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about.jpgIn 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.

Dee will give you helpful insights on attracting pollinators and what to do with those bad bugs that will wreak havoc on anyone's home garden.

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

  • Dee`s gardening background
  • Handling the hot temps of Oklahoma
  • Setting up a drop irrigation system
  • Protecting an acre garden from deer (and other animals)
  • Ornamental gardens
  • Attracting Pollinators
  • Getting rid of bad bugs

Items mentioned in this episode include:

About this week's Guest, Dee Nash:

pic1.jpg Dee Nash is a writer, speaker and garden coach, born and raised in Oklahoma.

She lives with her husband, children, three dogs, a cat and twenty chickens on 7.5 acres between the Great American Prairie and the beginning of the deciduous forest.

She gardens approximately an acre and grows vegetables, roses, daylilies, natives and other favorite perennials.

She is a frequent contributor of writing and photography to Oklahoma Gardener magazine.

She's also written for Organic Gardening, Fine Gardening, flower magazine, The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Horticultural Society's Horticulture Horizons, and The Daylily Journal, along with the Garden Writers Association Quill & Trowel and Lowe's Corporation under their Lowe's 'Creative Ideas Team' blog.

She also writes for Fiskars Corporation and Proven Winners Plants.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism-Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in Botany, and she's a member of the Garden Writers Association, the Oklahoma Horticultural Society and Great Garden Speakers.

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