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Learn to care for plants successfully and cultivate more joy in your life. Ever killed a houseplant before? Host Maria Failla can relate. That’s why she interviews planty experts to get answers to the plant care questions we all have, but might be nervous to ask: like what the heck IS bright indirect light? What is soil and potting mix made up of? Or What IS the best way to water my plants? Tune in to stop killing your plants, learn how to get them to thrive and most importantly, how plants ...
 
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In our final episode, Craig talks in-depth about the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomato varieties, and why you might want to grow one type over the other. Connect with Craig LeHoullier Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies me…
 
To prune tomato suckers or not to prune...that is the question. Today Craig demystifies the confusing world of pruning tomatoes. Connect with Craig LeHoullier Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised b…
 
Tomatoes can be tough...but if you know how to prevent and control the few BIG issues you'll run into when growing these juicy veggies, your success rate will skyrocket. Today Craig outlines the major tomato growing problems and how to avoid them. Connect with Craig LeHoullier Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Buy Birdies Ga…
 
If you've never grown in your front-yard before, listen to today's show. Both Craig and I are front-yard gardeners and the benefits are immense. Craig's house is even subject to HOA rules and he's been able to grow without any issues. Connect with Craig LeHoullier Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use…
 
Today we're talking about an awesome dwarf tomato breeding program that Craig started and has grown to 500 volunteers around the country and world! Connect with Craig LeHoullier Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the …
 
We're back again with Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes and all-around tomato pro! He's grown over 3,500 varieties of tomatoes over the years, so I figured I'd ask him what his favorites were! Connect with Craig LeHoullier Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your …
 
In today's episode, we're welcoming Craig LeHoullier, the NC Tomatoman! He's a long-time tomato grower, having been the first to grow and name the Cherokee purple tomato in 1990! Today we'll talk about the difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes. Enjoy! Connect with Craig LeHoullier Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book …
 
This isn't a story about gardening, plant friends. This is an episode on plant friendship. Melody is a local gardener who lives 15 minutes from me and has one of the most unbelievable gardens I’ve ever seen! Her backyard is a whimsical garden oasis, with a gazebo, greenhouse, and a different flower or bloom everywhere you look. In this episode, I s…
 
Meg Cowden finishes out the week with some of her favorite varieties of fall crops...add some to your list this season! Connect With Meg Cowden: Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned. Seed to Fork Bl…
 
In a fall garden, succession planting is the best way to really maximize that tail end of the true growing season. Meg Cowden shares her techniques in today’s show. Connect With Meg Cowden: Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming…
 
Popping in crops in the nooks and crannies of your fall garden is a fantastic way to squeeze out more yield. Meg Cowden shares her favorite recommendations. Connect With Meg Cowden: Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soo…
 
Instead of starting indoors and transplanting everything, why not start your fall garden directly in the soil? Connect With Meg Cowden: Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned. Seed to Fork Blog Meg’s …
 
For a fall garden, there are some classic crops you need to consider, which Meg Cowden shares with you in today’s show. Connect With Meg Cowden: Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned. Seed to Fork Bl…
 
The longer the days to maturity, the earlier you need to start thinking about starting those seeds. Meg Cowden from Seed to Fork comes on the show to share her favorite recommendations. Connect With Meg Cowden: Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. Sh…
 
It might not seem like fall is on the way, but it is - and getting a head start on your fall garden is extremely important if you want a rocking fall harvest. Connect With Meg Cowden: Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out s…
 
When I look at a large gorgeous palm, outside or indoors, I immediately get tropical vibes from their huge leaves, the way they sway in the wind, and the way the leaves cascade over their delicate stems. They just have a certain something that creates an instant jungle vibe. However, palms are also notoriously tricky plants to successfully care for…
 
Amy’s story shows you can grow in just about any situation, any climate, as long as you adapt to make it work. Connect With Amy Bauer: Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her knowledge along th…
 
With a new climate comes a whole host of new pest issues. Listen to today’s hilarious show about Amy’s mortal fear of ticks. Connect With Amy Bauer: Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her know…
 
In Santa Monica, Amy was growing in raised beds on concrete. In Massachusetts, she’s growing in a huge in-ground bed. Hear what she thinks about the difference between the two in today’s show. Connect With Amy Bauer: Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to…
 
Whether you’re a parent or not, it’s tough to balance all of the tasks of the garden with the tasks of life and work. Amy shares some of the strategies that work for her to get a lot done. Connect With Amy Bauer: Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the…
 
If you’ve come across a new piece of land, chances are high that it’s not in perfect shape to garden. This was the case with Amy’s garden in her new home, so she shares what she did to get it into shape. Connect With Amy Bauer: Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s mo…
 
If you move...how do you make sure you have success in your new climate? Amy shares her step by step process to giving herself and her garden a good shot at epic harvests in her first season. Connect With Amy Bauer: Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to …
 
My friend Amy Bauer recently moved from Southern California back to the east coast, where she’s in a 6a growing zone. We talk about the adjustments she’s made and her garden overview. Connect With Amy Bauer: Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East…
 
Keeping your roses well watered is key to having strong, healthy plants that produce show-worthy flowers. Learn how to in today’s show. Connect With Beth Van Boxtel: Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society…
 
Rose growing can get pretty intense, and Beth van Boxtel shares how with some of these advanced rose growing tips. Connect With Beth Van Boxtel: Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society. She’s a rising star…
 
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