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Join Dave Ledoux on the Back To My Garden podcast as he interviews passionate gardeners from around the world. Discover new gardening techniques, expert secrets, time-saving tips and exciting trends so you can take your garden to new heights! Whether you’re a flower fanatic, an heirloom vegetable aficionado, a herb garden enthusiast or even an aquaponics farmer, the BTMG podcast has something for you. Guests ranging from Master Gardeners to enthusiastic amateurs share organic gardening strategies, soil nutrition, composting wisdom, natural pest control, raised garden beds, container patio gardening, vertical gardens and even fish-powered vegetable gardens. No gardening topic is off-limits. Discover your passion for gardening!

Back To My Garden - Discover Your Passion For Gardening Dave Ledoux: Gardening Heirloom Vegetables & Garden Podcaster

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    • 4.6, 13 Ratings

Join Dave Ledoux on the Back To My Garden podcast as he interviews passionate gardeners from around the world. Discover new gardening techniques, expert secrets, time-saving tips and exciting trends so you can take your garden to new heights! Whether you’re a flower fanatic, an heirloom vegetable aficionado, a herb garden enthusiast or even an aquaponics farmer, the BTMG podcast has something for you. Guests ranging from Master Gardeners to enthusiastic amateurs share organic gardening strategies, soil nutrition, composting wisdom, natural pest control, raised garden beds, container patio gardening, vertical gardens and even fish-powered vegetable gardens. No gardening topic is off-limits. Discover your passion for gardening!

    Gardening in the UK with Jane Perrone

    Gardening in the UK with Jane Perrone

     

    Jane Perrone loves being outside, experiencing first hand the infinite intricacies and fascinations.  She loves growing her own delicious, fresh food.  She blogs about gardening at www.Perone.blogs.com  Jane is a journalist and gardening editor at The Guardian, one of the biggest newspapers in England.

     



    In This Episode You’ll Discover …



    * Water conservation in the UK

    * Mint:  rat repellent, tea and 99 other powerful uses

    * Technology and the future of gardening – robots, automation and sensors



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    * Discover weedless gardening – Straw Bale Gardens by Joel Karsten

    * Need an aquaponics equipment list?  Fish-powered gardening is powerful!



     



     

    Resources & Books

    The Well-Tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd

    Plants for a Future  —  PFAF.org

    Royal Horticultural Society

    Tropical Britain

     

     

    Watch the Podcast Interview Here:



     



     

     

    Transcript:

     

    Dave:  Well good morning, good afternoon, or good evening depending on where you are in the world when you listen to this.  I’m Dave Ledoux, and welcome to another episode of Back To My Garden.  Today we get to go across the pond over to England and we’re talking with Jane.  Jane loves being outside, experiencing first-hand the infinite intricacies and fascinations with nature.  She loves growing her own delicious, fresh food.  She blogs about gardening at Perrone.blogs.com and we’re going to talk about that.  And she’s also a journalist, and a gardening editor at The Guardian, one of the biggest newspapers in England.  Joining us from London, England, please welcome to the show Jane Perrone.  Hi Jane!

    Jane: Hi!

    Dave:  How was my introduction?  Did I get it mostly right?

    Jane:  You got it completely spot on.

    Dave:  Fantastic!  I want to hear your stories, and the listeners want to get to know you better.  Take a minute or two and share with us a little bit about your background, and how did you fall in love with gardening.

    Jane:  Okay, as you said I’m the gardening editor at The Guardian newspaper, and I always say to people who say “how did you get your job or how did you get into gardening?”  I always say I used to be a “real” journalist, which is a bit of a joke really.  My professional training is in journalism, so I did an English literature degree which was fun, but not very much practical use for journalism.  Then I went to the States and I studied a masters of mass communication at Louisiana State University, then I came back to the UK and I did a year doing research into the internet and journalism.  And then I did a journalism course to do local newspaper in the UK, and then I finally got my job at The Guardian, so I’ve come from a very traditional journalism background.  The flip side of that is that I’ve always been fascinated by plants, and from a very young age been growing stuff.  Started off really with houseplants,

    • 33 min
    Garden Landscaping Ideas with Kirsten Lints

    Garden Landscaping Ideas with Kirsten Lints

    Kirsten Lints loves growing veggies, starting seeds, and cooking with fresh, delicious ingredients from her garden.  She is a talented designer and loves the connection between her satisfied clients and their new landscapes.  Kirsten is a certified Professional Horticulturist and a Master Gardener.  www.GardensAliveDesign.com

     

     

    In This Episode You’ll Discover …



    * Starting seeds indoors in January

    * easy landscaping design ideas for flower and vegetable gardens

    * Is watering your garden an optional choice?

    * Large leaf basil – indispensable in the garden



     

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    * How healthy are you really?  Take the test at  http://NutritionWeCanTrust.com

    * Ditch the wheelbarrow and check out the Gorilla Gor866d Garden Cart

    * Learn how to grow a strawbale garden to eliminate weeds and a sore back



     

    Resources & Books

    Gardens Alive Design

    Year Round Gardener by Niki Jabbour

    The Year in Bloom: Gardening for All Seasons in the Pacific Northwest by Ann Lovejoy

    Gardening Month by Month

     

     

    Watch the Podcast Interview Here:



     

     



     

     

    Transcript:

    Coming Soon!

     

     



     

     

     

    Listen to Kirsten Lints sharing her best garden landscaping ideas:

     

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    A Garden of Marvels with Ruth Kassinger

    A Garden of Marvels with Ruth Kassinger

    Ruth Kassinger loves the way her conservatory garden lifts her spirits during the cold winter months.  She is a celebrated author of ten books for both kids and grownups on science, history and gardening.  Ruth’s brand new book is called A Garden of Marvels and explores the untold history of the first botanists and extraordinary plants.  www.GardenofMarvels.com

     

     

    In This Episode You’ll Discover …



    * The therapeutic value of growing and caring for plants

    * Paradise under glass — test your gardening abilities

    * The pleasure of citrus trees in your home

    * Knockout roses

    * Why pruning works — or doesn’t



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    * How healthy are you really?  Take the test at  http://NutritionWeCanTrust.com

    * Learn how to save a pot bound tree 

    * Did you know there are many gardening celebrities that love to dig in the soil?



     

     



     

     

    Resources & Books

    TropicalBritain.com

    DavesGarden.com

    Logees.com

    Once Upon a Windowsill by Tovah Martin

     

     

    Watch the Podcast Interview Here:





     

     



     

     

    Transcript:

    Coming Soon!

     

     

     

    Listen to Ruth Kassinger share her best gardening tips here:

    • 30 min
    Simple Landscaping Ideas for Artistic Garden Design with Todd Haiman

    Simple Landscaping Ideas for Artistic Garden Design with Todd Haiman

     



    Todd Haiman believes that a garden should make you feel you’ve entered into privileged space. A place not just set apart, but reverberant. He is a landscape and garden designer, as well as a former instructor of landscape design at Columbia University. He blogs at www.ToddHaimanLandscapeDesign.com

     

     



    In This Episode You’ll Discover …



    * The culture and respect of gardens in England

    * Yards versus Gardens in America

    * garden landscaping ideas for problem spaces and small patios

    * What to start with when designing your garden



     

    Sponsors:



    * How healthy are you really? Take the test at http://NutritionWeCanTrust.com

    * Don’t Panic, it’s Organic! Are you a serious student of organic gardening? CLICK HERE for one of my favorite resources loaded with tips for building your own organic garden.



     

     



     

     

    Resources and Books:

    Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallman

    Heaven is a Garden by Jan Johnsen

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Royal Horticultural Society

     

     

    Watch the Podcast Interview Here:



     

     



     

     

    Transcript:

    Dave:  Well good morning, good afternoon or good evening, depending on where you are in the world when you listen to this.  I’m Dave Ledoux, and welcome to another episode of Back to My Garden.  We have a very unique guest today, folks.  Todd believes that a garden should make you feel like you’ve entered into privileged space.  a place not just set apart, but reverberant.  He’s a landscape and garden designer as well as a former instructor of landscape design at Columbia University, and he has a brilliant garden blog at www.toddhaimanlandscapedesign.com   We have a ton to discuss.  Please welcome, from I believe it’s Lower Manhattan in New York City, Mr. Todd Haiman.

    Todd:  Thank you so much for having me.  I’m flattered, it’s an honour.  I listen to your posts quite often, so thank you again.

    Dave: I’m excited that you’re here Todd, and I want to get to know you better, and our listeners want to hear your stories.  So sit back and relax and take a couple of minutes, and share with us a little bit about your background, and how did you get into gardening?

    Todd:  Well, I grew up in Brooklyn, New York.  I didn’t spend any time gardening as a child, although my mother probably had 500 houseplants, my mother can make anything grow.  But as an adult I was a photographer, that was my first career, and I loved that career.  And at a certain point I decided it was time to take on new challenges and it began from creating a roof garden on a building which I co-owned with some other people.  It started with basically not having any irrigation whatsoever, putting a planter up on top of the building, and growing tomatoes and basil and walking up stairs with 5 gallons of water every day.  And eventually it came to building this roof garden out even more in detail, putting up plants, realizing I don’t know that much of what I’m doing so I started to take classes, and one thing led to another and I studied at the New York Botani...

    • 35 min
    Organic Heirloom Seeds from California with Brijette Romstedt

    Organic Heirloom Seeds from California with Brijette Romstedt

     

    Brijette Romstedt is the owner of San Diego Seed Company, the only urban producer of organic, heirloom seeds in all of California.  Her seeds are hand-harvested, and hand-packaged in San Diego, and sold online and through many local nurseries.  Brijette works with numerous charities and educational forums to teach the importance and value of seed saving.    SanDiegoSeedCompany.com

     



    In This Episode You’ll Discover …



    * California Heirloom Seeds

    * Growing practical food to help local communities

    * “cool season” gardening in San Diego

    * Converting lawns to native plants or edible gardens

    * Can you use molasses as a fertilizer? Oh No!



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    * How healthy are you really? Take the test at http://NutritionWeCanTrust.com

    * Don’t Panic, it’s Organic! Are you a serious student of organic gardening? CLICK HERE for one of my favorite resources loaded with tips for building your own organic garden.



     

     



     

    Resources & Books:

    Food, Inc.

    Slow Food

    Seed Savers Exchange

    Gardening When it Counts by Steve Soloman

     

    Watch the Podcast Interview Here:



     

     



     

     

    Transcript:

    Coming Soon!

     

     

    Listen to Brijette tell us about organic heirloom seeds Here:

    • 31 min
    Beyond The Wild Garden with David Corscadden

    Beyond The Wild Garden with David Corscadden

    David Corscadden is passionate about the outdoors, connecting with nature and the environment.  He loves how gardening can form a bridge to bring people together.  He is a brilliant blogger where he writes about plants, nature, gardening and food.  In 2013 his blog www.BeyondTheWildGarden.wordpress.com was named to the Garden Blog Hall of Fame and in 2014 it was named Best Great Outdoors Blog.

     

     

    In This Episode You’ll Discover …



    * The “grow-your-own” popularity

    * Disaster in the garden – the water feature experiment

    * Lavender & sunflowers

    * The youth movement in horticulture



    Sponsors:



    * How healthy are you really? Take the test at http://NutritionWeCanTrust.com

    * Don’t Panic, it’s Organic! Are you a serious student of organic gardening? CLICK HERE for one of my favorite resources loaded with tips for building your own organic garden.



     

     



     

    Resources & Books:

    Royal Horticultural Society

    Gardenista.com

    Grow Your Own: Veg by Carol Klein

     

     

    Watch the Podcast Interview Here:



     



     

     

    Transcript:

    Coming Soon!

     

    Listen to David tell us about gardening with nature below:

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Pete-Regina ,

Best Podcast on my iPod

Subscribed on Sunday, I’ve been listening non-stop while working. The episodes are entertaining, chocked full of great information and references (almost too much!), and the podcast is *human*—you can relate to the gardeners in a real way. It’s encouraging, educational, fun, and motivational. Mulch for the soul of every gardener! Thanks Dave! Really appreciate all the hard work you put into this!

Canadiankodi ,

Awesome information!

I am loving this podcast! I can't wait for spring and to grow some new things this year. The info in the podcast is great and easy to follow and great inspiration for the next season!

Caperjackie ,

great variety

great guests, lots of variety about different gardening styles-love it- and it is from Canada!!

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