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  • hello friends welcome to the California garden in the month of September this is

  • the month when summer is all but over and the cool weather sets in

  • we have divided our video into four sections in the first section we will

  • take a tour of the garden in the second section we will look at what's growing

  • in the garden in the third section we will look at all the harvests that we

  • made and finally we will look at the things to do in your garden this month

  • so let's start with the garden tour and the first bed we have the Emerald

  • okra growing that has produced a lot of okra

  • and right next to it where we had the okra plants growing

  • we harvested them and then we planted some onions

  • the tomato jungle is now actually looking like a jungle but the tomato

  • production has resumed in very high temperatures you might expect a

  • reduction in the amount of tomatoes you get but once the heat of the summer

  • season is down you don't get more Tomatoes this is the pumpkins bed and

  • then moving on to the amaranth bird where we had a lot of amaranth growing

  • you might have seen my episode on growing Amaranth where we have harvested a

  • lot of amaranth from this bed and moving on to the peppers and eggplant bed

  • it's the end of summer and the peppers and eggplants are still growing

  • they are producing very strong as you can see here the poblano peppers they're

  • looking great and this is a poblano pepper and then we also have eggplants

  • as you can see around here this is the purple eggplant and this plant has

  • produced a lot of eggplants so i made a separate video on this and if you want

  • link to the seeds let me know i will send you the link to some of these

  • purple eggplant seeds so that you can grow them in your garden

  • now let's look at what's growing in the garden we have white cucumbers that grew

  • very well in September these are a prolific cucumber variety that i

  • highly recommend and in the pumpkins bed or the melons bed we have the winter

  • melon that's growing it's also called the ash gourd and it's a great value to

  • grow in your garden

  • we also have the red pumpkins now my pumpkins didn't go very well this year

  • but I still got decent pumpkins from this bed now this is the Malabar spinach

  • this is a great spinach variety that will give you a lot of spinach during

  • the heat of the summer season it can be grown in spring, summeras well as

  • fall and is a summer crop this is the bitter gourd plant out of all the gourds

  • that are growing the bitter gourd did give us a lot of harvest compared to the

  • other gourds, so it's a great gourd to grow during the summers now let's look

  • at all the harvests that we made during the month

  • amarant this was a prolific grower this month we harvested a lot of amaranth the

  • whole month and the plants are still growing strong

  • white cucumbers were very prolific as well

  • they are growing this in a container and we got a lot of white cucumbers

  • and now towards the end of the summer season we are still getting a few

  • of them so the white cucumbers are not only very delicious i hope you try

  • growing them in your garden

  • I'm sure that you're going to like the taste of the cucumber as well and it's

  • also easy to grow them in containers here you can see the harvest

  • great-looking cucumbers that are delicious and easy to grow

  • and the eggplants the purple eggplants we harvested right through September a

  • lot of eggplants being harvested as you can see here and all our eggplants whether

  • we were growing them in containers or in raised beds produced a lot of

  • eggplants that we harvested right through the summer season and thru September

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  • and now moving on to the gourds the bottle gourd was one gourd that we

  • planted in containers as opposed to raised beds as we usually do and in this

  • whiskey barrel container it actually did very well you can see our first harvest

  • that looks pretty good and then subsequently we were able to harvest a

  • few more from this plant and if you haven't tried growing bottle gourd i

  • highly recommend that you try it out

  • it's a very delicious gourd that you can prepare in a lot of different ways and

  • it's also very healthy it does contain a lot of vitamins and minerals

  • so it's healthy and it's nice for you

  • Bitter gourds we were able to harvest a lot of bitter gourds

  • from this bitter gourd plant this is also growing in a container

  • and bitter gourd once again is something that you might have to try out before

  • you grow in your garden but if you do like the taste I can tell you one thing

  • for sure this is loaded with vitamins minerals

  • antioxidants and is extremely good for your health

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  • now moving onto ridge gourd which was the other good variety that we planted

  • this is growing in the raised bed which was right next to our wall and it

  • provided some good support now ridge gourd is another excellent good variety to

  • grow and you have to try it out before you grow it once you start growing

  • gourds like a ridge gourd I'm sure that you'll be pleasantly surprised

  • now Malabar spinach was one spinach variety that grew very well through

  • summer as well as in the month of September we were able to harvest a lot

  • of spinach from this plant and we were growing this in a container a whiskey

  • barrel container about four plants as you can see here they've vined out quite

  • a lot so one way to harvest Malabar spinach is to just trim the vines that

  • way you plant will be pruned and you will get a harvest of your Malabar

  • spinach as well the other option is to just harvest the leaves as you can see

  • here and as you keep harvesting the plant will keep growing and eventually

  • it will form flowers as you can see here that will form seed so you can grow a

  • fresh crop next year

  • okra we harvested a lot of okra from not only our container which was the

  • giant okra it was still growing strong in September but we also harvested a lot of

  • the Emerald okra from the raised bed now the Emerald okra is one of the most

  • prolific okra that I have grown and I highly recommend that you grow this okra

  • variety if you have grown it do let me know in the comments below or if you

  • have a specific variety that you like our viewers to try do let us know

  • and this okra variety the Emerald okra is also very delicious it's quite

  • resistant to pests except for aphids I did have some aphids on the plant and

  • it was easy to clean them with soapy water and just spray them down now this

  • is the harvest as you can see here the okras look excellent and they not only

  • look excellent have excellent flavor as well

  • the peppers we harvested this month

  • include the poblano pepper that you see here the Santa Fe grande pepper which

  • is an excellent pepper variety its hot as well and the hotter and very

  • delicious Thai chili peppers we were able to get a lot of these Thai chili

  • peppers and they were not only hot they were excellent in taste as well now the

  • pumpkins that you see here these are the red pumpkins we did not get a huge

  • pumpkin harvest this season but just a few but the quality was excellent

  • these are the small pumpkins

  • the baby pumpkins that you can grow in your garden

  • we also harvested the winter melon as you can see here it's also called the

  • ash gourd by some people but its the winter melon it's white from inside

  • and it's absolutely delicious

  • so when you winter melon reaches this size you can harvest it as you can see here

  • it's a great-looking melon and I'm sure that you'll enjoy the taste now moving

  • onto our fruits we have Arabian guavas that are growing and are producing

  • guavas this month so starting September we did get a lot of Arabian guavas as you

  • can see here they have ripened and they look yellow compared to the slightly

  • green ones the ones that are extremely yellow are the ripe and sweet guavas

  • and this is one of my favorite guava varieties and moving onto pomegranates

  • pomegranates have started ripening this year on this month

  • and as you can see here we've started harvesting them and we do have a lot of

  • pomegranates growing we are able to harvest at least one or two a day and it

  • still keeps producing so this is the wonderful pomegranate and it's of

  • excellent quality now let's look at the things to do in your garden for this

  • month the first step is to prepare your beds

  • and the way you prepare your beds is rake them nicely make sure all the weeds

  • are gone and add a lot of organic matter to your bed so that you're ready to plant

  • and it's a good time to start your fall vegetables we are sowing this utah jumbo

  • yellow onions in this bed

  • it's a great onion variety to grow in Southern California and it's also the

  • perfect time

  • so once your beds are ready you need to start sowing your seeds and before you

  • sow your seeds you need to make some rows so i'm just using this tool to make

  • some rows in the bed and then sow the seeds in a straight line now don't worry

  • about thinning the seeds you can thin the seeds later on once the plant emerge

  • and just cover the seeds well and then one the seeds are covered you just need to water

  • them and keep them moist till they germinate and we're also going to be

  • starting our cool season crops like beets and if you're growing in

  • containers and make sure you use a good organic potting mix i saw this one at

  • our local garden center and i'm trying to use it and i'll let you know how it

  • goes but it looks like it's a great quality potting mix its organic and

  • we're going to be growing our winter radishes in this container so it's a

  • good time to start the winter crops

  • so there we have it folks that was our

  • episode on the California garden in the month of September if you like this

  • monthly gardening series do give us a thumbs up for this video and do let

  • me know in the comments below what you are planning to do in your garden this

  • month I'll see you again soon happy gardening

hello friends welcome to the California garden in the month of September this is

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