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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.

Sep 12, 2017

Your current year's spent crops hold valuable potential to get next season's crops started out with a fertile soil full of nutrients and more beneficial soil structure.

In this week's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I talk about:

  • which plants definitely need to be thrown out (and not composted)
  • what your main...


Aug 29, 2017

What if I told you that even the hobby gardener could easily save seed from one season to the next, with minimal effort and know-how?

In today's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I'll give you the basics of seed saving. You'll learn:

  • Which seeds you cannot save (this is HUGE)
  • How to save seeds with ZERO effort...


Aug 15, 2017

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 develop. We might get so frustrated, in fact, that we decide to give up.

If your season has had its share of failures, this week's podcast episode will spark hope. I take...


Aug 1, 2017

For a variety of reasons, a fall garden can produce astounding results with much less effort. 

In today's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I talk about:

  • Benefits of a fall garden
  • My top 5 recommended crops for a fall garden
  • When to plant, relative to your average first frost
  • Special considerations for each...


Jul 4, 2017

Despite the odds, you've managed to get a pretty good tomato harvest. Now what? Even if you enjoy fresh tomatoes, you might find yourself with more than you can eat.

In today's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I share:

  • Why I put priority on canning tomato products that normally come from a can, not a jar
  • The...