The joe gardener Show - Organic Gardening - Vegetable Gardening - Expert Garden Advice From Joe Lamp'l

By Joe Lamp'l

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 Jan 27, 2023

Randy
 Apr 9, 2020

TimS
 Aug 25, 2019
I live in PA and in the SLF quarantine area. I just listened to episode 118 and have hope that we can beat/mitigate our SLF problem. thank u Joe 4 the awesome and informative podcasts!


 Jan 17, 2019

Karen
 Sep 11, 2018
A pretty good place to find information on gardening. Some stuff isn't new for advanced gardeners, but the podcasts on beneficial bugs and predatory insects are incredible, and kind of life changing!

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This podcast is devoted to all things gardening. National gardening television host, Joe Lamp'l, guides you through each episode with practical tips and information to help you become a better, smarter gardener, no matter where you are on your journey. This series has a strong emphasis on organic gardening and growing food, but covers a diverse range of topics from one of the country's most informed and leading gardening personalities today.

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298-How Nematodes and Pheromones Will Be Used in the Future of Gardening
48:53

Nematodes, also known as roundworms, are the most abundant animals on earth but are largely misunderstood. In gardening and agriculture, several nematode species are known for being pests, but it’s important to recognize that many other nematode species are beneficial, providing biological control of insect pests. To explain how lab-produced pheromones can be used to repel pest nematodes and stimulate beneficial nematodes, my guest this week is Dr. Fatma Kaplan, the CEO and founder of Pheronym.

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Feb 02, 2023
297-Seed Starting Essentials
47:02

Seed starting season is one of my favorite times of the year. It allows me to start gardening indoors several weeks before my garden beds wake up for the year, and it holds the promise of the growing season to come. In this week’s podcast, I am sharing the seed starting essentials for successfully germinating seeds and caring for seedlings.  

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Jan 26, 2023
296-Making Plans and Setting Intentions for My 2023 Gardening Season
49:53

These weeks just after the calendar turns from one year to the next are the perfect time to think about your goals for the coming gardening season. On this week’s podcast, I discuss plotting out plans for doubling down on what worked well in the garden while also deciding on what I want to stop doing and identifying new things that I’d like to give a try.

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Jan 19, 2023
295-Looking Back on 2022's Garden Lessons
45:26

When a new year begins, I like to reflect on the year that was in my garden: the wins, the challenges, the memorable moments, the teachable moments and the lessons learned. Since we’re all in this together and learning from each other, this week I am sharing top takeaways from 2022 in hopes you can benefit from my experiences and apply that information in your own garden. 

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Jan 12, 2023
294-A Primer on Bonsai, with Bjorn Bjorholm
01:00:04

Bonsai is the Japanese art of growing trees in pots and shaping them to appear like miniature versions of full-size trees. Mastering the art takes patience, practice and commitment, but for novices, getting started isn’t as difficult as it may appear. To explain the basics of bonsai, my guest this week is bonsai artist and educator Bjorn Bjorholm.

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Jan 05, 2023
293-Winter Sowing Native Seeds-Encore Presentation
55:47

Winter sowing native seeds is an easy process that requires no special equipment, and the best part of propagating native plants from seeds is that it promotes genetic diversity for a more resilient ecosystem. To share her methods for simple winter sowing, my guest for this encore presentation is Heather McCargo, the executive director of the Wild Seed Project.

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Dec 29, 2022
292-Understanding Brix and How It Affects Plants and Pests
01:05:24

Brix is a measure of sugar content, and when it comes to plants, the higher the Brix value, the healthier and more pest and disease resistant the crop. To give a rundown of the science and significance of Brix and how gardeners can raise the Brix of their plants, my guest this week is entomologist and Brix expert Thomas M. Dykstra, Ph.D.

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Dec 22, 2022
291-Vermicomposting Success: What You Need to Know Before Starting a Worm Bin
01:09:46

Many gardeners are curious about vermicomposting but are unsure about how to start. To explain what you need to know to make a simple worm bin, my returning guest this week is Rhonda Sherman, one of the foremost experts on vermicomposting and the author of “The Worm Farmer’s Handbook.”

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Dec 15, 2022
290-Understanding Vermicompost and the Benefits of Worm Castings
55:16

Vermicompost is one of the most effective products created by using worms to recycle organic material, usually waste, to produce an extraordinary soil amendment rich in beneficial microbes. But it took quite a while for vermicompost to catch on as viable means to divert organic waste from household trash bins and landfills. To share the history and benefits of vermicompost and the key facts to know, my guest this week is Rhonda Sherman, the author of “The Worm Farmer’s Handbook” and a world-renowned expert in the field.

This episode is all about what the worms produce - vermicompost. Next week, we will go into the details of the process of how to make vermicompost, through the process of vermicomposting.

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Dec 08, 2022
289-Making Environmental Literacy Part of Public Education
01:00:00

Environmental literacy is achieved when schoolchildren — and adults — attain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to work individually and together toward sustainability and conservation. My guest this week, environmental education specialist Dr. Todd Klawinski, envisions a future in which all public schools make environmental literacy for students and the community part of their mission.

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Dec 01, 2022
288-The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: A Model of Gardening for the Greater Good
45:31

Wherever you live, if you’re a gardener, you should get to know the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Their mission is to inspire gardening for the greater good. On this week’s podcast, PHS President Matt Rader is here to share all the good work the society does to beautify communities and improve the health and well-being of individuals as well as ecosystems.

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Nov 24, 2022
287-No-Till Gardening and The Living Soil Handbook, with Jesse Frost
01:03:41

The reasons to adopt no-till gardening methods are many, from improving soil health for more vigorous plants to reducing the workload on the gardener. To explain the range of benefits that come with ditching the tiller and what to do instead, my guest this week is farmer and author of The Living Soil Handbook, Jesse Frost.

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Nov 17, 2022
286-Naturalizing Bulb Lawns 
49:12

It’s easy to naturalize flower bulbs under turf to create a bulb lawn that will put on a spectacular display each spring indefinitely with no further bulb plantings necessary. To share the history and methods behind bulb lawns, joining me this week is horticulturist Peggy Anne Montgomery.

Nov 10, 2022
285-Growing Indoors Hydroponically
54:10

Building an indoor hydroponic gardening system from scratch is a tall feat for newcomers to hydroponics, but these days there are a number of compact hydroponic systems on the market that are easy to assemble and operate. To discuss the advantages of ready-made hydroponic gardens, my guest this week is Tina Edwards, a marketing manager for AeroGarden.

Nov 03, 2022
284-Gardening Sustainably in a Changing Climate
54:01

The reality of climate change should spark gardeners to both reduce their carbon footprints and adapt. With earlier springs, warmer summers, droughts and extreme weather events becoming the norm as climate shifts intensify, practicing sustainable gardening is more important than ever. To share how gardeners can have a positive impact on the environment while making their gardens more resilient, my guest this week is soil and plant ecologist Dr. David Wolfe.

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Oct 27, 2022
283-A Soil Chemistry Primer: How Protons and Electrons Influence Soil Moisture and Fertility
49:29

Gardeners know that adding organic material to soil improves its fertility, but to understand the reasons why organic matter is such an effective soil amendment, it's necessary to get down to the molecular level. My guest this week, retired horticulture professor Debbie Flower, is here to offer a soil chemistry primer on cation-exchange capacity and how positive and negative charges in soil affect fertility.

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Oct 20, 2022
282-The Vital Role of Soil Bacteria in the Garden, with Jeff Lowenfels
50:09

Our understanding of the soil food web has increased rapidly in the 21st century as microscope technology improves and soil biology research continues, and this opens new doors for gardeners and farmers to employ organic solutions for healthier, more vigorous crops. To explain how soil bacteria play an irreplaceable role in our gardens, my guest this week is gardening columnist and author Jeff Lowenfels.

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Oct 13, 2022
281-The Chemical Age: How Tools of War Became Agricultural Chemicals
54:25

Some of the most important and ecologically damaging chemicals used in agriculture historically — and still today, in some cases — have their origins in warfare. To share the fascinating history of how these chemicals became prevalent and how the environmental movement fought back, my guest this week is Frank von Hippel, a professor of environmental health sciences and author of “The Chemical Age: How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth.”

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Oct 06, 2022
280-How to Get More Beneficial Insects in Your Garden to Manage Insect Pests Naturally
57:30

Beneficial insects that prey on pests can be a gardener’s best friend, but many of the predatory insects sold in stores and online are not the right choice for effective biological control. To clear up misconceptions about beneficial insects and explain the best way to get more in your garden to manage insect pests naturally, my guest this week is Suzanne Wainwright-Evans of Buglady Consulting.

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Sep 29, 2022
279-Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World, with William Alexander
01:12:10

Tomatoes are one of the most well-traveled vegetables — or fruits — that there is and one of the most popular crops in home gardens, but after they were introduced to Europe, centuries went by when they were grown and admired — but not eaten. To dig into the fascinating history of tomatoes, from their origins to recent developments, my guest this week is William Alexander, the author of “Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World.”

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Sep 22, 2022
278-The Seed Detective: Preserving Diversity & Uncovering the History of Remarkable Vegetables, with Adam Alexander
57:00

Adam’s new book is “The Seed Detective: Uncovering the Secret Histories of Remarkable Vegetables,” and it’s all about our cultural relationship with garden crops. It’s written from Adam’s personal perspective, which makes it a fun and engaging read as he brings readers along on his adventures to uncover the history of 14 vegetables and how they have become embedded in food cultures. He also shares what saving rare and endangered seed varieties means to the future of our food supply.  

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Sep 15, 2022
277-Joe Lamp’l and Meg Cowden Discuss His New Book: ‘The Vegetable Gardening Book’
01:00:49

To mark the release of my new book, “The Vegetable Gardening Book,” which hit shelves on Tuesday, for the podcast this week we’re going to turn the tables: My friend and frequent podcast guest Meg Cowden of Seed to Fork is going to interview me. 

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Sep 08, 2022
276-The Water Crisis in the Face of Climate Change, with Charles Fishman-Encore Presentation
01:00:52

Much of the United States is experiencing drought as of this writing and millions of Americans are facing water shortages right now or in the near future. I thought this week would be the perfect time to revisit my conversation with Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.” 

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Sep 01, 2022
275-Cool-Season Vegetables to Grow in Fall-Updated Encore Presentation
01:00:35

There are myriad upsides to growing cool-season vegetables in fall, but too many gardeners miss out on this opportunity. The fact is, the vegetable gardening season is far from over when summer ends. To give you the knowledge and confidence you need to grow a fall vegetable garden successfully, this week I’m sharing an updated encore presentation of my comprehensive primer on how to do just that.

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Aug 25, 2022
274-Growing Cool-Season Annuals for Earlier Color and Hardier Plants
01:03:51

For earlier pops of color, a buffet for pollinators, and overall hardier plants, gardeners should be growing cool-season annuals — flowers that are started in fall or very early spring and bloom weeks or months earlier than heat-loving plants. To offer a primer on successfully planting and growing these flowers, my guest this week is flower farmer, teacher and author Lisa Mason Ziegler. 

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Aug 18, 2022
273-Healing Through Gardening, with Stephanie Rose
59:47

When touting the benefits of gardening, the first things to come to mind are often beautifying spaces and providing fresh produce to eat, but gardeners also enjoy physical, emotional and mental health benefits. To talk about self-sustaining regenerative gardens and the power of gardens to heal, my guest this week is Stephanie Rose, a Master Gardener and prolific writer on gardening and DIY.

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Aug 11, 2022
272-Plant Science for Gardeners, Part II, with Robert Pavlis
55:51

There is so much that we can learn about plant science to improve our understanding of how plants work, so gardener, writer and biochemist Robert Pavlis is back on the podcast this week for part two of our conversation on plant science for gardeners.

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Aug 04, 2022
271-Small Space Vegetable Gardening, with Mark Ridsdill Smith
52:37

A lack of space is one of the top reasons people give for not having a garden, but with a little knowledge and ingenuity, it’s possible to grow flowers, herbs and even vegetables in urban environments. Mark Ridsdill Smith has become a trusted authority on container gardening in small spaces, and he’s my guest this week, here to share his advice for getting started.

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Jul 28, 2022
270-Plant Science for Gardeners, with Robert Pavlis, Part I
01:03:19

I’m always encouraging gardeners to learn the “why do” behind the “how to,” because I believe gaining that understanding makes us better at what we do, and to help me do that this week, I’m welcoming back to the podcast Robert Pavlis, a garden myth buster who can break down the plant science behind good gardening.

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Jul 21, 2022
269-The Ultimate Guide to Flower Growing, With Jenny Rose Carey
54:25

The hardest part of growing a gorgeous flower garden that provides interest in all seasons is getting started. Until you’ve done it, you don’t know where to begin. Lucky for us, my guest this week, gardener, writer and educator Jenny Rose Carey, has a new book, The Ultimate Guide to Flower Growing, that walks readers through the steps to successfully combine various flower shapes, colors and textures to craft enviable gardens.

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Jul 14, 2022
268-How to Prepare a Garden Before Going Away for Vacation-Encore Presentation
36:00

It’s hard to pull ourselves away from our gardens at the height of the growing season, but summer is also prime time for vacation and we all need to take breaks periodically to unwind and reset. Here are steps you can take to prepare your garden so you can enjoy your vacation without ever having to worry about what’s happening to your plants while you’re away. 

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Jul 07, 2022
267-Non-Negotiables for a Successful Summer in the Garden-Encore Presentation
46:38

The time that we take out of our busy days to spend in the garden is precious, and we should always strive to make it as productive and enjoyable as possible, especially during the very trying times of summer. This week, I’m sharing my tips for having a successful summer in the garden while reducing stress on your plants, and yourself!

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Jun 30, 2022
266-How Heat Affects Tomato Plants and How to Protect Them, with Craig LeHoullier
59:17

Tomatoes enjoy warm weather, but they don’t like it too hot. Extended periods of heat can stress out plants and lead to a number of problems. Joining me on the podcast this week to discuss how to overcome the tomato-growing challenges that arise in high heat is tomato expert Craig LeHoullier. 

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Jun 23, 2022
265-Finding the Mother Tree: How Trees Take Care of Each Other, with Suzanne Simard
59:47

An old tree is a marvel to gaze upon but it’s the unseen things an ancient tree does in a forest that are truly astounding. To talk about the vital importance of “mother trees” in regenerative forest ecosystems, my guest this week is ecologist Suzanne Simard, Ph.D.

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Jun 16, 2022
264-Kiss the Ground: Thinking Regeneratively, with Finian Makepeace
59:26

Regenerative agriculture is one of the best tools we have at hand for combating climate change and increasing biodiversity, but convincing lawmakers, farmers and the public at large of its merits is a challenge. To discuss those merits and how regeneration works, my guest this week is Finian Makepeace of Kiss the Ground, an advocacy organization that promotes soil health as an integral part of the global effort to sequester more carbon.

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Jun 09, 2022
263-Growing Joy: How Plant Care Can Be Self Care, with Maria Failla 
59:23

If you have been gardening for any amount of time, you’ve experienced how being with plants can bring great joy. My guest this week, self-professed plant killer turned plant lady Maria Failla, has penned a book that explores how and why plants lift our spirits, and she’s here to share the wellness benefits of raising houseplants and gardening.

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Jun 02, 2022
262-Garden for Wildlife: Accessing the Right Native Plants, with the NWF 
45:49

Native plants are all the rage right now — or all the buzz, considering how much pollinators love native flowers. But finding a nursery that sells the right native plants for your area can be a challenge. To explain why native plants are vital to wildlife and how we can find native plant collections that are the correct fit for our ecoregions, Mary Phillips of the National Wildlife Federation joins me on the podcast this week.

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May 26, 2022
261-All About Native Bees, with Heather Holm
53:43

When it comes to bees, everyone’s familiar with the iconic honeybee, but what many don’t realize is that honeybees are not native to North America. The 4,000 or so native bee species in the United States behave much differently than honeybee colonies and are generally not well understood. To educate us on the diversity of native bees, pollinator conservationist and author Heather Holm joins me on the podcast this week.

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May 19, 2022
260-A Primer on Hydroponic Gardening: Growing in Water 
51:22

Hydroponic gardening is a soil-free horticulture method for raising crops both indoors and out, and it’s a lot simpler than it appears to be. To share what you need to know to get started in hydroponics, my guest this week is Master Gardener and experienced hydroponic gardener Roger Sadowski.

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May 12, 2022
259-Getting to Know PittMoss, a Peat-free Growing Medium Alternative, with Dr. Charles Bethke 
55:11

PittMoss has emerged as an alternative to peat moss as a growing medium and potting mix  — and that’s great news for gardeners who wish to break their peat habit in favor of a sustainable product. Here to explain what PittMoss is, how it’s made, and the advantages of using recycled materials is Dr. Charles Bethke, a horticultural soil and nutrition consultant.

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May 05, 2022
258-Averting the Insect Apocalypse, with Dave Goulson
53:16

The insect apocalypse is negatively affecting the world in ways that we are only beginning to understand, and if we continue on our current path, insect decline and the loss of biodiversity across all types of animals and plants will not only continue but also accelerate. To help us understand the scope of the problem and explain ways we as gardeners can help reverse this trend, Professor Dave Goulson joins me on the podcast this week.

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Apr 28, 2022
257-Uncovering Black Garden History, with Abra Lee
44:42

When the history of American gardening is told, the contributions of Black Americans are often overlooked. My guest this week, horticulturist and writer Abra Lee, is working to rectify that, and she joins me to highlight a few of the little-known stories that deserve to be shared.

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Apr 21, 2022
256-The Challenge (and Solution) for Using Coconut Coir as a Seed Starting and Growing Medium
48:35

Coconut coir is growing in popularity as a seed starting and growing medium, especially, as a replacement for peat moss. But using coir for this purpose has its challenges. To shed light on the history of coir in horticulture and how its naturally high salt content can be overcome for seed starting and seedling growth, my guest this week is international agricultural consultant Dr. Hugh Allen Poole.

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Apr 14, 2022
255-Raising Carnivorous Plants, with Kenny Coogan
59:50

Carnivorous plants pique the interest of every gardener and houseplant hoarder at some point, but bringing a Venus flytrap home on a whim with no idea how to care for it will soon lead to disappointment. Fortunately, to explain how to keep carnivorous plants alive and thriving, my guest this week is International Carnivorous Plant Society Education Director Kenny Coogan, who runs a successful carnivorous plant nursery.

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Apr 07, 2022
254-Overcoming Gardening Hurdles
56:37

Gardening hurdles are those challenges that stop us from gardening as much as we’d like to — or that stop us from getting started in the first place. On this week’s podcast, I share advice on overcoming common gardening hurdles that listeners have shared.

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Mar 31, 2022
253-A Primer on Plant Breeding for Home Gardeners
55:56

Plant breeding isn’t just for commercial growers. With some knowledge, a bit of effort and a fair amount of patience, any home gardener can breed new crosses of flowers or vegetables. To discuss how to create hybrid and open-pollinated plant varieties, my guest this week is garden writer and plant breeder Joseph Tychonievich.

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Mar 24, 2022
252-The Underappreciated Value of Predatory Beneficial Insects in the Garden
55:23

Gardeners know the importance of attracting more pollinators to their yards, but there are other beneficial insects that don’t get the attention and the credit they deserve, namely predatory and parasitoid insects. To discuss the value of these vital insects and how to attract them to your garden, my guest this week is horticulturist and author Jessica Walliser.

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Mar 17, 2022
251-All About Chile Peppers: Good to Know and How to Grow, with Dr. Paul Bosland
50:30

Chile peppers are all hot to some degree, but how hot a pepper tastes depends on a variety of factors, from growing conditions to the palate of the person eating those peppers. To explain the science behind hot peppers, along with good to know and how to grow information is my guest this week is chile breeding and genetics expert Dr. Paul Bosland to share.

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Mar 10, 2022
250-Mastering the Art of Succession Planting, with Meg Cowden
54:57
Mar 03, 2022
249-Growing Epic Tomatoes Course: A Look back on Year One and New Changes Ahead, With Craig LeHoullier and Joe Lamp'l
50:53

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Feb 24, 2022
248-Dahlia Growing & Breeding, with Kristine Albrecht
57:50

Dahlias are tuberous tender perennials that are not only some of the most beautiful flowers on the planet, they're also a blast to grow once you get the hang of it. My guest this week, Kristine Albrecht, is a dahlia expert who is here to share dahlia basics as well as the advanced techniques for breeding new dahlia varieties at home.

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Feb 17, 2022
247-Promoting a New Garden Ethic, with Benjamin Vogt
55:05

Collectively, the decisions we make as gardeners impact the ecosystem and the climate for better or for worse. To encourage us all to make positive choices for the planet and biodiversity, my guest this week is garden designer and writer Benjamin Vogt, the author of A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.”

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Feb 10, 2022
246-Growing Figs Anywhere, Even in Cold Climates, with Lee Reich
52:28

Figs are the perfect plants for beginner fruit growers, and even the most experienced among us love growing figs for their sweet flavor and jammy flesh. Growing figs nearly anywhere is possible, but in cold climates, it poses some challenges, but none of that challenges are insurmountable. To explain what you need to know to grow figs successfully, my guest this week is Upstate New York gardener and horticulturist Lee Reich.

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Feb 03, 2022
245-The Hidden Life of Trees, with Peter Wohlleben
51:33

In their own way, trees can see, smell, taste, feel and hear. In the wild, most trees live in communities and even have families. To reveal the hidden life of trees, my guest this week is forester and New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben.

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Jan 27, 2022
244-Wasps: Getting to Know These Underappreciated Insects, with Heather Holm
01:06:25

Because of a few aggressive species, wasps often get a bad rap, but they are vital to the ecosystem and helpful to gardeners for many reasons. Wasps — of which there are 18,000 species in North America — also have fascinating biology and behaviors, and you’ll love learning about them. To tell us all about the diversity and importance of wasps, my guest this week is biologist, pollinator conservationist and award-winning author Heather Holm.

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Jan 20, 2022
243-Always More to Learn in the Garden, with Margaret Roach
01:02:42

As gardeners, if we get stuck in our ways, we can’t grow. I love the fact that there is always more to learn when it comes to gardening and that we can push ourselves to be better stewards of our land. To discuss many of the lessons she learned this past year, my friend and guest this week is Margaret Roach, gardening columnist for The New York Times and the founder of A Way to Garden.

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Jan 13, 2022
242-Grow Now: Change the World, One Garden at a Time, with Emily Murphy
55:50

As we seek to not only stop but reverse wildlife loss and the effects of climate change, going organic is not enough. We need to adopt regenerative practices that provide opportunities for nature to heal. To speak to how we can all participate in changing the world, one garden at a time, my guest this week is gardener and author Emily Murphy.

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Jan 06, 2022
241-Tiny Victory Gardens: Tips on Growing Food Without a Yard
58:28

Not everyone has a yard where they can start a garden, which is exactly why my guest this week, Acadia Tucker, wrote her book, Tiny Victory Gardens, including lots of tips on growing food without a yard. Acadia is a farmer, writer and climate activist who promotes gardening methods that increase food resiliency, feed pollinators and draw down carbon. 

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Dec 30, 2021
240-Uprooted: A Gardener's Journey and Growth From Starting Over, with Page Dickey
58:20

Taking care of a property for many years and watching the plants that you put in the ground mature and flourish is one of the most satisfying parts of gardening, but sometimes circumstances require us to leave our beloved gardens behind. My guest this week, garden designer and acclaimed writer Page Dickey, shares her journey and growth from starting over after leaving her garden of 34 years and what a fresh start has taught her.

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Dec 23, 2021
239-Pollinators of Native Plants: How to Attract, Observe and Identify These Essential Insects 
59:31

While many people understand that native plants are important, there's often a gap in understanding what pollinators rely on them. Understanding how to attract, observe and identify these essential insects is vital to our role in helping promote biological diversity within the species. To help us understand more about this important topic, my guest this week is biologist, pollinator conservationist and award-winning author Heather Holm.

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Dec 16, 2021
238-Peat Moss: Examining the Challenges of its Ongoing Use in the Face of Climate Change
57:56

Peat moss plays a big role in the horticulture industry and for home gardeners. But when it comes to sustainability and climate change, peat moss may not a great choice for our gardening endeavors. To discuss the challenges of its ongoing use in the face of climate change, my guest this week is Dr. Merritt Turetsky, a wetland ecologist and the “Queen of Peat.”

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Dec 09, 2021
237-Ecological Gardening: Creating Beauty & Biodiversity
01:02:10

For centuries, the objective of gardening has been to tame the wild, and that led to many horticultural practices that are disastrous for wildlife and the ecosystem at large. The objective of ecological gardening, a new movement, is to create beautiful spaces in concert with nature rather than trying to overcome nature. To explain the value of ecological gardening and how to implement it yourself to create beauty and biodiversity, my guest this week is gardener, consultant and writer Matt Rees-Warren.

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Dec 02, 2021
236-Gardening in Grow Bags: Answers to All Your Questions
59:58

Grow bags are a convenient solution for gardeners who are short on space, but every gardener can enjoy the benefits of grow bags. In this week’s episode, I answer all your questions on gardening in grow bags, including all the advantages as well as the challenges and how to overcome them. We polled our social media followers recently on what they wanted to know about grow bags and boy did we get a lot of questions. Answers to all of them are in this podcast and show notes. 

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Nov 25, 2021
235-The Easiest Way to Start and Grow Native Seeds in Winter: No Special Equipment Required
55:47

Propagating native plants from seeds protects genetic diversity and is simple to do. To discuss all the benefits and the steps for the easiest way to grow native seeds in winter (no special equipment required) is my guest this week, Heather McCargo, the executive director of the Wild Seed Project.

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Nov 18, 2021
234-Converting Lawn into Meadow
56:48

The more we learn about the importance of biodiversity and the harms of monoculture, pesticides and synthetic fertilizer, the more we realize that sprawling lawns should be phased out. Here to explain the simple steps to converting lawn into an ecologically fundamental meadow is Owen Wormser, an expert in regenerative landscape design.

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Nov 11, 2021
233-Ecological Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park, with Rebecca McMackin, Part II
47:48

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a shining example of ecological horticulture at work and its many benefits. To continue our conversation on how it works and practical ways to apply ecological horticulture at home, Rebecca McMackin is back for Part II of this important discussion. 

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Nov 04, 2021
232-Ecological Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park, With Rebecca McMackin, Part I
57:47

Ecological horticulture is one of the most important methodologies that gardeners can adopt to combat the loss of biodiversity, but the term is still unfamiliar to many. To explain ecological horticulture and how to practice it, my guest this week is self-described “ecologically obsessed” director of horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Rebecca McMackin.

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Oct 28, 2021
231-Vegetables Love Flowers (and Why You Should Grow More)
55:43

Adding a cutting garden to your landscape will mean fresh-cut flowers for you to enjoy and also an abundance of pollinators and other beneficial insects in your vegetable garden. To explain why vegetables love flowers and how to start a cutting garden, my guest this week is flower farmer and author Lisa Mason Ziegler. With Lisa’s tips, you'll be ready to grow flowers confidently in no time.

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Oct 21, 2021
230-Monarch Rx: The Prescription for Healthier Butterflies
42:39

As much as we love watching monarch butterflies fluttering in our gardens and landing on flowers to sip nectar, there is much about monarchs that remains a mystery to both gardeners and scientists. My guest this week, Nancy Lawson, is part of a new citizen science project named Monarch Rx, and she’s here to explain an unexpected way that gardeners can support monarch populations.

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Oct 14, 2021
229-Food Forest Basics: Creating Abundance Even in Small Spaces
42:26

Starting a food forest may sound like it requires more space than many of us have to work with, but the reality is even gardeners with small yards can implement this permaculture growing method. To share food forest methods and principles, my guest this week is Darrell Frey, a sustainable design expert.

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Oct 07, 2021
228-Growing Great Garlic, With Alley Swiss of Filaree Farm
56:24

Growing garlic in the home garden opens up the opportunity to experience an array of flavors that you will never find with store-bought garlic. Growing garlic is easy, but there are a few important things to know to have success. To share his expert advice on growing great garlic, my guest this week is Alley Swiss of Filaree Farm in Washington.

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Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Garlic.

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Sep 30, 2021
227-The Humane Gardener-How to Nurture a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife
52:04

We gardeners, whether we grow ornamentals or vegetables, often run into conflict with wildlife that wants to eat what we grow. To share methods that we can employ to overcome critter issues in a humane way, my guest this week is Nancy Lawson, the founder of The Humane Gardener as we discuss how to nurture a backyard habitat for wildlife.

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Sep 23, 2021
226-The Magical World of Moss Gardening
45:20

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.

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Sep 16, 2021
225-Growing Roses Sustainably
49:34

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.

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Sep 09, 2021
224-Expert Advice on Planting Flowering Bulbs in Fall, with Brent Heath
50:01

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.

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Sep 02, 2021
223-How Soil Microbes Make Good Soil Great
56:19

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.

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Aug 26, 2021
222-Tiny Vampires: Understanding Mosquitoes & Effective Mosquito Control
58:17

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.

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Aug 19, 2021
221-Biggest Summer Garden Challenges: Your Burning Questions Answered
01:10:01

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.

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Aug 12, 2021
220-Fall Succession Planning and Planting Tips, with Meg Cowden
53:44

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.

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Aug 05, 2021
219-Troublesome Garden Pests: Organic Control Strategies That Work
58:46

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.

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Jul 29, 2021
218-Squash Bugs: How to Manage and Control This Challenging Pest
50:12

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.

Jul 22, 2021
217-Tomato Growing Advice for Challenging Weather & Every Day, with Craig LeHoullier
58:27

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.

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Jul 15, 2021
216-Tomato Disease Prevention & Control: Tried and True and What's New
53:05

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.

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Jul 08, 2021
215-Roots Demystified: The Amazing Unseen Things Roots Do
59:34

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.

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Jul 01, 2021
214-The National Gardening Association’s 2021 Survey Findings: What Gardeners Think
55:49

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.

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Jun 24, 2021
213-Understanding the Basics of Hügelkultur, with Paul Wheaton
58:18

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.

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Jun 17, 2021
212-Answers to Your Frequently Asked Gardening Questions for June
42:01

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.

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Jun 10, 2021
211-Invasive Asian Jumping Worms: What Gardeners Need to Know
45:01

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.

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Jun 03, 2021
210-Non-Negotiables for Summer Success in the Garden
44:38

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.

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May 27, 2021
209-The Natural Science Behind a Great Garden, with Dr. Lee Reich-Encore Presentation
54:24

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.

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May 20, 2021
208-Growing Epic Tomatoes: Our Just-Released Online Course Preview, With Craig LeHoullier
45:53

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.

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May 13, 2021
207-Understanding Fertilizers and How to Use Them-Encore Presentation
51:48

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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May 06, 2021
206-Our Most Essential Trees: The Nature of Oaks, with Doug Tallamy
01:00:18

It’s always a pleasure speaking with Dr. Doug Tallamy, a renowned entomologist and advocate for native gardening. Based on the feedback his past appearances on the podcast have received, I know listeners will be just as excited as I am that he is back this week discussing North America’s most important native tree: the oak.

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Apr 29, 2021
205-A Primer on Growing Blueberries, with Lee Reich-Encore Presentation
52:20

Blueberry bushes add year-round visual appeal to a landscape and provide a bounty of tasty fruits each summer. Getting started is easy — if you have a sunny location and well-drained soil, you can grow blueberries — but there are a few things to know first. For the best advice on how to grow blueberries, I turned to Dr. Lee Reich, an Upstate New York gardener and horticulturist with more than three decades of blueberry-growing experience.

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Apr 22, 2021
204-Hardening Off and Setting Plants Up for Success in Spring
44:22

We’re all anxious to get our plants in the ground, but if we’re not careful and we rush it, we can really set our plants’ progress back significantly. It’s an exciting time in the garden, but also a time to exercise restraint and self-discipline. On this week’s podcast, I share tips for setting plants up for success in spring, starting off with the art and science of hardening off. 

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Apr 15, 2021
203-For the Love of Composting, with Dr. Lee Reich-Encore Presentation
51:59

 Composting is one of my favorite gardening topics to discuss, and I found a kindred spirit in our shared love of composting, with Dr. Lee Reich. He has been perfecting the art and science of composting for more than 40 years. This week’s podcast is an encore of our conversation from a few years back on why composting is a fulfilling activity and how composting challenges can be overcome. 

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Apr 08, 2021
202-Top 10 Things to Do Now to Prepare the Garden for Spring-Encore Presentation
43:20

The growing season is quickly approaching, and there are a number of things to take care of now to get the best results during the rest of the year. This week, I present a timely encore of my list of the Top 10 Things to Do Now to Prepare the Garden for Spring.

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Apr 01, 2021
201-Understanding Regenerative Agriculture and Permaculture, with Dr. Jake Mowrer
56:07

Regenerative agriculture, permaculture and soil health have come to the forefront of gardening conversations in recent years, but for the layperson, useful definitions for these terms can be elusive. Fortunately, to explain this soil and agriculture terminology in an approachable way, my guest this week is Dr. Jake Mowrer, an expert on all things soil.

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Mar 25, 2021
200-Monty Don: Behind the Scenes of Gardeners' World, and More
01:09:53

Monty Don is the biggest name in gardening in the United Kingdom, and this week he’s my guest for the very special 200th episode of “The joe gardener Show.” In our conversation, he shares his behind-the-scenes experience as Lead Presenter of the No. 1 British gardening show, Gardeners' World during a pandemic and discusses the takeaways from his tour of the United States to film “Monty Don’s American Gardens.”

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Mar 18, 2021
199-Growing Epic Potatoes: Everything to Know From Before You Plant to Storing the Harvest
59:57

For the very first episode of The joe gardener Show that’s dedicated solely to growing potatoes, I couldn’t have asked for a better guest than Jim Gerritsen, the founder of Wood Prairie Family Farm in Bridgewater, Maine, where he has grown potatoes organically for 45 years. Jim generously shares everything to know about growing epic potatoes, from before you plant to storing the harvest.  

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Mar 11, 2021
198-Hydrangea Care For Late Winter: Pro Tips for Pruning and More, With Lorraine Ballato
54:08

Hydrangeas are beautiful flowering plants with dramatic blooms that provide color and drama in the summer garden, but they can be fussy if they don’t get the proper care and attention. Proper hydrangea care for late winter is key. Improper pruning and other common mistakes, compounded with difficult weather, can lead to disappointment. Luckily, my podcast guest this week, Lorraine Ballato, is a hydrangea expert who will help you overcome the biggest hydrangea challenges.

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Mar 04, 2021
197-The Many Benefits of Building a Naturalistic Garden, with Kelly Norris
01:00:13

When planting a naturalistic garden, is having more plants always better? If you ask Kelly Norris, my podcast guest this week and the author of “New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden,” the answer is, unequivocally, “yes.” He is an advocate for biodiverse, abundant landscapes that use every square foot to its maximum potential.

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Feb 25, 2021
196-The Science of Lighting Plants Indoors, with Leslie Halleck-Encore Presentation
57:43

The science behind the relationship between plants and light is complicated, but my guest on this week’s encore episode explains it in an accessible, easy-to-understand way. Her name is Leslie Halleck, and she is an expert on lighting for indoor growing. In our conversation, Leslie explains what gardeners need to know about light to raise houseplants as well as herbs and vegetables indoors.

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Feb 18, 2021
195-Identifying and Controlling Garden Pests Organically
59:54

Before attempting a pest control method that may prove to be unnecessary, ineffective or complete overkill, the first step a gardener should take is to correctly identify the problem. Positive identification of garden pests paired with the appropriate intervention will yield the best results while minimizing or eliminating negative impacts. My guest this week, Susan Mulvihill, has penned a new book on solving common pest problems that will arm you with all the information you need to make the right control decisions.

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Feb 11, 2021
194-Easy No-Dig Gardening, with Charlie Nardozzi
59:55

No-dig gardening is a simple gardening method that many gardeners — who were taught for years that they had to till or turn their gardens annually — still have many questions about. To demystify no-dig gardening and explain its benefits, my guest this week is my longtime friend Charlie Nardozzi, a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality.

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Feb 04, 2021
193-Digging Deeper into Seed Starting with Garden Professor John Porter-Encore Presentation
51:34

Many factors affect whether seeds started indoors will grow to become seedlings that are strong and healthy enough to transition into the garden, survive and prosper. On this week’s encore episode, John Porter of The Garden Professors shares his non-negotiables for success when seed starting. 

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Jan 28, 2021
192-Start Seeds Indoors Successfully-Encore Presentation
53:36

Indoor seed starting time is nearly upon us, and whether you are starting seeds yourself for the first time in 2021 or you have prior experience, I’m certain you’ll find my discussion with tomato growing expert Craig LeHoullier enlightening. In this encore presentation, Craig and I share tips and tricks to successfully start seeds indoors.

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Jan 21, 2021
191-Winter Sowing: A Simple Way to Start Seeds Outdoors-Encore Presentation
44:44

Winter sowing is an easy and fun way to scratch the gardening itch in the coldest months while also getting a head start on growing flowers and cool-season crops that will then take off in spring. In this week’s encore episode, I explain how winter sowing works and identify the types of seeds that are the best candidates to successfully employ this easy seed-starting method.

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Jan 14, 2021
190-Growing Herbs: The Workhorse Plants for Every Garden, Outdoors and Indoors
01:01:11

From time to time on the podcast, we’ve touched on growing herbs, but this week’s episode is the first that is dedicated solely to growing herbs. My guest to help us dive into this topic of these workhorse plants for every garden is horticulturist Sue Goetz, whose new book, “Complete Container Herb Gardening,” was published just last month. 

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Jan 07, 2021
189-How Gardening Enriched Our Lives in 2020
30:16

From a large back yard to the tiniest balcony, the garden is a place of refuge, and never has that been more true than in 2020. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, gardeners new and old have realized the many ways that gardening enriches their lives, and how that joy and satisfaction is compounded when they share their bounty and their love of gardening with others. On this week’s podcast, I’m highlighting a few stories about the bright spot that gardening provided in 2020.

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Dec 31, 2020
188-Why Buy Organic Seeds, with Tom Stearns of High Mowing Organic Seeds-Encore Presentation
53:57

Have you ever compared a packet of conventional seeds and a packet of organic seeds and wondered what the difference truly is? My guest this week — to demystify what it means when seeds are organic — is Tom Stearns, a pioneer of growing and selling organic seeds.

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Dec 24, 2020
187-The Informed Seed Shopper: What to Know Before You Buy
39:41

Before placing your order online or filling out a seed catalog order form, be sure you are making the best buying decisions. In this week’s episode, I’m sharing tips to help make you a more informed seed shopper. I'll explain what to do before you start, how to process the plethora of seed catalogs arriving at your home or in your email inbox, and the types of seed to look for to meet your needs. I’ll also get into the differences among the various seed companies, large and small, and other sources where you can get seeds for a very low price or even free.

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Dec 17, 2020
186-Why Real Christmas Trees Are Better for the Environment Than Artificial
30:12

Buying an artificial Christmas tree and reusing it for years may seem like a more environmentally friendly option than buying a real, cut tree every holiday season, but when you dig a little deeper you’ll find that real trees are truly the sustainable choice. In this week’s podcast, I’ll explain the benefits of real trees as well as how to care for a live tree in your home so it retains needles and looks great through Christmas.

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Dec 10, 2020
185-Restoring The American Chestnut: An All-Out Effort to Save This Iconic Tree
55:40

The American chestnut tree spanned the eastern United States and numbered in the billions before blight wiped out most of the population. In this week’s episode, I’m sharing my personal affection for the American chestnut and speaking with an expert from The American Chestnut Foundation about what devastated this tree and what’s being done to save it.

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Dec 03, 2020
184-More Must-Have Books for Every Gardener: Encore (Hybrid) Presentation
58:40

While I am a big proponent of learning through experience, I also hone my gardening skills and draw inspiration by regularly dipping into my library of books on horticulture and the natural world. In the nearly two and a half years since I first presented an episode on my favorite books for gardeners, I’ve added more must-haves to my list, and I am sharing them with you this week.

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Nov 26, 2020
183-Your Gardening Successes in 2020
49:44

As we approach Thanksgiving, a time for taking stock of all the things we are grateful for, it feels like a good time to reflect on our gardening successes this year. I’ll admit I’m guilty of talking about how challenging this summer was in the garden for many of us while failing to highlight the achievements. This week, I am rectifying that at the suggestion of podcast listener Tom Discordia, who encouraged me to do an episode on everything that went right this year. And I agree. So with that, in this episode, we're showcasing some of your gardening successes in 2020.

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Nov 19, 2020
182-Organic Urban Seed Farming, with San Diego Seed Company
53:32

When you plant vegetable and flower seeds in your garden, do you ever think about where exactly those seeds came from? Could you even imagine certified-organic seeds being collected from a one-acre farm in the middle of the second-largest city in California? That’s exactly where my guest this week, seed grower and farmer Brijette Peña, trials, breeds and produces the Certified Organic seeds for her business, San Diego Seed Company.

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Nov 12, 2020
181-The Power of a Plant: Stephen Ritz and His Incredible Green Bronx Machine
53:41

Gardeners know that eating food you grew yourself raises your spirits in a way that few things can. My guest this week, educator and author of The Power of a Plant, Stephen Ritz, recognized the benefit of growing edible plants to enrich students’ bodies and minds in a variety of ways, and his Green Bronx Machine has now inspired a documentary on the far-reaching benefits of raising and sharing nutritious food.

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Nov 05, 2020
180-Growing and Using Ornamental Grasses in the Landscape, with Brie Arthur
55:41

Ornamental grasses are eye-catching, low-maintenance additions to home landscapes that offer color, texture and seasonal interest, but they continue to be underutilized. To share the many benefits of using ornamental grasses, my guest this week is horticulturist, lifelong gardener and author Brie Arthur.

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Oct 29, 2020
179-Plant Partners: The Science-based Benefits of Companion Planting, with Jessica Walliser
57:07

Companion planting has been practiced for centuries, but it’s not always clear why some plants perform better when paired with others. To separate conjecture from facts, my guest this week, horticulturist and author Jessica Walliser, has penned a new book on companion planting strategies supported by science. 

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Oct 22, 2020
178-Selecting and Caring for Houseplants, with Jane Perrone
59:44

Houseplants bring life to our indoor environment, and caring for them can bring both joy and challenges. To answer how to pick the right houseplants for your home and how to best look after them, joining me this week is Jane Perrone, the host of “On the Ledge,” the No. 1 houseplant podcast on Apple Podcasts. 

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Oct 15, 2020
177-An Overview of Ornamental Grasses and Grass-like Plants, with John Greenlee
58:21

Ornamental grasses are now common sights at nurseries and garden centers, but that hasn’t always been the case. One of the earliest advocates of incorporating native and ornamental grasses and grass-like plants into American gardens was horticulturist and landscape designer John Greenlee — a well-known and respected expert in grass ecology known as the “Grassman” or “Grass Guru,” among other monikers —  and he’s my guest on the podcast this week.

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Oct 08, 2020
176-Always Learning: 10 Lessons the Garden Has Taught Us in 2020, with Meg Cowden
56:37

The most satisfying triumphs in the garden are built on experimentation and, yes, what many call failures, but what I always call learning opportunities. Perhaps no one I know pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in the garden further than veteran gardener, Meg Cowden of the blog Seed to Fork, so I invited her on the podcast this week to find out what lessons she’s learned from her garden in 2020. 

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Oct 01, 2020
175-Decoding Gardening Advice, With Dr. Jeff Gillman - Encore Presentation
53:42

Despite the best efforts of gardening educators to debunk poor gardening advice, bad information continues to be shared online and elsewhere by well-meaning, though ill-informed, gardeners. To keep up the fight against bad gardening tips that persist, this week I am sharing once again my conversation about decoding gardening advice, with Dr. Jeff Gillman, a horticultural scientist who puts common gardening recommendations to the test to determine what’s really backed up by science and what advice is a waste of time — or even detrimental.

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Sep 24, 2020
174-Season Extension Practices for Getting More from Your Garden, with Niki Jabbour
45:44

When many gardeners are picking their last crops for the year and getting ready to say goodbye to their gardens until spring, Niki Jabbour doesn’t slow down when temperatures drop. Though Niki lives in USDA zone 5b in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where winter temperatures can plunge to 0 degrees Fahrenheit, she can harvest fresh vegetables year-round because she implements season-extension practices and structures in her garden.

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Sep 17, 2020
173-Starting a New Tomato Garden: Lessons Learned, with Craig LeHoullier
59:56

Starting a new tomato garden in an unfamiliar location poses a number of challenges and can be intimidating, even for experienced gardeners, but it also provides a clean slate and new opportunities for lessons learned. Tomato growing expert Craig LeHoullier moved in January to Hendersonville, North Carolina, and he has much to share about experimenting in his new garden there. 

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Sep 10, 2020
172-Tips for Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Fall-Encore Presentation
59:56

Of all the gardening seasons, the fall growing season is my favorite. Arugula, beets, broccoli, carrots, lettuce and more — there are so many cool-season vegetables that you can grow in fall and enjoy on your dinner plate. The trick is to know your first frost date and work backward from there to pick the right time to start growing cool-season vegetables either indoors or direct-sown from seed, or transplanted.

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Sep 03, 2020
171-Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
44:18

I like to encourage risk-taking in the garden because the stakes are usually very low, and we know that “mistake” is another word for “learning opportunity.” However, there are some common gardening mistakes to avoid that you don’t need to learn about the hard way.

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Aug 27, 2020
170-Succession Planting Tips, with Meg Cowden
53:16

What is succession planting? Succession planting is how gardeners make the most of limited space and extend their growing season beyond what’s considered typical of a region. To speak to this topic, I invited succession planting expert Meg Cowden of the blog Seed to Fork on the podcast for a previous episode, and I am reprising that conversation this week because now is when vegetable gardeners are taking steps to have a successful fall garden.

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Aug 20, 2020
169-Your Biggest Garden Challenges of Summer, 2020
50:56

Coming up on the middle of August, it’s clear that the 2020 gardening season is one for the record books — not for its performance, but for its challenges. Having been a gardener my whole life and in professional horticulture for more than 30 years, I can say that this was the year of all years for garden challenges. In this week’s episode, I answer questions that have come in this summer from podcast listeners, the members of the joegardener Facebook group and students in my Online Gardening AcademyTM about their biggest gardening challenges this year so far. For some of these issues, there’s still time to mitigate the problems and get a better outcome, while others will be taken as lessons learned for next year. 

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Aug 13, 2020
168-Preserving Your Harvest with No Special Equipment, with Theresa Loe
55:38

Of all the problems that gardeners run into, having a bigger harvest than you know what to do with is the best problem to have. If you find yourself in this enviable position, you’ll want to listen to my conservation from a few summers back with Theresa Loe on preserving your garden harvest. 

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Aug 06, 2020
167-Managing Plant Diseases Organically, with Jeff Gillman
27:06

Plant diseases pose one of the biggest challenges that gardeners face, and while it can be tempting to reach for a chemical control, managing plant diseases organically is possible. To speak to that fact, I invited Dr. Jeff Gillman on the podcast a couple of years back, and I am revisiting that conversion this week because now is that time of summer when plant diseases show themselves in a garden that otherwise appeared healthy up until this point.

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Jul 30, 2020
166-Tracing the History of Heirloom Seeds, With Seed Savers Exchange
42:28

Every seed has a story to tell, if someone will listen. This week, I asked Sara Straate, the seed historian for Seed Savers Exchange, to come on the show and explain the work that goes into tracing the history of heirloom seeds that, in many cases, came to the exchange after being saved for generations by home gardeners. Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, is one of the country’s largest non-governmental seed banks, with more than 20,000 varieties in its ever-growing collection.

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Jul 23, 2020
165-Tips For Reducing Garden Overwhelm, With Margaret Roach-Encore Presentation
59:48

Between keeping up with picking crops and beating back weeds, plant diseases, and pests, it’s common that gardeners feel overwhelmed, especially at the height of summer — or any time of the growing season. But you don’t have to let garden overwhelm get the best of you. This week felt like the right time for an encore presentation of my conversation on reducing garden overwhelm with A Way to Garden’s Margaret Roach, the gardening columnist, author, and podcast host. 

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Jul 16, 2020
164-Ask Me Anything: Joe Lamp'l Answers Your Gardening Questions For Mid-Summer
56:14

Between my podcast listeners, social media channels, and members of my Online Gardening Academy™, I receive a lot of gardening questions. This week on the podcast, I am answering some of those questions from members of the joegardener® Facebook group.  I’ve invited Erin, my Director of Online Media, to return as co-host for this gardening Q&A episode we're calling Ask Me Anything. In this episode, we're answering your gardening questions. So let’s get started!

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Jul 09, 2020
163-Plant Propagation Tips: Easy Ways to Make More Plants, With Brie Arthur-Encore Presentation
59:15

One of my favorite gardening activities is plant propagation.  In fact, you could say that it’s what first got me interested in gardening as a young child. Plant propagation is one of the best ways to add more plants to your garden and landscape for free, and it’s a fun way to make more of the plants that you already have.  But understanding some key plant propagation tips is an easy way to make more plants and the key to getting plant propagation right.

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Jul 02, 2020
162-Plant Disease Fundamentals-Understanding the Basics and Beyond
59:32

I don’t know about you, but here in my Atlanta-area GardenFarm™, disease is already rearing its ugly head. I had a conversation with extension plant pathologist, Dr. Janna Beckerman, of Purdue University to explore the world of plant disease, so she could share with all of us some of the essential plant disease fundamentals and management practices. As with all things gardening, understanding the basics and beyond will make us better equipped for success.

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Jun 25, 2020
161-Growing Tomatoes: Mid-Season Care With Craig LeHoullier-Encore Edition
55:14

It's safe to say that mid-June is sort of the "honeymoon" phase of gardening. The final cold snaps are behind us. The plants in our landscapes are abundant in foliage. Yet, it's early enough that pest and disease issues haven't left us feeling disheartened. Yet it's what we do now with growing tomatoes, that critical mid-season care, which will keep our plants growing strong through the more challenging times ahead. 

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Jun 18, 2020
160-Gardening Pet Peeves - My Top 10 from Joe Lamp'l
53:18

Fair warning: This week, you’re in for a bit of a rant. I’m sharing with you my top 10 gardening pet peeves. No, I don’t mean those things like finding some pest has taken a bite out of an almost perfectly ripe fruit (although, that drives us all crazy too). I mean the human behavior I see far too often that is harmful to the garden, the environment or the gardener. 

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Jun 11, 2020
159-Catching Up With Joe Lamp'l: Spring-2020 Q&A
58:19

For this week's episode, I invited my Director of Online Media back to join me for another Q&A session. We haven't done a Q&A episode in awhile. Erin is my co-host when I have one, and when I want to have a conversation with somebody from my team. Our talks are always fun, and it gives Erin an opportunity to ask me some of the most popular questions that have come in from our community of listeners and viewers over the past few months, around what's going on these days at the GardenFarm™. 

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Jun 04, 2020
158-The Agrihood Movement: Cultivating Food & Community with Farmer D
54:50

For this week’s episode, I asked my longtime friend, Daron Joffe, to join me. Since early adulthood, Daron has been driven by the belief that the world is a better place when our everyday lives are enmeshed in the act of interacting with the soil through gardening and farming. Through hard work and fortuitous opportunity, he’s crisscrossed the country building farms and gardens and contributing to the agrihood movement, while cultivating food and community Along the way, he’s stacked up an impressive list of far-reaching agricultural accomplishments through his efforts.

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May 28, 2020
157-How to Prevent Weed Overwhelm: A Practical Organic Approach for Real Results, With Margaret Roach
49:46

This week, I invited one of my longtime friends - and frequent podcast guests - to join me to share some additional weed management wisdom. Today, we explore how to prevent weed overwhelm with a practical organic approach for real results, with Margaret Roach. Applying her practice of a little good, old fashioned research and new-age-y mindfulness can elevate our skills against this eternal garden problem to a Zen Weed Master level.

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May 21, 2020
156-Encore Presentation: Why Mulch Matters in Every Garden: What You Need to Know
50:04

If there's one gardening subject that I mention more than any other, it's probably mulch. Lots of gardeners still think the primary purpose of mulch is as an aesthetic element - to make garden beds look tidier. That couldn't be further from the truth. When the right material is used and when it's applied properly, mulch is one of the single best things you can do for the health of your plants and soil.

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May 14, 2020
155-Managing Weeds Organically: Rodale Institute's Latest Research, Prevention and Control
48:14

One of the inevitabilities of gardening is the presence of weeds. There are lots of poor weed management approaches out there, many of which have been used for decades. So, I thought it was high time to explore the not-so-wonderful world of weeds, and I invited Dr. Andrew Smith to share his expertise on the subject of managing weeds organically, along with Rodale Institute's Latest Research, Prevention, and Control.

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May 07, 2020
154-Garden Savvy Shopping Tips For Healthy Plants
44:00

These past few months have been difficult for many of us, but one bright side has been the re-ignited interest in gardening. I’ve heard from so many people who’ve never planted anything before but are eager to grow their own food. Gardeners of all experience levels have been able to spend more time with their hands in the soil too. It’s fair to say that most of us have been or plan to spend time shopping for more plants. But knowing some key garden savvy shopping tips for healthy plants can make all the difference when you plant them.

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Apr 30, 2020
153-The Science Behind Great Soil
49:06

Soil is my favorite topic. I love all things gardening, and I’ve even hurled myself into a large heap of finished compost. Still, soil is king in my book, and the more we learn about the science behind great soil, soil health, and all of the amazing processes going on under the surface, the more enamored I become.

My guest today is Dr. Jake Mowrer, and this guy spends much of his day researching and exploring the many aspects of soil we have yet to fully understand. Jake earned a Ph.D. in soil fertility and soil chemistry, which ultimately landed him at the Texas A&M University Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.

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Apr 23, 2020
152-The Native Plant Trust: Why Plant Choices Matter
49:59

Another spring brings the excitement of a new garden season. For most of us, that means adding more plants to our landscape. Well, today’s episode is a reminder that your plant choices matter, especially when it comes to supporting biodiversity and wildlife. Guest Uli Lorimer is the Director of Horticulture at the Native Plant Trust. He shared with me his insights and actionable steps any gardener can put into practice.

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Apr 16, 2020
151-Seed Savers Exchange: Behind the Scenes
51:02

Last week, I spoke with Dianne Ott Whealy, the co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange, to discuss the history of that important organization. SSE is approaching its fiftieth year of operations, so there was much more to the story to be explored. For that, we continued the conversation with this week’s guest - SSE Director of Preservation, Phil Kauth for more of what goes on at Seed Savers Exchange behind the scenes.

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Apr 09, 2020
150-The Story of Seed Savers Exchange: With Co-founder, Diane Ott-Whealy
50:15

You might be like a lot of gardeners these days who are eager to experiment with different varieties of their favorite crops. Well, the odds are pretty good that the unique variety you’re excited to try this year is available to you thanks, in large part, to this week’s guest. Diane Ott Whealy is the co-founder of the Seed Savers Exchange, and her passion has helped to preserve hundreds of varieties that might have otherwise been lost to extinction.

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Apr 02, 2020
149-Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: A Seed Company With Purpose over Profit
47:36

If you’re into organic seeds or growing seeds of varieties that are out of the ordinary, you’ve probably heard of this week’s guest. Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (SESE) is truly an icon and a powerful force in the seed world. I’m fortunate to catch up with Ira at various garden events along the East Coast, but this was the first time she had joined me for the podcast.

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Mar 26, 2020
148-Gardening in Straw Bales: An Easy & Inexpensive Solution to Make Growing Food More Accessible for All
57:30

With all that is going on in our world during these recent weeks, more folks than ever are feeling drawn to gardening. The confidence that comes with growing your own source of healthy food is appealing, of course, but the garden also provides a refuge through periods of anxiety. Well, this week’s episode focuses on an easy way to get growing - using the straw bale gardening method.

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Mar 19, 2020
147-Monarchs and Milkweed: A Precarious Struggle Between Life and Death
55:02

Suffice it to say monarchs have a precarious relationship with milkweed that is literally a matter of life and death. In this episode, we'll talk about monarchs, milkweed, and the remarkable story of their coevolution with Dr. Anurag Agrawal, author of Monarchs and Milkweed. It's an engrossing look at the intricacies of the monarch life cycle and the role a single genus of plant plays in their migration and survival.

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Mar 12, 2020
146-Catching Up With Epic Tomatoes Author Craig LeHoullier. Big Changes and New Opportunities
53:26

This week, I’m catching up with Epic Tomatoes author Craig LeHoullier. I'm proud to call him a good friend and happy that he's a frequent guest on this podcast. But a lot has changed in the Tomato Guy’s world during the past few months, and many of you have wondered what Craig has been up to since the last podcast episode nearly one year ago. We had much to catch up on and talk about, so today we're learning a lot about what's been going on in this epic tomato growers life, especially in the last few months, as well as some new lessons learned during his busy life on the road, and at home, for his final epic growing season in his own driveway garden.

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Mar 05, 2020
145-Fundamentals of Gardening: Confidence Through Key Principles
53:02

It never hurts to go back to the basics from time to time, and that’s what today’s episode is all about - the importance of the fundamentals of gardening. My guest, Daryl Beyers, is author of the just-released book on gardening basics - The New Gardener’s Handbook. Daryl earned a degree in landscape design, and you could say he learned gardening skills bit by bit “in the trenches” - as head gardener at estate gardens.

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Feb 27, 2020
144-Understanding Nematodes: Microscopic Worms, Friend or Foe of Your Garden
53:28

As a gardener, you’ve probably learned that it’s the little things that can sometimes have the greatest impact. Well, this episode focuses on some very little things - nematodes. These microscopic creatures are a part of the soil food web. They play a key role in nutrient cycling, but some of them can also devastate your plants. There’s a lot we still don’t know about these creatures, but I asked expert, Dr. William Crowe, to join me to share the facts on what we do know - the good and the bad.

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Feb 20, 2020
143-Gardening Products You Don't Need, and Why
42:23

This week, garden myth-busting expert, Robert Pavlis joined me to talk about gardening products. Robert has a background in chemistry and biochemistry and is an avid gardener as well. He owns and runs a 6-acre botanical garden packed with over 3,000 different species of plants, trees and shrubs. So, he offers some valuable insights when it comes to determining whether or not a product is necessary - or even beneficial - in the garden.

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Feb 13, 2020
142-Why Our Plant Choices Matter: Nature's Best Hope, with Doug Tallamy
53:55

I am a huge fan of this week’s guest, Doug Tallamy. He’s the author of the blockbuster book Bringing Nature Home. It introduced many horticulturists and backyard warriors to consequences - or benefits - of our plant choices. So, I was really excited to sit down with Doug to talk about his brand new book, Nature’s Best Hope.

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Feb 06, 2020
141-Encore Presentation: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables and Flowers
59:50

One thing that fascinates just about every plant lover is the process of propagation, and finding easy ways to make more houseplants, vegetables, and flowers from those plants you already have and love. If you’ve ever tried to propagate a plant, did you know your success rate was just as dependent on the type of plant as on your abilities? There is much more to plant propagation than most people are aware. Plant Parenting author, Leslie Halleck shares her wisdom on today's episode.

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Jan 30, 2020
140-The Successful Journey of a Market Farmer: Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm
55:26

If you are a market or small-scale farmer, this episode is for you, but there’s plenty of inspiration for you home gardeners too. This week’s guest is Conor Crickmore. About 12 years ago, Conor exchanged a lucrative career in technology for a successful journey to the life of a market farmer. Here’s the real kicker - neither he nor his wife, Kate, had any real gardening or farming experience at the time.

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Jan 23, 2020
139-Houseplant Myths: The Facts Behind Caring for Indoor Plants
41:38

Houseplants have been a hugely popular trend the past few years, with some plant-a-holics spending big money on a single showstopper. Unfortunately, those plants don’t always fare so well after we bring them home. It’s not for lack of effort from the “plant parent.” It’s usually the result of following bad advice - care tips which are actually houseplant myths. So, what’s the real story and the science behind what your plants really need? Houseplant myth expert, Robert Pavlis joined me this week to break down the facts.

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Jan 16, 2020
138-Why Pruning Matters: Principles, Recommendations and Tips from the Pruner's Bible
57:28

One of my favorite gardening tasks is pruning. In fact, I love it so much that I don’t really consider it a task at all, and it was the focus of my very first joe gardener Show podcast episode. Unfortunately, it’s a subject that tends to confound or intimidate many gardeners. Today’s guest, Steve Bradley, was determined to break the sometimes confusing principles of pruning down to the basics, and his book, The Pruner's Bible, does just that.

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Jan 09, 2020
137-Food Freedom Through Foraging: How and Why Rob Greenfield Lived Off the Land for an Entire Year
56:32

Have you ever thought about living exclusively off the land for an entire year? Likely not considering how much of our daily lives revolve around food. For those of us who garden, our passion can also provide food freedom through foraging and harvesting up a healthy bounty for our table. Even so, most of the foods we all eat are heavily-processed, have traveled thousands of miles, and generate a heaping helping of trash. These are the issues which weigh heavily on the mind of today's guest, Rob Greenfield.

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Jan 02, 2020
136-Top Garden Takeaways from 2019: Lessons Learned
50:20

It doesn’t matter how big or how small your growing space is, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or have decades of experience under your belt. Every year brings new lessons, challenges, disappointments, and wins in the garden. With the end of another year just around the corner, I wanted to share with you my top gardening takeaways from 2019.

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Dec 26, 2019
135-Backyard Chickens: Benefits and Challenges for Gardeners, with Lisa Steele
46:27

For many gardeners (myself included), the passion for producing our own food and caring for the natural world around us leads us to another hobby - keeping backyard chickens. My guest this week, Lisa Steele, is the go-to authority on that subject. Lisa discusses many aspects of keeping backyard chickens, including the benefits and challenges for gardeners.

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Dec 19, 2019
134-Bird Population Decline and What Gardeners Can Do to Help
56:40

Many gardeners have an appreciation for backyard songbirds. It’s a natural fit. As gardeners, we do a lot to invite them into our landscapes with food and shelter. All the more reason it’s concerning to know that many bird species are rapidly falling in their numbers, some at alarming rates. It's time we all learn more about bird population decline and what gardeners can do to help.

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Dec 12, 2019
133-Native Plant Design in a Post-Wild World, With Thomas Rainer
59:27

How do you define a beautiful garden or landscape? Is it a perfectly manicured space, free of weeds with coordinated blocks of color? Perhaps it’s more relaxed and informal. In this episode, we focus our discussion around native plant design in a post-wild world with Thomas Rainer, author, teacher, and landscape architect. Thomas describes his vision for a garden that is a hybrid of both cultivated design and the wildness of nature. We talk about how we can create a natural garden design that meets our aesthetic requirements yet functions more like landscapes in the wild.

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Dec 05, 2019
132-Encore Presentation: The Year-round Vegetable Garden with Niki Jabbour (and New TV Episode!)
59:42

In spite of a very short growing season (the first frost of the year shows up about mid-October, and the last is typically mid-May), Niki Jabbour knows every trick in the book and more to get the most out of her year-round garden. From time tested winners including row covers and cold frames, to her newest addition, a large polytunnel/greenhouse located adjacent to large raised bed vegetable garden. This podcast is an encore edition of our original podcast episode 022 and conversation with Niki from October 2017. Be sure to check out the extensive show notes there, including a lot more pictures of her garden and helpful links.

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Nov 28, 2019
131-My Top 12 Tools to Make Your Gardening Life Easier
56:19

Over the years I’ve tried my share of gardening tools. Along the way, I’ve spent (and wasted) a lot of money. But it hasn’t been a total loss. Some of those purchases have resulted in the tools I can’t live without, including what I consider my top 12 tools to make your gardening life easier too.

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Nov 21, 2019
130-Winter Sowing: A Simple Way To Successfully Start Seeds Outdoors
43:49

I love starting seeds indoors. It’s a great way to get a jump start on the season - to play in the soil even when the temperatures outdoors are sub-freezing. Growing seedlings indoors can be a little tricky though. Plus, those seed trays take up space that not all homeowners are fortunate to have. It was space limitations which led one gardener to get creative and find a different solution. Her approach is the subject of today’s podcast - winter sowing; a simple way to successfully start seeds outdoors.

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Nov 14, 2019
129-Reshaping How We Think About Water: Why Paying More Might Not Be So Bad
53:30

This week is part two of my conversation with Charles Fishman, author of the compelling book, The Big Thirst. He's a powerhouse of fascinating facts about our planet's water - including some thought-provoking details on our infrastructure and our water spending. Now may be just the time we should be reshaping how we think about water and why paying more might not be so bad. Is the price of water simply so cheap that we take it for granted?

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Nov 07, 2019
128-Conserving Water’s Finite Supply in a Very Thirsty World
59:50

Today’s podcast is just a little bit off-topic. Well, not too far off-topic. After all, the subject of today’s discussion is fundamental to our gardens. It’s fundamental to our very existence. Today, we’re talking about water. More specifically, can we, and how are we conserving water's finite supply in a very thirsty world? My guest today, Charles Fishman, believes that many of our modern-day water issues are due to our collective lack of thinking about it. 

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Oct 30, 2019
127-Top Takeaways for Gardeners from 10 Years of Growing a Greener World
45:46

This summer, the crew and I wrapped up filming for the tenth season of our Emmy Award-winning show, Growing a Greener World®. It has been humbling to look back and really let it sink in that we’ve been creating these episodes for an entire decade. Not many shows last so long these days. Along the way, we’ve met some remarkable people and featured some important issues. So today, I thought I would share with you my top takeaways for gardeners from over the years.

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Oct 23, 2019
126-The Scentual Garden: Exploring Botanical Fragrance With Ken Druse
56:45

What do you think of when you think about your garden? How often do you consider all of the fragrances of the plants in your landscape? Well, this week’s podcast is a celebration of the scentual garden; exploring botanical fragrance, with Ken Druse. Whether subtle or spectacular, plants can emanate fragrance from, not only their blooms, but from foliage and even stems too.

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Oct 17, 2019
125-Saving Seeds: The Basics, the Benefits and Beyond
59:43

Do you save seeds? These days, more and more gardeners are interested in keeping seeds from the plants in their garden, but it’s a process that can be intimidating. For this week’s episode, I invited Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance and master seed saver, Bill McDorman, to share his expertise for anyone interested in saving seeds.

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Oct 08, 2019
124-Using Compost the Charles Dowding Way: More Than Just a Great Soil Amendment
40:55

Last week was the first in this two-part conversation with British gardening legend, Charles Dowding. If you missed it, I recommend you start there. That episode focused on Charles’ background and the no-dig garden method for which he is so renowned. Today's discussion focuses on how Charles is using compost for more than just a great soil amendment.

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Oct 02, 2019
123-No-dig Gardening, with Charles Dowding: A Convincing Case for Easier, More Productive Results
51:50

One of the many things I love about hosting this podcast series is the opportunity to talk about a shared love of gardening with experts from various fields and gardeners who come from different experiences and methodologies. This week was all of that and more, because this week, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with British gardening legend and the guru of no-dig gardening, Charles Dowding.

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Sep 26, 2019
122-Fall Vegetable Garden Success: Best Plants and Tips for Cool-Season Growing
57:54

Here we are in mid-September already. Where did the summer go? I never mourn the end of the summer garden season, but I am getting a bit later start than usual on my favorite garden - the fall garden. So as I now plant in haste, I wanted to share what you should know for fall vegetable garden success, including best plants and tips for cool-season growing.

Sep 19, 2019
121-Fire Ant Control: The Down and Dirty on Identification, Behavior and What to Know
59:41

Invasive pests. With an absence of natural predators - they can wreak serious havoc in our garden and, sometimes our environment. There’s a category of invasive creatures which isn’t lethal to our plantlife, but it still strikes fear in the heart of many gardeners. I’m talking about fire ants, and the sting of these creatures is more than just a painful nuisance. It’s also the cause of the loss of human life every year in the U.S. So, it should come as no surprise, fire ant control is a high priority for many.

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Sep 09, 2019
120-Poison Ivy: What You Need to Know to Minimize Its Impact on You and Your Landscape
57:36

Many years ago, I had just bought my first home and, as you might expect, was really excited to get out into the garden and make it my own. The backyard was overgrown with English ivy, so I spent an entire day pruning it back and hauling armloads off the property. Around midnight that evening, I was miserable. I had been so eager to transform my landscape, I hadn’t even noticed the poison ivy tangled in with the English ivy - until hours later when my whole body was covered by a severe reaction.

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Sep 05, 2019
119-Deer-Resistant Design: Fence-Free Solutions to Protect the Plants You Love
51:25

No matter where you garden, chances are good that you struggle with deer damage. Deer are a constant issue here on my rural 5-acre GardenFarm™ north of Atlanta, GA; but they can be just as prevalent in the midst of urban spaces too. Gardeners often turn to deer-resistant plants as a solution. The fact is, those options are just as vulnerable to a hungry deer. Today, we explore how to protect your garden using deer-resistant design.

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Aug 26, 2019
118-The Power of Mushrooms: Its Potential to Cure Environmental Threats & More
51:53

Once in a rare while, you attend a presentation that leaves you speechless and amazed. A few years ago, internationally-acclaimed mycologist Tradd Cotter’s presentation at the University of North Carolina Botanic Garden in Charlotte had that effect on me. He was on stage describing the power of mushrooms, and what he shared blew me away.

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Aug 16, 2019
117-Compost, Compost Tea and the Soil Food Web, with Dr. Elaine Ingham
46:35

Last week, we “dug” into the subject of the soil food web with guest Dr. Elaine Ingham. I have long followed and admired Elaine’s work in soil science study, and hearing her describe that it’s actually our plants which are in control of the complex cycle of life beneath the soil surface was fascinating.

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Aug 12, 2019
116-Understanding the Soil Food Web, with Dr. Elaine Ingham
59:40

Are you ready to get your garden geek on? In today’s episode we’re diving into the deep end on the subject of soil – specifically, understanding the soil food web. If you’ve ever told anyone that you “like to play in the dirt” to describe your love of gardening, I’m willing to bet that this […]

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Aug 08, 2019
115-Understanding Tomato Diseases and How to Deal With Them
54:48

Tomatoes are one of the most popular garden edibles. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most challenging. Highly disease-prone, tomato plants often start strong and set a tantalizing crop of fruit only to transform into a living laboratory for pathogens – practically overnight. This season, I’m growing 43 tomato plants of differing varieties – […]

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Aug 01, 2019
114-Understanding Hydrangeas: Pruning, Blooming, Color-Forcing & More
56:56

Hydrangeas are some of my favorite ornamentals shrubs, and this week’s guest shares my love of this beautiful plant. Well actually, Lorraine Ballato has a special appreciation for all hydrangea varieties, and she has become a recognized expert on the care of this sometimes finicky species. She contributes to many respected horticultural resources, like a […]

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Jul 25, 2019
113-Designing Abundant Container Gardens: Pro Tips for Healthy Plants & Beautiful Combinations
59:42

Whether you’ve got an extensive garden area or just a postage-stamp-sized balcony, you can garden in containers just about anywhere. There are some similarities in techniques for gardening in the landscape versus containers, however there are many key differences for success too. This week’s guest is Karen Chapman, and she’s a sought-after expert in the […]

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Jul 18, 2019
112-Efficient Watering in the Garden and Landscape and Why it Matters
51:59

Water – When it comes to the garden, water can be a blessing and a curse. One year brings heavy rain, while the next might bring severe drought challenges. Mother Nature can definitely wreak havoc on our garden success, but there are steps we can and should take to offset those wild swings in moisture […]

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Jul 11, 2019
111-The State of Gardening TV in Changing Times, with HGTV’s Paul James
42:17

Recently, I was fortunate to have gardening television legend, Paul James, as my guest at the GardenFarm. He joined me for the filming of an upcoming Season 10 episode of my show Growing a Greener World®, and of course, we had a fantastic time. Paul’s humor is just as sharp as during his Gardening by […]

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Jul 04, 2019
110-Why Mulch Matters in Every Garden: What You Need to Know
49:28

As often as I mention the benefits of mulch, I’ve never devoted an entire episode to the topic – until now. Mulch tends to be an unsung hero in the garden. Yet, mulch and compost are the two most powerful tools that an organic gardener has at his or her disposal. I can’t imagine any […]

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Jun 27, 2019
109-Garden Safety: When Shortcuts Have Consequences
57:18

Sometimes, you just have one of those weeks. I didn’t intend to share a podcast on garden safety this week, but a series of accidents – and shared experiences of our team – inspired a conversation about all the shortcuts which can put us at risk in the garden. I hope some of these reminders […]

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Jun 20, 2019
108-Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables and Flowers
59:39

One thing that fascinates just about every plant lover is the process of propagation, and finding easy ways to make more houseplants, vegetables, and flowers from those plants you already have and love. If you’ve ever tried to propagate a plant, did you know your success rate was just as dependent on the type of […]

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Jun 13, 2019
107-Encore Presentation: Tomato Care Checklist with Craig LeHoullier
58:38

Tomatoes. They just might be the hands-down most popular plant for home gardeners, but they sure aren’t easy. Last year, my friend and tomato-growing expert, Craig LeHoullier, joined me for a podcast about his recommended steps for healthy tomatoes. He called it his tomato-care checklist, and it is so packed with good information, that I […]

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Jun 06, 2019
106-Livestock Panels: Top 10 Uses in the Garden for This Versatile Material
40:03

If you’re a gardener of any level looking for something to make gardening easier and save time – while also keeping things looking sharp – this episode is for you. You won’t find today’s featured items at any garden center, but I use them more than any other accessory in the garden – hands down. […]

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May 30, 2019
105-Gardening Questions Answered: Expert Advice from Joe Lamp’l
57:54

Between my podcast listeners and members of my e-newsletter and social media channels, I receive a lot of gardening questions. This week, I’m highlighting questions asked by students of my new Beginning Gardener Fundamentals course. I introduced the course at the beginning of this year to teach the fundamental garden basics I’m asked all the […]

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May 23, 2019
104-A Field Guide to Urban Gardening, with Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening
57:36

This week’s guest is Kevin Espiritu, author of the new book – Field Guide to Urban Gardening. Kevin is a self-taught garden guy. Like many of you, he’s figuring things out as he goes along and letting his curiosity be his guide. Kevin doesn’t have a background in horticulture. His introduction to the garden world […]

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May 16, 2019
103-How to Create a Backyard Meadow: Simple Steps for Success No Matter the Space
55:18

When you hear the term “meadow” what do you envision? For most people, the picture in their mind’s eye is a sweeping field of grasses and multi-colored blooms. The thing is, a meadow doesn’t require much space, and it could become a favorite spot in any urban garden setting. Meadows aren’t difficult to create, and […]

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May 09, 2019
102-The Pollinating Power of Solitary Bees, and How to Attract These Gentle Insects To Your Backyard Garden
46:33

Save the bees! That’s a statement becoming more commonly heard these days. The decline in honeybee populations has been a hot topic in recent years, but there is another story to be told. Our greatest ally in the home garden and food production across the U.S. isn’t the honeybee at all – it’s actually the […]

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May 02, 2019
101-A Way to Garden: Observations and Lessons, with Margaret Roach
58:01

Do you love books? I have a fairly large library, and you probably won’t be surprised to learn that it’s comprised of mostly garden-related volumes. One of my favorites has long been A Way to Garden, written 21 years ago by Margaret Roach. So, I’m pretty excited that Margaret has just released a fresh publication […]

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Apr 25, 2019
100-Understanding Cover Crops: The Basics and Beyond, with Jack Algiere
41:58

This week, I continue my conversation with Jack Algiere and we shift our focus to cover crops. If you missed last week’s episode on crop rotation, be sure to check that out too. Jack is the Farm Director of Stone Barns Center, a highly-regarded expert on sustainable farming, and a wealth of information on all […]

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Apr 18, 2019
099-Understanding Crop Rotation: The Basics and Beyond, with Jack Algiere
46:23

If you live in or ever travel to the New York City area, one place worth visiting is Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. This 85-acre farm is just 30 minutes from the heart of the city, which is hard to believe when you tour its spectacular setting and innovative farming practices. In all […]

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Apr 11, 2019
098-Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden with Lee Reich
56:38

Many gardeners shy away from growing the typical fruit trees and shrubs because of the amount of care and upkeep needed to maintain them, especially when it comes to pest and disease control. Yet some of the more uncommon fruits can be ideal for many gardens because they are so carefree while offering delicious and […]

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Apr 04, 2019
097-Spring Tips for Vegetable Garden Success
46:59

As winter slowly yields to spring, the call to get our hands into the soil becomes irresistible. These spring tips for vegetable garden success are a valuable guide to the essential steps everyone can and should take for a bountiful and productive garden. Pick the best location You may have heard the phrase, pick the […]

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Mar 28, 2019
096-Tips for Fruit Growing Success: Selection, Maintenance & Advice, with Dr. Lee Reich
55:30

Do you grow fruit? Berries and fruit trees are often under-appreciated in the world of gardening, but it’s my topic this week with guest, Dr. Lee Reich. An expert on many thing gardening – such as composting and the no-till approach – Lee’s greatest passion is growing fruit. Lee has written several books on gardening, […]

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Mar 21, 2019
095-Tomato Seed Starting Update: Innovations and Inspiration, with Craig LeHoullier
57:23

For this week’s podcast, I’m catching up with a good friend and frequent guest, Craig LeHoullier. Craig is responsible for the revival and development of many favorite heirloom tomato varieties, and he is a pioneer in a dense-planting technique for seed starting. Craig is always experimenting. One of his recent projects involves testing germination rates […]

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Mar 14, 2019
094-How to Start and Care for Seedlings Indoors: My Steps for Success
45:29

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s seed-starting season. Starting seeds indoors is a great way to start gardening even though your garden outdoors may be covered in snow. It also provides you with better control over the health of the plants you will add to your garden – and is the perfect […]

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Mar 07, 2019
093-Hobby Greenhouse Considerations: What to Know Before You Buy (and After You Do)
48:45

In this week’s podcast, I’m talking hobby greenhouses with Sheri George. A lifetime master gardener, Sheri has been greenhouse gardening for over 20 years. Her experience has put her in a unique position on what to know before you buy (and after you do) when it comes to setup and growing conditions within the space […]

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Feb 28, 2019
092-Vegetable Planting Timeline & More: Joe Lamp’l Responds to Listener Questions
52:39

For this week’s podcast, I polled the joe gardener Facebook Group to ask what garden questions they would like answered. This is a great community of engaged and supportive gardeners. There is never a shortage of questions. Here, I selected the most commonly-asked topics (some of which I’m asked frequently through my other social media […]

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Feb 21, 2019
091-Starting Seeds Indoors: The Non-Negotiables for Success, Pt. 1 – Encore Presentation
59:42

Last year, I shared a podcast series devoted to starting seeds indoors. It has been incredibly popular as more and more gardeners develop an excitement for this aspect of gardening. In fact this year, I’ve been hearing from even more of you who are starting seeds for the first time or who missed this series […]

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Feb 14, 2019
090-Catching up with Paul James, Superstar of HGTV’s Gardening by the Yard
47:53

Whenever the topic of gardening television shows comes up during conversations on my social media channels and as I travel for speaking engagements or filming for my show, Growing a Greener World®, one name is mentioned often – Paul James. The legendary host of HGTV’s first garden-related show, Gardening by the Yard, Paul is my […]

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Feb 07, 2019
089-Composting Guide A to Z: The Quick and Dirty on Everything Compost – Encore Presentation
54:49

At the time of this release, I’m in Phoenix, Arizona as a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the U.S. Composting Council. Not only is this a great event, but it’s made even better since the focus is one of my favorite subjects – compost, of course. In honor of the event, I felt […]

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Jan 31, 2019
088-The New Organic Grower: 50-Years in the Making, with Eliot Coleman
52:53

This week’s guest is a legend in the world of organic gardening and farming – Eliot Coleman. Eliot has been a market gardener for over 50 years, yet he remains as excited about his work every day as when he first began. He claims the secret of life is to love what you’re doing – […]

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Jan 24, 2019
087-An Interview With Joe Lamp’l: What You Didn’t Know About the Joe Behind joe gardener
54:21

This week’s podcast is a slightly different format. I enjoyed a little Q&A session with Erin, my Director of Online Media. She asked me some questions to give you a little behind-the-scenes take on my joe gardener world. For that reason, show notes are a slightly different format too. Unlike all our other show notes, […]

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Jan 17, 2019
086-Timeless Gardening Principles, with Barbara Damrosch
47:23

My guest this week is Barbara Damrosh. An icon in the world of gardening, Barbara began her horticultural career in the mid-1970’s and has always been driven by the desire to help others get into gardening. To that end, she published her first of many books, The Garden Primer, in 1988; and she’s spent time […]

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Jan 10, 2019
085-Organizing Your Gardening Life – Encore Presentation
55:10

A new year begins, and a new gardening season is on the way. Will you be spending any time this month organizing your closet, your finances or any other aspects of daily life? How would you like to feel a little more organized in the garden too? It can make a big difference in your […]

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Jan 03, 2019
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Jan 02, 2019
084-What Happened to the G in HGTV? – Encore Presentation
39:37

This is an encore episode of 057-What Happened to the G in HGTV? It’s another chance to dive into a question I hear often: “Why aren’t there more gardening shows on TV anymore?” As the host of shows on DIY, HGTV and PBS for the past 17 years – and as executive producer for the […]

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Dec 27, 2018
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Dec 21, 2018
083-Gardening Indoors: The Science of Light, with Leslie Halleck
52:20

Do you grow plants indoors? Have you tried starting plants from seed or are you thinking of trying this year? In either case, light may be on your mind lately. It’s been on mine, so I invited Leslie Halleck, author of the new book Gardening Under Lights, to join me for this week’s podcast to […]

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Dec 20, 2018
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Dec 19, 2018
082-Finding the Best of the Best Gardening Products and Tools
50:51

I don’t know if you know this about me, but I love garden tools and gadgets. I’ve always been on the hunt for the best garden gear, which means I’ve wasted my fair share of money on some not-so-great options. For the past several years, I’ve even shared my top picks in my joe gardener […]

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Dec 13, 2018
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Dec 09, 2018
081-Growing Indoors: The Basics of Houseplant Care and Maintenance
53:33

Now that December has arrived, most of us who garden feel we need to wait out the cold weather to get our hands back in the soil. Seed starting won’t begin for another month or two, but while we enjoy time with our seed catalogs and make plans for next year’s growing season, we can still keep […]

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Dec 06, 2018
080-Putting the Garden to Bed: End-of-Season Advice from Margaret Roach
52:48

Cooler fall temperatures are great for growing vegetables like broccoli, kale and carrots, but they are also a signal that the time to put our garden to bed is fast approaching. Not too long ago, it was believed that the best practice was to tidy everything up – clearing away all remaining debris and making […]

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Nov 29, 2018
079-Foodscaping: How to Create an Edible Landscape, With Brie Arthur
54:36

Have you ever thought about how to grow food without a garden? I’m not talking about tearing out those flowers and shrubs to convert the bed to a vegetable garden. I’m talking about incorporating vegetables in with those aesthetic plants to create an edible landscape. It’s called foodscaping, and my guest this week, Brie Arthur, […]

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Nov 22, 2018
078-Why Buy Organic Seeds: Fixing a Broken Food System, with Tom Stearns of High Mowing Seeds
49:41

Why buy organic seeds? How much do you even think about the seeds you buy? Did you know that most seeds are grown with a lot of chemicals? You may never have considered the differences between non-organic and organic seed, but after this podcast episode, I predict you won’t look at seeds the same way […]

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Nov 15, 2018
077-The Beauty and Importance of Native Plants: The Ethos of Mt. Cuba Center
51:15

You may have noticed that I’ve been focusing on native plants a lot lately. They have so much to offer in the garden – both to you, as the gardener, and to the wildlife in your area. I’ve been an advocate for native plants for many years, but a recent trip lit a new fire […]

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Nov 08, 2018
076-How to Create a Bird-friendly Yard
47:40

Lately, I’ve really been focused on identifying all the ways we can attract more wildlife to our gardens. Diversity in our little, individual ecosystems not only helps us to be better gardeners, it strengthens our environment at a national and global level. With that in mind, I invited Dr. John Rowden of the National Audubon […]

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Nov 01, 2018
075-Top Questions for Composting at Home: You Asked, Joe Lamp’l Answers
59:38

Composting at home leads to many questions from eager gardeners regarding techniques and best practices. Well this week, I wanted to answer some of those very specific – and common – questions posed by members of the joe gardener community. If you’ve been a follower of The joe gardener Show podcast for long, you’ve heard […]

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Oct 25, 2018
074-How to Have and Care for a Healthy Lawn: Top 7 Non-negotiables
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Now that I’ve shared my recommendations for creating an eco-friendly garden and a resilient garden during the past couple of weeks, I want to talk about how to have and care for a healthy lawn. I know, to many organic gardeners, “lawn” is a dirty word. Incorporating lawn space is often viewed as environmentally irresponsible, but […]

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Download my free eBook 5 Steps to Your Best Garden Ever - the 5 most important steps anyone can do to have a thriving garden or landscape. It’s what I still do today, without exception to get incredible results, even in the most challenging conditions.

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Oct 18, 2018
073-How to Create a Resilient Garden: 10 Key Principles
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