Vegetable Gardening

By Michael C Podlesny

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Vegetable Gardening Show: Tips, Tricks and Techniques from the leading gardening industry experts

Episode Date
#404: How to Successfully Grow a Garden Under Lights [Leslie Halleck]
00:31:28

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Leslie Halleck, author of the new book, “Gardening Under Lights”, about how you can successfully grow many of your favorite plants indoors.

Leslie has over 25 years of experience in horitcultre and the green industry and puts that experience to work in her new book showing you how to properly grow various plant varieties indoors under grow lights.

She is going to tell us the differences between all of the light options that you have, which are the most efficience and which ones you should be using for various plants.

From there she’ll touch on the care differences for plants indoor, whether or not you will experience pest and disease issues and which p [...]

Jun 21, 2018
Mr. Mike Podlesny: Vegetable Gardener & Host of the Vegetable Gardening Show
00:20:31

I recently appeared on the Habits of Healing podcast with host Donna Perillo, DC, MS, NMD, CNS.  We talk about growing a garden so that you can eat healthier.

Show Notes: Mike Podlesny is the host of the award-winning gardening program, The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts to bring you the best gardening tips possible. His company participates in a program to donate 52 packs of vegetable seeds every year to 50 different school gardens from all 50 states. His site has over a quarter of a million likes on Facebook.

Daily Habit 

Every year grow something that you know you are going to eat.

Show links: Contact info: mike@averagepersongardening.com

Website: www.averagepersongardening.com< [...]

Jun 20, 2018
#403: Curing Childhood Cancer One Lemonade Stand at a Time [Jay Scott]
00:16:45

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Jay Scott, father Alex Scott who, while battling her childhood cancer, raised over a million dollars by setting up a lemonade stand.

Sadly, Alex lost her battle with childhood cancer, but her work goes on through the ALSF, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, overseen by Jay and his wife Liz.

Today, the ALSF has raised millions of dollars to fund childhood cancer research and help families and children that are going through the battle right now.

Jay is going to tell us about the ALSF journey from beginning to where it is now, who they have been helping and the stories from a couple of families that have benefited from the work that Alex started many years ago.

Thi [...]

Jun 19, 2018
#402: How to Grow a Great Vegetable Garden [The Organic Gardener Podcast]
01:07:39

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Jackie Beyer on her show, The Organic Gardener Podcast, about the techniques Mike uses to grow a great vegetable garden.

Mike and Jackie talk about various vegetable gardening trends going on right now, various vegetable varieties that are doing well and how you can grow a great vegetable garden regardless of the amount of space that you have.

From there Mike will share some weedking techniques that will make your life easier, different ways to build up your soil structure and keeping rodents out of the garden and out of the compost pile.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

Here’s what we’ll cover in this ep [...]

Jun 17, 2018
#401: How to Successfully Grow Plants in the Shade [Jenny Rose Carey]
00:21:22

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show chats with Jenny Rose Carey, author of “Glorious Shade” about how you can successfully grow a wide range of plants in areas of your yard that receive an abundance of shade.

Jenny is going to fill us in on the different varieties of plants that grow well in the shade, why they do well in shaded environments and what it means to garden in the shade.

From there she’ll share with us some of the care techniques you need to know about when gardening in the shade, watering techniques, fertilization and plant spacing.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

Here’ [...]

Jun 14, 2018
#400: How to Enjoy the Benefits of Chickens Without Owning Them [Phil and Jen Tompkins]
00:26:50

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Phil and Jenn Tompkins of Rent the Chicken about how you can enjoy all of the wonderful benefits of chickens without actually owning any chickens.

With a background in entrepreneurship and I.T., Phil and Jenn decided to launch a business completely different than anything the have ever done before.  They wanted to rent chickens to people who wanted the benefits of chickens, such as eggs or fresh manure for the garden, but did not want the hassle of chicken onwership.

Phil and Jenn are going to come on tell us their story, how Rent the Chicken got started, the struggles they face to get the business rolling, and how a 15 year old high school student helped launched what is n [...]

Jun 12, 2018
#399: How to Use Advanced Gardening Techniques for a More Productive Garden [Charlie Nardozzi]
00:25:09

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show Mike chats with vegetable gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi on some of the advanced vegetable gardening topics that many of you have been emailing questions about.

Getting a vegetable gardening started is probably the biggest hurdle that we see when it comes to vegetable gardening.  “I want to start a vegetable garden, I just don’t don’t know how.”

Just as big as hurdle are those vegetable gardeners out there who have been growing a vegetable garden for quite sometime and are ready to take their vegetable garden game to the next level.

In comes, vegetable garden guru Charlie Nardozzi to fill in those blanks.  Charlie is going to give us some great tips to exp [...]

Jun 10, 2018
#398: How to Eat Healthier with what You Grow at Home [Dr. Art Capperauld]
00:22:35

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Dr. Art Capperauld on how you can eat healthier by making simple changes to your everyday diet with the vegetables that you are growing right at home.

Dr. Capperauld is going to fill us in on why body awareness is an important key factor in determing what you should be eating, the portion sizes and how often you should be eating.

He will fill us in which foods you should absolutely avoid and why, which ones can be inflammatory, why butter is not such a bad thing, and replacing your bad eating habits with some good ones.

From there, he’ll give us the low down on where juicing comes in to play, and give us an example of what a typical meal will look like.

Thi [...]

Jun 07, 2018
#397: All the Great Things Your Kids Will Learn When They Garden (William Moss Part 2)
00:17:11

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with William Moss about teaching middle school children gardening and all of the great things your kids will learn when they take up gardening.

William will finish up his chat on sweet potatoes by telling us how to cure them to get the most flavor and some storage option.

From there, we will swtch gears and talk about William’s first passion and that is teaching kids how to garden, and why gardening is an important part of their daily lives.

He’s going to tell us about a new program that he is implementing in Chicago and how teachers are combining gardening with their class curriculum.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

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Jun 05, 2018
#280: Drawing Inspiration for Organic Gardening and Farming from Pro Musician Ed Roman
00:27:47

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats award winning with singer/song writer and organic farmer, Ed Roman, on how he draws inspiration from his organic gardening to write his music.

Ed shares with us driving force behind his latest album, Red Omen, he discusses the many other professional musicians he has worked with and how the inspire him to create a musical work/life balance with his organic farming practices.

Ed will tell us all about his organic farm, what he grows and what he sells.  He will tell us why it is more important to him to teach others how to grow their own food rather than selling the produce he grows.

From there he’ll give us his insight on the Johnny Appleseed mentality, a gardening/music balance in his life and of course, what he’s worki [...]

Jun 04, 2018