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This week’s guest is Kevin Espiritu, author of the new book – Field Guide to Urban Gardening. Kevin is a self-taught garden guy. Like many of you, he’s figuring things out as he goes along and letting his curiosity be his guide. Kevin doesn’t have a background in horticulture. His introduction to the garden world […]

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When you hear the term “meadow” what do you envision? For most people, the picture in their mind’s eye is a sweeping field of grasses and multi-colored blooms. The thing is, a meadow doesn’t require much space, and it could become a favorite spot in any urban garden setting. Meadows aren’t difficult to create, and […]

The post 103-How to Create a Backyard Meadow: Simple Steps for Success No Matter the Space appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

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Save the bees! That’s a statement becoming more commonly heard these days. The decline in honeybee populations has been a hot topic in recent years, but there is another story to be told. Our greatest ally in the home garden and food production across the U.S. isn’t the honeybee at all – it’s actually the […]

The post 102-The Pollinating Power of Solitary Bees, and How to Attract These Gentle Insects To Your Backyard Garden appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

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Do you love books? I have a fairly large library, and you probably won’t be surprised to learn that it’s comprised of mostly garden-related volumes. One of my favorites has long been A Way to Garden, written 21 years ago by Margaret Roach. So, I’m pretty excited that Margaret has just released a fresh publication […]

The post 101-A Way to Garden: Observations and Lessons, with Margaret Roach appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

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This week, I continue my conversation with Jack Algiere and we shift our focus to cover crops. If you missed last week’s episode on crop rotation, be sure to check that out too. Jack is the Farm Director of Stone Barns Center, a highly-regarded expert on sustainable farming, and a wealth of information on all […]

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If you live in or ever travel to the New York City area, one place worth visiting is Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. This 350-acre farm is just 30 minutes from the heart of the city, which is hard to believe when you tour its spectacular setting and innovative farming practices. In all […]

The post 099-Understanding Crop Rotation: The Basics and Beyond, with Jack Algiere appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

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The Final version of this post will be updated by 7:30 am ET on 4/4/19. The audio file is ready now and images will be added with the update. Thank you. American Persimmon Todays’ lineup of uncommon fruit for every garden starts with American persimmon – one of the most carefree fruit trees is also […]

The post 098-Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden with Lee Reich appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

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As winter slowly yields to spring, the call to get our hands into the soil becomes irresistible. These spring tips for vegetable garden success are a valuable guide to the essential steps everyone can and should take for a bountiful and productive garden. Pick the best location You may have heard the phrase, pick the […]

The post 097-Spring Tips for Vegetable Garden Success appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

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Do you grow fruit? Berries and fruit trees are often under-appreciated in the world of gardening, but it’s my topic this week with guest, Dr. Lee Reich. An expert on many thing gardening – such as composting and the no-till approach – Lee’s greatest passion is growing fruit. Lee has written several books on gardening, […]

The post 096-Tips for Fruit Growing Success: Selection, Maintenance & Advice, with Dr. Lee Reich appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

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For this week’s podcast, I’m catching up with a good friend and frequent guest, Craig LeHoullier. Craig is responsible for the revival and development of many favorite heirloom tomato varieties, and he is a pioneer in a dense-planting technique for seed starting. Craig is always experimenting. One of his recent projects involves testing germination rates […]

The post 095-Tomato Seed Starting Update: Innovations and Inspiration, with Craig LeHoullier appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

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