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Aug
08

Home Food Production!

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Home Food Production!
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”

Food Production aboutIn this week’s episode, Mike interviews Steven Biggs. Steven Biggs is a journalist and author specializing in gardening, farming, and food production.

As a life-long gardener, he has gardened wherever he’s lived, planting allotment gardens, container gardens, indoor gardens, and gardens in the overgrown backyards of rental houses. His earliest garden memory is stealing a carrot from his Baba’s prized vegetable garden. He encourages his three young children to steal as many carrots as they want from his garden. Along with studying horticultural science at the University of Guelph, he has worked in greenhouse and nursery production, plant propagation, biological controls, horticultural supplies, and farm marketing.

In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: Read More→

Categories : Food, Gardening
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Jul
22

Composting is pure gold for gardening!

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Composting is pure gold for gardening!
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours

CompostingThis week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Mark Forman from 15,000 Farmers joining us to talk about composting. Mark tells us some good ways to get started and gets into some of the ways that composting has worked for him. We discuss why nothing organic should ever leave your home, but rather be put into that big pile of “Compost”! Compost is one of those things that make many people think of a big smelly pile of #$$%, yet in reality you can compost under your kitchen sink, in a small bucket or a large area, but no matter how you do it; it does not have to be a smelly proposition. Read More→

Categories : Gardening, We Grow Ours
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Jul
19

Canadian Overview on Prepping!

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Canadian Overview on Prepping!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”

Canadian gardening-vegetablesEvery show begins with a little segment about what I (and others) have done in the past week and to that I can actually fill a whole podcast with my projects and purchases.

I’ll give an overview of some of the gardening chores that had to be done, either because of mother nature wanting to reclaim the cleared garden space, or dealing with failed crops and replanting. Some things couldn’t be saved while others simply needed a helping hand. Read More→

Jun
26

Down and Dirty, Gardening 101

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Down and Dirty, Gardening 101
Host: Mike “Mike The Gardener

Gardening 101 pic1In this week’s episode, Mike chats with Dee Nash, author of the book The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff.

In this episode Dee fills us in on all kinds of great information on what it takes to be a successful home vegetable gardener in the wild weather she faces in Oklahoma.

Dee will tell you about how she keeps deer out of her garden, how to set up a drip irrigation system, and so much more. Read More→

Categories : Gardening
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Jun
19

Vertical Gardening & Garden Dye!

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Vertical Gardening & Garden Dye!
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener Show

vertical gardeningIn this week’s episode, Mike talks with Chris McLaughlin author of the book Vertical Vegetable Gardening and A Garden to Dye For.

In the first segment Mike & Chris talk about how you can save money, time and space using vertical gardening techniques. In the second segment Chris gives an in depth discussion on growing plants in your own yard that you can use as natural dyes for your spinning projects, Easter eggs and much more. Read More→

Categories : Gardening, Urban Gardens
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Jun
05

Edible Spots and Pots!

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Edible Spots and Pots
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”

Edible Spots and PotsIn this week’s episode, Mike talks small space gardening with Stacey Hirvela author of the book Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More

It’s time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in “anywhere” gardens—from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long rows or plots and require much less work—yet yield just as much bounty. Read More→

Categories : Gardening, Urban Gardens
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Jun
03

Growing your own medicine! Pt. 2

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Growing your own medicine! Pt. 2
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

Growing gardening-vegetablesIn today’s podcast Sam Coffman continues the discussion about what is involved in growing medicinal plants for your own back yard “farmacy.” Whether you are growing medicine alongside your food in your backyard, or you have a “guerilla garden” growing in the city greenbelt behind your house, Sam will address some of the most important points that can help you plan, create and harvest good medicine of your own rather than having to rely on a non-sustainable resources such as internet herb stores.
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May
29

Garden Planning and Organization!

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Garden Planning and Organization
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener
Garden PlanningIn this week’s episode, Mike talks with Lauren Graves of Cabin Tiger Studio, about planning your garden and how to get it organized for your upcoming gardening season.

You will learn great techniques to record all kinds of information that will not only help you now, but help improve your vegetable garden for many seasons to come. Read More→

Categories : Gardening, Preppers
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May
17

Planting for Storage!

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Planting for Storage!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian

ep67_3This week I’m going to discuss gardening from a bit of a different perspective. There is no shortage of information out there about garden placement for maximum sun, or how to double dig your vegetable plot. You can even find more than you could possibly read about maximizing yield with companion planting, square foot gardening, vertical or container gardening, raised beds, well, you get the idea, the list goes on. Read More→

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May
14

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

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Groundbreaking Food Gardens
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike the Gardener

Mike The Gardener fe_adIn this week’s episode, Mike interviews Niki Jabbour. Niki is the author of the new book Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden as well as the host of the radio The Weekend Gardener, which airs every Sunday on News 95.7 FM out of Nova Scotia.

Niki is a prolific garden writer whose work appears in newspapers and magazines across North America, including Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Heirloom Gardener, Gardens East, Garden Making and Canadian Gardening. Read More→

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