Dateline: 14 July 2014
I have long thought that I should be creating YouTube videos. But I haven't made any because I knew nothing about the process, and I've been hesitant to invest any time and effort in the learning curve.
That being the case, it is kind of a big deal (for me) to finally put together Four-Day Carrots, my first YouTube film clip.
It took me around 10 hours, over the course of about a week, to surmount enough little obstacles to produce the 15-minute movie above. I used the iMovie software that came with my computer. The film is heavily edited to eliminate the worst of my verbal shortcomings, and to condense it into the 15 minutes allowed by YouTube.
It's a good feeling to have taken this first step. There is surely a lot of room for improvement, but hopefully I can stick with this and get a little better with each movie I make.
If you watch the movie at YouTube (Here is The Link) and like it, please click the "like" button. Then let your gardening friends know all about it.
And I thank you.
About "Four-Day Carrots"
With that in mind, "Four-Day Carrots" shows how I've refined my tri-growing carrots idea (on page 87 of the book) by planting them in a bed that has been "conditioned" with an occultation cover. I learned about the occultation cover idea from Jean-Martin Fortier's book, The "Market Gardener," and wrote about it back in May At This Link.
The other improvement on the idea is to plant into a bed that is covered with a black plastic mulch, similar to Tom Doyle's system for "Plant and Pick" gardening, which I blogged about Here and Here.