The weather outside is delightful, and gardening season is in full swing. We've reached into our video archives for some of professional gardener Ben Gould's best advice about how to make this year's garden the best yet.
This video is your introduction to Ben Gould, a "vigorous life-lover" and gardener. Ben explains how he got the gardening itch while traveling the world volunteering on farms, and how it became a lifelong passion.
Planter boxes are a great way to have a little more control over the irrigation of your backyard crops, and keep weeds in check. Plus they're easy to build, as this quick video shows.
Composting is a great way to recycle food scraps, and give your plants the nutrients they need. Here, Ben explains the best way to add compost to your garden.
Weeds driving you crazy? Here's a quick, earth-friendly way to keep them under control.
And finally, a way to reuse coconuts — as seed starters in your garden. Genius.
Thanks for watching, and happy gardening!
• The Star: Ben Gould happened upon his passion for gardening when trying to find the most inexpensive way to travel the world through the WWOOF program in Belize and India. It has since transformed his life in beautiful and unexpected ways. He now educates children on gardening at several elementary schools in Los Angeles, has recently started his own edible garden installation business and continues to seek knowledge and learn life lessons through all of the gifts that the garden offers. He is also one of our favorite Instagrammers around.