Time to start the Spring Vegetable Garden!

Time to start the Spring Vegetable Garden!

Time to organize, plan, and transition from the Winter to the Spring Vegetable Garden!

How to Plant, Grow, & Harvest Onions from Start to Finish

How to Plant, Grow, & Harvest Potatoes Organically from Start to Finish!

How to Have a Maintenance Free Weed Free Organic Vegetable Garden

How to Plant Garlic…

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40 Comments

  1. LARK'S GARDENS on April 22, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Great looking garden, Brandon. So nice that you still have brussel sprouts, they look fantastic. Your are both busy young parents. Whatever works for you and your family in growing fresh chemical free produce. Great job, well done. Thanks for sharing.

  2. melinda Lancaster on April 22, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Although your doing a great job with your garden you also might want to ck out the Back to Eden videos. Paul Gautche put down wood chips on top of rock. some places will deliver for free. No till, no fertilizer. I am doing a hugelkulture/permaculture as this is easier for me and kinda similar to the wood chip method. I can’t see me hauling wood chips to my back yard.

  3. Lynn Proctor on April 22, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I’m in zone 9b, but on mostly sand. Depleted soil. I know how to fix it, but don’t have the energy. So I went to a garden center at Lowes today, and got 4 fig trees. I love fresh figs. They were only $10 each. Last night I ordered a dwarf ever-bearing mulberry tree online (2 feet tall) which is supposed to be a really fast grower. Most mulberry trees get to 40 feet, and this one only goes to around 8, which is good, because there is not that much room here now. I think I am going to plant some papaya, as that is really easy, and they grow like weeds in Florida. They also grow readily from the seeds from store bought papaya. I have a tangerine, 2 loquat and a star fruit tree already. But I still want to squeeze in some more. I need to plant closer together, I think. Think about planting fruit trees if you can’t do the vegetable garden. It’s much easier in my opinion.

  4. Randall Hall on April 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Brandon, I’m in zone 8a too, over here in Grapevine! What types of veggies have you found can be planted now, in very early March? Looks like the weather should be mild all the way through the middle of March, and then we will be getting closer to Spring! I was thinking I might get some plants it the ground this weekend, but I’m not sure what will work this early.

  5. Mammal Bonsai on April 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    very nice

  6. ArmindaHeart on April 22, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Heavily mulching with organic matter (hay, leaves, chipped branches with the leaves, etc) and laying this over compost and manure (without tilling) will transform your soil completely! Weeds will hardly ever come up and are easy to pull if they do, watering is drastically less, you add organic matter as it decomposes, and you–most importantly–don’t kill the ecosystem in the soil with tilling and weed fabric. See Ruth Stout and the Back to Eden method, both tout mulching in the garden. Love your videos!!!

  7. dskillzhtown on April 22, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Hello. I am in Zone 9 myself. I am planning on planting a few items this weekend. I didn’t really think about lettuce. Didn’t think that it would be cool long enough down here for me to get much out of lettuce plants.

  8. Buddy Schipano on April 22, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Your about a month ahead of me weather wise so these videos help me plan my garden. Thanks, I hope the weather cooperates with this year. I remember the tomato tragedy of last season. All the best!

  9. tim pekarek on April 22, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    What a great garden, I’m glad to see young folks gardening!

  10. martysgarden on April 22, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Your jumping into Spring and her in Australia we a coming into Autumn (fall) . However Australia is huge, we have tropical to cold temperate.
    I live right in the middle in the Sub tropics a small coastal town called Byron Bay, we can grow all year round here.
    I would look at working on underground compost worm systems in some small area,,and have a small no till area…let the worms do the work.
    But, like you said,,it’s all up to you.
    Happy Gardening
    Marty Ware

  11. Dominick Esposito on April 22, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Have you ever considered buying straw for weed control? I had a friend from suggest it and it worked GREAT for weed control while adding organic material to the soil. The bright yellow color reflects the soil and can keep some stuff growing into the the hot summer too.

  12. TheASTrader on April 22, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Just do what works for you. I love the Back to Eden method for my own gardening but it’s not for everyone. Looking forward to seeing your garden progress and all the recipes you’ll be sharing!

  13. Duane Wolgast on April 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Brandon, you are cool. I live in Dallas and my garden does’t look anything like yours. i would love to know you and visit your restaurant where you work. I appreciate real people and sometimes that is hard to find in Dallas.

  14. GirladyLocks on April 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    If you add a lot of sand to your soil it’ll help more than you could ever dream! Of course, keep adding the organic matter, too! Well rotted horse manure and straw and compost are awesome! I also add shredded paper, leaf compost and chicken guano. Best soil EVER! Nice videos 🙂 I really enjoy them! Thank you for sharing and happy gardening!

  15. Pam Z on April 22, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Brandon & Meredith!! I just subbed you guys last week and am getting around to watching you guys vids!! Hubby and I are doing [my] first garden! He grew up on a beef/chicken/veggie farm, so this is new to me! We are in zone 5a I believe, upstate western NY, [by Canada] and I started swiss chard, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, parsley, green beans, yellow beans, asparagus [which I learned takes FOREVER!! LOL UGH!] and planted in bed the corn and a few onions. We have potatoes we are planting tonight [our potatoes eyed up so we are using those and the onions!! No seed taters or onions. I forgot how big our garden is, I should do a vid and tag you guys!! But, thank you so much, your vid has been the MOST help of ones I have been watching so far this year! Chat witchas later!! Thanks!!! …..Pam & Kev

  16. Actively Jess on April 22, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    So happy to find your channel! I live in the Dallas area and I am planning to start my first garden. Any produce you recommend for first timers? I love all vegetables and fruits.

  17. pam p on April 22, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Tilling is how you get your soil   ready don’t listen to others it is what works for you in your area. Your Brussels sprouts look ready to harvest.

  18. Seedaholic Gardens on April 22, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Those purple sprouts are gorgeous are those the ones from territorial or baker creek, which variety? pls ty, I’d like to try them. ty.

  19. Joyful Life on April 22, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Wow, beautiful potatoes…

  20. Tracy Johnson on April 22, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Hey Brandon, how do you protect your garden from the strong winds? I live in Prosper and planted my tomato plants last week. This week the strong winds are killing my little baby starts. 🙁

  21. Rivet Gardener on April 22, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    You all are spot on! Beautiful garden and plan. Congratulations. We still have another2 months before we can start here.

  22. Melody Hill on April 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    I saw a dandelion plant growing very strong and happy there in the early onset of your video near the garlic. Please let that baby grow?? It is a very special healthy plant for food and health as far as asthma and arthritis and blood pressure .. I could go on 🙂

  23. paulluna45 on April 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Your top soil will always get hard as long as you leave it uncovered. You need to mulch it to keep the sun off of it.

  24. MrChipGardener on April 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Good plan! Looks like spring is there for you already. Many of us are not so lucky yet.

  25. Madredante on April 22, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    I’m in zone 6a. We have a heavy clay soil. For the last 3 years we have been putting in free horse manure from down the street. It has a lot of shavings in it and has helped the soil immensely. Do you have any horses in the neighborhood? 😃

  26. Cultivating Organic by Jo & Mig on April 22, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I started my garden with a friend helping me turn the soil over with his tractor.  It was a lot of work cleaning out all the weeds.  We then turn to container gardening, we encountered so much limitation not favorable for production.  Now we are gardening using several methods, raise bed, containers, hoop houses and greenhouse.  As gardeners we must do what we can to insure harvest.  I have watched many of your videos, before I started making my own and for the most part the outcome were successful and bountiful harvest.  Thanks for sharing.

  27. Shonita Garcia on April 22, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Do you add sand to your clay soil to help soften it up? Or maybe peat moss or coconut coir? You’re doing the right thing by amending the soil every year. I

  28. Sandra Cerino on April 22, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I enjoy keeping up with your gardening and chicken growing efforts, especially since I had to give up my own garden in the north.

  29. Carrie Miller on April 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    This is my first spring garden in 8a (east Dallas). What success have you had with zucchini and squash? I had a difficult time in zone 9a on the coast due to the humidity. I’m also a pickler – what cucumber types do you have planned? I’m trying Parisian gherkins this year (a new one for me).

  30. The Peeping Egg on April 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I did my first garden last year and had the most pathetic sized brussel sprouts lol they did seem to survive the Blizzard and annoying 5 degrees nights we had a few times and a only a couple of them died but I finally just decided to feed the leaves to the bunnies;) I’ll try again this year, hopefully with better results and actually get Brussels!

  31. megan walker on April 22, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Look up back to eden gardening method.

  32. BobMels Gardens on April 22, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Brandon you can till if you want to it is YUOR garden. I like the way you use the cloth to help you with your time constraints. Young families are generally busy especially with a young child. Best wishes Bob.

  33. Joan Smith on April 22, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    I adopted a community garden row last year that was a weedy mess. I followed your lead and put down landscape cloth to help me slow down the weeds. I did pull out the grass in the middle of the row where I planted turnips. The garden did great! So, thank you! but now I’ve taken on two more rows of weedy Bermuda grass infested rows and I will use the garden fabric again. I have done it a little differently though. I don’t use the metal staples, I covered the cloth with hardwood mulch. I think the weeds (especially the Bermuda) will grow through the little staple holes. I’m also hoping the mulch will make the fabric last longer.

  34. DIY Home & Garden Projects on April 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Brandon we are growing 10 different varieties of tomatoes in our greenhouse we have four artisan cherry tomatoes and one special beefsteak called pink Berkeley tie-dye. would you like some of those to grow in your garden?

  35. Jason Stalos on April 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Was wondering where ya went!

  36. Thuy Cooper on April 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I’m on zone 9 so when I start planning seeds in side thanks

  37. FRESHCUTKY Cut Flower & Vegetable Garden on April 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Woohoo! I’m so ready to do some gardening!

  38. Maryam مريم on April 22, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Nice!

  39. Rob Backyard Gardenerr on April 22, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Exciting times in Texas Brandon! Looking forward to another season of growing veggies!

  40. Gabriel Bayley on April 22, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    challenge accepted…

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