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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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    • 4.7 • 535 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!

    Preparing Soil in the Fall for Next Season

    Preparing Soil in the Fall for Next Season

    Today we are talking about ways to improve your soil to have a better harvest.
    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.)
    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
    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:
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    Use the code: JILL5 for $5 off a kit
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFauqxX2mEU&t=63s
    True Leaf
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    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDuRecommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    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
     
     

    • 45 min
    Beginner's Guide to Fall Cover Crops

    Beginner's Guide to Fall Cover Crops

    Want to know more about cover crops but don't know where to start? Today I am sharing cover crop basics and 5 cover crops you can start with.
    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.)
    191 - How to Use Buckwheat as a Summer Cover Crop
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/191-how-to-use-buckwheat-as-a-summer-cover-crop
    198 - Fall Cover Crops with True Leaf Market
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/198-fall-cover-crops-with-true-leaf-market
    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
    True Leaf Market
    Promo code: FALLCOVER15
    Expires 11/15/2022
    15% OFF cover crops
    Garlic Workshop Mini Course
    https://beginnersgardenshortcut.teachable.com/p/garlic-workshop-enroll
    $15 until September 30, 2022
    Spotify list
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5YykELy3Wwrpaq4eB2yofI?si=be5f2c04e5d24cad
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    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
     

    • 51 min
    6 Irrigation Options for Small & Large Spaces

    6 Irrigation Options for Small & Large Spaces

    Garden irrigation is a question for a lot of gardeners.  Today we will talk about different types of irrigation and what might work best in your garden.
    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.)
    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
    Garden In Minutes
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    - The average time to set up a Garden Grid™ is about one minute!
    - No thirsty plants! The Garden Grid™ surrounds all plants at ground level with gentle water streams.
    Promo Code for $10 off a purchase of $100 or more JILL10
    Hoselink YouTube Video
    https://youtu.be/AiVZjb0nQAc
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    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
     

    • 47 min
    Fall Gardening for Winter Harvest with Becky at The Seasonal Homestead

    Fall Gardening for Winter Harvest with Becky at The Seasonal Homestead

    Today I am talking about the fall garden and overwintering with Becky of The Seasonal Homestead.
    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.)
    Live Fall Garden Workshop Sept 8th
    https:journeywithjill.net/fallworkshop
    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
    (87) How to Eat Your Back Yard Year Round with Becky Porter of The Seasonal Homestead
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/87-how-to-eat-your-back-yard-year-round-with-becky-porter-of-the-seasonal-homestead
    Connect with Becky
    YouTube Channel The Seasonal Homestead
    Instagram The Seasonal Homestead
    Blog The Seasonal Homestead
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    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


     
     

    • 46 min
    [Time Sensitive] Quick Tip, Greenstalk Sale, & Fall Garden Workshop

    [Time Sensitive] Quick Tip, Greenstalk Sale, & Fall Garden Workshop

    Greenstalk Sale: https://journeywithjill.net/greenstalk
    *Use code JILL10 for purchases of $75+
    **affiliate link -- thank you for your support!
    Fall Gardening Workshop: https://journeywithjill.net/fallworkshop
    September 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM CDT (replay will be available)

    • 11 min
    Types of Garlic to Consider this Fall

    Types of Garlic to Consider this Fall

    Fall is coming and that means time to plant garlic.  Join me today and I will give you some tips on growing a successful harvest.
    Read the blog post here: Best types of garlic to grow in your climate
    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.)
    Garlic Workshop
    https://journeywithjil.net/garlicworkshop
    Garlic Podcasts
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/153-planting-garlic-prepping-the-soil-for-best-bulb-harvest
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/248-harvesting-curing-garlic-onions
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/148-9-fall-crops-for-the-beginning-gardener
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/89-how-to-harvest-store-and-cure-garlic
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/208-garlic-what-can-go-wrong
    Garlic YouTube Videos
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYlriHX1MDI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp5fMGNEW9I&t=2s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTE9NKGd7rQ&t=123s
     
    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
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    Recommended Brands & Products page:
    https://journeywithjill.net/recommended-brands-and-products/
    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
     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
535 Ratings

535 Ratings

Graybeard57 ,

Very helpful

Jill is a pleasure to listen to and very informative without talking down to her listeners.

VestaMc ,

My Garden Mentor

Hey Everybody… Jill is my all things garden mentor! Dabbled with veggies n fruits but always learning so this year I kicked it in gear and have the courage to face all the challenges thanks to my mentor Jill. Living in middle Tennessee my climate is similar to Jills so It’s a win-win!! Perfect delivery both over the microphone or in a workshop!!
Thank you GardenMentor!!

Sweetcodi ,

Best home gardener help podcast out there.

This podcast is well thought out, researched and edited. Jill is an amazing hostess, and is concise and concerned with helping you become a gardener for the long term. She’s not product hocking (well, ok- there are some sponsors) but instead offers some beautiful comprehensive courses on both getting started on your garden from the very first seed, and her harvest to kitchen series where she shows you what to do with all that stuff you just grew! She puts a lot of work into making things easily understandable for beginners, but also really does the research to give answers to questions big and small about gardening. Can I just say that as a midwesterner myself, it is so nice to hear from someone gardening here in the middle like I am and not in a subtropical climate on one of the coasts?!? Yay!!!! I recommend this podcast to any of my friends and family who want to get growing. It’s the best one out there in my opinion- and I’m very grateful for Jill’s efforts. Thank you, Jill!!!

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