How to Have a Successful Garden in the Desert or Anywhere Top 10 Tips

How to Have a Successful Garden in the Desert or Anywhere Top 10 Tips

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you the most important elements you need to consider when vegetable gardening in the desert so you can be successful.

In this episode, you will learn the 10 most important considerations you will need to take into consideration when vegetable gardening in Las Vegas, Nevada, or other Desert Climates to ensure your success.

You will discover the importance of Watering, Sun, Shade, Soil, Planting at the Right Time, Soil Biology, Weekly Feeding, Pollinators, Planting the Right Plants, and Planting Densely.

You will learn the very techniques that John implements in his vegetable garden to have a high level of success growing a summer vegetable garden in one of the most extreme climates in the USA.

You will discover many tips that if you consider and implement, will raise your level of success with gardening in the desert or where-ever you live.

You will learn from John’s gardening experience in the desert for almost a decade.

After watching this episode, you will learn the most important factors you need to consider when growing a vegetable garden in hot desert climates or other extreme climates.

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50 Comments

  1. Yung Emu323 on October 5, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Please make captions

  2. Epstein island boi on October 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I’m definitely watching and learning from this channel since we both live in Vegas lol

  3. karissa Flores on October 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you i live around mojave in lancaster these tips im praying will help me grow into a better gardener

  4. Chris Wright on October 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    You are the best ..I love this guys vids

  5. Not Interested on October 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Hey John I live in California’s high Desert Apple Valley to be exact . Sun has not been my problem but the freezes have affected my gardening more than the extreme heat and sun exposure . Any tips on how to combat the low temps ? It’s gotten down to 15 degrees in the winter .

  6. frank real-sifuentes on October 5, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I live in lasvegas I’m a first time home owner attempting to terraform our yard and I need so much help…

  7. WILD CHILD on October 5, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    THE OTHER DAY IT WAS 117😮😮😮

  8. victor arregnelle on October 5, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I do live in Las Vegas! Unexpected.

  9. Raquel Cox on October 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Hi, I just want to ask where did you get your horseradish tree or moringa tree?

  10. Townes Gahn on October 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    this guy hates hus neighboor for suee

  11. Kova15 on October 5, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Deserts are so damn ugly in the states

  12. Cana Long on October 5, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks so much for the tips. I am an avid garderner who has lived mostly in washington and idaho previous to moving to vegas a few months ago, its an extremely different climent here. I’ve been doing a lot of research on how to grow here, so that come spring I can get a garden going and this has been SUPER helpful. thank you!

  13. Brian MrHappy on October 5, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Inviting killer bees (Africanized honey bees))? How do you invite one but not the other?

  14. Hiking With the Dog on October 5, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Hi, from the desert of western Colorado. Used to live in Vegas and I miss it a lot!! I especially miss the purple Costa’s hummingbirds that lived in my yard, they got to know me and were there all year. I was learning how to grow native plants to feed them. Working on the same project now in Colorado. Thank you so much for your videos, you’re an AMAZING gardener!!!

  15. Tyler Williams on October 5, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    How do i get on his list from vegas
    Same email

  16. The Perfect Poor on October 5, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    YOU’RE A ROCKSTAR K MAN !!!!!!!! AT LEAST TO US YOU ARE !!!!!!!!!! FEED THE UNIVERSE !!!!!!!!!!! AND DON’T WASTE TOO MUCH MONEY IN THE SLOT MACHINES !!!!!! ROULETTE OR CRAPS USUALLY PAYS OUT BETTER !!!!! SERIOUSLY !!!!!!!

  17. Peachy Squirrely on October 5, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    I live in Las Vegas! Thanks for the info!

  18. Turkestans Monster on October 5, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    You live in vegas, grow gardens and dont gamble?
    King

  19. Ken Aberson on October 5, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I like your use parables in your instruction. It’s the proper antidote for me to learn. I just came across your channel. You use other situations in life that many have experienced and that had made me really look at my challenges at keeping my plants alive. It will take dedication and more brilliant ideas to keep our plants from dying.

  20. that Tonya on October 5, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I’m in the hill country in Texas, stage 2-3 drought… We’re using grey water, and hand watering .. we CANNOT use drinking water from the well…
    Although though there are idiots from other states who are throwing water onto lawns!!!!

  21. Wayne Stobbe on October 5, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Thought it as a gardening vid but seems to be about darts

  22. Tyler Williams on October 5, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    How do my mom and i do lavender kngninja

  23. Dani Mother of Chickens on October 5, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Hi John,

    How often do you water outdoor succulents on the summer? And how much… yucca, agaves, aloe, sotols and succulent bowls ect? And how much do you water them in April and May

  24. Arvin Kim on October 5, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    I heard plants only need 1.5 -2% of transmitted light for photo synthesis. So 50% shade over tomato plants should be ok right?

  25. WILD CHILD on October 5, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    DOES THIS ALSO WORK FOR BOUGAINVILLEA AND LANTANA PLANTS???

  26. robert martinez on October 5, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Where’s your Marijuana at?

  27. Haylus on October 5, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    I’m in barstow cali, we see 122 on average each summer. I appreciate your knowledge & advice sir!!! I hope for a bountiful year for us all.

  28. Expinupgirl on October 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you

  29. KM G on October 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    too much blathering.

  30. Deanne Albrecht on October 5, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    I bought a composter. Nearly every night I compost my organic matter then add it to other soil.

  31. Claudia Jones on October 5, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Thank so much

  32. Andromeda Delux on October 5, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    So if you learned nothing from this video….always remember…this is the desert….STAY HYDRATED, KEEP YOUR PLANTS HYDRATED!

  33. Kimmy Orr on October 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Also, what do you do about pests? Especially scorpions that are all over Las Vegas!!!!!!!!

  34. FrozenRogue89 on October 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Did he ever got to the point 🤔

  35. marioespinoza101 on October 5, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I live in Las Vegas, how can I get some consulting from you?

  36. aleyda lauria on October 5, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I live in 29 palms and like to learn how to raise food in the desert specially that the soil is very sandy

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  38. Kimmy Orr on October 5, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    I’m in Las Vegas. Do you do consults?

  39. Aurora Abril on October 5, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    What is your growing zone?

  40. Julie Ann Barnes on October 5, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Wow, sorry I almost had to go on to another video, at first, because I was just trying to get some "quick" tips to grow in the desert, but dude, you needed to lay off on the multiple comparisons when explaining things, like, we’re all not Elementary school kids. On a positive note, you did give mega tons of good advice, once you got going, and your garden obviously thrives, so thank you!

  41. Cringe Panda on October 5, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    omg i’m watching this at 2x speed and it’s still not getting to the point lol

  42. jj Sweet Jane on October 5, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I live in Southern California, Ramona California.

  43. Alpha66 on October 5, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I started growing vegetables and other plants not far from Vegas near Kingman AZ and boy as a first time gardener, have I learned some lessons. I no longer have anything growing on the ground, I made some 6×3 wooden grow tables and use containers like storage totes, buckets and pots. I also utilized some large Mustang and Corvette car tires by stacking 2 high to grow flowers in and am using a large bathtub for Brassicas in the cold months and melons in the summer. My issues are the desert varmints like pack rats, Antelope squirrels and rabbits and birds which is why I elevated everything from the ground. The heat is obviously killer on plants so I also invested in shade cloth and since my cherry tomatoes are in buckets I can move them to shade under an awning. Bird netting is useful for keeping cactus wrens and other birds from raiding my plants too. I’m still experimenting with different types of plants and trying to germinate and plant them at the right times in this climate. It’s been hit or miss but a fun learning experience. Great video and info thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge John.

  44. Kathy Ostman-Magnusen on October 5, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    You are just incredible! You help people grow for life. Everybody else is hoarding advice for a buck. It’s incredible.

  45. Linda C Grace on October 5, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Why don’t you use some shade cloth? You can buy shade cloth that offers 20%, 40%, and 60% shade. With only 20% shade, even the sun-lovers will get enough light, but you’ll cut evaporative losses pretty dramatically. Also, buried olla pots (terra cotta pots that slowly seep water into the soil) and wicking beds (originating in Australia, another desert climate) provide continuous irrigation without costing a fortune in water.

  46. Christianne Yates on October 5, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Are you doing classes in Las Vegas?

  47. The Perfect Poor on October 5, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    SOMETIMES WE JUST GET LOST IN HIS RAMBLING AND LIKE AN HOUR LATER….HE’S STILL TALKING !!!!!! WE LEARN SO MUCH FROM THIS CHANNEL BECAUSE HE JUST NEVER STOPS TALKING!!!!!! WE LOVE IT !!!!!!!!

  48. JeanneMar MSN on October 5, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    I’m learning from you. Thank you . Moved 6 mos ago to
    1.5 acre of Pahrump “poof dirt” I’m starting slow with container & buckets.

  49. Joshua Phillip on October 5, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Please talk less n show more by doing..

  50. Pinay Jungle Home on October 5, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I have drippers and also i gave my all plants a rain morning and evening,yes I have a lot of plants died from heat.i live in vegas also

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