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Early Spring Garden Tour – Zone 5 Gardening – Early Planting with Raised Bed Hoop House

November 6, 2019

hi guys it’s Tim here in zone 5 it’s a
few weeks out before our last frost date and in this quick video you’re gonna
learn what we’re doing to get ahead of the growing season you can take some of
these tips away to grow more food in your garden but just a few weeks ago we
actually had snow on this footage we shot about five weeks ago the end of
February we started a lot of crops under this double insulated hoop house
I removed a cover two weeks ago have some nice lettuce and arugula I also
have some other red lettuce some dill over there that’s been planted kale as
well as some Bambi Bibb lettuce and there’s some more kale um these were
direct sown actually in February onions and we have some baby carrots they’re on
this bed I have my happy rich broccoli the hope is that they’re gonna give me
more yields than a larger big head broccoli have some more kale as Toscano
kale and some winter borer kale I have a few different kinds of Swiss chard this
year and then I have some beets so this is a four by four raised bed and I have
three different varieties of strawberries that I got at Johnny’s this
is early glow Sparkle strawberry and jewel strawberry and these are all these
will actually yield at different times of the year so I planted them this year
and they will be ready next year so I’m going to take the the flowers off so
they actually make the roots stronger this year and then in June mid June and
then July we’ll have we’ll have strawberries next year here’s a quick
photo on what the roots looked like before I planted them this bed hasn’t
been planted yet I’m gonna be transplanting anything some basil and
squash and this is actually the potato bed the other side of this bed are
potatoes potatoes that are starting to come up and then this is another 4×4 bed
where I have garlic I’ve planted these pretty densely for per square foot now
this worked well in the past and you know this is coming out really really
nicely over here I’m gonna have actually corn and this 4×4 raised bed these are
actually in the grow room right now the corn I’m gonna direct seed some as well
as transplants so over here this is a this is where I put my who
house actually just warming up the soil right now it’s about yesterday it
actually got up to a hundred and forty degrees in here it’s probably a little
too hot but I’m gonna be planting out cucumbers and tomatoes in here very soon
cucumbers will go in in a couple more days it’s actually gonna get down to 39
degrees tonight so it’s still a little cool but I’m gonna transplant the
transplant the cucumbers in here in a couple days and I’m gonna leave it
vented most of the time because it would get way too hot if it was invented but
it’s gonna hopefully keep a consistent temperature in the evening and it’ll be
great to get a head start on cucumbers and tomatoes this is my herb bed over
here onions growing herbs have not come out yet they’re still in the girl room
in this bed I’ve got these are started under the double cover and in the grow
room this is Swiss mammoth piece these are my favorite peas and they actually
they have really beautiful flowers so ever here on the deck I have my my
tomatoes that I’m hardening off these were started back in March and these are
about I think 10 different types of tomatoes and these are all indeterminate
varieties you could print them to a single stem and they can grow up a
trellis determinate are actually the bush type and they like to be in a cage
so I’m sticking to indeterminate varieties and these are all really early
varieties so for example this one is a Sakura well I think it’s about 50 to 55
days to building fruit so the idea is I have a short growing season up here in
New England and I want to get some really early varieties so I have
Tomatoes early in the season and I also have a here are the cucumbers that are
hardening off a little guy who wants to get in hole in one
and these cucumbers are great these are I think it’s Johnny select variety I
will put the link in the description but these have given me great yields I grow
these up on a a trellis so up about seven eight feet
here’s yields I can get about a hundred cucumbers from one plant but you’ll
notice that some of the plants actually did not do very well so check this out
you know these are started well at the same time so it’s really good to to grow
many of them and it’s so early in the season that I actually have in the grow
room some others that are others that are growing because you you get some
that are you know sometimes don’t do so well and these are I think three and a
half by three and a half pots and these are perfect tomatoes I started in four
by four pots I’m started half with soil and once the
once the plants about a few inches high I’ll add more soil to you know provide
some stability to them and since I’m playing them out in a couple days I’m
not gonna put them I think they’ll do just fine alright so over in these pots
these are currently sizeable pots and I actually have hops that are gonna be
growing in here so these were you know started a few weeks ago and I had a
special video coming out that I’ll be posting in a couple weeks or maybe a few
weeks once they start sprouting but a more a how-to video on how to grow hops
Pearman ting with drive my own hops probably to make some tea and beer now
let’s go take a look at the groom before we do don’t forget to subscribe so
you’re notified of new videos alright so here we are in the girl room this is a
t5 grow light this has six bulbs a lot of different Basil’s so this year I’m
actually trying trying to grow many different varieties of basil I thought
that would be really fun I have a sacred basil lemon basil lime basil large leaf
Italian basil I’ve got a quite a few eggplants that were growing here this is
really really well and then a large variety of peppers right I’m gonna
actually have to up pot some of these because there’s still a few weeks before
they get set out here in zone five we’re gonna plant these out in the end
may now I have more peppers bring some sunflowers and different varieties of
flowers for the backyard this is a thermostat and what I do is I put this
under the tray and you can actually set this to whatever temperature you’d like
this is a probe you put this in the soil and this will actually the mats right
down here and then that will heat up you know based on the temperature of the
soil it is very helpful because each seed has a different germination
temperature so I’ll put a link to a chart where you can see the germination
temperatures and you know that’s where you can basically set your temperature
to the corresponding you know temperature of the seed germination so
that’s why we’ll get your awesome germination so actually these sunflowers
they germinated in just a few days so I really recommend a heat mat I hope you
found seeing what I’m doing in my garden helpful and you can take some of these
ideas back into your garden to grow more food if you have any questions or
comments please post them below and also like and subscribe the video more
content will be coming out soon now that we are in the growing season


  • Reply Simply Garden May 7, 2018 at 1:35 am

    I am totally impressed with your double insulted hoop house. I also am in zone five. I too have pushed the season ahead for many years. Your system is awesome! I liked and subscribed to your channel. Be sure to check out my channel and please subscribe.

  • Reply Tom A May 7, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Zone 5 what city, state? Im in Ct near Waterbury

  • Reply Aklima Khatun May 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Where are you located?

  • Reply Native NY Gardens May 11, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Nice video, hope to see a followup! Have a good season.

  • Reply ILBackyardFarm June 4, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    nice garden! things are looking good

  • Reply MrBelayaa March 8, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Hey nice video. Keep it up! I seen your video on raised garden boxes. I plan on basing my garden around these videos😁
    Thanks for the things I have learned and all the things I will learn

  • Reply My Country Story March 26, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Did you have a plan you used for your hoop houses?

  • Reply Forging Freedom TV April 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    QUESTION: Do you have trouble with voles attacking your veggies under the double covered raised beds? The voles at my place move right in to any covered bed I have. The dirt looks like Swiss cheese

  • Reply அவானி உயர்ந்தது May 9, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    We are Zone five too. It’s so very stressful.

  • Reply Clout Gangster July 18, 2019 at 4:08 am

    How do you keep the water moisture inside

  • Reply IrishMain October 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Could you do a video about tea bushes/trees for Zone 5A greetings from northern Indiana

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