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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 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 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 ge ...
 
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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…
 
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…
 
One of the major things that plants do is help connect us with nature. I think as plant parents, once we use plants to reconnect with ourselves and make our homes look beautiful, they also get us thinking more about nature and the earth and how important it’s preservation is. So today’s episode is exploring just that: plant parenthood and low waste…
 
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…
 
The endless possibilities of container herb gardening, and your questions answered by talking with Sue Goetz author of Complete Container Herb 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.) Organic REV The first thing to understa…
 
I’m so excited to welcome back Kay from @inrootedlove for a next level conversation on the soil free Semi Hydroponic or Passive Hydroponic Lifestyle. You might remember Kay from episode 77 an Intro to Semi or Passive Hydroponics- so now that year has passed and our community has been experimenting with this style of growing- she’s joining me again …
 
On today's Q&A we will address some of the pros and cons in my experience of the 3 sisters gardening method. 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: S…
 
Looking for Christmas gift ideas? On today's podcast I'm sharing some of my favorite homemade gifts from 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.) Plant Therapy Essential Oils High-quality essential oils natural body care p…
 
Absolutely, you can plant cilantro now! On today's Q&A I'll tell you why. 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.) Part 1 Annual Herb Basics https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2017/05/23/herb-basics-part-1-basil-dill-cilantro-and-p…
 
What are you thankful for? Even though this has been a difficult year, I've found things to be thankful for and I'm sharing them with you today. 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.) Special thanks to our sponsor, Good Ideas, Inc. …
 
I recently took Intro to Horticultural Therapy at NYBG and Anne Meore, my teacher, joins me today to discuss the biggest lessons learned in class, review some studies we learned about on the science behind the plant/people connection and to discuss the concept and use of restorative spaces. As I “bloom and grow” as a plant parent and a business I a…
 
What do you think is the biggest mistake that home gardeners make when it comes to composting? This is the topic we are going to revisit today and how to simplify this process. 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.) Special thanks t…
 
What happens if you plant your garlic in the fall and it sprouts early? We will talk about what that means 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.) Garlic Planting Cheat Sheet: journeywithjill.net/garliccheatsheet Be…
 
Wondering about the straw bale gardening method? I'm sharing the results from my first straw bale gardening experience. 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.) Episode 132 https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/132-straw-bale-gardening-w…
 
Boy of boy am I excited about this EPICly planty conversation. This episode is inspired largely by the responses in the BAGR 2020 Listener Survey I’ve been combing through. Many of us in the community are loving collecting plants, but have struggled with the overwhelm of learning how to manage your ever growing collections- so I decided to ask thre…
 
Should I cover my herbs? I'll help you answer that question on todays 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.) Perennial Herbs: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2020/10/15/perennial-herbs-kitchen-garden/ https://journeywith…
 
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