9 Beginner Gardening Mistakes to Avoid 😱 ❌

9 Beginner Gardening Mistakes to Avoid 😱 ❌

Grab some raised beds to start your 2021 garden off right: https://shop.epicgardening.com/ – there are so many mistakes that a new gardener can make that will result in poor harvests or even NO harvests. Here are 9 of the ones I think most beginners run into at some point or another!

0:00 – Intro
0:56 – #1: Inconvenient Location
1:42 – #2: Planting in Poor Light
3:09 – #3: Too Far From Water
4:34 – #4: Not Mulching
6:05 – #5: Not Preparing Soil
8:01 – #6: Planting Things You Hate To Eat
9:09 – #7: Planting Too Close Together
10:24 – #8: Planting At The Wrong Time
12:09 – #9: Not Asking For Help


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  1. Charlotte Hadfield on June 27, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Are all gardens in America this big?

  2. Katie Amero on June 27, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    How did you create this ? How did you fill the barrels(containers)?

  3. purple dragon studios on June 27, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    i have a question? can a magnesium pill diluted in water be used for plants? and do those little plant food spikes work? i like to sometimes use a small spray bottle with one or 2 of the plant food spikes in it and put some in the water i use for my plant cuttings once they have roots! is that ok to do? if not what should i be doing? i hear so many different things im almost questioning if my pots are the right way up at this point

  4. Safe Journey on June 27, 2021 at 7:45 pm

  5. Jason Snyder on June 27, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    I am having Squash issues where i am only getting female flowers and fruit but no male flowers to pollinate the female flowers. Any advice?

  6. Narutoweeb 26 on June 27, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Is there any tips to farm as a kid because its kidna hard the get the materials for farming

  7. Kristen Long on June 27, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    I did not see the link for the website about the sun.

  8. Sophia Brown on June 27, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Just started my first garden in March (in Texas). Thank you so much for all your helpful videos and your website. My garden is doing well with some diseases that your website has helped me recognize and i can hopefully get them taken care of so i dont loose some plants.

  9. Mol K on June 27, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    This channel changed my life. I now grow a lot of food (GREW STUFF FROM SEED FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR), and I’m lucky that we have enough places for me to experiment and try things. It’s been my project over the lockdowns, and my 17th birthday gift was a cold frame (they are awesome, I really needed some warmer spaces for my tomatoes), and most people are shocked with how quickly I’ve progressed. I love helping stuff grow.

  10. Hannah Gibson on June 27, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    8:03 I’m growing tomatoes and it’s producing a BUNCH of tomatoes and I hate raw tomatoe and I don’t have enough time to cook the tomatoes into what I want before they spoil. I hate wasting my own grown food. It hurts a lot more than wasting from a grocery store.

  11. raspberry447 on June 27, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Yes! Shout out to Master Gardener volunteers who work with Extension offices! In California, the Master Gardener program works with University of California Cooperative Extension in almost every county. They are wonderful and super helpful. Definitely reach out! Thank you for this great content!

  12. Nick Demaria on June 27, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Dead banana leaves make great mulch!

  13. Fight Aging with BEvFIT on June 27, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    I make all these! Thank you.

  14. Sandra Si on June 27, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Thank u as usual I needed a boost this year it’s my 5th year but only 3 years of having a full on garden and I am still making a lot of mistakes it can really be a downer thanks for the pick me up video

  15. Johnny's Rustic Kitchen on June 27, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you sir!

  16. Toking 204 on June 27, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    My biggest gardening mistake was trusting my ex girlfriend to take over for the one season. Wasn’t a happy harvest season hahaha. I’m no professional myself but atleast I got some harvest out of my plants. I’m away for work too often too keep up with it

  17. Aida Aminzai on June 27, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Hi! Would you recommend wood chips as mulch?

  18. Sammi-Jo Reviews on June 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    ‘For the love of the grow…’ Yep. I’m guilty of that each year. At best, I’m able to learn as well as provide an option to expand my family’s horizon. At worst, I’m out a bit of space, seeds, & time but I’m also still learning all this time later.

  19. Deja Smith on June 27, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Me watching this knowing I’m a plant killer……

  20. Ethereal Birchwood on June 27, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Shout-out to the Sierra Nevada hat! They make some delicious beer.

  21. Heather Breidenstein on June 27, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Aww you didn’t mention bugs and mites. I was growing everything so well and then the cucumber Beatles and spider mites attacked

  22. Levi Tillman on June 27, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    I apologize, this video is as helpful as all your others…. but I want to hear more about the cucumber fail. My garden is doing well this year, thank your for all your help.

  23. z prince on June 27, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Nice hat.

  24. Zelda Pinwheel on June 27, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Ugh, I hate bitter cucumbers.

  25. Raisa Mendoza on June 27, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    You literally got me into gardening last year and here i am into my second year! Thank you! Your knowledge has honestly been the best help and gardening has become a source of therapy for me.

  26. Epic Gardening on June 27, 2021 at 8:15 pm

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  27. zzzzz329 on June 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Do you have a video on tips for keeping pepper plants healthy? I bought one from a store because the poor things roots were like 4 inches below the pot they had it in and it needed room but I dont know how to keep it alive past giving it more space to grow and watering it lol.

  28. Katie Amero on June 27, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    What are your containers from, made of, located,cost, step by step please?!!!!!

  29. Heather Thomson on June 27, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Hey water at night or morning?

  30. Garden4healing on June 27, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Great info.
    Awesome garden.

  31. Gaylene Long on June 27, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    I use cardboard as a mulch lol

  32. Brittnie Al ibrahim on June 27, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Can we talk about parasites in the garden

  33. hhatton93 on June 27, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    nice hat

  34. SHAA-ISTA WILCOX on June 27, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    I just figured out why my plants died lol

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  36. Sweeto Merian Glitter bean on June 27, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    I hope you don’t end up like Victoria Rachel she tried to tell everyone a small hamster cage isn’t big enough and people hated her for that. And I don’t know how to explain This more because she tried to tell the right thing for your pet hope that doesn’t happen to you sorry if this sounds mean I’m not sure what I’m talking about

  37. Athena Watts on June 27, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    You are epic! I will continue watching your videos!

  38. xRusty on June 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    one more step to becoming the farmer i always wanted to be since i was yesterday’s days old.

  39. no namer on June 27, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    My gardening mistake is growing in a wrong season I had very very sour lettuce

  40. Matrix Esee on June 27, 2021 at 8:35 pm

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  41. Fernando Acosta on June 27, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Do you have to replace the soil inside a grow bed container every so often after a few harvests?

  42. italia gorino on June 27, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    In mexico it rains a lot and suns a lot please talk about that

  43. ChickenCatch on June 27, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    i still dont understand why schools dont teach this. instead they are forcing to ”fit in with society and keep up with all the celebs” yea. that will help you in life sure.

  44. Corey Grieb on June 27, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Respect the power of the Mulch side!