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


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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