Vegetable Gardening

By Michael C Podlesny

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Vegetable Gardening Show: Tips, Tricks and Techniques from the leading gardening industry experts

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#428: Build Your Garden Soil Organically - [Steve Stumbras]
00:18:22

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Steve Stumbras from Purple Cow Organics on how you can build your soil organically.

Steve has been helping farmers build their soil naturally and organically for nearly 9 years by understanding the biology of what it takes to replenish the soil’s nutrients.

He is going to come on The Vegetable Gardening Show today and share with us some of what he does at Purple Cow Organics and how those techniques relate to the home vegetable gardener.

From there, Steve will tell us what soil blocking is and why it is beneficial to you in order to get a head start on your vegetable gardening season.

This and so much more on this episode of

Aug 19, 2018
#427: You Are a Gardener Even if You Grow Only 1 Plant - [CL Fornari]
00:18:18

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with C.L. Fornari, co-host of the podcast, Plantrama, about having fun in the garden, and why, even if you only grow one plant, you are a gardener.

C.L., who has her podcast and radio show listeners convinced that her initials mean, “compost lover”, comes on The Vegetable Gardening Show today to tell us how she designs her garden, what she does with those volunteer plants, and why designing the garden is just as fun as growing the plants.

She is going to give us some information about squash pollination that she discovered recently, which was an eye opener, she’ll touch on her technique to keep deer out of her garden, and tell us why she believes that anyone who grow [...]

Aug 16, 2018
#426: There is a Story in Every Garden - [Beatrice Bowles]
00:23:45

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Beatrice Bowles, a 6th generation gardener who turned her love for gardening into a successful story teller.

Who doesn’t love a good story?  I know with 2 kids of my own I find great joy in spinning a yarn or two with them.  And any chance I get to combine gardening and story telling is always a treat.

That is what Beatrice brings to the table.  She has been able to use her love for gardening, the creativity and the design, and work that into a story telling career.

She is going to come on and tell us about her journey, how she got into story telling in the first place and what the future holds for a lot of things she is working on.

This and so much mor [...]

Aug 14, 2018
#425: Combining Meditation and Gardening for the Ultimate Relaxation - [Cheryl Wilfong]
00:19:04

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Cheryl Wilfong, author of the award winning book, “Garden Wisdom 365 Days”, about how gardening and meditation can go hand in hand for a completely relaxing experience.

Cheryl writes a lot on her blog about meditating but she also loves gardening.  She has found a way to combine her two favorite activities to create the ultimate peaceful experience.

I can’t disagree.  I myself find that simply walking around the garden is a peaceful experience, watching over the plants, constantly looking to see if anything is ready to be picked, and my son’s favorite, looking for all of the “cool” bugs.

Cheryl is going to come on and tell us about [...]

Aug 12, 2018
#424: Succession Planting, Growing Garlic, Tomato Ripening and Crop Rotation - [Doug Oster]
00:31:40

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Doug Oster, author of the new book, “The Steel City Garden: Creating a One-of-a-Kind Garden in Black and Gold“, and co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, about succession planting, growing garlic, ripening your tomatoes, organic gardening tips and more.

Doug has been gardening himself for many years and helping others through talks, forums, lectures and his radio show over 13 years.

He is coming on to share with us how to implement a successful succession planting routine so that you not only grow all year long but also replenish your soil while you a [...]

Aug 09, 2018
#423: Comparing Gardening Notes Between NJ and Halifax Canada - [Niki Jabbour]
00:12:22

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike is interviewed by Niki Jabbour on The Weekend Gardener radio show out of Halifax Canada on News 95.7.

Mike and Niki discuss the success of The Vegetable Gardening Show, how it started out as an audio only show and transitioned into audio and video.

From there Mike and Niki will compare vegetable gardening notes on some similar crops they are growing, how each are doing and which ones they recommend to grow in the future.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

Here’s what we’ll cover in this episode of The [...]

Aug 07, 2018
#422: Preserve Your Home Garden Harvest Through Fermentation - [Alex Lewin]
00:24:53

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Food Fermentation expert Alex Lewin, author of the book, “Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen”, about how you can easily preserve your home grown vegetables through the fermentation process.

Fermenting food is the chemical breakdown of whatever it is you are trying to ferment, by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms.  Sauerkraut, beer, and wine are all examples of items that have gone through some sort of fermentation process.

Alex is going to come on and shed some light on fermentation, give us some examples of how to get started, teach us how fermentation works and why fermentation is truly the easiest way to preserve your home vegetable harvest.

From there [...]

Aug 05, 2018
#421: Build Better Soil with Mycorrhizae - [Jim Eagan]
00:27:42

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Jim Eagan of Plant Revolution about how you can build better soil for your garden with the use of Mycorrhizae.

Mycorrhizae is a naturally occurring fungi in your soil that has been depleted over the years due to a myriad of reasons.  Through science and research, Jim’s company, gives gardeners the ability to introduce this beneficial fungi back into your soil.

Jim is going to tell us what Mycorrhizae is, why it is beneficial to your plants along with how the roots of your plants will become stronger when Mycorrhizae is in abundance in the soil.

From there, Jim will tell us about the science and research that is done in regards to Mycorrhizae and why you should go chec [...]

Aug 02, 2018
#420: The Funny Side of Gardening - [Carol Michel]
00:19:13

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with award winning garden author, Carol Michel, about her new book, “Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening a Life”, about adding humor to garden education is a great way for people to relate.

I know I have been there when it comes to my gardening adventures. Something funny happens, whether it’s the rabbits laughing at the fence I put up, or watching a squirrel run off with a ghost pepper, we all have funny gardening stories.

Award winning author Carol Michel tells her own funny gardening stories in her new book and she comes on to share some of those gardening stories with us and how they relate to making you a better gardener.

She’ll tell us what she [...]

Jul 31, 2018
#419: Small Scale Homesteading - The Journey to Self Sufficiency - [Melissa K Norris]
00:33:09

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Melissa Norris, the host of “The Pioneer Today” podcast about how you can turn your gardening efforts into a homesteading and self sufficiency lifestyle.

Melissa is a 5th generation homesteader that raises 100% of her own meat and 75% of her own fruits & vegetables.  She is going to share with us her journey into the world of self sufficiency and some of the challenges along the way.

You are going to learn about how it is more a mindset rather then space requirements, how heirlooms play a vital role in self sufficiency and regardless of experience level you already have to skill set necessary to get your homesteading and self sufficiency ball rolling.

T [...]

Jul 29, 2018