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In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Laura Johnston about teaching your kids how to grow their own food with a home vegetable garden and why growing their own food at home is important.

Laura Johnston writer of the popular column, multitasking mom's & dad's on Cleveland.com, is documenting her journey as a beginning home vegetable gardener, to teaching her own kids how and why having a home vegetable garden is important for their own food needs.

Laura tells us how she knew nothing about home vegetable gardening prior to beginning, the challenges she faced and how she passes on her knowledge to her own children.

She gives us 6 tips as to why teaching your kids how to grow their own food at home is important, and what you can start doing today to get your kids involved.

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

 

 

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

  • Teaching Kids Why Growing Food is Important
  • Laura shares her journey
  • 6 Tips as to why teaching kids about gardening is important
  • Overcoming gardening mistakes

 

 

Mentioned in this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

 

About this week's guest, Laura Johnston

Laura Johnston is a mom of two who manages breaking and trending news for cleveland.com and in her spare time, drives her husband crazy obsessing over her century-old farmhouse and half-acre yard in the Cleveland suburbs. Everything she knows about gardening she learned from her mom -- or frantic Google searches. She hopes she ends up with something edible from this vegetable garden experiment.

 

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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

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

 

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with the Urban Farmer's Curtis Stone to teach us how we can turn our backyard vegetable garden into a high yield, high producing and profitable business.

Curtis will teach you the 5 techniques that you need to know in order to make money from your backyard vegetable garden and why technique number one is the most important.

From there he will teach us how to get additional land to garden on for nearly free and how you can turn that low cost land into a money making machine with vegetable gardening skills that you already have.

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

 

 

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

  • How to Get Land to Garden On in Your Area
  • Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs to grow to get the best return
  • Curtis' 5 Points you must hit in order to be successful
  • Overcoming gardening mistakes
  • Turning your home vegetable garden into a money producing business

Curtis Stone's Top 3 Videos You Must Watch

  1. HOW TO: Turn your lawn into an urban farm
  2. $75,000 on 1/3 acre. Profitable Urban Farm Tour. Green City Acres.
  3. The 5 Most Profitable Crops I've Ever Grown

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

About this week's guest, Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labour and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist.

Curtis’ farm, Green City Acres is located in Kelowna, BC, Canada and was established in 2010. In an eight month growing season, the farm generates over $75,000 per year on only one third of an acre. This is done by specializing in a select group of high value, quick growing crops that allow for multiple plantings in the same beds as well as calculated intercropping strategies. The farm has been recognized internationally, as flag ship example of how profitable and productive urban agriculture can be.

 

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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

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On This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

Mike the gardenerOn Tuesday June 13th, 2017, Mike conducted a Q & A session on the Vegetable Gardening Show's YouTube Channel.  He picked a few questions that he received via email and gave his answers.  Mike also talked about guests that are coming up in future episodes of the Vegetable Gardening Show, what to expect and what the experts will be talking about.

 

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Here's what we'll cover in this episode

  • Upcoming Guests to the show
  • Growing Asparagus in hot climates
  • Growing & Preparing home grown beets
  • Various questions from listeners/viewers

 

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

 

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Did you ever think you can eat the flowers that you are growing in your home garden?  In today's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show, Mike chats with expert Michael Perry of Mr. Plant Geek about different varieties of flowers, many of which are readily available in your area, that are also edible.

Michael will tell us which varieties to choose and how they can be consumed.  From there he'll tell us all about the wild new plant varieties he is bringing to market and what the gardening guru has going on with his travels from his time on HSN.

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

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

  • Edible Flowers
  • Flower Arrangements
  • Varying colors of flowers and how they work together
  • Fun and exciting new vegetable combinations

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

About this week's guest, Michael Perry

I’m a PLANT GEEK, and always have been. Of course, during my cool teenage years, I tried to hide it. But I soon couldn’t hide it much longer. And now? Well, you just need to check out my website and social media feeds to see that the obsession shows no signs of letting up..

I have more than 18 years experience in the horticultural industry, and seem to have become a recognisable face in the plant world (possibly thanks to my relaxed attitude to selfies with my favourite plants!) In 2015, I was super chuffed to be listed in the Top 20 most influential horticulturists by The Sunday Times. I’m well-travelled too, often taking on 100km treks in interesting places around the world, and you’ll find I certainly know my Begonia from my Bignonia!

You also need to know that I’m possibly a tiny, tiny bit lazy. But, this means I’m one of the best people to come to for gardening shortcuts (hacks). Gardening has a habit of seeming quite overcomplicated, and it doesn’t need to be that way. I feel like i’m here to clear that fog, and help people enjoy easy gardens again! I am by all means a gardening expert, but prefer to simplify things!

Once of my main activities over the last 18 years has been developing new plants and new plant concepts! I have introduced hundreds of plants to UK gardens, ranging from Climbing Pelargoniums to Ground Cover Lilies, the TomTato and Egg and Chips plants, and I was also instrumental in getting the UK to grow it’s own Goji Berries, Hanging Basket Blackberries and much more!

I have a far-reaching network of contacts and possess the unique skill blend of plant knowledge mixed with marketing awareness. I’ve helped Thompson & Morgan win countless awards, most notably Plant of the Year with Digitalis ‘Illumination Pink’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2012.

When introducing new plants, I have handled the whole process; from identifying the product, managing the products trials to directing the photography and preparing the marketing. Over the last 2 years, I have also overseen the development of a successful show garden at Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk.

After a few years helping to direct the Thompson & Morgan catalogue videos, I was encouraged to get in front of the camera. Whilst nervous in the early days, I soon developed and become a successful guest presenter on the QVC shopping channel, both in the UK and across Europe. My product knowledge is very natural, and I basically love talking about plants, so all in all that makes a good presentation!

This is of my career has also developed with various stints on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show and This Morning, as well as BBC’s Great British Garden Revival and The One Show. I have been lucky to have been asked to lecture in Japan, allowing to share my plant concept ideas with a very willing audience. I’m also a regular on BBC regional radio across the UK, contributing to BBC Suffolk quite often, giving out gardening advice to telephone callers.

The network of garden clubs and societies in the UK also keeps me very busy as I present my popular ‘new, different and unusual plants’ lecture. Clubs from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have all requested my presence, as well as the RHS at their London shows.

My delivery is refreshing, informative, lively, and dare I say slightly quirky. It’s certainly a style most garden clubs in the UK haven’t seen before, and that’s why I keep getting asked back. my skinny jeans are very busy from October to March each year!

With no initial planning, my social media audience seems to have grown quickly and successfully, thanks to my lighthearted updates and keenness to share my knowledge, hints and tips! Indulge in my Instagram for a riot of colour or follow my Twitter for my quicker opinions on a range of gardening (and non-gardening) subjects. I’m also starting to delve into Pinterest, and new app Gardentags!

There are more than 12,000 people following me on twitter, almost 5,000 on Instagram and almost 4,000 likers have clicked onto my Facebook page. I also help out a few other gardening organisations with their own social media accounts.

 

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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

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show ,compost expert, Justen Garrity of Veteran Compost, joins Mike to share his professional tips on how to make the best compost possible right at home.  Justen shares with us his journey from 10 year Army veteran to successful compost entrepreneur, how he delivers tonage of compost to small and large gardeners in his area and the hurdles he faced in getting started.

From there, Justen, gives us his best tips to make sure you are making good, qaulity compost at home, how to avoid that "compost smell" that a lot us gardeners get, and obtaining the right balance of what goes in to your compost pile.

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

 

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

  • How the Veteran Compost the business got started
  • Rules, licenses and regulations Veteran Composted faced
  • Hurdles to a composting business
  • EPA's role in the composting business
  • What makes up a good compost pile
  • The browns & greens of a compost pile
  • What's that smell in a compost pile?
  • Proper moisture level of a compost pile
  • Vermicomposting at home
  • The science behind vermicomposting

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

 

 

IF YOU WANT TO START A VERMICOMPOST BIN

  • Worm Tower - This is the one that Mike uses for his vermicompost bin.
  • Worms - of course you will need some red wigglers.
  • Shredded newspaper - Add in as a bottom to your worm bin some shredded newspaper
  • Food scraps - Finally feed your worms all of your food scraps.  Don't forget you can add in shredded leaves, grass, and more shredded newspaper as a food source.  Worms will eat just about anything.  Just don't put any bones, aluminum foil etc. in there.  

 

About this week's guest, Justen Garrity

Veteran Compost is about two things:

1. Employing veterans and their family members
2. Turning food scraps into high-quality compost

Our goal is to fuel our growth with people and material that others pass over.

Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans have an unemployment rate that exceeds the national average.  That means that a combat vet has a harder time getting a job than the average person.

Two thirds of the material that gets thrown away in the United States every year is compostable.

So, there's plenty of people and material to fuel our growth.

Our Farm

We have a 30-acre farm in Aberdeen, MD.  We're right on the edge of suburban sprawl, but still work the land and compost.

The farmhouse dates to the 1870s and is surrounded by an assortment of outbuildings.  The crown jewel is our vermicomposting operation in our barn.  It is the only commercial worm composting operation in Maryland.  More than a million worms are working around the clock to create great compost.

The fields around the buildings are home to our aerated compost piles.  Nothing beats the sight of the steam rising off the piles at dawn.  It's a beautiful thing.

Our Products and Services

We work hard everyday to provide excellent collection services and compost products.  We want to set the standard for high quality compost and customer service.  No one composts harder than we do!

We are proud to be composting in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia and look forward to growing our business, hiring more veterans, and saving the planet.

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We call it the 30-Day Challenge. And if you're looking for the easiest way to fire up your metabolism and melt away 10, 20, 30 pounds or more FAST... THIS IS IT!

 

 

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

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