# Gardening for beginners
How to build a raised bed for beginners
How to build a raised bed? If you are handy, you can build one from scratch. It seems pretty easy, but I lack the skill set nor the tools required. So I opted for the easier version, the one you can assemble in 15 minutes. On this video, I will show you how I assembled our raised beds as well as the vegetables we grow on them.
Vegetable garden tour and harvest for beef soup
Come join me for a quick garden tour while I harvest some leafy vegetables to put on our soup for dinner. Some mustard spinach, tatsoi, bok choy, purple Osaka mustard and purple pak choy. I am making a pot of beef soup with potatoes and veggies. A perfect recipe on a cold rainy winter night. If you are interested in growing your own food and wondering how to start an edible garden, I would start with a raised bed. Raised bed gardening is way easier — easier to control the soil moisture and pH level as well as the pests like slugs, snails and rollie poppies. I like growing vegetables on 4 ft by 4 ft raised beds. What to grow in the garden? The possibilities are endless especially if you are in growing zones with mild winters like California. Happy gardening and cooking! 🌱
How to grow cucumbers in a home garden
Cucumbers are very easy to grow as long as you provide them with their basic needs. They need full sun, frequent watering and well draining fertile organic soil. And that's basically it. The most common pests are the leaf miners, so it's a good practice to regularly inspect the leaves for damage, toss them right away and spray the rest with neem oil. Neem oil is for organic gardening.