California Garden – January 2019 Garden Tour – Gardening Tips, Harvests & More!

Welcome to a beautiful, sunny day here in
southern California. We have a lot of gardening tips, winter harvest,
some things for you to do, and some cool gardening products in this episode. So, sit back and enjoy this episode on the
California Garden in the month of January. We will begin with the garden tour. We will look a the harvest we made this month. We’ll have some things for you to do in your
garden. We’ll look at some cool gardening products
available. And we will announce the winners for the seed
packet giveaway. So, let’s begin with the garden tour starting
with the raised beds. We have the Black Cobra pepper that we overwintered
and it’s growing pretty well. Right next to that we have our cauliflower
plants. We had a lot of cauliflower plants growing
here and we made a lot of harvests as you will soon see. You can see that the cauliflower heads are
showing up and they’re pretty good looking cauliflowers. Right next to the cauliflowers we have some
beets as well as some kohlrabi plants. These are the purple kohlrabi plants that
we just planted and they should be taking off very soon. We have some more beets right next to that. This is the Red Baron beet plants and, as
you can see, they are growing pretty well now. Right next to the beet plants, we had our
beans, the pole beans that we’re growing. It’s pretty cold now and you can see that
we have removed the pole bean plants. On the other side we have pea plants that
are growing very well on the trellis. Right next to that we have our broccoli. This is the Green Magic broccoli plant and
these broccoli have yielded very well this month. Right next to the broccoli plant, we have
some radish plants that are still growing. These are the winter radishes, the long, white
radishes and they’re growing very well as you can see. We did harvest a lot of radishes from this
bed as well as the other beds. Right next to that we have the onion plants. The onions have also grown pretty well in
the last month, as you can see here. Still need to remove some weeds around the
onions. Right next to the onions, we are growing potatoes
in trenches. Now, this is the other approach of growing
potatoes, which I promised I would cover in one episode and, hopefully, these will grow
into potato plants very soon. And that concludes the tour of our raised
beds. Let’s now move on to the containers. In our containers, we have the Little Prince
eggplant that is growing and this is also overwintered and it should grow very well. And we have our Swiss chard plants. We have both the red as well the green Swiss
chard plants that are growing very well and we’ve been harvesting Swiss chard every now
and then as we need it from these plants. We also have the cabbage plant that is growing
and it’s developing into a cabbage bud, as you can see here. We also have our garlic plant, as you can
see here. The garlic plants have now shown up, they’re
growing pretty well. We don’t have a lot of updates in our containers
so we’ll move onto the next section which is the harvest that we made this month. So, let’s look at the harvest we made this
month starting with the banana flower. This banana flower is from our Rajapuri banana
plant and, as you can see here, it’s very beautiful and there are a lot of things you
can do with the banana flower. So, look up some recipes on how to use the
banana flower. Broccoli. We had the Green Magic broccoli plants that
were growing in our raised beds and we harvested a lot of broccoli from these plants. In my experience, the Green Magic broccoli
is almost as good as the Sun King broccoli that we tried last year, if not better, I
think. This is slightly better. The size of the heads that this plant produced
were slightly better than the Sun King hybrid broccoli and this is a very delicious broccoli
variety. We were able to harvest a lot of large heads
from this broccoli plant and even after you harvest these large heads from the broccoli
plant, the plant’s will continue to produce broccoli. They will produce smaller sized broccoli all
around the plant once you harvest the main head. This was one of the questions that a lot of
you asked me. So, yes, even after you harvest the main head
of the broccoli plant, you can still keep harvesting the broccoli for the rest of the
season. Now the first head is definitely bigger than
the other heads that you will get but this is a very abundant producers. It’s a great broccoli variety and something
that I highly recommend that you grow in your home garden. Now, once the broccoli starts to mature or
to flower, you can see that there are some small, yellow bud or flower-like structures
on the top and that’s perfectly fine. This is still a perfectly good head of broccoli
and it’s very nutritious and excellent in taste. Moving on to cauliflower. The first cauliflower heads that we harvested
were the crispy kinds. These are the heads that you won’t find in
your grocery stores. They’re very crispy, especially if you stir
fry them. They taste amazing. We then resumed harvesting our other cauliflower
heads as well, as you can see here. Now, this is a smaller cauliflower head, but
home-grown cauliflower is quite good tasting, it’s fresh, it’s organic, and it’s natural. So, even if you’re getting smaller heads from
your cauliflower, you should still grow it in your home garden. The cauliflower greens are edible as well. They taste amazing. We were growing a couple of cauliflower plants
in our containers and, as you can see here, the size of the cauliflower from the containers
is not that big. They are medium-sized heads, but they’re still
very nice, very delicious. So, containers are also a great option to
grow cauliflower heads in. As you can see here, the cauliflower head,
this one is a smaller one but still, if you can grow two cauliflower plants in one container,
you can save up on a lot of space. Now, in the raised beds we got the best cauliflowers
that we harvested and, as you can see here, the heads are pretty large and it’s almost
perfect. This is almost a perfect-looking cauliflower,
as you can see. Unlike broccoli the cauliflower plant will
produce one head. Now, when of our YouTube viewers mentioned
that the cauliflower plant does produce additional, small cauliflowers around the plant but most
likely we’re gonna be removing these plants after we harvested the first bud. Moving on to Moringa. We harvested a lot of Moringa pods from our
Moringa tree. For those of you who are not aware of Moringa,
it’s a super food. It has a lot of vitamins and minerals, so
it’s something that I highly recommend that you try out. These Moringa pods are delicious, you can
boil them, you can cook them with lentils and spices and they taste amazing. As you can see here, the pods are quite nice. Moving on to our Washington navel oranges. Our plant yielded a lot of oranges this season
and as the tree grows, the number of oranges that you can harvest from the tree go up significantly
and we harvested dozens of oranges from this tree. As you can see here, very beautiful-looking
orange, extremely sweet, extremely delicious. Compared to other citrus varieties, I think,
oranges are very good yielders and you can harvest a lot of oranges. They are pretty large in size and their sweet
and delicious. So, the Washington navel oranges, one variety
that I can recommend that you can try growing in your home garden and this is a dwarf tree
and still yields a lot of oranges. Moving on to peas. We were growing these peas on our trellis,
on our easy trellis. As you can see here, they have yielded quite
large pods and you have to grow a lot of pea plants to get a really big harvest but I was
happy with the amount of peas I got from just a few plants here. Now, moving on to radishes. This is the harvest from the container. As you can see here from just this whiskey
barrel container, we were able to harvest three large radishes and maybe I could have
grown even four or five in this container. They grow pretty well. And, as you can see here, really good-sized
radish. This is a pungent radish variety, the white
radish variety and it’s known by different names: the minowase, the daikon. All are very similar. The daikons are usually larger and we planted
the same radish variety in our raised beds as well and we got a pretty good harvest from
our raised beds. Now, this radish variety does take longer
to grow compared to the red or the 30-day radish variety but it does grow into really
large radishes, as you can see here. Some of these radishes can grow even on tough-clay
soil. Although we have good soil in our raised beds,
even if you have not-so-good soil, you can try growing these radishes. They will, literally, drill through the soil
and give you really big radishes. This is a pungent radish variety, again, it’s
not as mild as some of the other radish varieties, but it has a really good radish taste and
very crispy and very delicious. We were also growing the French Breakfast
radish variety, as you can see here, which is a quick maturing radish variety. This red radish variety that you see. These were growing pretty much on top of the
compost, we added a lot of compost to this bed. As you can see here, you can harvest a lot
of radishes from just a small space. This is a little milder than the daikon or
the minowase radish and extremely delicious. Here are some more radishes. This is, again, the white radish that we harvested
from the raised bed and, as you can see here, quite a large-sized radish. The white radish variety is significantly
larger than the other varieties. As you can see here, beautiful-looking radish
that’s fresh and delicious. Here, once again, you can see this is an extremely
large radish, some of the biggest radishes that we harvested from our raised bed. As you can see here, the radishes that we
harvested are of great quality. They yielded a lot of radishes and this was
pretty much are biggest harvest for this month. Moving on to Swiss chard. We had our Swiss chard plants growing in this
container for quite a long time now and both the red as well as the green Swiss chard were
available for harvest almost around the year. As you can see here, these are beautiful-looking
leaves. The Swiss chard is very similar to spinach
in taste, if not better, and it has a lot of vitamins and minerals. You can eat them raw. You can cook them. Overall, a great plant to grow. And moving on to our Dancy tangerines. Our tangerine plant was loaded with tangerines,
as you can see here. We had a lot of tangerines growing in this
plant and we were able to harvest dozens of tangerines almost every week from this plant. There are still hundreds of tangerines, as
you can see here on the plant. So, it’s a very high yielder, a very high
producer. I don’t know if it’s the great, fertile soil
in our neighborhood or just the variety of tangerine that it is. We were getting a lot of tangerines from this
plant. You can see here, the harvest that looks pretty
nice and we shared a lot of these tangerines with neighbors and friends and we were still
left with a lot of tangerines. As you can see here, beautiful tangerines. They are not seedless, they do have seeds,
but they have a classic tangerine taste and extremely delicious. Now, while we were harvesting our tangerines,
we also pruned some of the branches because the tree had grown very large. Although this was a dwarf tree, you’ll still
need to prune the tree. So, as we were harvesting the tangerines,
we were pruning the tree as well. And it’s a good time to prune the tree after
you have harvested your fruits because the plant will be dormant for some time after
producing the fruit. Between winter and spring, you have this window
where you can prune your plants, you can prune your fruit trees, and this a good time to
start pruning your fruit trees, whether they have produced fruit or whether they have not
produced fruit this year. That’s also perfectly fine. This is a good time to prune them. Moving on to turmeric, we were growing this
turmeric plant or turmeric plants, a lot of them in this container, and it was time to
harvest them. Now, these plants were growing for about six
months or so. Turmeric does take a long time to grow and
it starts growing in the late spring season and then it continues to grow ’til the winter
sets it. So now that the temperatures are cool, we
thought it was a good time to harvest the turmeric from this turmeric plant. You can see the rhizomes here, they’re very
nice looking. The soil was very closely attached to the
roots for this plant, so we just washed the roots a little bit. After washing the roots, you can see the turmeric
rhizomes, the tubers that are there below the plant. Turmeric is also a super food. It is an antioxidant. It has anti inflammatory properties. It has a lot of vitamins and minerals and
is very good for your health. So, by growing turmeric at home, you get fresh
turmeric that you can harvest and then use it for various purposes. You can grow a lot of turmeric from just a
small container. As you can see here, we grew this turmeric
plant in this container and we got a lot of turmeric out of it. Here you can see the turmeric. It looks beautiful and this plant produced
a lot of turmeric for the size of container it was growing in. This is how our turmeric harvest looks like,
beautiful looking tubers, as you can see. You can even use the leaves, although our
leaves are quite dry now, but the turmeric itself looks beautiful. Now what are we gonna do with this turmeric? We’re gonna dry it in the sun, as you can
see here, we’ve chopped it up and we are drying it in the sun. You could use a dehydrator if you want, and
then we’re gonna make turmeric powder out of it. Now, let’s look at the things for you to do
in your garden this month. We pruned our Moringa trees and we also pruned
some of our other fruit trees this month and this is a good time to prune your trees once
you’re finished harvesting the fruits. This is a good time to start pruning them
and this keeps the tree in shape and makes it easier for you to harvest the fruits. We got a lot of Moringa leaves in the process
and what we are doing is drying the Moringa leaves and then converting it to Moringa powder,
which is very nutrient rich and is also a super food. So, you just dry the Moringa leaves in the
sun and once they are dry you can blend them into a powder and then use it in smoothies
or any other drinks. They taste amazing. What we are also doing is removing the side
shoot from our pineapple plant. Now, you have seen this pineapple plant in
our previous video where we showed you the pineapple journey and here you can see they’ve
started growing roots at the base and what we’re doing is transplanting this to a separate
container so that this pineapple plant, which was attached to the main plant, can now grow
as a separate plant. Since this already has roots, it will start
rooting right away and we planted this in this container where it will grow on its own. We’re also starting some summer vegetables
like the container Little Prince eggplant in the seed-starting cells. This was one of the best eggplant varieties
we grew last year. We are also planting the Anaheim chili peppers. We were very impressed with the quality of
the peppers that the plant produced. We trying some new tomato varieties, as you
can see here. These will grow into the seed -starting cells
as well. We’ll see how these tomato varieties come
up this year. We’re also planting some snake gourds, thanks
to one of my friends who gave me snake gourd seeds. We are planting snake gourds this year. Now, let’s look at some gardening products,
starting with Lowe’s. Our local Lowe’s was closing and we saw that
a lot of products were heavily discounted, including gardening products. Now, Lowe’s is closing a lot of their locations,
so if you live in an area which has a Lowe’s that’s closing, you can get some good deals. At your local Home Depot, you can see that
they have a lot of rose plants, bare-rooted roses or even potted roses, as you can see. These are excellent rose varieties that you
can plant in your home garden this month. Even at your local Albertson’s, you can see
some very interesting plants, as you can see here, beautiful looking ornamental plants. I was actually quite surprised with the variety
of plants that were available at my local Albertson’s. They’re quite cheap as well. If you want to try out some interesting plants,
head over to your local grocery store and see what they have. Costco has started stocking up on some plants,
as you can see here. This are the local chrysanthemum plants. They are very amazing. They grow very well. We have a lot of these plants as well. And this is the money plant. It’s a very interesting ornamental plant and
I saw a lot of customers buying this plant and taking it for their home garden. If you grow this plant, do put in a comment
below and let us know why you grow this plant. We also had a lot of other flowering plants
at Costco, as you can see here, beautiful looking plants that you can grow in your home
garden. Now, thanks to those of you who participated
in the giveaway. We chose two winners from all the entries
and our first winner is Jamie Rose Art. Congratulations on winning. And we chose one more winner and the other
winner is Elines. So, if you are one of the winners, do contact
me to get your free seed packet. If you want to participate in future giveaways,
make sure you check the community tab. We will have giveaways going on in the future
as well. So, do check out the community tab for all
future notifications. Make sure you click on the bell button so
that you get notifications when we post on the community tab and that way you won’t miss
any giveaways. So, there we have it folks. That was our episode on the California Garden
for the month of January 2019. If you like this episode, do give us a thumbs
up and do put in a comment below and let us know what you are doing in your garden this
month. We’ll see you again soon. Happy gardening.

100 thoughts on “California Garden – January 2019 Garden Tour – Gardening Tips, Harvests & More!

  1. I really enjoy your garden and your videos. I'm especially interested in the containers and the raised beds. We have months before I can garden outside so I'm really enjoying your gardening.

  2. I guess its also a good idea to cut down your moringga tree…thats what i do with my moringga trees. Cut it down as tall as you. It will grow back after, and leaves/pods will be easier to harvest..😊

  3. Do you have pruned mooringa stalk? Which I can use to grow in my Sunnyvale garden. I am growing a mooringa from seed. But growing from stalk will be faster.

  4. Money tree brings good luck and positive energy. It’s an indoor plant and doesn’t need much care. I grow this from last year as decor plant in living room. It looks beautiful in any room.

  5. I must have missed when you first planted the broccoli and cauliflower, would have liked to duplicate it in zone 9b

  6. A little advice for preparing tumeric power: first wash them then boil them or pressure cook them then roughly crush them and then dry them in sun.

  7. Nice viedo clip of the kitchen gardening _ almost all virties of the vegetables are showing , nice tips you are giving according to the season wise , good thank you

  8. Very nice cap of the January activities and the garden tour. Right now it's winter here. I got Cauliflower, Cabbages, green peas, Radishes. Almost on the verge of harvest. Got good amount of Turmeric from my grow bags and so also ginger.

  9. Garden is looking fantastic. Loads of stuff already in. Here we are just on the edge of seed sowing for the coming growing season. I can't wait. I just love growing nutrient-dense foods. This you caught that broccoli at the right time, it was just about to flower. perfect timing. My hyacinths are just finishing in the house as I planted them for a Christmas Holiday display, but have more in the garden. I have a money plant and have it more of a backdrop for some of my videos. Not brought me any money yet though 🙁

  10. Love your videos already started making grapefruit and avocado, their germinating right now ! Can you show how to make rice or starfruit ? Your steps are simple but yet very helpful

  11. I am a newbie at the gardening. I am following your videos since last 6 months. You are doing a fabulous work. Its very easy to follow. This is the first time I will be growing vegetables from seeds. I am in Sacramento, CA area. My question is when do you start bitter guard and long guard seeds? Is it too late to start peas?

  12. Have u thought about having a both in the farmers market selling the surplus of ur fruits like the tangerine ? I bet this can be an excellent source of income the fruit tree seems to produce more than ur family and friends can consume God bless

  13. I just recently propagated a money plant! Except it was a Jade money plant, not like the one at Costco. I got a leaf from my friend at work. I am growing it because I want to try my hand at bonsai! 🌱

  14. We are moving soon so I'm waiting on so much stuff. I can't wait to have a garden that is tailored to what we eat!

  15. Did I miss that episode ? I want to try and get my moringa to grow into a tree from today. Your curry leaves info helped a lot now I need moringa help
    what fertilizer do you suggest and how often ?

  16. That was just a lovely video and very informative. I am purchasing a home this year and am so excited to plant my garden. Thank you for sharing your gardening journey.🌸

  17. all of my broccoli and brussel sprouts got over run by those grey aphids. any tips for eliminating those little buggers?

  18. I would love to see a detailed video for snake gourds…. I grow a "money plant" that is actually a pothos , it looks a bit different from the one you showed here. Its a climbing/vining variety that can be grown with minimum care indoors.

  19. I watch your videos in between medical school readings, you have the most relaxing and cathartic videos! Even though I have no garden space, no time, and don't live anywhere near Zone 10 😀

  20. You're an amazing gardener! Fun video. Those white radishes are stunning! What fertilizers / amendments do you use? Thanks.

  21. First it all, thanks for you videos, those are well done and with very valuable information! I leave in Houston and I will love to start my garden this year, i have started with prune seeds and now I have 6 healthy little plants that I hope to harvest in couple of years :-). I love an episode where you showed how to plant a GEM avocado. Since then I have try to find that tree but I only found Hass avocado trees available. Please let me know where I can buy the GEM or if you sell the ones that you have? thanks

  22. I’ve absolutely been loving and inspired by your videos. I am in zone 10a so it is really helpful to know what to plant right now by watching this video! I am so excited to start gardening for real, I would love to grow all my food some day.

  23. HI, I live in Fremont, CA (Norcal) and wanted to know if I can grow Moringa tree here and if yes, where do you suggest we get the seeds? Thank you.

  24. All of it looks perfect to me!i love the Daikon leaves fresh in a salad!so tasty!holy cow the citrus harvest!Where'd you score the sea urchin air fern combos? Herein Chicago, i am planning on Winter Sowing my plant starts. Cant do [email protected] -17😍

  25. It's really nice to watch your videos and know that you practically grow anything where you live. I live in a colder state and I am waiting for spring to garden again.

  26. I use lots of turmeric. I’m absolutely going to give it a try. Last year I got a ton of tomato’s from 3 different plants. All I did for fertilizer was use blended egg shells and coffee grounds. About every 3 months. I’m going to try again this year.

  27. I live in South Africa, but really enjoy your channel. I have only recently moved to our farm and am harvesting my first cherry tomatoes and baby marrows. Very excited!

  28. Shukryia Dhnywaad Thanks for uploading and sharing your story with your followers and friends on YouTube App today

  29. Hi, I live in Orange County as well in Orange and was wondering how would a Kwanzaa cherry tree do here? I’m new to gardening so just learning…

  30. We have some of the same plants planted, broccoli and cabbage but ours are not that advanced as yours. I don’t know if we planted them late or what. We are still newish to gardening and we are in the same general area as you.

  31. Beautiful banana awsome colour, broccoli was gud with its green colour, with large heads, will try growing it, cauliflowers are good, containers once are good and small for terrace gardening, drumstick my plant is very huge and giving lot of them, 🍊 looks beautiful, wanna tast, peas are gud in terrace i wanna try again, radish are good and need to try it, raised beds need to try, look at that huge radish very nice, radish french red was too gud in its colour, big radish nice, swischard was beautiful, tangereens vil that be able to grown in india?
    Tumeric we have got 5 kg yeild this year, nice tubers, we have to boil it, we use muringa fresh leaves in sambhar it tast to gud, pine apple we got 2 ,and very nice tour dear

  32. My moringa tree barely have any leaves on them, it's not dead, but I don't understand why not even a handful of leaves are on the tree. It is over 6 feet tall. Any suggestions and recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I am in California zone 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b and 10a, 10b. Please help.

  33. When is the best time to start planting seeds from vegetables, cold flowers, broccoli , white radish, peas? I am a first timer gardener. Would be helpful if I can get advice from you as I am one of you fan and subscriber.. thank you for sharing videos..

  34. Beautiful plants as usual! That's a lovely broccoli plant! I've grown sun king broccoli before and I've had great success with that variety. Oranges and tangerines are beautiful! I can't grow citrus fruits in my zone but wish I could. Your plants look healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  35. I see you are growing in the ground , do you have gophers in your area. I am unable to plant anything in the ground without losing it due to these damn pest , Tips and recommendations are welcomed.

  36. I’ve learned so much watching your videos. I’m a newbie to gardening. Would love to see a beginners tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts, and explaining soils and fertilizers.

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