Gardening with Youtube
January and February aren’t the best times to be out in the garden so this might be the perfect time to get down to some serious research on the internet.
Alternatively you could spend some time watching YouTube videos on strange and wonderful areas of gardening that you might not be familiar with. To get you started we’ve taken a look at some niche gardeners and chosen 3 of our favourites to share with you.
Gardening and Self Sufficiency in Australia
After retiring after a 21 year career in the army, Mark set up This YouTube channel based on his blog about self sufficiency.
He confesses that he believes himself to be totally self sufficient (nor that he wants to be) but sees it more as an enjoyable challenge to aim at that also has wellbeing benefits for him and his family.
His most successful videos (which receive millions of views) revolve around burying things in the garden and then digging them to see what’s left - such as;
And his recent follow up What Happens When You Bury a Fish Head Under a Tomato Plant?
Growing food Organically
Huw, who was featured in a Guardian article when he was only 19, has been uploading charming videos since about gardening, permaculture and country life since 2011.
One his earliest videos is a very detailed demonstration of How to make Bird sounds using only your Hands.
For the past 15 years, he has been growing food for his family's vegetable garden following organic and sustainable principles and now states that “I am now on a mission to help as many people as possible to grow their own food inexpensively. It is such a fun and rewarding process which I hope everyone can experience”
Certainly many people seem to agree with his recent videos such as Growing and Using Comfrey - Perfect Plant for Permaculture Vegetable Gardening receiving hundreds of thousands of views!
The Canadian Bonsai Guy
Bonsai tree cultivation first became popular in 12th Century Japan, but it turns out the art is still alive and kicking in 21st century Canada courtesy of Nigel Saunders and his Bonsai Zone Youtube Channel.
With videos like his Show and Tell in The Bonsai Zone, Dec 2019 not only do you get a wonderful relaxed tour around his miniature trees but also a great impression of just how cold Canada gets.
Hopefully Nigel’s passion for these tiny trees will rub off on you!
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By Alastair Baker at 21 Jan 2020, 00:00 AM