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45 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
226-The Magical World of Moss Gardening
That special feeling that comes when you walk through a moss-covered forest can be recreated right in your own backyard. My guest this week, moss expert Annie Martin, aka Mossin’ Annie, takes us into the magical world of moss gardening and explains the simple steps to creating your own homegrown moss garden.
50 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
225-Growing Roses Sustainably
Roses can be intimidating, so much so that many gardeners don’t bother, but my guest this week, rosarian Paul Zimmerman, wants you to know that that reputation is not deserved. Paul is an expert on growing roses sustainably, free of chemicals and with little intervention on your part.
50 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
224-Expert Advice on Planting Flowering Bulbs in Fall, with Brent Heath
To bring you the best advice there is on planting flowering bulbs in fall, I turned to none other than Brent Heath of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, the renowned mail-order bulb company. Brent’s family has been growing bulbs since 1900 in Gloucester, Virginia, and he is a wealth of knowledge on planting, choosing, and maintaining flowering bulbs.
56 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
223-How Soil Microbes Make Good Soil Great
Soil microbes are the microscopic life in soil that work in concert with roots to feed plants. To help us better understand the symbiotic relationship between microbes and healthy plants, my guest on the podcast this week is David Stark, an expert in molecular biology.
58 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
222-Tiny Vampires: Understanding Mosquitoes & Effective Mosquito Control
When we talk about pest control in gardens, we think about the insects that want to eat our vegetables and ornamentals, but there is a major pest that wants to feed on gardeners themselves — the mosquito. For a better understanding of mosquitoes and effective mosquito control, my guest this week, Raven Forrest Fruscalzo of the podcast “Tiny Vampires,” is here to share the vetted facts and dispel misconceptions.
70 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
221-Biggest Summer Garden Challenges: Your Burning Questions Answered
Late summer is both a challenging and rewarding time in the garden as we deal with pest and disease pressure but also enjoy harvesting tomatoes, peppers and summer squash on a nearly daily basis. For this week’s podcast, I’m addressing some of the biggest (and most common) summer garden challenges and answering your burning questions that have been bugging you most at this time of the season.
54 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
220-Fall Succession Planning and Planting Tips, with Meg Cowden
Our fall gardens really can get started as early as spring when we sow seeds that take many months to mature (hello Brussels sprouts), but July and August present even more opportunities to plant crops that will be ready to harvest come September, October and even later. To share her best tips for succession planning and planting for fall, my returning guest this week is Meg Cowden of the Seed to Fork blog.
59 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
219-Troublesome Garden Pests: Organic Control Strategies That Work
Sometimes it's the tiniest garden pests that cause the biggest problems. As responsible gardeners, we want to manage these pest issues while having as little negative impact as possible on the good bugs that visit the land that we steward. To share expert advice on responsible, effective pest control, my returning guest this week is Suzanne Wainwright-Evans of Buglady Consulting.
50 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
218-Squash Bugs: How to Manage and Control This Challenging Pest
Squash bugs are a hassle for growers of zucchini, pumpkins and other cucurbits, but there are steps that can be taken to manage and control this challenging pest. My guest this week is entomologist and pest management expert Diane Alston, and she’s here to share strategies to reduce squash bug issues.
58 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
217-Tomato Growing Advice for Challenging Weather & Every Day, with Craig LeHoullier
Despite all of our best efforts, unexpected and extreme weather can throw tomato growers for a loop. To discuss tomato growing advice for challenging weather and every day, along with the best practices to follow to overcome them, my guest this week is Craig LeHoullier, a tomato expert and the co-instructor of my Online Gardening Academy course Growing Epic Tomatoes.
53 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
216-Tomato Disease Prevention & Control: Tried and True and What's New
We vegetable gardeners are dealing with plenty of disease challenges this time of year, and tomato diseases are at the top of that list. Fortunately for us, my guest this week is vegetable pathologist Inga Meadows, who joined me to discuss the best and newest ways to prevent, identify, and control diseases that affect tomatoes.
60 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
215-Roots Demystified: The Amazing Unseen Things Roots Do
Most people know that roots are how plants take up nutrients and water, but there are so many other amazing, unseen things that roots do that are exciting to learn about. To share his enthusiasm for roots and the other organisms beneath the soil’s surface, my guest this week is landscape designer and author Robert Kourik to demystify roots and the amazing unseen things roots do.
56 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
214-The National Gardening Association’s 2021 Survey Findings: What Gardeners Think
Each year since 1973, the Texas-based National Gardening Association works with professional pollsters to conduct the National Gardening Survey, which offers valuable insights into the mindset of gardeners across the United States. To help break the data down to better understand what gardeners think, my guest this week is National Gardening Association Executive Director Dave Whitinger.
58 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
213-Understanding the Basics of Hügelkultur, with Paul Wheaton
Hügelkultur is a centuries-old gardening technique using rotting wood as the base layer in raised beds. The concept has had a resurgence in popularity in recent years, but many gardeners still have questions about how and why to practice hügelkultur. Fortunately, my guest on this week's podcast, hügelkultur expert Paul Wheaton, is here to share what there is to know about hügelkultur to get off to a great start.
42 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
212-Answers to Your Frequently Asked Gardening Questions for June
Every week across all of the joegardener and Growing a Greener World social media channels and the Online Gardening Academy courses, I receive scores of questions and requests for advice, and I try to answer as many as possible. For this week’s podcast, I’ve rounded up some of your most frequently asked gardening questions for June to bring you answers that you may be looking for too at this time of year.
45 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
211-Invasive Asian Jumping Worms: What Gardeners Need to Know
The invasive and destructive Asian jumping worm has been identified and recorded in 37 U.S. states plus Ontario and continues to spread, but it is still a species that many gardeners know little about. To explain what jumping worms are and why they pose such a big problem, my guest this week is ecologist Brad Herrick, an expert on all things jumping worm.
44 minutes | May 27, 2021
210-Non-Negotiables for Summer Success in the Garden
With all of the responsibilities we have in our daily lives, the time that we can dedicate to tending to and enjoying our garden is often all too short. On this week’s podcast, I share my tips for making precious gardening time more productive and more pleasurable — and for ensuring summer success.
54 minutes | May 20, 2021
209-The Natural Science Behind a Great Garden, with Dr. Lee Reich-Encore Presentation
I am a firm believer that understanding the “why do” behind the “how to” drives us to become better, more confident gardeners. One of the best people I know to explain the science behind great gardening is Dr. Lee Reich, and on this week’s encore episode I am revisiting an insightful conversation we had a few years back on how expanding our scientific knowledge a little can help our gardens a whole lot.
46 minutes | May 13, 2021
208-Growing Epic Tomatoes: Our Just-Released Online Course Preview, With Craig LeHoullier
Tomato expert Craig LeHoullier and I have been working all year toward this week’s launch of the newest joegardener Online Gardening Academy™ course, Growing Epic Tomatoes, and Craig now joins me on the podcast to share our excitement for what’s in store.
52 minutes | May 6, 2021
207-Understanding Fertilizers and How to Use Them-Encore Presentation
Fertilizers give food crops and ornamental plants the nutrients they need to thrive, but when used unnecessarily or incorrectly, they can do more harm than good. In this week’s encore episode, I share the basics you need to know for the most efficient and effective use of fertilizer.
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