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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Annabelle from the popular blog and website Life at No. 27.  Life at No. 27 is Annabelle's documented personal journey from beginning gardener to allotment gardener and all the things that happened to her along the way.  

As we all know you have to start somewhere when it comes to gardening and chances are we all have hit some challenges along the way.  Pests, disease, bad weather, you name it.  There are a variety of factors that go into what makes gardening challenging and fun.

Annabelle shares that same journey, her journey with us through her blog Life at No. 27, and fills us in on how she got started, the work that was involved, the time she dedicates to her garden allotment, and her successes.

She'll tell us what it's like gardening on an allotment, some of her favorite crops to grow, and a number of tips that are sure to help you along your journey.

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

 

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

◾ Gardening on an allotment
◾ The challenges of starting a garden that some may think of
◾ Making the time to garden on an allotment
◾ The staples of veggies in an allotment garden
◾ Tips to grow better potatoes
◾ A garden allotment is work but not as much as you may think
◾ What garden life is like at allotment no. 27

 

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Life at No. 27
Facebook
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Instagram
Radio Show
YouTube

 

About this episode's guest, Annabelle from Life at No. 27

Annabelle is a successful freelance writer, radio personality, blogger and vlogger using her fresh approach to promote the joys of gardening and Grow Your Own.

Inspiring more people, particularly the younger generation, to put down their phones and pick up a spade. Annabelle has become a regular face at events throughout the gardening calendar and hosts a monthly radio show where she shares her allotment journey, the latest in the gardening industry and top tasks each month.

Through her passion and energetic enthusiasm, she aims to change the way allotments and growing your own are viewed and bring a stroke of ‘highlight and contour’ to the gardening world.

I am a 20-something year old, loving every step of my journey learning to grow fresh vegetables and cut flowers at No.27.

For years I had dreamed of having my own haven of fresh air and tranquillity to grow my own produce. Roll on April 2015, I moved to the Oxfordshire countryside, put myself on the council allotment waiting list and started growing my own fruit and vegetables in pots and containers at home.

After waiting for the right plot, the email arrived and No.27 was mine. At roughly 7.5m x 20m, my patch of paradise is certainly big enough for just me.

With minimal experience, a waist high overgrown plot full of perennial weeds but bucket loads of enthusiasm and determination, I was excited but certainly apprehensive of the journey ahead.

‘Life at No.27’ is my highly enthusiastic and ever learning journey.

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Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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Ann RalphIn This Episode of Vegetable Gardening

Mike chats with Ann Ralph, author of the book Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees, talking about how you can implement some simple easy to use techniques to keep your fruit trees in tip top shape.  Ann shares with us some valuable pruning techniques, the three "D"'s of pruning for fruit trees, and the types of fruit trees you should be choosing to maximize the amount of fruit you will receive from the space that you have.

From there Ann touches on tree care in various climates, fruit tree diseases and pest management.  She will touch on mulching and fertilizing and so much more.

In this episode, here's what we'll cover

  • Pruning Fruit Trees
  • Mulching for fruit trees
  • Chicken manure mixture as a fertilizer
  • Various fruit tree choices

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About this episode's guest, Ann Ralph

Many of you know me from our over-the-counter conversations at Berkeley Horticultural Nursery where I taught pruning classes, lopped your bareroot saplings and managed the fruit tree department. My book, Grow a Little Fruit Tree, is available at your local independent bookstore or wherever books are sold.

My fruit tree initiation began at Scenic Nursery in Modesto, California where the owner, Jim Rogers, insisted that no bareroot fruit tree leave the nursery without a prune that took off the top two-thirds of the little tree. Alarmed as anyone by such a brutal cut, I left this disconcerting task to other workers in the nursery. Then one day, Ed Laivo, the sales rep and backyard fruit specialist from Dave Wilson Nursery, arrived at Scenic with some samples of tree-ripe Arctic Glo nectarines. I had never, ever tasted any fruit so perfectly delicious. That following January, I cut short a little sapling for myself. Ed’s sliver of nectarine began my career as a fruit tree enthusiast and emphatic pruner. I’ve been promoting the idea of pruning to create small scale trees with an evangelical zeal ever since.

 
 
Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Carol Niec and Kerrie Rosenthal of The Seed Keeper Company about the upcoming Seed Keeper Project that starts on January 29th, 2018.  The Seed Keeper Project, now in its 8th year, is where you can nominate your school, your child's school or even your town's school to receive a number of great gardening supplies to help it along.

Carol & Kerrie are here to tell us how you can do that.  Each week, over the course of 5 weeks, people from all over the USA will get a chance to nominate their school of choice for this great list of prizes.  

The prizes include but not limited to, packs of seeds, see organizers, books, tools and more.  Carol & Kerrie will give us the full run down on the supplies your school garden can win, how to nominate your school and where to send in your nomination.

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

 

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

◾ What is the seed keeper project
◾ How school gardens help kids who engage in them
◾ Why school gardens are important for kids of all ages

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Seed Keeper Company
The Seed Keeper Project
School Nomination Page
Every School Should Teach Gardening Because Food is Kind of Important

 

About this episode's guest, Carol Niec and Kerrie Rosenthal

The Seed Keeper Company came about when we tried to find a better way to store our seeds. Together, we developed a seed filing system for seed packets and captured seeds complete with tips and seed planting accessories. The accessories were chosen because they are important to the seed starting process. The plastic clip-lock container is rugged enough to go to the garden and solid enough to protect delicate seeds until the next planting season.

The produce, from our gardens, is fresh, organic and on our tables in minutes—and, our vases are filled with fresh flowers that we grew, too.  All for pennies compared to what you pay for produce from the market or flowers from the florist. Think about it—it’s more economical and makes our carbon footprint smaller.

 

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Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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In This Episode of Vegetable Gardening

Mike chats with The Weekend Gardener radio show host and author of the books The Year Round Vegetable Gardener and Groundbreaking Food Gardens, Niki Jabbour about all things gardening.  Niki shares with us the details of the expansion of her own gardens, called the Big Dig, the various varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs she is growing and what she is doing to make them successful.  She will fill us in on the new types of varieties that is tackling, the challenges she faces in her Nova Scotia climate, and some tips to maximize your space.

From there, Niki will share her story of how she is growing rice for the very first time, and some of her favorite award winning heirlooms that are an absolute must in anyone's garden.

That, and so much more on this week's episode of vegetable gardening

Here's what we'll cover

  • Gardening in cooler climates
  • Why starting your seeds too early is a bad thing
  • Vegetable varieties that you must grow in 2017
  • The one tomato variety that you aren't growing but should be

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About this Episode's Guest, Niki Jabbour

Niki Jabbour is the award-winning and best-selling author of The Year Round Vegetable Gardener and Groundbreaking Food Gardens. She also writes for Fine Gardening, Birds & Blooms, Garden Making, and a monthly column for Horticulture.

For the past 10 years, Niki has hosted The Weekend Gardener, a radio show that airs across Eastern Canada and online at www.news957.com. Niki speaks at events and shows across North America including the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Philadelphia Flower Show, Boston Flower Show, Canada Blooms and the Mother Earth News Fairs.

Find Niki on social media and on her website, SavvyGardening.com.

 

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Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Carly Fraser, the inspirational story behind the very popular website, Live, Love, Fruit.  Carly is going to share her journey from eating an unhealthy diet to becoming a vegetarian, to changing to becoming full vegan and then making the transition to going raw.

Carly will tell us all about how it has changed her life for the better, how much better she feels and the more energy she has gained.  

From there, she'll fill us in on how her large home garden helps supply a lot of what she consumes on a daily basis, the various fruits, vegetables and herbs she likes to grow, and how eating what you grow has made a big difference in her life.

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

 

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

◾ Carly`s journey from unhealthy food to vegetarian, vegan to raw
◾ The challenges of moving to a vegetarian lifestyle
◾ The differences between vegetarian, vegan and raw
◾ How to overcome those cravings
◾ What does going raw mean
◾ How to get enough fresh fruits, vegetables & herbs when your garden does not supply enough

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Live, Love, Fruit
On Facebook

 

About this episode's guest, Carly Fraser

Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. Concerned by the high degree of sickness and disease, Carly wanted to combat this by educating the public on how real, whole foods can help heal, and even cure some of the most debilitating diseases.

No two individuals will have the same experience, we are all different, and must find what makes us feeling 100% optimal. I found this connection with raw foods and learning to live a stress free life to be exactly what I needed to experience life to its fullest!

My weight loss journey began with exercise, and it started with around 10 minutes of walking every day, for about 2 months, until I started to incorporate short bursts of running for one minute at a time. This, in itself, was enough to get me to start shedding the pounds, however my diet remained the same. I still ate pizza, fast food, sugary drinks, chips, and the like. I soon had a steady regime of running for 20-30 minutes a day, but my energy levels were low and the scale was no longer budging. I began to educate myself on proper eating, and started to include more fresh fruit and vegetables, however I still ate meat, dairy, eggs, and junk food every now and then. One day I decided to stop eating meat all together, and once I did that, the weight seemed to shed instantly.

Through this journey I have discovered a passion and purpose in life, which is why I decided to create Live Love Fruit. I thoroughly enjoy helping others heal themselves, lose weight, learn to love more, and to help integrate more raw foods into their lives. When you re-build your relationship with food, you re-build your relationship with yourself, something I discovered through an incredibly long journey with myself.

 

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Please share The Vegetable Gardening Show! Let`s get everyone gardening!

 
Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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