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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with gardening expert Joseph Tychonievich about how you can cross pollinate different varieties of vegetables to create your own great tasting veggies at home.

Author of the book, "Plant Breeding for the Home Vegetable Gardener", Joseph comes on today to share with us the steps you will follow to create some amazing new varieties of vegetables, and it is a lot easier than you think.

He'll share the basics of plant breeding and cross pollination, how it works, and what makes up a successful new vegetable variety.

From there, Joseph will tell us what the significance is of the "F" numbers for seeds in hybrids, go over the equipment you will need, and share some common mistakes that many new plant breeders experience.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

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

◾ The basic levels of breeding plants at home
◾ What is the definition of a successful cross pollination
◾ Plant breeding is easier than you think
◾ Saving seeds from F1 hybrids to make plant breeding more interesting
◾ "Dehybridizing"
◾ The process of plant breeding
◾ Defining the generations of the seeds
◾ The equipment of plant breeding
◾ Which fruits and vegetables you can cross

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Green Sparrow Gardens
Joseph on Facebook
Joseph on Instagram
Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers
Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style

 

About this episode's guest, Joseph Tychonievich

Joseph Tychonievich studied horticulture, plant breeding, and genetics at the Ohio State University and was the nursery manager at Arrowhead Alpines, a premier rock garden nursery in Fowlerville, Michigan. He spent a summer working at Shibamichi Honten Nursery in Japan and has been a repeat guest on public radio's food show The Splendid Table.

Starting from the age of five when he asked his parents for seeds for his birthday, Joseph has had a deep and abiding obsession with just about everything photosynthetic, from the vegetable garden to the rock garden. Organic Gardening Magazine called him one of “six young horticulturalists who are helping to shape how America gardens.”

 

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About the Host

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 gardening expert Todd Heft, the author of Homegrown Tomatoes and the purveyor of The Big Blog of Gardening, about some valuable tips to help make your garden a huge success this year.

Todd will share with us some of his plants that he started from seed, how they are doing indoors under the grow lights and how he is keeping the plants happy through the long and extended winter up here in the northeast.

From there Todd will share his tips of choosing the right potting soil for your seeds, the right size pots as well as talk about transferring your starts into larger pots as your plants start to mature.

He'll tell us how he uses heating mats to accelerate seed germination, pruning techniques for blueberry bushes as well as when is the right time to clean up the garden.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

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

◾ Todd shows us some of his plants that are ready for the ground
◾ When to start your peppers indoors
◾ Using a heat mat
◾ Choosing the correct sized pot for your starts
◾ Pruning technique for your blueberry bush
◾ Steps to get the garden ready for the upcoming season
◾ When is the right time to clean up your garden? End of season or before the season?
◾ Common diseases and some remedies to fix and/or avoid them

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Big Blog of Gardening
Homegrown Tomatoes
Jiffy Mix

 

About this episode's guest, Todd Heft

I grow in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, United States, which rests where the Lehigh and Delaware rivers meet, about 70 miles northeast of Philadelphia and 80 miles west of New York City (just so you have an idea). I also spend a great deal of time photographing whatever I find interesting. Many of the photos which accompany my posts were shot by me and I’ve created a page with my best photos of vegetable and flower gardens.

In my home vegetable garden I grow as much food as possible. Any year my raised beds might include sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, basil, sweet peppers, parsley, carrots, potatoes, spinach, thyme, cucumbers, mint, melons, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, oregano, brussels sprouts, stevia and asparagus. I also find myself continuously expanding my flower garden. I mean, if there’s a sale at the garden center on a cool plant, I need to find a place for it, right? My wife claims I have “a plant problem” and she may be right.

I’m not formally schooled in horticulture or botany, but I started gardening when I was in elementary (primary) school, alongside my mother and grandmother. There were more than a handful of farmers in our family until my generation, so I’m pretty sure that growing things runs in my blood. As many gardeners will attest, I’ve learned from my failures and by listening to the advice of more experienced gardeners. We gardeners like nothing more than sharing.

 

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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 The Rusted Garden's Gary Pilarchik about how you can grow a great and successful garden using some really super easy tips.

Gary's YouTube channel, The Rusted Garden, has been viewed over 26 million times and has over 133 thousand loyal subscribers, tuning in to learn Gary's tips so they can grow their best garden ever.

Gary is going to tell us about his new community garden that he is partaking in and how he will focus what he grows their with AAS winners from not only 2018 but previous year's winners as well.

He'll share with us his top tips on successfully growing great vegetables in containers, the soil structure you should be looking to achieve and the various container sizes for the veggies that you choose.

From there, Gary will give us some behind the scenes baseball on the success of The Rusted Garden, why he recommends that you should video your gardening adventures as well, and he'll give us his gardening tips for beginners.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

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

◾ Growing AAS winners
◾ Gary's first garden tip
◾ Tips to be succesful in growing in containers
◾ The difference between determinate and indeterminate
◾ A behind the scenes look at The Rusted Garden
◾ Gary's tips if you are just getting started in growing your own food

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Rusted Garden YouTube Channel
The Rusted Garden Blog

 

About this episode's guest, Gary Pilarchik of The Rusted Garden

I try and make my videos short and to the point. I blog and make HD videos about all aspects of vegetable gardening from seed starting to harvesting. I also give you some tools and ideas to battle garden pests and diseases. And... ways to cook and use your vegetables.

Grilled tomatoes anyone? I have nearly 800 garden videos between two channels. Keyword search the vegetable garden topic that interests you most if you don't see a video! I also have a blog called The Rusted Vegetable Garden that is very active and full of pictures.

If you want to meet gardeners from around the world check out my Google+ Gardening Communities below like My Tomato and Vegetable Garden. Dig around! Join my groups to learn and for quick garden Q & A. I plan to Vlog and Blog the entire Gardening Season - every year!

 

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About the Host

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 Jim and Mary Competti of Old World Garden Farms about how you can reduce the amount of weeding work you will need to put into your home vegetable garden.

Chronicled in their recent release, "Raised Row Gardening", Jim and Mary will share with you the techniques that they use on their 3 acre farm, to reduce the amount of weeding they do on a weekly basis.

Along with reducing the weeding, they'll tell us about how they keep their soil in tip top shape, how they use an annual cover crop, and exactly where mulching comes into play.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

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

◾ How to reduce weeds in the garden
◾ Mulching techniques
◾ Growing a cover crop
◾ Making sure your garden's walking paths aren't taking up much of your time
◾ Getting to a no till garden

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Old World Garden Farms
Raised Row Gardening
Growing Simple

 

About this episode's guests, Jim & Mary Competti of Old World Garden Farms

Just six short years ago on a crisp fall weekend, we began work on what we now call Old World Garden Farms. A little 3 acre plot of land in the middle of Ohio, “The Farm” was little more than an overgrown thicket of small trees, thick brush, and a mess of poison ivy. After a long weekend of clearing the land with a rented walk-behind brush cutter, and a few painful weeks of dealing with poison ivy for Mary – we had carved out a little space to start our dream.

We have tried to incorporate simplicity and responsibility into every facet of our lives as we slowly work on our dream. We grow most of our own vegetables now in a 60 x 40 plot that yielded us over 3000 lbs of vegetables last year. Our chickens have grown up to supply our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers with fresh eggs every day – not to mention they give us great compost for the garden. This past summer we canned over 200 jars of our own tomato juice, pizza and pasta sauce, salsa, peppers and more. For us, we hope it’s just the beginning.

Our goal is to re-use existing structures and products and utilize new only when necessary – and to do so in a way that adds lasting beauty to the property. Too often the image of reuse and recycle conjures up thoughts of cardboard shanties and soda pop structures in what can only be called a junk yard. That’s a stereotype we hope to break with Old World Garden Farm. Showing that you can recycle and reuse with an eye toward creating something lasting and beautiful.

Our chicken coop was built almost entirely of used shipping crates we obtained for free. Same goes for our composting bins. Our “new” barn, was built over the course of a summer by reclaiming 2 turn of the century barns (one of which was my dad’s), and turning them into our Old World Garden Barn. Both barns came only for the price of simply tearing them down.

Our farm is and will always be a work in progress – and always with an eye towards good stewardship of the land and its resources. We have planted a mini apple orchard and grape vineyard on the hillside – and installed a rain collection system from the barn roof for watering the garden and landscape throughout the growing season. The ultimate goal is to build a house on the property, and live the dream!

 

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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 Mary Caperton Morton, best selling author of the book "Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks", about exploring all of the wonders the earth has to offer.

Mary will fill us in on her adventures of hiking in all 50 states, the various rock formations, craters and glaciers that she has seen.  

She'll tell us about how you may be missing out on some great adventures right in your own backyard and give you some tips on how you can travel the landscape for very little cost.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

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

◾ Looking at the geographical landscape of planet earth from the above
◾ The wonders of the Grand Canyon
◾ Seeing wonders of earth could be as simple as putting on a good pair of hiking boots and walking out your door
◾ Travel tips to explore the world so you don't break the bank account
◾ Understanding the importance of the "Leave no trace principal"
◾ What are forest roads and how to recognize them while you are hiking
◾ Park rangers are a wealth of information
◾ Dispersed Camping
◾ Appalachian trail
◾ The 3 places you must see

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Blonde Coyote
Signed Copy of "Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks"
The National Geographic Adventure Atlas

 

About this episode's guest, Mary Caperton Morton

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A roving correspondent for EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she also writes the popular blog Travels with the Blonde Coyote and her first book Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters and Peaks will be published by Timber Press in October.

In her ten years as a road-warrior nomad, Mary hiked in all 50 states. When she’s not at the keyboard she can usually be found outside — hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.

About the blog name: The Blonde Coyote is my trail name, which I use to sign trail logs and summit registers. Like most good trail names, mine was given to me by a fellow hiker after many long, hard miles. The Blonde Coyote also pays tribute to one of my favorite non-human traveling companions: a deaf coyote-cattledog hybrid named Freckles who was a great ally in my desert wanderings around rural New Mexico.

 

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

 
Mike the gardener

About the Host

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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