Living Homegrown Podcast with Theresa Loe
About This Show
LivingHomegrown is all about living farm fresh without the farm. Through canning and preserving, artisan food crafting, edible gardening and small-space homesteading (including backyard chickens & goats) you can enjoy the flavors of the season and live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how small of a space you call home. Hosted by TV canning expert and national PBS TV producer, Theresa Loe, this weekly podcast continues the flavorful conversation happening at LivingHomegrown.com and the Canning Academy. Alternating between Q and A episodes where you can ask Theresa your burning canning/homesteading questions and interviews with the rock stars of the DIY food movement, each weekly episode helps you live closer to your food.
Most Recent Episode
LH 124: Powerful Tips for Raised Bed Gardening
6 days ago
What if want to grow veggies, but you really don’t have much soil in your backyard to begin with? (It's mostly cement or pavement) Or maybe your backyard soil is hard to work with and you want a short cut to growing without waiting years to build up the soil. Or maybe you want a higher yield of food from a raised bed than you can get by just growing in the ground. (Yep - you really can get a higher yield if you do it right.) Listen…raised bed gardening is not a magic pill. But it certainly can take care of ton of issues that hold people back from gardening. And I want to make sure you are armed with all the pros and cons so you can tell if it's right for you. This week, I brought on Tara Nolan to share some innovative ideas for creating raised beds. She has tips and hints that can really make the whole process super easy. You see, she literally wrote the book on the topic. And I just love the way she always thinks outside the planter box…so to speak. :-) You will learn: How raised beds can help you overcome bad soil About a recent study proving raised beds will increase your yields (This one surprised me!) Why you DON’T need power tools to have success The many benefits in controlling weeds, pest and more Creative examples of building material you can use Why you need to be so cautious with recycled wood How to reduce the cost of filling the beds with good soil Innovative ways to make raised beds from upcycled objects As always, you can get all the links mentioned and more tips in the show notes at www.LivingHomegrown.com/124 and you can get a free, printable transcript of the episode.