MARKET GARDENING 101 – Why 30 inch beds?

MARKET GARDENING 101 – Why 30 inch beds?

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40 Comments

  1. Fezii on May 9, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Market gardening- use the rocket jumper

  2. Yann Davison on May 9, 2021 at 1:05 am

    I feel like it’s so much waste to cover the block for several weeks after harvesting. I don’t really get why you cannot plant just after harvesting. You had no weeds with the previous crop so when you’ve just harvested why would weed come before you plant again?

  3. khaosfighter on May 9, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Hi Curtis, I’m new to gardening and have a question in regards to using plastic as a boundary for the garden.
    How do you get it to stay so tightly on the ground without having to have mulch or anything holding it down?

    Sorry if it’s a simple question, but this is the first time I’ve seen someone do this and I realized it’s something I could actually greatly benefit from.

    Also I just hit the sub button 😀

    Cheers

  4. Vee Mack on May 9, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Dope info man!! I’m at that point racking my brain to try an get the land ready for seeding this spring. Its hard to get all the proper tools in our area. So amazon it is

  5. Mark Trout on May 9, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Hi Curtis, love your videos! Quick question on micro greens. How or do you sterilize your seeds? Thanks!

  6. Ivar Karm on May 9, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Your voice reminds me of rick if hed be sober and a gardener.

  7. MrDirtjumper11 on May 9, 2021 at 1:15 am

    I Wish I could do a market garden, but being a renter in one of the most expensive cities in canada makes that near impossible 🙁

  8. Michael VanGundy on May 9, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Well that’s good for a young man, but I’m old and crippled. Stepping across the beds doesn’t work for me. Fighting a walk behind tiller for a few hours and I would be in traction. I sit on a tractor and never drive on the beds. I plow a 7 " deep furrow around the perimeter when I plow, which is about every 3 years. I use a rainflow plastic mulch layer with drip tape under it. Tear out the old in August and rototill the beds after adding compost and manures. I use Glyphosate to keep the weeds down. Always drive in the walkways and I can drive the pickup right down the rows. I shovel right out of the truck, no wheel barrow needed. Those are for young guys. You jump around like a rabbit, I’ll just drive there.

  9. Kobe Wade on May 9, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Just curious, what are the dimensions of the blocks?

  10. Suburban Living on May 9, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Thank you for the good video. Very helpful.

  11. James Steffens on May 9, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Then how big are your walkways

  12. Hosoi Archives on May 9, 2021 at 1:20 am

    I’m doing 32” beds and 32” walkway, walkways covered with woodchips. It’s amazing

  13. Four Oak Farm on May 9, 2021 at 1:22 am

    30 is also a good width for many of the small scale tools to work on like broadfork, seeders, flame weeders, etc

  14. Qv Vs on May 9, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Hi sir 966536437074

  15. paul barker on May 9, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Nicely explained Curtis

  16. Scott Allen on May 9, 2021 at 1:28 am

    I’ve tried to do 36" beds with 12" walking paths, but since my poor drainage requires me to hill up the beds, I end up losing a few inches on either side. Where the beds slope functions neither as bed space nor as walking space.

  17. Jonathan Mullins on May 9, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Curtis – How are you keeping wildlife out of your beds?

  18. Lazy Gardens on May 9, 2021 at 1:33 am

    The worms and insects are coming to the surface for the same reason that fish in stagnant aquariums are at the surface. they are seeking oxygen, and the tarp is smothering them.

  19. mamta patel on May 9, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Nice talk for farmer good after have book

  20. Jesse Knox on May 9, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Very cool video. You know with the walk path and the rain I think you’re also creating a mini swale, which is a fantastic function

  21. Anesu Madziyire on May 9, 2021 at 1:36 am

    I like your point of view.

  22. Deathless Zero on May 9, 2021 at 1:39 am

    The tarp/fabric around the parameter of the blocks makes a lot of sense. i have bermuda grass and its a pain in the ass. thanks curtis

  23. Dick Head on May 9, 2021 at 1:40 am

    If a block of 10 beds is "50 to 80 feet" wide as you state, then the walkways must account for 25 to 55 feet of this. This does not seem to match what I see in the video. Can you check these figures, please?

  24. Joe daddy on May 9, 2021 at 1:42 am

    This expert is really good , definitely not the first video I’ve seen of of his . Love the videos!! keep rockin them out bud 💪🏼🥬🌶

  25. Rusted Oak Homestead on May 9, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Is that Doug from Offgrid with Doug and Stacy I spy?!

  26. Tyler Singleton on May 9, 2021 at 1:43 am

    I’m wanting to start market gardening using the 30" bed system but I don’t have the funds for a walk behind tractor or other earth shaping tools yet. I understand the benefits of furrows and having the beds raised, but would growing on flat ground (paths and beds at same elevation) work while I save up for the bed making tools?

  27. Samuel Lopez at Born Again Acres Homestead on May 9, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Thank you Curtis !

  28. rlund3 on May 9, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Less land for more production. Genius.

  29. kierin mackenzie on May 9, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Have fun in NZ!

  30. OFF GRID with DOUG & STACY on May 9, 2021 at 1:50 am

    WOW hitting on great points and it was like I was there =)

  31. lovers4healthylife on May 9, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Awesomeness!

  32. Mike Rose on May 9, 2021 at 1:52 am

    I’m thinking about using 1 acre of my land for a rotating garden area. The idea is to use 1/8 of an acre per year and have the rest of the land in orchard grass and rotate yearly.

    My question is what is a good dimension for a 1/8 acre garden. Looking to plant for family/friends use and not commercial.

    I like the 30" wide beds, but how wide are the walkways usually. Assuming once I have that variable I can determine how many rows and I need to get the width and then figure out how much length I have left for 1/8 acre. :p

  33. Nenad Bojovic on May 9, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Is there a reason why you keep silage tarp for a month vs shorter timeframe? Weeds germinate much faster than any crop so why having 10 or.more beds not in use longer than needed? THANKS!

  34. broken wings on May 9, 2021 at 1:52 am

    SoundSmith’s tutorial on market gardening is much better

  35. Epic Paper on May 9, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Cuz thats distance between my tractor’s tires!😁

  36. Conservative Views by Christine on May 9, 2021 at 1:53 am

    Good video Curtis. And I spy Doug too.

  37. Janet Schexnayder on May 9, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I wonder how well 30" beds would work in a non-desert climate

  38. John Holloway on May 9, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Without viewing the video, you may have covered this, just a couple questions:
    If I wanted to sell some of my backyard produce at the local farmer’s market, does the local or county "health inspector" get involved??
    And, if so, what kind of paperwork or tests are required ?
    Thanks

  39. Anthony Whitefeather on May 9, 2021 at 1:56 am

    More space If I stick with my 5′ bed, less foot/wheel path adds up big over 6acres. Only big reason I have thought of changing is stepping over the bed, we work beds in two side. But I would have to open more land to accommodate loss to paths, as we plant as dense.

  40. Mark Reaves on May 9, 2021 at 1:59 am

    You know, he didn’t actually give any good reasons to specifically use 30in beds over other sizes. Why not 48in beds? Can still reach the center, may not be able to walk over them, but can grow more in less space and every time you step over a bed, you risk damaging a plant or multiple plants if you lose your balance and fall. Plus, not every plant is going to be short enough to step over.

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