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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 ...
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Ready to start canning? On today's Q&A I will give you a couple of resources to get you started. 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.) Ball Blue Book of Home Preserving https://amzn.to/3eg5frw Free Masterclass Simplest Paths for Pr…
 
Show Notes: Free Masterclass: Simplest Paths for Preserving Your Harvest May 12th & 13th Register here: https://journeywithjill.lpages.co/preserving-the-harvest/ (*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 a…
 
Which pollinator plants should you put in your garden? On today's Q&A we will talk about possible solutions to getting pollinators 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.) Pollinator Victory Garden - Kim Eierman https:…
 
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.) Article on Mulching https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/vegetable_gardeners_make_use_of_organic_mulch_as_a_sustainable_and_smart_pr Texas A & M Article https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/gard…
 
What do I do about watering my garden? I will give you some tips 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.) Irrigation Podcast https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/92-garden-irrigation-with-joe-lampl Vegetable Gardening fo…
 
What can I do to attract more pollinators? Kim Eierman joins me today to talk about her new book "The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening." She will tell us how we can attract more pollinators and beneficial insects. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click throug…
 
How do I protect my garden from animals? Today I will give you a couple tips on how to keep critters out of 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.) YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCWoYtk0LUw Vegetable Gard…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Want to know what's new in the 2021 Complete Garden Planner? I'll let you know just that 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.) Complete Garden Planner journeywithjill.net/shop Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book:…
 
New and useful gardening tools I am enjoying this year. Show Notes: Organic REV The first thing to understand about REV is that it is not an ordinary humic acid product that is chemically-extracted from leonardite, lignite, or other coals. Rather, it is a 100% naturally-occurring carbon, humic acid & fulvic acid source - along with exceptionally hi…
 
Why wouldn't you fertilize your garden soil like a straw bale? We will answer that 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.) Straw Bale Results: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2020/11/10/straw-bale-garde…
 
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