Dream vegie patch built by photographer in lockdown | Growing fruit and veg | Gardening Australia

Dream vegie patch built by photographer in lockdown | Growing fruit and veg | Gardening Australia

Lockdown meant a dream vegie patch became a reality for nature photographer, David Trood.

The Weedy Garden: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UVsA7HAL9OQekyxmu_Ctg

David has been travelling the world for 35 years, creating images that inspire people to connect with nature. But in 2020, he was stuck at home like the rest of us! David says, “That ended up being a good thing because it gave me the opportunity to fulfil a dream I’ve had for a long time of having a garden that I can grow my own wonderful, colourful, natural, fresh, organic food.” David set work building raised garden beds, a greenhouse and shed to accommodate lots of food production and experimentation, to counter the issue of food security that became more pertinent during lockdown. “It all began with a bare hill and an idea. A weedy hill actually, secluded deep in the Australian bush far away from any town and even further from a city. When I moved back to Australia from Denmark about 18 months ago, I knew pretty much zilch about gardening. Started by putting up an electric fence to keep the cows out.” “The photographer part of me has still been using all this camera gear that I’ve been accumulating over the years so now I can share my weedy garden on YouTube with people all over the world. Hopefully, they’ll want to get their hands dirty too.” “When I began the journey, a whole new world opened up to me.” David beautifully captured all the happenings in his garden from the caterpillars munching on broccoli leaves, to germination of seeds, to the mice running through seedlings at night, helping him to understand how things work and appreciate all the “cogs in the cycle of life.” “I hope it inspires you to get out in the garden to connect, to enjoy, to make your own slice of paradise. It’s real simple.”

Filmed on Bundjalung Country / Northern Rivers, NSW

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  1. yummycherrys on October 14, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Binge watching Gardening Australia to catch up and this exact video was in their playlist. Now a new sub to your channel and binge watching your video. ❤️😊

  2. Geraldine Cass on October 14, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Beautiful!!!!! Thank you

  3. theuglykwan on October 14, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Grow brassiccas under cover to avoid pests.

  4. Chantal Lachance on October 14, 2021 at 8:59 am

    You are exceptional
    I really appreciate your work its always spectacular and wonderful

  5. Gary Hayward on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

    amazing thankyou

  6. Mochi Zhou on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

    So beautiful view

  7. James Tsangaris on October 14, 2021 at 9:01 am

    G’day mate so with your garlic and chilly spray see below a recipe that works or might work better then what you’ve tried

    3 hot peppers (chillies), 4 large onions, 1 whole blub of garlic ground together and cover with water then let it sit overnight, strain it through a sieve and then add enough water to make a gallon of spray

    Also don’t boil it, when you boil it tends to boil away the acidity that actually kills the bugs that’s why it’s better to leave it over night so it more so cold stews everything out of the fruit and veg, you can also you the mush from the sieve to place around the plant base to help keep them away and also acts like a compost

    Obviously you could up scale the recipe to make more of it but use the basic that’s above as a guide

    You can also have the flower Chrysanthemum planted around the garden, they help to keep the bad bug out and also provide rather good homes for the good ones like ladybirds

    WARNING – It smells hahaha 🤣😂

    Hope this work better for you then the basic version of the spray

    Happy growing fellow grower.

  8. Mohannad Malik on October 14, 2021 at 9:01 am

    wow I am inspired by you, it’s my luck to find your video you represent me in so many ways i am a photographer and i always dream to have my own land to farm land 👍

  9. Plant Based Folk on October 14, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Your garden is amazing. It’s wonderful to see you combine both your passions. Followed your channel

  10. Alif robinson on October 14, 2021 at 9:03 am

    We are connected with nature.Thats truly peace!!! 🇲🇾🇲🇾💓

  11. Moan Meas on October 14, 2021 at 9:06 am

    He is so professional doing his garden and his video plus gear

  12. POET SOUL NATURE with ART INDIA on October 14, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Wonderful view

  13. catey62 on October 14, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Oh, to have about an acre of land of my own to do the same thing. I live in a rental with a tiny courtyard in S.A…not far from the Barossa.and though the yard is so tiny, I’m managing to grow a few things in some little garden tubs on legs I got from Bunnings, and even 4 different dwarf fruit trees in large pots as well. and I love getting out there and tending them, watching the progress as things grow…and with it being spring and my 3 citrus covered in flowers now I get to enjoy watching and listening to the bees as they fly among the flowers collecting pollen. just wish I was able to do it on a larger scale.

  14. Douglas Tobin on October 14, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Very very very gd photogrowfir who neads shops when ugota garden yr peice of paradesice is shaping up go weedy hu huz compost pharm permaculture school nursery vege co op wwoofa world free camping water and wood permaculture buy design ameni

  15. Monalisa S on October 14, 2021 at 9:11 am

    That Voice, That photography, The Milky way …👼😙😙 That music, That story all is a perfect song for a sleepy child/Adult. Zzzzz!!!

  16. Raymond Jay Antipuesto on October 14, 2021 at 9:11 am

    please make more videos. your passion about nature speaks more than just 6 minutes. love it

  17. dana boyer on October 14, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful land you live on. Wonderful life all around. You capture it magnificently. Miigwetch.

  18. Cosmos Poppies on October 14, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Beautiful! What were the pretty purple flowering plants near the end of video? So nice! I want them in my garden!

  19. Kim Williams on October 14, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Great video please check out my brother Wayne his utube Garden channel ThePlantaholic capital T and P his head Gardner holitcualrist at Birmingham botanical gardens UK

  20. Becky MATA on October 14, 2021 at 9:22 am


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  22. Ashlee Brazel on October 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

    I have heard in Africa they use rabbit wee in a spray bottle as a bug spray and obviously the rabbit poo as a cold manure straight on ur garden is great.

  23. 97padme on October 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

    You have turned growing food into something so artistic, so majestic and so unifying with the universe – salutations 💐

  24. Thomas Ebert on October 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Beautiful! You are more than a photographer you are a filmmaker

  25. Irfan Ahmed on October 14, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Inspiring 💁‍♂️

  26. Nia T on October 14, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Love this! This is soo awesome 👏🏾

  27. OutoftheHerd on October 14, 2021 at 9:27 am

    That short six-minute video felt like a feature film. Spectacular! Beautiful storytelling, stunning imagery, and inspiring results in that little Weedy Garden on a hill. I will definitely be heading back out to my small backyard patch in the morning with a fresh vision!

  28. Eduardo Viajero on October 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

    beautiful video!

  29. Jane Lightning on October 14, 2021 at 9:30 am

    You and your garden are lovely!

  30. Samuel Burmeister on October 14, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful quality but very little garden lol more about the caterpillar and his views on society

  31. Gabi Ocampo on October 14, 2021 at 9:33 am

    loved everything except for the method to avoid cows🥺sorry, becides that, 🤔🏅

  32. Vintage Man on October 14, 2021 at 9:34 am

    what a great video hands down, beautifully presented

  33. Self Sufficient Dream on October 14, 2021 at 9:35 am

    This video is Spiritual to me.

  34. Kel Radford on October 14, 2021 at 9:36 am

    I wish I could give a lot more than 1 thumbs up. If I could I would do the same. Maybe 1 day I will be able too. Thank you for the inspiration.

  35. Jeff Hill on October 14, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Wonderful! Thank you!

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  37. Tracey Weste on October 14, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Beautifully done! Good luck in your endeavours. Both passions (photography and gardening) compliment each other. Quite captivating. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  38. Sue on October 14, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Very helpful about the caterpillars, such an inspirational man

  39. 《BigTony》 on October 14, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Absolutely loved this piece, mate. Great job! Very inspirational 😊✌

  40. Cameron Smith on October 14, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Everyone should follow in his footsteps.

  41. Haley Macklin on October 14, 2021 at 9:45 am

    LOVED IT! As a fellow inhabitant of Bundjalung country, I love seeing what grows well in our region, what works with pests, what the locals are up to… beautifully inspiring story 💗

  42. Su on October 14, 2021 at 9:46 am

    I just found this video now. The magic of paradise 😊. I needed it. Thank you very much. Greetings from the south of Chile

  43. Bhavs62 on October 14, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Beautiful 🌱🌏🌧 💦 🥦✨

  44. Ivonne j on October 14, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Paradise alright ❤️!!
    Oh my gosh !
    The answer to my prayers; gardening in Australia, photography and the gorgeous Australian bush.
    It’s a winner 🏆

  45. Corrinne Hale on October 14, 2021 at 9:52 am

    What a massive broccoli..awesome garden.

  46. 0anant0 on October 14, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Wow! This video is such a treat for the eyes!

  47. Phos Chhan on October 14, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Soooooo happy I came across your channel! You inspire!

  48. Unkown on October 14, 2021 at 9:53 am

    I watched each and every videos on his channel i just want more 😍😔

  49. Cyrus Wu on October 14, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Photographer op

  50. Dawayne Duffy on October 14, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Wow wow wow that looks awesome man.
    Love ya work mate 👍.
    I’ve been gardening most of my life and have never seen footage as cool 😎as that. Thank you 😉

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