11 Comments

  1. Catherine Watson
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    And your garden is BEAUTIFUL!!!! 😍

  2. Catherine Watson
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Brought to you by Corona! Lol! Thanks for the valuable gardening info! You're awesome!

  3. One love
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    I spread straw as mulch in my raised bed. 1 week later I had alot of straw growing. Whats should I do now?

  4. Lee H
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Awesome video Joe, thanks for sharing! Will be using straw this year!

  5. Anchor Baby
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Thank you for keeping me motivated. I managed to throw in a bunch of seeds into my huge mulch piles which consisted of 17 loads of mulch from a tree service. It took almost 2 years for it to become good dirt. I had also added 4000 red Wigler worms to it to help the process. I am about as crippled as could be. I used the garden hoe as a walker. Just imagine. It was probably the best day I’ve had lately. I shoved in as much seeds as I could and because the dirt was crumbly soft it was easy. Today after taking lots of medication I managed to go see that my sweet potatoes are sprouting, and I’m not sure because I did everything so fast I believe my lettuce and kale are also sprouting. I no longer drive because of double vision and blurry vision. I have a pace maker too. I have a long term disability policy and at times they have gone six months without sending me a check. Matter of fact they cheated me out of an entire month. I have a demyelinating disease. I will be undergoing DNA test to see if I have Charcot Marie tooth. disease soon. Right now I can’t even hardly walk with my walker. My sister has my wheelchair but it really doesn’t matter I can’t seem to get myself in and out when I really need it. I am hoping for a garden that does all the work itself. I live in an area where rainfall is quite high so I really don’t need to go water anything and with all the mulch it stays moist. I am trying to get more mulch delivered to the house. I called several times and I believe I will have to call several more times and work on their sympathy. Believe it or not before I was in this condition I planted lots of fruit trees. When the insurance company decides that they will try to starve me it will not work. I have probably in the neighborhood of 100 fruit trees. I may not eat what I want but I will eat. All the supermarkets in my area consist of lots of walking. And because I am in this condition those little baskets just will not handle the amount of food I need. And because I don’t drive I have to inconvenience people that would prefer that I don’t ask. I know they are busy. Up until a little over three years ago I was quite self-reliant. Matter of fact I was probably the most independent person you come across. My family still thinks I’m able bodied. I am not only not able bodied I am forgetting things. I have fallen two times this week and one time I didn’t fall but I couldn’t get myself out of the bathtub. And I’m not safe to take a shower. I’ve had close to 20 falls this week +2 actual falls. I don’t even bother telling them anymore. What’s the point? I really don’t feel sorry for myself I’m just in lots of pain. And the medication is not working. I assume it’s around 3:30 AM. Can’t sleep too much pain. LOL I’m sure they’ll show up if I have lots of vegetables. I’m not a cranky old hag. I’m actually quite young. Until I get a diagnosis my family won’t believe how sick I am. I broke my foot three times in 16 months. No it was not painful. I lost all my feeling in my feet and now I’m losing all my feeling in my fingers and hands. It’s moving up my legs too. Can’t wait for winter to be over with. I usually do better in warmer weather. Before I was totally incapacitated I tried to make me a raised bed. I was going to work my way on taking my old bricks and making a 3 sided garden. I wanted to put a picnic table and a barbecue pit in the center. Family members did not like my plans and a little bit of mulch that I worked my way to bringing they sprayed it with weed killer and other stuff and spread it out. So much for an organic garden. I would throw my potato peels and onion peels, etc. over the mulch. My yard is beautiful. But what I was doing they were complaining that it did not look good. I should state that I am 100% of the property I’m on and not even the bank can you lay claim to it. And due to the fact that I am disabled I no longer have to pay property tax. I now have a good portion of my food delivered through Amazon. I sealed all the cracks to my house and I played a insulated blanket on my hot water heater. I added an attachment to my dryer it pushes hot moist air into my house from the dryer. I now only really dry clothes and very cold days. In the summer I try to hang it above my washing machine and dryer to dry it self. I purchased probably in the neighborhood of 70 little Rubbermaid containers. When I cook with a pressure cooker I store all my food in the freezer and I pull out what I want when I want to eat it. I do miss having fresh vegetables. I even like eating raw potatoes. Matter of fact I like raw sweet potatoes also. I have a ramp at the front part of my house but I don’t have one at my patio door. It is getting hard to get in and out of the house on that side. I need new batteries on my golf cart because as far as I’m concerned that is my exterior wheelchair. I will have fresh vegetables this year! You could bank on it. Last but not least I refuse to be put in the nursing home!

  6. Muhammad Hamza Mirza
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Great information .
    Love from Pakistan 🇵🇰
    ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  7. The Novice Cinematographers
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Was that’s all green screen ?

  8. Vi McShannon
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Mine is grass clippings all summer for
    Mulch. Then in fall we mow up the leaves with the grass.

  9. Evergreen Cottage
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Great info. I like to use a good layer of compost to mulch

  10. Jessica X
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Thanks Joe! What do you think of coco coir as a mulch? It's hard for me to find straw mulch in LA but was able to get coco coir from Home Depot.

  11. Bad Drivers of Columbus, Georgia
    April 3, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    Good stuff! I'm personally a fan of anything you can get off your own property as it doesn't have to be shipped from anywhere, and if not that then stuff you can get that isn't packaged in plastic bags (which of course creates plastic waste). I use pine straw, leaves, and wood mulch that I get in bulk for free.