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In the monthly gardening series of videos, we look at the California Garden in the month of October 2017. We have a lot of things for you to see in our episode. We begin with a garden tour, we look at whats growing int he garden this month, we then look at all the harvests we made and finally we look at some cool gardening products

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“Growing and Cooking your own food is like printing your own money.”  Ron  Finley 
We provide knowledge, tools and tips to help you and your family to have fun, easy, successful gardens, making it affordable for every family to eat delicious and healthier foods.

On December 27, 2014, Nancy was diagnosed with colon cancer and having been blessed to be healed, we felt called to encourage and inspire families to get healthier throughout the world. We feel privilege and honored, to be called upon to empower, teach and inspire you and your family to create your own homestead (even in the city). 

Our channel is focus on successful gardening, which is to produce healthier abundant harvest, healthy cooking and homesteading.  We  incorporate the most important part of organic gardening, to make the harvest healthier, by (using Non-GMO seeds and plants, and being careful to avoid pesticides and herbicides).  We also use modern products and tools to make gardening  fun, easy, affordable, convenient,  abundant, and quick. 

Hollis loves and enjoys, gardening since he was 8 years old. He inherited the love of gardening from his granddad,  who had a 300 acre farm in Georgia and in the past own a large successful landscaping business for over 7 years.  

Since being a child, Nancy has always love to cook and create foods to make her family happy. In the past, Nancy has managed and cooked in a Oriental restaurant, in which her mother own, and also worked in the past as a cook in a Italian restaurant. Now, Nancy love to create foods, from the garden to the table, that makes everyone happy and healthier families through the world.

Realizing, every day is a gift from God, we are seeking to live a more simplistic life but most importantly to appreciate and enjoy life each day.

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Accept our invitation, come check out our channel, if you like what you see, subscribe (to get the latest episodes) and Like to inspire and encourage us.  Become a part of our  Homestead family.  Also like our Facebook page to get the latest updates, alerts, tips and tricks, but most importantly share in our mission to encourage and inspire families to get healthier throughout the world.  Share our videos with your friends and family to encourage their family to become healthier.  We are dedicated to helping others. We love gardening, urban homesteading and enjoy cooking delicious homemade foods. We also enjoy fishing for fun and as source of meat. 
Our goal in the near future is to move to rural homestead to produce as much of our own food as possible (raising chicken for eggs and meat, rabbits, orchards, ect..).    Come and join us on this awesome adventure to return to simple way of living on our homestead and to our New Normal.  We welcome your comments and questions.  Have a Blessed Day!

This is my July 4th harvest. I’m still amazed at how much we’ve produced this year. God has truly blessed me…again and again. The first part is the picking. The produce stand shows up about 9 minutes into the video. Its beautiful, absolutely beautiful !

If you’d like to try some unique ways to plant for your vegetable garden, try growing your plants in upside-down containers with a hole in the bottom. Learn the secrets of upside-down planting in this free video on vegetable gardening.

Expert: Rose Keppler
Bio: Rose Keppler is an artist and horticulturist who provides careful, detailed garden maintenance based on the principle that gardens should serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.

Series Description: Vegetable gardening allows you to grow your own food, get acquainted with nature and generally have a lot of fun, and now your green thumb will get even greener with these vegetable gardening tips. A professional horticulturist shares her knowledge in this free video series.


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A quick tour of our front yard vegetable garden!

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0:28 start of front yard garden tour
0:47 A quick look at ornamental plants
0:50 Coral Bells and Lungwort
1:01 Asiatic Lilies
1:10 Butterfly Weed
1:25 Burning Bush
1:30 Start of vegetable garden tour
1:35 Japanese White Egg eggplant
1:45 onions, leeks, basil
2:01 more eggplants (and potting mix recipe)
2:20 more onions and leeks
2:25 purslane
2:28 dill and Black Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillars
2:43 Purple Tomatillos
2:58 sweet potatoes
3:09 more tomatillos, eggplant, and some peppers
3:21 sage
3:29 hyssop
3:33 more sweet potatoes
3:35 oregano and chives
3:44 scarlet runner beans
4:08 sweet potatoes in parkway
4:24 peppers
5:10 Oscar
5:44 Oscar jumping in slow motion

I’m passionate about an approach to organic gardening that is frugal, easy, sustainable, and works with nature to achieve amazing results. My videos will help you grow more healthy organic fruits and vegetables, while working less and saving money. I don’t push gardening products. I don’t hype bogus “garden secrets”. I provide evidence based strategies to help you grow a lot of food on a little land without spending much or working harder than you have to!

In episode 16 of The Farm Hand’s Companion Show, Pa Mac demonstrates the basic ins and outs of growing a vegetable garden, including laying off rows, planting, and cultivating the garden plot using all types of methods: Human power, draft animals, tractors, and tillers. Learn a little about soil fertility and soil improvement using homemade fertilizers, dealing with threats to your garden plants (ever try to keep deer or crows out of your garden?), as well as three basic purposes of an organic vegetable garden for the small farm or homestead.

Be sure and subscribe to the Farm Hand’s Companion channel to keep up with the progress as Pa Mac takes an undeveloped piece of property and turns it into a small subsistence farm. Watch for new episodes as often as Pa Mac can crank ’em out and still run a small farm. (As long as he’s alive and kicking, he’s most assuredly farming and filming!)

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Planting a fall vegetable garden is a great way to get more crops from the space you have right through autumn into early winter but timing is key to its success.

In this video, we demonstrate how you can select plants for your fall garden by choosing vegetables which like to be planted at this time of year, as well as how you can use the Garden Planner to work out the best position to help each plant grow to its full potential.

The Garden Planner is available from several major websites and seed suppliers:
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