Top Ten Tips to Repurpose Plastic Pots

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More often than not, those new plants we pick up at nurseries or home improvement centers are in a plastic pot. As responsible gardeners, we all hate to simply throw those pots away and add them to the landfill. Most of those pots are made of recyclable plastic, but if you’ve watched a related episode […]

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045-Succession Planting: Practical Tips For Growing More Food

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In this podcast, I explore succession planting techniques with my guest, Meg Cowden. Meg and her husband are well-versed in the art of succession planting. Living in southern Minnesota, on the outskirts of Minneapolis, they garden in USDA Hardiness Zone 4B. While many gardeners in a Zone 4 environment see their season as Memorial Day through […]

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039-How-to Start Seeds Indoors: Digging Deeper, Pt. 3

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Welcome to Part Three of Starting Seeds Indoors: The Non-Negotiables for Success series. Hopefully, you have already enjoyed Part One and Part Two , during which we spoke with Craig LeHoullier to learn the seed-starting techniques he has developed during the past 20-plus years. Parts One and Two provided lots of basic (and in-depth) information on seed […]

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038-How to Start Seeds Indoors: The Non-Negotiables for Success, Pt. 2

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In this podcast, we continue our seed starting discussion with guest Craig LeHoullier. In Part One of the Starting Seeds Indoors: The Non-Negotiables for Success series, we brought the seeds from initial planting through germination. We also touched on the hardening off process as well as methods for providing moisture and light.At this point in […]

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037-Starting Seeds Indoors: The Non-Negotiables for Success, Pt. 1

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Have you considered starting plants from seed like tomatoes, eggplants, lettuce, and herbs but worried that it was too hard and that you would kill them before they even get started?  According to Craig LeHoullier, a frequent podcast guest, and joe gardener® blog team contributor, you’re not alone.     As a longtime gardener, tomato […]

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Five Key Steps for Planting Trees & Shrubs Like the Pros

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Even in ideal conditions, I believe there are five key steps for planting trees and shrubs. Follow them, and you can virtually ensure that whatever you are putting in the ground will have the best chance for long-term success. While you can plant trees and shrubs any time of year, fall is the ideal season. […]

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What to Plant in a Fall Vegetable Garden

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Knowing what to plant in a fall vegetable garden will open your eyes to a whole new world and extend your edible gardening season for many weeks or longer. Some varieties even get better after exposure to a few frosty nights.     I’ve had great success buying and planting cool-season vegetable seedlings in early […]

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014-Top Tips for Saving Money in the Garden

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Several years ago, I was challenged to offer my top tips for saving money in the garden. At the time, the economy was down and a lot of people started growing their own food to try and save on their grocery bill. Unfortunately, a lot of that was often spent gearing up, negating any savings […]

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011-Plant Propagation Basics – With Brie Arthur

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  Understanding plant propagation basics will equip any backyard gardener or a weekend warrior with the skills they need to confidently take on the exciting and rewarding activity of making more plants for free.     The following information has been provided by our podcast guest for this episode, Brie Arthur. Brie’s extensive experience as […]

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