any of it see there’s a little uh… there’s a little bud right there um, here I’ve got some lemons that I planted from seed back in
October/November of last year uh, same with that and same with that bigger one there so um… uh… they won’t bear fruit for two/three years but I might use them as root stock that’s an olive tree that I planted oh about
three four years ago and it’s growing, so sometimes it shows a little fruit uh… but they don’t, they don’t last. I dunno, they
just disappear somehow and uh… one of these days or one of these years I’ll be able to pick some olives off of there. and there’s a little garlic plant garlic chives and I’ve got some peppers, that I picked or that I seeded recently uh… here’s another one actually this
is a Habanero it’s set fruit real early, and then uh I dunno, now it kinda it’s just in its growth period but it’s got flowers it’s doing well, it’s healthy uh… this is a yellow pepper and . . . this over here What is this? it looks like, I dunno another Habanero maybe? tiny little fruit I forget alright … so here’s a uh… Babcock peach tree that I got a little while ago few months ago, at OSH for six dollars it was on the discount
rack, and it’s… gonna do well. It had a peach as you can see here but I knocked it off accidentally so i won’t even get one peach but uh… that’s ok cuz it’ll, um it’ll give more energy to let the uh… the tree grow so here I’ve got uh… four San Marzano tomato plants that I planted from seed a few months back, several months back and as you can see they’re doing pretty well got some fruit that’s uh… some if it’s ripening this is my … heaviest producer here you can see it’s loaded totally-loaded uh… there’s another pepper there’s some Swiss Chard volunteer and here I had some uh… bush
beans that I just ripped up I harvested the crop and they’re gone I thought they were gonna be pole beans that’s
why I have this structure here but uh… that never materialized so now i’ve got some good uh… pole beans
in there, some kentucky wonders and hopefully they’ll come up in time to uh… produce a harvest. There’s another San Marzano i think i planted that one from our from uh… root cuttings from some of the other plants that’s doing well there’s my comp… kind of a compost pile – it’s more like a junk pile um here’s some Cardoons Cardoon plant it’s a Thistle family related to the artichoke you can actually…uh you can actually eat those uh… if you don’t eat em they will turn into really really beautiful uh… purple flowers and it’s uh… it’s a monster plant – comes
back every year and if you don’t watch out they’ll spread like wildfire alright over here I’ve got a setup a little patch there for my sicilian
squash also known as “Cucuzza” and i planted those from seed and as you can see this is one plant and it’s sending off a climbers all over the place so there’s that, and this is two plants here uh… you can see the thing grows about… six inches a day I would say it’s a really crazy grower it’s a little wilted right now ’cause it’s
uh… it’s getting the afternoon sun anyways, so let’s come over this way uh… I’ve got there’s another Lemon plant i’ve got planted from seed there’s another San Marzano plant tomato plant you can see the tomatoes are pretty uh pretty nice great for producing sauces and and tomato paste and over here I think these are little better or uh Beef Steak tomatoes there’s one, there’s another one there’s some onions planted from seed there’s a butternut squash that I got from seed from the store and over here these are my Tomatillo plants you can
see they’re uh… really really really productive it’s actually there’s one, two three plants and i had no idea they were gonna grow in this fashion so I had to rig up some uh, some support the best way I knew how and here’s my greenhouse harbor freight eight by… SIX by eight right now some of the panels are off of
it because it’s empty cuz it’s way too hot in here to uh, to grow anything right now
but it’ll be good for drying for drying stuff there there’s kind of a mess just the remnants of uh… bustling winter growing courses in growing here’s the front door here’s my asparagus that i just
transplanted or about three or four days ago want to and three plants at all about well
they’re gonna do there yet as the uh… the soils doesn’t that trained very well right
there but will get it right used to be in uh… containers the integrity that size in containers so wasn’t though there’s hope for the mir there here’s my air from according garden raised garden beds here’s my uh… and overtime baylor workers but uh… it was it was dying it looked like he was dying for a while
and now it’s doing uh… and very fragrant gruesome onions some scallions actually green also known as green onions there’s another heifer plant it’s uh… i think he’ll pepper you know
milton berle there’s that anderson or green onions okay there’s a heaven aero uh… there’s another yellow pepper were and here’s the problem or some arms
off the bird or aren’t somersaults on a does the plants one and two you can see this one housing that got some are writing for diet pretty good-sized tomatoes specific information hand over their to show you some scale here’s a scale of it as my hand and that’s that’s going to
mail anderson figure one failure instinct pretty nice so far there’s a labeling lincoln seedling and here’s another summer company of
land while you’re in a good cigars in the summertime of their animal or a
blessing any p_c_s_ reckoning pretty nice no blossom enright yet knock on wood uh… into custom onions there’s a volunteer eggplant no it didn’t it didn’t come up there could be cancer
morales a transplanted so i’d get to the transplant about
directory days than there’s a here’s another summer job in a container uh… it’s been growing their all time and it’s doing quite well defeated
moderate everyday but peter with the light light mixture uh… or a light dose of uh… yeah i’m going to say it miracle grow paint okay more prepared to do
organically there’s another well there’s a real artichoke pizza
global artichoke that play it adjusted a bought it from the store here’s another a mcdonnell one other but morining whether pepper further pepper and someone’s with what right on the ground i didn’t uh… demonic make another box
so i just tracy and i wouldn’t go on in your own

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11 thoughts on “Vegetable Garden Tour, Part I (June 4, 2013)

  1. That is great garden and great spot. I really liked the way you trellised your tomatoes with the string from a single point. Are you pruning the Marzanos? They looked single stem. I would love to get a greenhouse but our community ass. I mean association wont allow them.

  2. Love your Garden! What do you use the San Marzano's for? Look like a paste tomato, do you make your own paste?

  3. Have you thought of getting the smaller greenhouses available at Biglots usually. Good enough to give your plants a boost to early spring planting. I use mine to overwinter my Bell Peppers and new plants.

  4. I actually have one that is now serving as a rack/shelf sitting in my garage because the cover wore out. They're nice kits as long as the liner doesn't start to deteriorate. Mine lasted quite a few years outdoors in rain and shine. The other problem with them is temperature control. Because they are SO small, it is easy for temps to reach baking levels and kill everything inside if you fail to keep an eye on things.

  5. Thanks GHumpty1965. I plan to do some canning of tomato sauce this year. I also plan to turn some into tomato paste and also drying some out in the sun (in the greenhouse maybe) and then storing them under oil. San Marzano's are world-renown as the best tomatoes for paste. They also happen to be the parent stock for many other pear-tomato varieties such as the Roma tomato.

  6. Ugh, you can't have a little greenhouse???? Bummer!

    Yes, I have been pruning the Marzanos from the time they were seedlings to favor a single stem. I wanted compact plants which had all their energy directed at fewer, but larger and tastier tomatoes.

    Thanks for the compliments on my garden. It's a work in progress. I'll have Part Two of this series up soon where I show the rest of my garden including my seedlings and cuttings and my shade structure.

  7. I don't know if I should feel happy for me, or sad for you, LOL. In any case, they feel firm and tender and taste great too! Nice to hear from you, Sal!

  8. Ive seen them at big lots. Never thought about setting them up for over wintering. A collapsible one might be okay in my area.

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