This Week on Vegetable Gardening

tara_nolan_1.jpgIn the week's episode Mike chats with Tara Nolan, the author of a great new book Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere!  Tara will fill you in on all kinds of wonderful information when it comes to gardening with raised beds.  She will teach you all about the difference and creative ways to make your own raised beds, the soil structure and which plants you should grow. 

From there, Tara is going to share some of the more unique raised beds that she has seen in her travels, as well as a great appliance find she had one day that she now grows potatoes in.  This and Mike sharing his story about his mobile raised garden bed and so much more on this week's episode of Vegetable Gardening!

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

  • Why raised beds are a good idea?
  • Building Raised Beds
  • Buying raised bed kits
  • Creative raised beds
  • Soil for your raised beds
  • What you can grow in your raised beds

Items mentioned in this Podcast

About this Weeks's guest, Tara Nolan

TaraNolan2.jpgTara Nolan is a garden and lifestyle writer who lives in Dundas, Ontario. Fascinated by ornamental plants, Tara loves to experiment by partnering spirited colours and textures, and using new-to-her cultivars and combinations in both container gardens and flower borders. For six years, Tara served as Canadian Gardening magazine’s online editor and penned various articles for the publication. Her lecture experience includes talks at Canada Blooms, Canada's largest flower and garden festival, and the Toronto Botanical Garden. Tara has also written about gardening for the Toronto Star, Reader’s Digest, Canadian Living, and Style at Home, among others. When she’s not in the garden, this card-carrying member of the Garden Writer's Association is on her mountain bike or travelling somewhere to check out public and private gardens, always intent on discovering the next big gardening craze. Tara also considers herself to be pretty crafty (meaning creative, not sly), and while you probably aren't going to learn about her talent with a needle and thread here, you will learn about the amazing (and crafty!) garden creations growing right outside her back door.

About the Host

mike_bio_pic1_p3ehq4.jpgMike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person: A Guide to Vegetable Gardening for the Rest of Us as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month.  Be sure to listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast, as he interviews the gardening industry's leading experts. You can also read gardening articles from Mike on his blog at AveragePersonGardening.com/blog

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