In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this week's episode, Mike chats with expert gardener and gardening Youtube star, CaliKim.  CaliKim gives us a sneak peek and a behind the scenes look into her popular gardening YouTube channel, CaliKim Garden & Home DIY YouTube channel, that has over 70,000 subscribers and over 13,000,000 views.  She tells us all about how she got started filming her gardening adventures, what she enjoys teaching, and what keeps her motivated to produce high quality content filled gardening videos.

From there, Kim gives us her best tips so that you can save some money at home while getting the most production from the space that you have available.  She'll also teach us how to grow both a salsa garden and a salad garden, as well as which vegetables home gardeners should absolutely grow to get the highest cost savings possible.  She'll touch on composting and soil amendments and so much more.

That's this week, on the Vegetable Gardening Show!

Here's What We'll Cover in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • How the CaliKim YouTube channel got started
  • The challenges of a filming a gardening show
  • Gardening conditions in California
  • CaliKim and Gary Pilarchik's Coast to Coast gardening
  • Strawberry crate towers
  • Kim's recommended vegetables, fruits & herbs (hint: the Kellog's breakfast tomato)
  • Growing a salad and a salsa garden
  • Tips to save money on your gardening

Mentioned in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

 

About this Week's Guest, CaliKim

CaliKim has been teaching and helping people all over the world how to grow their own food and be healthier as result on her YouTube Channel, where she has nearly 50k subscribers and over 7 million views.  She provides gardening instruction in a quick, simple, inexpensive way.  Join CaliKim and her husband, Jerry, also known as CameraGuy, in their Southern California urban organic garden.  They share garden how to’s and tips, healthy garden-to-table recipes, and home DIY’s.  CaliKim enjoys gardening, helping others, going to the beachJerry and Kim Polaroid and hiking.  She has a BA in Speech Communications.

CaliKim loves to try new things in the garden, so there are always surprises along the way. Follow along, grow your garden with CaliKim and CameraGuy, and have FUN doing it!

 

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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 where he interviews gardening industry experts.

 

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In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show, Mike chats with gardening expert and author Kelly Orzel about her new book, The Backyard Gardener: Simple, Easy, and Beautiful Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers

Kelly tells us all about how anyone can grow the fruits, vegetables and herbs they love right in their own backyards, very easily.  Kelly tells us how to grow garlic, when to plant it, how to condition the soil, the varieties to choose and when to harvest.  She also gives us some insight on growing grapes and some simple techniques you can use to make them easier to manage.

From there, Kelly tells us about mulches, which ones to use and how much, she'll touch on how you can help control pest problems in your vegetable garden with simple crop rotation techniques, and why you should get into the habbit of making sure you move the location of where your plants grow, each and every season.

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

Here's What We'll Cover in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

 

  • Growing Healthy Vegetables
  • Pest Control through Crop Rotation
  • Making sure your soil is in top shape for your Vegetable Garden
  • Compost
  • Growing Garlic
  • Growing Grapes

Mentioned in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

 

 

About this Week's Guest, Kelly Orzel

 

Kelly Orzel is a horticulturist, Master Gardener and life-long grower of green things. She fell in love with plants and dirt when she was 15 and working at a local nursery. Now with more than 20 years of experience and a master's degree in Horticulture, Kelly's infatuation with plants has manifested itself with Bowery Beach Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. As a sustainable, organic girl-farmer she specializes in fresh cut culinary herbs for local restaurants and markets and scented geraniums. A grower at heart, Kelly grows a wide selection of unique plants; drawn to the old-fashioned and heirloom varieties for their delicious flavors, scents and colors that is missing in many plants and flowers today.

During the winter months Kelly works as a freelance writer/photographer for local newspapers and national garden magazines, including Hobby Farms. She travels throughout New England and beyond giving garden talks, demonstrations and has even appeared on local television stations sharing her love of gardening and growing.

Aside from dirt, Kelly loves bread and cheese, over-sized sweaters and Jane Austen novels. She lives with her husband and dog (Mr. Bert) on their small farm in Maine.

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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 where he interviews gardening industry experts.

 

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In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

So what does a stethoscope have to do with gardening?  This week's guest, Sharon Lovejoy tells us.  Mike sits down and chats with the garden expert and author to discuss how parents can get their children to garden more with some fun and simple techniques.  Sharon shares with us many of her secrets from her best selling book, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children, about how you as a parent can get your children to not only garden more, but enjoy it as well.  She also tells us the wonderfully funny story about how the book got its title.

From there, Sharon tells us which seeds children love to grow the most, the many activities that surround gardening that can get kids interested and how showing children why it is important to grow your own food is just as fun an outdoor activity than any other.

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

Here's What We'll Cover in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Seed choices kids will love
  • Listening to the vegetables grow
  • Identifying insects in the garden
  • The important lessons gardening can teach children

Mentioned in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

About this Week's Guest, Sharon Lovejoy

Sharon Lovejoy is a natural born story teller and an award winning author and illustrator.  Her works, in fiction and creative non-fiction (literary journalism), include ten books ranging from children's picture books to adult and children's organic gardening books, magazine articles about nature and gardening, and most recently a historic middle grade novel.

As a graduate with Distinction in the Field of Art from San Diego State University, Sharon successfully combined her training in art with her love of botany and natural science. She worked as a docent naturalist for the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History and for the Smithsonian Institution in the lagoons of Baja, California.

Sharon has been a guest on Today on NBC, The Victory Garden on PBS, numerous shows on HGTV and The Discovery Channel, and various regional network and cable TV and radio programs around the country including NPR.

For 13 years, she was a contributing editor for Country Living Gardener magazine with a regular feature column named "Heart's Ease" after the herb and garden shop she founded in Cambria in 1982. Her column was distributed by The New York Times Syndicate to member newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Her homes in California and Maine have appeared in several books and magazines in the U.S., Great Britain, and Japan.

She currently is working on three books and on various magazine articles. Sharon lives with her husband Jeff Prostovich in San Luis Obispo and at her seasonal home on a Maine island.

 

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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 where he interviews gardening industry experts.

 

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Mike recently appeared on the Phil Hulett & friends radio show to talk about gardening.  Mike & Phil covered various plant varieties that do well in drought conditions, tricks to make gardening a bit easier, what new gardeners should do to make gardening more fun and less work and so much more.

Phil Hulett & Friends is a variety talk show focused on the stories behind the stories in the news, plus a healthy dose of interesting information.  

To listen to their show visit:
http://philhulettandfriends.com/how-to-listen

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Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person

 

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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In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show, The Rusted Garden's, Gary Pilarchik joins Mike as they chat about Gary's popular gardening YouTube channel, what he teaches on there and why his channel has become so popular.

From there Gary shares with us some of the many varieties of vegetables he likes to grow and why, and tells us about a new gardening video collaboration with a fellow gardening YouTuber to help people garden, no matter where they live and regardless of climate.

That and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show.

Here's What We'll Cover in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Community Gardening
  • Gardening in Different Climates
  • Seed Starting Tips, Tricks and Myths
  • Vegetables that you absolutely must grow!

Mentioned in this Week's Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

About this Week's Guest, Gary Pilarchik

Armed with over 25 years of gardening experience, Gary operates and produces one of the largest gardening channels on YouTube, The Rusted Garden.  Gary's gardening channel boasts over 90,000 subscribers and over 17 million views from gardening enthusiasts all around the world.

Gary gardens in Maryland's zone 7 climate in raised beds, earth beds, container gardening and community gardening.  He recenly teamed up with a fellow gardening expert in California to bring you the help you need, to grow just about any vegetable, in any climate.

You can read more about Gary on his blog, also titled The Rusted Garden.

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BetterHelp.com - They provide anyone facing life challenges with easy, discreet and affordable access to professional counseling from a licensed therapist

 

 

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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