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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Jane Perrone about how to grow houseplants.  Jane is an avid garden writer and former editor of the Guardian's garden column in the UK.  She has spent a lifetime writing about how you can grow your best house plants ever, and now talks about growing houseplants on her podcast "On the Ledge".

Jane will tell us about various varieties of houseplants from the easy to the challenging, as well as some of the obstacles that houseplant growers will come across in their houseplant growing journey.

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

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

◾ How Jane got started from a few parsely seeds
◾ Jane's favorite gardening topics to write about
◾ Talking compost, how it works and why it's fun
◾ Some great houseplants to grow
◾ Trends of growing plants indoors
◾ Jane's "On the Ledge" Podcast
◾ Tips to grow great houseplants
◾ Dealing with fungus gnats and their larvae 

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

 🔗 Jane's Blog
🔗 Jane On Twitter: @janeperrone
🔗 Jane On instagram at: j.l.perrone
🔗 Jane's Podcast "On the Ledge"
🔗 Gnat Nix

 

About this week's guest, Jane Perrone

I'm Jane Perrone - freelance writer and presenter and producer of indoor gardening podcast On The Ledge. I like growing weird veg and houseplants and walking in the countryside with my hound Wolfie.

I used to be gardening editor for the Guardian, and I still freelance for them. You can find all my work for the Guardian here. I also write for other publications, including Grow Your Own magazine, The English Garden, Rakes Progress and NFU Countryside magazine.

One of the perks of my job is special access to the Chelsea flower show. In this picture I'm about to launch myself down the bendy slide on Diarmuid Gavin's pyramid garden at RHS Chelsea 2012.

If you'd like to get in touch, please contact me.  

 

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About the Author

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 Monica Pape, the found of The Accidental Agronomist, about how agronomy plays an important role in the home vegetable garden.

Monica is going to teach us what agronomy is and how that can lead to customizing your soil for specific crops and give us an idea of the differences between soil health and soil fertility.

From there Monica will give us her take on soil tests, the results you should be looking for and how to fix your soil so that you can grow a great garden.

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

✅ Agronomy
✅ Customizing soil for particular crops
✅ Soil heath .vs. Soil fertility
✅ Soil tests and soil management
✅ Calcium and absorption
✅ Optimizing your soil`s pH level

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Accidental Agronomist
On Facebook
On Instagram
On Twitter

 

About this episode's guest, Monica Pape

http://www.averagepersongardening.com/podcast/files/monica_pape_1.jpgI had no intention of ever getting into agriculture.

I grew up in and around it until I sold my cows at the age of 13.

I went to high school in Burlington, NJ where I met my husband.

I decided to go to college and become a dog trainer.

After two years at Delaware Valley University majoring in biology, and working on my dad's farm during the summer, I started to think I needed to focus on more lucrative job options. So, I took classes in agronomy.

My advisor passed away, and no one knew what to do with me. I begged the head of the agronomy department for help, and with his guidance, I got a job doing what I now call- remedial agronomy. I worked as an agronomist for an environmental remediation company cleaning up Superfund sites.

I quit that, found out I was pregnant and spent the next 15 years raising two kids.

An acquaintance told me about an opportunity at a local organic fertilizer company.

A week later I starting working there as a sales agronomist.

I stayed for almost three years, traveling up and down the east coast working with farmers and industry leaders. I loved my job and saw no end in sight.

One day while sitting at my kitchen table, I made the hardest decision of my career. I left my job and went back to raising our kids.

I had come to the conclusion that even though I loved my job, I wanted something different. At that time I wasn't sure what.

Again, I thought I had left agriculture for good. Little did I know my phone was going to keep ringing being asked to work with farmers I got to know over that short amount of time.

One day one of them offered to pay me for my time and expertise. When I told a friend, how crazy I thought it all was, they said, “Why don’t you turn it into a business? Why don’t you take everything you’ve learned and experienced and turn it into something people need and can benefit from?”

And that's how The Accidental Agronomist began...

Now I speak at various conferences throughout the year and work with all types of growers across the country making soil fertility recommendations, product sourcing, and troubleshooting throughout their growing season.

 

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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 author, vegetable garden writer and expert organic vegetable gardener Susan Mulvihill.  Susan fills us in on all kinds of great organic vegetable gardening techniques that make it easy for you to grow the best vegetables possible that are safe and healthy to eat.

Susan will tell us how she ventured into writing about vegetable gardening and why she is so passionate about making sure everyone grows at least some of their own food.  She'll give us insight into the impact that vegetable gardening has on children, and how those vegetable gardening lessons will carry on with them for the rest of their lives.

Susan will touch on floating row covers, crop rotation and vegetable gardening when the temperatures are colder as well as give us her expertise on growing microgreens.

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

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

◾ The impact gardening has on children
◾ Understanding that insects in the garden are not a bad thing
◾ Trying to grow vegetables and fruits in zones that have shortened seasons
◾ Choosing the right vegetable seeds
◾ Floating row covers
◾ Crop Rotation
◾ Crops tp grow in the cooler and colder months
◾ Microgreens

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

🔗 Susan Mulvihill
🔗 Email Susan
🔗 Susan on Facebook
🔗 Northwest Gardener's Handbook

 

About this week's guest, Susan Mulvihill

Hello! My name is Susan Mulvihill and I am passionate about vegetable gardening. I’ve been writing vegetable garden columns for the Sunday edition of The Spokesman-Review for many years and am the co-author of Northwest Gardener’s Handbook.

Since 2002, I’ve been a Spokane County (Wash.) Master Vegetable Gardener and am a longtime member of the Association for Garden Communicators.

It is my belief that everyone should be able to grow a vegetable garden, and toward that end, I’ve dedicated this website, my columns and my life to teaching others how to do just that!

My main interests are growing vegetables and fruits organically, watching the birds that visit our garden, and pursuing both botanical and wildlife photography.

One of my favorite ways of reaching vegetable gardeners has been through my how-to videos on a wide variety of topics.

 

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About the Author

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 Remy Orlowski, owner of The Sample Seed Shop, who specializes in heirloom seeds.

Remy is going to come on today and share with us her adventures from simple gardener to heirloom grower to heirloom seed provider.

She'll fill us in on her favorite heirlooms to grow, what many people look for in an heirloom and why learning to save heirloom seeds is a skill everyone should know.

From there Remy will debunk some popular heirloom myths, give us some tips saving heirloom seeds and a behind the scenes look at the Dwarf Tomato Project.

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

✅ Starting an heirloom seeds business
✅ Picking and choosing varieties of her
✅ The differences between hybrids and heirlooms
✅ Debunking heirloom myths
✅ An easy way to save beans
✅ Vendor for The Dwarf Tomato Project

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Sample Seed Shop

 

About this episode's guest, Remy Orlowski

I own the Sample seed Shop an online store, opened at the start of 2009 so almost the 10th anniversary.

Been an avid gardener since early childhood. Got into vegetable seed saving on the search for the best tomatoes and it snowballed from there.

I also love flowers. Never considered myself an expert until other people started referring to me that way.

13 years ago I had breast cancer, and during recovery, all I could do was be on the computer and do seed related things.

That got the idea in my head to start my own seed business. I do talks/workshops all over the Eastern half of the USA.

My company is one of the official new release vendors for the Dwarf Tomato Project.

 

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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 visits the home of AmpleHarvest.org found Gary Oppenheimer to talk about reducing food waste in America.

Gary gives us the complete background, history and foundation of AmpleHarvest.org and how his passion to reduce waste has lead him to be named a CNN hero for his efforts.

He will tell us the statistics behind how AmpleHarvest.org is not only reducing food waste but helping to put a dent into food insecurity in America, as well as how a positive side effect of AmpleHarvest.org is to be able to feed the hungry, nutritious food.

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

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

The Origin of AmpleHarvest.org
Just in time inventory at Food Pantries
The number of food pantries participating in the AmpleHarvest.org program
Food Insecure homes
What is the mission of AmpleHarvest.org
Tax deductions for your donations
In depth statistical analysis of food donations through AmpleHarvest.org
What is the end goal of AmpleHarvest.org 

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

AmpleHarvest.org
Video Show with Gary Oppenheimer
Food Waste Weekend

 

About this week's guest, Gary Oppenheimer

Gary Oppenheimer is our Executive Director and Founder. A self described aging geek, he has worked with computers and communications going back to the 1970’s. As director of a community garden in 2009, he learned about the wasted food in many plots and created a program called “Ample Harvest” to get the excess food to local food pantries.

 

Realizing this as a nationwide problem, he created a nationwide solution called AmpleHarvest.org to use the Internet educate, encourage and enable millions of growers nationwide to share their ample harvest with local food pantries in all 50 states. 

 

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

 
Mike the gardener

About the Author

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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