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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Jessica Walliser author of the book, "Container Gardening Complete".  Jessica is going to fill us in on just how great container gardening can be if you think out side the "container."

She is going to share with us some ways you can repurpose items that you currently have around your house, as well as some advanced container gardening projects out there for you gardeners that like to be challenged.

From there, she'll share with us how to select the right plants for containers, container size and some issues with diseases and pests you might come across along the way.

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

◾ Why container gardening
◾ The two directions of container gardening
◾ Using container gardening to accent your home
◾ Container gardening is more than using pots from your garden center
◾ Thinking outside of the container, when it comes to container gardening
◾ Troubleshooting some issues that you will run into while container gardening
◾ The three pillars of successful container gardening
◾ Finding plants that are specifically for container gardening
◾ Yes, you can grow trees in containers

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Jessica's blog
Container Gardening Complete
Savvy Gardening

 

About this episode's guest, Jessica Walliser

Jessica Walliser co-hosts “The Organic Gardeners” on KDKA-Radio in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and a regular contributor to Fine Gardening, Urban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines. Jessica also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The American Horticultural Society.

Her two weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have been enjoyed by readers for over eight years. Her fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, was released by Timber Press in January of 2014 and was named one of the Top 12 Gardening Books by Martha Stewart Living magazine in March of 2015. It was also awarded the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award.

The former owner of a 25-acre organic market farm, Jessica received her degree in ornamental horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University. She’s taught a diverse array of gardening topics for over 20 years and is a former faculty member of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

She is author of the Amazon best-seller Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically and blogs weekly for both SavvyGardening.com and HobbyFarms.com. As owner of Ironweed Apparel, Jessica is working to unite fashion and gardening at long last by providing gardeners with hip, funky urban farming and gardening tee shirts that let you grow in style.

Jessica lives and gardens northwest of Pittsburgh with her husband and son, six chickens, two cats, two hermit crabs, and billions and billions of very good bugs.

 

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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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This Week on Vegetable Gardening

In this week's episode, Jenny Peterson, author of the book The Cancer Survivor's Garden Companion: Cultivating Hope, Healing and Joy in the Ground Beneath Your Feet, will be stopping by to share her inspirational story of how gardening helped her through her battle with breast cancer.  She'll fill you in on why it is so important to get outdoors for at least 10 minutes per day to clear your mind.

From there, Jenny tells us all about the farm animals she has on her one acre property, how she handles it all, and why the work is not stressful but invigorating.  This and so much more on this week's episode of Vegetable Gardening.

 

In This Episode Here's What We'll Cover

  • Getting out in the garden to clear your mind
  • Jenny's Wellness Tip of the Day
  • How Jenny's story has inspired other gardeners
  • How you can donate a copy of Jenny's book to a local cancer center

Items Mentioned in this Episode

About This Week's Guest, Jenny Peterson

Jenny Peterson is a breast cancer survivor. Her long road through cancer treatment was hard, emotional and often deeply depressing. The one thing that pulled her out of the darkness was her desire to be able to garden again.

Peterson credits her garden with clearing her mental fog and overcoming her depression, physical limitations and pain. The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion explores the therapeutic benefits of this vital “earth connection.” With gentle empathy, beautiful photographs and easy how-to steps, she shows others how to create their own backyard haven for healing – a personal restorative garden – with a bonus of well-grounded guidance about diet, exercise, mental focus and spiritual renewal.

Seeds of the Month Club
 
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 where he interviews gardening industry experts.

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with The Impatient Gardener's Erin Schanen about how gardening is not as hard as or complicated as you or others might lead you to believe.

Erin is going to tell us about her journey from growing in containers in an apartment to today where she gardens on nearly an acre of land growing everything from edibles to flowers and anything in between.

She'll break down for us why so many stop gardening before they even get started gardening and how to overcome that.  She'll also tell us about how she started blogging her gardening adventures on her website The Impatient Gardener and how that has helped so many people break through and start gardening.

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

◾ Why talking about both the good and bad in gardening is helpful
◾ Taking the intimidation out of gardening
◾ Why starting your gardening in containers is a great way to go
◾ Turning your vegetable garden into a source that will provide adequate food for the family
◾ Making up for a shorter growing season
◾ Why lettuce should be a part of everyone`s garden
◾ Gardening is not as hard as you may think it is

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Impatient Gardener
◾ Impatient Gardener on:
    ◾  Facebook
     ◾ Instagram
    ◾  Pinterest
     ◾ Twitter
     ◾ YouTube

 

About this episode's guest, Erin Schanen

I’ve been blogging since 2009, offering garden inspiration and information for everyday gardeners, as well as a bit of DIY (and hilarity often ensues). My goal is to help gardeners of all skill levels love their gardens more and to become better gardeners.

I started gardening as a toddler, or so the photos in my parents’ albums would have me believe, but didn’t really pick it up again until after college. When I had filled an apartment patio so full of plants that walking on it was no longer an option, we found a house with enough room for a garden. And it turned out there was room for several gardens! I’ve been battling weeds and deer there for 15 years, creating and recreating gardens around the 1.3-acre property and sharing the lessons and beauty I find there on The Impatient Gardener. Along the line I became a master gardener and I love to continue to learn more about gardening every day.

The Impatient Gardener has been featured on Houzz, in Birds and Blooms magazine and on the Young House Love blog, as well as being named one of the top gardening blogs by Lawn Starter and one of Toolversed’s top 10 bloggers.

In addition to The Impatient Gardener, I also some freelance pieces, which have appeared in Luxury Magazine, the Ozaukee Press and other publications. I’m also a member of Proven Winners’ Garden Gurus blog team.

I am also available to speak to groups on a variety of fun and interesting gardening topics (no boring topics may apply).

 

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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 Cindy Meredith, the owner of The Herb Cottage, a nursery in Texas that focuses in on growing and selling herbs.

A lot of times herbs are overlooked by many gardeners because they simply aren't as fun or as exciting to grow as say heirloom variety vegetables.

Cindy breaks that myth for us, and teaches us that herbs can be and are just as fun and productive as many vegetable varieties that you will grow in your garden.

She will teach us how herbs are perfect to not only grow in your garden beds but in containers and also can be growin indoors.  Cindy will give us her top reasons why herbs should be a part of your gardening, the various herb varieties that you can grow, proper watering techniques and of course your soil.

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 top reasons to grow your own herbs
◾ Do a few herbs go a long way?
◾ Why certain herbs are better to start from an established plant
◾ How to grow herbs when you live in an area that receives scorching heat
◾ Herbs in hanging baskets? Absolutely!
◾ How much water do your potted herb plants need?
◾ Soil structure for your herbs

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Herb Cottage

 

About this episode's guest Cindy Meredith

I live and grow in the humid south where winters are mild and summers are very hot and humid with the occasional hurricane or drenching rain. As with many parts of the country, the weather seems to have become more extreme, and as gardeners, we have to learn to do our best to cope with the weather. We sure can’t change it!!

I am located in rural Lavaca County, TX, among rolling hills of pastureland and live oaks. We’re under 2 hours from Houston, San Antonio, Austin and the central Gulf Coast.

I love to have visitors and I don’t want you to make a drive and not find me here. SO, it’s always best to call, text or email me to make sure I’ll be here when you’d like to come.

This is the country. There is very little paved area here at The Herb Cottage. I highly recommend shoes rather than sandals for your trip here. Restroom is available, and, if I know you’re coming, we can share some herb tea.

I use organic practices for growing all my healthy and nutritional plants. No chemical fertilizer, herbicides or pesticides are ever used. I use no GMO seeds and only buy seeds from reputable sources.

I love to talk herbs and gardening so stop on in, browse the plant selection and enjoy some time in the country.

 

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

 
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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 author and health coach, Cheryl Meyer on the toxins that are in your body and how to get rid of them.

Cheryl's journey began a little over 5 years ago when she started experiencing chronic pain that her doctors could not diagnose or treat.  She took matters into her own hands and studied up on anything and everything that may be causing the discomfort she was experiencing.  

What Cheryl found was that her body was high in harmful toxins.  Toxins that were derived from the products she was using and the food she was eating.

Fast forward to today, Cheryl, a graduate of Cal Berkeley, is a certified health coach, teaching others how to reduce and remove the harmful toxins in their own lives.  

Cheryl is going to tell us all about toxins, where they come from, how to get rid of them, and the symptoms you can expect to experience if your body's toxicity level gets too high.

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

 

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

◾ What are harmful toxins
◾ Where are the toxins coming from
◾ How to reduce the harmful toxins from your everyday life
◾ How home grown fruits & veggies play an important role in reducing harmful toxins
◾ The causes of leaky gut

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

The Health Muse
It Feels Good to Feel Good
EWG: Environmental Working Group
The Dirty Dozen & The Clean 15

 

About this episode's guest, Cheryl Meyer

There were so many things wrong with me, from years of my own neglect that I have found solutions for.  I can be of great assistance leading you towards a healthier life.  I have personal experience to share, and am quite passionate to share it with you.  I also have the training from IIN (the Institute of Integrative Nutrition) to back my personal knowledge up with a broad educational perspective.

I want to inspire you to be your own health advocate and give you the tools to be able to do that.  We will design a program together that will resonate with you.   As your health muse, I will provide “excuse-proof’” accountability and on-going support so that you will be inspired to acquire and sustain the benefits of positive habits and shifts on a long-term basis.

I want to teach you how to clean up your food, your environment, and your life for a healthier you and for healthier family.  The statistics are astonishing; the increase in diabetes, autism, cancer, and disease in children as well as adults in our county, is overwhelming.  Cleaning up your life will give you and your family a better chance for long and a healthy life.  Understanding what is happening to our food system, and learning to work around it, is critical for a healthier family.

 

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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 Host

Mike Podlesny is the host of the award winning gardening program, The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts to bring you the best gardening tips possible. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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