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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with self-sufficiency expert and author Sally Nex.  Sally shares her tips on how you can become more self sufficient with your home garden.

Sally will show us how self-sufficiency is not only easy and doable, but can also be fun as well.  She break down the biggest self-sufficiency myths, how perennials play a big role in become more self-sufficient and how you can slowly build a self-sufficient lifestyle.

She'll teach us how to get more land in the area to grow the fruits, vegetables and herbs that you need and the types of seeds you should be focusing in on to make self-sufficiency easier and more productive.

This, Jenny Peterson's wellness tip of the day, and so much more in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

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

◾ Why you don't need lots of land or time to be self sufficient
◾ The biggest myth of self sufficiency
◾ How to get more land for free or very low cost
◾ Gradually building a self sufficient lifestyle over time
◾ Perennials playing a part in a self sufficient lifestyle
◾ Types of seeds you should be focusing in on for self sufficiency
◾ Sally's two tips to having fun while becoming more self sufficient

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Sally Nex
Growing Self-Sufficiency: Realize Your Dream and Enjoy Producing Your Own Fruit, Vegetables, Eggs and Meat
Sally on Twitter

 

About this episode's guest, Sally Nex

Sally is a garden writer based in Somerset, in the countryside of the south-west of England. Her blog, The Constant Gardener, was named as one of the 100 gardening blogs that you must read.

She has written garden articles for top publications such as The Garden, Gardeners’ World, The Guardian, and Grow Your Own.

When she is not blogging about gardening you will find Sally traveling between gardening clubs in the south of England giving talks on her experiences working for the BBC at Chelsea, as well as various vegetable growing topics.

She just released her book, Growing Self-Sufficiency: Realize Your Dream and Enjoy Producing Your Own Fruit, Vegetables, Eggs and Meat, in paperback.

 

Jenny Peterson's Wellness Tip of the Day

Dealing with allergies in the fall months

 

 

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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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In this epsiode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with bird expert Noah Strycker on what it takes to not only get into bird watching but take your bird watching "game" to the next level.

Noah has been a bird watcher since he received his first bird feeder when he was kid.  Fast forward to today and Noah's bird watching expertise and enthusiasm has taken him to study over 6,000 birds on 6 continents.

The popularity of bird watching has been increasing over the past decade, and Noah shares some of his bird watching tips & tricks as well as what you should be looking for and listening for when searching out those rare bird species.

He'll also give you some great ideas for bird watching locations that are readily available within driving distance to your home, he'll touch on various feeding habits of birds, and some his favorite birds to watch.

This, Jenny Peterson's wellness tip of the day, and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

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

◾ What is a big year?
◾ How to get into Bird Watching
◾ The difficulties of defining a birder
◾ The characteristics of birds that you should look for
◾ 3 Locations to find Lots of species of birds right near your home
◾ Feeding habits of birds
◾ The Harpey Eagle

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Noah Strycker
The Big Year [Movie]
Birding Without Borders
The Thing with Feathers
Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica
The Sibley Guide to Birds

 

About this week's guest, Noah Strycker

 

Noah is the Associate Editor of Birding magazine, and has authored three books about birds: Birding Without Borders, The Thing with Feathers, and Among Penguins.

He is a regular contributor to bird magazines, a popular speaker, and a blogger for the American Birding Association.

Noah also works as a naturalist guide for expedition cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic, spreading the inspiration of birds from pole to pole.

Based in Oregon, he has studied birds on six continents, and in 2015 set a world Big Year record by seeing 6,042 species in 365 days.

 

Jenny Peterson's wellness tip of the day

Making sure you are doing a thorough and complete breast exam

 

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Seeds of the Month Club
 

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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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike tells the story of his black Australorp chicken that turned out to be a miracle that she is still alive.

Mike tells us his story about how one of his chickens got out of the chicken pen and simply vanished.  But don't worry, the story has a happy ending.

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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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with raised garden bed expert and author, Jeanne Grunert.  The number one question we get all the time is, "Is pressure treated lumber safe to use when building raised garden beds?"  Well Jeanne is going to tell us.

Jeanne grows in raised garden beds on her 17 acre Virginia Farm and is going to share with us the scientific data as to how pressure treated lumber is made, the chemicals that are used and, whether or not pressure treated lumber is safe to grow edibles in.

From there, Jeanne will share with us her top tips to grow a successful raised bed vegetable garden, how to improve your garden soil, and what it was like to make the big move from gardening on Long Island in NY to a huge farm in Virginia.

This, Jenny Peterson's wellness tip of the day, and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

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

◾ Building Raised Garden Beds
◾ Pressure treated lumber prior to 2002
◾ Pressure treated lumber after 2002
◾ Amending your soil for a better home vegetable garden

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Home Garden Joy
Plan and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Environmental Soil Issues: Garden Use of Treated Lumber

 

About this week's guest, Jeanne Grunert

Jeanne is a Virginia Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners.

She is a freelance writer as well as the “Ask the Expert” columnist for Virginia Gardener magazine.

Her gardening articles have appeared in Virginia Gardener, The Herb Companion and on websites such as Dave’s Garden.

She runs her own gardening website and blog, Home Garden Joy which can be found by going to HomeGardenJoy.com.

Jeanne is the author of three gardening books including Plan and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden, Get Your Hands Dirty: A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening , and Attract Birds to Your Garden . She currently lives on a 17-acre farm with her husband John and a menagerie of rescued pets.

 

Jenny Peterson's Wellness tip of the Day

Making your favorite restaraunt recipes at home

 

 

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Seeds of the Month Club
 

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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This Week on Vegetable Gardening

Shawna CoronadoIn this week's episode, Shawna Coronado, author of the book 101 Ogranic Gardening Hacks, stops by the show to share her tips and tricks on how you can grow your garden organically.  She touches on 3 things that most gardeners are doing right now that are not considered organic and how to fix it as well as the various organic sprays and techniques you can use to control pests from destroying your crops.

From there, Shawna tells us all about how to add organic aged manure to the garden, organic composting and shares with you her story of what lead her to going fully organic in the first place.  She tell us how she properly incorporates coffee grinds (and other material) to create her organic compost pile, and show you why growing organically is not more expensive than using those harmful chemicals.

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

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

  • 3 things you are doing that are not organic
  • Why spraying is bad for your garden
  • Stop using chemical fertilizers
  • Using coffee ground in your garden
  • Garden Myths
  • Why organic gardening is not expensive
  • Organic Compost
  • Layering
  • Making sure the aged manure you are using is truly organic

Items mentioned in this episode

About this week's guest, Shawna Coronado

Hi!

I’m Shawna Coronado. I’m an author and professional photographer who decided to change her life one day and up n’ left her fancy-pants office job in sales and marketing to find health and happiness (here are my books – LINK) . Since then I have created a media career beyond authoring and photography as an online influencer, on-camera spokesperson, blogger, columnist, keynote speaker, and radio show host. Every day is a new adventure for me.

Now I spend my days learning about sustainable ideas and trying to inspire others to find their socially good selves. Because I’m a professional speaker and writer I get to travel all over the world meeting fun people and sharing my passion. To see my speaking and appearance schedule, please GO HERE.

My photos and writing appear in many magazines, books, and online media. I have published several organic lifestyle books, including books for Cool Springs Press/Quarto Publishing that are about gardening with two additional books on organics and wellness to be released in 2017.

I have blogged for Better Homes and Gardens, CitySearch, Chicago Tribune’s ChicagoNow blog, Jung Seed, Espoma Organic Fertilizer and many other places. Among other tv appearances, I’ve hosted the FOX News team LIVE bi-weekly at my home garden for “Gardening with Good Day” and co-hosted “The Good Green Home Show” which is a radio show promoting healthy home living. I have been featured in HGTVGardens.com, Chicago Tribune, and many more media locations. I speak at cool gigs like TEDxWomen, Google, and the Mother Earth News Fairs discussing the benefits of healthy living for community. I also teach social media techniques and workshops. Other days I spend online talking about sustainable ideas; health and wellness, eco-travel, sustainability tips, organic gardening, healthy anti-inflammatory cooking, and techniques for every day homeowners to make a difference.  I try to share all I can right here on the blog so you can be a part of the action. I’m not perfect at being green and sustainable, but I’m learning just like you — one step at a time.

Seeds of the Month Club
 
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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