Something I'm, always told by new gardeners or those who have just purchased their own property. Is it's? Okay for you to grow your own vegetables with all the land that you have, but in this episode I've teamed up with miracle-gro to be able to show you that, with a small patio of just 10 foot by 10 foot, you can grow All your own nutrient-dense organic vegetables for use in your own home.

I'm Tony o Neill, and this is simplified gardening, where I show you out the garden in a simpler way. If you want a perfect garden to relax in or just want to grow your own nutrient-dense foods then start now by clicking the subscribe button and the bell icon, then click all to be notified each time I release new content.

Just like this, when you start a garden, it's, a great idea to start off in a small garden, because it allows you to hone your gardening skills so that you can get better now. This is why a of using this space shoe, which is a 10 foot by 10 foot patio - it's shaded, but we can still grow really good quality vegetables here and we're, going to show you how to grow nutrient-dense vegetables In this day and age, we're, all looking for better health and nutrition, and it's important for me to remain organic.

Now I want to be able to still have a productive garden while being organic and having good nutrient-dense foods for me and my family. Now it's, also important for me for it to be quick, easy and low maintenance, and to do this I am going to use pots and containers of all shapes and sizes.

Now, if you're looking for it to be functional, then any pot or planter can be used. But if you're looking for it to be aesthetically pleasing, then you could go right out and use your natural flair and design the whole area, but being productive and functional and easy is of paramount importance.

Now what I really like about this range from Miracle Grow is the fact that all the packaging for these products is 100 % recycled products and the bags themselves that hold the compost are 30 % recycled.

So you're, not only doing your bit for the planet, but you're, also being able to grow your own foods organically as well. Not only that all of the products within the packaging is all plant-based and it is totally organic.

It's, safe for pets, children and the environment, and it's. Even some of the products are even able to be used by vegans also, so some of the products that I'm going to be using today will be the all-purpose organic compost.

It will also be the fruit and vegetable compost. We also have some feeds here that I'm, also going to be using, which is like a pelleted, all-purpose feed, and we & # 39. Ve got a concentrated liquid performance, organic feed for flowers and vegetables.

So we're, going to be using these products in this part of the garden they'll, be in the beginning of April. We can't just put the seedlings straight up into the patio area, because if we have any frost it's, gonna kill them straight away.

So if you have a window sill or propagator, then you can sow some seeds and use those to be able to bring them on it's, important that we look at being able to manage and plan for our future crops in such a small Area like this, it's, really important that we get value for our space, and with that in mind, we need to consider the types of crops we're going to grow.

We need to grow high-value crops so that we can get something to eat on a daily basis, but also something that would normally cost a lot more in the shops. The following crops would make good candidates for our garden because they're relatively expensive.

In the shops - and these will be things like herbs, salad, greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, dwarf French beans - we could put in some small zucchinis or courgettes whatever you want to call them, and even we could grow one type of container potatoes and, depending on how much like you Get in this garden, you could even grow chillies and even fruit like strawberries, think about vegetables.

That would be part of a meal or even the meal itself, and I would even consider, like I said, potatoes because they can grow really well in a container. It takes up no space at all and you can get quite a few meals out of each container.

Typically, I get about 15 pounds spreads out of one of these containers. So now we know exactly what we're going to grow. We can start to sow our vegetables now, whether you buying plugs from a garden center or growing your own from seed and it's pretty much the same thing.

But what we can do now is take some of the Miracle, Grow performance, organics compost and we can fill a sea tray, so your seed very thinly and cover with a fine layer of mick, vermiculite or compost, use these tips to make your progress a little easier Number one pre water, your compost, because then you don't wash the seed out when you're watering.

Number two sow your seeds thinly and no more than twice the depth of the seed and number three cover with a fine layer of vermiculite or compost, which will block out the light but allow those seeds to germinate easily.

Once you've, sown your seeds place it on a south-facing window sill or in a propagator to germinate. Seeds usually require 21 degrees Celsius or 70 degrees. Fahrenheit to germinate. Chillies, however, will require 26 degrees Celsius or 86 degrees Fahrenheit, as the seed started germinate it's really important to pay attention to the light levels now living in the UK.

We are usually overcast or the Sun is very low, so lake levels aren't great now, as seeds germinate, they will stretch looking for light, and this gives you leggy seedlings. Now, if you notice, this is really important to take action and prevent those seedlings going lately.

So you may have to apply some supplement lighting in order to keep your seedlings nice short and stocky seedlings and now at the potty on stage. But it's too early for them to go out just yet. So what we need to do is transplant these seedlings into their own pots.

Simply take some Miracle Grow performance, organics, multi-purpose, compost and place this into a pot create a hole in the center. Once you've done that you can literally use a pencil grab, your little plant buy it leaf and lift the plant out and place it into the hole that has been created for it.

Firm, the soil around this plant then give it a little water and allowed to drain once it's fully drained. You can place it back onto the windowsill or onto the propagator and you simply continue with the rest of your plants when the weather is conducive to plants being outside.

Then this is typically around the middle of May. For us, we can take our plants and we can fill the desired containers that we're going to use with some Miracle Grow, all-purpose compost and we can transplant our seedlings or our little plants out into our containers where they will continue to grow.

For the rest of their time, the great thing about this compost from Miracle Grow. Performace organics, is the fact that it will feed your plants for the next three months. So you're. Not gonna have to feed Lots, but as the plants start to grow, they're gonna use that this plants coming.

We will then require to feed those plants in order to keep them healthy. Now we've planted our plants. We no need to take into consideration where we want to put them around the garden. Consider the lighting of the garden.

Now things like leafy greens, don't require as much light as something like a fruiting tomato, so leafy greens take an indirect light. So they can be put more in a area of the garden, whereas things like your cucumbers and your Tomatoes, those fruiting plants, well, they require more Sun, so put them in the senior position of the garden.

Another thing to do is to consider the size of the mature plant because a lot of new gardeners they tend to plant things way too close the seedlings. They think that all the lass enough space - and then they don't, realize that when these plants mature, they get much much bigger, so consider your spacings and tip number three is if any of these plants require a support structure.

Now's, the time to get it in because by pouring in a cane for a tomato, for example, if you wait until a plant matures a bit, you're, going to damage the root system, doing it so get them in now, And then that's, support structure.

Is there ready for the plant to utilize as its required now for feeding the compost that we used is going to feed for the next three months, but, as that starts to get used up or if we start to see any signs that the plants are struggling For feed, then we're, going to use a couple of other products.

Now we have a couple of options. We have a granular feed that we can use, and this is good for all plants, including vegetables, and you can simply just scatter this across the surface and if we have anything else that we want and to get a feed in straight away, we can use a Liquid feed also and the good thing about the liquid feed is - we can use that as a foliar spray, and this will help to get those nutrients into the plants much much quicker.

The great thing about this is it's all been tested with science, and it will show visible results in seven days. The other thing is: is pet child and be friendly, and as a beekeeper, that's, something I am happy to hear now for watering your containers.

Well, this is going to be one of your biggest tasks. Watering containers takes some time, but it's. Well worth it now. There are things you can do in order to make life easier like mouth Shing and what have you, which I've spoken about in other videos.

But the main thing about containers is that they heat up in the Sun, so they are going to dry up and, of course they don't have lots of surrounding soil around them. So this would be one of your biggest tasks as time goes on, though, is keeping those containers moist at all times.

Now there are lots of ways you can do this, you can use a watering can or a hose pipe. I'm lucky here. I have a tap straight in this area, so I can use water direct from that. But if you want to go hands-free here, you could even set up a drip, irrigation system and run just little drip tubes to all of the planters here with harvesting a garden like this is limited in space.

So we need to apply summer tactics that can make our harvests go a little bit longer. An example of this would be lettuce leaves if we were to grow, cut and come again lettuce. This would give us future harvests.

After we've already harvested, one lot of leaves, another way would be to remove. The outer leaves of lettuce that isn't cut and come again now what this does? It allows the plant to continue growing, but we have a harvest of leaves that we can use in a salad or some meal and never tip here is to pick vegetables as they become ripe, especially things like tomatoes and cucumbers.

Because if you allow a ripe fruit to stay on the plant, then that plant thinks its job is done and it's going to turn to seed, and it will end that plant's life, whereas if you're Constantly harvesting those fruits, it will continue to keep growing right up to the last frost, although it's really early in the year due to the timelines and the shed wells that we needed to be able to get this video out to you guys.

It's hard to show you what the full of extent of this garden is going to be like and and the harvest that we're going to have from it. However, over the course of the year we will come back and look at how this garden is doing, and that way you can see the benefits that you can grow nutrient-dense foods in a small 10 by 10 patio area, you don't have to Be limited by size, so in this 10 by 10, small patio, as you can see, we & # 39.

Ve got loads of fruit and veg in here. You can pretty much grow loads of different meals in such a small space and it looks nice and we're able to still relax out you and we & # 39. Ve got strawberries, Chili's, we've got some flower seeds.

If we want to have some flower seeds later on, there is radish spring onions there. A lot of different salad leaves this Chinese lettuce leaves we & # 39. Ve got some broccoli or Calabrese or igano with a three tomato plants.

Here we've got some chives cucumber. More salad leaves because, as I said earlier on, salad is expensive to buy. We & # 39. Ve got some chard. We have a bucket of potatoes, some peas, some sweet corn and some sage.

So there's. Lots going on in this garden know that later on, we are going to be able to harvest and eat and considering this was such a bland spot. Now it's, become quite relaxing because of all the plants around here we'll, get some lighting up and we can actually utilize this space and eat from it as well.

So if you have a patio garden there's, no reason why you can't be growing your own foods. I hope you & # 39. Ve enjoyed this video of growing vegetables on your patio or balcony, with miracle-gro performance organics.

Their motto is: if you love your plants, they will love you back. So if you want to learn to grow twice as big organically, then pop down to the description below and check out all the links for further information, if you & # 39, ve got value from this video you can subscribe here and when you'Ve done that this is the next video you should watch, which will show you how to retain moisture in the containers that you're using.

I'm Toni, o Neill, and this is simplified garden. Where show you how to garden in a simpler way, remember folks, you reap what you sow and I'll, see you in the next one bye-bye, Something I am always told by new gardeners or those who have just purchased their own property.

Is it’s. Ok for to grow your own vegetables with all the land that you have., But in this episode I have teamed up with Miracle Grow, to be able to show you that, with a small patio of just 10 ft by 10 ft, you can grow all your own.

Nutrient-Dense organic vegetables for use in your own home., I’m Tony O’Neill, and this is Simplify Gardening., Where I show you how to garden in a simpler way.. If you want that perfect garden to relax in or just want to grow your own nutrient-dense foods.

Then start now by clicking the subscribe button and the bell icon., Then click all to be notified. Each time I release new content just like this.. When you start your garden, it’s a great idea to start off in a small garden.

, Because it allows you to hone your gardening skills, so you can get better. Now. This is why I am using this space here, which is a 10ft by 10ft patio., Its shaded, but we can still grow really good quality, vegetables here.

And we can still grow nutrient-dense vegetables In this day and age. We are all looking for better health and nutrition, and it was important to me to remain organic. Now I want to be able to still have a productive garden while being organic and having good nutrient-dense foods for me, and my family.

Now it’s also important for me For it to be quick, easy and low maintenance., And to do this, I am going to use pots and containers of all shapes and sizes.. Now, if you’re looking for it to be functional, then any pot or planter can be used.

. But if you’re looking for it to be esthetically pleasing, then you can go right out and use your natural flair and design the whole area., But being productive and functional and easy is of paramount importance.

. Now what I really like about this range from Miracle Grow is the fact that all the packaging for these products is 100 % recycled products and the bags themselves that hold the compost are 30 % recycled.

So you’re not only doing your bit for the planet., But your also being able to grow your own foods organically as well.. Not only that All the of the products within the packaging is all plant based.

And it is totally organic. Its safe for pets, children and the environment., And some of the products are even able to be used by vegans also.. So some of the products that I am using today will be the all-purpose organic compost.

. It will also be the fruit and vegetable compost.. We also have some feeds here that I am also going to be using, which is like a pelleted, all-purpose feed and we’ve got a concentrated liquid performance, organic feed for flowers and vegetables.

So we are going to be using these products in this part of the garden.. Now being the beginning of April, we can’t just put the seedling straight out onto the patio area, because if we have any frost it’s going to kill them straight away.

, So if you have a windowsill or propagator, then you can sow some seeds and use those to Be able to bring them on. It’s important that we look at being able to manage and plan for our future crops. In such a small area like this it’s really important that we get value from our space.

, And with that in mind, we need to consider the Type of crops we are going to grow., We need to grow high value crops so that we can get something to eat on a daily basis, but also something that would normally cost a lot more in the shops.

. The following crops would make good candidates for our garden because they are relatively expensive in the shops.. These will be things like herbs, salad, greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, dwarf French beans.

We could put in some small zucchini or courgetti whatever you want to call them., And even we can grow one little tub of container potatoes. And depending how much light you get in this garden, you could even grow chilies and even fruit, like strawberries.

, Think about vegetables. That would be part of the meal or even the meal itself., And I would even consider, like I said, potatoes, because they can grow really well in a container.. It takes up no space at all and you can get quite a few meals out of a container.

. Typically, I get about 15lb of spuds out of one of these containers.. So now we know exactly what we are going to grow. We can start to sow our vegetables. Now, whether you are buying plugs from a garden center or growing your own from seed it’s.

Pretty much the same thing.. What we can do now is take some of the Miracle, Grow performance, organics compost and we can fill a seed. Tray. Sow your seed very thinly and cover with a fine layer of vermiculite or compost.

Use these tips to make your progress. A little easier., No 1 Pre-water the compost, so you don’t wash the seeds out when watering. No 2. Sow your seed thinly and no more than twice the depth of the seed.

And No 3. Cover with a fine layer of vermiculite or compost which will block out The light but will allow those seeds to germinate easily. Once you have sown your seeds, place it on a south facing windowsill or in a propagator to germinate.

. Seeds usually require 21˚C or 70˚F to germinate. Chilies, however, will require 26˚C or 86˚F., As the seeds start to germinate, it’s really important to pay attention to the light levels Now living in the UK.

We are usually overcast or the sun is very low., So light levels - aren’t great. Now as seeds germinate, they will stretch looking for light, and this will give you leggy seedlings.. If you notice this, it is important to take action and prevent those seedlings going leggy.

. So you may have to supply supplement lighting in order to keep your seedling. Nice short and stocky.. Seedlings are now at the potting on stage, but it’s too early for them to go out just yet.. So we need to do is to transplant these seedlings into their own pots.

. Simply take some Miracle Grow performance, organics, multipurpose compost and place this into a pot, create a hole in the center.. Once you have done that, you can literally use a pencil grab. Your little plant by its leaf and lift the plant out and place it into the hole that has been created for it.

Firm, the soil around this plant and give it a little water and allow to drain. Once it’s fully drained. You can place it back onto the windowsill or onto the propagator, and you simply continue with the rest of your plants.

When the weather is conducive to plants being outside. This is typically around the middle of May for us.. We can take our plants and we can fill the desired containers that we are going to use with. Some Miracle Grow all-purpose compost.

, And we can transplant our little seedlings or our little plants out into our containers where they will continue to grow for the rest of their time.. The great thing about this compost from Miracle Grow performance organics is the fact that it will feed your plants for the next 3 months.

So you are not going to have to feed lots., But as the plants start to grow, they will use up this feed and we will then require to feed those plants in order to keep them healthy.. Now we have planted our plants.

We now need to take into consideration where we want to put them around the garden.. Consider the lighting of the garden.. Now things like leafy greens don’t require as much light as something like a fruiting tomato.

Leafy greens take an indirect light, so we can put more in a shadier area of the garden, whereas things like your cucumbers and your tomatoes, those fruiting plants. Well, they require more sun., So put them in the sunnier position of the garden.

. Another thing to do is to consider the size of the mature plant because a lot of new gardeners they tend to plant things way to close as seedlings. They think that oh well that’s enough space., And then they don’t realize that when these plants mature, they get much bigger.

So consider your spacings. And Tip No 3. Is if any of these plants require a support structure. Then now is the time to get it in., Because by putting in a cane for a tomato, for example, if you wait until that plant matures a bit you’re going to damage the root system, doing it so get them in now, and then that support structure is There ready for the plant to utilize as it’s, required.

Now or feeding the compost that we used is going to feed for the next 3 months. But as that starts to get used up, or we start to see any signs that the plants are struggling for feed, Then we are going to use a couple of other products.

. Now we have a couple of options. We have a granular feed that we can use, and this is good for all plants, including vegetables., And we can just scatter this across the surface.. And if we have anything else that we want and to get a feed in straight away.

, We can use a liquid feed also. And the good thing about a liquid feed is. We can use it as a folia spray, and this will help to get those nutrients into the plants much much quicker.. The great thing about this is it’s all been tested with science, and it will show visible results within 7 days.

. The other thing is it’s pet child and bee friendly and, as a beekeeper, that’s something I am happy to hear. Now for watering your containers. Well, this is going to be one of your biggest tasks.

Watering containers takes up some time, but it’s well worth it.. Now there is some things you can do in order to make life easier like mulching or what have you like? I have spoken about in other videos.

, But the main thing about containers is they heat up in the sun, so they are going to dry up and of course they don’t have lots of surrounding soil around them.. So this will be one of your biggest tasks as time goes on.

Now is keeping those containers moist at all times.. Now there are lots of ways you can do this, you can use a watering can or a hose pipe.. I am lucky here. I have a tap straight in this area, so I can use water direct from that.

. But if you want to go hands free here, you could even set up a drip, irrigation system and run just little drip tubes to all of the planters here. With harvesting a garden like this is limited in space.

. So we need to apply some tactics that can make our harvests go a little bit longer. An example of this would be lettuce leaves if we were to grow, cut and come again lettuce. This would give us future harvests after we have already harvested one lot of leaves.

. Another way would be to remove the outer leaves of lettuce that isn’t cut and come again.. Now what this does? It allows the plant to continue growing, but we have a harvest of leaves that we can use in a salad or some meal.

. Another tip here is to pick vegetables as they become ripe., Especially things like tomatoes and cucumbers., Because if you allow a ripe fruit to stay on the plant, then that plant thinks its job is done and it’s going to turn to seed, and it will end that Plants life.

, Whereas if you’re constantly harvesting those fruits, it will continue to produce right up until the first frosts., Although it’s really early in the year due to the timelines and schedules that we needed to get this video out to you, guys.

It’s hard to show you What the full extent of this garden is going to be like and the harvests that we are going to have from it.. However, over the course of the year, we will come back and look at how this garden is doing.

. That way, you can see the benefits that you can grow nutrient-dense foods in a small 10 by 10 patio area. You don’t have to be limited by size., So in this 10 by 10 small patio, as you can see, we got loads of fruit and veg in Here.

, You can pretty much grow loads of different meals in such a small space. And it looks nice and we are able to still relax out here. And we’ve got strawberries. Chilies we’ve got sunflower seeds. If we want sunflower seeds later on.

, There is radish spring onions. There are lots of different salad leaves. There is Chinese lettuce, leaves. We’ve got some broccoli or calabrese. Oregano. We have got 3 tomato plants, here. We’ve got some chives cucumber.

More salad leaves because what I said earlier on salad is expensive to buy.. We’Ve got some chard. We have a bucket of potatoes, some peas, some sweetcorn and some sage., So there is lots going on in this garden.

Now that later on, we are going to be able to harvest and eat., And considering this was such a bland spot, it now it’s become quite relaxing because of all the plants around here.. We will get some lighting up and we can actually utilize this space and eat from it as well.

. So if you have a patio garden, there is no reason why you cannot be growing your own foods.. I hope you have enjoyed this video of growing vegetables on your patio or balcony, with Miracle Grow Performance Organics.

Their moto is, If you love your plants, they will love you back.. So if you want to learn, grow twice as big organically, then pop down to the description below then check out all the links for further information.

. If you have got value from this video you can subscribe here and after you have done that this is the next video you should watch., Which will show you how to retain moisture in the containers that you are using.

I’m Tony O’Neill, and this is Simplify Gardening, Where I show you how to garden in a simpler way., Remember folks, You Reap What You Sow and I will see you in the next one. Bye, bye,

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