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Lets dig into the Art and Science of gardening. The garden of your dreams can start today. Let a lifelong gardener help you learn how to cultivate plants, gain a greater understanding of our worlds biodiversity, and dig into the rich hobby of making the world a better place.

Lets dig into the Art and Science of gardening. The garden of your dreams can start today. Let a lifelong gardener help you learn how to cultivate plants, gain a greater understanding of our worlds biodiversity, and dig into the rich hobby of making the world a better place.

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Lets dig into the Art and Science of gardening. The garden of your dreams can start today. Let a lifelong gardener help you learn how to cultivate plants, gain a greater understanding of our worlds biodiversity, and dig into the rich hobby of making the world a better place.

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English


Episodes

Mysterious Seeds From China

8/13/2020
========== Call the Show 661-368-5177 Review on Podchaser https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/tea-jays-garden-940560 Hello Gardeners! Sorry I didn’t get an episode out to you last week, I have an infant who’s usual bed time has been a thing of contention between us. Since she hasn’t been sleeping, I haven’t had my usual block of time at night to get things done. The joys of Parenting and Podcasting. This is just a short episode giving a quick update on my own patch, and some information...

Duration:00:14:59

How to Beat Bitter Cucumbers

7/29/2020
========== Call the Show 661-368-5177 Review on Podchaser https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/tea-jays-garden-940560 Hello Gardeners! This week I thought I’d talk about Bitterness in Cucumbers. Cucumbers can become bitter as a response to literally any stressors of the plant. In this episode I talk about the different types of cucumbers, why they go bitter, how to deal with it, resistant varieties, and a wonderful alternative I’ve taken to using. ========== Products Mentioned Further...

Duration:00:23:20

Heatwaves

7/22/2020
Call the show 661-368-5177 Its 102 Degrees here today (Pics), which is pretty typical of my summers here in Bakersfield. It got me thinking about gardening in extreme heat. In this episode I’ll explain why amaranth does just fine in high heat, why your wilting plants are probably fine, a bit about the wonderful world of Photosynthesis, and why you should pour beer on your plants. The “Greek Cucumber” I mentioned several times in the episode is XYLANGOURO CUCUMBER MELON, which I picked up...

Duration:00:32:25

Late Starts

7/15/2020
Call the show 661-368-5177 Leave a Review on Podchaser https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/tea-jays-garden-940560 Welcome back for episode 25. Not episode 52 as i say on the show. Sorry I’ve been away for so long, alot has happened. I mean aside from the obvious things we’ve all been going through. I hope this episode finds you well. I’m pivoting yet again. I’ve decided, for now, to just talk about Gardening and leave any other plans off for the time being. From now on this will be a show...

Duration:00:24:53

Wisconsin Fast Plants with Hedi Lauffer

1/28/2020
Full Show Notes at http://teajaysgarden.com/?p=476 Call the show 661-368-5177 An interview with Hedi Baxter Lauffer Director of Teaching & Learning with the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We talk about Fast Plants and their educational applications. Specifically using them to teach plant biology, and different projects and activities you can use them for. Links Wisconsin Fast PlantsBottle BiologyCarolina Biological SupplyMy First Experience Teaching...

Duration:00:50:37

Little Crops for Little Hands

12/31/2019
Full Show Notes and Blog Post at http://teajaysgarden.com/?p=468 Call the show 661-368-5177 Dwarf Tomatoes My Interview with Craig LeHoullier and Patrina Small Micro-dwarf Tomatoes Gold Nugget Squash Gold Nugget Squash Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TJsGarden)

Duration:00:13:17

Open Source Gardening

11/26/2019
Hey folks, This is just a short episode I felt that I needed to put out after the Tomato episode and my talk with Sebastian Cocioba. I wanted to do an introduction to the Open Source methodology/philosophy for gardeners. I’ll cover what “Open Source”‌ is, as well as my history with it and its intersection with gardening. Open Source Links What is Open SourceOverview of the GNU‌ systemSDF.orgOpen Source Gardening Links Open Source Seed InitiativeOSSI‌ PledgeFarm.BotThe Grow RoomIssues...

Duration:00:17:19

Backyard Market Gardening Review

11/12/2019
In this episode I review Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow by Andy W Lee and Patricia L Foreman. It is a primer and basic instruction manual to small scale market gardening. Its, yet another, used book I’m reviewing, this is the 11th printing. I also talk a little bit about what I’m doing with the show. Please follow the show on Mastodon https://mastodon.social/@troyjoe Twitter https://twitter.com/teajaysgarden And you can contact the show at...

Duration:00:28:24

Gardening Failures

11/6/2019
Sorry folks, I came down with a stomach bug this week and wasn't able to get out a decent episode Setbacks, no matter how unavoidable, do tend to make you feel as if you've failed though, so I thought I could talk about that a bit. So here is a short discussion on the role of failure in gardening, it happens to everybody, and if you can't work past it you'll never become the gardener you can be. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TJsGarden)

Duration:00:07:58

Interview with Sebastian Cocioba of New York Botanics LLC

10/29/2019
Leave Feedback @ (661) 368-5177 For week 44 of the gardening year I’m interviewing a longtime friend of mine Sebastian Cocioba owner of New York Botanics LLC and atinygreencell on Instagram. Sebastian is a “bio hacker” who’s goal is to increase the general level of education about Genetics technologies. A few things. First, I’ve tweaked the show format, moving to a single segment a week. Trying to squeeze in three segments every episode just wasn’t possible with the current demands on my...

Duration:00:53:53

Craig LeHoullier and Patrina Small, The Tomato Episode, Introduction, Dwarfs, and Epic Tomatoes

10/15/2019
I apologize in advance for the audio quality of this episode. I‌ was dealing with a dodgy microphone and some parts of my audio has static, but this is only here and there during the interview and its otherwise acceptable. I have it fixed, it won't continue into future episodes. In this episode I give an overview of the domesticated tomato, my feelings on the term "Heirloom", I have a talk with Patrina Nuske Small and Craig LeHoullier about Dwarf Tomatoes, and I review Craigs book Epic...

Duration:01:22:52

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

10/7/2019
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
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 (https://www.patreon.com/TJsGarden)

Duration:00:03:44

Breaking the Rules

9/20/2019
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 (https://www.patreon.com/TJsGarden)

Duration:00:12:03

Self Fertile Crops

9/19/2019
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
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.orgSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/TJsGarden)

Duration:00:12:53

Heirlooms

9/17/2019
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 (https://www.patreon.com/TJsGarden)

Duration:00:16:42

Intro to Genetics

9/16/2019
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 (https://www.patreon.com/TJsGarden)

Duration:00:18:20

Lasagna Gardening

9/13/2019
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
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 (https://www.patreon.com/TJsGarden)

Duration:00:21:46