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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.

Jan 16, 2018

Growing healthy, uncontaminated produce may be one of your top reasons for gardening. In today's episode, we'll talk about five crops listed on the Environmental Working Group's 2017 Dirty Dozen list and how you can grow them at home. 

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Jan 9, 2018

My #1 goal for beginning a garden was to save money on groceries. I had just quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom, and our new one-income family needed to cut costs. That’s when I set out to grow a garden. I learned the hard way, however, gardening isn’t always as cheap as it seems. […]

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Oct 9, 2017

Planting garlic is the final garden task of my season. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s one of the easiest crops I grow, and it is one of the most rewarding. But many gardeners don’t tackle garlic because they don’t know how to get started. The good news is, once they do, they’ll see […]

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Sep 12, 2017

garden clean-upEven if we have planted a fall garden, we find ourselves with garden clean-up tasks from our summer crops. For the first couple of years I simply cleared my land with no thought of how I would prepare the soil — yes, even in the fall — for the next season. What I learned was, […]

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Aug 29, 2017

Seed Saving for the Hobby GardenerYou’ve made it through the season, almost, and you actually had a decent harvest. You weren’t sure exactly how this whole gardening venture would work out for you, but you realize you enjoyed it. Sure, you had your failures and frustrations, as all of us do, but you’re already catching yourself dreaming of next...