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Vertical Gardening – Garden Bed Reshape – Planting Runner Beans & Peas on a Cattle Panel Trellis

September 21, 2019

hi everyone we got a big project ahead
of us today we’re gonna clear out a planter reshape the space pull out some
plants so that we can grow more vegetables so let’s get started
well you might remember last summer when we planted our living wall we moved a
planter forward to make room for the trees well here it is it’s actually a
planter with a cattle panel trellis formed in the shape of a garden arch over
it now we really never got around to circling back around and shoring this
thing up so you can see it’s super wobbly we definitely need to take care
of that problem and all of these plants here we’re volunteers that just grew up
I didn’t plant any of them and you can see here I’ve got a ton of nasturtiums
I’ve got some pole beans that are climbing up sunflowers but I don’t need
this many nasturtiums and what I want to do here is plant some pole beans that
will climb up over the top of the trellis and give us some more vegetables
to eat I’ve got plenty of nasturtiums all over my garden now if you’re not
familiar with nasturtiums I’ll do another video on that but they’re
absolutely a beautiful edible flower the leaves are edible these ones aren’t in
full bloom yet the flowers are right over here there have a super zippy
flavor are delicious and salads and one of the easiest flowers you can grow but
they reseed like crazy oh these are so good
so do love these on our salads but I have them all over my garden and don’t
need quite this many of them so the first thing I’m going to do is get in
here and pull some of these plants out now I’ve actually been putting this
project off because it’s really hard for me to pull out plants that look good and
are still growing but I’m gonna do it because I want more vegetables so the
first thing to go will be these nasturtiums now I am gonna leave some
plants in for example here’s a tomato plant here that is growing it’s got
tomatoes on it it’s I’m going to shape it to climb up the trellis I’m
definitely gonna trim that up and leave that in here but we’ll pull out the
nasturtiums that are growing here at the base now if anybody has nasturtiums in
your garden try eating them on a salad they’re so good these are actually in my
cool season pollinators collection so great cool weather flowers they grow
really well in temperatures under 80 degrees so if you live in a temperate
climate temperate winter climate they’re a really great winter flower to grow
they produce a ton of seeds drop seeds like crazy and once you plant him one
time you pretty much never ever have to plant them again in your garden because
they reseal and grow right back you’re just gonna throw those off to the
side for now you guys might remember in last week’s harvest video I harvested
some yellow squash from this plant right here you can see this plant is pretty
much run its course so that’s coming out too always nice to have a fresh start in
it looks like something’s been gnawing on this looks like we have another squash
plant over here and oh my goodness look at this it’s a big huge zucchini growing
oh my gosh I had no idea this was under here I don’t know if it’s gonna be any
good anymore it’s been in here for months oh my gosh look at this thing
this thing is huge they pulled off the plant so you guys can see it the skin is
super super hard so this is almost like a gourd by now so this will definitely
go in the compost pile I don’t think we’re going to be in this one oh the tomato planted here don’t know if
I’ll be able to save that one or not some old summer zinnias here these
sunflower stalks think I’m going to go ahead and pull these out too because
it’s pretty much run their course but I do like to save the tall pieces or the
tall stalks here for a trellis they work really well once they dry out so let me
grab my clippers and I’m just checking to see if I have
any new buds on here you know what I think I’m actually gonna leave this in
here because the birds really like to come and eat the the middle of the
sunflowers as they dry out and then it keeps them off my vegetables so I think
I’m gonna leave this in here it’s not really hurting anything right now I’m
gonna pull off to pull out this smaller one right here though because I’m gonna
be planting they’re gonna be planting my beans is right along the edge of the
trellis you can see how the nasturtiums have even grown back here along the
fence near the tree so I’m going to be pulling those out as well at a later
time to really clear out this area so it doesn’t over crowd the trees back there now that the majority of the plants
pulled out it’s gonna go in here and clear off the top of the soil here are
the leaves and other kind of plant debris that’s in here I am really
excited about reshaping this garden bed I just haven’t had the time to
really do much with it since last summer so I’m just envisioning beautiful
scarlet red runner beans running over this trellis it’s the perfect trellis
for it because it’s so tall and so big it’s really gonna be fun to have some
vegetables growing here again it feels great to see all the nice rich black
soil again we pulled a lot of stuff out it’s gonna be great to have a fresh
start now we’ve got to shore up the frame now alright so the first thing we
should do is tighten up these L brackets and then what we’ll do is we’ll just
firm up everything as we work this way and we just fix it and we’ll tighten it
all up as we go that’s solid hey next what we ought to
do is remove this tea post and we’ll scoot it down and then we’ll run that
through both cattle panels position it yeah so what we’re gonna use now some
fence staples hold the handle a little bit lower so you get more leverage more
pressure on your hits what we’re doing now is we’re putting in some t bars
and we are putting them through the cattle panel that way they firm up nice
and tight and then we’ll use some baling wire on the way back and tighten those
up so let me get these pounded in okay it’s good and same for this one right
here I’ll just finish pounding this one in okay this is pretty rickety so we’re
just piece mealing this whole thing together but it’s gonna get the job done so we have the majority of our garden
art secured it’s definitely sturdier we’re still going to add in some bail
wire here to secure the tea post to the garden arch itself but we aren’t
expecting rain so we’re gonna go ahead and get the garden bed ready and
hopefully get it planted today before the rain hits so first order of business
here is to move the drip irrigation out of place so we can prepare the garden
bed so that should hold there for now I am gonna grab my pitchfork here and just
start loosening up the soil now I am going to work starting at one end of the
garden bed back to the next that way I don’t step on the soil and compact it
after I’ve loosened it up we’re just gonna turn it over here loosen up that
soil looks really nice and rich now don’t let anybody tell you that
gardening is not good exercise remember on last week’s video we’re talking about
resetting for 2019 this is a great way to get into shape and work out those
extra holiday pounds so let me just show you guys here what
nasturtiums seeds look like these are seeds that are not fully dried up now
dried up yet but once these dry they turn brown and then they just totally
reefs Prout in your garden bed so I’m going to keep an eye out for these as I
plant my beans and my peas because I don’t want to tell the nasturtiums
sprouting in this garden bed again and competing for nutrients with the other
things I’ll be planting oh I just love the look of this nice black soil that’s
so good to come out here and get my hands in the soil
can you guys relate to that look at that isn’t it beautiful okay so we’ve got the
garden bed dug up now I’m just gonna kind of even out the soil here chop up
some of the big chunks with my rake get it nice and smooth out you ready for
planting and as I do that I am going to lay down some flagstone pieces in the
middle of the garden bed so I’m not compacting the soil that I’ve just
worked in and as I step across the garden bed I’m also going to be adding
in some compost and some worm castings because the soil definitely needs some
amending things have been growing in here for quite a while so this is
compost I made here in my own backyard dump some in as I go you can see I’m
laying down the flagstone dump and get some of the Vemisterra worm castings
also I’m gonna be planting it right along the edge so I’m gonna focus the
worm castings right along the edge here the garden bed both sides of the trellis grab another place of flagstone this
flagstone here is actually repurposed from indoors we had a park made out of
flagstone and when we redid that hearth we save the flag stone we’ve been using
it all over the garden small worm castings and the worm castings really
helped new plants especially develop roots add a lot of beneficial bacteria
microbes to the soil and really help with the health of your garden and
help aerate the soil too just great so you dumped in a bag of worm castings I’m
always afraid I’m gonna bump my head on this thing so let me mix and mix those
in a little bit to mix those in here mix in my compost my worm castings look at
that soil it’s nice and loose it’s already moist nice and black and fertile now this is for all of you who are under
snow right now number one I could use your help out here
number two I’m thinking of you guys and just sending some warmth your way spring
is coming soon pretty soon you’ll be doing this in your garden too now unfortunately I really wanted to say
this tomato plant gosh darn it I must have accidentally chopped it when I was
pulling out the soil and everything or pulling out the plants here so in
Fortune we have to pull this baby out there is one little stem still here so
we might be able to to save that one we’ll see if it regrows okay now we’re
putting the drip irrigation in place where I’m gonna be planting which is
right along the front and the back of the garden bed just taking our existing
hose using these landscape staples and this is a half inch poly tubing with the
drip emitters that I added in now the really nice thing about your irrigation
is it has poly tubing with the emitters already in it so it makes it really
really quick and easy to install drip irrigation but this is the old hose
which I’m just going to repurpose and leave in here you know we got some worms
in here that little guy so definitely starting to rains I’m gonna wrap this
video up by planting some seeds which actually makes it kind of nice because I
don’t have to water the rain just does the work for me
my plans here for this garden bed are to plant scarlet runner beans and some peas
now if you’ve never planted scarlet runner beans they’re absolutely an
amazing being they’re in my bean seed collection which is a brand new seed
collection you can pick up over my website and the scarlet runner beans are
an absolutely gorgeous seed and they actually do well actually better in
cooler weather like we have here in the winter time in California than they do
in the hot summer so now is a perfect time to plant would you look at those
seeds they’re humongous seeds because they are humongous plants but look at
those aren’t those absolutely beautiful the purple and the black absolutely
lovely now these beans have beautiful beautiful
red flowers and grow to about ten or fifteen feet tall so this cattle panel
garden arts trellis is absolutely perfect so I’m really really excited
about it so beans are so easy to plant simply
push it into the soil here the soil is nice and loose so I’m gonna plant these
beans right by this drip emitter plant this
here right by the drip emitter cover it up that I’m going to space them about 18
inches apart across the trellis here because they are a super big plant like
I mentioned they’ve got brilliant red flowers I mean you guys have got to pick
some of these up and grow them now is a perfect time to plant them here in
California or if you live in a southern climate where it’s nice and warm get
them going down the winter time they’ll grow you’ll be getting a harvest over
the next several weeks and months and then by the time it’s the weather warms
up and you’re ready to plan your other warmer weather pull beans these ones
will be finishing up so I’m going to plant about six seeds here along the
front of the garden bed just push them in and these are going to
sprout probably in five to seven days depending on the weather that we get
here and they are gonna grow really fast will definitely be updating you as they
grow and I want to plant one more right in the corner and I just can’t wait to
see these grow they’re absolutely gorgeous gorgeous plant so they climb my
way out of the garden bed here and I’m gonna plant some peas because we want to
make the most of the vertical space that we have so what I like to do in the
garden is grow up not out whenever I can Oh my seeds are getting really wet so
the peas I’m gonna plant are actually in the spring garden seed collection and if
you’re itching to start growing and start starting seeds indoors you can
pick up on the spring garden seed collections and even get some tomatoes
and peppers and things like that there’s 12 different varieties of seeds in the
spring garden seed collection and five in the bean seed collection so these are
the sugar and sugar snap peas these are a wonderful piece there you can eat the
pod these are actually an all-america selections winner which means that
they’re tried and true and a really productive pea so super easy to plant
peas these are a vining plant the climb up
this trellis really well they love the cool weather so I’m again I’m just
poking the pea seeds down into the soil and I’m gonna plant these about a foot
or so apart you can plant peas pretty densely getting a little muddy out so
you’ve got the beans that’ll be going up the front the peas that’ll be climbing
up the back and that’s really gonna give this garden bed a nice reshape really
revitalize it and grow us some delicious peas and beans that we’ll be able to
harvest in about six to eight weeks a key with peas is because they love the
cool weather is to get them planted as early as possible so you get a crop in
before the warm weather hits and sometimes you can even get two or three
crops in per year if you time the planting just right in the early spring
or in the late fall months and the cool thing about peas is they’ll even take a
frost then we’re not gonna get a frost here in Southern California this year
they live in an area where you are getting frost you can get these planet
very early in the spring even before your last frost date and they can also
be started indoors which is really fun and then you can plant more mature
plants out in the garden so you can see I’m just poking it down here into the
soil the soils nice and loose so it’s really not taking much cut all this good
leaves it’ll break down and feed my soil over the next couple of months so I’ve
also got some of these going indoors so you know some of these plants out here
don’t make it they’ll be popping in the indoor seedlings as well okay so there
we go we got our beans and our peas planted and the last thing I’m gonna do
here is I’m gonna mulch my garden bed with shredded leaves because that’s
really gonna help keep the moisture in and means I’ll have to water less and
also gives good organic matter to the soil so let me go grab my bucket of
shredded leaves okay so this is super easy to do I’m just I’m just spreading
inch or so layer of shredded leaves where I just planted it all over the
garden bed and the worms also love leaves the springs on the worms like
crazy and I’m actually gonna spread it kind of lightly over the place where I
planted the seeds because I want the seeds to germinate and not have too much
covering them to be able to bust through the soil they’re not gonna I can always
go back and add more later so if you need bean seeds or peas head
over to my website pick some up and the pea seed collection has five varieties
or the bean seed collection has five varieties of beans the scarlet runner
beans some other pull beans better do well in the warmer weather and
then some bush beans as well it’s really starting to come down so I’m just gonna
speed this up here and dump my leaves out comment below guys if you’re
planting peas or beans right now and let me know whatever it is that you’re
growing whether you’re growing indoors it’s too cold to grow outside or whether
you’re starting to plant outdoors well I’m super excited about this garden bed
reshape I think it turned out really well and I’m really looking forward to
maximizing the garden space here by growing up this arch I’m gonna be able
to grow so much more food in here by growing up instead of out so comment
below if you’re still in snow and let me know what you’re most excited about
planting first in your spring garden and also let me know how you’re maximizing
your space by growing vertically I’d love to hear about it thank you so much
for joining us today in the garden CameraGuy – you want to sign off too
we’re soaked we’ll see you later see you later guys will see on the next video


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  • Reply Nicole Martin January 6, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Oh, meant to also say really enjoying that your husband is more visible in front of the camera. You all make a really great team.

  • Reply Corey Bowen January 6, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Im in Arizona i just planted a bunch of snow peas also have bell peppers still alive and growing fruit from the summer.

  • Reply CustomGardenSolutions January 6, 2019 at 3:29 am

    You guys are hard-core Gardners and YouTubers out there in the rain.😎😎

  • Reply Storie Colopy January 6, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I grew nasturtiums last year for the first time and when I ate them I chuckled and said, "these do taste zippy". Lol

  • Reply Rick The Cockatiel January 6, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Love your videos especially the harvest videos

  • Reply AsintheDaysofNoah January 6, 2019 at 3:36 am

    You should get chickens! We live in Southern California in a regular residential lot and have 6 chickens. They love the extras from the garden… they are the best composters!

  • Reply Daniel Soileau January 6, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Looking good, but @ 7:00 those are actually U-Posts, which is why they are so bendable. Rebar or actual t-posts would be much sturdier.

  • Reply angela lowe January 6, 2019 at 4:12 am

    I am growing lettuce undercover and it is beautiful and delicious. We have had a milder winter so far in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

  • Reply Omar Pozos January 6, 2019 at 4:14 am

    You should grow a citrus tree.

  • Reply Anastasia Harold January 6, 2019 at 4:14 am

    We had a few nights of frost here in Phoenix and I lost a lot of stuff. Did you guys get any frost?

  • Reply Jackie Horsley January 6, 2019 at 4:21 am

    awesome video Kim I hope your pea and bean seeds do well It was such a nice day to day I decided to work In the garden as well

  • Reply Tommy Trevillian January 6, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I like the trellis hoop ,it looks nice,good idea 😊

  • Reply Tommy Trevillian January 6, 2019 at 4:34 am

    I think cucumbers would be nice also on trellis

  • Reply Pamela Gerber January 6, 2019 at 4:42 am

    I grow nasturtiums specifically for salads. They taste like watercress and the flowers taste like radishes with a bit of nectar.

  • Reply jwilli7434 January 6, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Oh yes, I was just coming in from the store when the rain started today. Good luck with your new plants!!!

  • Reply Kathryn Sink January 6, 2019 at 4:57 am

    I didn't know they sell short t-posts like that. I've only seen 4-6ft ones

  • Reply Amanda Loewen January 6, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Hey Kim & Jerry & family! Happy New Year! I kinda agree that its hard to pull out plants that look good. My issue isn't so much with veggie plants, but more so in my flower garden. When plants are still blooming/have good looking flowers, its tough to have the heart to pull them. The biggest challenge is if I don't pull/cleanup plants in fall, then come spring before I can plant new things, I have to then clean up 🙁 Looking forward to some new ideas, and continuing and encouraging on older suggestions. Although its a bit early yet, one veggies that's a must for me is peppers of many varieties. Its kinda funny, I didn't like peppers as a kid, and now I LOVE them! Anyways, thanks for another awesome video. Cheers!

  • Reply Kirit Vaghela January 6, 2019 at 5:17 am

    I Love your Garden
    Awesome..!! Kim..Thanks to make videos about how to learn miracle Gardening Methods and Tricks.
    Again Thanks to you

  • Reply Nicki C January 6, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Ha, I wish I had those "volunteers"! Love seeing you guys back in the garden, including Mac! It will be a bit before I'm able to plant anything outside but in the meantime I'm testing out my new grow light box with some pea seeds since I had them. Thanks to you I have the confidence to give indoor seed starting a shot.

  • Reply Linda Johnson January 6, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Great video Cali! I love seeing you garden as right now I am unable to here in central NY. Even though it has turned into a mild winter here, it is still too cold to grow anything with out cover. QUESTION: (1) what size are your cattle panels. I love the fact you can stand up underneath them. I can just see the beans hanging all over the inside. (2) how do you eat the scarlet runner beans? Like green beans or wait till the seeds get big and then harvest the pods for the seeds inside for things like soup?

  • Reply Shirley K January 6, 2019 at 5:45 am

    I am totally reshaping my garden because my neighbor's trees are shading my entire garden. Even in the summer. We're moving our sheds into the shaded area to create more sunny spaces to grow this spring and summer. I cannot wait until the job is done, gardening is good exercise. Right now hardly anything will grow with the amount of sun the area is getting. My nasturtiums are growing well. I love them in salads.

  • Reply Denise Brady January 6, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Have you ever tried the no-dig method at all ???? Cheers Denise

  • Reply Joe Pacholik January 6, 2019 at 6:14 am

    It was refreshing to see someone preparing soil and planting. It made me so anxious for March to get here. We still have some cold, wet weather to endure in Louisiana zone 8b. I have a new idea I will be trying in the bed I will be growing snap beans in. I will share it on my crude little channel this spring. Take care.

  • Reply Kim Fujino January 6, 2019 at 6:17 am

    You guys r troopers, in the rain 🍘

  • Reply Diggin' the Garden January 6, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Enjoyed the video, Kim and Jerry! Sorry ya'll were getting wet but happy ya'll are getting some rain. I know every drop is precious there in California. Got a couple months before I can plant peas outside. It gets pretty cold here in Jan and Feb. Looking forward to starting my seeds indoors in about 3-4 weeks!! Cheers!! Mary Ann

  • Reply Charity Ranger January 6, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Hi Kim! I live in Seattle (in a neighborhood near downtown). After graduating from University and working for 7 years, I had to "retire" due to disability (wheelchair user). I live in affordable housing and am so jealous of your garden! I have 2 8ft? raised garden beds at my local community garden as there is NO space near my building. I am super interested in vertical gardening and love your videos (and your adorable dog!) I wish I knew more about gardening in Seattle!… I've been a loyal viewer for 6 months. Thanks for tips on fertilizing, soil health, and your diy on Strawberry Crate Towers!

  • Reply Irene Bermudez January 6, 2019 at 7:12 am

    I planted my first scarlet runner bean crop a couple of weeks ago from your seed collection and they have sprouted!!! So excited to see them grow.

  • Reply Lily Hau January 6, 2019 at 7:17 am sweet of you Kim and cameraman guys, even if it rain u guys still keep the camera running. Thanks for the video. Am growing sugar snap peas right now..and I can harvest in two more weeks. I loves pea especially when u walk around the garden and have a snack on them.

  • Reply Alexis Pierce January 6, 2019 at 7:28 am

    about to order my seed pack…so excited to start over early

  • Reply Demi Akintola January 6, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Planning on getting a vegepod. I am hoping to grow carrots and some herbs in it. I live in the tropics so I have found it very difficult to grow cooler weather veg and herbs because of the heat and sun. I'm hoping the shade cloths that come with the vegepod will help me out.

  • Reply bintlooda January 6, 2019 at 8:35 am

    If u had chickens they would have loved eating all of these plants that u took out of the garden .. Me too, I really have a hard time pulling anything thriving even if it is a weed lol

  • Reply Carol Maltsbarger January 6, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Looking forward to seeing your cool beans!

  • Reply Kay LovePlants January 6, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I grave sugar snap peas gritting that I started 3 weeks ago. I live in Central Florida zone 9B. I also have cool weather plants growing like mustard greens, collards, kale, and cabbage.

  • Reply Jimmy's Allotment January 6, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Hi Kim, I've just started Tomatoes, Onions, Leeks. I'll be sowing more soon. I have an allotment, it's a plot of land I rent off the council, where I grow my veg and stuff. Pop by my channel and have a look, Cheers. keep the good videos coming.

  • Reply Barbara Summitt January 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Zone 8 NC I have a greenhouse n growing 4 types of beans in there n have started my tomatoes and peppers for 2019

  • Reply Seth January 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Can't you harvest the seeds from the zucchini? 😮

  • Reply Lisa Davis January 6, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Zone 9 here. I have sugar snap peas, lettuce, Swiss chard and have managed to keep my tomatoes going. I have several tomatoes ripening on my plants. I’m looking forward to more tomatoes plants this spring and more vegetable beds. I have seedlings growing under lights in the garage as well. Love those beans you were planting. The seeds were huge!

  • Reply Jennifer Duwve January 6, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Is there anyway of taking off the subtitles? It gets in the way sometimes. I'm not tech savvy so I thought I would ask.

  • Reply Richard Miesell January 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Back to good ole down to earth gardening, good video.

  • Reply Richard Miesell January 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Some 16Inch by 8inch pieces of plywood can be used to work off so as to not compact the soil too much. Or just lay a long 2 by 6 down the middle to stand on and to work from.

  • Reply Richard Miesell January 6, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    folks can wear knee pads for more comfort while they are working the soil, planting, or even pulling weeds.

  • Reply Lisa Wade January 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    So nice to see you in that beautiful shirt with your hair down

  • Reply WILL 505 January 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Here in New Mexico still covered in snow! Dreaming of spring planting!

  • Reply Sher Bear January 6, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Ugh I cannot plant anything until late April for early stuff as I live in Michigan. winter right now and for quite a few months.

  • Reply Tracy Atkins January 6, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Where do you get your drip irrigation supplies?

  • Reply Todd LeJeune January 6, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Louisiana going to raised beds 32" high. 4×32'. With cattle panels

  • Reply Ashleigh Richmond January 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I have some radish seeds sprouting, it's nice to see some green ☺ I hope my spinach comes up soon too. 🌻

  • Reply Aishwarya Venkat January 6, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I live in Fremont California can I plant beans now?
    I am in zone 9b..

  • Reply Eccentric Nature January 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Great video! That is one intensely cool garden. Wish I had that much growing space.

  • Reply Debra Lunnen January 6, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I’m rather new to Gardening, I see so many weeds and such, aren’t we to get all these out and have nice soil only ? I understand the leaves 😀 Thank You for teaching me !

  • Reply Patti Schmidt January 6, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    You are such an inspiration! Can’t wait to get in the garden. Snowing here in Utah, about 2 inches. Love my nasturtiums too💚

  • Reply kumar kumar January 6, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Nice couples, nice garden, nice life amazing god bless

  • Reply Brian's Jersey Garden January 6, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    So enjoyable makes me want to live in California even more

  • Reply Micki A January 6, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Yay! Always so thrilled to see your videos! We had some 60 degree days here in Nebraska that were wonderful! The ground is still frozen solid so no planting. I do have some lettuce, and purple beans growing inside and now getting some cherry tomatoes from A plant I brought inside in the fall! They don’t taste as good as tomatoes grown in the sun- but I am thrilled to have them! 🤗

  • Reply Joe M January 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    How about up in Palmdale, can't dothis yet, can I?

  • Reply Joe M January 6, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Did you make the watering lines?

  • Reply Wendy Flanagan January 6, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Hi, I love your videos and have learned a lot, but I find the new captions distracting and detract from the shots of the garden.

  • Reply Valerie Benko January 6, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    I'm still a few months away from planting peas in Pennsylvania, but inside I'm growing microgreens as well as sunflower and pea shoots.

  • Reply eagles5196 January 6, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Kim where do you find your gloves if you don’t mind me asking?

  • Reply orange moonglows January 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

    where did you get your cattle panel?

  • Reply Betty Skillingstad January 7, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Hate the words across the screen, sorry!!

  • Reply EcoCentric Homestead January 7, 2019 at 2:06 am

    A weed is a volunteer plant growing were you don't want it to grow. So out they must come.
    I have a few delicious plants that make a weed of themselves.

  • Reply Valerie Leung January 7, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Hi in some 5b and tomorrow will be minus 17 outside. I just moved in October and can hardly wait to start gardening this spring. Love you use leaves as I have 2 huge trees and collected a pile for next spring. Plants I brought from my old home were pls yes last fall and for the first time used shredded leaves. Hope they take and I have fun designing my backyard raised beds

  • Reply Samina Irfan January 7, 2019 at 3:32 am

    How come your compost is nice and dry? Mine is always wet looking and not all the way broken down

  • Reply BIG LOU 44 January 7, 2019 at 4:48 am

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  • Reply Qaos Qitty January 7, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Happy New Year! I have enjoyed watching all of your videos, very  helpful and inspiring. I live in California as well, same county and your summer weather tips (for the 100+ degree temps we get here) were especially helpful. Shade cloth, who knew? Certainly not me. So thank you for that.
    I just planted my purple beans and purple peppers for my randomly inspired "Heart of Darkness" garden (all the veggies in purples and deep reds) I've been searching online for some suitable nasturtiums, it will be fun to try those in our salads. The beans are doing well but the peppers are kind of eh. I will have to go back and watch your pepper videos.Anyway thanks again. I'm glad I found your vids.

  • Reply Alyse Wilkins January 7, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Sometimes I'm jealous of your year round garden… but sometimes I'm grateful for the break that winter allows me to recharge and replan for my garden. Come Feb-March I'll be itching for That warm weather again and getting back into the garden!

  • Reply Achang Jishing January 7, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Hello there,im from North east india…I love all ur videos,my mum too enjoy a lot…I learn something new every tym u com up with new vid…..thnx.

  • Reply Tara Bonee January 7, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Ms.Kimthe next time you have an abundance of nasturtium, try this: dehydrate the flowers and leaves along with some lemon balm or some sliced garlic. Either crush the dried herbs together or powder for an awesome lemon pepper or garlic pepper substitute. I also sometimes use the staghorn sumac and pepper weed for a lemon pepper. Hope this helps next time!

  • Reply Alicia Aihara January 7, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I'm planting out my second round of sugar snap peas tomorrow! I'm in Zone 9b in the Inland Empire, California. I'm using the cooler weather to weed out the raised beds and prepping the soil for the late spring/summer crops.

  • Reply Marinette Young January 7, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Hi, just to let you know here in Australia, nasturtium seeds are use in replacement of capers, that is if you eat capers, they are called “poor mans’ caper”. You can research on it if you are interested. Enjoy your garden.

  • Reply Jenifer Acklin January 7, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I am so envious of your nasturtiums. My look dinky and not growing well. I have been trying to grow them for years. Here in ALAbama hot and humid. But I never knew they were a cool weather plant. (palm to forehead). OK so I will definitely try and plant them next fall. I always learn so much from you!

  • Reply Sj Smith January 7, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    I'm in S. Cali too. Riverside County. I planted peas Jan 1st… and it rained the following weekend! We got 3/4" of rain! I still need to get the netting up to keep the hens out. I'll get that up in the next few days b4 seeds sprout and become so so tempting to free range hens. lol. Happy Gardening!

  • Reply Jan Hietpas January 7, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Just a little jealous to see you out in the garden but I did order some seed collections from you for the first time. Here is Wisconsin we typically can't get into the garden until April (if it's a good year) I will come back for grow pots and probably a t-shirt in the future…my New Year's resolution is "no spend Jan-March" other than food and bills… but seeds are food right!! Love you guys!!

  • Reply angela anderson January 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    I have gardening fever so watching you get yours planted is lots pf fun.

  • Reply Maria Perez January 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Hi, I am in Miami, Florida, zone 10B. No such thing as winter. Coldest nights lately are 55-60°. Really excited to see how you did your arch. Tested 4 blue lake pole beans and realized that my biggest issue is I am not giving my plants the vertical support they need. How wide is this bed and do you keep center clear to walk through. Also do you plant any low shade veggies between the beans? I am going to make a 4×6 bed and wondering if I should do this

  • Reply channelnoise January 8, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Looks good, I have GreenStalks and love them

  • Reply Rodrigo Banuelos Gonzalez January 8, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Hola Kim! Nice refresh of that garden bed! Can’t wait for them Scarlet Runner Beans to take off. Mine sprouted already and are about two inches tall. They are kind of growing slow but I think it’s because it was cooler than expected the last two weeks 41F and lower. So happy that I have them thanks to Misilla over at @learntogrow 🙂 Now crossing my fingers they will do well!

  • Reply Lesley Ferraton January 8, 2019 at 5:16 am

    So the beans probably would not do well in Texas in 9 a correct? Thank you for your videos even if we're in different zones I always collect some small fraction of info

  • Reply Seedaholic Gardens January 8, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you for sending warm thoughts, Kim!We added 1 minute of daylight here in Zone 5 today!(Chicago), I'd like to day it's because of your well wishes!ALSO thank you for super quick service ans excellent products in the seed collections I Ordered. I can't wait to plant! You guys the packaging is simple sturdy and cute ans she prices really fair, check her out!

  • Reply berkebun sayur January 8, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Good video

  • Reply Kenneth Moravec January 8, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I am planting snowballs in the sunny land of ice and snow . . . Utah. Good thing I have a small greenhouse to plant my winter tomatoes and peppers in.

  • Reply Connie's Corner January 10, 2019 at 1:53 am

    I live in Michigan, out in the country with lots of property but limited funds. Last year I could not afford to water plants or buy starter plants. So I just been buying vegetables. However this year I am going to make some rain barrels and start my seeds in doors for the money savings. I do have a compost barrel, a few huge piles of dead vegetation, lots of trees, and a wood chipper. My question is do oak leaves break down in compost easily? Because its winter here I can't do much but save my food scrapes. In addition its a lot of work for a single person who works full time. But to save money I am going to do my best. I think I will buy some large garbage pails for barrels. All the barrels I see look like they had some contaminated liquid in them.

  • Reply Silvia Solis January 10, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Gracias por compartir tus videos saludos abrazos y bendiciones para ti y tu familia 👍😘

  • Reply little jk January 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Off topic. Where did you get the tool case?

  • Reply Debra Booe January 13, 2019 at 6:40 am

    I think you might enjoy renowned gardening authority and No Dig Gardening. Transformed my world! No more digging, fewer amendments, and a more productive garden!

  • Reply idealist4life January 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    For all the guys out there..please notice how NOT to tell a woman how to hold a hammer in the middle of her own video! I know you think you are helping…but sometimes your unsolicited advice can feel a bit insulting, especially when doing it in front of others. In the middle of HER video, is not the time to "educate" her. A guy might think, "Why is this a big deal?" Because, we grow up in a wold where we are used to being talked down to by guys and if you want to be a real ally to women, then YOU need to be willing to be educated! Had this been another adult male holding the hammer "wrong" nothing would have been said to protect his pride. But, women are often treated like kids in these situations, even in front of others.

  • Reply Julie Kooiker January 14, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Good job you two!

  • Reply Jani Alam January 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Very nice garden

  • Reply small footprint January 16, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I have had cherry tomatoes grow, we guess, from bird droppings. I'd say, if you just tucked those little tomatoes into the ground, give them a squeeze, and they'll grow. I like your gardening space. Very clever. I have a trellis piece that has come off the front porch and the porch needs work, so I'm going to get it fixed and hopefully, in time to still grow these, I'll put some hog wire up instead of replacing the trellis, put a grow box at the bottom of it and have me some beans and peas in short order. Thanks for the good ideas.

  • Reply Brenda Garcia Brady January 22, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    At 5:28 the closed captioning says " I'm really excited about reshaping this garden bitch" 😀 I have a feeling you didn't actually say that! voice recognition technology can be comical at times.

  • Reply katt17c January 25, 2019 at 4:43 am

    I just started a snap pea called Tendersweet in a big container under a grow light in my closet! It's a short variety and doesn't need trellising.

  • Reply mary govantes January 31, 2019 at 2:16 am

    I have sugar snap peas growing now and I am just getting my first harvest here in sunny South Florida. It has been a wonderful cool winter so far with most days in the low 70’s and nights in the 50’s. Lettuce, brassicas and peas are loving it

  • Reply In The Garden With Evelia Flores February 13, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Oh my that’s an ancient zucchini….

  • Reply Aaron Francis February 14, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Kim, Have you ever considered, if not done so already, a how to video on planting and growing perennial plants and flowers? I have several patchy areas in my yard too small for any veggies yet needing to be filled with some color and growth. I'd love to see some tips on which flowers to plant, benefits, and maintaining for years to come. I get discouraged when I'm at my garden center looking at seed packets and not knowing what's best to grow and how to grow them. Thank you!!

  • Reply Shining Diamond Stables February 17, 2019 at 12:29 am

    just plnted peas tomatoes and kale

  • Reply M Vang February 20, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I’m still in snow (snowing more today, ugh!) but my sister is in California and she was talking about planting her garden soon. Between watching your videos and talking to my sister about her garden, I am anxiously awaiting spring to get my garden going this year. I was so excited that I planted some cilantro in a pot indoors. I may go ahead and start my tomato seedlings soon as well. 😬

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge! It has really helped me turn my brown thumb almost into a green thumb. 😝

  • Reply Armored Anvil July 4, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Remember that you can grow down vertically as well. Let's say you have a high deck. You can grow down as well as up. I grow some of my pole beans, cukes, pole limas out of containers up to the rail then down off the edge 14 ft. I use a ladder to harvest. It works great.

  • Reply Armored Anvil July 4, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    30 years ago everyone bought those big zucchini. That's all there was in stores. Much stronger flavor. Cube them and use in red sauce pasta but don't use too much. The true zucchini flavor is strong in the large ones.

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