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If you’ve ever wanted to prepare and eat more fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and you think you might enjoy growing your own organic food, then this podcast is for you. Get all the tips you need to plant, grow, harvest, and prepare your favorite vegetables, herbs, and fruits in just 5 minutes twice each week. Join master gardener and long-time garden educator Stephen Albert to learn how you can grow your best food garden ever.

Harvest to Table Podcast Stephen Albert

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    • 4.3 • 4 Ratings

If you’ve ever wanted to prepare and eat more fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and you think you might enjoy growing your own organic food, then this podcast is for you. Get all the tips you need to plant, grow, harvest, and prepare your favorite vegetables, herbs, and fruits in just 5 minutes twice each week. Join master gardener and long-time garden educator Stephen Albert to learn how you can grow your best food garden ever.

    Seed Starting Indoors

    Seed Starting Indoors

    Planting seeds directly in the garden can sometimes be risky. 
     
    When you start seeds indoors under optimal conditions you reduce risk. 
     
    Stephen gives you simple indoor seed starting tips. 
     
    Listen and then read this complete Seed Starting Guide. Also visit the Index and type in “Seed Starting” to find seed starting tips for 80 different vegetables and herbs. 
     
    You can keep growing with these books from Stephen Albert and Harvest to Table: Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, also Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide, and Vegetable Garden Almanac and Planner, and Tomato Grower’s Answer Book. 
     
    Highlights:
    01:53 - Container Selection and Preparation
    02:54 - Sowing Seeds and Providing Optimal Conditions
    03:58 - Temperature and Light Requirements
    04:53 - Watering Techniques
    07:22 - Post-Transplant Care
    08:23 - Timing and Ideal Plant Size
     
    Links:
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    • 8 min
    Crop Rotation Planning

    Crop Rotation Planning

    Crop rotation is the practice of growing a different crop rather than the same crop in the same place season-after-season. 
     
    Crop rotation can renew your garden soil and give you crops the best soil and nutrients for a bountiful harvest. 
     
    Stephen gives you crop rotation basics. Rotate crops for the best garden. 
     
    Get more crop rotation Crop Rotation in the Small Vegetable Garden. Also, visit the Harvest to Table Index and type in the crop you want to grow and harvest. 
     
    You can keep growing with these books from Stephen Albert and Harvest to Table: Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, also Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide, and Vegetable Garden Almanac and Planner, and Tomato Grower’s Answer Book. 
     
    Highlights:
    (02:03)Ways to Implement Crop Rotation 
    (05:09)Specific Crops and Rotation Examples 
    (08:48)Crop Rotation in Small Gardens 
    (09:36)Interplanting and Soil Building 
    (10:33) "The Vegetable Garden Growers Guide" and "The Vegetable Garden Almanac and Planner."

     
    Links:
    Website: Harvest to Table
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    • 9 min
    Planning The Season Crop-by-Crop

    Planning The Season Crop-by-Crop

    Which crops can you grow in the cool time of the year, and which grow best in the warm time of the year? 
     
    Which crops live in the garden for a long time, and which are short stayers in the garden? 
     
    Which crops are best for beginning gardeners? 
     
    Answers to these questions will help you plan your growing season. Stephen gives you simple tips to prepare for the growing season. 
     
    You’ll want to check out these guides: Vegetable Garden Growing Season and Cool-Season Vegetable Varieties and Know Your Warm-Season Vegetables. Also visit the Index and type in the crop you want to grow and harvest. 
     
    You can keep growing with these books from Stephen Albert and Harvest to Table: Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, also Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide, and Vegetable Garden Almanac and Planner, and Tomato Grower’s Answer Book. 
     
    Highlights:
    (01:56 )Warm and Cool Season Crops
    (04:08 ) Ideal Crops for Beginners
    (06:09 )Short and Long Staying Crops
    (09:54 ) Importance of knowing your crop timelines 
     
    Links:
    Website: Harvest to Table
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    Google Podcast: Harvest to Table Podcast
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    • 9 min
    Planting Calendar Tips

    Planting Calendar Tips

    Planning your growing season? Learn when to sow seeds indoors and when to transplant seedlings into the garden. 
     
    Use these tips to fill in your garden calendar and plan your spring and summer planting. Listen and then print out this guide: Vegetable Garden Calendar and Map. 
     
    Also visit the Index and type in the crop you want to grow and harvest; our crop guides will give you planting dates for the growing season.
     
     You can keep growing with these books from Stephen Albert and Harvest to Table: Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, also Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide, and Vegetable Garden Almanac and Planner, and Tomato Grower’s Answer Book. 
     
    Highlights:
    01:53 - The Average Date of Last Frost
    04:03 - Suggested Crop Planting and Harvest Times
    08:10 - Reference to Stephen Albert's Books
     
    Links:
    Website: Harvest to Table
    iTunes: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Spotify: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Google Podcast: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Amazon Music: Harvest to Table Podcast
     

    • 9 min
    Your Garden Calendar

    Your Garden Calendar

    A garden calendar can make your garden year much easier. Record important dates early in the season – when you plant and when you expect to harvest; everything else will fall in place. 
     
    Stephen gives you simple tips to set up your garden calendar and planting map. 
     
    Listen and then print out this guide: Vegetable Garden Calendar and Map. Also visit the Index and type in the crop you want to grow and harvest; get planting, days to maturity, and harvest notes. 
     
    You can keep growing with these books from Stephen Albert and Harvest to Table: Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, also Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide, and Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Tomato Grower’s Answer Book. 
     
    Highlights:
    (01:54)  Tips for Keeping a Garden Calendar
    (03:44) Vegetable Garden Map
    (05:43)  Detailed Calendar Entries 
    (07:23)  Pest and Disease Control
    (10:17 )  Frost and Freeze Dates



    Links:
    Website: Harvest to Table
    iTunes: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Spotify: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Google Podcast: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Amazon Music: Harvest to Table Podcast
     

    • 10 min
    Winter Harvest Tips

    Winter Harvest Tips

    Did you plant broccoli, chard, lettuce, peas or other cool season crops in late summer? Your harvest will be ready soon. 
     
    When should these crops come out of the garden? Stephen gives you winter harvest tips. Get these tips before the first hard freeze. 
     
    Get harvest tips for all your crops at the Harvest Index at Harvesttotable.com. 
     
    You can keep growing with these books from Stephen Albert and Harvest to Table: Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, also Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide, and Vegetable Garden Almanac and Planner, and Tomato Grower’s Answer Book. 
     
    Highlights:
    (00:35)  Understanding the No-Grow Period
    (01:55)   Winter Harvest Crops 
    (03:08)  Specifics for Winter Harvest
    (05:59)  Protecting Winter Crops 
    (06:58)  Optimal Harvesting Times 
     (08:11)  Snow-Resistant Crops
     
    Links:
    Website: Harvest to Table
    iTunes: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Spotify: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Google Podcast: Harvest to Table Podcast
    Amazon Music: Harvest to Table Podcast

    • 8 min

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