50 thoughts on “Gardening 101~~The Basics

    Cindy Vanisi

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Loved your watering information – how would you water if you were doing containers?

    Lori P

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thanks for the info!!

    Connie D'Agostino

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you Danny for this helpful video. I especially like the idea of charting a plant growth. I keep a chart & a calendar for everything I do… but for some reason not the garden. I will definitely start a plant growth chart today. I'll just have to use an approximate date of when I started for my summer garden.
    Once again, thank you! 👍
    Many blessings to you and Wanda! 💕

    Gidget

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    A word about seed catalogs, pick a seed company that is close to where you live. Sounds simple doesn't it. That was a bit of advice I got from a older gardener years ago. Best advise ever. Check the address of the seed company, most of them handle seeds that do best in their areas.

    Warrior River

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Is there a filtering system you would recommend for people with city water?

    james manley

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you, this was a very informative Video, as a seasoned garner I was still able to learn new things. Please continue to teach.

    Sharon Black

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you for the great info

    Tahimi Abreu

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    This video it literal GOLD!!!

    Ken McClellan

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    This series is just what I need! Look forward to the next. Thanks so much for doing this Danny!

    TN DayDreamer

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Excellent‼️ Thank you Danny❣️

    Dorothy Kelley

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you, Danny, for all you do for so many people…

    3 Basket Living

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Man Danny….I agree with you but i'm finding that a lot of people look at clay as a sort of bad guy if you will. The importance of the clay that most don't seem to give credit to is that it's the clay that hold most of the nutrients within the soil. I suggest to people that they shouldn't be below 30 – 40% clay. I am about 90% clay right now and it's killing me with water retention but i do recognize the value and importance of it.

    Oma's Thoughts

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Great information as usual. I had much better production from my tomatoes by pruning those lower leaves as I learned from your videos. My ph is too alkaline and I always have to check and amend before I start gardening every year and can still only get to 7 from 7.2.

    Annie Farmer

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    My garden is on the south East! Morning sun is wonderful in the morning~! I was really excited when you said south east! This was so helpful! Thanks for the garden class~!

    MotherOfManyHorses

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Yeah, I learned pretty quick that city water was no good for a garden. Worse garden I ever had was watered with city water. Didn't have much choice at the time. 😕

    Stringfield Ridge Farm

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Great info! we know some things but not nearly half enough! Thanks for the basic info that we all need to know or be refreshed on. We have really good soil here. But there are certain things that won’t grow good here and we need to figure out exactly why. Like watermelon and cantaloupe.

    Charlotte

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    This is wonderful Mr.Danny Thank you God Bless

    Nydia Marcial

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Wow didn't know about garlic plant I live in Homestead, Florida Zone 10 and I have problem growing garlic. Will try your method.

    Nydia Marcial

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Like the calendar idea. How do you know if it's a cold or warm vegetable plant?

    Teresa-Tucker Butler

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Y' all are some awesome people, thank you for your tips, wish I lived near y'all so that I could help ya work the gardens. God Bless y'all!!~

    Pat Sanzone

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Excellent video Danny !

    The Living Garden

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    This is awesome information. especially regarding soil types etc. Thank you Danny ! really a great video !!

    Michelle R

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you SO much for this series Danny! Please keep them coming 👍

    Chip signal

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Very cool, thanks! The direction of the morning sun vs afternoon/evening stuff is very interesting!

    Cuz It's Our Farm & Homestead

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you so much, i think with the solar minimum I'm not sure if the way we are planted if its changed forever this is scary everything is growing so slow, tomatoes are still green. Thank you again

    itstheblessing

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Danny , I know you don't have extra time and you have worked this in for us . I thank you so much for this series and appreciate it a great deal . Will you be doing it once a week and on the same day ? I value your info thanks again for the help . Blessing's Linda

    alcie daniels

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you I have been learning a lot from you and Wanda. Now with a little luck maybe I can do this next year. I did attempt this year and was proud of my tiny little patch until one night something ate everything.

    tfrank1326

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    We live in the Blackland Prarie area of Texas and just yesterday I was walking in my garden and nearly fell in a crack that had opened up. It's been so dry here. This time of year with the heavy clay soil we have you get these giant cracks that run all over. We have been working on amending the soil and building on top of it but it is a long process. Enjoyed the video.

    Kahlest Enoch

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thanks for the information Danny it has been very helpful.

    The Larson Family Homestead

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Danny, since you’ve kept good weather records for your area, and you see that we’re having late August weather in late June, so you suspect that winter will come early this year?

    Janisse Infante

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Is the moon phases and planting real?

    sajmt1414

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you for this video. I've been gardening for about 10 yeas, but have never been over all successful. I do live in the south, zone 7. This video really helps explain a lot of things I need to do differently. Thank you for this series. I'll be watching this several times and writing down all your great knowledge.

    Homestead Hippie

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    THANK YOU so much! This is exactly what I've needed. I remember my grandfather telling me to plant potatoes on Good Friday. And plant root crops in the dark of the moon. But that was in Indiana. I'm in Arizona now. So I'm learning all over. My grandfather had already figured out where to put the garden and the ph. Now you've taught me where to find out those things that I missed! Thank you again.

    Bj Chris

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you! for doing this series. This will help me with my garden.

    Scratch Made Homestead

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Yay! Need this! Thank you D1! This is what I have been waiting for! Tell me when,where,how! Give me what nurses call a “care plan”! So much to learn!✌🏻❤️
    Finally a look into your garden calendar!

    Breathe

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Wow! This was a very informative video. I am not a very successful gardener, mainly because I am just winging it most of the time because I feel overwhelmed when I try to learn about gardening. I learned a lot from this video and look forward to more to come. I may be a successful gardener yet!

    Crystal Wengenroth

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you Danny I will be checking my soil with the soil test. Some of our cucumbers are growing up and over the trellis, others not so much and are turning yellow. Have since cut the bottom leaves off the bottom of our tomato plants too, after watching your video on tomatoes. Plenty of bells and jalapeños in this south Texas heat. Zone 8 I have learned so much from yall, and for that I thank you. 😊

    Romero Red

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thanks Danny and Wanda.

    ThymeToSow

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Very excited about this series! I have been gardening for years, but I am always learning something new from others that share my passion. You described my clay soil to a tee. It has been years of work in progress conditioning my soil with grit and other amendments for successful planting and production. My advice for beginning gardeners is not to get discouraged. There will be many trials and errors beyond our control, but never give up. KNOW YOUR PLANTING ZONE and which vegetables and fruits are recommended by your state/local AG department. LSU AG has a great website where I can print out recommended varieties, date/schedules for planting specific vegetables and when to fertilize. Thank you, Danny!

    FROYLAN GUILLEN ALVAREZ

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    I have rock soil

    FROYLAN GUILLEN ALVAREZ

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you so much I want to learn more

    garyb

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Hi. I. Have you covered seed collection previously? If not, Could you cover this as a segment on the Why do it, Selection, Collection, Techniques, Storage and all the other elements involved with seed collection. Thank you. Your videos are GREAT!

    annakcooley

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you!!!! I NEEDED this sooooo much!!!

    amber black

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    I’m SO excited for this series!!!!!

    Milk and Honey Homestead

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thanks so much Danny! I hope that you will speak to fertilizers. For years we have not used a commercial fertilizer and have had very inadequate production. It seems like we would work and work and not have anything to show for it. I appreciate that you have no problem explaining that your plant has only so much time to reach a certain place or it won't produce. (I never knew that) We don't want to use chemicals on our garden but some well timed fertilizer along with our more natural additives may be what we need to reach our goals. Thanks for your honesty!Btw, we live in GA, on the line where the Piedmont meets the Plains, so we are very sandy as well.

    Sam Finn

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Very helpful.

    OkieRob

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    That about covers it, nothing to it once you figure it all out. My biggest problem is time. During weather extremes it's hard to do it the way it needs done and still have time to get to the other things that also need done.

    Cindy Kester

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    Thank you for sharing all of this knowledge with us! Much appreciated!

    Charmaine Montgomery

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    I planted garlic cloves in containers in October & nothing is coming up yet in July. I’m in PA. I got the hard neck for this area. Don’t know what I did wrong.

    pms1953

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:25 am)

    I’m so happy that you are doing this. Great knowledge that you are sharing. Thank you

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