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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.

Oct 9, 2017

When should I plant my garlic?
Where can I buy garlic to plant?
(Can I use garlic at the grocery store? NO! And I explain why)
What type should I buy, hardneck or softneck?
I also go over the basics of planting garlic, and I’ll help you decide whether to plant in raised beds, containers, or in the land.


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, […]

The post End of season garden...

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...

Aug 15, 2017

One of my most popular blog posts this time last year was 6 Garden Failures and What I’ll Change Next Year. I suppose I’m not the only one with garden failures! We all have idealistic visions of how our garden will grow and develop, and we don’t prepare for the challenges and subsequent failures that […]


Aug 1, 2017

Some years the thought of a fall garden makes me want collapse in an exhausted heap. It’s hard to think about planting more when you’re overwhelmed and discouraged with the busyness or failures of the season. Other years I approach my fall garden with anticipation and excitement akin to a spring garden. I never know...