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Homegrown Food. Edible Britain. National Gardening Week (2019).

Hello, I’m Liz ZOrab and this is Byther
Farm and this week it’s National Gardening Week! Erica and I, from Erica’s
Little Welsh Garden thought it would be a great idea to create a collaboration
to celebrate National Gardening Week and so today you should find lots of videos
all called Homegrown Food. Edible Britain. National Gardening Week 2019. And for me
growing my own food isn’t just about having the freshest, tastiest, most
nutritious vegetables I can find, there’s a financial implication as well.
Because I don’t go out to work in the conventional sense anymore, I actually
work here on our homestead and I provide as much food as possible for our family.
And about 85% of the food we eat is grown right here where we live. My video today isn’t so much about what I grow or how I grow it, there are plenty of videos
on this channel about that and I’ll leave a couple of links above and
in the description below for you to explore those. Now if you have a
gardening channel and you’re UK-based and you haven’t joined in yet, don’t
worry, there’s still plenty of time. National Gardening Week is all week,
so from now the 29th of April through to the 5th of May, you can put up your
gardening video and just call it Homegrown Food. Edible Britain. National
Gardening Week. In the information below you will find the playlist of all the
channels who are involved and I’ll keep adding those videos throughout the day
and the week. All types of gardeners are joining in with channels large and small
and we’re all sharing our experience, hints and tips or our reasons for
growing our own food. We’ve been on this site for three and a half years and in
that time what I have learned so much about gardening. It is just a
never-ending experiment and lessons being learned and I really love it. And
the cats come to join me. Hello Monty! Hello boy, up you come,
yes, hello boy! So I thought today I’d have a little look back at some of the
highs and lows of growing on this site. And it’s jolly wet and windy today
and although I’m smiling, I’m smiling because if I don’t smile I’m going to
cry. But this should be up here, about six and
a half to seven feet high, and this is where they are. So this is what I think I’m
probably going to do is just harvest as many of these as look absolutely ready. It will just come away, there we go, well that doesn’t look too bad, I’m very
pleased with that! Oh I don’t know I want the earwig to go
with it, but I’m really pleased with that. Push down and then lift, you know I can see almost
no damage on these, this look great! I store my seeds in paper envelopes
and as you can see I write what they are and the year that I’ve collected them. If you’ve put a fleece over it and now is the moment to take it off and leave your
parsnips to grow through the season. So here it is, no, actually that’s the baby
one! Here it is, a ridiculously huge parsnip!
It’s probably quite woody, we’re still going to eat it, I’m going to give it a
wash, I’ll take it in and weigh it. It’s deep, rich and crumbly and it’s moist. Look how lovely this is! These are some good-sized spuds here. I think we’ll be having jacket potatoes for supper. If you’re enjoying this video, please
give it a thumbs up or leave a comment, or both! And if you haven’t done so
already, please subscribe to the channel. Today I’m going to talk about gardening on
a windy site. so when we bought this place three years ago, this was an
open field it just had posts and wire to mark out
the edges of it. And to add to my collection of
extraordinary vegetables I’ve just harvested the first jumbo pink banana
squash, which is still fairly yellow, but as it ages it looks more pink. And it’s
huge! Now my guess is that this is somewhere between 10 and 13 pounds. It’s beautiful, it’s absolutely beautiful. And so wherever you are in the world and
whatever you’ve got planned for today, check out some other videos in the playlist and I
also hope you’ll join me again next time.

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67 thoughts on “Homegrown Food. Edible Britain. National Gardening Week (2019).

  1. Got two notifications of videos at the same time, really nice collaboration getting lots of people involved well done. Proper trooper out in those downpours. Couldn't help but laugh when I saw the runner beans, i'v had that happen.

  2. Hi Liz. My Youtube alerts just went ballistic!πŸ‘ I can only imagine how long it took to put together this video. It's certainly an inspiration to want to garden. Hoping your garden didn't suffer too much from the storm.

  3. Fantastic challenge, Liz & Erica!!! Bravo!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» I've no doubt you will have a huge turn out for this challenge!!! Great video!! Loved it!!! You show just how incredibly rewarding it is to grow your own!!! Enjoy National Gardening Week (2019). All the best!!β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ~Chris

  4. You are an inspiration to us all.Β  I love the garden you have built, and can appreciate all your hard work to get it to this stage.Β  Yes, you should CELEBRATE.

  5. 0:40 Otherwise known as a homemaker. It is a legitimate job that used to be the main way for families to make the incoming money be enough.
    3:20 Chantey type carrots. This will be my first year growing those types of carrots. I hope I remember that push down then lift tip.
    Very nice video!

  6. Brilliant video love the idea I will be making my first video Thursday and it will be about national gardening week hope you watch it liz and everyone that’s seen this😁😁😁😁

  7. Great to see the highs and lows, you're keeping it real Liz. And thank you for this collaboration, I'm buzzing that I'm involved.

  8. Brilliant Video Liz. Well done for this and thanks for setting up the collaboration. Mags

  9. Hi Liz
    Great video. I've had the bean cane disaster too. It's so annoying. Wow that's a mammoth parsnip. You've done a fantastic job creating your homestead.
    Take care

  10. Great video I’d love to participate but I can’t compete in the professional aspect of these videos. I’ll see what I can do tomorrow morning we’ll see take care absolutely wonderful cheers 🍻

  11. A very enthusiastic THUMBS UP from me Liz, a subscriber from Nashville Tennessee! I throughly enjoyed this video. You had me laughing and quite emotional at the end with the beautiful sections of plants in your garden. Actually brought tears to my eyes. I guess that’s the beauty of nature. Happy National Gardening Week πŸ₯°πŸ’ž

  12. Good afternoon from sunny Bolton, loved the high and low video, as a gardener in my first year of growing fruit and veg the video has given my a boost knowing that not to give up if some things go wrong thanks again take care

  13. truly awesome video today Liz !! awesome collaboration and i can't wait to see more video by other channels as the week goes on !!

  14. Brilliant video Liz. I've been tidying, pruning and all sorts in my garden this week. I love what you've done with your garden. It's so beautiful. I remember some of those videos you showed. Excellent and the music is great too, thank you πŸ“πŸˆπŸ…πŸŽπŸ’πŸ“πŸŒ·πŸŒ²πŸŒΉπŸŒ±

  15. Nicely put together Liz and really good content.

    ♻️Happy Gardening……..♻️Terry King ♻️

  16. Excellent video Liz. Like the bit in the polytunnel where you moved along with each sentence. It was great to look back at some harvests too. Thanks to you and Erica for organising the collab. It’s really great to see what everyone has come up with. Take care. Nick

  17. Oh Liz what a beautiful video you made, its really a lovely one to watch, near had me in tears , the dream that came reality. The view overhead really does show all the grafting ye have done. Well done.

  18. Loved the video, do you think it will be too late to plant pumpkin seed in about 3 weeks. Ill be back in Washington from the UK seeing family? climate about the same as UK

  19. Happy National Gardening Week to you across the pond! Don't forget World Naked Gardening Day is Saturday (May 4th). πŸ™‚ P.S. I love your music choices.

  20. Thanks so much for the video Liz! I'm on a different level as I have to garden just from my little indoor garden. But I'll happily join in just the same.

  21. This is a fantastic idea Liz… I absolutely love your talk through of the benefits of what we are all doing… Thanks Liz… Your and Erica are deserve all the praise and thanks for this for spreading the word…
    God bless chuck..
    Guru M X

  22. Omg that parsnip! πŸ˜‚ Thankyou so much for this wonderful collaboration and your never ending enthusiasm, you give us so much encouragement πŸ‘πŸ» Here’s to a fantastic growing season. Please let your beans stay vertical this year πŸ˜‰

  23. don't very often grow unusual veg, liz. I think my last attempt has told my why. I had a few oca tubers sent by a friend in Ireland last year. after spending too long in hospital, it took quite a while to get to them. 2 of them had already disappeared. they weren't ready for lifting. over the next couple of months we had the usual break-ins on site. after the first months of frost I went back to what was left….gone. i'm still prepared to grow something unusual, but not too much………………….brian

  24. Hi Liz, this is gr8 idea! we will be working on our short video hopefully it wont be too terrible (brand new to youtube) πŸ’—

  25. have just found this channel and love it but I would like to follow the journey from the beginning, just wondering if I could get a link to very first posting or is there a way to find it,

  26. Thank you Vivi for telling me about this lovely channel. More heaven to watchπŸ’πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  27. Lovely, just lovely! Thank you so much for organising this wonderful celebration of us all growing our own. How lovely to look back over your previous seasons – the parsnip was mad! I also sighed a sigh of recognition at bean poles flattened! What a truly wonderful thing it is to grow our own. Thank you lovely. πŸ™‚

  28. Hi Liz. Done and uploaded. It has been so lovely watching everybody's videos in the playlist too. Thank you.

  29. Those who disliked this video must have clicked by mistake. Such a wonderful video, Liz, I am confident everyone who watches this will immediately want to go gardening even if never considered before. Super inspirational!

  30. Liz, that parsnip was ridiculous! Great video. Thanks for sharing the highs and lows of homesteading! Very inspirational πŸ™‚

  31. Hi Liz, have been watching for a while but it’s my first comment, I just want to say thank you for doing these you tube videos you are such an inspiration, I love your veggie garden, here in Australia we are going into winter but already I can’t wait for the spring and planting season to come around again, have a blessed day

  32. I have just found your channel and I'm loving these videos! Cheery, practical and informative! Your farm is beautiful.

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