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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. When I began gardening in 2013, I scoured books and Internet resources to find all the information I could. Although good information was abundant, I had trouble understanding all the gardening lingo and sifting through the information to figure out what would work for me. In this podcast, my aim is to provide helpful information while explaining the gardening lingo as we go. I want to equip YOU to have the best start ever this gardening season!

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. When I began gardening in 2013, I scoured books and Internet resources to find all the information I could. Although good information was abundant, I had trouble understanding all the gardening lingo and sifting through the information to figure out what would work for me. In this podcast, my aim is to provide helpful information while explaining the gardening lingo as we go. I want to equip YOU to have the best start ever this gardening season!
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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. When I began gardening in 2013, I scoured books and Internet resources to find all the information I could. Although good information was abundant, I had trouble understanding all the gardening lingo and sifting through the information to figure out what would work for me. In this podcast, my aim is to provide helpful information while explaining the gardening lingo as we go. I want to equip YOU to have the best start ever this gardening season!

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Episodes

106 - 23 Things Gardeners Wish They'd Known, part 1

10/15/2019
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When we begin dreaming of our first garden, we get anxious, wondering if we'll ever learn everything there is to know. (Short answer: no, because in gardening, learning never stops!) But what if we could ask other gardeners just a few seasons ahead of us what they wish they'd known before they started their first gardens? When I started the Beginner's Garden Podcast in 2017, my sole purpose was to provide resources for beginning gardeners. When I started my first garden in 2013, I...

Duration:00:37:14

105 - 11 Garden Projects for Fall and Winter to Prepare for Next Season

10/8/2019
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Looking for garden projects to do during the slower time of the gardening season? I get so excited about next season's garden in the fall and winter. There is so much to learn and so many ways to think and prepare for next growing season. Show Notes: journeywithjill.net/105 Get Jill’s “In the Garden” Weekly Emails + Free Printable Resources Here: journeywithjill.net/gardensignup Join the Beginner’s Garden Shortcut Facebook Group:...

Duration:00:36:10

104- Grow Food Indoors in the Winter with Ashley Dempster of the Townhouse Homestead

10/1/2019
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After the garden season has closed, do you ever wish you could grow food indoors? Maybe it seems like a pipe dream. You think your winter food will come solely from what you've preserved and what you can buy at the grocery store. But it doesn't have to be that way. Even if you have a small indoor space, you can add fresh vegetables and herbs to your table, even in the dead of winter. In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast and in the article below, Ashley Dempster from the...

Duration:00:38:55

103 - Lessons from My Summer Garden

9/24/2019
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The end of the summer gardening season is the perfect time to reflect on the year so far -- specifically, summer garden lessons learned. Whether you're a new gardener or have had many years of experience, we can all learn from each other. This is why I love to share my gardening lessons in real-time with you! You may have already seen my lessons from this year's spring garden so now it's time for lessons from my summer garden. journeywithjill.net/103

Duration:00:37:00

102 -7 Garden Tasks to Transition from the Summer Garden

9/17/2019
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What fall garden tasks should you complete as your summer garden comes to a close? Whether you plant a fall garden or want to make sure your garden is ready for a spring planting, these 7 tasks will prepare you for your next gardening season. journeywithjill.net/102

Duration:00:28:52

101 - Medicinal Herb Gardening for Beginners

9/10/2019
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When I began exploring medicinal herb gardening, I felt like I had walked into a foreign country. I didn't know where to start or how to navigate this new territory. But like everything in my garden journey, I took small steps. And while I still consider myself a beginning medicinal herb gardener, I do feel like I've found my footing a bit. Because growing a medicinal herb garden -- or simply introducing medicinal herbs into our lives -- is something many beginning gardeners explore, I...

Duration:00:32:16

100 - My First Garden

9/3/2019
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In 2013 I planted my first garden. Looking back, I see mistakes and successes from that first year. All of them served to teach me, and they helped me grow a more successful garden each season. Because we all can learn from each other, and because many of my mistakes are common among beginning gardeners, I wanted to share seven mistakes and eight successes from my first season. https://journeywithjill.net/100

Duration:00:40:26

99 - Pest Control without Pesticides

8/27/2019
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Is it possible to control pests in the garden without using pesticides? Many gardeners determine to use organic practices. But soon they find themselves discouraged when bad insects arrive in their gardens. How do organic gardeners keep bugs from eating their plants? A healthy, productive, organic home garden goes beyond home remedies for pest control and organic alternatives to pesticides. Natural pesticides have their place, but I've found that natural pest control goes beyond these...

Duration:00:36:55

98 - Why Homegrown Tastes Better than Store Bought

8/20/2019
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If you grow a garden, you know that homegrown vegetables taste better than anything you can purchase in the produce department of your grocery store. But why do homegrown vegetables and fruit taste better? Is it purely a mental thing -- where we naturally enjoy most what we put our hard work into growing? Or are there also scientific reasons why store-bought tomatoes don't compare to homegrown? In today's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast and post below, I share with you 4...

Duration:00:28:49

97- Fall Gardening FAQs with Stacey Murphy

8/13/2019
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When I asked the members of my free Facebook group, the Beginner's Garden Shortcut, what questions they had about their fall vegetable garden, I received more feedback than almost any other topic. Clearly, many beginning gardeners are interested in fall gardening. But they recognize it's not as straightforward as the spring or summer garden. For the beginner, fall gardening isn't as simple to get started. But, it is generally easier than the summer garden. With fewer pests and weeds, we...

Duration:00:45:45

96 - Fall Gardening- When and How to Plant with Stacey Murphy

8/6/2019
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When many beginning gardeners think about fall gardening, they find themselves overwhelmed. After all, they're tired from the effort put into the summer garden, and the thought of more work seems exhausting. Plus, they don't know when or how to get started. The truth is, fall gardening can be the most rewarding time to grow a vegetable garden. It just takes a bit of know-how to get started. In this week's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, master gardener and garden teacher...

Duration:00:34:44

95 - When to Harvest Corn

7/30/2019
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When is corn ready to pick? It's a tougher answer than you realize. Corn ripens quickly and for only a few days, so the home gardener must watch for the signs that sweet corn is ready to harvest. In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I talk about how to know when corn ripens for harvest. (For more information on growing corn, check out these posts: how to grow corn and what I learned about corn last year.) Click below to listen or continue reading.

Duration:00:17:17

94 - When to Harvest Melons

7/23/2019
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Is there anything better in summer than a fresh-picked watermelon or cantaloupe from the garden? But how do you know when melons are ripe and ready to pick? In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I share my methods of knowing when to harvest cantaloupes and when to harvest watermelons -- my favorite fruit!

Duration:00:26:03

93 - Freezing, Canning, and Dehydrating Basics

7/16/2019
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Whether you grow your garden to stock up a year's worth of some foods like I do, or maybe your small space has produced more than you can eat fresh, you will want to look at options for preserving the harvest. While most people think of canning, this is only one option when it comes to preserving your hard-earned bounty. In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast and article below, I share the basics of three common methods of preserving: freezing, canning, and dehydrating.

Duration:00:38:17

92- Garden Irrigation with Joe Lamp'l

7/9/2019
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You would think something as simple as watering the garden would be easy for home gardeners. But garden irrigation can actually prove tricky to master. How much water does your garden need? Should you hand-water, use soaker hoses, or lay drip lines? How do you know if your vegetables are getting too much or not enough water? In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, garden expert Joe Lamp'l of the Joe Gardener Show shares his best practices for garden irrigation. Click...

Duration:00:59:18

91 - Tomato Troubleshooting with Joe Lamp'l

7/2/2019
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When we begin our gardens, we imagine what our tomato harvest will look like. But most of the time, we don't anticipate tomato plant problems that often arrive in mid-summer. Beginning gardeners blame themselves and sometimes give up. But they shouldn't. Summer tomato problems are more common than you realize, and thankfully, there are steps you can take to overcome many of these tomato issues. In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, gardening expert Joe Lamp'l of the Joe...

Duration:00:49:17

90 - 10 Lessons Learned from the Spring Garden

6/25/2019
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One fun part of gardening is that we get to learn and grow in our knowledge each season. My 2019 spring garden yielded several successes and lessons learned, and I want to share those with you. In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I identify ten lessons I've learned from my 2019 spring garden. Click below to listen to continue reading.

Duration:00:34:38

89 - How to Harvest, Store, and Cure Garlic

6/18/2019
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You've watched your beautiful garlic plants grow for months, and the time nears for harvest. But how do you know when to harvest garlic? And once you harvest, how do you cure and store it? The good news is this: harvesting, curing, and storing garlic is almost as easy as growing it! You only need to know a few basics and you'll be eating garlic from your own backyard garden for months. In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast and in the post below, I show you what to do when...

Duration:00:23:34

88 - Tips from Rookie Gardeners

6/11/2019
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I think we'd all say experienced gardeners offer priceless garden wisdom, but there's a group of people first-time gardeners can also learn from that's often overlooked: second-time gardeners. Still with a beginner's mindset, gardeners in their sophomore year recall details experienced gardeners forget. It's kind of like how a mom of a toddler can offer something special to a mom of a newborn that a mother of teenagers can't. It's a "been there, done that" mindset that hasn't "been there,...

Duration:00:26:55

87 - How to Eat Your Back Yard Year Round with Becky Porter of The Seasonal Homestead

6/4/2019
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In my first garden, I planted once. I had no aspirations for a year-round harvest. Any harvest would equal a successful garden in my mind. But the second year I added a fall garden, and as I gained more experience I realized I could extend my garden season even further. I began growing more winter crops and I enjoyed expanding my growing season much further than the once-and-done summer harvest. Planning for a year-round harvest is a skill I'm still working to improve. That's why I...

Duration:00:48:36