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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

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.8, 240 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!

    138- Organic Fertilizer Options with Joe Lamp'l

    138- Organic Fertilizer Options with Joe Lamp'l

    You've probably heard it said that soil quality and fertility is paramount for a successful garden. You probably even know that compost is one of the best amendments you can add to your soil. But what about organic fertilizers?
     
    I frequently get questions about organic fertilizers -- specifically, what to use and when to use it. For this topic, I turned to Joe Lamp'l and in this episode of the Beginners' Garden Podcast, we talk about organic fertilizer options.
     
     
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Other Episodes with Joe Lamp’l:
     
    Tomato Troubleshooting: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2019/07/02/troubleshooting-tomato-plant-problems-with-joe-lampl/
     
    Irrigation Best Practices: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2019/07/09/garden-irrigation-best-practices-with-joe-lampl/
     
    Find Joe here: https://joegardener.com/
     
     
    Earlier podcast episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     
    Raised Bed Templates: https://journeywithjill.net/shop
     
     
    (*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.)
     
     
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Good Ideas, Inc. Home of the best-selling rain barrel, Good Ideas also offers self-watering raised beds, compost tumblers, and more pre-built options for the busy gardener. Get 10% off your purchase by entering the code JILL10 at checkout.
     
    https://goodideasinc.com/
    PROMO CODE: JILL10 for 10% off
     
    Connect with Jill:
     
    Get Jill’s “In the Garden” Weekly Emails + Free Printable Resources Here: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Join the Beginner’s Garden Shortcut Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
     
    Connect with Jill on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
     

    • 43 min
    Q&A: Pests in an Organic Garden: when do I step in?

    Q&A: Pests in an Organic Garden: when do I step in?

    This is the time of year where we start to find a lot of pests in the garden. How should you react when you start to see harmful insects? When should you wait and when should you act? I have some thoughts for you today!
     
     
    3 Organic Aphid Control Methods: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2019/05/21/3-organic-aphid-control-methods-tested/
     
    Prevent and Control Aphids Naturally: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2017/06/20/how-to-control-aphids-naturally-and-effectively-beginners-garden-podcast/
     
    Pest Control without Pesticides: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2019/08/27/pest-control-without-pesticides-for-a-healthy-organic-garden/
     
     
    Beginner's Garden Shortcut Online Course: http://journeywithjill.net/gardenshortcut
    PROMO CODE FOR 20% OFF through May 31, 2020: 202020
     
    Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: journeywithjill.net/podcast
     
    Jill’s In the Garden Emails: journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/2SYe4wy
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Connect with Jill:
     
    Get Jill’s “In the Garden” Weekly Emails + Free Printable Resources Here: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Join the Beginner’s Garden Shortcut Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
     
    Connect with Jill on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/

    • 6 min
    Q&A: Why is my lettuce growing really tall?

    Q&A: Why is my lettuce growing really tall?

    Why is my lettuce growing really tall? When your lettuce starts to grow tall instead of out, it means it’s trying to bolt. This means it’s ready to produce flowers and seeds. When it grows tall like this, it means the end of your harvest is near and the plant is starting to switch from producing lettuce to producing seed.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: journeywithjill.net/podcast
     
    Jill’s In the Garden Emails: journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/2SYe4wy
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Connect with Jill:
     
    Get Jill’s “In the Garden” Weekly Emails + Free Printable Resources Here: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Join the Beginner’s Garden Shortcut Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
     
    Connect with Jill on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
     

    • 5 min
    137- Compost Piles vs. Tumblers

    137- Compost Piles vs. Tumblers

    Homemade compost is one of the best things you can have as a gardener. The nutrients it adds to your soil are amazing and when you make it at home it is very inexpensive. But many new gardeners are scared to get started. Today, I want to share how I've made compost and compare a using a compost pile or a compost tumbler. I hope you'll feel ready to start composting for your garden!
     
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Composting for Beginners: https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2017/02/14/composting-for-the-beginner/
     
     
    Earlier podcast episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     
    Raised Bed Templates: https://journeywithjill.net/shop
     
     
    (*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.)
     
     
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Good Ideas, Inc. Home of the best-selling rain barrel, Good Ideas also offers self-watering raised beds, compost tumblers, and more pre-built options for the busy gardener. Get 10% off your purchase by entering the code JILL10 at checkout.
     
    https://goodideasinc.com/
    PROMO CODE: JILL10 for 10% off
     
    Connect with Jill:
     
    Get Jill’s “In the Garden” Weekly Emails + Free Printable Resources Here: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Join the Beginner’s Garden Shortcut Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
     
    Connect with Jill on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/

    • 30 min
    Q&A: What if I'm behind in planting? (or lost crops already?)

    Q&A: What if I'm behind in planting? (or lost crops already?)

    What can you do if you feel like you’re already behind? Every climate will be different but I have some thoughts and considerations if you think you’re already behind. Whether you want to try transplants or you’re now able to direct sow, I’ll give you some things to think about.
     
    Beginner's Garden Shortcut Online Course: http://journeywithjill.net/gardenshortcut
    PROMO CODE FOR 20% OFF through May 31, 2020: 202020
     
    Beginner's Garden Podcast past episodes: journeywithjill.net/podcast
     
    Jill’s In the Garden Emails: journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/2SYe4wy
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Connect with Jill:
     
    Get Jill’s “In the Garden” Weekly Emails + Free Printable Resources Here: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Join the Beginner’s Garden Shortcut Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
     
    Connect with Jill on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/

    • 5 min
    136- Protecting Your Garden from Deer, Rabbits, Squirrels, and Other Wildlife

    136- Protecting Your Garden from Deer, Rabbits, Squirrels, and Other Wildlife

    If you've ever walked out to your newly-planted garden (or your just-ripe tomatoes) and your heart fell at the sight of your missing plants, you know the pain of losing your hard work to wildlife.
     
    This has happened to me more times than I can count. But every gardener has a different situation (and different wildlife threats). To help you evaluate your options on protecting your garden from the animals that want it as much as you do, Jennifer Smith from Deerbusters, Inc. is sharing what she knows about how to keep wildlife out of your garden.
     
     
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Deerbusters: https://Deerbusters.com
     
     
    Earlier podcast episodes: https://journeywithjill.net/podcast
     
    Raised Bed Templates: https://journeywithjill.net/shop
     
     
    (*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.)
     
     
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Good Ideas, Inc. Home of the best-selling rain barrel, Good Ideas also offers self-watering raised beds, compost tumblers, and more pre-built options for the busy gardener. Get 10% off your purchase by entering the code JILL10 at checkout.
     
    https://goodideasinc.com/
    PROMO CODE: JILL10 for 10% off
     
    Connect with Jill:
     
    Get Jill’s “In the Garden” Weekly Emails + Free Printable Resources Here: https://journeywithjill.net/gardensignup
     
    Join the Beginner’s Garden Shortcut Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/beginnersgarden/
     
    Connect with Jill on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeginnersgarden/
     

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

srbrueske ,

Practical and easy enough for beginners!

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this podcast! Jill is helpful for a beginner like me as I try to do more this year besides gardening out of two Earthboxes. She is cheerful, honest, and inspirational. I love how she has episodes on “what I learned from this season” as she approaches every encounter with her garden as a learning opportunity instead of being afraid to learn from mistakes or assumptions. Her “digging deeper” sections also mean a lot to me personally as a fellow Christian who enjoys seeing nature bring us closer to our Creator in awe of Him and what He has done for us. Thank you so much for a wonderful and practical podcast!

snillies ,

Great!!

I’m a Georgia gardener and this is a great podcast!! I could understand if you were a gardener in another ecosystem this podcast wouldn’t be helpful. But there are so many great tips on here that can be used for any planting zone.

Nebraskamom424 ,

Thank you!

Very encouraging podcast with lots of helpful tips! I love the tie in at the end with a gospel message. I always feel very uplifted and excited to garden when I listen!

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