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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

59: Your Garden Zone - What It Tells You (and what it doesn't)

8/14/2018
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What is a Garden Zone and what purpose does it serve in the home garden? Unfortunately, garden zones are frequently misunderstood. In this episode you'll learn what a garden zone is, what it tells you, and more importantly, what it doesn't. For show notes, the US plant hardiness map, and links to find your average last and first frost, click here.

Duration:00:22:31

58: Planning and Planting a Fall Garden

7/31/2018
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Planting and growing a fall garden can be just as rewarding as a summer garden. You just need a bit of preparation. Here I share easy ideas and tips on how to get started, when to plant, and how to grow vegetables in the fall. Read full blog post here.

Duration:00:35:53

57 -- How to Get Started in Home Canning with Melissa K Norris

7/17/2018
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Most of us, even if we have a small garden, will harvest more than we can consume fresh. Unless you want to give it all away, you will have to decide whether to let it go bad or preserve it. In this episode, Pioneering Today's Melissa K. Norris gives us the basics on how to get started in home canning.

Duration:00:57:49

56: 9 Lessons from My Spring Garden (2018)

7/3/2018
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We all learn our best lessons from the hits and misses from our own gardens. In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I share 9 lessons I've learned in my spring 2018 garden -- including the successes and disappointments. The show notes/blog post includes resources mentioned in this episode: http://journeywithjill.net/podcast

Duration:00:29:15

55: Managing Pests Organically - interview with IPM Expert Patrick Byers of the University of Missouri Extension

6/19/2018
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) expert Patrick Byers of the University of Missouri Extension shares what the home gardener should do before you spray anything on an insect. Plus, he gives practical suggestions for how to manage aphids, squash bugs, squash vine borers, cabbage worms, slugs, and Japanese beetles -- all organically and with minimal spraying! View full blog post with show notes here.

Duration:00:50:57

54: 6 Steps to Incorporate Vertical Gardening in Your Garden

6/5/2018
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You want to incorporate vertical gardening into your garden plans, but the disconnect lies between all the options and what you can actually accomplish. Here are 6 easy steps to go from dreams to reality and grow "up" in your garden. Full blog post & show notes here. Register for the Modern Homesteading Summit here.

Duration:00:28:46

53: Aged-Based Ideas to Get Kids Involved in the Garden

5/29/2018
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If you are looking for creative ways to get your kids involved in the garden, these 15 age-based ideas will help you get started. From toddlers to teenagers, there are ideas here for your kids! Full show notes and blog post, along with resources mentioned in the podcast here.

Duration:00:28:32

52: Tomato Leaves Turning Yellow? 5 Possible Reasons

5/22/2018
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When your tomato leaves start turning yellow, it's natural to become alarmed. While there could be a myriad of causes, here are five possible culprits behind yellow leaves on tomato plants. Full blog post & show notes here.

Duration:00:28:47

51: Interview with Misti Little of the Garden Path Podcast

5/15/2018
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In today's episode, Misti Little of the Garden Path Podcast and I talk about many subjects that both southern US and organic gardeners will find interesting: Full blog post with show notes here.

Duration:00:48:37

50: 15 Tips for First-time Gardeners from Experienced Gardeners

5/8/2018
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I asked a question in my Facebook group, the Beginner's Garden Shortcut, "What ONE piece of advice would you give to first-time gardeners?" The answers the more veteran members of the group gave were just too good to keep to myself! That's why, on this very special 50th episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I share 15 tips that these gardeners shared with the group, along with my thoughts on each piece of advice. Full blog post with accompanying articles and resources can be found at...

Duration:00:30:24

49: 10 Succession and Relay Planting Ideas for Your Garden

5/1/2018
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We all want to make the most of our garden space, and one of the best ways is to strategically use succession planting and relay planting to our advantage and for a more productive harvest. These 10 ideas will get you started on using succession and relay planting in your garden, and as you consider your growing season, crops, and climate, you can adapt using these principles to fit your unique garden situation. Full blog post and show notes at...

Duration:00:31:40

48: Vacation Plans? 5 Ways to Prep Your Garden

4/24/2018
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Maintaining a 3,000-square foot garden and enjoying a summer vacation -- at first thought, these two may seem like opposing activities, as if you have to choose one or the other. But as one who values getaways almost as much as I value my garden, I can assure you, it is possible. To get the most out of both your rest time and your harvest, though, there are some steps you can take to make it all run more smoothly. Read full show notes and blog post, along with resources mentioned in this...

Duration:00:22:00

47: Building Healthy Soil -- Interview with Jackie Beyer of the Organic Gardener Podcast

4/17/2018
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While beginning gardeners may be most concerned with what crops to plant when to plant them, building a base of healthy soil should be top of mind as well. If you want to build your soil naturally and organically, Jackie Beyer of the Organic Gardener Podcast shares today her thoughts on doing just that. Full show notes: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2018/04/17/building-healthy-soil-interview-with-the-organic-gardener-podcasts-jackie-marie-beyer/

Duration:00:53:28

46: Tomato Trellising - Deciding Which Method is Right for You

4/10/2018
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How does a beginning gardener you sift through the endless ideas available for staking tomatoes? Do you even need to stake tomatoes? If so, what will work best for your garden? Even though I had all the trellis ideas and resources at my disposal, I still didn't figure it all out, and it took learning by experience and making mistakes to start to make progress in this area. In this podcast episode I'm talking to you -- the beginning gardener -- in hopes of helping you skip the mistakes I...

Duration:00:22:52

45: 6 Crops Beginners Can Grow From Seed in the Garden (No Indoor Seed-Starting Required)

4/3/2018
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In today's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I talk about six vegetables and fruit I believe beginners should almost always grow from seed directly in the garden. No indoor seed starting. No buying transplants. With these crops, it's my experience in opinion that the seeds should go directly in the ground. Show notes and free Seed Starting Guide: http://journeywithjill.net/2018/04/03/6-crops-beginners-can-grow-from-seed-directly-in-the-garden-no-indoor-seed-starting-required/

Duration:00:19:18

44: When to Plant What - Guide to Getting Your Crops in the Ground at the Right Time

3/27/2018
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It's one of the most confusing topics for beginning gardeners. "When should I plant?" I go over the basics -- what you need to know to help you plant the most common crops in the home garden at the right time. Not only do I give you general guidelines, but we also talk about something I have never heard anyone suggest when it comes to warm season crops. Show notes: http://journeywithjill.net/2018/03/27/plant-guide-getting-crops-ground-right-time/

Duration:00:23:14

43: Avoiding Mistakes in Container Gardening - Interview with Randy from FarmDaddy

3/20/2018
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Container gardening isn't as easy as it seems. In this episode, Randy from FarmDaddy shares his top tips to growing in containers, including 3 big mistakes he sees people make, the ideal growing medium, how close plants should be together, and fertilization and watering tips. Show notes at http://journeywithjill.net/2018/03/avoiding-beginner-mistakes-in-container-gardening-interview-with-randy-from-farmdaddy-com/ Visit Randy's web site and explore his self-watering container system at...

Duration:00:47:28

42: Strawberry Planting Basics

3/13/2018
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Most home gardeners who want to include fruit in their edible gardens want to make room for strawberries. Though they seem easy enough to grow, it's helpful to understand a few things before you get started. Show notes at http://journeywithjill.net/2018/03/get-started-growing-strawberries-beginners-guide/ Beginner's Garden Shortcut Online Course: http://journeywithjill.net/gardenshortcut

Duration:00:26:02

41: 7 Tips for Choosing Transplants at the Garden Center

3/6/2018
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Whether you buy all of your garden crops at the nursery or garden center, or if you purchase a few to supplement your seeds, choosing the right transplant can make a great difference in your harvest. Show notes at http://journeywithjill.net/2018/03/7-tips-choosing-transplants-garden-center/

Duration:00:18:01

40: How to Grow Onions Successfully

2/27/2018
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Though easy to plant, it's not always a sure bet that you'll get huge onion bulbs each season. In fact, onions can be a bit finicky. In this episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, I go over the "long and short" (pun intended -- you'll understand after you listen to the episode) of growing onions. I talk about: Show notes at http://journeywithjill.net/2018/02/grow-onions-successfully/

Duration:00:22:35