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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

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 they've got a problem until it's too late.

In today's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I talk about the two most common pests plaguing our squash and...


Jun 19, 2017

Though a dearth of information on controlling aphids exists, I've waded through the books, the blog posts, and the podcasts to give you the best information I could find on how to deal with aphids. In today's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, you'll learn:

  • how to identify aphids
  • how they affect your plants
  • the...


Jun 12, 2017

In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I review my 2017 season of garlic and onions -- both my hits and misses. Now that the bulbs of both sit curing in my garage, I can reflect on what worked and what didn't -- and what I can do better next year. Whether you grow these crops regularly, have tried and failed,...


Jun 2, 2017

As a true beginning gardener, only in her third year, Whitney Cromley provides a wealth of advice for fellow beginning gardeners. Sometimes the best people to learn from are those who aren't too far ahead of us in the journey. In this interview with Whitney, you'll find out:

  • what she grows in her Missouri garden
  • what...