This podcast is devoted to all things gardening. National gardening television host, Joe Lamp'l, guides you through each episode with practical tips and information to help you become a better, smarter gardener, no matter where you are on your journey. This series has a strong emphasis on organic gardening and growing food, but covers a diverse range of topics from one of the country's most informed and leading gardening personalities today.
198-Hydrangea Care For Late Winter: Pro Tips for Pruning and More, With Lorraine Ballato
Hydrangeas are beautiful flowering plants with dramatic blooms that provide color and drama in the summer garden, but they can be fussy if they don’t get the proper care and attention. Proper hydrangea care for late winter is key. Improper pruning and other common mistakes, compounded with difficult weather, can lead to disappointment. Luckily, my podcast guest this week, Lorraine Ballato, is a hydrangea expert who will help you overcome the biggest hydrangea challenges.
197-The Many Benefits of Building a Naturalistic Garden, with Kelly Norris
When planting a naturalistic garden, is having more plants always better? If you ask Kelly Norris, my podcast guest this week and the author of “New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden,” the answer is, unequivocally, “yes.” He is an advocate for biodiverse, abundant landscapes that use every square foot to its maximum potential.
196-The Science of Lighting Plants Indoors, with Leslie Halleck-Encore Presentation
The science behind the relationship between plants and light is complicated, but my guest on this week’s encore episode explains it in an accessible, easy-to-understand way. Her name is Leslie Halleck, and she is an expert on lighting for indoor growing. In our conversation, Leslie explains what gardeners need to know about light to raise houseplants as well as herbs and vegetables indoors.
195-Identifying and Controlling Garden Pests Organically
Before attempting a pest control method that may prove to be unnecessary, ineffective or complete overkill, the first step a gardener should take is to correctly identify the problem. Positive identification of garden pests paired with the appropriate intervention will yield the best results while minimizing or eliminating negative impacts.
194-Easy No-Dig Gardening, with Charlie Nardozzi
No-dig gardening is a simple gardening method that many gardeners — who were taught for years that they had to till or turn their gardens annually — still have many questions about. To demystify no-dig gardening and explain its benefits, my guest this week is my longtime friend Charlie Nardozzi, a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality.
193-Digging Deeper into Seed Starting with Garden Professor John Porter-Encore Presentation
Many factors affect whether seeds started indoors will grow to become seedlings that are strong and healthy enough to transition into the garden, survive and prosper. On this week’s encore episode, John Porter of The Garden Professors shares his non-negotiables for success when seed starting.
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I am so glad I found this program. I enjoy the range of topics and your interview style. And, yes, the science! I must refer to the podcast more often than I thought because my 3-year-old grandson just named his new Lego figure Joe Gardener!
Just FANTASTIC! - Gardening Newbie in N TX
Cecilia from zone 8 in Collin Co, TX. I literally started my gardening journey a week ago. I *was* overwhelmed but searched “master gardener” and found the ever faithful, resourceful, passionate Joe Gardener!! I am thrilled I started listening. It is now a daily, 2-3 podcast binge. I have already learned so much and am way more confident to GET AT IT. I think I may even become a composting geek. Thank you beyond words, Joe and associates. This is BRILLIANT.
Just began listening to gardening podcasts in the last year and yours is by far the absolute best! So informative and your discussion style makes all the information easy to understand. Thanks and keep up the good work!