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Check this video to see some of our FAVORITE videos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ2ch2ldH2c --~-- #thefitfarmer #farmfit #bakercreekseedcompany Kendall from Baker Creek took us through a variety of plants that we can grow to make Profitable Market Gardens with Heirlooms and help save different species of plants at the same time. Watch to find out what varieties are good for market gardens Purchase seeds from Baker Creek Seed Company here: www.rareseeds.com Request your FREE copy Baker Creek Seed Company's 2019 Seed catalog here: https://www.rareseeds.com/request-catalogus/ Pre-Order the 2019 Whole Seed Catalog here: https://www.rareseeds.com/2019-whole-seed-catalog-pre-order-usa-canada-and-mexico-/ In order to win one of our Power Packs you need to be active on our channel, leave quality comments. Offer only available to subscribers in the contiguous states. This giveaway has no affiliation with YouTube. Want to help support our farm, VLOG, and get 20% off all of our products? Become one of our patrons on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/thefitfarmer If you haven't, please check out our Amazon store and find some of the FARM GEAR that we use here at Big Pond Farm. https://www.amazon.com/shop/bigpondfarm Some items is our store are: Woven Landscape Fabric Treadlite Broadfork Bootstrap Farmer Seed Trays Mike's Hat Find us on Facebook Big Pond Farm ~~~Follow us on Instagram ~~~ Mike - @The_Fit_Farmer_ Lacie ~ @Yurt.Momma Big Pond Farm ~ @BigPondFarm Selah ~ @SelahDickson Josiah ~ @Josiah.Dickson We love to get mail!! ~~~Snail Mail~~~ Big Pond Farm P.O. Box 5205 Concord, NC 28027 Music by Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) Some of the links above are affiliate links which means we make a little money, for our family, if you purchase an item through the links above. Thanks for supporting Big Pond Farm!!!
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stepht5 (1 month ago)
I’m loving the Baker creek series!
So glad you like it!
metalricanrock1 (1 month ago)
Just about 90% of all my seeds come from Baker creek I love them!. Baker creek shared tour video on their Facebook I clicked watched and now subscribed
Welcome and Thank you!! We hope you enjoy our channel!
This is very useful information. I’m ordering seeds to ship to Venezuela trying to alleviate the food insecurity (shortage due to rations and inflation). It’s important for me that the seeds I buy are quick yield, early varieties, prolific and hopefully disease free because people won’t have access to anything to kill pests such as powdery mildew or other pests. Thanks again!
We are so glad that you find our videos helpful! It is a very sad situation in Venezuela and we hope that the seeds you send will help them in their extreme time of need. Thank you for watching Margarita!
angie glaze (1 month ago)
Thank you for the awesome seed info. Cannot wait to try some new items this spring. We are also trying to set up a community seed library in our community so seed saving has become something I have learned this year very well. I was drooling over your walls of seeds. Lol. Would love to come and visit your store and see your actual place some day. Thanks again for all the great videos you guys do to keep us informed. Angie
FiveTopsFarm (1 month ago)
Such a great video, thanks for sharing all the information.
Brenda Smiley (1 month ago)
Nice work on this video!!! All good information. ✌🏡
Mitzi Faisca (1 month ago)
I love the new introduction that you have at the beginning of your blogs.
Thank you!
Mireya Kuritz (1 month ago)
I can't wait to visit the store, wow its like candy to my eyes
It was like that for us too!
Diana Mullins (1 month ago)
Hi Mike, we have grown tomatoes in Port Angeles WA for a few years in a greenhouse. However this year we had growth and flowers, but very few fruit. What went wrong this year? Is there some nutrient that we are lacking?
KIM COUCH (1 month ago)
I grew the lemon squash.....It is so good and we had tons of it!
I think we are definitely going to grow them next year.
Daniel Flowers (1 month ago)
You have such a beautiful family, hone and life. I greatly enjoy the videos. God bless you and your family.
Thank you Daniel!
Sally Smith (1 month ago)
I have Baker's catalog and am planing next years garden now. Loved seeing what is growing at Baker.
It is exciting seeing all the seeds and planning on what to grow. Thanks for watching Sally!
6996katmom (1 month ago)
Can you get more money for heirloom veggies? Or is it because there is more variety. I know in my garden, I like heirlooms because the plants seem to grow better and the fruit grows bigger. A lot of the varieties won't grow here in Texas. When you order from them, do they have a way to tell you what will grow and not grow in certain regions? Have a wonderful and Blessed Day.
Katmom you can contact them through their website or through their Facebook page and could help you on what varieties would be best for your growing conditions. In certain areas you can get more for heirlooms but it all depends on what people want. Thanks for watching!
Brenda Bentham (1 month ago)
Greetings friends. I like the sweet or mild peppers. Nothing too spicy. Squash is good. Tomatoes and cucumbers too. Thanks for sharing
Greetings! Thanks for watching!
David Straub (1 month ago)
Already have a few of the suggested seeds for my garden in 2019 ... the Ozark Giant peppers & the Mexican Sour Gherkin. Looking forward to seeing how they produce under very trying conditions (mainly lack of sun due to obstructions) ..... but I'm going to give them a go, including of all things ... the Orangeglo watermelon .... that's gonna be interesting to say the least - all I want is just one ...... is that too much to ask lolzzzzz. Take care Mike, and best of luck to you and your family.
Sounds like you are well on your way to having things planned out for next year. Thanks for watching David!
M A Callahan (1 month ago)
Great video! Wonderful information for planning how to get the greatest yield even if you have a very small garden like mine.
Thank you!
Natasha Arnall (1 month ago)
Great information thank you!
Thank you!
Kim VanVallis (1 month ago)
Awesome interview!
Thank you Kim!
Homestead Blessings (1 month ago)
Love hearing all the items at Bakers Creek. Would love to visit but way to far away. Maybe I will win something but feel blessed to keep learning
Kathleen Krailler (1 month ago)
WOW! Thank you so much for this video. I am so inspired by this video. What are the seeds you have chosen to grow next year? I would love to know. I love the vegetables that look like other fruits, ie: pear tomatoes, lemon cucumbers What excitement they could create at a family gathering!
It is really exciting! We don't have everything nailed down but I'm sure we will be growing some of these varieties next year.
The Citystead (1 month ago)
Great video! Awesome information on high yield heirlooms and great footage of baker creeks operation what a great looking place to visit
Thank you! We want to provide good information for everyone and we learn along the way too. It is an awesome place to see.
13:06 Mouse Melons 😂😂😂❤️
😂 They are cute.
I had to watch this over a couple of days, grabbing a few minutes here and there! 😂😂😂 This is all so amazing to me!! Speaking of peppers, mine never do real well. I really need to do some research on 'why'. 🤷‍♀️ I could just live at Baker's Creek Seeds! 😂😂😂
Go Fish Office (1 month ago)
Thank you for the information about heirloom seeds. I think it's important for people to grow them and to save the seeds. I have referred others to your wonderful channel. Have a great day!
You are so very welcome! Thank you for telling others about our channel!
jmbo16 (1 month ago)
Love the info and suggestions , lucky to only live 45 minutes from BakerCreek , hmmm I think I hear a cinnamon roll calling now !!!
And fresh baked bread and lunch, yumm! Thanks so much for watching!
Erin Przeslak (1 month ago)
Your video made me want to go to the store so bad!
It is a really great place!
Josh Ford (1 month ago)
Cherokee Purple is one of my favorites. I might have to try the Chinese five-color or fish pepper this spring. Thanks for the video
We have grown those before too! I think we are going to try several things that Kendall showed us.
New subscriber her but great video!
Welcome! Thank you Crystal!
Theresa Wheeler (1 month ago)
We love Baker Creek and visit them a couple of times each year in Mansfield, Missouri! I love how they take the time to discuss the how to grow and are so helpful when you're trying to decide which seeds or trees or plants for wanting to buy and I really love their guarantee on their things they sell! My husband loves Peppers of all kind, sweet, spicy and hot! We really enjoy their Festivals, especially Their Spring Festival in May! Thank you again for an awesome and informational video!!! You all know how I feel about you all!!! 💖
They are really great! We plan on being at the Spring Planting Festival!
Janette Harris (1 month ago)
Hey! Great job!
Thank you Janette!
Green Dream Project (1 month ago)
Great info, Mike! Does Baker Creek offer seeds for a variety of climates?
Yes they do! They have seeds from all over the world.
Tina Rowland (1 month ago)
Great info thank you
Thank you Tina!
Mallorie Gaughran (1 month ago)
Thanks for posting! I really want to try the Mexican Sour Gherkins!
Mallorie Gaughran (1 month ago)
+The Fit Farmer - Mike Dickson they look fun to grow. I have seen a few people pickle them as fridge pickles.
You're welcome! We have had them before and they are unique, the kids love them!
Lisa Earman (1 month ago)
Thanks for showing rare seeds!!! VERY INTERESTING!!
You are very welcome! Thanks for watching!
bobinmissouri (1 month ago)
Hey looking good there young man love that you are teaching the young'ins how to grow and garden give a man a fruit he eat once teach them how to grow them the eat for a life time
Exactly! We want people to know where their food comes from and how to grow it themselves. Thanks so much for watching Bob!
Cathie Galbraith (1 month ago)
Love your Baker Creek video series. I use mostly their seeds and am learning about other varieties from your videos
Awesome Cathie! We had a great time visiting and learning from everyone that worked there.
theresa smith (1 month ago)
Love watching your video we used to farmers market haven't done it for 3 years but going to start backup also grow for yourself that's why I watch your videos
We are so glad that you enjoy our videos! Congratulations on getting started back. Thanks so much for watching!
April Garrahan (1 month ago)
Love the new intro
Thanks 😀
Ann matthews (1 month ago)
Great information thanks 😄
Thanks. Glad we could share the info.
Johnna Finley (1 month ago)
Wow. I didn’t realize the huge variety and different colors of peppers! I can’t wait to try some out.
They have a huge variety of peppers of all kinds.
Baken & Eggs (1 month ago)
Love watching your videos! You fed my addiction for seeds haha!I have so many and still find there are more I need!
I guess we are kinda like Seed Pushers. lol Thanks for watching!
Dennis Shields (1 month ago)
Great video, just gained 14 more varieties I want to try.
Thanks. Glad to present more varieties to you. If you grow any of these let me know how it goes.
Bonnie Guffey (1 month ago)
That was great information on the different varieties .  I grew the small lemon cucumbers a couple years ago and they did so well I couldn't keep up with them.  I will be trying some of the peppers and tomatoes he recommended.  Thanks Mike
You're welcome Bonnie! We want to grow some lemon cucumbers and lemon squash next year, among other things.
Dolan Staton (1 month ago)
Great video! Thank you so much for continuing to spread useful knowledge and experience. This is part of the reason you are the first YouTubers Kenzie and I look for when we start our days!
Thank you Dolan! Thanks for being some of our long time viewers!
Natacha Yearwood (1 month ago)
I LOVED this video!!!! I have learned so much from You and Selah traveling to Baker Creek for the Heirloom Festival and then to HOA (my sister and I had tickets but couldnt go at last minute.) We are not planning a full market garden but I put all these seeds on my list anyway!! I cant wait to try them!!! Thank you!
So sorry you didn't make it to the HOA!! We are so glad that you find our videos helpful. Thanks so much for watching!
Diba Lowen (1 month ago)
I really enjoy your videos and watch you every day. I first heard about your channel from Roots & Refuge when you and your daughter attended the Heirloom Expo. I live in the Suburbs but am so inspired by all of you. I have five gardens and growing strong. Next year I plan on adding chickens! I am trying to get a Baker's Creek Catalog and look forward to ordering seeds. This is the stuff winter dreams are made of :-) Keep bringing us wonderful content. I am so impressed.
We are so glad that you heard about us!! Jess was so nice to have us on her channel. Thank you so much for watching!
Heather Hineline (1 month ago)
Shameless random comment trying to up my chances of winning free seeds.😁
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The garage Greenhouse (1 month ago)
Thanks again for another great video and you have turned me onto a few more pepper species I love Baker Creek Seed Co now I will get a few others thanks to you still waiting for my catalog LOL have a wonderful day!😊
So great to hear! Baker Creek is a fantastic company.
jtchomestead (1 month ago)
Informative video. Thanks for the info on heritage seeds.
Glad you like it! Thanks so much for watching!
Patrice's Projects (1 month ago)
It's not just the market gardener that could REALLY benefit from very productive plants. I have very limited garden space, so I tend to grow only one or 2 of each variety of larger plants in my garden. I was just gifted some Chinese 5 color pepper seed, so you will be seeing my grow those out this coming season. I will most likely try out some of the squash mentioned in this video, as well as the lemon cucumber and maybe the marketmore which I have grown before. Thank you so much for all of this useful information. And Thank you to Kendall as well.
It is nice to know they are so prolific!
John Herbert (1 month ago)
I grew the Chinese 5 Colors this last year and was giving them away! I would pick at least 5 or six of each plant that was only 12 inches tall. By the time they got to be 20 inches tall I was sick of seeing them in the kitchen and was just dropping a bowl at work to see my coworkers snack on them
You're welcome!! Glad you like it!
Cindy Thomas (1 month ago)
Question: with the peppers. My friends dr. told her the peppers she ate so much of during the summer was helping her pain from a muscle disease. What is in pepper that could do that? Any truth to that if you know? Or could you direct me to someone.
Cindy Thomas (1 month ago)
+The Fit Farmer - Mike Dickson These were sweet peppers. The small bell peppers, yellow, orange and red.
The capsaicin in hot peppers does help with pain. There is a lot of research out there on it.
Cindy Thomas (1 month ago)
I can't wait for their new catalog. I've been looking at last year's catalogs, dreaming and wondering what next year will bring. After this past year of losing almost everything to rain and flooding, I am considering doing some container gardening and putting the grow bags to use.
We are looking forward to the new catalog too. So sorry you have lost so much we hope you can use the grow bags to help out next year.
happymomk (1 month ago)
Terrific, inspiring ideas! Very helpful, as usual! Thanks!
So glad you like our videos!
Richard Bohling Sr (1 month ago)
Lots of ideas to think about for the spring planting season. It won't be long and I can hardly wait.
It will be here before we know it!
Cathleen Caratan Moses (1 month ago)
The more I learn about all the different varieties of fruits and vegetables and forage, the more I am awestruck by all that God has given us to be stewards of.
You are so right. There are so many different varieties of plants and just think that there are thousands of plants that are already extinct. We need to protect what God has given us! Blessings to you!
johnqglass (1 month ago)
hey!!
Hey!
Mr Undead (1 month ago)
What an awesome store !! Make me want to get into growing some heirloom seeds for sure 👍
It really is a great place!
Mary Sueper (1 month ago)
If we could get to that Baker Creek Seed Store, we'd be like kids in the candy store. It's hard enough to not go overboard when we buy seeds online. And all those folks at Baker Creek are so knowledgeable, you know they work there for the right reasons. 🙂👍
They are so knowledgeable!! There are so many choices it does feel like you are in a candy store.
Hey! I know u hear this a lot but I have to say it again. This is one of the most informative videos for all these various items. There were so many I have never seen. I feel variety is most important for rural market gardeners. Thx for sharing!
Thank you Aaron! We really try to provide good information. Thanks for watching!
good afternoon, I've grown the Fish peppers and they are hot. also grown Cherokee Purple, I love them and the yellow pear, Lemon Cucumber just the right size for a good snack., Mexican Sour Gherkin these are fast growing on a Trellis and easier to pick these little guy. taste like a cucumber with a little splash of lemon taste. my grand kids love them. they full up there pockets to take home. LOL! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day
+The Fit Farmer - Mike Dickson me too. there just not enough space for all I'd love to grow. square foot garden is all I can do for now. still looking for that right country land to buy.
There is so much we want to try next year!
Oliver Sky (1 month ago)
Thank you for sharing! I absolutely love the Cherokee Purple variety. Ive yet to find any other tomato so flavorful. Looking forward to trying some of the other varieties that were recommend, especially the Murasaki Togarashi. I also grew the Fish pepper for the first time during the 2018 growing season. It is definitely hot for its size, but it is an absolutely beautiful plant. The story and history behind the Fish pepper is truly unique, and we are lucky they are still available today. Story here--> https://www.gardenbetty.com/fish-pepper-a-peculiar-pepper-with-deep-roots-in-african-american-history/
Oliver Sky (1 month ago)
+The Fit Farmer - Mike Dickson Your welcome! You have a fantastic channel, and a wonderful family. It's been an inspiration to watch your farm grow. I've really enjoyed the Baker Creek series of videos. I should also mention where I first heard about the history of the Fish pepper. Khang Starr, who specializes in peppers, did a great review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pnG7od5HHM&t=6s&frags=pl%2Cwn
Thanks so much for sharing the information about the Fish Peppers! Thanks so much for watching!
Jerome Smith (1 month ago)
Hi. Great video! Thankyou for taking us along.
Thank you Jerome!
Stormy Haddan (1 month ago)
Love it!!!!
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Rita McCammon (1 month ago)
Hi! Great info once again! We grow the lemon squash and they are delicious! Also the squash bugs don't seem to like them so we get more than with the straight neck squash which is another of our favorites. I hope y'all get some great new seeds for your market garden!
Glad you liked our video! We really want to grow the lemon squash next year because we hate squash bugs! Thanks for watching!
David Ross (1 month ago)
i got 4 figs from them and thought they would die as they were root bound and not growing in soil but thankfully this yr we got so much rain here in west virginia they grew and grew and grew and got to 5 ft tall with figs on them but not big enough to eat.. so i did not like the ones sent from florida but thankfully the rains made them grow..
David Ross (1 month ago)
yes i am sure they will.. i did try growing those tiny seeds that are little blue berries and little orange berries but they were so hard to get started.. the seeds are so tiny..and i grew a melon that grew lots of vines but no fruit.. it must have been due to all the rains this summer. it rained here from may and well it is still raining here .. many basements and rivers and creeks got flooded out..
So glad they grew for you, I bet they will have lots of fruit next year. Thanks for watching David!
Lisa Casto (1 month ago)
You guys inspire on the daily ! Blessings to your family !!!
Thank you Lisa!
Karen Oliveira (1 month ago)
Thanks. That was great! I remeber the pear tomates when I was a child. Mom had a hard time letting them ripen as we picked them as soons as they turned. I had never seen them again. It is good to know Backer Creek has them.
Thank you for sharing that memory with us! Glad that you now know you can find the yellow pear tomatoes at Baker Creek. Thanks for watching!
Dark Age Growing (1 month ago)
I was droolling just watching you guys walk around in that store. I live in Washington state and I doubt I'll ever make it to the Baker Creek seed store but I'd love to someday. I grow yellow pear Tomatoes almost every year cuz they are so prolific. I've have a video up about dehydrating yellow pear tomatoes on my channel and I was getting pounds off that thing.
They do have a seed store in Petaluma, CA, that is a little closer to you. The Whole Seed Catalog has all the seeds in it too and it is beautiful with great articles in it as well. That is great that you already grow the yellow pear tomatoes. Thanks so much for watching!
Darren Shinn (1 month ago)
Oh and whatever vegetables your lifting is doing a body good! Lol! Way to go bro!
LOL 😂
Darren Shinn (1 month ago)
Well im sure im not the most active on your channel but i think the giveaway is a wonderful idea! Good luck and i love the content of the new videos!
We plan to keep on doing Power Pack giveaways so just keep on commenting! Thanks for watching Darren!
༺ཌRobད༻ W (1 month ago)
Aaaaaaaaaaah yes Great video for sure. Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us who are not as up to speed as others.
Thanks Rob! We are all learning together!
Christie Betts (1 month ago)
Enjoyed the video! I need to order a catalog from them
Thank you Christie!
simhi free (1 month ago)
Hello from a sub in Moore County, NC :D
Hello! 👋
Kathy Brochu (1 month ago)
I dont like the hot peppers but I do love your videos !
They have lots of sweet peppers too! Thank you Kathy!
janice mason (1 month ago)
would love to know which seeds would be tolerant for growing in the desert (besides chiles, lol) specifically cucumbers. love looking through garden catalogs, can't wait to receive mine!
Janice I think you can ask contact them and ask what varieties would grow good in the desert. Here is their contact page https://www.rareseeds.com/service/contact/ and also they are very active on their facebook page.
I need that seed store in my life 😂🤣😂
+The Fit Farmer - Mike Dickson fingers crossed , one day LOL
Head on over to Mansfield, MO. lol
Mike , do you have any videos out on what is your family's favorite thing to grow /eat ..what is a must have for you all ?
We don't have one specifically about what we like to eat and grow. We love cucumbers, basil, salad greens, kale, squash, tomatoes, etc... We eat pretty much anything.
Love Bakers Creek Great video , Thank you! 🙂
They are great! Thanks for watching!
Sharon Puckett (1 month ago)
Great advice, will have to try some of these in my little family garden. Thanks!
Awesome Sharon! Thanks for watching!
K Newman (1 month ago)
thats my dream going to the baker creek store! i would be like a kid in a candy shop ❤
It really is an awesome place to visit!
NyN (1 month ago)
Can you do a vlog for cost effective packaging for produce?
We do need to do one on that subject. Thanks for the idea!
Ella Wilson (1 month ago)
I’ve raised egg plant before
👍 which variety have you grown?
cozykitten (1 month ago)
So much beautiful and delicious produce 😁 We plan on making a bigger home garden next year so I definitely want to order some of these seeds. The gilbert pepper was the most unusual looking lol.
Everything they grew there was beautiful. We looking forward to trying some of these varieties next year.
After eating that hot pepper, I bet the veins in his tongue look like the veins in your arms! LoL :-) Awesome info!!!
LOL I'm not sure! Glad you found this video helpful. Thanks for watching!
Joseph Poole (1 month ago)
I guess I'm going to have to order me some.mine came from Lowe's and did nothing and I have a pretty good green thumb
Baker Creek Seeds have really good germination rates and if you get a pack and they don't sprout I would call their customer service, they are great! Thanks for watching Joseph!
Acoatof Gold (1 month ago)
I’m gonna have to try those cucumbers. I have horrible luck with them, they hardly ever do anything for me but I’ll have to try trellising them at some point. I get the Baker Creek magazine every year just to browse but the majority of my seeds come from MIGardener or Sustainable Seed or (don’t tell anybody) Walmart. I’ll have to give them a try.
This year was the year of the cucumber for us, they did so good, but we are looking forward to planting new varieties next year. The important thing is that you are growing something not necessarily where you buy your seed, but Baker Creek does have great germination rates. Thanks for watching!
Maurnice Ambrose (1 month ago)
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Candi Prettyface (1 month ago)
Greetings Friend... Everyone dont forget to like this video... Happy Homesteading!!!!!
Candi Prettyface (1 month ago)
+The Fit Farmer - Mike Dickson Im doing greeaaattttt!!!!!! Hope u and the family have a nice weekend also...
Greetings! Thanks so much for commenting and encouraging others to like our video. Hope you are having a good weekend.
Lani the Farmer (1 month ago)
Dos u lot u pepr
Lani the Farmer (1 month ago)
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Acoatof Gold (1 month ago)
Fish pepper is an African American heirloom, from communities in Philadelphia post-Antebellum.
Thanks for the info!
Lani the Farmer (1 month ago)
I wug o lot of ror fedjos
Hope to do market gardening next year!!! Thanks for all your helpful viedos!
You are very welcome!!
Candi Wallace (1 month ago)
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Thanks!
Laura-ann Stewart (1 month ago)
Love this info. Lol had to grab a book to write down the varieties to look up later. I'm hoping to add a few of these great varieties to my garden
Glad you liked it Laura-ann! Kendall gave us some great ideas for our market garden.
Laura-ann Stewart (1 month ago)
Hoping to add a few to my market booth too
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