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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 ...
 
The Daily Gardener is a Monday - Friday Gardening Podcast. ⏰ Every day the show features: 🗞 Garden News & Advice 🏰 Botanical History & Literature 🖌 📚 An Inspiring Garden Book Recommendation 🌟 Botanic Sparks - Stories to Grow a Gardener’s Heart ❤️🌸🌱 Note to writers and creatives: I love highlighting the work of folks who write about botany, horticulture, and gardening. So if you fall into that category please reach out. Read more & connect on Social Media or at thedailygardener.org
 
Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari help you discover the amazing world of plants: in the garden, in the wild, and on your plate. They show you how to grow plants successfully, how to enjoy your natural surroundings, and how to make the most of your harvest, whether it's cultivated or foraged. (Spoiler alert: they don't always agree!) You'll find three different topics in each episode, plus email questions from listeners.
 
Jennifer Ebeling from 6ftmama.com created Still Growing...with Jennifer Ebeling. Still Growing is a weekly gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. Jennifer hosts this hour-long show interviewing experts from around the country. The podcast also features a bi-monthly Master Gardener roundtable with Master Gardeners who share their gardening tips and horticulture techniques for gardeners of all skill levels. Still Growing is a terrific resource for gardeners looking to ...
 
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On today's Q&A we will look at how some weeds can be useful 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.) Website used for research https://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/weedstell.html Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: http…
 
C.L. and Ellen discuss how weed seeds have an amazing ability to rest dormant in the soil for years. We peel back the layers of Artichokes, review a book about growing a mini fruit garden, and discuss keeping citrus trees happy indoors. :36 Plant Noob: Weed seeds remain viable for decades…so 6:43 Eat/Drink/Grow: Artichokes 17:49 Book Review: Grow Y…
 
Have you ever thought about giving away the excess from your garden? Today I am talking to Angela Thomas from Bonnie Plants. They are partnering with Ample Harvest to help connect farmers and food pantries to give to families in need. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will ea…
 
Is Epsom salt good for tomato plants? We will look into this on today's Q&A 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.) Websites used for research https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/epsom-salts.pdf https://www.ag.nd…
 
Ellen and C.L. discuss whether human urine helps with critter control in the garden and they talk about a favorite shrub, Sambucus, aka elderberry. The episode finishes with a discussion of changing the pH for a potted hydrangea so that the flower turns from pink to blue. :40 True or False: Urinating around the garden can keep deer or rabbits away.…
 
Struggling with squash and zucchini? Today we will talk about what can go wrong with these plants and how hopefully you can avoid it. 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…
 
On today's Q&A I'll be addressing the question, When do you harvest beans for shelling or drying? 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.) How to dry beans https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/dry/vine.html Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book…
 
In this episode of Plantrama Ellen and C.L. answer a listener’s question about growing male Cannabis plants. They explain why it’s good to pinch many newly planted annuals, what nitrogen-fixing plants are, and celebrate an early summer cocktail hour. :27 What’s For Dinner: It’s the cocktail hour in June! 3:58 Eat/Drink/Grow: Nitrogen-fixing plants.…
 
Today we celebrate an English novelist and poet who started out as an architecture student, and one of his first jobs was moving a graveyard. We'll also learn about a writer of charming garden verses. And we’ll hear an excerpt about lilacs. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a look at some of the most exclusive private gardens in Paris. And then we’…
 
Join me today as I talk with Gary Pilarchik author of The Modern Homestead 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.) Gary's Website www.therustedgarden.com Gary's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptL6_qMImyW_yZ…
 
Today we celebrate a gardener who transformed and developed the Cambridge Botanic Garden. We'll also learn about a writer and gardener who won a Pulitzer for her writing and praise for her work in garden design. We hear an excerpt about the first day of June. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about houseplants featuring projects, profiles, a…
 
Do I have to turn/till or change out my raised bed soil every year? The short answer no. Join me on today's Q&A to hear a little 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.) Mulching the vegetable garden https://journeywithjill.net/…
 
Today we celebrate a beloved English novelist and poet. We'll also learn about an intrepid plant explorer remembered most for the little yellow fruit he brought back from China. However, his most significant impact is likely in the soybean specimens that became a valuable economic crop for America. We hear a fun excerpt about a pressed flower book …
 
In this episode Ellen and C.L. discuss plants to grow or forage for with the barbeque in mind. They explain that not all microorganisms are good for all plants, give suggestions for great annuals, and talk about cutworm protection. :40 What’s for dinner: Gearing up for the BBQ season. 7:30 Insider Information: Mycorrhizae and beneficial bacteria 12…
 
Today we celebrate an old account of Linnaeus’s floral clock. We'll also learn about the garden life of an American actor who was best known for his brilliant performances in horror films. We hear an excerpt about the color yellow in the garden - it has the power to lift our spirits. Yellow flowers are little day-brighteners. We Grow That Garden Li…
 
Today we celebrate a French botanist who broke the news to the scientific community in Paris: plants have sex. We'll also learn about a German botanist who settled in Kodiak, Alaska, and created a fascinating look at Alaskan plants through the eyes of the Native People of Alaska. We hear an excerpt about Lily of the Valley from one of my favorite m…
 
Join me as I have a insightful conversation with Charlie Nardozzi author of No-dig Gardening. 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.) No-Dig Gardening by Charlie Nardozzi https://amzn.to/3dfIPaE Connect with Charlie: https://www.gard…
 
Today we celebrate a man who changed his personal beliefs and life philosophy after studying nature. We'll also learn about a woman who writes about her lifelong relationship with the garden. We hear an excerpt about the spring garden with a bit of empathy for what it is like to be a weed. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a fabulous reference for …
 
Today we celebrate an American woman who loved plants, wrote memorable verses that have stood the test of time, and became the Godmother of Thanksgiving. We'll also learn about a modern writer and Pulitzer Prize winner who writes in a garden shed. We hear a memorable excerpt about killing slugs. We Grow That Garden Library™ with an inspiring book a…
 
Are you worried about your pressure canner exploding or getting botulism? You are not alone! On today's podcast I will easy those fears and help you get over your fear of 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.) Harvest to Ki…
 
Today we celebrate an English writer who loved gardens and created a one-of-a-kind grotto as a clever way to connect his home and garden. We'll also learn about a writer who created a space he called Tao House Garden. We hear an excerpt about the haves and have nots - when it comes to gardens. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about philosop…
 
Do you need shade for your outdoor office? Want a low-maintenance, colorful landscape? Do you hand-water your vegetable plants or want to make your hydrangea flowers blue? This episode addresses all of these issues! :29 Your Outdoor Office: Ways to make shade 7:10 Eat/Drink/Grow: Dwarf Conifers 20:19 Insider Information: Hand-watering your vegetabl…
 
Today we celebrate a prolific French writer and poet remembered for his realism and in his little home and garden - now a Paris museum. We'll also learn a little history lesson about the Chelsea Flower Show. We hear an excerpt from a beloved children’s story. We Grow That Garden Library™ with an artistic look at flowers through the eyes of a modern…
 
Today we celebrate an American female botanist who collected the flora of the great state of Maine. We'll also learn about a Michigan conservationist who is remembered as the First Lady of Michigan State Parks and Natural Areas. We’ll remember Nathaniel Hawthorne on the anniversary of his death today - and the quirky little story he wrote about a m…
 
I planted over 300 onions this year! Today will will talk about what can go wrong and how to avoid these mistakes. 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.) How to grow onions for big bulbs https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2018/02…
 
Today we celebrate an old poet who loved gardens, We'll also learn about an inventor and architect who created a large machine to help move established trees during the establishment of Prospect Park. We hear a delightful excerpt about a purée of spring vegetables. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful set of Paper Flower Cards - a little s…
 
Today we celebrate a woman who became a renowned floral artist late in life. We'll also learn about an English poet and politician who loved nature. We’ll recognize some of the final sentiments about the wonder of nature from a television dramatist, screenwriter, and journalist. We hear an adorable excerpt about growing a mitten tree. We Grow That …
 
Is preserving worth it? I ask myself this question every year during harvest season, I'll tell you the answer 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 to you.) Planting Essentials Masterclass http://journeywithjill.net/plan…
 
Today we celebrate a happy lyricist and poet. We'll also remember a charming diary entry from 1938 by a Canadian conservationist and naturalist. We’ll honor a poem by Walt Whitman that inspired a beautiful composition that premiered this day in 1946. We hear an excerpt about the healing power of the garden. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a gorge…
 
C.L. and Ellen discuss the internet-based rumor that you should dig a square hole when planting trees, and give suggestions for plants to grow on small trellises and arbors. We finish with a discussion about how to know if a perennial plant will reliably return, or if it’s a “temperennial.” :40 True or False: Plant trees in square holes 7:41 Eat/Dr…
 
Today we celebrate a garden that transformed into a cemetery for our country’s military. We'll also learn about one of America’s oldest gardens that oped on this day over a hundred years ago. We hear an excerpt from one of the founders of the Garden Club of America about rescuing her family daffodils. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about …
 
Today we celebrate a woman named after Florence, Italy, and who loved flowers her entire life. We'll learn about the Floral Emblem of Manitoba. We hear an excerpt about spring at Green Gables. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about the relationship between people and plants. And then we’ll wrap things up with some garden limericks for Natio…
 
Are you harvesting anything from your garden yet? Today, I'll help you with a plan to get started preserving that harvest. 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 Masterclass May 12th & 13th 2021 Simplest Path to Preserving Your…
 
Today we celebrate a Swiss philosopher who loved nature. We’ll remember the famous Panama orchid hunter whose orchids were displayed on this day 93 years ago. We'll also learn about a fascinating discovery by a botanist who was exploring Death Valley on this day last year. We hear a thought-provoking excerpt about pruning as a metaphor for life. We…
 
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