In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Lee Rouse, the Master Gardener trainer for the LSU Ag Center.  Lee tells us about plant propagation and proper soil conditioning so that you can grow your best vegetable garden ever.  

From there, Lee will tell us which soil tests you should get from a local extension office, what you will learn in a master gardener class and why keeping a garden journal is extremely important.


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

  • PHow an extension office educates gardeners to teach others how to gardenEducational Press Committee
  • What does a master gardener class entail?
  • Does growing a vegetable garden at home really save you money?
  • Plant propagation
  • The CEC of Soil Conditioning
  • Learning how to garden in clay soil
  • Why keeping a garden journal is very important to improving your gardening skills

Mentioned in this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

About this week's guest, Lee Rouse

Lee Rouse is currently the East Baton Rouge Parish Horticulture agent for the LSU AgCenter. Previously, Lee work as the Agent in Orleans Parish.  In 2013 Lee graduated LSU with a Bachelor’s of Science from the college of Agriculture. While working for the AgCenter, Lee has worked extensively with urban farmer while conducting Master Gardener Training classes.

He has had more than 100 people go through his program.  He has participate in the development of the annual Farm to Table conference in New Orleans since 2014, while aiding the expansion of urban farming and community gardening in South Louisiana.

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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

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