Gardening

#198: Mike interviews Steve Asbell author of Plant By Numbers
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Mike kicks off 2015 with a great interview in this season’s first episode. Mike chats with Steve Asbell, the author of a wonderful book called Plant by Numbers. In this episode, Mike and Steve chat about all of the great plants you can grow indoors, how to mix and match plants to add color and creativity, and how growing plants indoors really does add fresh air to any home, office or small living space. That, and so much more, this week, on Vegetable Gardening! In this episode, here [...]
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#197: Mike interviews Dr. Allan Armitage
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In this week’s episode Mike chats with gardening expert, Dr. Allan Armitage. Dr. Allan Armitage is a well known award winning writer, speaker and gardening researcher throughout the world. Mike and Dr. A discuss ornamental horticulture and how the wide range of various plant species play an intricate role in making your landscape not only more aesthetically pleasing but purposeful. That, and so much more this week on Vegetable Gardening! In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: Pla [...]
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#196: Mike interviews Maria Zampini of HGTV and Upshoot Talking About Annuals, Vegetables, Trees, Shrubs and Woody Ornamentals
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In this week’s episode Mike chats with HGTV gardening expert, Maria Zampini. In 2012 Maria was named Director of Plant Development for the Agricola Management Group, the exclusive licensee of the HGTV HOME Plant collection. Her work includes sourcing genetics for the various plant collections, working with grower and retail partners as well as networking with garden writers.  Maria writes a monthly column in Garden Center Magazine and a regular column for Nursery Management. Her work [...]
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Mike appears on Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Fall Gardening Tips with host karen Lynn
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October 16, 2014:  Mike the Gardener from Average Person Gardening.com is a wealth of gardening knowledge and Karen Lynn and him jump right into an excellent conversation regarding all things gardening and Mike shares some fall gardening tips.  In addition to fall gardening Mike shares some nuts and bolts of gardening and even a light bulb idea for Karen Lynn! Mike is a regular guest poster at Lil’ Suburban Homestead and a podcaster himself who speaks on numerous topics on gardening as [...]
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#195: Mike interviews Jennifer Bartley of American Potager about Kitchen Gardens
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In this week’s episode, Mike interviews Jennifer Bartley author of the books The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook and Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook. Jennifer is a licensed landscape architect in Ohio and California and CLARB Certified. She holds an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from The Ohio State University. Jennifer has written for Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening and Birds and Bloom Magazine. She frequently lectures [...]
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#194: Mike interviews Dave LeDoux about Heirloom Varieties and Annie Haven about Soil Conditioning
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In this week’s episode, Mike has two guests on the show, Dave LeDoux of Back to My Garden and Annie Haven of Authentic Haven Brand. Mike picks the minds of two experts to get some great information about heirloom variety vegetables and how to condition your soil for optimum growth. In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: Back to My Garden Heirloom variety vegetables Soil conditioning Saving Seeds Brewing manure tea Shawna Coronado’s new book Vertical Gardens Items mentioned in th [...]
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#193: Mike interviews Al Hildreth about Bee Keeping
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In this week’s episode, Mike travels south to North Carolina and has an in depth conversation with expert bee keeper Al Hildreth of Shamrocks Buzzy Bee. Al was certified by NC State University in 2008 as a master beekeeper. He has served three years as Vice-President of the Johnston County Beekeeping Association and 4 years on the Clayton Farm and Community Market Board. Al has had as many as 35 beehives and today, with his wife Kathy, they own ShamrocksBuzzyBee.com, as well as a brick [...]
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#192: Mike interviews Marie Iannotti about Gardening
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In this week’s episode, Mike heads to the great state of New York and chats with gardening author and expert Marie Iannotti. Marie is going to fill us in on all kinds of great gardening information from her own experiences as a garden author, a co-op executive and of course from her own home gardening adventures. That, and so much more on this week’s Vegetable Gardening Podcast! In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: Gardening basics Co-ops Water gardens Attracting beneficial wildl [...]
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#191: Mike interviews Susan Appleget Hurst About Herb Gardening and AppleHurst
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In this week’s episode, Mike heads west to America’s heartland to the State of Iowa to have an in depth conversation with one of the gardening industry’s leading experts, Susan Appleget Hurst. Susan is going to get you excited about growing fresh, tasty herbs in your own home, and tempt your taste buds with some great recipes so you know how to use the herbs that you are growing. From there, Susan is going to tell you about how she took an early 20th century Iowa jail and, with the h [...]
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#190: Mike interviews Tamra Fakhoorian About the Benefits of Duckweed
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In this week’s episode, Mike heads west to the blue grass state of Kentucky and interviews Tamra Fakhoorian an industry leading expert in the field of duckweed. Tamra is going to tell us all about duckweed’s uses in food, fuel, water filtration and how many other countries are using duckweed as part of their sustainability. From there, Tamra is going to take you step by step so you can get started growing duckweed, which species to use, and how to use them to help improve the soil stru [...]
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#189: Mike interviews Steven Biggs Author of Grow Figs Where You Think You Can`t
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In this week’s episode, Mike interviews Steven Biggs. Steven Biggs is a journalist and author specializing in gardening, farming, and food production. As a life-long gardener, he has gardened wherever he’s lived, planting allotment gardens, container gardens, indoor gardens, and gardens in the overgrown backyards of rental houses. His earliest garden memory is stealing a carrot from his Baba’s prized vegetable garden. He encourages his three young children to steal as many carrots [...]
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Mike Appears on the Radio Show live with the Native Guy
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Have you wondered when is the best time to plant? What type of food can I grow in my region? Or, how do you take care of your garden? These are just some of the questions that we will pose to Mike the Gardener as we gain more insight and knowledge to grow that better vegetable garden. Possible some great organic tips to help ensure organic crops. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nativeguy/2014/07/30/gardening-tips-with-mike-the-gardner-live-with-the-native-guy [...]
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Mike appears on Menu for Great Health with Chef Tom Castrigno
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In this week’s podcast episode, Mike is interviewed by Chef Tom Castrigno on the Menu for Great Health showhttp://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2014/07/28/menu-for-great-health-how-to-grow-your-own-vegetables/ Host: Chef Tom Castrigno Menu for Great Health serves us the questions and answers surrounding the issues that are tied to the foods and health products we choose and their effect on personal health. You will hear take away guidance on day to day shopping and cooking easy meals [...]
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#188: Mike interviews Joe Lamp`l of Growing a Greener World
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In this week’s episode, Mike interviews Joe Lamp`l of the award winning TV show Growing a Greener World. Joe joins this week`s podcast to give us a little background and history on his own gardening adventures. He`ll then “dive” in and give you some great tips on making all of the compost your garden will need to thrive and produce great tasting vegetables, fruits and herbs. You`ll also get to hear all about the fun behind the scenes antics that go on with Growing a Greener World, [...]
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#187: Mike interviews Laurie Neverman from Common Sense Homesteading
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In this week’s episode, Mike interviews Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Homesteading. Laurie will give us the low down on what it takes to be a modern day homesteader. She will give us some insight into her daily routine, steps she takes to be more energy efficient and how her garden plays a significant role. She will gives us an in depth look into root cellars as well as a look into the root cellar she has. Laurie will also tell us all about the many other food preservation techniqu [...]
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#186: Mike interviews Dave LeDoux of BackToMyGarden.com talking about Heirloom Vegetables
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In this week’s episode, Mike interviews Dave LeDoux of BackToMyGarden.com about growing heirloom vegetables. Dave has been growing heirloom vegetables enthuiastically for 3 years with his wife in their home just south of Toronto. He has taken a simple hobby of having a garden, to passionately learning and doing more to push growing heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs. In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: Heirloom varieties Using Grow Lights Growing in zones 4 to 5 OSU Blue T [...]
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Keeping Slugs & Snails Off Your Veggies – Compassionately | Wake Up World
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Gardening in the UK, it is difficult to stop slugs and snails from wiping out my entire crop of vegetables. Whilst I love all animals, it hardly seems fair that... [...]
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#185: Mike talks with Dee Nash Author of the Book The 20 to 30 Something Garden Guide
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In this week’s episode, Mike chats with Dee Nash, author of the book The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff. In this episode Dee fills us in on all kinds of great information on what it takes to be a successful home vegetable gardener in the wild weather she faces in Oklahoma. Dee will tell you about how she keeps deer out of her garden, how to set up a drip irrigation system, and so much more. Dee will give you helpfu [...]
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#184: Mike talks with Chris McLaughlin Author of the Book Vertical Vegetable Gardening and A Garden to Dye For
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In this week’s episode, Mike talks with Chris McLaughlin author of the book Vertical Vegetable Gardening and A Garden to Dye For. In the first segment Mike & Chris talk about how you can save money, time and space using vertical gardening techniques. In the second segment Chris gives an in depth discussion on growing plants in your own yard that you can use as natural dyes for your spinning projects, Easter eggs and much more. In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: Growing ve [...]
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#183: Mike talks with Fresh Eggs Daily author, Lisa Steele, About Proper Chicken Keeping
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In this week’s episode, Mike talks with chicken expert and author of the book Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy Healthy Chickens Naturally, Lisa Steele, about how you can use the herbs you grow in your home garden to raise healthy and happy chickens Lisa will explain how you can get started with raising your own chickens, how to get chickens, the coop you should be using, and how to incorporate your herbs in the feed, bedding and so much more. In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: [...]
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#182: Mike talks Hydrating Vegetable Seeds with Annie Haven of Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew
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#182: Mike talks Hydrating Vegetable Seeds with Annie Haven of Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew In this week’s episode, Mike talks with Authentic Haven Brand owner, Annie Haven, about the benefits of using manure tea on the fruits, veggies and herbs you grow in your home vegetable garden. Annie will explain how you properly use manure tea in your home vegetable garden, touch on valuable points if you have well water or city water, and talk about [...]
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Episode 001 – The Living For Longer Show
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Welcome to Episode 001 of the Living For Longer Show, with your host Christopher C. Evans - a one-stop resource for health, current affairs and preparedness information. This show was recorded on 30th March 2014, covering an overview of what to expect from the show in the future, but it was not published until May 2014.  The good news is that a regular show schedule is all planned out, so be sure to tune in for the next episode soon. If you enjoy the show, please don't forget to rate the show [...]
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Mike is interviewed by Niki Jabbour on the Weekend Gardener
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Mike takes a break from gardening and podcasting to be the one getting interviewed.  On Sunday May 11th, Mike spoke with Niki Jabbour the host of the Weekend Gardening (News 95.7 FM) which airs on Sundays in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Listen in as they talk tomatoes, seeds, gardening and more. [...]
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#181: Mike interviews Niki Jabbour Author of Groundbreaking Food Gardens
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In this week’s episode, Mike interviews Niki Jabbour. Niki is the author of the new book Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden as well as the host of the radio The Weekend Gardener, which airs every Sunday on News 95.7 FM out of Nova Scoita. Niki is a prolific garden writer whose work appears in newspapers and magazines across North America, including Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Heirloom Gardener, Gardens East, Garden Making and Canadian Gar [...]
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#180: Mike interviews LaManda Joy the founder of the Peterson Garden Project
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In this week’s episode, Mike chats with Lamanda Joy the founder of the Peterson Garden Project. Located in Chicago, IL, the Peterson Garden Project is a not-for-profit organization looking to inspire everyone they meet to grow their own food and community. However, as you will find out in this episode, Lamanda took her own love of gardening and her life experiences, and used those skills to create a robust, community-focused gardening project that is so much more than growing veggies. Fo [...]
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#179: Mike interviews Helen Yoest the author of Plants with Benefits
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In this week’s episode, Mike chats with Helen Yoest, the author of the book, Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden. Helen Yoest is an award winning freelance garden writer, scout and stylist for some of the nation’s leading shelter magazines. Her work regularly appears in Country Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, Carolina Gardener, and many others. For show notes visit: htt [...]
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#178: Mike interviews P. Allen Smith Giving us His Best Garden Tips and Talks Heritage Chickens
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In this week’s episode, Mike talks with P. Allen Smith. Listen in as P. Allen Smith gives us some great tips if you grow veggies in a container as well as an in depth discussion on using manure in the garden as a source of nitrogen for your plants. From there, P. Allen Smith teaches us what heritage poultry keeping is, the breeds being preserved and the great people that are working hard to keep those century old poultry breeds going. For the show notes, visit: http://averagepersongarde [...]
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#177: Mike talks Fertilizers, Soil Amendments and School Gardens with Cingy Rajhel
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In this week’s episode, Mike talks fertilizers, soil amendments and school gardens with Cindy Rajhel, author of the book 50 HOMEMADE FERTILIZERS AND SOIL AMENDMENTS: The Ultimate Collection of EASY, ORGANIC Recipes for Edible Gardens using FREE and Recycled Materials. Cindy joined the army at age 26, tackled officer candidate school, made 5 jumps through the army’s airborne school and served on active duty in Panama, before returning home and joining corporate America. Cindy is the fou [...]
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