These are some crazy unprecedented times We’re living in right now folks a lot of uncertainty out there. We don’t really know what’s going to happen. We’re all just kind of Holding tight and hoping for the best and this virus has certainly impacted some people a lot more than it has others We’re fortunate it hasn’t really impacted us a lot But for those of you that it has impacted we want you to know that you’re always in our thoughts and prayers And we hope everything gets better for you when we’re dealing with Uncertain times like these one of the most valuable assets Or skill sets that you can have is the ability to grow your own food. Now we haven’t gotten to a point where food is scarce in our country And I don’t know that we will but we definitely want to kind of stay away from large crowds and try to stay away from that grocery store as Much as we can and the ability to grow our own food is going to allow us to do that And that’s what we’re all about here on this channel. Our motto is “We Help You Grow Your Own Food” and Sometimes you guys help us grow our own food. We learn from each other this community where we can share ideas share gardening practices tips varieties all that good stuff That’s what we want to be here for to kind of brighten your day in these kind of uncertain times And so today I just kind of wanna take a tour around the garden show you what we’ve got going on and show you what’s sprouted since the last time I’ve seen you guys and Just give you something else besides Some of the you know news that’s on TV that’s not too happy. If this is your first time on our channel Welcome go ahead and hit that subscribe button down below and that bell button. So you get notified every time we come out with a new video and if you’re a frequent viewer of the channel It’s always good to have you back on our last couple videos we started our Warm season crop planting we got some squash in the ground first and then on the last video We’ve got some bush beans and some pole beans planted and I wanna show you how those guys are doing so far This is the plot in the dream garden where we planted those two rows of cucumbers on the end and four rows of squash in the middle there. And we’ve got some stuff coming up all ready took about six or seven days got some stuff coming up There’s a little cucumber right there. A few more right here so they haven’t all germinated but they’re coming and once all those cucumbers germinate then will put up our hortonova trellis like we did for our pole beans and our squash is coming up nice, we’ve got I don’t know probably half of those have came up so far There’s another nice-looking squash seedling right there, so Happy with this plot so far how everything’s progressing things are coming up once these things come up. They’ll start growing pretty fast We’ll end up getting some squash here, probably in about 35 days or so then we’ve got our Half a plot here where we planted some beans. Our pole beans aren’t up yet But they’re getting there, they should be coming up any time now We go on the other side of this trellis here we can see these momentum bush beans boy these things came up fast Just about four or five days they come up we can see that double row they’re starting to come together. Not all these have germinated yet but a good majority of them have and Really happy with the germination and I’m gonna have to thin these a little bit but that’s okay. Rather have to thin then go back and replant and then over Here we’re starting to get a few of these royal burgundy beans there’s one There’s another one to germinate still waiting on the rest of those. They seem to be taking a little longer then the momentum is definitely a fast germinating seed and then that royal burgundy Kind of behind it and these Kentucky pole beans seem to be a little bit behind them. So it’s always an exciting time when those seeds do germinate You know, you got good seeds. They got a good germ rate on them they’ve been tested recently, you know, they’re good seeds but you still kinda Walk out there every day and check has anything sprouted and check the progress and just when they do emerge from the soil Just gives you a good feeling that there’s gonna be some good tasting produce coming pretty soon. As far some of the other plots in the dream garden, we’ve got this guy right here that We’ve been harvesting some stuff out of right here’s where we just harvested all of our Brussels sprouts and kind of left those leaves on top of the soil. Still got some leeks planted right here, we’ll just be planting Around those we’re gonna put okra in this plot you can see that that leek growed there pretty dang crooked. I can wheel hoe a straight line but I have yet to figure out how to grow on a straight line. I obviously got a little wobbly. Here’s some savoy king cabbage We got most of that out of there had a few heads that just kind of busted and split on us we’ll need to chop all that up. We’ve got some collards here that I just planted because I had them. We’ve harvested a little bit but we got a bunch of collards on the other side of the garden So we may Just instead of just mowing these down we may harvest them and take them to the food bank or something like that. Just so somebody gets some use out of them, but we’re gonna get those out of there in addition to these Calendula flowers, which are still making blooms, but some of them are starting to look a little rough So we’re gonna get all this out of here except those leeks That’s where we’re going to do our okra trials till the spring on into the summer. Then we’ve got this plot here where I grew and absolutely sorry cover crop of winter rye this stuff should be a lot taller and a lot greener, but this soil here is just There’s not a whole lot in it, but we’re about to fix that with that truckload of compost over there That’s that good gin trash compost and we’re about to mow this down Till it one time put about a ton of that compost on there and that should make this soil a lot better cause we’re gonna plant sweet corn here on the next video. Now I haven’t quite decided what variety of sweet corn I’m gonna plant this spring. Maybe you guys can help me figure it out I know I want to plant one of those triple sweet varieties and we have four of those We’ve got the honey select, which is a yellow dad grew that last year So I’m not going to grow that one then we’ve got the Avalon which is a white triple sweet And we’ve got two bicolor triple sweets the Promise and the Providence. So I’m going to grow one of those three the Avalon the promise or the Providence so tell me in the comments below which one you think I should grow or which one you want to see me grow and We’ll try to pick the one that gets the most votes. And then this plot here is one I showed you on the last video where we’re going to put our peppers We got some of that gin trash compost spread there we need to come in there and till that up I just haven’t been in a big hurry to do that because We still got a little bit before our peppers are ready in the greenhouse So this plot here is just kind of chilling for right now And then this baby right here, which has kind of look the same for a while now Collards still doing what collards do still making I’m probably about to have to get this Dinosaur this Lacinto Kale out of here most of it is starting to bolt It just jumping to 85 degrees during the days just kind of threw it for a loop So I’m probably going to get that out of here I might plant some more beets Right there we also showed you in a previous video we Direct seeded some carrots here on these three rows and we transplanted some beets those transplanted beets have taken off Those things are growing so fast Looking so good and our carrots Although it came a gully washer after we planted them have germinated okay, considering we’ve got some see them right there They’re coming up I need to get in here and weed this and kind of bust-up this crust a little bit But those thought we’re gonna have a decent stand of carrots Although I was a little bit doubtful there for a few days speaking of fast-growing I want y’all to look at this pak choy right here we transplanted this on a Video a few weeks ago and look how quick that stuff has grown I told y’all this stuff grows fast it finishes in about 30-40 days or so in it I mean it grows an inch or two a day you can stand out here and watch it grow We’ve been keeping it watered with that drip tape in the middle. I probably need to Spray it at this point. I got a few bugs eating on it, but it grows so fast Sometimes the bugs can’t even keep up with it It stands the reason that they do but it always amazes me how much faster things grow this time of year than when we plant them in the fall and They’re growing in a time where the temperature is getting colder versus now is at a time Where the temperatures are getting warmer, you know, those beets, that Pak choy, even those carrots Grow off in almost half the time that they will as opposed to when we overwinter them. Now Let’s walk around the barn over here and see how our taters are doing So we’ve got taters popping up and every day I come out here a few more have emerged from the ground I do have this little Tripod sprinkler here. I haven’t gave them a ton of water, but every now and then every few days or so I’ll give them a light sprinkle just to keep that crust on the ground from being so hard so they can all Break through there you can see that crust breaking there That’s usually a good sign where a tater plant is going to emerge here in the next day or two if we walk down here we can see a few that have came up these are our French fingerling potatoes one there, there So it’s a little spotty at this point, but they’ll all come up eventually. Here’s one that’s just just now Deciding it’s going to bust through so we’re just being patient with these I don’t think we had a lot of them rot Even though we had a lot of rain after we planted them looks like most of them are gonna come up We’ll just wait and see We’ll make the best of what we got and over here on this bigger plot On this left side here we’ve got our Kennebec and then we’ve got a couple rows of those Yukon Golds and We haven’t got a lot of those coming up yet, but it seems like every year those are Those kind of later maturing potatoes are always the last ones to come out of the ground There’s one right there It’s kind of early to the party But our red potatoes, especially the ones down on this end for some reason Ones down on this end maybe it’s because it’s a little drier up here Maybe we did have some rot the soil but these on this end Are looking fabulous and these things are just growing really really fast Must be feeding off all them goodies we left in the soil from that cover crop and When I am may end up having to do is just kind of hill half a row at the time waiting on that part of the row to come up and then These guys here are gonna need hilling a lot sooner than those others. Now if you watched our row by row Garden Show this week And if you didn’t what’s wrong with you? But if you watched our show this week you saw we had some tomato plants that are ready to go in the ground So let’s go over here and look at the tomato plot Talk about what we did there what we’re gonna do Before we get those in the ground pretty soon this plot here is where we had our English peas and some lettuce. Now those English peas, they didn’t care much for that 85 degree weather. It started taking a toll on them So I got one good last harvest out of them. I got that trellis and got all that out of here got that lettuce What was left of it I just mowed it then I came in here Pulled up the drip tape. I couldn’t recycle this tape. I’d been using it awhile and had a lot of You know couplings on it and stuff So just going to have to replace the tape here But we got it tilled up nicely and we’re gonna go ahead and put some more of that Gin trash compost right here and just spread it over this whole plot. So I’ve got about five tons like good old black gold compost on the truck over there Ole boy loaded me up pretty good this time. So I’m going to put about a ton on that pot We’re going to put our corn probably put another ton and a half On where we’re gonna plant our tomatoes here And I’m gonna dump the rest on my compost pile and probably put that between my potato rows now when I plant tomatoes I usually use my FAD system furrow, amend, and drip and I only amend The row there where I’m going to plant But if I’m able to get this compost pretty easily and it’s pretty cheap at eighteen dollars a ton I’m just gonna go ahead and put it over this entire Plot here it can’t hurt anything and we’re not going to be planting all of our tomatoes at one time You know, sometimes we like to break things up a little bit. So it’s not, you know overwhelming We don’t spend a whole day out here planting tomatoes So we’re just going to plant a row at the time when we started these in our greenhouse We didn’t start them all on the same day and we kind of did that on purpose? So they would all be ready to transplant at different times So we’re gonna do you know? Maybe one row a week a couple rows a week until we get about four or five rows of tomatoes in here I’m going all in on tomatoes and beans this year It’s gonna be a good canning year around here and we’re gonna grow a lot of crops that we can can and preserve Especially considering what’s going on in the world right now. So that’s what’s going on around here right now a Busy busy time a lot of planting going on a lot of plot preparation going on Now considering all that’s going on right now. We’re not growing any more food than we usually grow. We always have all our plots Full for the spring we’ll do some cover cropping and give them a break You know, once the spring season is over with but we’re growing the same amount of food We always grow we may dial back and not sell as much of it and actually eat more of it considering, you know We want to limit our contact with the public and then these next few weeks or months So well probably eating out of the garden a little more than normal not doing any you know Take out a couple times a week not going to get a pizza or anything like that. Really Enjoying what we grow from our garden even more than usual So I’d really like to hear if this worldwide virus has affected any of your gardening plans out Are you growing a bigger garden than you normally grow? Are you growing different crops? Maybe more storage crops considering what’s going on and all the uncertainty out there let me know in the comments below if this worldwide virus has affected your garden plans any and what you’re doing how you’re Altering those plans as a result. Also don’t forget to let me know which variety of corn you want to see me grow It’s either going to be Avalon Promise or Providence, so let me know which variety you want to see me grow and we’ll tally up the votes and the winner is the one we’ll grow. Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and that bell button if you haven’t already if you enjoyed this video Give me a big thumbs up and go check out these other two videos right here. I think you’ll really enjoy those as well We’ll see you next time.