Urban Garden Tour – How We Grow Food For Our Family of 6 in Our Backyard

Feeding a family of six is no easy feat, nor is it without high expense. What’s more, starting an urban garden with absolutely no knowledge of gardening, landscape, irrigation systems, rainwater collection systems, or composting in order to offset the high grocery bill that comes with a family of six is equally as difficult.

Despite the difficulty, hard work, and perhaps “trial and error” that comes with starting an urban garden with no experience, this family has successfully done just that. In this video, Dale shares with us the story of what led him and his family to decide to grow their own food, and how they successfully harvested beans, peppers, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, herbs, and more in their own backyard. He even goes on to talk about how he built an irrigation system and rainwater collection system.

“My wife and I decided in spring of 2015 that we wanted to start growing most of the vegetables our family of 6 eats. It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve had friends and family contact me asking how to get started with gardening and I’m going to be sharing as much as I can about what we’ve learned and how we transformed our backyard into a completely self-sustainable food farm. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re here to show how you can grow your own organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably.”

Hi, we’re Dale, Carrie & family! We decided in spring of 2015 that we wanted to start growing most of the vegetables our family of 6 eats. Our initial reasons were that wanted to save money, eat healthier, and spend more time outside. However, we’ve learned along the way that there are many more benefits to growing your own food! It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve had friends and family contact me asking how to get started with gardening and we’ve created From Seed to Spoon (& more!) in response. We’re going to be sharing what we’ve learned along the way and we’ll show how we transformed our back yard into our own personalized grocery store. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re here to show how you can grow your own organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably.

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3 thoughts on “Urban Garden Tour – How We Grow Food For Our Family of 6 in Our Backyard

  1. Hi Dale, your garden looks wonderful. I used to try to grow on a balcony in CO years ago, bad wind. Thank you for doing this. I wanted to let you know about some things. You have to be careful about using tires for planters-they have a high lead content. Also the beans…be careful about eating green bean seeds for dry beans. Maybe that variety is one you can do that with. Sometimes they have those…my experience was with scarlet runner beans, the green beans you must boil like at least a half hour to boil something out. (I do not like things like this). I thought privacy, red sweet pea flowers, green beans and seeds for planting. Since there was an issue with the (scarlet runner) green bean, I wouldn’t attempt the seeds for eating. I thought green beans were fairly benign, that you could eat everything until this little iffy one. Thanks again.

  2. Wow! Dale I wish my back yard in Norman was this great! You have it all. Great compost bins & h2o collection system. The heat has wiped my garden out except for onions & tomatoes. But the fig tree is loaded & loves heat. Great dads teach & your girls are very Blessed. Keep up the good work! Susan

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