How to Grow a Vegetable Garden if you RENT your Home

How to Grow a Vegetable Garden if you RENT your Home

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This is John Kohler with,
I have another exciting episode for you today. As you can see, today I’m on yet another
field trip and we’re visiting another viewer’s house that was inspired by me so I’m feeling
really cool that this is happening today, and as you can see behind me we’re in North
Las Vegas and you can see me this is what the desert looks like, people littering their
plastic bags that are ending up in the scrub brush over there and there’s just not much
growing on. But if we turn over to just across the street here, the residential area, and
there’s some amazing gardens growing on. And I want to encourage everybody whether
you live in Las Vegas in the desert where, look, nothing would normally grow, and people
think you can’t grow food in the desert, you’re going to have a rock landscaping
like many people do here. You can do it, and we’re going to show you today what has been
done by a 23 year-old who just found my videos a few years ago and got really inspired to
grow everything he’s growing in his back yard, and it’s totally amazing. So let’s
head to the back yard and check it out. This is your standard back yard in Las Vegas.
As you can see it’s just rocks, and it’s barren, there’s nothing growing. Now your
back yard could look like this or like a back yard over the way they have a Miss Kitty Play
jump house I don’t know if they’re out there having a birthday party or what today,
but there’s probably not a lot of food growing over there. But I want to let you guys know
that you can do it, because this is an awesome example, this is probably one of the nicest
back yards that I’ve seen here in Vegas. And now the amazing thing is simply this:
this is a rental house. This is not even owned or anything by the gardener that’s doing
this, it’s a rental. So he built all these raised beds out of just inexpensive construction
grade lumber, not even treating the wood. They may not be here forever, but that’s
all right because they are growing now and that’s what is really important. So let’s
go inside I’m going to show you this amazing backyard garden here in Las Vegas.
So check it out, this back yard is not barren like the one next door but it’s just full
of greenery. This is really well laid out, designed well, just really simple easy construction
using two by sixes and some two by eights tied together, nailed and screwed, and there’s
I don’t even know how many raised beds are in here, there’s at least two dozen raised
beds and each one has different things planted, so what we’re going to get to do today is
actually walk around and show you some of the construction, show you guys what is growing
and actually more importantly show you guys some of the varieties that are growing. There’s
a lot of different varieties of things, and unique and uncommon things, many of which
were learned from my show, but there’s even a few things I haven’t heard of and haven’t
seen growing before, so I’m actually super impressed with his garden, and I’m super
excited to share with you guys, so let’s check it out.
The next thing I want to talk about is the design and layout, I mean this is really a
nice design, it’s just laid out well, he has maybe about 18 inches between these raised
beds, in the center he has little L-shaped beds around and a nice raised bed in the middle
with all those basil around the edges he has marigolds and pepper plants in each of these
beds, so let’s head over to the basil and show you the basil he’s growing.
This is definitely one bed of basil, and he probably likes making pesto a lot. And the
thing about this I really like is that this really shows the genetic diversity that he’s
growing here. I mean simply in this one raised bed he has fourteen basil plants and eight
different varieties, all though I would like it if he had fourteen different varieties,
but eight varieties is definitely really good nonetheless, that’s a lot of different varieties
to hunt down and plant. And by doing this he can literally see which variety is going
to grow best here in North Las Vegas. So he has all different varieties of basils, and
I want to encourage you guys to grow a variety of things, because one variety may grow better
or worse than another in your area. So next let’s take a look at some of the
raised beds in this back yard and as you can see they’re just built out of standard lumber
here, this one’s probably about two feet by two feet, and even if you have a smaller
raised bed like this, you can grow lots of food, they’ve got some marigolds growing
in here, some onion chives, but more importantly, he’s using the vertical space to his advantage.
And how he’s doing that is simply right here attached onto his raised bed are some
two by fours going all the way up, and some one by twos going across that you can see,
and he’s basically tying up and growing his cucumbers vertically. Now he has three
different varieties of cucumbers in here, Armenian, White Lightning, and a lemon cucumber,
and each one’s growing at a different rate so that’s kind of good to know, I’m sure
also he’ll learn this year which variety grows the best in this particular climate
and situation and maybe next year he’ll continue to grow the ones that did really
well, and not the ones that didn’t do so well, and that’s something really that I
want to encourage you guys to do. What he’s doing here is growing many different varieties
of crops, just kind of see what works and what doesn’t, and he’s learning as he
grows and that’s one of the big things that I admire about him, and I want to encourage
you guys to do that as well. And this one’s a very special treat right
here, check out. This is my grandbaby, well I don’t have any grandbaby kids or even
babies, but I’ve got a grandbaby tree collards. This tree collard originated from my garden
from a cutting, I gave it to my friend Jason, Jason took cuttings from his plant and now
it’s growing here, and now this gardener’s actually making cuttings and my great-great-grandbabies
are going to end up hopefully maybe even in your yard. So once again tree collards, it
literally grows as a tree, and this is actually a really nice specimen. He’s taken the time
to stake it properly, and he’s taken the time to cut back all the bad leaves, and he
has one nice trunk coming up, which is a good inch in diameter, and this is the way in my
opinion a tree collard should be grown. Once again it’s pretty tall he’s going to top
it off and hopefully encourage it to bush out to produce more food, and he doesn’t
want it getting too tall for his neighbors, and that’s a thing you know, you can control
how much a plant grows especially in the case of tree collards where it’s putting on the
leaves that may not necessarily affect too much of the yield by topping it, actually
it’ll probably increase the yield. But once again on things like cucumbers, you might
not want to top it off, because that probably will affect the yield.
Next let’s take a look at this raised bed here, and this is his herb raised bed. And
he did this really smart, I like how he did this. He built a one foot by about eight foot
raised bed and then he actually put in dividers in here. So he made little growing compartments
for each herb. Especially some herbs may want to get aggressive and take over, such as I
know this guy will. The oregano likes to take over, and if you’re growing the mint, there’s
some [inaudible] mint, and different things, they’re not going to go out of their little
area because they’re enclosed in, so this is like a container garden within a raised
bed. So he has 14 different varieties of herbs growing in here, so he has literally an herb
garden right in his back yard that looks really lush and is growing really well. One of my
favorite herbs are the stevia, the stevia’s an excellent plant to grow in Las Vegas, also
I’m pretty impressed that the lemon verbena is actually growing nice and well also. I
mean we could walk around this whole back yard and explain every different tree and
plant. Besides having vegetables he has a lot of fruit trees so, some of my favorites
including the loquat tree and the pineapple guava, he also has real guavas and apple trees,
he’s even growing a goji berry, here’s a nice big bush of rosemary that’s got its
own bed, now that’s probably for a really good reason. He’s got Egyptian walking onions,
so these are really cool is what these are. They sprout on the top, and what will happen
is when they get older, they’ll actually dump over and then these will hit the ground
and they’ll actually sprout new plants and kind of just walk, all though there’s not
really a whole lot of room to walk in this bed once they do turn over, you can probably
take those, pop them off and actually grow new plants and give them to another gardener
so that these plants can be propagated and given to other people so that more people
can grow their own food. Next let’s talk about some more herbs, and
this is his mint bed, he did this really smart, he containerized each one, although it looks
kind of like a raised bed, and he did it in like a stair step fashion so he has a lower
one and an upper one, and I really like that design criteria of his garden to make it look
really nice. And containing your mints is definitely an important thing to do, because
they will spread out. So he literally has six varieties of mint, and actually I can
smell the chocolate mint above all else. Mmm smells really nice and the mints are growing
really well. If you are not currently growing any food at home, you want to start growing
some mint. Mint will grow literally as a weed, and it’s one of the easiest things to grow.
And once you’ve got your foot in the door at least growing one thing, then you can move
on to the more advanced levels like he’s doing here. So let’s take a look at some
of the advanced things he’s growing. Some of the things he’s growing here are
the guavas. And guavas, you know you probably should grow those somewhere like Southern
California where it doesn’t freeze, it might get to cold in the winter time, so he’s
planned ahead and built a trellis up the back so he can drape over something and I’d also
recommend maybe putting some Christmas tree lights to keep a little bit warmer. Besides
the guava growing in here I have something else that I talked about in my show but I’ve
never grown myself because it just takes an incredibly long season, so I don’t know
how well it’s going to do, if it’s going to fruit, or produce fruit, but it’s cool
that he’s growing it nonetheless, this is actually called the casa banana, and this
is a melon type fruit that I’ve eaten before in Puerto Rico, and I love the look of these
leaves, I mean these leaves look literally ornamental, and so these vines could actually
get really long so he’s growing them against the brick wall, but this guy’s growing up
and hopefully it will vine out a long ways and maybe even produce some fruit for him.
In this raised bed once again he’s using some two by fours stacked up on top of each
other to build a raised bed, it’s probably a one foot by about eight foot again, and
then he used some more two by fours and some one by two to make a very simple trellis,
I mean this is just construction grade lumber that he did not treat, so will this last forever?
Absolutely not, but is this allowing him to grow today with a minimal investment and minimal
cost in resources? Absolutely, and that I believe is what’s really important, and
especially because this is a rental that he could literally pick up and move all this
stuff at a moment’s notice if they decide to move. Nonetheless in this raised bed he’s
growing a lot of unique melons. And you can see here, these kind of look like cucumber
or something a little bit, but they’re not. What these guys are are Korean melons. So
you can see here’s a Korean melon flower, and a little fruit starting to form, and if
you go down here, this what it looks like right here, these are Korean melons, I love
these guys a lot, I had some actually when I was visiting Korea, and they also grow them
in California, and I’ve n ever had a truly ripe one, so one of these days I want to eat
a truly ripe one. They kind of taste a little bit sweet and like a cucumber, but inside
they’re mostly hollow and air space, and there’s a lot of seeds so there’s not
a lot of fruit. But one day hopefully I’ll be growing my own, and I get to taste them.
Next we’re going to talk about these two raised beds here, there’s a bank of four
of these guys with eggplant pepper, eggplant pepper, and in this bed he has some eggplants
planted and he basically in this two and a half foot by six foot raised bed, he planted
basically two rows on each side, and with 10 inch to 11 inch space although normal square
foot gardening spacing is 12 inch on eggplants, and then he also popped in one on the diagonal
in the middle to get like a third row. So he’s really packing the plants in, and to
me this looks like it’s doing really well, maybe a little bit tight, but you know what,
hey it all works, that’s all good. And the plants are flowering, looks like they’re
doing well, eggplants are probably my number one favorite fruit to grow in Vegas just because
it’s going to do really well, it can totally tolerate the hot heat of Vegas. And one of
the other things that he’s doing that’s really cool is he’s experimenting as he
grows, and I want to encourage you guys to experiment. So on this side he used Job’s
Organic fertilizer, and on this side he used the Epsoma Plant Tone fertilizer, and based
on his results, he would say the Epsoma Plant Tone Organic fertilizer is doing better than
the Job’s. And besides just testing the fertilizer, he’s also testing the [inaudible]
too! So like this row has the Great White [inadubile], and this row has the Micos, and
guess which one did better? It’s undeterminable, because they both look about the same. So
I would be interested to see if he did one row Great White, one row Micos and one row
with nothing, and then we could truly see the difference. In this raised bed he’s
growing peppers and he’s pushing the limits of square foot gardening and I think that’s
all good, especially here in Vegas I’ve noticed some of the peppers actually don’t
get quite as bushy, they actually grow taller, so in some instances this actually looks like
and actually is working for him because things aren’t getting too bushy, all though it
is still pretty early in the season and it’s going to be interesting to see how all this
plays out later on. But on the rows he’s basically spacing them on the 12 inches and
in between the plants they’re pretty tight and only six inches apart. But nonetheless,
everything looks like they’re growing really well, they’ve got actually lots of fruits
on them, and these plants look nice and lush. Now we’re looking at yet another raised
bed, and he has some melons growing along the bottom, and this is actually a two layer
raised bed, he’s got the bottom layer here with some melons and some eggplants around
the bottom, and then he has a top layer here with a fruit tree and some rosemary growing
underneath it. Now this fruit tree is a pomegranate, and that’s probably my number one favorite
tree to grow in Vegas, pomegranates will do really well, and pomegranates are really high
antioxidant fruits. I mean, the other thing that’s really amazing about this space that
I really want to comment on is that he’s really packing it to the max. Not only the
vegetable plants we saw some examples of growing the eggplants really close, and the peppers
really close, he also has 30 fruit-bearing trees, vines and shrubs here in this backyard
and I mean, this back yard is not really big, this is probably one of the newer houses that
have two stories, so it’s a lot of square footage, but the yard is really small. And
while some of the fruit trees aren’t in the optimal sized container, they’re going
to be definitely growing and producing fruit while he’s living in this rental, and then
finally when he moves out he can take those plants and plant them in the ground, and that’s
one thing that I want you guys to be inspired by is how much this young man is growing in
this backyard, and if he can do it, so can you because he is a brand-new gardener he’s
never done any of this before, and he’s done so much in so little time with the help
of some of my videos, and maybe next time we’ll even get to interview him on here,
and that’d be really cool too. So hopefully you guys enjoyed and were inspired
by this episode, and you know what? In the end you guys can do it too, you guys need
to just get off your duff and start growing today. Once again my name is John Kohler with, we’ll see you next time and keep on growing.

100 thoughts on “How to Grow a Vegetable Garden if you RENT your Home

  • Jane Sorensen Post author

    Wow I'm super impressed!!! 23 years old?! Wow, what an amazing space he has created in such a challenging environment! Kudos to you, mystery man! Wish we could have seen him too! I too rent and am growing a rotation of lettuce (I do new seed starts every week), chard, collards, basil, tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers all in pots. I miss my raised bed garden in the old house, but just HAD to garden any way I could in the rental. When there's a will, there's a way! Thanks John!

  • dndold Post author

    Very nicely done, how are you irrigating it?

  • greyskyze Post author

    wow!!! such a neat and beautiful garden. thanks john for posting this video.

  • Grace Hollow Rabbitry Post author

    What a fantastic garden! I really like this guys design.

  • Dan Simonelli Post author

    Very sweet set up

  • YouDirtyMutha Post author

    Awesome looking backyard.

  • cherepahashka Post author

    Is there enough space for roots in these boxes with bottom? Seems no, but i am not expert at all. Help me with this. By the way, i am in love with your garden ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nozzle Nut Post author

    Really love the layout!!

  • Learn To Grow Post author

    That's a great set up! Nicely done ๐Ÿ™‚

  • steviebboy69 Post author

    what he has done looks really good, i liked the herb beds that were seperate from each other. and no lawn to mow that is good. i have a huge backyard and sometimes small would be better. but at least i have room to grow some stuff which is good.

  • dainasoar Post author

    John, thanks for yet another great episode. You are an inspiration for many. I am very impressed by what this young guy has done and I don`t get impressed that easy. Please thank him for doing this, because every time we grow something, we have a positive impact on the world and this guy does it so very nicely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Naughty Goat Farm Post author

    Great garden. Imagine if he ever has to move!

  • iluvmusic375 Post author

    This garden is awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Lily Landis Post author

    great garden!love it

  • Lily Landis Post author

    We currently rent the house we are living in, but looking for a house to buy. As soon as we buy and get settled, we are building a raised-bed garden like this one! Such an inspiration. Thank You

  • Jefferdaughter Post author

    Another great thing about this garden is that it is all portable. Except maybe the trees. Even the soil could be bagged & moved if this guy moves locally.

  • Sonny Ray Post author

    That's a nice garden : )

  • Vicky Clarke Post author

    Yes! Get in on the free seed exchange that Praxxus55712 runs every year. As for dirt, if you have a yard you have everything you need to make compost. Start a pile of grass clippings, add in all your veggie kitchen scraps and leaves in the fall and by spring you'll have a nice stock of compost to mix with your existing soil to make it all nommy for your plants. You don't NEED raised beds to make a garden. If you really want raised beds find scrap wood/bricks from friends or neighbours. have fun.

  • OfThings Post author

    I already planned to get in on the seed giveaway thing. As for compost, that's a good idea, though I would have to keep watering it hourly because where I live it is always sunny.

  • OfThings Post author

    You see, I am 14. I don't drive a car, obviously, and have to rely on my parent's for transportation, which they get stingy about and don't like going anywhere since its "TOO HOOOOT" for them. As for building things, they think i would waste things and see no point when "you could just buy it" though i would rather make it.

  • OfThings Post author

    I am 14 and live with my parents. I tried that food container thing before, but they kept throwing them away, saying that makes them look poor and all that. They don't like driving me around to buy things, and rarely do so, though I would buy things when I can drive myself.

  • OfThings Post author

    I have. I get my money from my parents since I'm too young to drive or get a job, i guess, and they don't really give me money. I note what people do on youtube so I know in the future.

  • OfThings Post author

    Yes, when I get an opprotunity at Walmart I sneak those 20 cent seed packets in the cart before my parents check(see, im 14) but herbs are at least $3 at my walmart. I will try looking at freestyle, i didn't know about that. Thank you!

  • OfThings Post author

    I have to live with my parents since I'm 14. They don't like me gardening because they have the excuse that is " WHY am i going to waste money on GARDENING that could fail when I could use that money for groceries?" and I can't exactly earn money from a job yet.

  • Kristin Bennett Post author

    I'd love to see more examples of this…just because where I'm at I have a landlord concerned with her "grass" so I have limited garden space…also I have friends with no yard at all and I'd love to share some with them…or is it just sprouts at that point? I'm planting as much as I can in containers hoping to have more garden space soon…

  • cherepahashka Post author

    Thanks a lot for an explanation! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JeremiahJohnson84 Post author

    I enjoyed that a lot! Love a good garden tour! Check out my new garden vids if anyones interested in small space gardening… /suZjOFBDTEw

  • Gigi Perrusquia Post author

    Very beautiful! โ™ฅ

  • informationwarfare Post author

    i have been inspired

  • sandertel Post author

    Hello John, imagine this beautiful garden piece o' work in a well executed and equally well manicured Aquaponics version… Would be extremely nice… Regards, Sander Tel.

  • Robby Sabados Post author

    I have 20 acres & a large pasture; I'll be growing a wide variety of organic plants w/organic soil, beneficial organisms, etc. Minimal tillage w/narrow rows leaving strips of native plants preserving wild genetic diversity (wild onion, grass, flowers, etc.) & native soil rich in soil ecology that depend on the native plants. I'll be getting organic compost (Southern Oregon Compost LLC) & local hydroponic store products (InAndOutGardens) for organic growing; I'll be making videos, it begins!

  • TheOrdep1976 Post author

    Very inspirational TY

  • HomelessOnline Post author

    Are the raised planter boxes open on the bottom (allowing water to drain straight into the Vegas backyard wasteland), or is there a sheet of wood attached to the bottom? I ask because I rent and most of my backyard is bricks. I've considered building some planter boxes, but the one thing I'm not clear on is whether or not I should close the bottom. (If I do close the bottom, should I drill some holes before filling the boxes with dirt?)

  • Lawrence Humphries Post author

    I too was wondering about closing in the bottom so it could be moved (heavy but moveable?). I figured drilled holes would allow it to drain.

  • OfThings Post author

    That would be nice if I knew a gardener around my area. The closest to that is Cowboy Trails Farm, where I wanted to volunteer there and learn a thing or two, but I have problems with transportation. That is a good idea,though.

  • alan30189 Post author

    Great job producing something in that climate!

  • alan30189 Post author

    He probably used landscape cloth on the bottoms, that would be my guess. That would prevent the dirt from just flowing into the rocks and sand below over time.

  • yankeegal01 Post author

    John, could you provide more info on this? Such as what is he using under the beds [ground tarp]? And what kid of wood did he use for these. Would love to do this since as long as it's not invasive to the stone on the property. Currently I've just got all my plants in self watering containers and would love to do away with those.

  • yankeegal01 Post author

    I'm wondering too! I hope John can give a few more details on this!

  • Patricia Brown Post author

    Wonderful You did such a fabulous job. Not only with the variety of plants, but the garden is absolutely beautiful. I know it was a lot of work, but the effort is fabulous. pbrownred from southern CA

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  • Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center w/ Jake Mace Post author

    I loved this "field trip" John!!! Thanks!

  • McElrath Cabaret Post author

    Such a cool garden–thank you, John!

  • Peace Doula Post author

    This is the nicest desert home garden I've ever seen!!! Great job renter & thank you so much for sharing your back yard garden with us ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you John for the field trip! I'm working on a raised garden in the high desert area 2hrs south of Vegas & having a tough time finding organic compost & some rock dust too. I've made my own compost from
    my organic co-op food scraps, but its not enough to fill my long garden beds with. Would you mind posting where this renter purchased his compost or roc

  • William Jones Post author

    What country have you NOT visited? ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you have a job that travels a lot?

  • higgout Post author

    Absolutely amazing. I am truly inspired. Got a few ideas more like a lot of ideas to put in my backyard here in Florida. I use landscaping timber to make my raised bed. I was my first time gardening and truth be told I failed at a lot of what I planted but never the less I still had success in some of my crops. So with this and many of your other videos I am a lot more prepared for next season. Keep up the good work.

  • Gummers Garden Post author

    i rent my home and have a full vg garden onthe grow and journal but man thats cool set up, mine is not as good but been in england i have less options as it rains every day lol, awsome vid and plot mate ur a inspiration to many and i hope i getthe interst you do

  • Info Eye Post author

    really beautiful garden!

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  • nery colon 1 Post author

    wow. he has a beuatiful garden. can't wait to see my garden like that. hope that you do interview him

  • MakeUpChic562 Post author

    Wow I live this…

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  • MasterArathi Post author

    Very awesome! Very inspirational!

  • MasterArathi Post author

    Excellent for you, but not everyone can do that.

  • sebastian adeluca Post author

    always use cedar wood, treated wood has harsh chems you dont want in the soil

  • BigBearHuskyMusher Post author

    Love your stuff. Go aquaponics!!!

  • Itzangela89 Post author

    The garden is beautiful but it's a pain when he have to move …

  • headlightguy Post author

    very nice

  • Alejandro Palacios Post author

    would you be so kind to give me the link of that video? I truly appreciate it.
    Thank you!

  • Margaret Esposito Post author

    John I have been watchig your vidio these two years You provide the best vidio and information.

  • Yvette Fair Post author

    where can I get tree collard seeds

  • Hyoni Co Post author

    you've been to Korea cool ! may I ask what trip was for?

  • RossCirincione Post author

    This video is great.
    I live in Las Vegas and have been watching your videos for some suggestions of where and what type of soil you would recommend for the Las Vegas area. Please help me out. Where to get quality soil in Las Vegas…?

  • rocbola Post author

    I want some tree collards!!!

  • nocogarden Post author

    ill be moving back to vegas soon and i want a cutting of tree collards. who do i contact?

  • Annie C Post author

    wow,, so awesome its beautiful

  • Yee Vita Post author

    Wow, that is amazing. Reminds me of when my boyfriend, now husband, was renting a 2 bedroom apartment. We had houseplants and he decked a south-facing balcony using redwood and screws and hung a screen. We then filled it with so many plants and white Christmas lighting and a small table and two seats. We hung out there a lot! And when we moved, we took everything with us, including the deck, which he took apart – it was just sitting on the balcony. Everyone should definitely grow on!

  • Rep Jesus Post author

    WHO would dislike this video? GREAT JOB!!!!!!!

  • evilhippie11 Post author

    wow john that really inspiring tale the more I delve deeper into your videos the more I want to try my hand at all this gardening.

  • 8298android Post author

    What is a good organic pesticide? I want to grow kale, bell peppers, onions and beets for now. Especially to repel ants and flies that make holes in leaves. Thank you.

  • Lisa Stikes Post author

    why are you yelling..?

  • Sarah Carmack Post author

    What I think is so great about this episode is that he highlights the fact that he did it in a rental property. Ever since I moved away to have my own household, I've always rented my homes. Growing a garden improves the quality and value of a property, all Landlords should encourage their renters to do so. When my brother and I finally sell Dads house, a main selling point is going to be the backyard garden we started.

  • Dragon Flyer Post author

    relax mate… dont get too excited

  • meow23 Post author

    i want a garden but i rent so sometimes just plants dont do that well in pots.

  • condor198364 Post author

    It would be nice to see an update on this garden.

  • CannaHeaven Post author

    23 yo gardener, reminds me of my own backyard garden. Wish I could see his other secret garden lol

  • Davey Carter Post author

    that wood aint cheap but very nicely done.

  • kim stewart Post author

    so what if i move house… how can i bring them w me ???

  • TheSydguy30 Post author

    Nice houses, shit view it looks like full of garbage etc, they should dig that stuff up and put in a pond / small lake etc with some plants, cactus would be good in the desert.ย 

  • Sheds Direct Manchester Post author

    This inspiring ย video teaches me a lot! I am very much privileged to learn valuable tips pertaining to grow a vegetable garden if you rent a home. However, I noticed that these ideas are really applicable and manageable enough. Good information indeed!ย 

  • Halle Bose Post author

    Useful tutorial. Tatsoi is also easy to grow indoors.

  • veggievampire Post author

    is this guy single? hook me up.

  • Ifeoma Gilyard Post author

    I love this garden!

  • mary wright Post author

    This is great, but you say this is small, ha ha ha! I rent here in the uk, and our back yard is a quarter this size, we have a front yard that gets all of the sun, which is about quarter the size of this guys garden, and we grow stuff is bags, last year was the first year, we grew squash, tomatoes, strawberries, beetroot, carrots, potatoes, peas, kale, cos lettuce, baby lettuce, broccoli, leeks, and about 6 different herbs. This year we are going for more. We cram as much in to the very small space we have, the neighbors made fun of us at first, but when it was all growing we would have people come over to see the food, and tell us how impressed they were, if we can do it, anyone can. and there was no need to make bed from wood, we got veg bags for the center of the garden, and a few car tyres for the potatoes, a couple of old sinks for the herbs, and various pots for everything else. ย I love gardening, I look forward to the day we can have our own house with a bigger garden. ย Thanks for sharing this vid, I love to see what others are doing.

  • Mayla Meru Post author

    Please come to Australia – we have a roof top, raised bed, city garden for refugees and asylum seekers and it would be great to hear your thoughts on what we could do.

  • Bryce Rush Post author

    I wish I could grow more food but I'm only 16 and I live under my parents roof. My dad is kind of a jerk about stuff in th yard for some reason. No joke he ripped out my blackberry bush trellis then ran over them with the lawnmower because "they were ugly and got in the way"

  • elconejo2014 Post author

    Did the grower add anything underneath the soil ?
    (In between soil and rocks)

  • Adriana Koppenol Post author

    I love it,growing your own veg.knowing what exactly is going into your body

  • i - Diary ็ˆฑๆ—ฅๅŽ† Post author

    I envy your garden. So healthy and cheerful.

  • Sandra Post author

    I just love it, i have more room in my back yard and i did not have ideas how to do it,but thank you for your video John i can do more with the all room i have.very good job..!!

  • Pippi Bernstein Post author

    ok all right already JK! You got me getting up really really early in the morning now to work on it with your constant nagging! Having great results following your advice bra

  • Matthew Lavergne Post author

    Great to see that woodprix has new instructions to save my money and energy to build it.

  • Nikki Mindek Post author

    You should do a show for how to grow a garden if you live in a small apartment ;-/

  • theuglykwan Post author

    Moving will be a b1tch!

  • Brenda Irving Post author

    Right On !! Love to see all the young gardeners on here …Don't ever let anyone discourage you from your passion… Just let it get more determined !! One day they will understand and who cares if they don't !!

  • moparmon Post author

    first off, you should pay cash for a house and not rent… really you don't need a half million dollar home, don't be a slave

  • Mark32812 Post author

    I would like to see the measurements on some of those boxes so I could make them myself.

  • Loyce March Post author

    Can he put the walking onions with the taller plants and trees?

  • Jean Shen Post author

    [Link Here== is exactly what I have been searching for. The photos and text are inspiring, and what makes it that is due to their styles and other things involved. You can use it and decide how you want your landscape design should be.

  • N P Post author

    Is it a bad idea to put about 4 inches of grass clippings and newspapers in my raised bed, before putting garden soil and compost?

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