John from goes on a field trip to the home of Tino in Houston, Texas who grows the Big Fat Greek Vegetable Garden. You will discover how Tino grows food without adding any fertilizer or Soil Amendments.
In this episode, John will take you on a tour of Tino’s front yard garden and show you may of Tino’s techniques that allow him to grow on the free and cheap. Tino is a unique gardener that does not believe in many commonly accepted practices in the garden, and instead, comes up with his own gardening style.
You will learn the two ways that Tino starts his seeds to grow into full-size vegetable plants. You will discover how Tino grows the most food in the least amount of space. You will learn how Tino makes sure his plants are strong and seek out their own water and nutrients. You will discover one of the best time-saving tips for transplanting seedlings that can save you time. You will also discover how you can use 100% straight compost to grow your seedlings instead of a sterile seed-starting mixture. You will also learn how some common vegetables at the store can be used to grow your garden. You will discover how to best start seedlings in trays. You will learn how Tino is re-using an old ice machine to make a one-of-a-kind composter. You are sure to learn many other gardening tips and tricks that can save you time and ensure you have a healthier and more productive garden.
Finally, John will interview Tino at the end of this episode and ask him a few questions:
0:44:44 Why are you growing all this food here?
0:45:29 Why is it so important to communicate to your plants?
0:48:23 Why do you only minimally water and let plants fend for themselves?
0:50:42 What don’t you add compost and worm castings to your garden?
0:54:30 Why don’t you believe in using rock dust in your garden?
0:57:37 What are your thoughts on chemical fertilizers?
1:00:15 How can someone get ahold of you to buy vegetables or plant starts?
After watching this episode, you will learn more about how to garden without soil amendments and fertilizer. You will also learn many helpful gardening tips including how to start seeds.
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