Monthly Archives: February 2016

Beginning Gardening Series #1: Best Location for a Vegetable Garden


Beginning Gardening Series #1: Best Location for a Vegetable Garden
In the first video of my series for beginning gardeners, I talk about the best location for a vegetable garden.

These are the factors to consider when choosing a location for a vegetable garden:
1) Look for a location that gets 6 to 8 hours of direct sun.
2) Avoid locations where soil is likely contaminated, especially if growing in native soil. If in doubt, have the soil tested for contaminants. It’s also a good idea to test the soil fro nutrients, organic matter, and pH. This can save a lot of time, money, and guesswork in the future.
3) Locate the garden close to the house and a water source.
4) A south facing slope is advantageous in cooler climates with a short growing season.
5) Look for a location that is protected from extreme winds and pests by fences, trees, or buildings.
6) Make sure you are aware of any limitations on vegetable gardens imposed by your municipality or homeowner association.

Featured Videos:

Growing Food in Partial Shade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNsECuNTSQY

How to Build a Raised Bed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VptBIJ_Y-o

One Yard Revolution is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.

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Communities growing food. Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA)


Communities growing food. Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA)
Earlier in the year around 70 Sustainable Gardening Australia supporters made the trek out to Brunswick to participate in the first in a series of World CafĂ© style events as part of SGA’s ongoing commitment to inspire, empower and connect communities to garden sustainably. We asked our supporters in attendance to consider and discuss what they believe are the possibilities when modern communities grow more of their own food. At the end of the evening our panellists Pete Huff (Yarra City Council), Natasha Kuperman (My Home Harvest) and Cam Walker (Friends of the Earth) answered a variety of questions put forth by our participants.

A guide to sustainable gardening


A guide to sustainable gardening
This is an entry for the Sustainable gardening video for City West Water ‘Keep Calm and Garden Video Competition’ for 2014.

This video will give you a brief description on how to garden sustainably and eat your own fruit and veggies.

I hope that you enjoy and learn something great!

Our Fall/Winter Garden: Low Cost, Low Effort, Self-Sustaining


Our Fall/Winter Garden: Low Cost, Low Effort, Self-Sustaining
Our fall/winter garden is low cost, low effort, and mostly self-sustaining. This year we made a few minor adjustments to respond to weather and pest issues, but otherwise the fall/winter garden is on track.

One Yard Revolution is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.

Channel Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/OneYardRevolution

Join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oneyardrevolution

Featured Videos:

Soil Fertility Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0v8SWe2uDw&list=PLApXYvbprElwCOe5gdtcOMiEMGRpUBb4e
Winter Vegetable Garden:http://youtu.be/Scru8xQ-Akk
Taking Frugal Gardening To A New Level: http://youtu.be/75KXESxcYb8
Coffee Grounds – How And Why We Use Them In Our Garden: http://youtu.be/uA5K5r_VXLs

Sustainable Garden Maintenance – Protecting Your Garden From Rabbits


Sustainable Garden Maintenance – Protecting Your Garden From Rabbits
Learn about Sustainable Garden Maintenance -protecting your garden from rabbits and squirrels with Yolanda Vanveen. You can learn more sustainable gardening tips and tricks at our site How to Garden Videos http://www.howtogardenvideos.com/ To keep up with or latest videos please “Like” us How to Garden Videos on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/HowToGardenVideos