Building an Easy DIY Potting Bench for My Garden | Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Building an Easy DIY Potting Bench for My Garden | Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Welcome to the Garden! In this video, I get lots of gardening done, working around the bugs and rainy days of May. I also build a simple potting bench that can be easily completed for beginners. Hope you enjoy watching it!

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  1. Richard Wright on June 8, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Hello Emily.  My favorite method of maintaining a sustainable pantry and stockpiling items long term for the whole family and the family dog and the family cat is what I consider to be the most practical, utilizing every type of food storage methods and technology available, both old and new. . Except for the fruits and vegetables that get canned, I keep perishable items like meat, poultry, fish, fruit, vegetables and dairy products in the refrigerator on a short term basis until I’m ready to use them for a big family meal – and for even longer term sustainable storage, a large separate freezer, which can store a half side of beef with plenty of room left over for homemade ice cream etc. . I’m considering upgrading to a walk-in freezer at some point.in the near future, if my plans to open a bed and breakfast come to fruition. Sometimes, however a nice round of cheese can do well for quite awhile on a pantry shelf at room temperature – and doesn’t mind even if it has to stand there alone.😁 Store bought canned goods get shelves.in the large pantry closet – several for canned meat like corned beef hash, spam and sandwich spread and another for canned vegetables Bread, rolls, grains, homemade pasta, cereals and the like are stored in special humidity controlled bins I order from Amazon Prime – which usually get delivered to my doorstep about an hour after I order them. . Stuff from the family garden and orchard, like onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, cucumber, pumpkins, carrots, corn celery,, potatoes and yams, cherries, blueberries and strawberries get canned in Mason Jars and stored in the cool, root cellar of this wonderful rambling former farmhouse (circa 1867) I share with my extended blended family and several rambunctious dogs raised on table scraps from the some of the finest food from a plethora of sources both commercial and home based. . There’s even a special separate "summer kitchen" which I converted to store butter and ice cream churns, pots, pans, utensils, extra storage containers, foil, bags, cutlery, and other meal related accoutrement. Out back in the woods, just beyond the big pile of wood I maintain all year, (for use in an antique woodstove I keep on hand, in case the power goes out) there’s even an old rusting vintage still where my great grandfather made some of the finest corn whiskey for miles. Next to it is the rusting hulk of the Ford Model A he used to transport that powerful hootch by the light of the moon on soft summer nights to his eager customers in a tri-county area. Further into this verdant forest of mostly sycamore, oak, pine and scrub, runs a cool stream into which I occasionally cast a rod or net to catch some Brook Trout, Bluntnose Shiners, or whatever takes the bait (just earthworms for the most part). And yes, hunting season means wild turkey, deer, and even an occasional wild boar. Next week, I’m planning on filing for a permit to 3-D print a smokehouse in order to be able to create gourmet artisan handcrafted, beef, bacon, turkey, and beef stick jerky, which interested local merchants can private label for other people to share with their families and their family dogs. Unfortunately, i had to break the bad news to my free range hens today that due to expected egg shortages regretfully numbered are their days of laying a couple of eggs and then basically taking the rest of the day off with ranging privileges’ within the parameters of a few very nice rural acres – parts of which are rich with fat grubworms. There’s even a short dirt road between the main barn and the farmhouse which they’re free to cross to get to the other side as often as they’d like. My rooster Ben overheard me and he ain’t too happy either, knowing full well that due to oncoming egg shortages, he’ll be "workin’ overtime to make sure there’s plenty of eggs for me an the family.

  2. Katherine McChesney on June 8, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    the only reason you have those subscrribers is because you are benefitting your self off your father recommendations. And did you repair the wonky mosquito net on your porch?

  3. Bryant Fry on June 8, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Emily, you probably already know, but new tomato plants can be made from the suckers from the plant. This would probably be more aimed at your viewers.
    It’s good to see the progress in your plantings, and I wish you success with your garden.

  4. Freedom on June 8, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    You are doing a great job my friend! It looks good🙂 Your father is a great teacher! Bless you and yours!

  5. Chuck Crouse on June 8, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Looks great

  6. Doug Gibson on June 8, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    WOW Emily your family garden looks amazing, an oasis!!!.

  7. dorothy allen on June 8, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Great project and handle and wheels would be more useful in your garden, great ideas!

  8. Old Possum on June 8, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    After mass shootings in Tulsa and Uvalde TX the last few days, it is reassuring to see folks outside in the Canadian woods not sporting sidearms. I don’t think it is silly to carry in some Places and situations. The couple at Simple Living Alaska channel often carry when engaged in activities when they might surprise and confront black bears and grizzlies. But I was shocked to read a comment on Log Capital Log Yard, a channel run by a teen girl working at her family’s PA sawmill, in which a viewer recommended she carry a pistol. What for? Discourage hemlock attacks? US gun culture has become a form of normalized paranoia, a real sickness. The extraordinary proliferation of firearms in the US cannot but result in tragedy and crime. CDN laws are, yes, more restrictive, but none less gun ownership far more common that it was a decade ago, and most are not necessary. 1.2M licensed hunters, 45K trappers, 200K farms would warrant many guns, but not 13M of them. Responsible, safe CDN legal gun owners can complain about their privileges being curtailed, but fact is, we have an proliferation of guns in last decade, and a normalization of gun culture. When CDNs start talking about their 2A rights, we got problems.

  9. Mark 1967 on June 8, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I grew up on a farm long ago, now 55, planning on a family collaboration on a property with 2 of our adult sons. You guys give us inspiration to garden on our future property.

  10. Peter Jones on June 8, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Emily, I’ve just started watching your videos after your dad suggested it. I enjoyed this first video but I have one suggestion, get a dog!! We love seeing Cali and you having a dog running around would make your videos even better!

  11. Northeden on June 8, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    The ends of the legs will rot if you don’t put some feet on them.

  12. IP FREELY on June 8, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    I’m so happy to see your into doing this with your dad. Most kids don’t want to have anything to do with their dorky parents lol. My sons 28 and I have 3 grandchildren and my son still doesn’t want to have anything to do with me haha.

  13. JM on June 8, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Do you part time modal?? You could for sure.

  14. JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY!!! on June 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    JESUS KNOCKS ON YOUR HEART AND LONGS FOR YOU TO ANSWER! HE DOESN’T WANT TO SEE ANYONE PERISH INTO HELL. GOD LOVES YOU SO HE GIVES YOU FREE WILL AND A CHOICE TO ACCEPT HIM OR REJECT HIM. TO LOVE HIM OR TO LOVE SIN/THIS WORLD. CALL UPON JESUS & ASK HIM TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS! SURRENDER YOUR WILL & YOUR LIFE TO HIM & HE WILL GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN! PICTURE YOUR BEST DAY ON EARTH TIMES A BILLION FOR ETERNITY, THAT’S HEAVEN! NOW PICTURE YOUR WORST DAY ON EARTH TIMES A BILLION FOR ETERNITY, THAT’S HELL! HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT SO IF YOU REJECT HIM YOU WILL BE SEPARATED FROM HIM & HIS BLESSINGS (LOVE, PEACE, JOY, HOPE, REST, ETC). IN HELL YOU WILL BE ALONE WITHOUT GOD OR PEOPLE… YOU WILL BE HOPELESS, IN DESPAIR & AGONY FOREVER!

    GOD’S STANDARD FOR HEAVEN IS PERFECTION AND ONLY JESUS (THE SON OF GOD/GOD IN THE FLESH) LIVED THAT PERFECT LIFE! HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE & TOOK THE WRATH OF THE FATHER ON THE CROSS FOR YOUR SINS! GOD IS JUST SO HE MUST PUNISH SIN & HE IS HOLY SO NO SIN CAN ENTER HIS KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST ON JUDGEMENT DAY GOD WILL SEE YOU AS HIS PERFECT SON (SINLESS SINCE YOUR SINS ARE COVERED BY JESUS’ OFFERING). YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE TO REJECT JESUS’ GIFT/SACRIFICE & PAY FOR YOUR OWN SIN WITH DEATH (HELL) BUT THAT SEEMS PRETTY FOOLISH! GOD SEES & HEARS EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID & DONE. YOU WONT WIN AN ARGUMENT WITH HIM & YOU CANT DEFEND ANY OF YOUR SINS TO HIM. YOU’RE NOT A GOOD PERSON, I’M NOT A GOOD PERSON… ONLY GOD IS GOOD! WE’RE ALL GUILTY WITHOUT ACCEPTING JESUS’ SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS!

    MUHAMMAD DIDN’T DIE FOR YOUR SINS, BUDDHA DIDN’T DIE FOR YOUR SINS, NO PASTOR/NO PRIEST/NO SAINT/NO ANCESTOR DIED FOR YOUR SINS, MARY DIDN’T DIE FOR YOUR SINS, NO IDOLS OR FALSE gods DIED FOR YOUR SINS, NO MUSICIAN OR CELEBRITY DIED FOR YOUR SINS, NO INFLUENCER OR YOUTUBE STAR DIED FOR YOUR SINS, NO SCIENTIST OR POLITICIAN DIED FOR YOUR SINS, NO ATHLETE OR ACTOR DIED FOR YOUR SINS! STOP WORSHIPING THESE PEOPLE!

    JESUS CHRIST ALONE DIED FOR YOUR SINS & WAS RESURRECTED FROM THE GRAVE! HE IS ALIVE & COMING BACK VERY SOON WITH JUDGEMENT (THESE ARE END TIMES)! PREPARE YOURSELVES, TURN FROM SIN & RUN TO JESUS! HE KNOWS YOUR PAIN & TROUBLES, HE WANTS TO HEAL & RESTORE YOU! TALK TO HIM LIKE A BEST FRIEND! ASK HIM TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU & HELP YOU TO BELIEVE IF YOU DOUBT! DON’T WAIT TO CRY OUT! NO ONE IS PROMISED TOMORROW! HE LONGS FOR YOU TO INVITE HIM IN, HE LOVES YOU MORE THAN ANY PERSON EVER COULD, HE CREATED YOU!

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."-John 14:6

    "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."-Matthew 10:33

    “For the wages of sin is death (hell), but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”-Romans 6:23

    Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

  15. Teresita Corrales meuly on June 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    HELLO:

  16. Dawna Jamison on June 8, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Can’t hear because of the music!! To much.

  17. Peaceful Heart on June 8, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Really nice, Emily. Thank you for providing such wholesome, enjoyable entertainment. Watching You from Wheeler, Oregon. Patricia

  18. Kirt Odam on June 8, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    I think that you are an inspiration to young and old. I wish more people had the get up and go that you do! I find the music and senic views so relaxing. Well done on the potting (soon to be trolley) table. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep watching.

  19. Brandon OMalley on June 8, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    OUTSTANDING!REALLY.ALWAYS IMPRESSED!

  20. Andie Pas de Deux on June 8, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Amazing. I’ve just binge-watched your last few videos. What an inspiration you are, whether for women and girls or just humans generally. Big love, Emily! xxx

  21. Virginia Regalado on June 8, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    That is so cool and you made it look so easy .Great job

  22. Sherry Campion on June 8, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I love your boots and also the musquito shirt. We have alot here In Virginia were i live by almost dry water inlets where did you get those?

  23. Debra Precious on June 8, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Great Job on the potting bench Good for you I can just see what your going to take on in the future at this rate. High 5 Love your Channel BTW take good care Emily ttysoon

  24. ronpeted on June 8, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Nice job!

  25. Gaby on June 8, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Beatiful garden Emily!🌻

  26. SUNRISE SIDE SNOW DOGS on June 8, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Nice potting bench! I really enjoy your attention to details in your films, plus the close ups. Great job

  27. firedad65 on June 8, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    How bad are the biting bugs and how long during the year do you have to put up with them.

  28. Marie Creighton on June 8, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Definitely nature’s girl blessings beautiful work you have. Daddy touch of nature’s way congratulations blessings..” amazing my the plants love multiple “ 😊✨🌙🌟

  29. wilma briggs on June 8, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Emily, you are doing great !

  30. Richard DeBeer on June 8, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    You are an amazing chip off the proverbial old block young lady.
    I’m sure your dad is so proud of you it will be years before you know and appreciate it.
    Any case, nice work and Bravo for all you do.

  31. 天賦真 on June 8, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    👏👏👏 💪😆

  32. Donald Hofman on June 8, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I have a lot of respect for you and your family! Keep it up. You’re being a great example to others that need encouragement from you, and their peers!

  33. Dennis Davis on June 8, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Very good video.

  34. John tatum on June 8, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Is garden at your cabin? I think this is not connected to Shawn’s huge garden…just a guess.

  35. Good Times Homestead w/Jen & Steve on June 8, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Very nice table. I’d like to make one too. Wheels will be good. That’s what we did on ours but they are more like shop tables.

  36. Marty W on June 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    You’ve learned a lot in your short life. I’m sure your parents are proud. Keep up the good work!

  37. Lisa Tortora on June 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Hi how close is your cabin to your Dad,?

  38. Ed McGowan on June 8, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Spent yesterday working on raised beds and a garden with a three generations of Family.
    Lots of learning, advice, experiments, and laughter.
    Love seeing someone else racing and embracing the rain with Family!

  39. Herman Rombouts on June 8, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Hello Emily. You are a very fast and efficient builder. Brava. You build that bench very well and once it will be varnished ,it should look like a million dollars.IOW you are a doer..Greetings: Herman Rombouts.

  40. Leigh Flowers - Hiking Realtor Charlotte - N.C. on June 8, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Great Job !!

  41. Linda FOSTER on June 8, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Emily so proud of you!! You and your Dads progress has been soc awesome! Great job prettyl lady! LOVE FROM INDIANA

  42. J Mar on June 8, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    You did a wonderful job with the planting and with the wooden garden table. Great video once again. God bless you.

  43. Wood Sman on June 8, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Power tools and conventional lumber? Your old man allowed that?

  44. Michael Lyons on June 8, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Great first bench, it’ll come in really handy. Find good size wheels to handle the terrain. 🙂

  45. Steven Moran on June 8, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Electric shower – car battery electric pump -shower head with hose – pipe with filter to draw -up warm water to pump and switch to turn shower on and off – also prime the water hose with water before you switch on the water pump -enjoy warm showers

  46. James Dean on June 8, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    What a remarkable family

  47. Gaby on June 8, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    🤍

  48. jimmy castro on June 8, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Emily the Engineer! Great Vid, Great Work!💢💢

  49. Brenda Gervais on June 8, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Well done! That table/shelf looks terrific

  50. Giulio Gemino on June 8, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    just look at this electric tool.
    it helps really a lot as long as you have some electricity accessible. No fuel no filters no sparkplugs. it works really hard and good for cultivating purposes only with a cord, and it is also very sturdy…
    mine is more than 6 years old and works flawlessly on a 50m² vegetable garden. It is relatively light 11.6Kg and compact but it works the earth with proper depth 20~30cm and with a pass large enough 40 cm.
    The advantages:
    1 It doesn’t require consumables and parts.
    2 It is very light and maneuverable for elder women…
    3 It offer more flexibility and modularity in cultures while the same growing surface can be divided in more little portions increasing variety of vegetables and decreasing risk of failure enhancing fields rotation also.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaZpIekw5BU

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