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April Garden Tour

Abundant spring harvests, tour of our California Garden, review of a cool gardening product, and announcing the winner of our Mars Hydro TS-1000 giveaway in today’s episode of California Garden. HARVESTS We harvested lots of spring vegetables like Detroit dark red...

Growing Loquat Fruit – How to Grow the Best Loquats in Your Garden!

In today's video blog we will look at how to grow loquats in your home garden. Loquats are also called Japanese plums, or Eriobotrya Japonica. It’s a tasty tropical fruit that is very easy to grow and requires low maintenance. The fruits are so delicious that it will...

Top 5 Raised Bed Gardening Mistakes To Avoid – Garden in Raised Beds Effectively

A great looking and productive raised bed garden is every gardener’s dream. In today’s video blog we look at 5 raised bed gardening mistakes that you can avoid to build your perfect raised bed garden. Not choosing the right material – Not choosing the right material...

Growing Carrots – How to grow Romeo Carrots in your garden

In today’s video blog we will look at how to grow a carrot variety that look like beets. It’s called the Romeo carrots and they are very easy to grow in your home garden.  We got our seeds from Renee’s Garden and these baby gourmet carrots are perfect for container...

The California Garden – Spring Harvests, March 2021 Garden Tour, Gardening Tips & More!

Abundant spring harvests, a tour of our California Garden, some things to do, a Mars Hydro TS-1000 giveaway and many gardening tips and tricks to share in this video blog. HARVESTS We harvested lots of spring vegetables like Detroit dark red beets from our GreenStalk...

Secret Plant Cuttings Propagation Tips No One Will Tell You!

In today's video we share three secrets for propagating indoor plants or houseplants from cuttings and germinating seeds like onions and curry leaf that have a poor germination rate. Using this technique, you can easily propagate plants like pothos, betel leaf and...

NEW! Green Stalk LEAF Planter Vertical Container Garden – Unboxing & Review!

No space to grow, fret not. In this video blog we will review this revolutionary new GardenStalk Leaf planter in which you can grow 42 plants vertically in a compact space. The product was sent to us for by GreenStalk gardens. In the package, we have the mover base,...

Top 5 Okra Growing Tips – How to grow okra in containers and get LOTS of Okra – Baby Bubba Okra

Growing okra in containers is easy and rewarding. We show you everything from growing okra from seed to cultivating your okra plant and some okra gardening tips and how to get an epic okra harvest from your okra plants. Baby bubba okra is an amazing okra variety to...

How to grow Peanuts in your home garden

Peanuts are a joy to grow in your home garden. Once you see how easy it is to grow peanuts you will keep growing them. You can start plants from the raw peanuts that you can buy at your grocery store. You can optionally soak the peanuts to test seed viability but we...

Mulching 101 How to mulch your garden and what mulch to choose

Mulching may be the single most improvement initiative you can take to improve the health of your plants in the garden. In today's episode we look at what is mulching, and why it?s important to add mulch to your garden. What is mulch? Any medium that you use to cover...

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Growing Pineapples Part 2

Growing Pineapples Part 2

Continuing our journey on growing pineapples at home, we show you how Part 2 of easy it is to grow pineapple plants in containers. We go over the process of showing you the mother pineapple plant as well as a different pineapple variety. We also show you how to cut a...

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Starting seeds and fertilizing seedlings

Starting seeds and fertilizing seedlings

Today, we look at starting seeds and fertilizing seedlings. We show you how to create the perfect seed starting mix using coco coir or peat moss, perlite or vermiculite, compost and worm castings. Starting seeds in seed starting mix These gardening tips will help you...

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Compact Bush Cucumber : How To Grow Bush Slicer Cucumbers

Compact Bush Cucumber : How To Grow Bush Slicer Cucumbers

Cucumbers are of various types. There are vining cucumbers and then there are compact bush type cucumber plabnts. Today we will look at growing a bush type compact cucumber plant in containers. This, bush cucumber variety is called bush slicer cucumber. The seeds we...

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How To Grow Winter Melon Or Ash Gourd In Grow Bags

How To Grow Winter Melon Or Ash Gourd In Grow Bags

Ash gourds belong to the Cucurbitaceae plant family which relates to cucumbers, melons and are native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. They require full sun and thrive in well-draining and rich fertile soil. They can easily grow in grow bags or containers and here we...

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Growing Sunchokes aka Jerusalem Artichokes + Recipe

Growing Sunchokes aka Jerusalem Artichokes + Recipe

Sunchokes is a plant that is easy to grow and produces abundant harvests. Its tubers have a delicious nutty flavor. We You can start your sunchokes plant from tubers from a grocery store. We planted it in a small container and within just a few days the plants emerges...

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EZ & Cheap Garden Trellis

EZ & Cheap Garden Trellis

Creating a Garden Trellis for all your plants like cucumbers, melons, beans etc. should be cheap and easy. All the things you need to make your your own garden trellis are available at your local Home Depot Finished product: What you need: Wire remesh, also called...

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The California Heat Wave – How To Protect Your Garden

The California Heat Wave – How To Protect Your Garden

In today's post we look at the heat wave of 2018 and its aftermath on the California Garden. Temperatures in Southern California reached 117 degrees and the sun was shining down relentlessly for a couple of days. This extreme heat, which California plants are not used...

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The California Garden In June 2018

The California Garden In June 2018

Welcome to the California Garden in the city of Irvine in Southern California in the United States of America. We have a lot going on in the June garden so sit back and enjoy this episode. 1. We will begin with a garden tour 2. we will look at the harvests we made...

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5 Steps To Create A Successful Container Vegetable Garden

5 Steps To Create A Successful Container Vegetable Garden

In today's blog post we will learn how to set up a container garden easily. You can easily setup your container garden complete with pots, saucers and drip irrigation lines. We will learn how to easily set up your container vegetable garden and plant some vegetables...

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The California Garden In May 2017

The California Garden In May 2017

In today's blog post, we take a tour of our Southern California garden in the month of May. We begin with a garden tour and then go over some delicious summer harvests like tomatoes, avocado, cabbage, cayenne peppers, chillies, ivy gourd, mint, mulberries, swiss chard...

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Growing Crossandra Sundance Firecracker Plant

Growing Crossandra Sundance Firecracker Plant

Growing Sundance Crossandra & Firecracker Plant In today's video, we look at how to grow the Crossandra Plant. We look at two plant varieties - the Sundance Crossandra which produces orange flowers and the Firecracker plant which produces red flowers. Some...

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Drip Irrigation – Q&A

Drip Irrigation – Q&A

Drip irrigation for containers Drip irrigation is an easy way to water your plants unattended. Its great for summer months as well as other seasons if you are going to be away or do not have time to water your garden. Products To Set Up Your Drip Irrigation System: 1....

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Happy Spring Season! California Garden Tour – March 2018

Happy Spring Season! California Garden Tour – March 2018

Its the Spring season and things are heating up in the Southern California Garden. In today's episode we take a tour of the raised beds, container plants as well as the fruit trees. We then look at the wonderful Spring harvests of avocados, carrots, cauliflower,...

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Growing Jasmine (Jasminum sambac)

Growing Jasmine (Jasminum sambac)

They call it the flower of the Gods. This fragrant flower is easy to grow and will adorn your patio or backyard. In today's blog post we look at how to plant and care for your jasmine plant Growing Jasmine 1. Planting Planting Jasmine   Planting Jasmine Jasmine...

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Starting summer vegetable seeds indoors – A complete guide

Starting summer vegetable seeds indoors – A complete guide

It's THAT time of the year when you start your summer vegetable seeds for the next growing season. In today's episode we look at how to start vegetable seeds indoors. We begin with how to choose a seed starting kit or build you own seed starting mix and use hex trays...

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Spider Mites – How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites

Spider Mites – How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites

Spider mite infestations are common in vegetable gardens. In today's blog post we show you how to get rid of spider mites in your garden. Product used in this post: Dr Earth organic spider mite control This is how spidermites look like: Spidermites are tiny insects...

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The Best Gardening Channels On YouTube

Feedspot just announced the Top 100 Gardening Channels on YouTube. California Gardening is proud to be a part of the top 5 fastest growing gardening channels on YouTube. See the entire list here: Best Gardening Channels On YouTube Feedspot is owned by Anuj Agarwal...

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The November Garden

The November Garden

The monthly gardening series is something you can use your plan the planting in your garden, month by month. In today's episode we look at the California Garden in the month for November. The November Garden We cover the following topics in today's episode: Garden...

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October End Garden Tour – Harvests & Things To Do In Your Garden This Month

How To Make Your Own Potting Soil For Cheap

The growing medium is one of the most important aspects of growing any kind of plant. Commercially available potting soils are expensive and they are usually not as good as the ones you can make yourself. And its so easy that you will be wondering what was holding you...

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The California Garden in September 2017

The California Garden in September 2017

It's Fall here in Southern California. Wait...is there a Fall season here? Well, yes and no! Yes, because the temperatures do cool down and its time to prepare the garden for your winter plants. No, because we don't usually see Fall colors here in SoCal and the temps...

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Growing Shallots in Containers

Growing Shallots in Containers

Shallots are a member of the onion family, they taste like onions but have a milder flavor. They are nutrient dense and contain more flavonoids and phenols that other members of the onion family. They are not only delicious but are easy to grow in your garden. In...

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How to Grow Asparagus or Yard Long Beans in Containers

How to Grow Asparagus or Yard Long Beans in Containers

My family loves these beans stir fried in little oil with onions, tomatoes and garlic. I highly recommend trying to grow these beans in your garden as they are very productive and resistant to pests. Asparagus beans are plants which produce slender, very long pods...

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How to grow Okra in Containers ? Growing Nombo Giant Okra variety

How to grow Okra in Containers ? Growing Nombo Giant Okra variety

My love for this green vegetable brings back fine memories, it definitely warrants a trip down the memory lane. There was never a dull moment at the dinner table when okra was served in our family, all of us used to sprint, it was a mad dash to the dinner table when...

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Curry leaf plant Propagation, Pruning, Repotting and Harvest

Curry leaf plant Propagation, Pruning, Repotting and Harvest

Curry Leaf plant or Curry Leaf tree is an easy to grow herb in your garden. Also known as Murraya Koenigii or Bergera Koenigii, it prefers a hot, sunny location and usually thrives in Southern California weather. The plants produce aromatic pointed leaves which are...

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10 Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

10 Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

You toil in the hot sun for hours together hoping for a big yield but when you don?t see the rewards for the efforts you have put in, it can be quite frustrating. A lot of gardeners lose hope when things go wrong. In fact successfully growing vegetables in your garden...

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Growing Strawberries – Ozark Beauty

Growing Strawberries – Ozark Beauty

Ozark Beauty Strawberries Who can resist a juicy strawberry dipped in chocolate? Well, I definitely can?t. We call them ?Nature?s love fruit? because they are the perfect heart shape and make your taste buds instantly fall in love with them.  Fully ripened fresh...

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The California Garden in April

You know spring is here when the days get longer and you can feel the warmth of the sun, smell fresh air and hear the sweet melodious chirping of birds, their dawn chorus is the herald of spring indeed. This is the time of the year to start most of your summer...

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How to control slugs and snails in your vegetable garden

Pest control is important in vegetable gardens to keep slugs, snails and hungry insects from feasting on your vegetables and fruits that you have toiled so hard to grow. Spraying your plants with pesticides that contain harsh toxins often leave chemical residue on...

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Growing Purple Daikon Radish In Containers

They say "Eat a rainbow". Which is why you should grow your own fruits and vegetables at home, you can grow the most interesting and flavorful varieties right here in your back yard! In today's post we discuss about growing a Daikon radish variety which is purple in...

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How To Grow Guavas – Three Delicious Guava Varieties Reviewed!

Guavas belong to the plant family - Psidium guajava  and are tropical plants which grow great in the tropics, subtropics and Mediterranean climate regions of the world. California is a place where you can easily grow most varieties of guavas. The Mediterranean-like...

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Ten Gardening Tips Every Gardener Should Know

In today's post, we share our top 10 gardening tips. These tips will not only make your gardening a lot more enjoyable, it will let you grow the most optimal plants! We also make gardening fun for you so we hope you like these tips. Do leave us a comment if you like...

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The California Garden in February

Welcome to another episode of California Gardening! Today, we will see how the California Garden looks like in the month of February. We will be harvesting some of our winter vegetables and will also provide tips for growing the best plants in your garden! T5 grow...

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The California Garden in January

In today's post I would like to talk about everything you can do in your California Garden in the month of January. This month you should: Make sure you start seeds indoors for all your summer vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants Continue harvesting winter...

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What to plant in December in the California Garden

The Southern California garden is a paradise in the month of December. Thanks to the excellent weather, December is the time to do a lot of things in your garden. Today we will look at everything you need to do in the California garden in the month of December! Start...

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