1. seller559 on June 3, 2023 at 8:20 am

    My "donze52" garden produced some tomatoes, potatoes, squash, cantaloupes and some big ol` pumpkins. Not to forget a truck load of gourds. Thanks for the inspiration Mr. Bill.

  2. mk74tom on June 3, 2023 at 8:21 am

    now the real comment the problem is their are many, many areas where growing a garden is illegal. Either due to water usage HOA city regulations etc. I don’t remember if it was your channel or another one where the city cracked down on a lady for growing vegetables and berries mixed in with her front yard flower garden. Mainly because the government does not want people to be self reliant. They want people to rely on the government the more people rely on them the more control they have of them and the more power they have.

  3. backwoods nana on June 3, 2023 at 8:27 am

    A lot of folks are too dang lazy. It’s easier to hold your hand out for food stamps.

  4. boojayjm80 on June 3, 2023 at 8:28 am

    It’s Jesus the Christ Christ is the savior of man it’s not his last name

  5. john brown smith on June 3, 2023 at 8:30 am

    It’s surprising how much a person can grow even in a bad year. Good advise.

  6. 56cottontop on June 3, 2023 at 8:31 am

    The drive to the farmers market is 50 miles round trip & I got these way early & wow did I get a wake call, they were taking store lables off from out of State, so these are not what they say they are, most likely GMO’s crap, I bought two tomatoes & set them in the sun, after all day I stuck them in the freeze & now it has been 5 days & they have not even got soft. I am so glad I still gave some older small farmers around close to buy canned & frozen veg’s & even canned meat.
    MR Bill, it does not take a lot of land to grow tomatoes or fruit trees, even indoor growing is now catching on & just like you said you will find what you need at yard sales if you look.
    Thanks again for a good video that helps folks, the sad thing is that pot growers also use the river & creek banks A& the game wardens walk they also & you might get blamed for someones pot! Not good down here at all. Still have 4 rows of sweet tators my friend will dig after the next rain, cant wait to juice them!
    Peace MR Bill

  7. lance roberts on June 3, 2023 at 8:33 am

    I’m 32 I’ve been gardening since I was 6 years of age
    I assure you in Alabama your skin doesn’t have to be tan in color to grow and harvest your own food. some people just don’t know how to take care of themselves or their families without a Wal-Mart or publix. even though Wal-Mart will sell you the seeds tp be independently self sufficient

  8. Nick Veritas on June 3, 2023 at 8:36 am

    GREAT Vid! I of course disagree with enabling anything evil but you are correct that it is their choice. i realize the sage has no power but THEY think it does. In the Word, if our behavior causes another to sin, WE are sinning even if the specific behavior is NOT a sin. I hope that makes sense because it is in the Word brother. Peace.

  9. WMD on June 3, 2023 at 8:39 am

    The hidden wealth is you my friend.

  10. ceedub 62 on June 3, 2023 at 8:41 am

    800 lbs that was a nice crop. you are right if the people on food stamps would spend a little bit of time and some effortthey could make their food stretch and maybe one day produce enough to be able to get off of food stamps.thank you for the videos. I look forward to your stories. they are very enjoyable.

  11. Keith Cleghorn on June 3, 2023 at 8:43 am

    Funny Story: I use to enjoy tomatoes when I was younger, however I lost the the taste for them about a decade or so ago. This summer I went to the local farmer’s market, because I believe in supporting local businesses. My sister asked me to picked up some salad fixing, which included tomatoes and what not. The tomatoes were much more vibrant in color and feel than the ones I only glance at when I go shopping. So when I got all the ingredients together and took them over to my sister’s house for the BBQ party we were having. She asked me to make the salad. I sample produce that I am working with and reluctantly (for quality control took a bite of some cut up tomatoes) Man was I surprised, The difference between store bought wallymart tomatoes and homegrown tomatoes is night and day. Now I am eating about a lb of fresh tomatoes a week. I also will be planting a small garden next spring. I have not canned food in over thirty years, but plan to start in 2016 which gives me a little over a year to relearn old unused skills.

  12. mk74tom on June 3, 2023 at 8:43 am

    Herbs along the river banks and making friends hmmm now I know why you knew the location of all those pot plants.  just kidding

  13. Julian 3 on June 3, 2023 at 8:44 am

    one reason I love you, brother, is that you say so much in so little time. God bless you.

  14. Danial Holt on June 3, 2023 at 8:46 am

    Mr Bill. I see that McCook has recognized you in the past for putting them on the map. Must be a fine community.

  15. lance roberts on June 3, 2023 at 8:50 am

    and we should all make gardening our plan A and just forget about Wal-Mart. my grandfather wouldn’t even walk in a Wal-Mart and as i grow older i understand why, he had everything they do you might have had to work a bit harder to get it but it could always be had

  16. lance roberts on June 3, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Mr Bill i just over the past few months found your channel and have been hooked ever sincee and my wife both
    i have to know I’ve been practicing my quick draw woth hand guns (air) and cannot figure out how you are doing it any pointers? ??

  17. 1mrgasgas1 on June 3, 2023 at 8:51 am

    How about a video on how you find gold , love that subject … Food will be in high demand soon … God bless …

  18. cwb0051 on June 3, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Beautiful, Perfect looking tomato,Youve a Green thumb Mr. Bill..

  19. GEAUX FRUGAL on June 3, 2023 at 8:54 am

    River did somebody mention the river? We use to get more food out the river than off the side of it. For the river has fish in them and the fish when tilled their bodies into the compost makes a great fertilizer for our one row of garden. 3 ft by 30 ft is all we had. Out of that we got tomatoes,bell-peppers, egg plants, okra,string beans, squash, zucchini, that food kept food in our 4+1 member family. Mamma was Scott’s Irish she would never take welfare or food stamps, she would make her kids skip homework and work them at her 2nd job all night, sign a note for me to get a lawn mower and take my money? But no welfare.

    As an adult I don’t take my child’s money she earned it she spends it usually on something sparkly. I don’t wear $80 blazers and expensive clothes like my mother my car is plain and affordable the most efficient I can afford. I told my girl in first grade you make good grades you will enjoy school if you make bad grades you will not enjoy school it is that simple and that is about all it took to get her to understand she is going to school to enjoy it. Your grades is your business but later in life you are going to want to join clubs and participate and I hope you don’t experience the heartache I had when I was told my grades don’t allow me to participate. One year she was nominated for student of the year. She has tried to join every club she could only time keeps her from some and lack of talent from others. She is not a cheerleader she tried for that IDK why but she did. These clubs require commitment outside of class. Volunteer hours that takes her into places I never would have thought of. She is in a part of school now I never got to. She is bring home home work I can’t do even if I tried I have not seen this stuff. Her grades are good and for the most part her manners and morals are too.
    When she does not feel like going to school I tell her do what you feel if you want we can go to NOLA and visit a museum if you like? I never force her to go to school I was bullied when I was in school if she is facing that I rather her have a live child that flunked out of school than have one that went to school and killed her bully or worse killed herself. School is not the most important thing in life I let her know you will earn a pay check no matter what. You just have the chance to pick what you will do if you do well in class. But you will have a job to be sure. Might be collecting cans and catching fish but you will work. Or your job might be working as a nurse and helping people. For a while she wanted to be a lawyer. I would tell her nothing wrong with law but look at the people that are in that field there has to be a reason 2/3 of them are alcoholics. Not sure what she want to do just in 10th grade I tell her I don’t care if you get a job at wal mart if that is what makes you happy that is what you do. Life is not that long it is pretty short it can be long if you have a job that causes injury or is around people that are hateful.

    Sage can be sold at the flea market for $1 a small bundle. Not going to lie I have burned Sage when my mother has left my house the spirit she has with her is not a good one. I want to make damn sure they are all going with her when she leaves.

    My mother raised me as good as she could but she as a baby boomer shoved aside a lot of wonderful advice and wisdom. She was married age 16 and had I been in my grandmothers home I think I would have gotten the hell out too. People were different back in the day when 20 million Americans starved to death in the dust bowl great depression. A lot of hard solutions presented itself and people back then though nothing of working their kids and taking their money they figured they were a part of the family and there is nothing wrong with them contribution. Contributing is indeed contributing when they get to live in the house they helped build when they are a teen out of school. I taught my kid always have an ace in the hole money or a plan to get you out if you want to leave. Even if that is a hammock and a bug out bag. We have been dumpster diving and made money that day doing it. My daughters maternal grandmother would roll her eyes when we would share this because her people have money but I tell my girl sometimes you are not where their money is shared and they sometimes try to force you into a path that is not your path. Those people try to control you with money I am of the belief if you are going to do it you will do it no matter what and what I want is not important my job is to do my best to have your doors open to you when you get to them your job is to pick a door and go through safely.
    Life is about this one question. What can I do to get the job done and enjoy the process, sometimes just a radio and a fan is all that is needed to make your job a joy.

  20. Joe Serrano on June 3, 2023 at 8:55 am

    Just a li’l effort and everybody could have a donze52 style garden, whether it be sown directly into the ground/soil or in pots, makes a lot of good sense to grow your own food, with so many additives, colorings and toxic junk they put into manufactured foodstuffs, nothing beats home-style cooking, knowing it contains the best in garden produce. Congratulations Mr. Bill on your bumper crop of ‘maters! 🙂

  21. Robert Dobson on June 3, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Once again you sow words of wisdom to all that will hear. Thankyou so much.

  22. funkyprepper on June 3, 2023 at 9:00 am

    too true my friend.
    i had an allotment for 3 years on which i grew all sorts of veg and garlic.
    my guaranteed success was my tomatoes, a heirloom organic seed by the name of "armish paste" was a fantastic plum tomato witch made all the pasta sauces for the year for my wife and i.
    i learned so much from the older guys and found it invaluable for the future.
    companion planting and fine nets instead of pesticide worked well.
    its a bit like life really – you get out only what you put in.
    take care and have a great day

  23. CPAMS on June 3, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Local, state and federal govts are trying to make growing food illegal under the guise of "public safety". But the real reason is so that you will be forced to buy it in the store.

  24. Clint Barlow on June 3, 2023 at 9:03 am

    As my dad use to  say "love me some maters". Darn I miss my parents.

  25. Hugh Janus on June 3, 2023 at 9:03 am

    That is an amazing harvest Mr. Bill. I had 6 tomato plants going this summer, that means I should have had between 200 to 250 pounds by your numbers. I didn’t get close to that! Haha! We’ll get ’em next year! I got some cool crops going now, cabbage, carrots, spinach, lettuce and some others.

  26. Maxena Megalabrainiac on June 3, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Search for Gardening Australia, and click on the suggestion of permaculture and you will find some really good information about starting a garden.

  27. Hill Country Prepper on June 3, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Did you just admit to growing "herb" down by the river? I’m just pickin’ on ya! Good video!

  28. hawknives on June 3, 2023 at 9:08 am

    I have been known to work circles around Mexicans.
    Must be the GERMAN Blood!
    Christ Bless!

  29. RenegadeTimes on June 3, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Pure simple wisdom ! TY

  30. 01Woof on June 3, 2023 at 9:11 am

    wow that is impressive  with the drought this year I have had my worst garden ever, but I think I will be able to get a second crop in this year

  31. Door County Life on a Lake on June 3, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Thanks Bill. When we lived in Wisconsin I would plant twenty tomato plants, pickle plants and dill. I always had a lot and was able to bless others with fresh tomatoes during the end of the summers. Great advise. Keep it coming. See how you bless others by your gift of herbs etc. that’s all I wanted to do with my gift of a painted picture. Mike & Linda

  32. Dale Durbin on June 3, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Gold – from Leadville or Cripple Creek or Victorville or Granby or just right there in Estes Park?

  33. Helter Smelter on June 3, 2023 at 9:13 am

    good lookin tomatas

  34. boojayjm80 on June 3, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Just a simple correction. It’s just the dumbing-down of America that I get upset about. And I don’t think you’re going to hell. Love your vids. Happy Thanksgiving…

  35. LIberty Garden on June 3, 2023 at 9:16 am

    I need some tips on growing tomatoes. i have a longer season but a much, much lighter harvest.

  36. Erwin Schmidt on June 3, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Mr. Bill – Great video.  You surely do know a lot about farming for being a city folk!!!

  37. Smitty's Place on June 3, 2023 at 9:18 am

    I can testify that they taste good too!  Thanks to Mr. Bill we had fresh tomato on our Sammy’s all through our Nebraska trip.

  38. aaeonfluxx on June 3, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Just viewed the last tomatoe vid , thought I was going to short out my keyboard from drooling . Looks like the ones my mom and I used to share. Good vid .

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