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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.

Jun 27, 2017

It never fails. In early summer, just as we begin harvesting a few fresh squash and zucchini, some of the most common and menacing insects threaten our crops. Squash bugs, the most common, can take over visibly and quickly. Squash vine borers, though unseen mostly, work behind the scenes, and most people don’t realize...


Jun 20, 2017

Dare I admit it? I didn’t know what aphids were until last season. Whether I just got lucky or hadn’t learned to identify them, last year was my first time dealing with this pesky pest. Soon I realized they continue to be a problem with home gardeners season after season, and for those of us […]

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Jun 13, 2017

When most people think of gardening, the typical garden crops come to mind: tomatoes, peppers, beans, maybe a fruit or some herbs. But more and more gardeners are beginning to see the benefits and rewards making space for garlic and onions. Growing garlic has become one of my favorite crops in the garden, partly because...


Jun 6, 2017

Interview with Whitney CromleyNothing makes me happier than scrolling through my Facebook feed and seeing my friends’ gardens. But one friend’s garden has a special place in my heart. Whitney Cromley and I grew up in the same church, but we didn’t connect again until years later on Facebook. She began following along in my garden journey, and...