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Welcome to the Beginner's Garden Podcast! This is the podcast with easy-to-understand resources, tips, and information to help beginning gardeners get the most out of their gardening adventure -- big or small. When I began gardening in 2013, I scoured books and Internet resources to find all the information I could. Although good information was abundant, I had trouble understanding all the gardening lingo and sifting through the information to figure out what would work for me. In this podcast, my aim is to provide helpful information while explaining the gardening lingo as we go. I want to equip YOU to have the best start ever this gardening season!

The Beginner's Garden with Jill McSheehy Jill McSheehy

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    • 4.4 • 27 Ratings

Welcome to the Beginner's Garden Podcast! This is the podcast with easy-to-understand resources, tips, and information to help beginning gardeners get the most out of their gardening adventure -- big or small. When I began gardening in 2013, I scoured books and Internet resources to find all the information I could. Although good information was abundant, I had trouble understanding all the gardening lingo and sifting through the information to figure out what would work for me. In this podcast, my aim is to provide helpful information while explaining the gardening lingo as we go. I want to equip YOU to have the best start ever this gardening season!

    Why You Don't Plant by Your Garden Zone

    Why You Don't Plant by Your Garden Zone

    What are garden zones? I'll share what exactly they are and how you can use them in planting on today's episode.
    Show Notes:
    (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.)
    Free Live Masterclass - February 7-9, 2023
    The Productive Garden - (How to triple your harvest in half the time with the space you already have)
    https://journeywithjill.net/masterclass
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
    https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/
    Canadian Plant Hardiness Map
    http://planthardiness.gc.ca/
     
    Want to see more?
    Patreon Channel
    https://journeywithjill.net/patreon
    My Products:
    2023 Complete Garden Planner
    https://journeywithjill.net/shop/
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3TZeJux
    Products I recommend:
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/thebeginnersgarden
    Connect with Jill:
    Sign up for Friday Emails: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
    Beginner's Garden Shortcut FB Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
    Link to Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     

    • 16 min
    Why Gardens Fail

    Why Gardens Fail

    This episode we are talking about why gardens fail and how you can prepare for these bumps in the road and overcome them.
    Show Notes:
    (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.)
    Free Live Masterclass - The Productive Garden {Triple your harvest in half the time with the space you already have}
    February 7-9, 2023
    https://journeywithjill.net/masterclass
    https://journeywithjill.net/dreamtogarden
    184: 9 Organic Mulch Options for the Vegetable Garden
    https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2021/05/04/9-organic-mulch-options-for-the-vegetable-garden/
    SoilKit provides everything you need to do a soil sample and receive reports from a lab that you can understand and includes recommendations to keep your garden healthy. All you need to do is: Collect, Mail in, Get results
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFauqxX2mEU&t=63s
    Raised Bed Soil Guide
    https://journeywithjill.net/raised-bed-soil
    Wood Prairie Family Farms
    A small family farm on the edge of Maine’s North Woods is located just six miles from the Canadian border.
    For over 45 years they have dedicated themselves to time-honored organic regenerative farming practices and building up the fertile soil of Wood Prairie Family Farm.
    Certified Organic by MOFGA (USDA-Accredited) since 1982. Their organic crops are sold to customers like you through their website and their FREE mail order catalog.
    Check them out and use my code JILL5 for 5% off.
    Want to see more?
    Patreon Channel
    https://journeywithjill.net/patreon
    My Products:
    2023 Complete Garden Planner
    https://journeywithjill.net/shop/
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3TZeJux
    Products I recommend:
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/thebeginnersgarden
    Connect with Jill:
    Sign up for Friday Emails: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
    Beginner's Garden Shortcut FB Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
    Link to Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     

    • 38 min
    Getting Plant Timing Right

    Getting Plant Timing Right

    Have the itch to start planting?  Today I am sharing my thoughts about plant timing and planning your garden for success.
    Show Notes:
    (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.)
    Free Masterclass - The Productive Garden{Triple your harvest in half the time with the space you already have}
    February 7-9, 2023
    https://www.journeywithjill.net/masterclass
    Soil Thermometer
    https://amzn.to/3kAYBCT
    Want to see more?
    Patreon Channel
    https://journeywithjill.net/patreon
    My Products:
    2023 Complete Garden Planner
    https://journeywithjill.net/shop/
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3TZeJux
    Products I recommend:
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/thebeginnersgarden
    Connect with Jill:
    Sign up for Friday Emails: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
    Beginner's Garden Shortcut FB Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
    Link to Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     

    • 30 min
    How Many to Plant

    How Many to Plant

    How do I know how many to plant?  Today I'm giving some guidance on how to answer this question and the variables that might come up.
    Show Notes:
    (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.)
    Tomato Harvest to Jar Estimator
    https://journeywithjill.net/tomato-harvest-to-jar
    Greenstalk Vertical Planter
    JILL10 to get $10 off a purchase of $75 or more
    Companion Planting Mini Course
    Free through January 26, 2023
    https://www.journeywithjill.net/companion
    Use Code FREE23
    Organic REV
    The first thing to understand about REV is that it is not an ordinary humic acid product that is chemically-extracted from leonardite, lignite, or other coals.
    Rather, it is a 100% naturally-occurring carbon, humic acid & fulvic acid source - along with exceptionally high levels of naturally-occurring microbial biomass
    that can increase nitrogen efficiency by up to 25%. REV replaces depleted soil carbon & bacterial biomass - and absorbs nutrients to make them more readily
    available to plants via their root systems.
    Promo Code for 10% off JILL10
    Wood Prairie Family Farms
    A small family farm on the edge of Maine’s North Woods is located just six miles from the Canadian border.
    For over 45 years they have dedicated themselves to time-honored organic regenerative farming practices and building up the fertile soil of Wood Prairie Family Farm.
    Certified Organic by MOFGA (USDA-Accredited) since 1982. Their organic crops are sold to customers like you through their website and their FREE mail order catalog.
    Check them out and use my code JILL5 for 5% off.
    Want to see more?
    Patreon Channel
    https://journeywithjill.net/patreon
    My Products:
    2023 Complete Garden Planner
    https://journeywithjill.net/shop/
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3TZeJux
    Products I recommend:
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/thebeginnersgarden
    Connect with Jill:
    Sign up for Friday Emails: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
    Beginner's Garden Shortcut FB Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
    Link to Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     

    • 44 min
    From Garden Frustrations to Prolific Production -- the evolution of a beginning gardener with Becky Allen

    From Garden Frustrations to Prolific Production -- the evolution of a beginning gardener with Becky Allen

    Join me today as I talk with a student of my Dream to Garden course. She will share what she has learned and what she looks forward to learning.
    Show Notes:
    (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.)
    Connect with Becky
    https://www.instagram.com/sunkissedbecky/
    http://connectthedotsginger.com/
    Want to see more?
    Patreon Channel
    https://journeywithjill.net/patreon
    My Products:
    2023 Complete Garden Planner
    https://journeywithjill.net/shop/
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3TZeJux
    Products I recommend:
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/thebeginnersgarden
    Connect with Jill:
    Sign up for Friday Emails: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
    Beginner's Garden Shortcut FB Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
    Link to Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     
     

    • 57 min
    Raised Beds vs Containers

    Raised Beds vs Containers

    Raised Beds vs Container? On today's episode we will talk about the differences in growing in these two methods.
    Show Notes:
    (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.)
    Companion Planting Mini Course
    https://www.journeywithjill.net/companion
    Free minicourse until Jan 26, 2023
    Use Code FREE23
    Wood Prairie Family Farms
    A small family farm on the edge of Maine’s North Woods is located just six miles from the Canadian border.
    For over 45 years they have dedicated themselves to time-honored organic regenerative farming practices and building up the fertile soil of Wood Prairie Family Farm.
    Certified Organic by MOFGA (USDA-Accredited) since 1982. Their organic crops are sold to customers like you through their website and their FREE mail order catalog.
    Check them out and use my code JILL5 for 5% off.
    Raised Bed Soil Guide
    https://journeywithjill.net/raised-bed-soil
    Greenstalk Vertical Planters
    Use Code JILL10 to get $10 off a purchase of $75 or more
    Fox Farm Fertilizers
    https://amzn.to/3GWSl13
    Garden in Minutes
    https://youtu.be/K_9GVZqQ94o
    JILL10 for $10 off $100+ purchase
    Grow Bags
    https://amzn.to/3VXUpdy
    Birdies Raised Beds
    JOURNEYWITHJILL - 5% off
    Want to see more?
    Patreon Channel
    https://journeywithjill.net/patreon
    My Products:
    2023 Complete Garden Planner
    https://journeywithjill.net/shop/
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3TZeJux
    Products I recommend:
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/thebeginnersgarden
    Connect with Jill:
    Sign up for Friday Emails: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
    Beginner's Garden Shortcut FB Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
    Link to Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     
     
     

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

JewelKais ,

Amazing

I love this podcast. Jill is informative & passionate about every topic she covers. She brings in brilliant people to help us listeners learn even more! I love the quick Q&A’s that she does. She’s very intentional with every podcast she posts, never leaving me with unanswered questions. I can’t listen enough. Once I’ve listened to them all I will be listening to them all again, and again and again. Thank you jill.

Jj1789john ,

Pleasant, honest and informative.

Really enjoy your podcast. Appreciate your honesty and integrity and it is comforting to hear about your learning experiences. Like it when you tell us about your successes and when things don’t work out the way you hoped. You have a very pleasant demeanour which makes your show really nice to listen to.

John

jmooreb ,

Great gardening advice

Great podcast! Listened to several episodes today on a road trip and really enjoyed it! Thank you for hosting a great podcast!

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