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๐Ÿ…Live: 4 Things to do in the Garden in December โ›„๏ธ & Giveaway! (REPLAY)

December 4, 2019


hi everyone welcome to our livestream
today max here trying to get mapped to stay here to say hi to you guys
Mac come here Mac Mac here we go okay I wanted him just to come and say hi to
you guys he’s been running around all over the place out here this morning and
the dog next door he can hear him and he wants to go over and play but he can’t
do that until later so welcome to Monday’s livestream I hope all of you
guys that live in the US had a great Thanksgiving camera guy and I enjoyed a
couple of days off we took a little break from filming videos it was great
to spend time with the family hang out with friends we got to go out to eat
with some friends it was really fun so I hope you guys had a wonderful time as
well you can go play Mac welcome we have a break in the rain today here in
Southern California and we are supposed to get some more rain on Wednesday so I
know a lot of you are experiencing cold weather rain snow the airports are a
mess so hopefully you’re able to get some time in the garden whether it’s
with your indoor garden or your outdoor garden or maybe you’re just here for
some inspiration and some tips today we’re going to talk about three things
actually four things you can do in your garden in December happy December
everyone so that you can either keep on growing through the winter time if
you’re in a mild winter climate or get ready for your spring garden if you’re
in a cold climate and you’re already indoors for the winter so welcome we’re
also going to be doing a giveaway at the end of the livestream so hopefully you
don’t have to leave and you can stay tuned for the giveaway I’m also going to
be giving a little sneak peek of my new book read an excerpt from it so you can
see we have all kinds of fun things going on today so before we get started
I want to say hello to those of you here in the chat today thank you so much for
taking the time out to join me let’s see we have Cadell Jagger mass hello from
Surinam eeeww welcome an international viewer today thank you so much Patricia
Treadway Pat Sela Erna Fenton from Sydney another international viewer
Nisha from Northern California but I know
she’s on vacation in New York right now which is really cold rain Bea’s plant
and germinating is here every week sister Sarah from Sacramento hello
Darlene from East in oregon snow-covered Johnny Maserati
hello how are you Johnny cliff from Idaho let’s see mr. crazy cool it’s show
time yes it is let’s see who else is here let me scroll down in the chat
Gianna hi Gianna from North Carolina I love the book unboxing I’m so glad you
liked Gianna that’s so exciting we’re so happy to have my copy of the book here
in my hands and it’s gonna be really exciting when it’s available in three
weeks to all of you guys who have pre-ordered so I can’t wait for you to
read it Jackie ker hello from Chicago I bet it’s
cold in Chicago – Rebecca from Las Vegas alle entre P indoor growing challenge
yes hopefully Olli you are growing something indoors and we are going to be
talking about some indoor things today as well just Mac do any tricks yeah he’s
actually not usually allowed back here but I don’t have a whole lot planted
right behind me as so he gets to sit he got to sit back there this morning the
only trick he knows he has a Border Collie he’s actually very smart come
here Mac um our son and daughter taught him to shake with both hands so if you
say shake – he’ll shake with his right hand or right paw and shake one he
shakes with his left paw and then he lays down and then he gets a treat so I
think we could probably teach him a lot more tricks but that’s about the extent
of it so far so we do have a couple super chats here already sorry there I
got my finger in the camera um I know we had one from Brandon before it started
thank you so much Brandon and I can’t tap to get who the other one is from but
Christy if you saw that please let me know okay let’s dig right in I know we
have some people here from Germany Oh healing Barry the healing Barry
garden is here from Germany and I absolutely love it when she’s on here
we’ve gotten to be very good friends with her over on Instagram and I’m so
thankful that she’s here today I know it’s very cold there – okay so let’s
jump right in let’s talk about our first tip and Brenton thanks again for the
super chat he’s saying yay for a giveaway wonderful thank you so much
Brandon he’s here every week – and I know he got some snow over Thanksgiving
up in the high desert in California they got a lot of snow up there believe it or
not we actually can see some snow on the mountains from the LA area where we live
in it was it’s really beautiful right now
so first thing to do don’t think because it’s December you can’t do any gardening
or even prep your garden beds for spring the first thing you want to do is add
organic matter to your soil even if you’ve already got snow on the ground
when that snow melts or if you’re here in the southern southern US and you
don’t have any snow add some organic matter to your soil and what do I mean
by organic matter you want it you want to add a couple of things to your soil
now especially if you’re not growing in it to help it break down over the winter
time and that way when you get ready for spring planting you are gonna be that
much more ahead of the game so organic matter are things that can break down
over time in your soil – I’m really add to the soil fertility
and the first thing I have here you guys know I love using leaves in my garden
and this is the best free resource we don’t have tons of trees here but I do
collect leaves from the neighbors and when the wind blows we get a lot of
leaves so add some leaves to your garden bed if you can shred them up I’ve got
some here that are shredded I have a friend who gives me a bunch and shreds
them up with his um shredder but you can run them over with your lawnmower get
them as small as you can and then mulch your garden beds with them just spread
them a couple inches deep all over your garden wherever you possibly can and
they will break down over the winter time and add that good organic matter to
the soil and one of the best things I absolutely love about adding shredded
leaves is the worms the shredded leaves bring the worms in like there’s no
tomorrow they love them they love to chew them up
and then of course what a worms do they poop in your soil and they’re gonna add
all that wonderful worm castings to your soil which is free fertilizer your
garden beds are gonna be so rich and fertile comes springtime and if you’re
planting in them over the winter time it will help just give that extra layer of
protection for your cool weather vegetables and really help protect them
from the colder weather now the other thing I’d like to do you guys know how
much I love to make my own compost let me grab I’ve got some over here I’ve
got a compost pile going up at the top of the hill right now this is some that
I made over the summertime and what I also love to do is
spread compost over my garden beds anytime I can but especially during the
winter because the rains and if you live in a snowy area the snow will just soak
it right in there to your garden beds and just make again make your soil that
much more fertile if you’re planting your garden beds over the winter of
course it’s going to add those extra nutrients because most likely your soil
is pretty depleted from growing everything in the summertime and it’s
going to need that extra boost to whatever you’re going to be growing over
the winter so I’ve actually got some seedlings started indoors I’m some
all-america selections varieties that I’m going to be planting right behind me
here I’ve just been waiting for them to get big enough I actually lost some when
we were out of town so I had to replant and hopefully within three to four weeks
we’ll be planting this garden but out behind me adding some compost and I’ll
be showing you guys I’m how to do that on a video the other thing guys I love
to add to my soil let me grab this here is worm castings all right I use worm
castings in a lot of my videos to show you guys how it works but these are
amazing it’s a great soil amendment and really not only helps keep your plants
healthy but it adds all the good beneficial bacteria and microbes to your
soil which really just helps the soil biology helps break down the leaves and
everything else that you might be adding to over the winter time and these things
are amazing so I think Kristy popped a link on where you can get these but I’ve
used these for several years and they really have great results these are the
Vermsterra worm castings so if you have your own worm bin you can add your
own worm castings but if you need some more these ones on work right as well
so definitely right now during December you want to be adding organic matter to
your soil and that way you’re going to be one step ahead
once the springtime hits you’re ready to plant or if you’re planting over the
winter time so and coffee grounds – I see some people popping in the chat
there that they like to add coffee grounds to their soil – so those are
also wonderful so now I’d like to hear from you guys in the chat what things do
you like to add to your soil over the winter organic matter wise to really
help prepare your garden beds for spring and max have
a good old time over here rolling around in the dirt let’s see if we can get a
good shot of him they’re having a good time it’s been really rainy here for
several days so he hasn’t been outside a whole lot so he’s really happy to be
outside here with me today so Nicole I love what you said here that
let me scroll back to your comment coffee grounds in large bulk are
available at your local Starbucks that is a wonderful wonderful tip if you guys
have never gone into Starbucks and taken advantage of that a lot of times they
will have them first thing in the morning just sitting by the door and big
ol bags and you can just go in there and grab as many as you can carry out to
your car and they’re great to add to your compost pile or you can add them a
right to your garden beds as well so definitely take advantage of the free
resources around your city if you don’t have a Starbucks just go into your local
homegrown coffee shop which I love those two your um your just small coffee shops
aren’t part of a big chain and ask them because it’s just waste to them they
need to get rid of it and most likely they will thank you for taking it off
off their hands so it’s a great way to take use of a free resource okay let’s
see here can you put dairy in the compost pile okay you don’t want to put
you can put eggshells which I believe technically those are considered dairy
that’s considered area but you don’t want to put like cheese or milk products
or anything like that or meat go back and watch my compost playlist I have a
comprehensive actually comprehensive video on composting and it details out
all the different things that you can and can’t put in your compost pile okay
it just got a small that from Louise hi Louise how you doing just got a small
compost bin for the kitchen didn’t realize how much you can use for your
outside compost pile yeah if you guys haven’t started composting you got to do
it and lose that’s great that you got a little one I keep a small little
ice-cream bucket Oh ice-cream bucket under my kitchen sink and just throw all
of my kitchen scraps in it and you can really cut down on the trash that you’re
throwing away filling the landfill with and instead you can turn that into free
black gold for your garden so you guys got to do it now you don’t
have to make a big huge compost pile if you don’t have the space this one here I
did a video I think was last year maybe the year before on how you can make
compost in a very small there’s a 5-gallon one of my CaliKim containers
but you could make it in this small little container if you just have a
small space outside on your on your deck or your patio and it really works well
you don’t have to have a big huge humongous space to compost so go back
and watch that video I’m just search compost on my channel
it’ll bring up the compost playlist and it has all different ways that you can
compost no matter how much space you have you can definitely make your free
black gold for your garden okay let’s see here
mr. crazy cool I love to recycle in the garden it’s so good for the earth
absolutely and isn’t a good feeling to know that you are turning something that
you would normally throw away that most people would throw away into something
that you can use to grow yourself some veggies it’s such a rewarding feeling to
know that you’re taking care of the environment taking care of your garden
at the same time and let’s see here when I rip all the paper in my house for
compost hubby gave me a look I tell them it’s the sound of saving money my
backyard one two three I love that how that is a wonderful way to way to handle
that one good job okay Jay hello from Frosty Michigan yeah I heard it’s pretty
cold out there so hopefully you’re able to stay work stay warm there okay let’s
head to the second tip here that what you can do in the winter time and is
here in December to help yourself prepare your garden for spring first off
you want to add organic matter to the soil second off is you want to excuse me
you want to plant some cover crops if at all possible now ideally you want to
plant cover crops before your ground freezes and I know a lot of you are
already into that time but we do have a lot of Sun they’re gardeners watching
and if you’re in the south you want to try and plant some cover crops in your
soil and what that is basically is just crops that you’re not necessarily going
to eat but you’re growing them to provide some cover for your soil to help
prevent erosion during the wintertime and also it will they will break down
you in the spring chop and drop them so you
just chop them up right in the soil let them decay for a few weeks before you
plant and then you’re gonna have that much more organic matter in your soil
feeding your soil helping your plants get off to a really good start come
springtime now cover crops are just about anything that’s a quick growing
vegetable or cover that you could add to your soil I like to plant things like
clover it’s a really fast growing crop it adds nitrogen to the soil you can
also plant legumes like beans and peas and even if you don’t get a lot of
sunlight or a lot of warmth where they’re not going to grow to to
vegetables that you can pick and eat they will still add that good nitrogen
to the soil and really help your soil be more fertile come springtime and even if
you live in a cold winter climate once you get a little thaw go out there and
throw some seed down you never know what might pop up or even come springtime
when it gets warm enough those crops might pop up and really help keep your
soil covered so add some clover you can get clover seeds at a lot of different
seed supply places legumes peas beans you can find on my seed shop and even if
you have just a bunch of lettuce seeds just look through your seed collections
your seat supplies and see what you have that are quick to grow that you can
throw down over your soil to protect it from erosion and then help your soil be
more fertile come springtime so first tip to do during December is add organic
matter second tip is plant cover crops okay so let me hear from you guys if you
have planted cover crops yet this year or if you’ve done it in the past and how
it’s worked out for you okay I’m Cheryl white I’ve heard that mustard is a good
cover crop also okay Cheryl I love planting mustard greens they grow very
very quickly so that would also be a great cover crop and they’re so pretty
and also super tasty to eat in your salads as well okay lose hi again hi I
grow only in smart pots do I need to do cover crops or just enrich the soil ok
lose if you’re growing in containers that’s a great question I don’t I don’t
think you really need to grow a cover crop in a
container you would be growing like you said just add some more things to your
soil add a little bit of extra potting mix to the top throw in some worm
castings and then whatever you’re gonna plant in there it’s gonna grow fast like
over the winter time you’re gonna be planning cool weather vegetables and I’m
sure I think are you in Arizona I can’t remember where you live but you’re
probably planting your lettuces your greens things like that things that
you’re gonna harvest and eat anyway so not necessary in containers unless you
have like a humungous container and you just want to keep it covered over the
winter time you’re not gonna be planting anything else in it okay soup did we
have another super chat okay was it Brandon thank you so much Brandon I
appreciate all your super chats today you’re here every single week and I
really appreciate your support thank you so much okay Shirley kay was
experimenting with my microgreens i watered my with worm tea in one
container and regular water in another the worm tea greens really grew larger
and faster okay Shirley I love love love that
you’re experimenting in the garden that is the best way to figure out what works
for you and you obviously found that with the worm tea is a wonderful
fertilizer for your plants so yes you were absolutely gonna see good results
with that especially when you’re growing in containers those container plants do
need that extra boost to really keep the nutrients going so they keep on
producing for you so I’m really glad you saw such great results I use the vermis
Terra worm tea and the good dirt plant food every single time I water my indoor
plants which I did that this morning and I just see wonderful results with it
absolutely love it so thank you so much for sharing that let’s see here I saw
another great comment let’s see here okay here we are
MJ RJ hi Kim Margie here from Cadiz Spain and I love to hear from people
from other countries I just think it’s so much fun that we have so many
international viewers here let’s see I lost it here okay I’m so happy to catch
you again you always inspire me with my gardening and love listening to your
voice always calming and not one week have to listen to you oh thank you so
much Margie that is such an encouraging comment
I really really appreciate that it always when camera guy and I hear those
comments it just helps inspire us and motivate us and just keep us going so
thank you so much here’s a great question for mr. crazy cool can you just
cover a raised bed with a tarp okay mr. crazy cool if you are wanting to provide
a little bit of extra cover for your raised bed to help it to help your
vegetables grow or just protect them at night if it gets really cold where you
live then you absolutely can cover them with a tarp to kind of extend your
growing season just a little bit however if you live where it warms up during the
day or even when it gets sunny during the day even if you live in a colder
climate you want to really keep an eye on it because though underneath that
tarp can really heat your plants up and cause them to die so in California if
we’re gonna get a freeze I might cover my raised beds or my containers and then
but I will uncover them during the day because it will get much too hot for the
plants now if you’re talking about just covering your raised bed to provide
cover if you’re not growing anything yes you can but that’s not really going to
add any extra nutrients to your soil so if you’re looking to add extra nutrients
planning a cover crop um it’s gonna be much better than covering your raised
bed with the tarp so it highly recommend if your beds gonna be empty why not just
plant some cover crops and then help improve your soil at the same time okay
third thing to do during December especially if you live in a southern
climate but even if you are where it’s freezing right now is plant some cool
weather vegetables okay so here in Southern California Texas Arizona all
the southern mild winter climates is the perfect time to keep planting don’t stop
planting just because it’s winter time because now we can finally grow some of
our cool weather vegetables so up until about two weeks ago it was eighty or
ninety degrees here and my cool other vegetables
yeah my cool weather vegetables just did not thrive so I planted a whole bunch
more about two weeks ago and oh I saw a super chat here from Janet oh hi Janet
thank you so much for joy today and for the $2 super chat that’s
amazing I appreciate your support and I’m so glad you’re here to join us on
our live stream chat thank you so much so a couple weeks ago I planted a bunch
more cool weather vegetables right out here in that long black container the
purple container all the containers here I had seedlings going inside the house
which I popped out here super quick before we left up for the Mandarin
festival and it’s only been in the 60s and 70s ever since and they are doing
wonderful so if you live in the mild climates get outside it’s gonna feel
great to be outdoors throw down some lettuce seeds wherever you can I threw
down some right before it rains last week so they’ll be popping up up on the
hill I planted lettuce and peas and all kinds of things up there and then I’m
get you’re cool with other vegetables like your broccoli or cauliflower I
plant a kohlrabi let’s see what else cabbage collard greens all kinds of
things and you don’t have to struggle so much to grow your cooler vegetables in
the wintertime here in the southern climates and it’s just gonna feel so
good to get outdoors get some cool weather flowers growing and you are
gonna absolutely love seeing those pop-up here over the winter time now I
know you’re I know what you’re saying it’s cold where I live my Gardens
covered with snow my garden is completely shut down
I get that grow something indoors now I know I’ve been saying this on almost
every single week but you’ve got to grow something inside because you are gonna
have so much fun when it’s cold outside you can’t get outdoors you’re gonna see
a little bit of go your garden inside and if you saw my Instagram post this
morning you saw that I had some lettuce going some greens growing under grow
lights and I brought some of them outside to show you today this one you
guys we planted just a couple weeks ago on our how to grow lettuce indoors video
this is a small little smart pot it fits right under the grow light I even have a
couple on my windowsill with microgreens and this is a little crop of lettuce I
think it’s a a red romaine lettuce so pretty soon as it gets bigger it’ll be
turning red and then you can harvest and eat from it in about a month or so so
you are gonna thank me in about a month when you’ve got some little
lettuce sprouts growing microgreens I didn’t bring out with me today but I did
bring out my herbs so lettuce micro green and herbs are my favorite things
to grow indoors so easy so here I have a little container of herbs also under
grow lights but these you can actually grow ups got a flower in here too that
popped off but these you can actually grow in your window so this is dill and
basil and I also have some basil my windowsill that hasn’t even been under
grow lights and how much fun is it number one it smells absolutely amazing
but these I can just snip off for my scrambled eggs for my salads for my
whatever I want to put basil in and we make up little pizzas or whatever and
it’s right there you’ve got that fresh taste and it’s gonna be so much fun so
all of these I do have seed collections for the herb collection the lettuce
collection the microgreens collection all seeds over on my website oh and by
the way happy Cyber Monday I hope you guys are all doing your online shopping
I am have I almost forgot I’m having a cyber monday sale
it’s a BOGO sale which is buy one get one so you buy one seed collection you
get the second seed collection of equal or lesser value for 50% off so it’s a
really good sale you want to head over to calikimgardenandhome.com get
yourself your indoor garden growing and it goes till tonight midnight Pacific
time use the code “cybermonday” to get your
your Seed Collections and then stock up for your friends too because how much fun
would it be to give your friend a little indoor garden you can get them the herb
seed collection the lettuce seed collection and I love this you can even
grab them a little CaliKim garden and home 5 gallon smart pots while you’re
there and then it’s like a whole little kit that they can grow for Christmas
time so it’s so much fun so whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors and
make sure you get some more seeds planted so the three tips so far fill
your garden beds with organic matter plant cover crops I got a look at my
notes here plant COO other veggies so before you move on to tip number 4 which
is a good one because that’s where we’re gonna do the giveaway I want to hear
from you guys in the chat see what’s going on and what you guys are growing
indoors okay moon shadow hi moon shadow my tiny green beans are falling off here
in eight zone eight Bakersfield nice and warm with rain okay that’s great yeah
Bakersfield gets hot in the summer and I believe it gets pretty cold in the
wintertime but the rain is just gonna make everything green so that’s gonna be
amazing here in California okay love tomato basil soup Nisha yeah I just had
some over the weekend it was amazing okay Nicole Rodriguez recommendations on
keeping lettuce from wilting okay if you mean after you harvest it
lettuce stores really well as long as you don’t wash it before you use it and
then I like to wrap mine in paper towels it’ll keep well in the fridge for three
to five days and believe it or not the lettuce that i use the worm tea and the
good dirt plant food on lasts so much longer than other lettuce in the past
i’ve grown without it it just keeps the plants healthier and it keeps longer in
the fridge so harvest your lettuce wrap it in a paper towel to absorb all the
excess moisture that might you know have condensation in the refrigerator and
then right before you use it take it out of the fridge wash it pat it dry as much
as you can and then make a salad out of it so don’t wash it until you use it
that really does help to keep it from wilting okay let’s see here one of their
comments do we have in the chat Karen Coulson how are you have you tried the
new shop lights they need no bulbs they come in it okay I’ve tried some that
come with bulbs but the bulbs are removable I’ve also tried some lights
that are square that are the LEDs they’re much they’re very high intensity
lights and yeah the lights are not removable those work very very well
I’m also Karen and moon shadow I’m so sorry I misunderstood your question you
now you’re asking why are my green beans falling off okay it could be moon shadow
it’s kind of a cold a little bit cold right now for green beans even where I
live here I still do have some beans growing
on that the trellis right there I’ve got some pole beans it’s probably hard to
see from the screen right there but um beans are very cold sensitive so we have
had nights down in the 30s lately the high 30s that’s just too cold for beans
they don’t like it cold they like it warm and as soon as it gets into the 30s
and 40s they are not gonna grow very well and most likely that’s why your
beans your flowers are dropping so you know try again in the spring once things
get warmer or like I believe who is a Brandon is growing some indoors they’re
super easy to grow and you grow them indoors as well okay so let’s get to
number four tip number four and this is probably one of my favorite tips and
hopefully it is for you guys too but tip number four what you can do in
December for your garden is dream of your spring garden and plan for spring
now I know a lot of you who are indoors you do a lot of dreaming and thinking
about your spring gardens as soon as that first snow flies and as soon as
that first frost hits which is always a lot of fun so one thing I love to do
over the winter time even though we don’t have much of winter here is just
kind of try and educate myself in the downtime like watch videos read garden
books dream of your spring garden even map out your spring garden there’s so
many great free garden planning apps one of my favorite is gardeners supply has a
free garden planning app on their website at gardeners calm and I’ll put a
link in the video description but you can even you can pick what the size of
garden that you have and it kind of gives you a diagram and then you can
drag and drop different vegetables that you want to be growing and it will pop
up with little information about that vegetable and how you can grow it so
it’s super handy and it’s totally free so go look at that at gardeners calm one
of my favorite things to do to dream and plan for spring to is read gardening
books and you guys know what I’m gonna say here right I just got my copy of my
book a few weeks ago if you haven’t watched the unboxing you’ve got to go
watch it it was such an emotional moment to open up my garden book but I love
flipping through gardening books not just mine but other people’s too I know
I’m one that I’m gonna be ordering is epic gardening
I don’t think a lot of you guys follow epic gardening on YouTube and over on
Instagram he’s got a new garden book as well so I want to hear what garden books
you like but this is my brand-new one and it comes out December 24th so I’m
very excited to share it with you guys and I want to read you guys the very
first paragraph of my book this is the first time I have read it on YouTube or
in public and it helps you dream about spring and see if catalogs are great too
Joanne I saw that if you guys have an order your Baker Creek seed catalog that
is absolutely amazing eye candy for the gardener tons of beautiful photos and
just really fun to look through so first chapter here guy isn’t the introduction
of my brand new book and I’m gonna read you the first chapter and I hope I don’t
choke up because I love this part it’s probably one of my favorite parts of my
book okay guys here we go helping you dream turning your dream into a reality
no experience required alright imagine stepping outside on a sunny
afternoon with a basket in your hands a cool breeze blowing birds chirping and
butterflies flitting around everything is colorful blossoming and lush you
stroll through your beautiful garden filled with crimson red tomatoes
multicolored peppers leafy lettuce bright kelly green cucumbers and squash
the size of baseball bats you take a deep breath the heady fragrance of mint
and lavender fills your senses you pause for a moment to take it all in and then
you eagerly begin what are you doing you’re picking dinner and look at Matt
he’s picking dinner right now – he’s eating some dinner I guess right from
your own backyard you fill your basket to the brim with colorful vegetables and
flavorful herbs you bring your basket overflowing with freshness and flavor to
your kitchen Mac what are you doing and you prepare a delectable garden to table
meal for your family you feel proud knowing that you are providing your
loved ones with healthy organic food that you grew yourself you know exactly
where it came from and what’s in it so that is what we are all growing for our
dream of growing our own garden grocery stores right in our
backyard and isn’t it a beautiful feeling to wander around and pick your
own dinner I absolutely love it so I want you guys to spend December dreaming
about your gardens if you haven’t pre-ordered my book here’s where the
giveaway comes in okay guys I know a lot of you have pre-ordered I absolutely
love that but if you haven’t yet here’s your chance to preorder it you can go
over to my website to pre-order it at calikimgardenandhome.com and a giveaway
today with the first five people who pre-order vermis erra has graciously
and generously giving away is going to be giving away to the first five
pre-orders today a half a gallon of the vermisterra worm tea and this is the
worm tea we’ve been talking about throughout the livestream it is
incredible a half gal of this amazing I don’t even know what the value
of that is but it goes a long way you can water your indoor garden with it or
your outdoor garden with it and I’m also gonna throw in a herb seed collection
which we’ve been talking today about growing herbs inside so head over right
now cuz these are gonna go fast and it is for us residents only but I am hoping
to have some giveaways in the month of December for the international viewers
as well so guys head over to my website pre-order this start dreaming about your
garden first five who email me your proof of purchase and your name and
address to Cal Kim at calikimgardenandhome.com will receive the half
gallon of vermis tara worm tea Burmaster will be shipping that out and a herb
seed collection from me so guys dream about your garden plan plan for your
garden in the spring and start going through your seeds indoors and start
organizing them now I don’t know if you guys are like me but my seeds are an
absolute disaster right now and if they are in sore need of going through
organizing putting them in maybe a file box or a special box that you can
organize it by type of seed or growing season and that way when spring
gardening season hits your seeds are organized you know what you have you
know what you might need to order so you can spend the month kind of planning on
that ordering your garden books ordering your your seeds that you might need for
your spring plant and really getting things ready because
as soon as January hits a lot of people do start their seeds in January I start
mine usually for Spring Garden in January even in December so as soon as
it’s about eight to ten weeks from your first from your I’m sorry from your last
frost date of the season you can get your spring seed started so a lot of
people that’s in January so definitely spend December getting things organized
planning and dreaming about your spring gardens and while you’re at it if you
would pre-order my my new gardening book coming out December 24th
I would absolutely be honored for you to have this part of your December reading
so I want to hear from you guys what gardening books do you like
I saw someone talk about the square foot garden that’s a very popular gardening
book as well and that’s available on Amazon and I see a lot of people here
commenting that they already pre-ordered my book thank you so much they’re
looking forward to the 24th when it comes out so that’s awesome so my book
is also filled with not only tips and tricks on gardening but a lot of
motivation and inspiration too so I know you guys are gonna absolutely love it
can’t wait to hear what parts you like the best so let me hear from you guys
yes Square Foot Gardening lose that is a great book Janet oh are you signing the
books I will have a stock here in my seed shop we will be offering signed
copies of the book but it won’t be till after book release stakes I won’t have
my supply until later in December so most likely the week after Christmas or
even right after the day after Christmas those will go on sale I’m not too sure
what they’re gonna be going from my websites I may combine them also with a
seed package like an herb seed collection or a lettuce seed collection
that’ll help you you know get started with something growing right away so
that’s what will be going on as far as signed copies go but I will be doing
book signings hopefully around the country come January February March in
the springtime okay Pat Sela preordered on the first day Thank You Pat Sela
Amazon says will be delivered the 10th okay I hope that’s true well the book
release date did get pushed back to the 24th the 10th was the original date so
that day may have changed I’m not aware that anything will be out
on the 10th but hopefully a lot of times Amazon the your your items arrive on the
day it releases so I’m hoping that you all will receive it that pre-ordered on
the 24th but keep your eye on your email because Amazon will update you for that
yes Pat Sela please do let me know I would love to to be updated on how that
goes okay let’s see what other the quarter
acre farm from the healing berry garden thank you give so much for sharing that
is nice and funny to read and who can’t resist a good funny garden book I mean
we all need a little bit more humor in my life okay Joe Campbell small plot big
harvest is another good one the only garden book I’ve ever bought so Joe
thank you so much for that recommendation I’m definitely gonna have
to look that up Square Foot Gardening is getting a lot of comments and by the way
if you guys haven’t watched oh no I’m not gonna build me over the name the
biggest little farm that’s what it is if you haven’t watched the biggest little
farm that farm is actually not too far from where we live take a look at that I
believe it’s on Amazon Prime I know a lot of you probably already watched it
we watch that oh my gosh a couple months ago and absolutely loved it so um let me
know if you like that because we loved it
okay ocean bound is vermis terra giveaway on orders through cali kim
ocean bound you can go to my website there’s all kinds of links on there on
where you can order including Amazon Barnes & Noble lots of international
websites in the UK and Australia so it doesn’t matter where you purchase it as
long as you send me a screenshot of your proof of purchase
to my email that’s [email protected] the first five to
email me will receive the half gallon of Vermisterra worm tea and then the herb
seed collection from me so it doesn’t matter where you purchase as long as I
get your proof of purchase and you’re in the first five and I’ll email you to let
you know if you’re the first five okay let’s see thank you so much Gina I hope
you guys enjoyed that little excerpt from my book and I’ll be reading some
more excerpts here week by week oh and you guys we’re gonna be having also
probably a giveaway a Wii on Instagram a couple on Facebook and
probably here on the live streams we’re gonna be doing some win it before you
can buy it book giveaway so if you’re not following me on Instagram and
Facebook I’m at CaliKim 29 you definitely want to follow me over there
and also turn into live streams weekly because we’ll be doing a giveaway
probably almost every week during the month of December lots of fun stuff
going on and I don’t want you to miss out okay let’s see what else is going on
here sister Smith my fedko seed catalog just
came and it’s wonderful and informative seed catalog ever I’m gonna have to get
that one I haven’t gotten that one before I’m not familiar with that it’s
always fun to spend some time just sitting by the fire with a cup of coffee
or a cup of tea looking through those seed catalogs and dreaming of warmer
weather if you have snow on the ground and that’s always a lot of fun okay new
mine garden wet flowers bloom there behind you okay right here the pink
flowers are called Sun patients and these are incredible they are great in
the summertime they bloom in the Sun in the shade and these here have lasted me
for probably three years now even through Frost so some of them have died
off from Frost but the ones behind me have just kept on going and the cool
weather flowers also coming up here are some nasturtiums not blooming yet and I
have a whole tray of cool weather flowers I’m ready to plant inside in the
house okay Joanne Sherwood is talking about a book here the Royal
Horticultural Society massive books three of them I don’t read them lol I’m
waiting for CaliKim’s book more like Ida book okay great
those those horticultural society books can be a great source of information but
that might not be the most interesting and colorful but there’s still really
good sources of information mine has tons of photos as you can see lots of
step by steps camera guy and our daughter took all of the photos in here
and we really wanted to make it colorful fun popping and make it easy for you all
to follow along as you plan it out in the garden okay guys I’m going to go
ahead and sign off for today thank you so much this has been a lot of
fun here on our Monday livestream looking forward to next Monday’s
livestream and also this week I’m going to be filming a video either on planting
garlic or overwintering peppers so if you have a preference as to which video
you would like to see please leave it in the comments below when this video
uploads to YouTube and we’ll see what we can’t do about getting one or both of
them out at some point this week either Wednesday or Saturday alright guys
thanks so much for joining me here thank you so much for all of your support and
for helping me celebrate cyber monday and the new book here alright guys bye
bye have a good one

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19 Comments

  • Reply Tiea Shame December 2, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Video on overwintering peppers please.

  • Reply CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY December 2, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    CYBER MONDAY sale! BOGO – Buy one CaliKim Seed Collection get one 1/2 off (equal or lesser value) with the code โ€œcybermondayโ€ at https://calikimgardenandhome.com/seeds/.
    What do you like to do in your garden in December? Thanks for watching!

  • Reply Patty Scancella December 2, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Would love to learn about over wintering Peppers. Doing it for the first time this year. Definitely could use some of your expertise!!

  • Reply Joannie K December 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I'm in 8a near Fort Worth, TX. I have broccoli up to the point of quarter to ping pong size heads and very happy leaves. My cauliflower was planted same time, same conditions. However, I don't see any heads yet.

  • Reply Dorothy Elliott December 2, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    HEY THERE, LOVE YOUR VIDEOS.

  • Reply loera javier December 2, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Hi there, great stream, I got a question I have planted lots of seeds and I know what all the plants are except for one, I have two pots with this plant, my question is how do I find out what plant have, as far as I know the seeds were are all veggies but this one gives out long vines and it grows small and huge leaves, at first it was a weird weird leaf, then it was like a heart and now it has small and huge leaves the shape of a philodendron leaf.

  • Reply ุงุดุฑู ุบุงู„ูŠ December 3, 2019 at 12:59 am

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  • Reply Jonny_mazerati December 3, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Please do the overwintering peppers video !! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • Reply Erana Fenton December 3, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Absolutely loved tuning into your live (it was early morning here in Sydney) such a fountain of knowledge ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Reply Ellen Conforti December 3, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Ellen from Florida here. Garden is growing really good so far. Just covered everything for a cold spell tonight. Keeping my fingers crossed for above freezing temps.

  • Reply jack rudden December 3, 2019 at 2:48 am

    you were a teacher right? i could tell fromm the way you were holding and reading the book. just like teachers do when they are reading to their class. loved the little story time btw.lol. can't wait to get my book!

  • Reply Susana Carrera December 3, 2019 at 4:07 am

    My favorite part was the reading thank you for sharing โ™ฅ๏ธ do both the videos ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply Lily Outcalt December 3, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Hi does lemongrass and potatoes are good to grow in the winte time? Will it help protect the soils in spring. I lived in Corona, CA.

  • Reply April Johnson December 3, 2019 at 5:37 am

    I live in Oklahoma and my veggies died when the frost came. I had bell peppers and green beans and I thought they were cold weather crops.

  • Reply SantaAnaRoadWildman December 3, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Arrrrrr I was stuck at work during the livestream! Most of the regulars were there! Such a rainy weekend up here in the Monterey Bay 831 I couldn't get anything done outdoors. Yes, like the others requested, some garlic & overwintering peppers. (We are also in CA Zone 9 but at times get a couple of nights below 30F)

  • Reply Indah Mutiara December 3, 2019 at 10:35 am

    I'm Indah from bali. it's like summer here in bali now, bcs the rain season kinda late this year. Fortunately i have my own well so i can watered my garden 2x a day๐Ÿ˜‡.

  • Reply Sherin Vegas December 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I love your live streams!

  • Reply serin nisha December 3, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Hi Kim, love New Zealand

  • Reply Jade Roufs December 4, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Cali! will you do the plant 200 mil/20 mil trees project?

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