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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Pam Farley.  Pam is the creator and purveyor of the popular website Brown Thumb Mama, where she writes about DIY & gardening projects, natural health & essential oils, tips for the kitchen and a wide range of life hacks.

Pam will teach us why essential oils are so powerful when it comes to personal health and happiness.  She'll also tell us how she uses certain essential oils in her garden to keep the pesky neighbor cats away.  She'll fill us in on the varying types of essential oils, which ones you should choose, and which ones you should stay away from.

From there, she'll give us insight as to how she gardens on her city lot, what she is growing and why she grows a cover crop in her garden beds to keep her productive garden spaces going.

This and so much 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

◾ Ditching Corporate America for what you love
◾ Essential oils, how to use them, and why they are so beneficial
◾ Keeping cats out of the garden
◾ The types of essential oils you should look for
◾ Growing food when space is limited
◾ Using a cover crop
◾ Handling Cut Worms

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

🔗 Brown Thumb Mama
🔗 Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes: 100+ of the best aromatherapy blends for home, health, and family
🔗 Radha Beauty Aromatherapy Top 8 Essential Oils 100% Pure & Therapeutic grade
🔗 Carrots Love Tomatoes

 

About this week's guest, Pam Farley

Pam lives her motto of “make it, don’t buy it” every day as the founder of BrownThumbMama.com, a website dedicated to healthy living, natural eating, and attempted gardening.

A former corporate writer, she ditched the cubicle in 2015. Now she spends her time working from home with her family, growing vegetables in her front yard, teaching about essential oils, and avoiding housework. Her book of essential oil diffuser recipes is available on Amazon and on her website.

 

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About the Author

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Philip Kauth of Seed Savers Exchange.  Philip is the seed bank manager at Seed Savers Exchange where they are dedicated to saving and sharing open pollinated seeds.

Philip is going to share with us how Seed Savers Exchange got started, why it is so important to share heirloom varieties, and the one thing that Seed Savers Exchange does that most seed banks do not.

From there, Philip will tell us the fun story behind the Work Release Paste Tomato, and even share some of his favorite seeds from the collection of over 25,000 varieties.

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 Seed Savers Exchange Got Started
◾ The number of heirloom seeds that SSE has at any one time
◾ Preserving and Sharing Garden Varieties
◾ Seed Historian
◾ The Work Release Paste Tomato
◾ What is the difference between a GMO, Hybrid and heirloom variety
◾ SSE Helping You Save Seeds
◾ How Seed Savers Exchange gets their seeds into your hands

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

🔗 Seed Savers Exchange
🔗 Mother Earth News
🔗 The Seed Garden

 

About this week's guest, Philip Kauth

Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit dedicated to saving and sharing open pollinated seeds. Located in Decorah, IA, Seed Savers Exchange has a collection of over 25,000 varieties of garden varieties, grapes, and apples. Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange has brought together passionate people who are concerned about preserving our gardening and food crop heritage.

Philip Kauth is the Seed Bank Manager at Seed Savers Exchange. He has been with Seed Savers Exchange in various roles since 2013 including Assistant Curator in charge of the evaluation program and tissue culture lab manager in charge of preserving the potato collection.

 

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About the Author

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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This Week on Vegetable Gardening

craig_lehoullier_2.jpgIn this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening podcast, our good friend, the always energetic Craig Lehoullier joins Mike to talk about Tomatoes.  Craig and Mike discuss the Sun Gold tomato along with a half dozen other varieties that are being brought to market.  Craig will teach you how to grow tomato plants from the cuttings of existing plants, how to grow tomatoes in small containers, and which diseases to look out for in your tomato plants.  He'll discuss why Australia no longer accepts seeds from the USA and how you can still germinate those older tomato seeds.  From there, Craig will tell us all about his dwarf tomato project, how he got started and where you can get the seeds to all these new and delicious varieties so you can grow them as well.  This and so much more on this week's episode of Vegetable Gardening.

In this episode here's what we'll cover

 

SEGMENT I

  • Sun Gold Tomatoes
  • Learning How To Grow Tomato plants from root cuttings
  • Planting late tomato seeds
  • Indeterminate Tomatoes in small pots
  • Fungal Disease Fusarium
  • Early Blight

SEGMENT II

  • Dwarf Tomato Plants
  • Craig's Full List of New Tomato Varieties
  • Cherokee Line of Tomato varieties
  • Germinating older tomato seeds
  • Nostalgia Gardening
  • Gardenweb
  • Why Australia no longer accepts tomato seeds from the USA

SEGMENT III

  • Writing about heirloom varieties that kids can grow
  • Tracing the history of the development of the tomato in America
  • Crossing Different Plant variety plants
  • Where you can meet Craig

 

Items Mentioned in this Podcast

 

About this week's guest, Craig LeHoullier

craig_lehoullier_1.jpgI love gardening.

I’ve loved gardening since 1981, when my wife and I planted our first one together in Hanover, New Hampshire, just a few months after we were married. In truth, I’ve loved walking in gardens for longer than I can remember, seeds planted by my grandfather and father in walks through their own gardens. Each of them planted the seeds of that love when I was so very young, for which I am so grateful.
 
I love to write about my adventures among the plants.

In doing so, I strive to share the joy that I experience while gardening with my readers. If all goes well, in addition to growing gardens, we will grow new gardeners. Being able to grow wonderful flowers, vegetables and fruit offers so much: confidence and control of what we eat, the multitude of benefits from being outdoors and working up a sweat, and creating an area to decompress, relax and share with family and friends.

I LOVE TO SHARE, TEACH, COACH and LEARN.

Though gardening can be a solitary hobby, I find that energy comes from being with and in front of other gardeners (anywhere along the experience spectrum, newbie to avid). It becomes all about collective sharing, learning, and growth. There is always something new to learn about gardening. The education process spans our lifetimes. The essence of what I do, and why I do it, is and will always be focused on learning and sharing, never about publicity and money.

I am Craig Lehoullier.

Through the years, I’ve been known as NC Tomatoman. Some know me as the fellow who named Cherokee Purple in 1990. To others, I am the author of the books Epic Tomatoes or Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, the co-host of Tomatopalooza, a co-leader of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project, or just the odd person with a garden where the driveway used to be. I am the tomato nut with a website, a blog, a newsletter (on occasion), and a huge tomato and pepper and eggplant collection. Really, all I am is Craig LeHoullier - someone that heirloom tomatoes chose to help participate in their continued relevance. Welcome to my web home - look around, stay awhile and come back often.

 

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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Cornell University's Marianne Krasny about Community Gardens and how they improve neighborhoods.

Marianne is the professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University as well as the author of Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up.  She will share with us her insight on what community gardens provide to neighborhoods, placing a monetary value of community gardens, and how they evolve from food to flowers over time.

From there she will give us some insight into recent studies that show how community gardens help deter crime, and she'll gives us what is trending in the community garden arena.

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

◾ Community Gardens, what are Community Gardens and why are ◾ Community Gardens so popular
◾ What community gardens provide to their area
◾ Community Garden Trends
◾ The monetary value that Community Gardens provide
◾ How community gardens deter crime

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

🔗 Marianne Krasny
🔗 Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up
🔗 Eugenia Garvin
🔗 Civic Ecology

 

About this week's guest, Marianne Krasny

Marianne is professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. She is author of Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up (with Keith Tidball, MIT Press 2015), instructor for Reclaiming Broken Places edX and Environmental Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), and a 2015 Public Voices Fellow with The Op-Ed Project.

She initiated the Garden Mosaics community gardening education program, conducts research on grassroots environmental stewardship and environmental education, and has published popular pieces in the Huffington Post, PBS, The Nature of Cities, The Guardian, and other media. She was leader of EPA's National Environmental Education Program (EECapacity) and is a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.

 

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About the Author

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with professional vegetable gardener, David Mattern.  David is caretaker of the vegetable gardens at Chanticleer located just outside of Philadelphia, PA.

David is responsible for making sure the vegetable gardens at Chaniticleer are not only aesthetically pleasing to the many visitors that come through and visit, but also productive as well.

David will share with us some of his watering techniques, how to use leaf compost properly and attracting beneficial insects to the Chanticleer vegetable gardens.

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

◾ What it takes to be a professional vegetable gardener
◾ Gadening as a constant learning process
◾ Three basic characteristics of a professional garden
◾ Staying motivated when your vegetable garden does not turn out like the pros
◾ Properly watering your vegetable garden
◾ Using Leaf compost
◾ Benefical Insects and your home vegetable garden

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Chanticleer Gardens

 

About this week's guest David Mattern

David holds a degree from Penn State University majoring in Landscape Contracting with an emphasis on design and a minor in Horticulture. He is also an alumnus of the Professional Gardener Training program at Longwood Gardens.

In addition to his full time job at Chanticleer Garden as an assistant Horticulturist, David also lectures, teaches, and writes on various gardening related topics. One of those topics being vegetable gardening, as one of his responsibilities at Chanticleer includes caring for the vegetable garden.

 

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Seeds of the Month Club
 

Please share The Vegetable Gardening Show! Let`s get everyone gardening!

 
Mike the gardener

About the Author

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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