Cheap Vegetable Garden Prep for New Gardeners in 3 Easy Steps/Spring Garden Series #10

In this video I share cheap vegetable garden prep in 3 easy steps, great for new gardeners or anyone on a budget.

Grow along with me:
Save $5 with the bundle: CaliKim Spring Garden Seed Collection/Organic Gardening for Everyone (book) bundle: https://calikimgardenandhome.com/seeds/spring-garden-seed-collection-and-book/

Other new gardener on the cheap videos:
Gary at The Rusted Garden: https://www.youtube.com/user/pilarchik
Kevin at Epic Gardening: https://www.youtube.com/user/EpicGardening

SEEDS
CaliKim Seed Collections: https://calikimgardenandhome.com/seeds/

CONTAINERS
CaliKim 5 gallon and purple Smart Pots mini raised bed: https://calikimgardenandhome.com/smart-pots-containers/
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fabric containers & raised beds

SOIL & FERTILIZER
Good Dirt Indoor Potting Mix: http://good-dirt.com 10% off with code “calikim10” . Also available at Target.
Vermisterra: https://vermisterra.com
Worm castings, Worm tea
10% off with code “calikim”

DON’T MISS THESE RELATED VIDEOS:
Planting Vegetables in Raised Beds, Containers, In-Ground – Pros and Cons of Each/Spring Garden #9:
https://bit.ly/CaliKimRaisedBedsContainersrInGroundProsCons

How to Pick a Spot for Your First Vegetable Garden: https://bit.ly/CaliKimHowToPickASpotForGarden

How to Build an Easy Raised Bed for Under $25: http://bit.ly/CaliKimEasyCheapRaisedBed

How to Start Seeds Indoors for Your Spring Garden – 2 Easy Ways – Tips For Success / Spring Garden Series #2: http://bit.ly/CaliKimHowToStartSeedsIndoors2EasyWaysTipsForSuccess

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Email: calikim@calikimgardenandhome.com

50 Comments

  1. New Mind Garden on October 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful 👌👌

  2. devilhimself1974 on October 1, 2020 at 12:02 am

    When Lara Croft meets the vegetable patch.

  3. k rich on October 1, 2020 at 12:02 am

    You’re videos are really helpful to newer gardeners.

  4. KATHRYN LETCHFORD on October 1, 2020 at 12:02 am

    I can’t watch the murder of beautiful nasturtiums. I’m going.

  5. Tommy Daly on October 1, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Hey Kim, thanks for all your hard work, I went out and got a growth bulb for my Jiffy mini greenhouse, it’s been much hotter than your recommended 75 degrees even in the shade, so I’m moving them indoors. I have my first seedling on day 5, so excited, I’ve never grown a single plant from seed! I got nice 3 foot tall decorative wire fence borders to keep out the rabbits and my Jack Russell, some tomato cages from Lowes, fresh gardening soil to amend my bone dry old soil. I don’t have compost, no steer manure, only chicken manure, is the fresh veggie and flower soil I picked up adequate to amend very lifeless dirt before we plant our second bed? It’s about 4 foot by 6 foot if that matters. I’m giving our new bed to my son to plant and tend, he’s taking Agriculture in his freshman year this August so I thought we could both learn from you, Thanks Kim

  6. Eleni Lacopo on October 1, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Hi Kim!! Will be preparing my garden this weekend and will start planting on the 15 since that is our last frost date here in Canada. Cannot wait to see your next video.

  7. Palak Golhani on October 1, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Plz post a video on growing bell pepper

  8. Nicole Leuterio on October 1, 2020 at 12:05 am

    Aawww the nasturtiums Kim 😥😥 my heart is aching

  9. strohme53 on October 1, 2020 at 12:06 am

    i like your container. Could you tell me where you purchased that large trash container?

  10. Nate and Carmen's Garden on October 1, 2020 at 12:07 am

    I like the garden outfit Kim. Great video as always!

  11. Chinh Garden on October 1, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Gardener from Vietnam, thank you for share

  12. Tommy Daly on October 1, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Is there time to grow most of your seed packets this season (except the obvious, melons etc)?

  13. Cynthia Fowler on October 1, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Hi Kim, I received my book along with the smart pot and lettuce seed collection. I’m excited to start my little veggie garden. I love watching your confusion-free videos. I also ordered the flower collection, just waiting for them to arrive. Life is great. I keep you posted on my progress.. 🙂

  14. SantaAnaRoadWildman on October 1, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Good plan! A lot cooler today than the beginning of the week up here. Hopefully some of my pole beans & cucs can be transplanted this weekend!

  15. Rob on October 1, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Thank you so much, me and my mother in-law have started a garden and we appreciate you!!

  16. One Seed Away from Harvest on October 1, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Oh my goodness watching you cut down the nasturtium broke my heart I’m just trying to grow it – would love some seeds if you have a way to get them from you?

  17. little fan big fan on October 1, 2020 at 12:11 am

    Hi, Kim, I noticed the tiny little white bugs in your compost. I also have tons of those in my soil. Do you know what they are called? and are they problematic?

  18. Tommy Daly on October 1, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Kim, I have a huge amount of bees living in the eve of my house at the apex of the roof of our 2 story house, 1) Can their hive damage my home? Not one has stung me so I’d like to do a "live and let live" as I’ve done this past year, but not if they will damage our roof 2) Do they ever just up and attack en-masse for no reason? With my son now following along with us, I don’t want to risk him getting 300 bee stings, I’m mildly allergic so he may be also. If they can cause damage, do you have any advice? The bee rescue. people wont remove a hive on the 2nd floor…Thought you might have experience with this..Thanks

  19. Thehealingberrygarden on October 1, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Nothing beats homemade compost! I always love watching you using it. Your compost videos are highly recommendable.

  20. Travel & Garden Tours on October 1, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Excellent video for beginners! You explain everything perfectly Kim!

  21. A. C. on October 1, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Those flowers aren’t the only thing looking really beautiful 😛

  22. Wran Ther on October 1, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Such a loss of your Nasturtiums there Kim, yet time to change up the seasons too. Here I have put a couple varieties of Bok Choi, some spinach and rainbow chard seeds in. Bit early for last frost date, but no frost forecast well into next week. Stay Safe and Healthy. Happy Gardening! -Bob…

  23. Rooochie on October 1, 2020 at 12:20 am

    I also grow in southern california by the beach. I just planted my pea pods. all the videos i watch show people starting to plant them in the ‘winter’ after the last frost. is it too late? thanks

  24. CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY on October 1, 2020 at 12:21 am

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    Share your tips for gardening the cheap below! Thanks for watching!

  25. Rod Gano on October 1, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Thanks Kim.
    From Marysville Wa.

  26. EcoCentric Homestead on October 1, 2020 at 12:21 am

    5:04 that don’t look like loose soil. My fork would sink that far in just by dropping it!

  27. Nicole Chew on October 1, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Hi Kim!! I’m learning so much from you! It’s my first year growing veggies. I wanted to tell you that my eleven year old daughter was watching this video with me and asked if you were a teacher. She said you have a wonderful voice and speak like a teacher 😂 I said well, she’s teaching me for sure!!

  28. Chickens and garden on October 1, 2020 at 12:25 am

    I like how she always supports her fellow youtube gardeners and sends her subscribers to them A+ kim

  29. Drew on October 1, 2020 at 12:25 am

    Wow I loved this! This was so helpful. 😊 Im definitely going to start. Where do you find your gloves if you don’t mind me asking? Thank you

  30. Alyson Gwyn on October 1, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Great video and thanks for the great information!

  31. Creator Trylt on October 1, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Homemade compost is the best! I am trying to do it but i am not getting full success buttt loving your channelllll..

  32. hblix2007 on October 1, 2020 at 12:28 am

    How do you prevent weeds without weed killer? My challenge is this nasty grass like weed that sprouts every spring. I live in Zone 9.

  33. Roji Lander on October 1, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Going to plant may 30th here…early snaps will go in by may 15th the latest …I have a new appreciation for Nasturtiums after seeing those beauty’s with the rich red petals ! Nice Work !

  34. Fun mom on October 1, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Your garden is always so beautiful

  35. Space Life Cooking and Gardening on October 1, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Thanks for all of the great ideas, love you channel from a smaller gardening you-tuber 🙂 stay connected

  36. Terri Hawes on October 1, 2020 at 12:30 am

    I’m going to start my garden in Yorktown, Virginia where I just moved from year round gardening in California! Your tips are helpful; I’ve started from seeds in my kitchen window! Thank you!

  37. Tiffany Arnold on October 1, 2020 at 12:34 am

    Hi Kim!! I prepped my garden bed now it’s calling for snow!!! Ugggg my luck!!

  38. Space Life Cooking and Gardening on October 1, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Thanks for all of the great ideas, love you channel from a smaller gardening you-tuber 🙂 stay connected

  39. Maria Gina N. Cañete on October 1, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Hai kim…I’m from Philippines…how do i get copy of your book??

  40. Kathya Kalinine on October 1, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Kim, did you add worms to your compost pile? Or, did you just find them in the compost? Love your channel!

  41. Palak Golhani on October 1, 2020 at 12:36 am

    Hi calikim , I’m from india and i have just started my spring garden. I’ve started some watermelon and zucchini seedlings and going to start musk melons, bell peppers and tomatoes
    Plz give me some tips fr harvesting a lot of melons

  42. Effo Anderson on October 1, 2020 at 12:38 am

    I got a pepper plant from the farmers market last year and it brought bacteria spot to my garden which seems to be spreading to other peppers and tomatoes…Have you ever dealt with this bacteria before and how did you handle it if so? I wont be able to make any compost.

  43. Mrs. H on October 1, 2020 at 12:38 am

    I’m gearing up to put my garden in two places. I live in a duplex and have some benches here I’ll put smart pots on and at my mom’s where she has a good bit of land. I followed your instructions for starting seeds indoors and they’re turning out great! I have a question though. Some of them have been turning purple on the stems and leaves. They are still inside. How do I fix this?

  44. Kaydee on October 1, 2020 at 12:38 am

    I bought some compost from a local nursery for $15 a cubic yard, a "mixture of manure, straw, and hay and ready to be used immediately". When I got it it didn’t look like yours, it was light brown. Is that normal? I just mixed it in with the soil I already had. I hope everything grows! First time gardening 🙂

  45. Donald Ash on October 1, 2020 at 12:39 am

    I was raised on a family farm and have been gardening for over 50 years and I am still learning from your great gardening videos !!! Thank you so much !!!!!

  46. Randy DeShane on October 1, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Good morning from Modesto, I used some of the Trifecta fertilizer that you recommend from the MIGardner and my tomatoes plants just went crazy. They are dark green and have blossoms galore. The transition happened very quickly.

  47. Steven Dowden on October 1, 2020 at 12:45 am

    great video well done

  48. Pa. Fish Preacher on October 1, 2020 at 12:45 am

    how long did that compost take to brake down? Looks good

  49. MsMelvira on October 1, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Just moved into a new house in November and started a container garden a month ago. I loved learning techniques from your YT videos.

  50. Shivraj Vashishtha on October 1, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Beautiful Garden ….

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