Feb 23

How To Remove Pomegranate Seeds Quick & Easy

A quick and easy way to remove the seeds of a pomegranate. The key steps are: 1. Roll the fruit around to loosen the seeds up (you can hear the crunching) 2. Cut around the circumference, making you should don’t cut through the center 3. Pry it directly open. 4. Hold the fruit cut side… Read More

Jan 18

Protecting Your Outdoor Faucets From Contaminants

In this video, I stress the importance of installing a Vacuum Breaker on each of your outside hose bibs (spigots). The Vacuum Breaker I Use: http://amzn.to/2vBbHG5

Nov 25

How To Grow Garlic

I usually get my fall garlic in the ground around Halloween or the first week of November. I’m running a little late this year. But in Zone 7b, I can actually plant anytime before the new year as long as the ground does not freeze. In this video I am planting in my newly cultivated… Read More

Mar 25

Make Your Own Soil-less Seed Starting Mix

I typically like to start my seeds in a soil-less mix. Especially if I’m germinating seeds that take a long time to sprout. Even so, it’s a good practice to start everything in this mix. The mix I use is 1 Part Perlite and 1 Part Coconut Coir. There are many reasons for using this… Read More

Mar 11

Compost Tea, Help or Hype?

Is compost tea helpful in the garden? In this video I give six reasons for not making or using it. There is no evidence to support the use of compost tea as beneficial to your garden. Here I will explain why.

Aug 09

5 Reasons To Raise Your Own Chickens

Raising chickens is a lot of fun. I remember as a child, the excitement of new arrivals whether by incubation or a broody hen. Although all the benefits are too numerous to mention in one post, I am going to give you my top 5 reasons to raise chickens. # 1 No more composting Forget… Read More

Jun 17

Growing Goji Berry or Wolfberry Plants From Seeds

I bought my first goji plant 5 years ago as a small 10″ seedling. The bush is now 5′ tall and taking over the grow box I built to contain it. They grow fast, produce prolifically and provide some of the most nutrient dense berries on the planet. The health benefits of Goji Berries: Goji… Read More

May 08

Finding Good Carbon Sources For Your Compost Pile

The art of composting consists of adding both nitrogen and carbon to a large pile and letting it break down over time. However, the rate at which it turns into compost, is greatly affected by the nitrogen to carbon ratio. Typically, I add about 25% carbon to 75% nitrogen. Although this recipe varies greatly. To… Read More

Mar 07

Carolina Reaper/Banana Pepper Taste Test

The results are in (maybe not). Is it genetically possible for two distinct varieties of peppers to grow on the same plant? People have been patiently waiting for me to bite into the morphed red runt. I’ve grown the yellow banana for years and decided to cross it with the extremely hot Carolina Reaper. I… Read More

Jan 31

Dealing With Difficult Soil & Why Are My Tomato Skins Tough?

In this video, I will answer the following questions:

1. Are snow peas the same as Mange Tout
2. How to improve bad soil
3. Why are my tomato skins tough
4. You shouldn’t degrade people. Two wrongs don’t make a right
5. You must till in the compost to make it work
6. Will you send me some seeds Read More

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