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I welcome you into my garden 5 days a week for informative podcasts about every aspect of Gardening and horticulture. With an emphasis on the life sciences, Integrated Pest Management, and solid horticultural practice we'll dive deep into gardening topics, explore the fascinating biology and life cycle of some of our favorite plants, talk about a good book or two, and winnow through common gardening advice to separate the grain from the chaff.

I welcome you into my garden 5 days a week for informative podcasts about every aspect of Gardening and horticulture. With an emphasis on the life sciences, Integrated Pest Management, and solid horticultural practice we'll dive deep into gardening topics, explore the fascinating biology and life cycle of some of our favorite plants, talk about a good book or two, and winnow through common gardening advice to separate the grain from the chaff.
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I welcome you into my garden 5 days a week for informative podcasts about every aspect of Gardening and horticulture. With an emphasis on the life sciences, Integrated Pest Management, and solid horticultural practice we'll dive deep into gardening topics, explore the fascinating biology and life cycle of some of our favorite plants, talk about a good book or two, and winnow through common gardening advice to separate the grain from the chaff.

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Week 41 - Suzy Buttress Interview, The Learning Garden, Straw Bale Gardening

10/7/2019
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This week I get into my year at the Learning Garden, have a great chat with Suzy Buttress of The Casual Birder Podcast, and I review a couple of books on Straw Bale Gardening. I have to apologize, near the end of the Podcast accidentally called Patrina Small by the name Patricia. After speaking with Suzy Buttress I was still unable to work out the hawk that made an unscheduled appearance in the podcast, but in the process I did stumble onto All About Birds. Its linked to the Cornell...

Duration:01:22:49

Reboot

9/22/2019
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Sorry guys, now podcast this week. Things got chaotic. I'm going to regroup and reboot the podcast for the better next week. Keep an eye out. Support the show

Duration:00:03:44

Breaking the Rules

9/20/2019
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Wrapping up Seed Saving Week we are talking about plant breeding experiments you can do provided you have the space and time. And I Cover the University of Wisconsin's Fast Plants, which don’t require much time or space. Resources Saving Sun Gold Pg. 151 Epic TomatoesDwarf Tomato ProjectBREEDING NEW DWARF TOMATOES craiglehoullier.comWisconsin Fast Plants of the University of Wisconsin: Homepage Support the show

Duration:00:12:03

Self Fertile Crops

9/19/2019
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In this episode we get into the realm of Self Fertile Fruits and Vegetables. Self Fertile crops rarely deviate from the mother plant since it is often usually the father crop as well. Crosses of self fertile crops often have to be done manually and as such they are great plants to get started with Seed Saving. Resources Pollination of Vegetable CropsWhat are Self-Pollinating Vegetables?This Bee Gets Punched by Flowers For Your Ice Cream | Deep LookHermaphroditic Flower Performs Gravity...

Duration:00:10:07

Landrace Gardening

9/18/2019
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Landrace Gardening is gaining some traction. As part of Seed Saving Week we’ll dive into the world of landrace breeding and seed saving, and why it might be the easiest way to save seed. Resources Landrace Gardening: Survival of the FittestSECTION B. LANDRACES B.1. Introduction fao.org Support the show

Duration:00:12:53

Heirlooms

9/17/2019
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In this episode I’m going to shed some light on the world of Heirloom Fruit and Vegetable cultivars. I will also stumble excessively on the distinction between a Variety and a Cultivar. Heirloom and open pollinated varieties are perhaps the best choices for saving seed and amateur breeding experiments so I wanted to hit them early on. Support the show

Duration:00:16:42

Intro to Genetics

9/16/2019
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This week I’m going to tackle plant breeding and seed saving. I’m sure in future episodes I’ll dig into these topics alot more, but for now I wanted to dive into the basics. This episode covers some preliminary plant genetics to serve as a primer for what I’ll be talking about the rest of the week. Support the show

Duration:00:18:20

Lasagna Gardening

9/13/2019
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A review of the 1998 edition of Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. Lasagna gardening is essentially a sheet mulching/composting method designed to turn a patch of turf into a garden bed nearly instantly. Because these gardens don’t require building raised beds, do not rely on the local soil, and only require materials that can be made or sourced cheaply its a great way to start a garden. Although I’m not sure where to get that many newspapers these days. Support the show

Duration:00:17:03

The All New Square Foot Garden

9/12/2019
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A review of the 2005 edition of The All New Square Foot Garden by Mel Bartholomew with a particular focus on using it to start community and school gardens. You can find more at his Square Foot Gardening Website. The Truth About Peat at In Defense of Plants breaks down the issues with Peat Moss. Support the show

Duration:00:21:46

Intro to School Gardening

9/11/2019
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A brief and realistic introduction to starting a school garden. There will be alot more from me on this topic, but for now I just wanted to give some quick “getting started” advice to educators and administrators interested in starting or restarting a school garden. These tips apply equally well to anyone wanting to start a garden with or without children being involved. Resources School Garden SustainabilityWhen a School Garden Doesn’t Grow | BrightHow to use a Olla to water your...

Duration:00:17:27

Introduction to Gardening with Children

9/10/2019
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A very basic introduction to gardening with children. This is a topic I’m somewhat passionate about, as I’ve already mentioned it is actually my day job. This episode focuses on tips for how to get children engaged in gardening, and how to ensure basic safety. If you have any questions, or if there are topics I mentioned that you’d like me to explore in greater depth, please Contact Me and let me know. Resources Sarah’s RealmA Cure for Plant Blindness | Margaret Conover | TEDxSBUThousands...

Duration:00:20:19

What is Tea Jay's Garden

9/9/2019
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This episode is really just a statement of intent. Tea jay’s Garden is going to focus primarily on garden education for community and school gardening. I will be covering lots of general gardening content, but I’m really interested in helping out Community and School gardens and I’m going to keep that in mind when working on content. In the coming weeks/months I’m going to try and add useful resources to this end on the website. If you have any questions, tips, or resources for me go ahead...

Duration:00:14:49

Bermuda Grass Woes.

9/6/2019
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Call it Razor Grass, Wire Grass, or Bermuda Grass, it can be a pain. I had just spent the last week ripping up Bermuda Grass from my garden beds. In this episode I cover why its so hard to deal with, and why the only way tends to involve quite a bit of elbow grease. Support the show

Duration:00:10:23

A whole lot more about Corn

9/5/2019
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Another episode on corn, this one covering the complicated world of Hybrid Corn. This should be the end of my info dump on corn for a while. I’m sure as time goes on I’ll have more to say on the topic… hope your all ears :) Resources Landrace GardeningF1 Hybrid, What is it.Heinz 57 catalogHeirloom Corn at Seed Savers ExchangeHeirloom Corn at Native Seed Search Support the show

Duration:00:13:52

A whole lot about corn.

9/4/2019
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All about corn! Ok, that is an exaggeration, quite a bit about corn. I’m no expert, but I am fascinated by just how much we’ve managed to do with this insanely versatile plant. Resources Corn: It's Not for CocktailsThe Corn of the Future Is Hundreds of Years Old and Makes Its Own Mucus.Who should profit from Mexico’s nitrogen-fixing corn?Atom in the garden of Eden Support the show

Duration:00:18:46

Basic Soil Science

9/3/2019
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Getting down with some soil science basics in week 1 of the podcast. Hopefully this lets you understand the material we grow in a bit better. This is definitely a topic I will revisit as things go forward. Resources Soil LayersWhat Clay Looks Like Support the show

Duration:00:15:41

Watering Basics

9/2/2019
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First Episode Decided to talk about water since it seems to be a question everyone has. Knowing when to water can literally be as complicated or as easy as you'd like. Links EvapotranspirationWater Holding CapacityCrassulacean Acid MetabolismNative Seed Search Support the show

Duration:00:17:22