Apr 30, 2019
There are few garden subjects I am more passionate about than mulch. It prevents weeds and regulates moisture in the soil, among its other benefits.
But which mulch should you use? Perhaps the most common is shredded leaves, but what if you're like me and you don't have access to deciduous trees? Then what are your...
Apr 23, 2019
On any given day in the garden, you'll find me with earbuds and my phone, listening to my favorite gardening podcasts. What better way to spend a few hours in the garden than to do the thing I love, while learning ways to do it better?
As a first-time gardener in 2013, I could not find enough gardening podcasts to fill...
Apr 16, 2019
In the early months of my podcast, I received an email from a
veteran gardener from a generation ahead of me. We traded emails
frequently and formed a friendship in the years since that first
Several months ago, he sent me a list he had created called his "12 Garden Rules." With his permission, I share this wise...
Apr 9, 2019
If you've ever noticed the eaten leaves of your broccoli, cabbage, or kale, you've likely encountered one of worms that attacks the brassica family of plants. Even organic gardeners struggle to find ways to control these pests that can decimate your beloved cole crops in short order.
In this episode of the Beginner's...
Apr 2, 2019
In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I talk to the author of Vertical Vegetables, Amy Andrychowicz. You may recognize her as the writer behind the web site Get Busy Gardening. Amy is a zone 4b gardener in Minnesota, and she uses vertical gardening to both practically make the most of her small space and...