Grow Lettuce Anytime of Year & More Useful Products at the 2014 National Hardware Show

  • Published on Jul 21, 2014
  • John from takes you on a field trip to the 2014 National Hardware Show into the Lawn & Garden and other Pavillions to share with you the best new products that will allow you to grow more food at home. In this episode John will share with the following products that he feels are valuable to people who want to grow food at home:
    3:08 Solar Water Sprite - Waters potted plants with solar power automatically.
    4:58 LGarden - High End Elevated Raised Bed Garden at waist height for no bending or wheel chairs, or while sitting.
    6:01 Pest Traps for Stink Bugs, Japanese and Oriental Beetles and Fruit Flys.
    12:03 Shelter Logic Greenhouses - Sturdy and durable greenhouses, hoop houses, raised bed cover to protect your crops that save water and grow the best to expand your growing season
    19:01 Vertical Garden - Least Expensive Vertical Garden to Grow herbs in the winter time or anytime of year that is self-watering
    20:19 Solar Powered Irrigation Controller - Automatic Solar Powered Rainwater irrigation system, Solar powered irrigation control with moisture sensor also container garden kit with automatic watering powered by solar power.
    27:35 Salad Green Grower - grow over a half dozen heads of lettuce Indoor or Outdoor Lettuce using hydroponics for under $50
    29:44 Grow Light Garden - Grow microgreens and herbs or plant starts indoors any time of year.
    32:28 Cargo Apron - Make your hatchback car or SUV into a truck so you can haul compost, wood chips or just keep it clean.
    33:51 Plantongs - Easily get plants out of pots or 6 packs for planting, useful for people with arthritis or limited mobility.
    35:00 Tomboy - Tomato and other edible support bracket / cage that can be installed at any time to support your plants even after they have been growing.
    36:15 Quick Garden Pro - Fabric Raised Beds in 2 foot, 3 foot and 4 foot diameter with handles and hemmed edge to stay more upright. Easiest to Assemble.
    37:21 Irish Eyes Garden Seeds - Specializing in short season seeds and heirloom varieties of potatoes, onions and gardlic
    38:25 Heavy Duty 8 foot x 4 foot Raised Bed greenhouse Enclosure - Start your season earlier and extend your harvest.
    39:18 Plant it Now Jumbo Greenhouse - individual green house for plants, largest size I have ever seen
    40:35 Coco Absorb - Uses Natural Coconut Coir Fiber to Clean up oil spills, paint, pots and pans and more!
    41:53 Food Cycler - Reduce your food waste by 90% and make nutrient rich ammendments for your potted plants or garden.
    use discount code gyg to save $100
    45:31 Compost Shredder - Shred your food scraps so you can make compost up to 10x faster than not shredding. Also great for worm
    48:20 Worm Bombs - 6 varieties of Worm eggs that come packaged in composting packaging with stabilized worm eggs that will last 6 months.
    51:43 Pot Poppers - Stabilized Nematodes to Rid your indoor potted plants with beneficial nemetodes to get rid of fungas nats.
    53:05 Nemaglobes - Rid your garden soil of grubs with beneficial nematodes.
    54:01 Small Space Vegetable Plants - Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes, Basil that will stay small, compact and yield great in a small space such as a patio, container or small raised bed garden.
    After watching this episode you will learn about these products as well as learn a thing or two about gardening along the way.
    Learn about the products at the 2012 National Hardware Show:
    Learn about the products at the 2013 National Hardware Show:

Comments • 100

  • missfloflowers
    missfloflowers 6 months ago

    thank you for your wondeful hard work. cheers :D

  • anand panjwani
    anand panjwani 8 months ago

    Fantastic info. Thanks.

  • Denise Rancour
    Denise Rancour 9 months ago

    Thanks for the up close and personal tour of your beautiful yummy garden. I am starting small until I get moved out to a big farm somewhere around Kingman, AZ. I look forward to more of your videos. Keep up the work. By the way, I got a jar of Kombucha!

  • Quazie Wabbit
    Quazie Wabbit Year ago

    Thank you for investing your time in others. We have a lot in common. I have done the same thing for 70 years and could not even begin to enumerate the rewards. Hang in there and thanks for the great videos.

  • Truelove
    Truelove Year ago

    GrowIT® BackYard Raised Bed Round Greenhouse
    Model #70617 SIZE 4 x 4 x 2 ft. 4 in.

  • CreatingAlong
    CreatingAlong 3 years ago

    Love your videos keep them up

  • bebeting
    bebeting 3 years ago

    I love the Indigo Kumquats because they look like grapes hehe.

  • From The Porch Swing
    From The Porch Swing 3 years ago +1

    I hope you continue to make these videos for they are so very informative and extremely helpful. You are not trying to sell us anything, you are trying to inform and give us/me insight into what is available out there in the world of gardening products. You then share the knowledge and insight from your vast accumulated experience and study in your examination and critique of each product. I'm working at growing my own greens here in Arizona, and juicing and eating raw what I grow. I ventured into this full throttle because of the knowledge, practical information and support i have found over the years in your videos and websites supporting these ethics and lifestyle. I hope you feel you are getting enough support to continue making videos of products and expo's and for all your video's supporting and promoting nutritious, and ethical living and gardening.

  • Jonathan Kosyjana
    Jonathan Kosyjana 3 years ago

    Wow i have a white shelterlogic thats like 30x20 or somthing.My dad has junk in it i'm about to use that to grow some food,i was thinking about it but i wasn't sure if it would work well.Nice!

  • Squirrel Boy
    Squirrel Boy 4 years ago

    Thanks John, I love the channel. Any thoughts on if the 4' Costco LED shop lights would work for starting seedlings indoors for a month or 2 before going outside?

  • japanesesen
    japanesesen 4 years ago

    Excellent Demonstration!!


    wonder if you can use stink bugs for compost....or any insect

  • Mavn Investments, LLC
    Mavn Investments, LLC 4 years ago


  • oren88
    oren88 4 years ago

    Thanks john but i can't find the " Tomboy" at their site... they stopped selling it? can't find it on google too...

  • Isake Lockett Holloway

    Thank you soooo much! Just starting my garden off and appreciate your channel!

  • Jasonbrewers2323
    Jasonbrewers2323 4 years ago

    Love your show, I applaud you for taking your time to show the world a positive approach to gardening. It gave me a new life and a peace within. Thanks John!

  • GinaMarie Garcia
    GinaMarie Garcia 4 years ago +1

    Loved this! You gave me some wonderful ideas.

  • asa lowe
    asa lowe 4 years ago

    I'm going to share the best bug catcher I found on Pinterest. A shop vac, yes a shop vac. I have my small shop vac plugged into a extension cord and i'm mobile with it. I got rid of all the squash bugs in my garden, for the past three years I have had assassin bugs and in the spring I vacuumed up the little baby bugs, spiders gone, & today I had a wasp in my house. You know how to catch little fruit fly's that avoid being slapped so well!!!!!!! They can't out run the shop vac suction.

  • leifcatt
    leifcatt 4 years ago +1

    I always like your videos with the new products for gardening. Thanks for searching for the best products and showing them off for us.
    Keep up the good work!

  • dsakima
    dsakima 4 years ago

    need the nat and mold killer.

  • anthony marasco
    anthony marasco 4 years ago

    ya all goooooood my tomato plants are not doing good at all

  • VeganMarcella andMore
    VeganMarcella andMore 4 years ago +1

    Please don't stop giving us these videos John!!! They are great!!

  • Billy V
    Billy V 4 years ago

    Thank you John.

  • teresa brown
    teresa brown 4 years ago +1

    Thank you for going out and sharing. I love your channel! You bring all your wisdom into my home for me to learn from. I have a garden enough for my family and give away the rest. Thanks again to all my subs and you. FIRST year for sun chokes I am excited to try them. Best wishes and I want more lol!

  • cynthiamarie786
    cynthiamarie786 4 years ago

    +Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens This was an awesome episode! I didn't know about all the cool garden stuff that's out there. Thanks for making this video & sharing this valuable info with us! Keep 'em coming John!

  • Marcy RP
    Marcy RP 4 years ago

    Love your review of the new products. I love hearing about new things that I didn't already know about. That little counter top "composter" is very cool....however, it's not really compost yet when it comes out, right? Their video shows them adding it to the top of the soil and they call it a soil amendment, so it's not really finished compost at that point? Do you put it in your compost tumbler to finish composting it? Thanks for your answer. And again, thanks for your enthusiastic and honest reviews.

  • Kevin Eckardt
    Kevin Eckardt 4 years ago

    where can I find the pot poppers?

  • Dennis Rodenbeck
    Dennis Rodenbeck 4 years ago

    Great episode John. I've done more than my fair share of Trade Shows and while that is where the newest and best are generally first seen by the public, there is usually a lot more chaff than wheat ;) I didn't expect to watch the whole hour but you did a great job and found it all worthwhile. The corporate food system is in serious trouble if they don't start offering healthy food. It's too easy to grow you own!!!!

  • Victor Taylor
    Victor Taylor 4 years ago

    awesome John!

  • AmethystWisdomJazzlady14

    Where and how do you grow berries? I love those!

  • AmethystWisdomJazzlady14

    Your garden looks so healthy, beautiful and full of wonderful veggies and herbs. It is very cool. It looks like your garden is in one of those big boxes, not in the ground. The LORD Jesus bless you.

  • Tara Webster
    Tara Webster 4 years ago

    Love this video. I look forward to seeing the updated video on the composter. I also am curious about the effects of the heat on the compost. Wouldn't it kill the good stuff in the compost?

  • Abraham Garza
    Abraham Garza 4 years ago

    Great episode. There is a lot of good stuff here. Looking forward to future episodes to see how some of these products work out.

  • Leticia Hernandez
    Leticia Hernandez 4 years ago

    Please keep going to these. I love to watch and see new products.

  • Peter L
    Peter L 4 years ago

    Great video. Seeing all the new products and technology is awesome. Hopefully you continue to make these expo videos.

  • yick yack
    yick yack 4 years ago

    Love Your Show!

  • Shell 91
    Shell 91 4 years ago

    Love it, there are several useful items I wouldn't know about otherwise

  • Newton's Third Law
    Newton's Third Law 4 years ago

    Sand, John. Sand will get rid of your fungus gnats. Just a half inch on top will break their reproductive cycle.

  • Joy Rocks
    Joy Rocks 4 years ago

    I would love to get some work bombs when they are available.

  • Patrick B
    Patrick B 4 years ago

    lots of cool stuff thanks!

  • Anthony Miller
    Anthony Miller 4 years ago

    Thank you

  • Jim S
    Jim S 4 years ago

    I like seeing what new products are coming out. Yes, John, keep doing these "field trip" shows in addition to your gardening ones too. Thanks for sharing.

  • aroundlinemen
    aroundlinemen 4 years ago

    you got me growing more , thank s great job !

  • Maria Correia
    Maria Correia 4 years ago

    great.great video to watch you,so many energy and always big smile :D

  • Daniel Herrera
    Daniel Herrera 4 years ago

    Thanks John....I am a gaget geek so I don't mind "product" episodes at all.
    Its really great you that cover these huge expos...Without you there Youtubing I would never get to see them otherwise.

  • ohlolololololollol
    ohlolololololollol 4 years ago +2

    Think about how easy it is to grow now, we really have no excuse for not having entire cities full of rooftop gardens. We're so worried about car emissions, but imagine if we had every rooftop growing, and stopped using chemicals.

  • AnoushBotanical
    AnoushBotanical 4 years ago

    Great video! ~ Looking forward to the composting review. Hope it's the Food Cycler. It would be nice to know the dimensions and capacity of the actual container / pail, as it is not provide on their site.

  • Lehua Lani
    Lehua Lani 4 years ago

    I really liked the Burpee section of this. Thanks a lot for all the info!

  • Sarah Patterson
    Sarah Patterson 4 years ago

    Great video!


    Fabulous! Please keep up your great work. We need you out there finding all the cool stuff for us. OOXXOO LINDA

  • David Garcia
    David Garcia 4 years ago

    John, thanks for your product episodes! I love then and they do get me excited about gardening. They are some of my favorite episodes you make. Keep em coming.

  • Madish Radish
    Madish Radish 4 years ago

    John my Indigo Rose tomatoes taste great, very sweet. So sweet, people thought it was a cross between tomato and plum :D

  • ppitt5150
    ppitt5150 4 years ago

    Great video!!! Please keep doing these shows. Many of us in other parts of the country don't get these LARGE garden expos and will not know of these cool products unless you show them to us. I loved the worm and grub bombs and the Burpee plants. I will be checking those out for sure.

  • wateronly
    wateronly 4 years ago +2

    Yikes - the Salad Green Grower $50.00 Really?
    You can make one for under $20.00..

    • Do Stuff with Niki!
      Do Stuff with Niki! Year ago

      or you could grow "salad" where and when its meant to be grown and spend ZERO

  • kbarb1000
    kbarb1000 4 years ago +3

    Thanks so much for putting in the time to make this vid John, it's great to get your product reviews, there were many great ideas there that cd really enrich my gardening experience that I'd never heard of. Love the idea of a watering system that senses when plants need water rather than just on a timer.

  • Praxxus55712
    Praxxus55712 4 years ago +3

    So Vince the Sham Wow guy didn't show up? Bummer. Thumbs up anyway! :)

    • freedom dove
      freedom dove 4 years ago +2

      That is an *extremely* lame response. If you actually think the only nutrients we and the plants need are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium then I feel sorry for you. Micronutrients are indeed vital to our health and that of the plants. I am well aware that some are harmful in large amounts, but they aren't usually present in large amounts in organic fertilizers. That's why they're called *trace* elements. My main point was that tomatoes (or whatever) require and will take up *many* more nutrients than NPK--for the health of the plant.
      I will NOT waste my time listing each and every mineral--and their importance--just because you're too ignorant to find the information yourself. It's out there--in abundance. Have someone else hold your hand to find health information regarding all the minerals/elements we require, and which plants require for good health. In particular, you should research sulfur, selenium, calcium, magnesium, iodine, and zinc (among others). Pay close attention to the consequences of those deficiencies in humans...

    • ImMADasAMeatAxe
      ImMADasAMeatAxe 4 years ago

      +freedom dove
      ok so name the 56 essential elements and why they are required for perfect tomato health... name each and every essential element you are talking about and why they are needed..
      if you cannot name each of the 75 elements you speak of and scientific reasons why each and every one of them are essential to plant and human health
      if you cannot explain what you are trying to abbreviate to.. then you dont really understand the things you are saying
      plant nutrition and human nutrition is a science.. the periodic table is also a part of science.. if you cannot explain why we and plants should consume most of the elements on the periodic table
      read the periodic table.. mark out how many elements are safe and how many are poisonous.. you will be in for a shock.. there isn't 75 biologically safe elements on the periodic table to consume..
      check it out.. look up the periodic table.. and you will be shocked

    • freedom dove
      freedom dove 4 years ago

      Lol. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to be able to understand that NPK isn't enough for plants. Not if you want them to be naturally more resistant to pests and disease. Not if you actually want to have nutritious food. You do realize there are more than 75 minerals available and that some plants will take up more than 50? Tomatoes will take something like 56 minerals if they're present, and of course they're not all present if you're farming in degraded soil and giving back only 3 minerals. I'm not an idiot; I can understand all that by myself without a clinical study.

    • ImMADasAMeatAxe
      ImMADasAMeatAxe 4 years ago

      feelings are very different to facts
      the best argument an organic gardener or farmer can make is don't use pesticides and herbicides... most people will agree with that even if the risks are miniscule.. no one wants to eat pesticides... even naughty little boys like me don't want to eat pesticides or herbicides
      though everything else is like a religion
      thou shalt not use this thou shalt use that
      you see until there is evidence proving organic fertilizers to be superior or safer than conventional fertilizers.. no one with a functioning brain will believe it
      organics has developed into a religion rather than a science
      until organic farmers and gardeners take the scientific route in proving organic superiority.. until its scientifically proven no one will believe it.. its like religion...
      do you understand?

    • freedom dove
      freedom dove 4 years ago

      That statement is wrong on many levels. It's just too broad. Organic food certainly is NOT 1000 times more expensive than conventional. Organic/natural garden fertilizers aren't that much more expensive, either, so I really don't know what you're talking about. Aside from that, organic is safer and is better for the environment, and there actually is research showing increased nutrition in organic systems. It's worth the 2x higher cost over conventional.
      The organic tomatoes I just bought from a local farmer at 75 cents a pound for making salsa is a very good price. A dozen ears of non-GM-sweet corn for $5.75 is also a fair price. The 17-pound organic seedless watermelon he sold me for $5.50 is equally a good bargain. Those are just a few examples. It's usually no more than 2 times more for high-quality organic produce (and even some processed foods).

  • petluverz
    petluverz 4 years ago

    Ģreat vid

  • SandcastleDreams
    SandcastleDreams 4 years ago

    Goodness...waste 34 minutes and end up with a commercial on hydroponics to grow lettuce.

    • SandcastleDreams
      SandcastleDreams 4 years ago

      Hydroponics isn't new.
      And I rarely listen to him anymore. When he first started out he was pretty good.

    • freedom dove
      freedom dove 4 years ago +1

      He stated right away that he was showcasing some of his favorite products from a trade show. If you weren't interested, you could have clicked away from the video immediately.

    • ohlolololololollol
      ohlolololololollol 4 years ago +1

      He's reviewing products to give an accurate representation for you to use when making purchases. If you didn't like that, you could have stopped watching.

  • RVFreeDa
    RVFreeDa 4 years ago

    Great presentation! Loved all the info John! Thanks!

  • RawFoodRock
    RawFoodRock 4 years ago

    love it!!!! ;)

  • A Girl Has No Name
    A Girl Has No Name 4 years ago

    I am definitely getting the solar water sprite! Love that! Need that. I like these long information vids. When are you doing the 2014 catalog video? Or did I miss it? I like that one too.

  • Bryan Lopez
    Bryan Lopez 4 years ago +1

    I think the worm bombs are so cool

  • Rebecca Ze
    Rebecca Ze 4 years ago

    Thanks john!

  • DW Marschall
    DW Marschall 4 years ago

    Another great video. Thanks for all your efforts to inspire us to grow more of our food. (it appears as though your video link spells Nemaglobe incorrectly)

  • ultrakool
    ultrakool 4 years ago

    your guyez? whatcha talkin bout? ;p

  • Velocity The running Sloth aka Sloth Mom

    nice episode

  • youwhobaby
    youwhobaby 4 years ago

    Thank you for everything

  • Morgan Green
    Morgan Green 4 years ago

    I have a lot if bugs attacking my plants in my outside garden but I have assinator wasp that moved in my room witch I don't mind

  • seigeengine
    seigeengine 4 years ago +10

    You know John, I greatly appreciate the work you put into all of your videos. Yes, these are products, but they can help improve your garden tremendously. Additionally, people like me, who aren't going to buy these things, can at least see what products are on the market to inspire us in creating our own solutions to similar problems.

    • Brian stone
      Brian stone 3 years ago +1

      Yes, agree thank you for showing all these great products.

  • silkcat51
    silkcat51 4 years ago

    Great show. Thanks, John.

  • Prepper Nurse
    Prepper Nurse 4 years ago +1

    Awesome! Thank you so much John. Being able to grow food year round is an amazing boost to self-reliance AND access to affordable organic produce, which is critical to health. I appreciate all the time you took to get this video :)

  • VeganMarcella andMore
    VeganMarcella andMore 4 years ago

    I see you Joe, and I will beat you next time!!!! haha, Hey John, I looked for the Tomboy supporter, but it wasn't at the site, maybe they decided not to sell them anymore?

  • Rob Bob's Aquaponics & Backyard Farm

    Have a look for "Wetpots" John for a great take on an old concept.. A great modern take on the Olla & delivers only what the plants need once their roots envelop the pots.. No solar panels or electronics need & works via gravity from a rain barrel reservoir ;)
    Not connected to the company BTW, just think its a lot easier for folks to use ;)

    • Rob Bob's Aquaponics & Backyard Farm
      Rob Bob's Aquaponics & Backyard Farm 4 years ago

      There are some great DIY pressurised olla clips & posts on the net +purplemutantas.. Check out this guys clips as well
      Hope that helps..

    • purplemutantas
      purplemutantas 4 years ago +1

      That's way cool! When looking up wetpots I came across a cool DIY wetpot. A terracotta pot and saucer were glued together to make the pots. The hole in the bottom of the pot was used to attach the tubing that goes to the raised bucket. Right now we have a solar powered irrigation system hooked up to municipal water. I think I may have to try out a wetpot type system. I like the idea of not being Dependant on municipal water to keep the garden green.

  • Elizabeth Long
    Elizabeth Long 4 years ago

    ..thank you

  • trebor hgils
    trebor hgils 4 years ago +2

    Without a doubt this was one of the best informational videos you have made! Jam packed with great products and valuable info. YES I will be spending some of my hard earned bucks on 3 of the products I watched today. What a great asset subscribing to your channel is! Those Burpee Plants look awesome to me. The worm bombs are "the Bomb" also the grub killing nematodes are a must for me .. I am going to try them on banana beetles/ korm beetles .. Thank You John!

  • Sakola
    Sakola 4 years ago +1

    YES! jam packed with new things I've never seen. Amazing episode~

  • linzertube
    linzertube 4 years ago +7

    Thanks for all the work that you did, researching and walking that HUGE show, to find new, useful products.

  • Laria1966
    Laria1966 4 years ago

    Thank you !

  • miz sterious
    miz sterious 4 years ago

    Totally Kick @ss John. . . . Loved it, loved it, I wanna watch it again! Thanks Muchly

  • Jah Ra
    Jah Ra 4 years ago

    30 seconds in and you get a Huey Lewis and the News joke in? Yeah I'll be watching this!. :D

  • sha whit
    sha whit 4 years ago +1

    two thumbs up! Keep going.

  • Albrecht Skinner
    Albrecht Skinner 4 years ago +1

    John, thanks for taking the time to provide this video.

  • Alpha Compilation Video 2019

    thx champ

  • homesteadonomics
    homesteadonomics 4 years ago another great vid John:)

  • Joe Feser
    Joe Feser 4 years ago +3