Home Vineyard Growing Wine Grapes at Home
Hello and welcome to my home vineyard Let's get a lay of the land. As you can see thisis just a simple side yard it's got about 55 feet of space long twentysix feet of space wide we elected to go with twenty twofoot long rows northsouth facing uh. the rows are spaced about five feet apartto give us ample space for the vines to grow
and for us to manage and walk through we are planting about four plants per row to give it plenty of space to spread out and grow for the rows, we used uh. just simple fenceposts these are eightfoot fence post sunk about threefeet deep we tried to go about two feet deep butit wasn't uh. it just simply wasn't stable enough so we went that extra foot for stability
the wire is fourteen gauge wire uh. we elected to go with the verticaltrellising partly because it was easier and partlybecause uh. the north south facing rows, it allow it to get sun at all hours of the day uh. we have a drip irrigation linesran along the bottom we will be using half gallon per hour drips two per plant that allows us to adjust the water
water flow and manage the irrigation a littleeasier than if we used a heavier flow we'll actually be planting syrah grapes because we tend to be in a warmer, drier climateduring the summer doing something like pinot noirwould require greater cooler temperatures. that sort of thing that's our vineyard. We'll be planting the grapes nextweek and we'll come back then.
Front Yard Aloe Garden Tour How to Harvest Transplant Divide Pups
All right! This is John Kohler with GrowingYourGreens .Today, we have another exciting episode for you and yet on another field trip actually.This one is going to be really cool, here in South Florida. Today, I'm going to sharewith you guys how to grow food undercover. There's many places. There's actuallya place, I think, Miami Shores, that recently passed a law for the city that you can'tgrow an edible vegetable garden in your front yard. Actually, what happened was a familywho has grown a garden, a front yard garden for the last 17 years got a notice just inMarch that a new law had passed that bans growing food in your front yard, or, morespecifically, vegetables, although they could
grow fruits like strawberries and maybe fruittrees and other things. So what we're going to do in this episode is kind of say handgesture to the city and show you guys how you can grow some edible things in your frontyard, but not have it be a vegetable garden, and, actually, even better than a vegetablegarden. This is almost like a medicinal garden. So you're going to have to stay tuned forwhat specific crop that this family is growing a lot of. The first thing is that we are here in suburbia.As you guys can see, everybody has their front yard lawn. Once again, I'm going to saythat I believe lawns are a waste of resources.
They take a lot of water, a lot of pesticides,and a lot of, you know, herbicides and fertilizers and whatnot, and a very small percentageof standard fertilizers that people use on their lawns are actually giving nutrientsto the lawn. Most of it is being run off into the sewer systems, the storm drain, all ofthis kind of stuff. In addition, most people just have a lawn because their neighbor hasa lawn, and, you know, how many kids do you see playing on lawnsé Like, zero. Maybe ifyou had kids it would be a good use to have a lawn. But I'm all about practicality andmaking the best use of your space. We all need to eat, so I think the best use of yourspace is to grow some food, and that's why
I travel all around to share with you guysways different people grow food differently. So I'm glad to share with you guys thisone today. So next, let's go ahead and pan the camera around and show you guys why I'mhere today. All right. As you guys can see, over on thisside of the street right here, there is a house. It looks like the house is almost likea standard house. Half of the yard has a lawn, and they have actually a fig tree and a pomegranatetree. I always recommend and encourage you guys to grow fruit trees if you're stillgoing to have a lawn because you could grow some trees above the lawn, nobody is goingto know, and it's going to produce food
for you and your family. Especially here insouth Florida, I recommend you guys grow tropical fruits, definitely some of my favorites. Inaddition, besides just the lawn and some fruit trees, they have an aquaponic set up in theback, as well as some other things growing in the back yard, more fruit trees actually.Actually, they have a nice sapodilla tree or chicozapote tree, one of my favorite fruitscalled the brown sugar fruit. It's loaded with fruit, but it's not going to be ripefor, I don't know, â€˜til next year. In addition, they got a really cool moringa tree.I know that a lot of you guys know about moringa already, and most people know about the standardmoringa oleifera but this is a different variety
of moringa, and it's my favorite one thatI've ever found so far. So we're going to look at that as well. Then down below theirfruit trees, you'll see like it's literally an aloe garden. Yes, aloe is a succulent,but it's an edible succulent, and this is a very special aloe, so be sure to stay tunedfor the segment at the end of this clip where we talk about the aloe. This family reallyloves their aloe. It's apparent that pretty much threequarters of their yard is takenup in aloe, and they have aloe baby pups growing at every corner. So first let's go aheadand head to the back yard and share with you guys actually what's growing back there.
Growing Strawberries Chandler Variety Big Delicious
in the plant profile series of tutorialstoday we will look at a strawberry variety that's called quot;Chandlerquot; it's a vigorous very prolific variety that's only easy to grow but isabsolutely delicious so we will be growing these strawberries in two types of containers these containers that you see here arequite wide however they're not as deep now theChandler produces a lot of strawberries
so we're also going to compare it withgrowing in a deeper container and see how thatworks out I have used a standard morning mix of 30percent peat moss 30 percent perlite and 30 percentcompost I've not added any fertilizer yet I'll let thisstrawberry plant set in after transplanting them andgive them some time to just you know settle down in the newenvironment and then once they're settled
may be after a couple of weeksyou can start your fertilizers schedule And the Chandler variety of strawberry hasvery shallow roots so you can pretty much grow it anyin any kind of container here you can see the strawberry plantsgrowing now I planted these strawberry plants in December because these are June bearing strawberries so if you plant them in December It gives them some time to kind ofgrow a little bit
larger so that when its June they startproducing flowers and fruits so this strawberry variety grows greatalong the West Coast and you can see that it also growsgreat in some other states that you can see here so I used the snack here that you cansee to protect distraught buddies from birds and other critters and it seems to do a good jobwithout affecting the growth of the strawberry plants so whatyou're seeing here is a 16 inch large
container and it holds about five to sevengallons of soil and that's quite enough to grow thisvariety of strawberry as you can see the strawberries are prettylarge and this is one of the reasons this strawberry is also grown commercially it's not only large in size doesn't haveany defects its good looking and it also tastes verygood it has one of the best taste profiles amongst all thestrawberry plants
Strawberries do well with an allpurposefertilizer so make sure that the fertilizer you'regetting doesn't have high amounts of nitrogen however the strawberrydoesn't need a lot of fertilizer so as long as you're growing thestrawberries in a decent conditions using lot of compost some well drainingsoil as I have done here you can get a lot ofstrawberries very easily this strawberry variety is also veryresistant to any kind of insects and although it is susceptible todiseases