John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits Alemany Farm in San Francisco, California to share with you the 3 easiest food crops you can grow in the Bay Area or where you live.
In this episode, John will give you a tour of Alemany farm, showing you many of the different areas of the farm. Along the way, he will share the easiest 3 categories of food crops you can grow anywhere.
You will discover some specific plants that will do well in the San Francisco bay area that will allow you to grow food easily without investing too much time.
First, you will learn about herbs and some specific varieties that may do well in low water conditions.
Second, you will discover more about Fruit trees, and how they will save you time if you plant a variety that is acclimated to your area. You will learn several fruit trees that perform well in the SF bay area.
Third, you will learn about perennial vegetables, that you just plant once, and they continue to grow year-after-year or they come back every year so you can have a continual harvest of food from your property.
Finally, John will show you around some of the other areas of the farm, including raised beds and row crops and share with you some of the crops that are growing well and some that are not doing so well, so you can choose to grow crops that will grow well.
Jump to the following parts of this episode:
02:26 More about Alemany Farm
06:13 The importance of Native Plants
08:25 Your Soil is Critical to Your Gardening Success
12:58 Top 3 Easy Food Crops to Grow
13:24 First Easy Crop to Grow: Herbs
16:47 Second Easy Crop to Grow: Fruit Trees
17:47 Pineapple guava
21:24 Third Easy Crop to Grow: Perennial Vegetables
23:42 Jerusalem Artichokes aka Sunchokes
24:44 Cape Gooseberry aka Poha Berry
25:42 Purple Tree Collards
30:46 Raised Bed Gardening
32:31 Keyhole Style Garden
33:27 Curly Kale
35:00 Solution for Bug Infestation
36:04 Squash Plants with Powdery Mildew
37:07 Sweet Potatoes
37:50 Row Crops Field
38:30 Collard Greens
39:53 Trellising up Tomato
41:21 Bush Beans vs Cucumbers
After watching this episode, you will learn the 3 easiest food crops you can grow in your garden. You will also learn more about Alemany farm and some of the vegetables that grow well (and some that don’t do so well) in the SF Bay Area.
Original Alemany farm Episode
pallet collars Used to make Compost Bin(I used to make a Raised Bed )
eating borage stems and shoots
OAEC Perennial Vegetables that can last a lifetime
Kale Chip Episode
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