14 thoughts on “Garden Tips – How to Till Your Vegetable Garden

    Jamie Walsh

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    Blessed in jesus name!!

    carolyn moody

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    Blessings

    Todd Anderson

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    You can't dislike these two. They always seem so genuine and have great advice.

    Shelley G.

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    Always a awesome video….Love them….thank you

    Seuss

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    How do not have weeds?

    sterling mcgee

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    Mr. Hollis, great videos always. 👍 I'm fairly new to gardening, I've been trying it for about 3 years now. However, I still fill I'm missing the most important parts of getting my soil prepared. This video answered a few things for me. Thanks again. ☺ I'm gonna try turnip greens, collards, and cabbage this time around. God bless you and your family. I will continue to observe your videos for guidance, and if it's okay I'd like to hit your page with a question or two from time to time. Thank you so much again. Godspeed…

    RAJENDRA MALKHARE

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    The black soil i use is very sticky n i think it doesn't percolate water properly. it absorb water too much. should I mix some sand with it ?

    RAJENDRA MALKHARE

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    The black soil i use is very sticky n i think it doesn't percolate water properly. it absorb water too much. should I mix some sand with it ?

    Kelela Russell

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    what a lovely garden! my husband and I have just started our garden this year… looks nothing like your families but I have high hopes that one day we will have one just as beautiful and abundant. what are the dimensions of your garden?

    Jaime Smith

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    Can you use a tiller to remove grass? I have grass that doesn't grow in the front and would like to plant vegetables/flowers there instead.

    Todd Blessing

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    Hollis, after I deep tilled I'm getting a lot of my old plants growing up all throughout my garden,around 1000 seedlings. since it's almost late spring, should I till again or pull out?

    id77

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    Awesome video! Thanks!

    darkangelsoaps

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    I know soil every where is different but here in Kentucky i use 10-10-10 exactly like you do except i also add one large box of epsom salt every three years and natural lime. Our soil is black and rich but it still has plants with yellowish leaves and we would still get blossom end rot on our tomatoes.Its good rich dirt but its low in magnesium and calcium. Magnesium is required for the plant to absorb nutrients and epsom salt is all magnesium. Without it, a plant will be severely under-nurished even in the richest of soils. And blossom-end rot is from a lack of calcium which the natural lime takes care of. We used eggshells for the calcium at one point but animals attacked our garden trying to locate the egg smell even though they were finely ground. Everything from dogs, skunks, 'possums and racoons dug up everything looking for that smell. Im a younger guy in my 30s and my neighbor is in his 70s and we both have gardens and we both compete over everything from earliest tomato to largest vegetable and largest overall yield and general appearance of our gardens. We go to the hardware store and buy our seeds together every year so we know we grow the exact same things so if his corn is ten feet high and dark green and lush and huge ears and mine is scraggly and six feet tall then believe me I hear about it every day when we have our afternoon beer together sitting in the cool shady spot between our backyard gardens. Sitting there it is impossible to look at anything else but both gardens side-by-side and we sit there shit talking each others garden. We are very close friends but its just what we do. . Every year we beat each other on various things that one of us gets lucky with or pays special attention to better than the other guy. Like one year my broccoli grew almost 2-feet across! But overall its been even. Last year, as a prank, i tossed my hardware store seeds when i got home and got online and i ordered seeds from many different companies that specialized in selling seeds for contest growers. I ordered every giant there was. I ordered the Atlantic something or other pumpkin that gets over 2,000 pounds and Watermelon that grows alnost 300 pounds and bigger than two square bales of hay, carrots that when you hold them up high they go to your knee and weigh pounds and pounds each, green beans that are from Asia and look exctly like regular Kentucky beans except they grow three feet long without getting leathery, asian cucumbers that grow three feet long too and every giant you could think of…radishes the size of basketballs was another i remember distinctly and a 39 pound sweet potato and an ear of corn so big, kids practically confused it with their school bus! Let me tell you, even though they cost around ten bucks for four seeds, the money i spent was priceless. All summer long my neighbor would stare especially at the pumpkin and he kept asking me my advice and would i come over and tell him what he was doing wrong. Hahaha. I even told him that i was spraying all of my vegetables with manure mixed with water and he was spraying that all over his food all summer. As those vegetables grew out he never got suspicious because all of it looks like the ordinary vegetable but huge. Finally at the end of the summer I confessed. Word spread among the old men in the neighborhood gardening circles and I am famous now in my small town for the best and most elaborate prank. Everybody slaps me on my back and laugh and laugh and laugh and shake their heads.

    Charlene Fitzgerald

    (May 24, 2019 - 8:42 am)

    There is nothing prettier than Virginia dirt! I still haven't got use to S.C. Red clay.

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