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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show chats with Jenny Rose Carey, author of "Glorious Shade" about how you can successfully grow a wide range of plants in areas of your yard that receive an abundance of shade.

Jenny is going to fill us in on the different varieties of plants that grow well in the shade, why they do well in shaded environments and what it means to garden in the shade.

From there she'll share with us some of the care techniques you need to know about when gardening in the shade, watering techniques, fertilization and plant spacing.

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

✅ Shade gardening and how do you get into it
✅ What do you mean when you say shade gardening.  Do you mean shade all day, partial etc.
✅ How do you excel at gardening in the shade
✅ What are some plants that do well in the shade
✅ Common mistakes that you make when it comes to gardening in the shade
✅ Gardening in the shade requires different knowledge of watering techniques, soil structure or fertilization
✅ Plants that you absolutely cannot grow in the shade

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Jenny Rose Carey
Glorious Shade

 

About this episode's guest, Jenny Rose Carey

Jenny Rose Carey is a renowned gardener, educator, historian, and author, and the senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown.

She previously worked at Temple University for over a decade, first as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and then as director of the Ambler Arboretum. Jenny Rose has been lecturing nationally and internationally for many years. She is an avid, hands-on gardener who has gardened in both England and the United States. Her Victorian property, Northview, contains diverse garden spaces, including a shade garden, moss garden, and a stumpery. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series The Victory Garden, in the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Green Scene magazine, and the Pennsylvania Gardener.

Director of Meadowbrook Farm (MBF), Senior Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Board member of Andalusia, Former Board member at Awbury Arboretum, previous Chair of Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society (WGLS), Previous Director of the Ambler Arborteum of Temple University, Former Chair of the Garden History and Design Committee of the Garden Club of America, Chaired various Philadelphia Flower Show Committees, Garden Club of America Judge, Former head of the PTA Springside School, Current Board of Visitor’s member for Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Current Parents Association member Drexel University.

Former teacher of horticulture at the Barnes Foundation and adjunct professor at Temple University.

Incredibly good brand and reputation as a horticulturist and speaker in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.  Well known Nationally as well.

Locally: Directly involved as member of a number of horticultural organizations, including the PHS, Garden Club of Philadelphia, Founder and former President of local chapter of Women’s National Farm & Garden Society, member and supporter of many Greater Philadelphia Gardens (GPG) members (where she was also on the Board and Executive Committee while at Temple Ambler): Ambler Arboretum, Barnes Foundation, Awbury Arboretum, Bartrams Garden, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, Chanticleer, Jenkins Arboretum, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum, PHS Meadowbrook, the Philadelphia Zoo, Scott Arboretum, and National Land’s Trust (Stoneleigh).

Member of the following local plant societies:  Delaware Valley Daffodil Society, Herb Society.

National and International: Member of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Smithsonian Life member of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Chelsea Physic Garden.

Close ties with many local and National Garden Clubs, horticultural organizations and garden centers, where she has spoken over the years.

 

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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 Phil and Jenn Tompkins of Rent the Chicken about how you can enjoy all of the wonderful benefits of chickens without actually owning any chickens.

With a background in entrepreneurship and I.T., Phil and Jenn decided to launch a business completely different than anything the have ever done before.  They wanted to rent chickens to people who wanted the benefits of chickens, such as eggs or fresh manure for the garden, but did not want the hassle of chicken onwership.

Phil and Jenn are going to come on tell us their story, how Rent the Chicken got started, the struggles they face to get the business rolling, and how a 15 year old high school student helped launched what is now their affiliate program.

They will tell us exactly how renting chickens works, what you need to know before you give them a call, and of course, some basic chicken tips so you don't feel overwhelmed when the young hens arrive.

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

✅ Thought of Raising Backyard Chickens?
✅ Why "Rent The Chicken"?
✅ How does renting chickens work?
✅ How many chickens will you get?
✅ Is renting chickens available in your area?

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Rent the Chicken
Hatch the Chicken
✅ Phone: (724)305-0782 or Toll Free: 844-310-8782
Fresh Eggs Daily

 

About this episode's guests, Phil & Jenn Tompkins of Rent the Chicken

Rent The Chicken is a rapidly growing chicken rental service. Homestead Phil & Jenn are the co-founders of Rent The Chicken which was founded in 2013. What started as a part-time avenue as supplemental income has grown to have more than 45 farmers and homesteaders in the United States and Canada offering Rent The Chicken as an extension of their farm. Rent The Chicken is more than just a bunch of farmer and homesteaders building chicken coops and delivering chickens. Homestead Phil & Jenn are both committed to Rent The Chicken as their full-time employment. When you call, text, or email to Rent The Chicken, either Homestead Phil or Jenn will answer. We as Rent The Chicken as a whole are dedicated to being your chicken friends, helping to change local jurisdictions to allow backyard hens, and bringing one step of sustainable agriculture through fresh eggs closer to your table. In all of this, Homestead Jenn has started a blog about life on their homestead called Rent The Chicken's Homestead Jenn - Family.

Every Spring, thousands of chickens are sold at local farm supply stores.  Often these chickens die before they are ready to start laying eggs (16-30 weeks).  Children quickly realize that chicks are not as fun as the Xbox and parents find out that chickens can not be house broken!  The costs quickly start becoming more and more, then chickens are "sent to the farm".  Other people think about chickens but think they don't have the space, worry about regulations, or just don't know what they need.  Do you build or buy a coop?  Do you buy peeps?  How do you raise an egg laying hen if you buy a peep?  Did someone tell you about a heat lamp?  It can all be overwhelming and we take the guess work out of all of the questions by offering a portable coop, the food & supplies, and the egg laying hens!

We provide all of the supplies you need with the rental:  portable chicken coop, two or four egg laying hens, 100-200 pounds of feed (optional non-GMO or Organic feed available), food & water dishes as well as instructions on how to keep your chickens happy! Within two days of the arrival, your chickens will lay eggs ready to use!  These eggs have 1/3 less cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fats, and 2 times more omega 3 fatty acids than store bought eggs.  Your Rent The Chickens should lay 8-14 or 16-28 eggs per week depending on your Rental Package.  You will know exactly what your chickens eat!

We schedule a date to bring to your home a portable coop, two or four chickens that are already laying eggs, and the supplies needed for your rental period.  Chickens produce the most eggs when daylight is at peak. Towards the end of the Rental Period, if you realize that you were born to raise backyard chickens, adopting the chickens and all of their supplies is an option! Otherwise, we will schedule a date towards the end of your Rental to stop by and pick up the rented chickens, coop and supplies.  As soon as the start of the Rental Period comes back around, we schedule a time to bring your chickens back to you and provide you with another season of rental.

 

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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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show Mike chats with vegetable gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi on some of the advanced vegetable gardening topics that many of you have been emailing questions about.

Getting a vegetable gardening started is probably the biggest hurdle that we see when it comes to vegetable gardening.  "I want to start a vegetable garden, I just don't don't know how."

Just as big as hurdle are those vegetable gardeners out there who have been growing a vegetable garden for quite sometime and are ready to take their vegetable garden game to the next level.

In comes, vegetable garden guru Charlie Nardozzi to fill in those blanks.  Charlie is going to give us some great tips to expand our vegetable gardens for very little cost.  He'll touch on why you should be mulching in your vegetable garden, and how you can get mulch for practically nothing.

From there, Charlie will cover a wide range of vegetable gardening topics such as soil structure, cover crops and how to plant your vegetable crops in such a way to increase your yields.

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

 

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

What are the top 2 or 3 things gardeners should consider before they start to expand the size of their gardens?
Can you explain what is crop rotation and why it is important to home gardeners?
Can you explain what is succession planting and why gardeners should be engaging in it?
How often should we be fertilizing our gardens, and what should we be using? Is there a “one size fits all” fertilizer out there for your garden?
What is a cover crop, should we be using it and when does it get planted?
What are some non traditional ways of preventing weeds that have worked for? (non traditional, meaning no pulling)
Where does mulching come in to play for our vegetable gardens?
What kind should we be using? How much should we be using?
Which crops would you recommend to home gardeners to grow that would allow them to get the most “bang” for their time, efforts and money?

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Gardening with Charlie

 

About this episode's guest, Charlie Nardozzi

Charlie Nardozzi is an award winning, nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 25 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone.

Charlie’s energy, exuberance, and love of the natural world makes him an exciting public speaker and presenter. He has spoken at national venues such as the Northwest Flower Show, Philadelphia Flower Show, San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, Master Gardener conferences in locations such as Arizona and Michigan, trade shows in Idaho and St.Louis, and garden club meetings from Maine to Florida.

Charlie hosts 3 radio shows in New England. He hosts a weekly, call-in radio show on WJOY-1230AM in Burlington, Vermont and the award winning Vermont Garden Journal on Vermont Public Radio throughout northern New England, New York and Quebec, and the Connecticut Garden Journal on Connecticut Public Radio throughout Connecticut and into Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He’s also a frequent guest on shows such as Garden American Syndicated Show in San Diego and Vegetable Gardening Podcast with Mike Podlesny.

Charlie is also known for his writing. He has written for national magazines such as Organic Gardening and contributed to many of the “Gardening for Dummies” titles, authoring Urban Gardening for Dummies in 2013 and Vegetable Gardening For Dummies. His latest book all about edible landscaping is called Foodscaping (CSP Press, 2015). He also contributed to other book project such as Vegetables from an Italian Garden (Phaidon Press, 2011). His regional books are Northeast Fruit and Vegetable Gardening released in 2012, New England Getting Started Garden Guide released in 2014 and New England Month by Month Gardening, released in 2016.

Charlie’s skills as a garden communicator extend beyond the printed page and radio. Charlie co-hosts “In The Garden” tips on the local CBS affiliate television station (WCAX-Channel 3). He’s the former host of PBS’s Garden Smart, reaching more than 60 million households. He has also been a gardening expert on many national syndicated television and radio shows such as HGTV’s “Today at Home” and Discovery Channel’s  “Home Matters”. He also is the Edibles Editor for GoodGardeningVideos.org highlighting the best gardening how-to videos in the internet.

Charlie also leads Garden and Food Tours in Europe and England to locations such as Sicily and Tuscany, Italy, Provence, France, Chelsea Flower Show in England, and Barcelona, Spain. And Garden Bus Tours around New England

He was the senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association (NGA). He wrote and edited articles for their magazine and on-line newsletters,  conducted media interviews about gardening, and provided horticultural consultation to NGA programs.

 

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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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Dr. Art Capperauld on how you can eat healthier by making simple changes to your everyday diet with the vegetables that you are growing right at home.

Dr. Capperauld is going to fill us in on why body awareness is an important key factor in determing what you should be eating, the portion sizes and how often you should be eating.

He will fill us in which foods you should absolutely avoid and why, which ones can be inflammatory, why butter is not such a bad thing, and replacing your bad eating habits with some good ones.

From there, he'll give us the low down on where juicing comes in to play, and give us an example of what a typical meal will look like.

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

✅ Creating body awareness
✅ Inflammatory foods
✅ Why sugar is such a trouble maker
✅ Replacing bad veggies with quality veggies
✅ Butter is better
✅ Eliminate sweets
✅ Making a commitment to eating healthier
✅ Where does exercise fall into the system
✅ Where does juicing your vegetables come into play

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Concepts for Health
Celtic Sea Salt
✅ Phone Dr. Capperauld at: 559-475-8611

 

About this episode's guest, Dr. Art Capperauld

Concepts For Health was founded on the principle of limitless possibilities for good health and vitality for you and your family. We use non-traditional and unconventional therapies, testing, and treatments. We couple this with diet and lifestyle changes that are tailored to your specific health concerns. In this way, we help you achieve and maintain optimum health.

We began our knowledge with degrees in human biology, Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinician of Whole Food Nutrition (CCWFN) and expanded our knowledge with 1000’s of hours of post graduate study. We fine tuned our unique processes over our 24 years of clinical experience and tens of thousands of people asking for advice to create the kind of support you will receive at Concepts For Health.

We work with you and listen to you in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment. We, together as a team, create a plan to enable you to reach your health goals as quickly as possible. We have a very high success rate due to our unique team approach which is critical to your success as a patient. That success was the reason we started Concepts For Health.

We are here to provide our expertise, support, and look forward to assisting you in achieving high levels of vitality, awareness, longevity, and health.

 

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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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with William Moss about teaching middle school children gardening and all of the great things your kids will learn when they take up gardening.

William will finish up his chat on sweet potatoes by telling us how to cure them to get the most flavor and some storage option.

From there, we will swtch gears and talk about William's first passion and that is teaching kids how to garden, and why gardening is an important part of their daily lives.

He's going to tell us about a new program that he is implementing in Chicago and how teachers are combining gardening with their class curriculum.

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

✅ Curing your home grown sweet potatoes
✅ No two gardening seasons are the same
✅ School gardens linked to school curriculum
✅ How a school garden can lead to other broader areas of study
✅ What kids are learning as they garden

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Part 1 of Mike's interview with William Moss
Get out and Grow
William Moss
William Moss on Facebook
The Garden Boss Youtube Channel
Garden Boss Twitter
Mac's Field Guide

 

About this episode's guest, William Moss

William Moss inspires people to Get Out & Grow!  As a trusted authority in greening, gardening and urban agriculture, he connects with audiences and explains how to make healthier choices that improve their lives, their communities, and their environment. Coined the Garden Boss for his in-depth knowledge and sound advice, William uses his landscaping know-how and charming personality to engage, educate, and entertain audiences with relevant, informative content. His ability to bring complicated subject matter to life leaves audiences enthusiastic and charged to get out and grow.

A teacher at heart, William passionately spreads his love of the natural world.  That love fostered during childhood in the foothills of South Carolina manifest itself years later in Chicago.  After graduating from Northwestern University and completing the Chicagoland Master Gardeners program, William joined the Chicago Department of the Environment to work on habitat restoration and greening efforts throughout the city.  This led to a career as a horticultural educator for the Chicago Botanic Garden working with youth programs, adult continuing education courses, and school gardens.

William’s venture into television began with the Discovery Channel’s ‘Rally Round the House’ where he taught America about gardening, landscape construction, and the plant-O-the-show. On TLC’s ‘Town Haul’ William enjoyed designing artistic yet functional landscapes to get people outside and active.  As host of HGTV’s “DIG IN”, he helped homeowners tackle landscape projects resulting in dramatic transformations. As a greening expert William has regularly appeared on national news programs such as The Early Show, Good Morning America, CNN, WGN and may also be seen as a QVC gardening guest.

Whether in person, print, television, or on-line multi-media, William spreads the good news about gardening and greening.  William is author of Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening: The No Yard, No Time, No Problem Way to Grown Your Own Food. William has contributed content for Moss in The City, My Organic Gardening Blog, and various other online, print, and social media.  He's served on the board of directors for The Talking Farm, an urban agriculture venture, as spokesperson for the National Gardening Association, and as an instructor for the Chicago Botanic Garden where he continues to teach. When he’s not producing video for television or other online multimedia content, he provides landscape consultation and gives presentations at trade shows, symposia, and continuing educations forums.

 

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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