//How to Outsmart Gophers in Your Vegetable Garden and other Gardening Questions Answered

How to Outsmart Gophers in Your Vegetable Garden and other Gardening Questions Answered

How to Outsmart Gophers in Your Vegetable Garden and other Gardening Questions Answered

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ answers your organic gardening questions. In this episode John will answer the following questions:
1. How to Grow food despite of Gophers in Your Garden.
2. Will you sell some seed for achocha? (caigua)
3. What should I do with my winter crops that are still in the ground when I want to plant my spring garden?
4. Why do we have to rotate our annuals vegetables and not our perennial crops.

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  1. faeriegardener84 2017-12-30 at 2:52 AM - Reply

    Thank you 😉 Now that actually helps 🙂

  2. faeriegardener84 2017-12-30 at 2:53 AM - Reply

    I don’t feel like that answer really helps me understand any better. It’s pretty much what I’ve already heard. I want to know WHY they are different. HOW does it effect the next tree and it’s fruit?

  3. The Productive Garden 2017-12-30 at 2:56 AM - Reply

    Yo uare so right about having to build your soil. Crop rotation will not really work if you do not continually build the soil. Eventually the nutrients will be used by successive crops even if they are rotated.
    The soil needs to be maintain as well as crop rotation being practised.

  4. Joe Feser 2017-12-30 at 2:57 AM - Reply

    First 🙂

  5. hammerpower100 2017-12-30 at 2:57 AM - Reply

    he leans to more veganic gardening because hes a raw vegan

  6. MrBarrytone 2017-12-30 at 2:58 AM - Reply

    Another great vid, John! Thanks!

  7. th3400ded1 2017-12-30 at 2:58 AM - Reply

    Have you tried trapping?

  8. Brandon AZ 2017-12-30 at 2:59 AM - Reply

    too many negative votes…
    I say to many negatives without a sense of humor.
    whack-a-gopher… HA!

  9. faeriegardener84 2017-12-30 at 2:59 AM - Reply

    Yes! Thank you for expanding on your previous comment 🙂 That makes a lot of sence having it explained like that. I guess I never really thought of a tree like that because the lifespans are so long, but you are right, they only have the one year to put out the fruit and thus next generations. Awesome info 🙂 Thanks again 🙂

  10. Chelsea M 2017-12-30 at 3:01 AM - Reply

    how do you get rid of whitefly all my fruit trees are cover, they come from my neighbour and he dose nothing about them

  11. RVFreeDa 2017-12-30 at 3:02 AM - Reply

    I just built the most awesome raised waist high 4×8 planter bed. I put good organic soil in it and I’m loving it! I’m 65 and it’s great not having to bend down. I also built another raised bed just like you suggested with cardboard on the bottom and then 1/4 inch hardwire to keep the gophers out. It is 24 inches high and never has gophers from the field behind me anymore. If anyone wants to see step by step how I built it go to my channel and search back to raised bed from a couple of years ago.

  12. Sheds Direct Manchester 2017-12-30 at 3:05 AM - Reply

    I am really an avid fan of your informative video John! Recently, I’ve learned a lot from your different growing techniques. It’s nice to learn again coming from your wealthy knowledge. Keep up doing the good deeds! 

  13. Ronnie & Minh 2017-12-30 at 3:13 AM - Reply

    We have been fighting gophers for years, so far the best thing to get rid of them is CATS! I once watched an eagle swoop down and grab a gopher and fly away with it, but one cat will get rid of most of them.

  14. th3400ded1 2017-12-30 at 3:14 AM - Reply

    The seeds end up being vastly different than the mother plant.

  15. SuperBikerRN 2017-12-30 at 3:17 AM - Reply

    Gophers are terrible here in south Texas. I have a rat terrier, but she’s hopeless. Tried hardware cloth, but gophers just climbed over raised beds. I wanted to try the earth box, but too expensive. I bought large plastic horse troughs, put gravel in the bottom, then landscaping cloth, then soil. I inserted a large pipe with holes in the lower half down to the gravel and added earthworms to the soil. I not only have a self watering garden, but a composting system as well as foiling the gophers.

  16. Nathan Fajkus 2017-12-30 at 3:24 AM - Reply

    Thanks for answering my question!! it is pronounced FICUS like the tree…you didn’t butcher it to bad!

  17. geistknife 2017-12-30 at 3:31 AM - Reply

    Here’s a more tree oriented answer to your second question. Old varieties of fruits are often self-fruitful meaning you don’t have to have a different variety of the same fruit to get a harvest. The seed from these types of tree will produce true to type. Most modern varieties are hybrids that must be reproduced by rooting cuttings in order to achieve the desired qualities. Even self-fruitful varieties will produce more when near a pollinizer.

  18. hammerpower100 2017-12-30 at 3:31 AM - Reply

    he would not do that. hes a raw vegan

  19. Chase Baker 2017-12-30 at 3:31 AM - Reply

    great video once again

  20. th3400ded1 2017-12-30 at 3:31 AM - Reply

    Plants generations are yearly. Spring thru fall, right? Insects live for days and their generations could be weeks long. Human beings take decades to live, die, reproduce. So, insects bacterias, etc. have opportunities to mutate and change their DNA. Plants do so as well, some VERY well since they (the single plant) only has one chance to reproduce and continue its foot hold in the enviornment. Make sense?

  21. feralkevin 2017-12-30 at 3:33 AM - Reply

    I’d like to add a bit to the video. If you are regularly amending your soil big time like John suggests, then crop rotation then becomes mostly about disease management if you have any major diseases on your plants. As far as gophers . . . I’m Mr. wild plants in your garden, LOL, but gophers will eat those wild plants, too, especially if they are in amended soil. Gophers like good healthy, nutrient dense veggies just like we do. Otherwise, I suggest CINCH traps (the mole size ones) for gophers

  22. KGreen376 2017-12-30 at 3:34 AM - Reply

    Where can I find Azomite in Los Angeles County or Orange County areas? Thanks.

  23. Budgie Land 2017-12-30 at 3:35 AM - Reply

    Any ideas to protect our gardens from chipmunk invaders? I’ve tried everything, even live traps. Those little things even dug under the wire I put up around my beds. Dang, this is the hard part, I get cut up from the wire and they don’t.. HELP!
    Sheila ~:}

  24. MedicineMan Dan 2017-12-30 at 3:36 AM - Reply

    hey john were can i get cuttings or seeds of tree collards

  25. Elle Ruckman 2017-12-30 at 3:36 AM - Reply

    Let me just start by saying, I love you, love the show… Where can I find Tree Collards?

  26. AlusaBird2 2017-12-30 at 3:36 AM - Reply

    You can get a light second harvest if you leave mature brassica roots in the ground. (cabbage, brussels, collards, broccoli etc)

  27. Ronnie & Minh 2017-12-30 at 3:37 AM - Reply

    John gave us one a year ago and it is doing great, over two feet tall in one year!

  28. th3400ded1 2017-12-30 at 3:42 AM - Reply

    No problem!

  29. TimVanDusenChan 2017-12-30 at 3:44 AM - Reply

    I built somewhat of a fortress around my garden area to keep out veggie-eating rodents as I show in one of my videos.

  30. faeriegardener84 2017-12-30 at 3:45 AM - Reply

    Ok John, I’ve got 2 questions for you! 1st: Some cherry trees need multiple trees around for proper pollination, could this be accomplished by having just 1 grafted cherry tree with grafts from other mother trees on it? 2nd: I’ve heard so many people say that planting apple seeds/stone fruit pits wont "grow true to the mother plant" is this just referring to hybridization? Because, just saying, Johnny appleseed seemed pretty successful 😉 Thanks for any input you may have!

  31. AlusaBird2 2017-12-30 at 3:46 AM - Reply

    What is the name of that perennial tomato i want more information on those. Having to replant things every year is a pain. They look like cherries with a husk! Do they taste like cherry tomatos?

  32. social3ngin33rin 2017-12-30 at 3:48 AM - Reply

    lol same here

  33. social3ngin33rin 2017-12-30 at 3:50 AM - Reply

    wish i knew about leechy tomatoes sooner : /

  34. Becoming0ne 2017-12-30 at 3:51 AM - Reply

    Is it your birthday Johnny boy!? (lol, just a lil teasing with the name 😉 )
    Well just in case it is…Happy Birthday to you and may the next year be filled with excellent health and lots of growing joy! Thanks for all the info and inspiration you share. 🙂
    Shanny in Australia

  35. Chase Baker 2017-12-30 at 3:51 AM - Reply

    my rat terrier is a mut and she catches about 1 a day. rats gophers whatever!

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