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In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Noelle Johnson, the AZ Plant Lady about how you can grow a great vegetable garden in the AZ desert southwest region.

Noelle goes myth busting about vegetable varieties that many think you can't grow in the AZ desert climate, she also teaches us some watering techniques when drought sets in, as well as her favorite plants to grow.

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

  • Growing Asparagus in the AZ desert
  • The growing seasons in AZ and how they differ from the rest of the country
  • Vegetable varieties that you can grow in the AZ desert climate that may surprise you
  • Surprising fact about the nation's lettuce supply
  • Noelle's suggestion of what to plant to provide natural shade for your tomato plants
  • Battling drought in the AZ desert climate

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About this week's guest, Noelle Johnson

I didn’t grow up with a green thumb.  I spent much of my youth on the California beach trying to get a tan (I didn’t have too much success with my fair skin and freckles).   In fact, I didn’t start to get  interested in gardening until my husband and I moved into our first home in Phoenix, AZ in 1992.

It was an older home with lots of old rose bushes, a large lawn, California Fan Palms and citrus trees.  I was eager to start planting even more plants and perused plant catalogs and put in my orders.  I was surprised when most of what I had planted, died.  I didn’t know why, so I decided to check out some gardening books at our local library.  I soon realized that I had planted the wrong type of plants for the desert garden.  But, the books also opened up for me a new world of what beautiful plants that would thrive in our dry climate.  It didn’t take long for me to become hooked on gardening….
 
I received my degree in Urban Horticulture from Arizona State University.  During that time, I interned at the Water Conservation Office for the City of Mesa.  After graduation, I began working as a horticulturist right way for a golf course management company and later caring for the golf course and landscape areas of an adult community.

During my time working on golf courses, I earned my ISA Certified Arborist certification, which I have held since 2004.  

<i>I don’t climb in the trees, but I do instruct people on how to care for their them</i>

 

 

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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

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In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with flower gardening expert Kerry Ann Mendez, author of the book, The Right Size Flower Garden, about how you can grow your best flowers ever and how you can also keep the deer and other critters from eating them.

From there, Kerry will teach us some techniques about conserving water and why that is important for all gardeners, and she will share with us her three things to look for in a plant that is not a water hog.

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

  • Why downsizing your garden is not a bad thing
  • Conserving water while maintaining a great garden
  • Characteristics of water conserving plants
  • How to get your garden center to carry your favorite plants
  • Native plants in the landscape?
  • Keeping Deer off of your flowers

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About this week's guest, Kerry Ann Mendez

As an award-winning garden designer, author and lecturer, Kerry Ann Mendez focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices.  

She has been on HGTV and in numerous magazines including Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate and Better Homes & Gardens.  

Kerry Ann was awarded the 2014 Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for her horticultural accomplishments.  

She has published three popular gardening books - her most recent, The Right-Size Garden, is a top seller.  For more about Kerry Ann visit www.pyours.com.

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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

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In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Lee Rouse, the Master Gardener trainer for the LSU Ag Center.  Lee tells us about plant propagation and proper soil conditioning so that you can grow your best vegetable garden ever.  

From there, Lee will tell us which soil tests you should get from a local extension office, what you will learn in a master gardener class and why keeping a garden journal is extremely important.

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

  • PHow an extension office educates gardeners to teach others how to gardenEducational Press Committee
  • What does a master gardener class entail?
  • Does growing a vegetable garden at home really save you money?
  • Plant propagation
  • The CEC of Soil Conditioning
  • Learning how to garden in clay soil
  • Why keeping a garden journal is very important to improving your gardening skills

Mentioned in this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

About this week's guest, Lee Rouse

Lee Rouse is currently the East Baton Rouge Parish Horticulture agent for the LSU AgCenter. Previously, Lee work as the Agent in Orleans Parish.  In 2013 Lee graduated LSU with a Bachelor’s of Science from the college of Agriculture. While working for the AgCenter, Lee has worked extensively with urban farmer while conducting Master Gardener Training classes.

He has had more than 100 people go through his program.  He has participate in the development of the annual Farm to Table conference in New Orleans since 2014, while aiding the expansion of urban farming and community gardening in South Louisiana.

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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

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In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Laura Johnston about teaching your kids how to grow their own food with a home vegetable garden and why growing their own food at home is important.

Laura Johnston writer of the popular column, multitasking mom's & dad's on Cleveland.com, is documenting her journey as a beginning home vegetable gardener, to teaching her own kids how and why having a home vegetable garden is important for their own food needs.

Laura tells us how she knew nothing about home vegetable gardening prior to beginning, the challenges she faced and how she passes on her knowledge to her own children.

She gives us 6 tips as to why teaching your kids how to grow their own food at home is important, and what you can start doing today to get your kids involved.

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

 

 

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Heres what we'll cover in this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Teaching Kids Why Growing Food is Important
  • Laura shares her journey
  • 6 Tips as to why teaching kids about gardening is important
  • Overcoming gardening mistakes

 

 

Mentioned in this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

 

About this week's guest, Laura Johnston

Laura Johnston is a mom of two who manages breaking and trending news for cleveland.com and in her spare time, drives her husband crazy obsessing over her century-old farmhouse and half-acre yard in the Cleveland suburbs. Everything she knows about gardening she learned from her mom -- or frantic Google searches. She hopes she ends up with something edible from this vegetable garden experiment.

 

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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

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Dr. Carol Ann Miles from Washington State University about how to easily create organic compost that home gardeners can use.

Dr. Miles will tell us what organic means to the home vegetable gardener and how, you as a home vegetable gardener, can use her simple tricks to make organic compost.

From there, Dr. Miles will tell us about vegetable crop grafting and how you can easily crop different varieties of various vegetables to help combat diseases that your crops may encounter during the gardening season.

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

✅ Organic Soil
✅ Organic compost
✅ Making great compost
✅ How do large farms sustain enough nutrients for their plants
✅ Native American techniques for better compost
✅ Vegetable Crop Grafting

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Dr. Carol Ann Miles

 

About this episode's guest, Dr. Carol Ann Miles

Dr. Carol Ann Miles is a Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Washington State University, and is the Vegetable Specialist located at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center.

She specializes in vegetable crop production and has a strong interest in alternative crops and organic production.

You can read Dr. Miles' full biography on the WSU website.

 

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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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