Jobes Organics – Plant Challenge Follow Up

Earlier this spring, participants of P. Allen Smith’s Garden2Blog event were asked to participate in containter gardening throwdown challenge. The rules were simple, plant out a container using Jobes products (potting soil & organic fertilizer) with $10 worth of plant material. Then, make a short video about your experience. Here’s the original video



It’s been weeks now since I made that first video planting out a container using Jobes Organics fertilizer. If you’ll take a peek at the videos, you’ll see that I expanded my experiment to using Jobes on our container gardening beds and some of our rose beds. I have now made a follow up video showing the results of some of the gardening beds growth as well as that awesome container that we planted which has just exploded with growth. Check out this video.

Needless to say, I am sold. Thanks Jobes for this opportunity.

I have a new respect for those who stand in front of the camera on a regular basis. Below is a very short Outtake video. Everytime we started, I just laughed….


Dick Grandy & I at Moss Mountain Farm

Dick Grandy & I at Moss Mountain Farm

I had the great pleasure to meet the CEO of Easy Gardener, Mr. Dick Grandy during my visit to Moss Mountain Farm. He and I spent some time together walking the gardens and chatting about his company and the products they produce. In an age of “corporate spin”, it was refreshing to find that Dick Grandy is the real deal. He’s a gentlemen who is committed to finding and producing products that make gardening a joy to all. Find out more by visiting the Easy Gardener website.



About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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1 Response to Jobes Organics – Plant Challenge Follow Up

  1. Oh Chris, that would totally be me: laughing uncontrollably and unable to go on with the show. I loved that. And wow, the Jobes product seems to work beautifully. I’ll give it a try as soon as I run out of the Plant Tone I’m using right now. Thanks for the tip.


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