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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.

May 15, 2017

If there are two vegetables I can depend on in my blistering southern summers, it's peppers and okra.

In today’s episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast, I’m going to walk you through the basics of each one:

  • when to plant
  • whether to plant from seed or with transplants
  • my #1 tip if you’re planting pepper seeds indoors
  • why even buying $3 pepper transplants at the garden center is worth it
  • how many plants do you need?
  • when to harvest & how to harvest and not damage the plant
  • the key to growing okra (and you either have it or you don’t)

If you are growing or considering adding peppers or okra to your garden space, don’t miss today’s episode. Also check out several resources and links I mention in the podcast at

(And I noticed in listening that you can hear the slight hum of my husband mowing the lawn in the background, near the middle of the episode. Just pretend you're hanging out with me in the garden.)