Vegetables that Thrive in Container Gardens During the Summer Growing Season

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  • Published on Jun 28, 2017
  • John from www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Doan's Nursery near Dallas, Texas to share with you heat loving vegetables you can grow in containers or in your garden during the hot summer months.
    In this episode, you will learn about many of the unique and exotic vegetables and fruit trees they have available at
    this amazing nursery in the DFW area in Texas.
    First, John will take you on a tour around the nursery to show you all the vegetables they are growing in large 25-95
    gallon containers during the hot and humid summer in Irving, Texas.
    Next, you will discover some of John's favorite fruit trees to grow in the Dallas, Texas climate.
    Finally, you will learn about all the hot summer season vegetables they grow and sell at Doan's Nursery at very
    affordable prices. John will also share how to get some special discounts on the vegetables and herb starter plants.
    This episode is especially valuable for people who live in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Louisiana,
    Florida where the hot summer temperatures can be inhospitable to standard vegetables we know and love.
    After watching this episode, you will be more familiar with some of the best heat tolerant vegetables you can grow in
    a container garden, a raised bed garden or just in the ground.
    06:00 Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)
    07:00 Container Gardening Tour
    07:20 Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
    09:59 Tung Ho aka Edible Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium)
    10:22 Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum)
    11:28 Red Malabar Spinach (basella rubra)
    13:38 Culantro (Eryngium foetidum)
    14:40 Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea Gongylodes)
    16:39 Eggplant (Solanum melongena)
    18:18 Horstails (Equisetum arvense)
    19:04 Compost
    20:08 Angled Luffa (Luffa acutangula)
    21:01 Britton Shiso (Perilla frutescens)
    23:00 Shiso, Mint, Basil in Containers
    24:48 broad leaf plantain (Plantago major)
    26:40 Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas)
    27:25 Fruit Trees Persimmons, Jujube, Pomegranates
    29:20 Loquats (Eriobotrya japonica)
    29:43 Jujube Tree (Ziziphus jujuba)
    30:26 Entering Greenhouse. Nursery Policies
    31:49 Most Vegetables are grown here
    32:56 Katuk (Sauropus androgynus)
    34:19 Growing Personal Food at Greenhouse
    35:17 Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)
    36:22 Kim That Tai aka Longevity Spinach (Gynura Procumbens)
    38:52 Rice Paddy Herb (Ngo-Om) (Limnophila aromatica)
    40:17 Moringa Tree (Moringa oleifera)
    41:57 Ngo Gai aka Culantro (Eryngium foetidum)
    42:34 Green and Red Stem Malabar Spinach (basella rubra)
    44:00 Rau Muong aka Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)
    45:44 Thai Basil ((Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora)
    46:14 Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
    46:47 Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus)
    47:34 Centella Plant aka Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
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    Doan's Nursery has no web site, but is located at
    622 S Belt Line Rd
    Irving, TX 75060
    (972) 790-3500

Comments • 99

  • hope king
    hope king 28 days ago

    I'm in Mich can only grow outside from may to Oct. So I bring some of my plants in house in Oct .but if they don't get good light in house they can die.

  • Beth Fl  ,      Elizabeth Crom

    I am in Florida, and my malabar spinach is already going to seed... but wow, great new ideas for summer : ) thank you

  • cheryl Martin
    cheryl Martin Month ago

    LOVE

  • Joseph Milazzo
    Joseph Milazzo Month ago

    Been looking for a good nursery in Dallas and so excited to see there is a good one. Going there tomorrow

  • Nga Le
    Nga Le 2 months ago

    Rice Paddies Ngo Om

  • Badá Rock
    Badá Rock 3 months ago +1

    The Jewels of Opar sprouted spontaneously in my garden and I didn't know it was edible. I tried to erradicate but the first rain brought it back in full force. They don't need any care at all and go very well in hot Brazil Summer. We call them "Major Gomes" for some reason.

  • D H
    D H 4 months ago +1

    Went to this place today.. great place, thanks John.

  • DatJuiceCaboose
    DatJuiceCaboose 5 months ago

    I live in Central Texas and I am really excited to go this spring. Thank you John!

  • D H
    D H 6 months ago +1

    Great review, will definitely go check out this nursery being in the DFW area! Thanks John. It looks like the heat was treating you well on this day

  • Phu Nguyen
    Phu Nguyen 7 months ago

    i'm thinking of going there for some citrus. do they have calamondin? kumquat?

  • Truelove
    Truelove 7 months ago

    NO GUARANTEE = NO SALE

  • Kyle Lieb
    Kyle Lieb 8 months ago

    Thanks for this. I was hoping to get some of these plants next year, but wasn't sure where I would get them.
    FYI, no need to get okra starts here in the Dallas area. Just stick the seeds in the ground. Okra can't help but grow here on Texas.

  • Untamed Essence
    Untamed Essence 10 months ago +1

    We started okra from seed and they produce tons! We would've had a lot more but a storm killed most of them.

  • ESTIsLaced
    ESTIsLaced 11 months ago

    Thankyou so much again been watching your videos all day because I'm getting into composting but live in am apartment so I'm trying to grow my own food even if it's in pots!:)

  • Stephanie Mendez
    Stephanie Mendez Year ago

    Traffic in the back to distracting. Couldn't even watch this

  • Sj Smith
    Sj Smith Year ago

    Hey John - I just found some unusual plants at OC Farm Supply in Orange, CA. I thought the prices were good too. Among other things like peppers, they had Mushroom plant, Sweet Leaf, French Tarragon, and Papalo. I hadn't been in there in awhile, and was surprised to find unusual crops that you've mentioned before. Now I can try them.

  • malachi moser
    malachi moser Year ago

    So I have a question. I have a DWC system. My pH is 6 I followed the nutrients instructions and I have a grow light and a small fan to help keep plants cool yet my plant which is a bush bean plant has not grown for about 2 weeks now. leaves are a dark green not wilted but they have tipped down slightly and as well. Am I doing something wrong or did I just get 2 bad plants?

  • lyn H
    lyn H Year ago +1

    Hi John. Thanks for making these videos. You taught me a lot about different plant. Being an Asian I eat a lot of greens and to my surprise , you know most of them and more. Now I value those Asian greens much more now. I used to live in Dallas and been to Doan's nursery. Now I moved to Houston and I go to JRN nursery and was surprised you did a video about it. Anyways I have this Asian vining plant that we eat and I don't know the English name for it. The leaf is heart shape and can get to be hand size. It's hairy /fuzzy and the top is green and back leaf is purple. It can grow wild and seems to have no pest issue. It has a weird odor when bite into it. I wish I can put picture here in comment. Do you know what plant is it ?

    • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens
      Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens  7 months ago +1

      would have to see it to be sure, but its probably Paederia lanuginosa also known as la mo long. It doesnt really have a smell until you pick it and then it smells alot as it dries. It took me a few days to figure this one out! Got it at JRN and the lady didnt know the english name, there really isnt one.

  • Joan Smith
    Joan Smith Year ago +1

    I've gone to this nursery for years. They are nice people there. It is not fancy but they do have many nice plants. And yes, wear your muck boots, it's always muddy there.

  • oldshield
    oldshield Year ago

    thank you so much for this. I live in the Dallas area and you just saved me a trip to Houston.

  • leese 44
    leese 44 Year ago

    Awesome educational video:')

  • hawianflamingo
    hawianflamingo Year ago

    Will they ship the longevity spinach?

  • MissDaisyLolita
    MissDaisyLolita Year ago

    Thanks so much!

  • Tethra Leang
    Tethra Leang Year ago

    ngo gai is call saw herb

  • Tethra Leang
    Tethra Leang Year ago

    the herb u were saying look like ngo om is rice paddle herb we make soup yub it also meditional herb

  • Tethra Leang
    Tethra Leang Year ago

    hi jonh just want to mentoin that dragon friut did well in cool temperate where i am melbourne australia it do very well

  • Tethra Leang
    Tethra Leang Year ago

    thank u jonh for sharing your passion

  • Egod
    Egod Year ago

    Can you talk more about Asian diet and why they're so healthy. They also seem to be very good at video games...

  • Jason Brindamour
    Jason Brindamour Year ago

    Thanks once again John...another great episode!

  • MrNoucfeanor
    MrNoucfeanor Year ago

    tomatoes don't do well in high Texas heat? I've been growing tomatoes for years here with no problem.

  • kleineroteHex
    kleineroteHex Year ago

    dude, this would be a great video if you would not have so much repetition

  • Tim Hogle
    Tim Hogle Year ago

    I live in the heart of deep East Texas and some day you can come shoot a video here. Nacogdoches is the garden capital of Texas.

  • My Desert Love Designs and Blog

    You're so awesome. You make me so happy with your nursery reviews - especially ones I can hit because I have fam in DFW!!! So excited. I be like "I totally want to visit you . . . now . . . " ;-)

  • kjbmwj
    kjbmwj Year ago

    Thank You for your very helpful information for my garden

  • Trump's Dingleberries

    John you're so cheap. Buy yourself a normal camera.

    • Daniel Lemus
      Daniel Lemus Year ago

      And a hat, keep that outside as good as your inside. Beat that heat!

  • V P
    V P Year ago

    man, another detox session for you! :) good show

  • Yvencia Simmons
    Yvencia Simmons Year ago

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeff Moody
    Jeff Moody Year ago

    LIVING EARTH IS A GOOD DIRT PLACE HERE IN DALLAS

  • Chewy Doldfart
    Chewy Doldfart Year ago

    Shared. Food for my newbie gardening brain. Thank you for the video.

  • Jeff Moody
    Jeff Moody Year ago

    dude I am in dallas!!! if I knew you were here Id come meet you man!!!
    your right by my work. :)

  • Janice B
    Janice B Year ago

    cool tour! there are a few plants there that I grow. growing Malabar spinach for the first time. noticed it is just going in one main (6ft) vine, and I've plucked the largest leaves near the bottom. Should I cut it back to encourage branching? Or harvest from the tips rather than from the base? The Ngo-Om looks like a relative of oregano. What did you find out about it?

  • Bobbi West
    Bobbi West Year ago

    thanks for the list. I love your garden; would like to see it more often.

  • Al Quintero
    Al Quintero Year ago

    Does anyone know how to save the Culantro seeds?

  • Junior Patrick
    Junior Patrick Year ago

    John, thank you for the video for the Dallas area. I'm moving from CA where I visit Torrance Farmers Market and buy all my plant starts from Certified Plant Growers as per your video. Now moving to Dallas in August and this video is perfect timing! please keep your Dallas area videos coming as I'd love to find me an equivalent to Certified Plant Growers in the Dallas area as he house has nothing but grass in a sunny back yard and I am itching to get growing. Love Asian restaurants, especially Vietnamese so I will definitely look forward to giving Asian vegetables a go!

  • Dillon Mixon
    Dillon Mixon Year ago +1

    I love Texas but damn it gets crazy hot here in Houston. It limits what you can grow substantially.

    • Dillon Mixon
      Dillon Mixon Year ago

      Plants for all seasons has a pretty diverse selection of veggies, or at least they did earlier in the year. One of the only places I have been to that sells diverse plants including peanut plants.

  • Shane O'Mack
    Shane O'Mack Year ago

    one thing I like about john is that he is so honest...his 'don't worry about going inside because all the cool stuff is around the side' major props my man. you have the job I would love to have....keep growing greens

  • molly ket
    molly ket Year ago

    thanks for the info, I love your videos!!!

  • Janis Levy
    Janis Levy Year ago

    Thank you! Live in Dallas, TX - involved with getting a community garden started. Won't be using these in the beds because concerned about invasive species. Very glad that you pointed that out. Should be ok if in containers though. Enjoyed learning about these different veggies! :)

  • Samantha Thao
    Samantha Thao Year ago

    Very good information on Asian plants

  • Nate Reed
    Nate Reed Year ago +3

    Your videos have inspired me to start a garden this year. Malabar spinach is doing really well this summer in containers. Hope you come down to Austin some day!

  • zennah williams
    zennah williams Year ago +2

    I'm soooo happy u came to Texas and done these videos!!!! Thank u

  • Well Prepped Pantry
    Well Prepped Pantry Year ago +2

    John... Once the best vids yet!

  • V A
    V A Year ago

    dude, i was in the DFW area yesterday! probably drove right by you while you were filming! when are you coming back to Houston?

  • jAM Ab
    jAM Ab Year ago

    greath weather season

  • Jefrey indriago
    Jefrey indriago Year ago

    how long lives a tree of tomato? how long it can be harvested? thanks

  • Caskas
    Caskas Year ago +1

    Thank you for giving me some great ideas. Love all your videos keep up the great work

    • HolisticBeautyOne TX
      HolisticBeautyOne TX Year ago

      So awesome you came visit in my hometown of Dallas TX. Keep sharing with the world!

  • Sbt Ares
    Sbt Ares Year ago

    29:20 you missed an outtake :-D

  • Meta Patriot
    Meta Patriot Year ago +5

    "We need to get rid of green plants, they keep us dependent on C02 , without green plants we wouldn't need C02 in the first place . And those nurseries pump in C02 for fertilizer. Someday we will bring C02 levels down to zero and finally clean this earth of all this messy disgusting carbon based life forms and the earth will finally be clean..and barren" ~ Weird AL Gorebalist

  • Shane Corning
    Shane Corning Year ago

    Nice John you have studied some T.C.M. ??? Traditional Chinese Medicine? You should totally do an episode or more dedicated to some of THE PLANTS. .... :-D

  • plum413
    plum413 Year ago +3

    U still in Dallas we want to meet u

  • Shane Corning
    Shane Corning Year ago

    NO way , John !!!!! My Old Man was forced to eat the Okra when he was a child, and, he says it is slimy, and , he eats NASSSSSSTY things !!!! You'd really have to cook it up good and with some spices and then maybe I'll try some ? hahahahaha.

    • Shane Corning
      Shane Corning Year ago

      "Ghost" , Dead Nettles, John ?!?!?!?! ... WHAT do the whites give us John? I know you say SOME of the purples are good for us. But what about rare, new, white, "greens" ?

    • Shane Corning
      Shane Corning Year ago

      Hahahahaha, hey, "bro fist" though right. You inspire many more GUYS to garden, than you realize, I'm sure. And "weeds" that just show up? That we can EAT? Yes let me see if it keep growing I'll send you some seeds if I can right.

    • Shane Corning
      Shane Corning Year ago

      HEY you know what I got though? Peppercress !!!!!! And Nettles ?!?!?!? SO that's awesome right. "Brand new" this year.

  • Birdy So
    Birdy So Year ago +1

    AWESOME video! thanks !! PLEASE
    come to NM and do some here !! :)

  • Joseph Azzato
    Joseph Azzato Year ago

    thank you I live in redding California which can get up to 120!!! (they take the temp at the airport in the shade 11degree difference! ) any who cant put any thing in direct sunlight :'(

  • J5isgreen
    J5isgreen Year ago +3

    thanks for getting hot to make this brother!

  • Count Vojtech
    Count Vojtech Year ago

    How long are you in dallas for?

  • AllaroundNbackagain
    AllaroundNbackagain Year ago +2

    5:15 "My people"
    Growing your greens army!!

  • AllaroundNbackagain
    AllaroundNbackagain Year ago +1

    My father in law is in Pearland. Say hi to him if you see him ;). His name is Rafael.

  • Southern California Gardening

    culantro!! i can't find any seeds.. everyone is sold out.. do they still have seeds?

    • Southern California Gardening
      Southern California Gardening Year ago

      thanks again, evergreenseeds is in Anaheim Ca, right down the road from me :D you are awesome!!! enjoy your evening.

    • Southern California Gardening
      Southern California Gardening Year ago

      wow that is a long time... thank you so much Samantha!!

    • Samantha Thao
      Samantha Thao Year ago

      Southern California Gardening sorry I meant Culantro but my autocorrect changed my spelling. Kitazawaseeds has it listed under Vietnamese herb. Just an FYI it takes a very long time to germinate up to 3-4 weeks. I sell them as starter plants up here in Minnesota and start mine at the end of February. They grow better in shade

    • Southern California Gardening
      Southern California Gardening Year ago

      thank u :) i am looking for Culantro (Eryngium Foetidum) do they sell these? everyone i have checked with is sold out.

    • Samantha Thao
      Samantha Thao Year ago

      Kitazawa or evergreenseeds sell cilantro seeds

  • Southern California Gardening

    water spinach👍

  • Mike D
    Mike D Year ago

    16 views.. fresh upload..lol

  • Stealth Trees
    Stealth Trees Year ago +4

    would be interesting to see a zone 5 video.....great info as allways 👍

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens

    Jump to the Following Parts of this Episode (and Latin Plant Names)
    06:00 Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)
    07:00 Container Gardening Tour
    07:20 Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
    09:59 Tung Ho aka Edible Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium)
    10:22 Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum)
    11:28 Red Malabar Spinach (basella rubra)
    13:38 Culantro (Eryngium foetidum)
    14:40 Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea Gongylodes)
    16:39 Eggplant (Solanum melongena)
    18:18 Horstails (Equisetum arvense)
    19:04 Compost
    20:08 Angled Luffa (Luffa acutangula)
    21:01 Britton Shiso (Perilla frutescens)
    23:00 Shiso, Mint, Basil in Containers
    24:48 broad leaf plantain (Plantago major)
    26:40 Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas)
    27:25 Fruit Trees Persimmons, Jujube, Pomegranates
    29:20 Loquats (Eriobotrya japonica)
    29:43 Jujube Tree (Ziziphus jujuba)
    30:26 Entering Greenhouse. Nursery Policies
    31:49 Most Vegetables are grown here
    32:56 Katuk (Sauropus androgynus)
    34:19 Growing Personal Food at Greenhouse
    35:17 Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)
    36:22 Kim That Tai aka Longevity Spinach (Gynura Procumbens)
    38:52 Rice Paddy Herb (Ngo-Om) (Limnophila aromatica)
    40:17 Moringa Tree (Moringa oleifera)
    41:57 Ngo Gai aka Culantro (Eryngium foetidum)
    42:34 Green and Red Stem Malabar Spinach (basella rubra)
    44:00 Rau Muong aka Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)
    45:44 Thai Basil ((Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora)
    46:14 Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
    46:47 Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus)
    47:34 Centella Plant aka Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

    • Adam Muniz
      Adam Muniz Year ago +2

      Thank you John for posting this video I live in South Texas area. I have family in Dallas I will be making a trip to this nursery..thanks again for suffering this heat and making this video lol

    • James NYC
      James NYC Year ago +1

      Really like this "Jump To" feature.

    • Pat Farmer
      Pat Farmer Year ago +4

      Thank bro! That's a valuable list

    • Jose Zavala
      Jose Zavala Year ago +4

      Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens
      Hey GYG just wanted to say thanks for your recent video's in Irving Tx. I currently live about 3 blocks from this location and after watching your video's have developed a green thumb. Keep up the great work!!

    • An Dallas
      An Dallas Year ago

      Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens oh my god !!!! i just been that nursery last saturday !!! i missed to bring korean pear and guava trees

  • Rain thunder
    Rain thunder Year ago +8

    Meh. It's not that hot here in Texas. But Arizona.... 😬

    • Mike Ramos
      Mike Ramos Year ago +2

      Christina Forsythe Still worser in Arizona. Btw have you tried growing a plant in the desert? From Miami, Florida.

    • Christina Forsythe
      Christina Forsythe Year ago

      Rain thunder have you been here in Texas long? no. it's not hot YET. a month from now, it will never get below 90, even at night. and the humidity will still be 85%. maybe not actually as hot as the desert, but the humidity will make it feel much hotter. MUCH MUCH HOTTER than the actual dessert

  • Marty Handley
    Marty Handley Year ago

    First like..........yeah

  • Dustin Dorman
    Dustin Dorman Year ago

    First