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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Sam Lillie the creator of VeggieVinder.com about how you can make money selling the fruits and vegetables that you grow at home.

Sam's story begins in his town just outside of Seattle where he was looking for a way to help reduce the waste from people's backyards by paying for their abundance and then reselling those fresh vegetables to eager buyers.

That concept led Sam to create VeggieVinder.com, an online marketplace that connects home vegetable gardeners with buyers that are looking to eat healthier and buy local.

Sam will tell us how it all started, the work he put in to get to where he is today and how VeggieVinder.com works.  

He'll tell you how you can sign up for free, the costs associated with selling your produce through VeggieVinder.com and Sam will share stories about buyers and sellers getting together to create some memorable experiences in 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

◾ The demand for locally grown vegetables
◾ Making money with your garden
◾ The story behind Veggie Vinder
◾ Signing up on Veggie Vinder for free
◾ #DoWhatsRipe

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Veggie Vinder
Contact Sam

 

About this episode's guest, Sam Lillie

Vinder is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and buy local produce. We want to connect home growers who have an abundant garden with community members looking for local produce. We're here to create a transparent agricultural system that informs consumers about who's growing their food, how it's being grown, and where. Vinder makes it easy to buy ultra local food, boost your community's economy, and promote sustainable agriculture.

Founded in Port Townsend, WA, a rural Victorian art and seaport community on the Olympic Peninsula, on July 11th, 2016, Vinder was originally launched on foot and bicycle by the founder and CEO, Sam Lillie. Sam would go door to door asking homeowners if they had a home garden, if they ever had too much produce, and if they ever thought about selling some. Many said yes, they did produce an abundance of produce and no, they never thought about selling any. Within 3 months, Vinder connected 30 home growers with 15 families and distributed over 300 lbs of homegrown produce.

Sam Lillie lives in Port Townsend, WA and is a graduate of San Jose State University ('15). After graduating with a B.S. in business, Sam hiked from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. After the 5 month journey was complete, Sam applied to, and was rejected from, 106 companies across 4 states. That's when he decided to launch Vinder and he's never looked back. Sam says the thing he enjoys most about Vinder is the connection with growers in the community- being able to talk to the community members growing the food, seeing the home gardens, learning how they grow their crops, and getting his hands in the soil.

 

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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 bee expert and chief scientific officer the The Bees Company about how raising bees at home can increase your vegetable garden production.

His expertise on bees and bee keeping has lead Noah to be featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and National Geographic on why bees are so important.

Noah is going to come on today and share his findings on the big three causes for the decline of bees, steps we can take to ensure we are not contributing to bee decline and a number of ways to help increase the number of bees.

From there, Noah is going to tell us about a new genomic process that has lead apiologists to learn more about bees through the genome of the honey they produce and how, with this data, they have a better understanding of what should be planted to make your local bees happy.

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

◾ Causes to the decline of bees
◾ What home gardeners can do to help increase the number of bees
◾ The number of bees you need to increase pollination
◾ How genome testing on honey helps us understand the needs of bees
◾ The number of species of bees and which ones you should focus in on
◾ Why starting your own bee hives will be beneficial to your gardening efforts

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Best Bees Company
◾ Email: info@bestbees.com
◾ Phone: 617-445-2322
Best Bees on Facebook
Best Bees on Instagram
Best Bees on Twitter
Best Bees on Pinterest
Best Bees on LinkedIn
Honey Hunters

 

About this episode's guest, Noah Wilson-Rich of The Best Bee Company

The Best Bees Company is a full-service beekeeping operation with headquarters in Boston. We deliver, install, and manage beehives for residences and businesses in select markets nationwide.

Our team of beekeepers brings a scientific know-how and environmental enthusiasm to the work of connecting our clients with the benefits of beekeeping. Our proprietary software allows us to track data on every hive visit making our approach to beekeeping the new gold standard.

Founded in 2010 by Noah Wilson Rich, Ph.D., The Best Bees Company began in earnest as a means to raise funding for scientific research to improve honey bee health. We are proud to have extended our beekeeping services to hundreds of clients throughout southern New England, New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.

The Best Bees Company’s mission is to expand the honey bee population whilst improving the overall health and safety of bees nationwide.

Here at The Best Bees Company we envision a healthier and safer world for the bee community. Each bee hive is a data point that contributes to our affiliated 501(c)3 nonprofit to analyze and improve bee health. Through our research and work, we aim to make our vision a reality.

 

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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 Mike Nocks from the White Harvest Seed Company about how you can successfully grow a great vegetable garden from heirloom seeds.

With the wide variety of heirloom seeds available now to the public, heirloom seeds are becoming more popular to grow in a lot of home vegetable gardens.

For 14 years, Mike Nocks and his family have been specializing in growing great gardens from heirloom seeds and in 2010 he launched the White Harvest Seed Company to sell and distribute heirloom variety seeds.

Mike will share with us the basics of what makes an heirloom seed an heirloom, the differences between heirlooms, hybrids and gmos, and where the term organic comes into play.

From there, Mike will tell us the 6 most important things you need to know to increase the success of growing heirloom variety vegetables from seeds.

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

 

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

◾ How the White Harvest Seed Company Started
◾ What makes an heirloom seed an heirloom
◾ What happens when you try to grow something from a seed saved from a hybrid plant
◾ Differentiating organic and heirloom as individual terms
◾ Identifying the pros and cons of growing heirlooms and hybrids
◾ The 6 things you need to know to increase your success of growing heirloom varieties from seeds
◾ How to prevent "leggy" heirloom plants
◾ Calculating the correct date to start your heirloom seeds indoors

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

White Harvest Seed Company
Hillbilly Tomato
grow@whiteharvestseed.com
◾ Phone: 866-424-3185
Catalog

 

About this episode's guest, Mike Nocks and The White Harvest Seed Company

The southern Missouri Ozarks is home to us. The Lord lead our family to these rolling hills and since then our hearts have never left. In 2010, we started our heirloom seed business – White Harvest. (Read here to see how we got our name.) It's been a wonderful work-in-progress ever since. And we consider ourselves blessed to be able to work from home providing fellow gardeners with the heirloom seeds we love.

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." Aristotle

In the past 15+ years, our family has really sharpened our focus upon growing as much of our own food as possible. The taste and quality of store-bought produce left so much to be desired that we stepped out and began sowing seeds in our rocky soil with hope. We watched in delight as those beloved plants produced delicious fruits and there – in our homegrown haven – we found the happier version of ourselves.

“For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.” Psalm 128:2

We're here today to share our passion for gardening and encourage others to keep sowing and growing. Our lives have greatly changed since opening our business. By the grace of God, we're still working and gardening and learning. We're excited to see what He has in store for us... and for you as well.

May the Lord establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)

 

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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 award winning garden author and expert Niki Jabbour about her new book, "Veggie Garden Remix."

Niki will teach us about a wide variety of vegetables and fruits that you can add in your garden, that are easy to grow and prolific producers.

She'll tell us about why she chose the 224 varieties in her book, where you can get the seeds for them, and what her motivation behind them were.

From there we'll learn about a few specific veggies that Niki likes to grow, their origins and what to expect from them.

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

◾ Cool new tomato varieties
◾ The cucamelon
◾ Where you can get new varieties to grow in your garden
◾ Making sure you do your research before you grow anything new

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun
Savvy Gardening
The Weekend Gardener Radio Show

 

About this episode's guest, Niki Jabbour

Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author and edibles expert from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who believes that a long Canadian winter shouldn’t mean an end to the homegrown harvest.

While as a child Niki limited her vegetable intake to yellow beans and potatoes, she now grows (and eats!) dozens of different vegetable varieties in her 2,000-square-foot garden, including experimental crops like quinoa, peanuts, artichokes and figs. Niki’s unconventional – yet wildly successful – growing techniques are proof that elbow-deep snow is NOT, in fact, a valid excuse for a puny parsnip harvest. Her first book, The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, was honored with the 2012 American Horticultural Society’s Book Award, and her latest title, Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden (Storey Publishing, 2014) opens your eyes to an infinite number of tasty possibilities.

Look for Niki’s next book in 2017!  Niki’s work is also found in Fine Gardening, Garden Making, The Heirloom Gardener, and Birds & Blooms magazines, and her column on vegetable growing techniques appears in each issue of Horticulture magazine. Oh, and one last thing about Niki: her radio program, The Weekend Gardener, which launched in 2007 is heard throughout Eastern Canada on News 95.7 FM. In 2015, Niki won the ‘Best On-Air Talent’ award from the Garden Writers of America

 

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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 Peter Aquilina of Deerbusters and Jennifer Smith of Deer Defence about choosing and properly installing a deer fence to keep your property and home vegetable garden safe.

They are going to tell us which material you should choose when selecting a deer fence, how long you can expect your deer fence to last, and why you should focus in on making sure the animals do not chew through your deer fence.

From there, we'll learn about why the bottom of the fence is more important than the height and how increased deer and rodent activity should give you cause for concerns about ticks and Lyme disease.

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

◾ Choosing the right deer fence and the proper material
◾ How long should your deer fence last
◾ The type of fencing you need to install to prevent animals from chewing through the fence
◾ Why the sealing the bottom of the fence is far more important than the height
◾ Trenching your fence is not necessary so as long as you set up your deer fence this way
◾ White warning banners and flags for your deer fence
◾ Ticks and Lyme disease

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Trident Corp.
Deer Busters
Cedar Oil Industries

 

About this episode's guests, Peter Aquilina and Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is the Marketing and PR Manager for Deerbusters Deer Fence in Waynesboro, PA. She has spent years studying deer movement and tick prevention through her working company.

Peter Aquilina is owner and founder of Deer Defence located in Seymour, CT. In 1998, Peter got interested in Lyme and other tick borne diseases and has been a pioneer in the deer abatement.

Trident Enterprises International has been the U.S. leading supplier of garden solutions for deer management since 1984. While initially dealing only with electric fence installation in Frederick, Maryland, steady inquiries about deer and garden pest control motivated the founder of Trident Enterprises to become involved with deer fencing; and in 1994, Trident began to install fences and distribute our very first line of poly deer fence rolls and metal deer fence rolls.

Trident Enterprises is named after the Ohio Class of Submarines that carried the ballistic "cruise" missiles in the 1970s called the Trident Subs. Because of the founder's admiration for his Navy days, he named his company after the submarine.

Today, Trident Corp is located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; and transitioned from installer to strictly distributor. Our background in fence installation gave us the know-how to expand our business further, by initiating our own line of deer fencing accessories, like our rebar stakes, driveway gates, corner and end systems, and kits to address the needs of our gardeners, farmers and landowners across North America. Our experience continues to assist us in offering the best customer service possible when it comes to helping our customers during the installation process. We offer both TENAX and Trident Corp. fencing rolls to meet the strength and invisibility preferences of our customers.

We are proud to serve national state parks, public gardens, orchards, wineries, universities, small businesses, and federal organizations including the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, and USDA.

 

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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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