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Gardening: Top 10 Garden Mistakes

Gardening: Top 10 Garden Mistakes

As we are gearing up for the growing season and making our plans for a successful and productive garden, there are several common mistakes that all gardeners want to avoid.

In this video, josh shares with you the Top 10 gardening mistakes that people make and how to avoid them!

Visiting the Monticello Vegetable Gardens
Last Monday (August 2) Mr Chiots and I finally found our way to Monticello after wanting to go for years. We were wondering how we’d like it, after going to Longwood Gardens several times, most other gardens pale in comparison. The main part of Monticello I’ve really been wanting to see is the vegetable garden. It’s quite impressive in photos and I must say, it’s equally impressive in person, I was not disappointed.

for slideshow with more photos: chiotsrun.com/2010/08/11/the-vegetable-garden-at-monticello/
By Chiot’s Run on 2010-08-02 09:19:06

By |2018-02-11T18:10:23-08:00February 11th, 2018|Categories: Gardening Videos|24 Comments

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  1. Theresa Johnson 2018-02-11 at 6:15 PM - Reply

    We live where the soil is heavy with clay. It really makes it difficult to grow much of anything without amending the soil first! Soil is the foundation of your garden, so it really is important to start with good soil. The man who owns the property behind us, spent years getting the soil to where it is now!

  2. Jennifer Baker 2018-02-11 at 6:21 PM - Reply

    I look forward to every video the 2 of you do!! Keep them coming! Number 2 is my worst mistake.

  3. Chelin Fusco 2018-02-11 at 6:21 PM - Reply

    I felt like I was back in school. I agree with the feeding the soil recommendation. The soil is what grows our food and it needs feeding too. Composting is great for your garden soil, all that good natural bacteria goes back into the soil. Aw, and the location… Oh my, so important… you live and learn. 🙂 Thanks for the great video. Say hello to the family! Big hug and kisses for the baby.

  4. Ben Hussain 2018-02-11 at 6:22 PM - Reply

    I live in West Virginia and the last two years my Tomato plants (Mortgage Lifters)had a fungus on them that would kill all the leaves, it wouldn’t harm the fruit. Is there something I could do now to kill that fungus that apparently resides in my soil? I used fungicide last year, but I think I applied it too late. Anyone have any suggestions?

  5. Peaceful Happy Gardener 2018-02-11 at 6:23 PM - Reply

    Awesome video. Thanks for the tips.

  6. Stefano Dogg 2018-02-11 at 6:24 PM - Reply

    Very helpful kickstart to 2018. Here’s a tip: Urine contains free organic nitrogen. I pee into empty washed out whiskey bottles and mix some into the organic fertilizer during the early grow season. I’ve experienced much larger, stronger plants as a result. You’ll need to stop doing this when flowering time arrives. This could also be a lifesaver for preppers when stored fertilizer supplies dry up. Well, there’s your Gritty Gardener mad minute..

  7. Terra Ranch 2018-02-11 at 6:30 PM - Reply

    Very good information and enjoyable to listen to.

  8. The Southern Hen 2018-02-11 at 6:30 PM - Reply

    Very through! Thank you!

  9. John Huntington 2018-02-11 at 6:32 PM - Reply

    Very good information thank you

  10. carolyn moody 2018-02-11 at 6:32 PM - Reply

    Good info.. Nice video

  11. Lisa JW 2018-02-11 at 6:41 PM - Reply

    My 2nd season of backyard city vegetable gardening is coming up. This information is going to help a lot. Thank you!!!

  12. Angela Woolsey 2018-02-11 at 6:43 PM - Reply

    I appreciate this video. I want to start a garden, but the soil here in SoCal is just dry, super hard dirt. We had rain for about 2 or 3 days and it only got about an inch into the soil. What can I do to make my soil useable?
    Can you do a video on different ways to prep your soil?

  13. soaringtractor 2018-02-11 at 6:46 PM - Reply

    One thing to do also is READ the damn instruction and see what they say about the growing environment required, the zone you live in !!! I live in 6B and select plants that are know to thrive in that zone !!! Be careful planting a variety of corn !!! Some do NOT want to be close to one another, cross pollination producing a maverick crop not related to the original !!! TOO many chemicals???? Or you can let the bugs have your garden !!!!

  14. PaperNest 2018-02-11 at 6:48 PM - Reply

    we’ve wanted to go for years too.

  15. Debbie M 2018-02-11 at 6:52 PM - Reply

    Lots of good advice! Well explained and nicely presented too. Thank you very much 🙂

  16. B Kane 2018-02-11 at 6:53 PM - Reply

    Location location location!
    Haha Sounds like what our realtor said 🤗

  17. Cassity ART 2018-02-11 at 6:56 PM - Reply

    Do you use Back To Eden method? backtoedenfilm.com. We have a 5th year BTE garden and have seen incredible results even during hot dry summers. The greens come up early and we juice them and just graze in the garden. The Asparagus is better using BTE then I have ever grown without a wood chip/ leaf mulch cover it in the past. It seems to naturally work out problems. Thanks for the video!

  18. LeadWithLove 2018-02-11 at 6:59 PM - Reply

    Do you recommend adding earthworms to the soil if you don’t already have a good population? (Genuine earthworms, not the species used in worm farms).

  19. Hillbilly Life 2018-02-11 at 7:00 PM - Reply

    Great tips, clearly explained

  20. Sandi Spring Felch 2018-02-11 at 7:00 PM - Reply

    Excellent overview. Thanks much!

  21. kleineroteHex 2018-02-11 at 7:01 PM - Reply

    Too big would be nice!!! I cramp my plants often times because I don’t have much space. And learn your weeds! Most are edible and quite healthy and grow for free! Just need to keep ahead and only let a few go to seed 😊 I am already waiting for my purslane, but that doesn’t come til early summer here.
    Yes, forget the chemicals!!!! Get some fish heads.

  22. London Worms & Garden 2018-02-11 at 7:01 PM - Reply

    Some fantastic advice and guidance. Thanks for sharing 😊👍

  23. downbntout 2018-02-11 at 7:02 PM - Reply

    2:34 made me smile. "You don’t want to grow something if it’s not what you’re gonna eat." Umm, flowers?

  24. Lisa JW 2018-02-11 at 7:10 PM - Reply

    Any advice on gopher & squirrel deterrents? I do have 5ft fine mesh wire fencing that keeps out rabbits, possums, raccoons.

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