Gardening Tips
John from shares with you his 63 Advanced Organic Gardening tips that will ensure you have the most productive organic garden that grows the most nutritious crops.

In this episode, John comes to you from his backyard organic vegetable garden at 10 pm at night to share with you some of the most important tips that he has ever put into one short-format episode.

These tips are for growing a biologic organic garden, which goes beyond just “organic” but takes into consideration building the soil and habitat for other living creatures including bacteria, fungi, insects, etc so you can have a more successful and resilient garden.

Jump to the following tips:
01:24 Start a garden today
01:34 Grow in Raised Beds
01:39 Focus on building and feeding your soil; not growing vegetables
01:54 Create a Habitat you and other creatures
02:20 Value other creatures on the plant. Positively Identify creatures before taking any action
02:50 Grow Microgreens Indoors
03:00 Buy a Tee Shirt
03:40 Compost all your food scraps and garden waste
03:51 Don’t use chemical fertilizers or non-organic sprays in your garden
04:15 Save your seeds and re-grow them each year
04:27 Share your seeds with others
04:36 Use No-Till gardening methods; increase soil biology that will aerate your sol sell your tiller.
04:53 Use Reusable plant ties in your garden instead of single use
05:05 You can grow in the shade
05:16 Check to make sure its legal before gardening
05:28 Continue your gardening education every day
06:00 Spend time improving your garden every day
06:16 Keep a Collection of Reused 5 Gallon Buckets in your garden
06:34 Have Fun
06:45Walk Your whole Garden once or twice a day
07:02 Grow up all vertical fences and walls in your space
07:24 Put up a greenhouse or hoop house to extend your growing season
07:38 Start growing early in the season and end late in the season by covering your beds
07:53 Experiment with 20-25% new varieties every year
08:12 Brix test your harvest to see how you can improve quality of the food you grow
08:28 Visit local gardens, farms and other local gardens to find out what works and what doesn’t work in your area
08:48 Pull out Dead plant as soon as possible and replace with healthy plants
09:20 When you have a failure, ask yourself how can you do better
09:42 Source the best compost in your area for your garden beds
10:05 Add fungal dominated compost to your garden beds
10:21 Use Rock Dust in your garden beds for Trace Minerals
10:38 Add a good quality Worm Casting to your garden beds
10:49 Use Seaweed for better plant growth
11:00 Cover your soil with mulch. I prefer to use a living mulch
11:21 Add beneficial bacteria and fungi in to your garden
11:36 Use Insect Frass in Your Garden Mix
12:00 Add Biochar to your garden by adding up to 20% to your compost pile
12:28 Make and Use Compost Tea at every week or two
12:45 Foliar Feed Sea Minerals once or twice a month
12:57 Pee in your garden; natures most valuable nitrogen fertilizer
13:36 Grow High Value Crops
14:14 Grow Leafy Greens
14:25 Grow Herbs
14:40 Plant crops that are proven in your area
15:07 Plant crops at the right time of year
15:26 Ensure Plant has the proper microclimate
15:54 Grow a variety of edible foods to ensure success
16:11 Grow a good percentage of perennial vegetables
16:45 Grow a percentage of Wild Foods / Edible Weeds
17:17 Plant transplants spaced systematically
17:42 Pick off bad bugs or spray with high-pressure water before spraying even organic sprays
18:24 Grow Plants that are resistant to pests
19:01 Attract Pollinators to your garden
19:15 Attract beneficial insects to your garden by planting attractant plants
19:25 Release Beneficial Insects besides ladybugs in your garden
19:40 Optimally, don’t keep a worm bin; keep the worms in your garden beds and feed them appropriately
20:09 Harvest Rain Water to water your plants
20:21 Install a water-efficient irrigation system on an automatic timer
20:45 Water Each Plant Enough. Not Too Much, not too little.
21:00 Filter City Water to remove chlorine that negatively affects soil life
21:25 Go out to your garden before every meal to harvest food to eat, so you minimize buying inferior quality food at the store
21:48 Juice Your Vegetables so you can get more nutrition in you
22:25 Ferment your vegetables to increase certain nutrients and increase storage time
22:45 Preserve your harvest with freeze-drying to retain the highest level of nutrients including powerful antioxidants

After watching this episode, you will learn 64 Advanced Organic Gardening tips that will catapult your garden to the next level so you can produce more high-quality food from your home garden.

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