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Welcome to the Beginner's Garden Podcast! This is the podcast with easy-to-understand resources, tips, and information to help beginning gardeners get the most out of their gardening adventure -- big or small. When I began gardening in 2013, I scoured books and Internet resources to find all the information I could. Although good information was abundant, I had trouble understanding all the gardening lingo and sifting through the information to figure out what would work for me. In this podc ...
 
Learn to care for plants successfully and cultivate more joy in your life. Ever killed a houseplant before? Host Maria Failla can relate. That’s why she interviews planty experts to get answers to the plant care questions we all have, but might be nervous to ask: like what the heck IS bright indirect light? What is soil and potting mix made up of? Or What IS the best way to water my plants? Tune in to stop killing your plants, learn how to get them to thrive and most importantly, how plants ...
 
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Broccoli: What can go wrong? The second What can go wrong series, I'm letting you in on my mistakes I've made with Broccoli and what I learned. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Organic REV The first thing to understand about R…
 
I think we all know that there are a lot of lessons to be learned in the garden and that's twofold: literally how to garden and how to grow food, reconnect with our food chain, and deepen our relationship with nature. I am so excited to deepen my gardening knowledge this summer with My First Garden Series, where I troubleshoot and try my first shot…
 
How do I keep weeds from taking over? I will share a few tips on today's Q & A. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu Connect with Jill: Sign up for Friday Emails: htt…
 
Do you have a Greenstalk Vertical Garden Planter? Want to know what to grow in it or how it works? Today we are talking with Ashley from Greenstalk for all the insights. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Greenstalk Vertical Gar…
 
Do any of you remember that store in the mall that sold mini bonsai trees and meditative water features? I was pretty obsessed with them as a kid and was so taken with these tiny trees, all the miniaturization of these beautiful, serene scenes. I definitely had and killed several of those trees in my teenage years, and I’m put at ease to hear I’m n…
 
On today's Q&A I will give you a little guidance on what to do with volunteer plants that show up in your garden. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu Connect with Ji…
 
Today we are talking about how to use your chicken in the garden. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Organic REV The first thing to understand about REV is that it is not an ordinary humic acid product that is chemically-extract…
 
What do I put on the bottom of my raised bed? In today's Q&A I will give you some ideas and why they might work for you. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Good Ideas, Inc. They offer a variety of sustainable products to help bu…
 
On today's episode we are going to focus on starting sweet potatoes. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Organic REV The first thing to understand about REV is that it is not an ordinary humic acid product that is chemically-extr…
 
I’ve always known that Hardiness Zones and Frost Dates are important to planning your outdoor garden… but plant friend, I’ve never quite understood what they were or why they were so important. I’ve gotten as far as typing my zip code into the hardiness zone website, getting my “number” and then pretty much not doing anything with it. As I look to …
 
Do you have questions about what soil to put in your raised beds? You are not alone! I'll touch on this topic in today's Q&A. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Raised Bed soil problems https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2020…
 
Let's take a deeper look into planting carrots and what challenges you could face. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Carrot Rust Fly https://extension.oregonstate.edu/pests-weeds-diseases/insects/carrot-rust-fly-biology-managem…
 
Thinking of getting away? How will my garden survive? I'll share a few tips on today's Q&A. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Soaker Hose https://amzn.to/2ZSVnNF Timer https://amzn.to/3ksYjd7 Prepare for Vacation Blog Post http…
 
I'm talking Grow Bags with Kevin Espiritu today. What are they, what do I grow in them, and more. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Kevin's Book Grow Bag Gardening https://amzn.to/2ZVsLmN Kevin's YouTube channel https://www.you…
 
Of all the plants I’m feeling drawn to these days, Alocasia are at the top of my list. I feel like their weird, semi heart shaped, semi ovular shaped leaves look like little alien heads looking at me, popping out from my collection to say hello. They are oddly friendly but also strange looking plants that I’m obsessed with. There are so many reason…
 
How do I know when my soil temperature is right to direct sow cool season crops? I'll share some tips on today's Q&A. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Soil Thermometer https://amzn.to/3ditXZz Complete Garden Planner https://jo…
 
Today I'm chatting with Jessica Sowards of Roots & Refuge. She is a fellow Arkansas gardener and author of the new book The First Time Gardener Growing Vegetables. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Jessica's YouTube Channel htt…
 
Do I need a fertilizer if I use compost? What is the difference? I'll clarify this for you on today's Q&A. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Dream to Garden Course https://journeywithjill.net/dreamtogarden 158 - What's Wrong wi…
 
Today I'm diving into homegrown spices with Tasha Greer author of Grow your own Spices. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Dream to Garden Course https://journeywithjill.net/dreamtogarden Organic REV The first thing to understan…
 
So we’ve all been in a garden center and picked up a plant, or had a friend give us a cutting and look at the plant in our hands and think “ummm what is this thing?” Today’s episode is all about learning some basic skills for identifying houseplants and how to observe our plants in order to get to know them better. We are joined by Derek of The Cra…
 
What direction should my trellises face? I'll share a tip on what you should know when planning your vertical garden. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Dream to Garden Course https://journeywithjill.net/dreamtogarden A frame Tr…
 
How do I put this garden layout puzzle together? I'll walk you through how I settled my garden layout for 2021. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Dream to Garden Course https://journeywithjill.net/dreamtogarden Thanks to our sp…
 
How close can companion plants be planted next to each other? Today, we will scratch the surface of that question. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Planting Essentials Masterclass http://journeywithjill.net/plantingessentials …
 
Have you ever researched companion planting? How do you keep all the information straight? Today, I want to share with you why I believe some combinations don't work and what I would change. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) LI…
 
When I think Jungle Vibes, anthuriums always come to mind. Their large leaves, mesmerizing vein patterns in the leaves, long slim stems and gorgeous flowers have such a prehistoric look to them. There is so much more to the world of Anthuriums besides the one you can always pick up in the grocery store, so today we welcome back the queen of the aro…
 
When do I plant cool season crops? I will give you some tips to answer this question on today's Q & A. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) LIVE Planting Essentials Masterclass http://journeywithjill.net/plantingessentials Before …
 
In today’s episode we’re talking about timing tips for tomatoes and peppers that go beyond simply knowing your average last frost date. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Planting Essentials Masterclass http://journeywithjill.ne…
 
Which tomatoes are best for canning? Today, I am sharing which varieties I use in my own home canning. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Free Download "Choosing Goal-Focused Varieties" https://journeywithjill.net/beginwiththeen…
 
How do I want to use this vegetable, fruit, herb, or flower? If you're wondering what that looks like or means for you, we discuss all of the details that go into choosing your crops in today's podcast. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost…
 
So many of us got bitten by the outdoor gardening bug last year and learned there is no better way to connect with the food we eat.. then by growing it. My passion for growing edible plants has grown, like my space has. My first garden was a tiny box full of herbs and one tomato plant on our tiny balcony three years ago, and since then, the balcony…
 
Today I am sharing with you the 5 seeds I have never started indoors. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Before You Sow Mini Course Free download until January 31st! Journeywithjill.net/beforeyousow Complete Garden Planner https…
 
Interested in soil blocking? Today I am providing you with all the information you need to decide if this method is right for you. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Before You Sow Mini Course Free download until January 31st! J…
 
So we have said goodbye to 2020 and all of the insanity that came with it, but there is something we haven’t said goodbye to: working from home. Many companies have pledged to work from home well into 2021, leaving us sitting in our sweatpants, computer monitors and weird makeshift home offices with reluctant acceptance. People are spending more ti…
 
Do I buy seeds at the big box store or order from a catalog? I will share my thoughts about that on today's episode. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Before you Sow Mini Course: journeywithjill.net/beforeyousow Vegetable Garde…
 
Is indoor seed starting right for you? I will ask you three questions to help you decide. Before You Sow Mini Course Free through January 31, 2021! Journeywithjill.net/beforeyousow Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Organic REV …
 
One of the biggest questions I’ve gotten from our community is how to understand humidity and watering better. As we are in the depths of winter, humidity is a big topic and focus in our plant care routines, and you are going to hear a LOT about it today in a nerdy deep dive with two other plant podcasters, the daddies of the Plant Daddy Podcast St…
 
Learn to care for plants successfully and cultivate more joy in your life with episodes of the Bloom and Grow Radio Podcast. Ever killed a houseplant before? Host Maria Failla can relate. That’s why she interviews planty experts to get answers to the plant care questions we all have, but might be nervous to ask: like what the heck IS bright indirec…
 
What a year it’s been. I’m thankful 2020 is coming to a close and excited for 2021, I think a silver lining 2020 has given us is truly understanding the power of plants and how they can help us relieve stress and cultivate more joy in our lives. My goal for Bloom and Grow is to help everyone successfully care for plants for that exact reason, to ma…
 
Already dreaming of next years garden? We will talk about a few things to get your mind ready to plan for 2021. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Organic REV The first thing to understand about REV is that it is not an ordinary…
 
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