With over 15 years of experience in the garden, Jeremy is sharing some of his best tips and techniques for growing a successful vegetable garden. Watch the videos below to learn more about organic gardening and getting the most out of your garden.
TIPS ON PLANTING VEGETABLE SEEDS
In this video Jeremy shows you how we strategically plant vegetable seeds to get the most out of our small garden. Visit our WHEN TO START SEEDS OUTDOORS post, where we’ve rounded up all the essential information you need to make sure you get your plants and seeds in the ground at the right time to ensure a productive growing season.
HOW TO BUILD HOOP TUNNELS
We use hoop tunnels constructed with plastic greenhouse film to create a warm environment for early season crops. By using hoop tunnels, we get our first crop several weeks earlier than would be possible without protection. Jeremy shows you how to build a series of PVC pipes fastened with conduit straps to the outside of your raised beds to construct the hoop tunnels. Read more about how we extend our garden season here.
HUGE YIELD IN SMALL GARDEN SPACES
Jeremy shares our process of thinning baby greens to use in salads. It’s a great way to get the most of your small garden space. Read more about our strategy here.
GROW HEIRLOOM TOMATOES WITH SHORT GROWING SEASON
Want to extend your growing season and grow heirloom tomatoes? Jeremy shares how to use Wall O’ Waters to extend grow tomato varieties that take longer to mature, including some of the best tasting tomato varieties. Read more about growing heirloom tomatoes here.
HOW TO BUILD A RAISED GARDEN BED
From preventing soil erosion to saving your back, raised garden beds are an efficient and effective way to grow your vegetable garden. Jeremy shows you how to build a simple raised bed for your garden. Read more about the benefits of raised garden beds here.
HOW TO POT-UP VEGETABLE SEEDLINGS
How do you know when to pot-up vegetable seedlings? Jeremy shows you how to transplant vegetable seedlings to bigger pots (“potting-up”) to give the roots more room to spread. From potting up to hardening off, watch these tips to get your vegetable seedlings ready for the garden. Visit our seed starting post to learn more.
HOW TO GROW TOMATOES IN CONTAINERS
Want to know how to grow tomatoes in containers or pots? We share our best tips for planting and caring for tomatoes in containers, pots and fabric grow bags. This year we’re growing dwarf tomatoes—a great option if you have limited garden space, want less maintenance, or just want to grow tomatoes in containers.
TOMATO PRUNING STRATEGY
The question of whether to prune has been long debated by tomato aficionados and gardeners tend to be entrenched in one camp or the other. The truth is, there is no correct answer, and a lot depends on the length of your growing season and your goals. At Umbel Organics we have developed a strategy that blends the benefits of each method in order to maximize yields while keeping plants manageable and healthy. Watch the video and read more about tomato pruning here.