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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Michelle Balz, author of the new book, "Composting for a New Generation" about how you can and should make great compost for your home vegetable garden.

There is no doubt that the best thing you can do for the soil that your crops are going to grow in is mix in good, quality compost every gardening season.  This helps keep the nutrients level high for your plants to flourish and thrive.

Michelle is going to come on and share with you a number of different composting techniques you can use that is sure to fit your budget, lifestyle and the size of your property.

From there she'll tell us about some common composting mistakes, the different ingredients that make up an excellent compost pile and why, even if you have never  composted before, will still be able to make great compost.

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

✅ Every gardener should have a compost pile
✅ Space requirements to make quality compost
✅ Examples of different composting methods
✅ What should go in a compost pile and what should not go in a compost pile
✅ Common composting mistakes

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Composting for a New Generation
On Twitter
On Instagram

 

About this episode's guest, Michelle Balz

Michelle Balz is a long-time backyard composter with a passion for reducing our impact on the planet.

She spends her days writing laid-back advice for home composters in the Confessions of a Composter blog, teaching classes on backyard composting, and learning everything she can about composting, recycling, reusing, and waste reduction.

Since 2002, Michelle has worked as a solid waste (a.k.a. garbage) professional encouraging residents and businesses to reduce their waste and use fewer resources.

Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a master’s degree in Professional Writing both from the University of Cincinnati.

She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband Adam and two adorable children Benjamin and Emily.

 

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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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

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

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

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

From there she'll touch on the care differences for plants indoor, whether or not you will experience pest and disease issues and which plants you are better off avoiding since they'll do much better outdoors during gardening season.

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

✅ Challenges gardeners face when growing under lights
✅ Lighting needed to grow plants properly
✅ Soil structure for plants growing indoors under lights
✅ Plants that are better suited to grow outdoors as opposed to indoors under lights
✅ Plant diseases and insect when gardening under lights

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Halleck Horticultural
Gardening Under Lights
On Facebook
On Twitter
On YouTube

 

About this episode's guest, Leslie Halleck

I’m a Degreed & Certified Professional Horticulturist with 25 years of Green Industry experience and many more of hands on gardening. I earned my Masters of Science degree in Horticulture at Michigan State University (MSU). Prior to attending MSU I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Texas (UNT), where my studies focused on botany and plant ecology. I'm a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) #30067, via ASHS, The American Society for Horticulture Science. I've worked and published on post-impact vegetative research for both The University of North Texas and The University of Puerto Rico. Yes, I got to live in the jungle! I’ve traveled the world studying rainforests and formal gardens alike.

I began my career in Horticulture in 1992, where I worked at and helped run a retail plant nursery and also operated my own small gardening business. In December of 1998 I began my position at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (DABS). As Curator of Plants, and then Director of Horticulture Research, my specific activities included the creation of their nationally recognized plant trials program and gardens, design and plant selection for all the display gardens, plant collections management, teaching, and website development. In 2001, I was selected as an All-American Selections Judge and established an official AAS test garden at the Arboretum. I maintained a joint appointment with Texas A&M University. Two important projects that resulted from this cooperative effort are the Benny J. Simpson Texas Native Trees and Texas Native Shrubs websites.

I launched Halleck Horticultural in 2000, an independent business through which I now provide consulting services to green industry businesses. After making the decision to move on from the Arboretum in 2003, I spent two years editing and producing an organic gardening magazine, website and forum and working with Roundtree Landscaping in Dallas. In January of 2005 I accepted the position of General Manager for North Haven Gardens, an innovative independent garden center in Dallas, Texas where I spent 8 years managing all aspects of the business. I chose to leave NHG at the end of December 2012 to run Halleck Horticultural, LLC full time.

Through Halleck Horticultural, I provide a variety of services to the green industry, including horticultural consulting, business strategy and development consulting, company and product branding, digital content marketing, and copywriting. I have won multiple awards for writing, creative direction, and marketing from TOCA, the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association; including the coveted Gardner Award for Writing in 2017.

 

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

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

Daily Habit 

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

Show links: Contact info: mike@averagepersongardening.com

Website: www.averagepersongardening.com

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

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

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

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

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

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

✅ Alex's battle
✅ ALSF's Mission
✅ The impact ALSF is making in the lives of children and their families
✅ Where the money the ALSF raises goes to
✅ Childhood cancer research
✅ How you can help the ALSF

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

 

About this episode's guest, Jay Scott and the ALSF

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of our founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott — a cure for all children with cancer.

When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.

In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Our mission is simple: to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is the living embodiment of Alex’s spirit of determination and hope. Like Alex, we believe that every person can make a difference. Together, we can bring about a cure. Please join us in “making lemons into lemonade” today! Watch the video below to learn more about ALSF.

 

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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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

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

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

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

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

 

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

✅ Gardening trends
✅ Organic Gardening
✅ JM Fortier's weeding tarp technique
✅ Using fish waste as fertilizer
✅ Growing Kale through winter
✅ The highlights and low periods of Mike's garden
✅ Dealing with rodents in the garden
✅ Growing strawberries and other fruiting bushes
✅ Raising chickens
✅ Valuable offline and online gardening resources
✅ Selling what you grow

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Organic Gardener Podcast
The Market Gardener
The Urban Farmer
Seed Voyage
Veggie Vinder
Seeds of the Month Club

 

About this episode's guest (or host in this case), Jackie Beyer of The Organic Gardener Podcast

Do you grow a garden each year? Do you just love the taste of a homegrown tomato in summer? Are you disappointed with the produce in your market in the middle of winter?

Does the price of organic vegetables at the grocery store make you cringe?

Are you looking to expand your garden to grow enough produce to feed your family throughout the year? Then this is the place for you!

Jackie will teach you how to create your very own organic oasis!

From replacing tomatoes on your salads with flavorful pickled beets in winter to creating lettuce wheels that provide prolific salads all summer long we’ll share tips and techniques to help you from sprout to harvest using the best earth friendly techniques that will not only help you to thrive but care for our planet too!

 

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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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