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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 • 395 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!

    How can weeds be useful in the garden?

    How can weeds be useful in the garden?

    On today's Q&A we will look at how some weeds can be useful in the 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.)
    Website used for research
    https://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/weedstell.html
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    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

    • 6 min
    Grow More Feed More Program - Angela Thomas from Bonnie Plants

    Grow More Feed More Program - Angela Thomas from Bonnie Plants

    Have you ever thought about giving away the excess from your garden?  Today I am talking to Angela Thomas from Bonnie Plants.  They are partnering with Ample Harvest to help connect farmers and food pantries to give to families in need.
    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.)
    Bonnie Plants Grow More Feed More
    https://bonnieplants.com/gardening/grow-more-feed-more/
    Ample Harves.org
    https://ampleharvest.org/
    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
    Kujo YardWear
    Lightweight, flexible and ready for all types of chores, the Kujo® Men's Yard Shoes slip on easily to provide convenient and comfortable protection for gardening, landscaping and more, sun up till sun down.
    Yard Shoe
    Lightweight
    Killer traction
    Water resistant
    X1 Landscape Boot
    Anti fatigue
    Safety toe
    All day comfort
    Cool dry feet
    Use the promo code JILL10 for 10% off your order
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    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

    • 26 min
    Is Epsom Salt Good for Tomato Plants?

    Is Epsom Salt Good for Tomato Plants?

    Is Epsom salt good for tomato plants?  We will look into this on today's Q&A 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.)
    Websites used for research 
    https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/epsom-salts.pdf
    https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/yardandgardenreport/2016-06-08/the-epsom-salt-myth
    https://plantvillage.psu.edu/posts/3777-tomato-is-it-a-good-idea-to-put-epsom-salts-on-to-tomato-plants
    https://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2019/05/myth-or-miracle-coffee-grounds.html
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    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

    • 9 min
    Squash: What Can Go Wrong?

    Squash: What Can Go Wrong?

    Struggling with squash and zucchini?  Today we will talk about what can go wrong with these plants and how hopefully you can avoid it.
    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
    Kujo YardWear
    Lightweight, flexible and ready for all types of chores, the Kujo® Men's Yard Shoes slip on easily to provide convenient and comfortable protection for gardening, landscaping and more, sun up till sun down.
    Yard Shoe
    Lightweight
    Killer traction
    Water resistant
    X1 Landscape Boot
    Anti fatigue
    Safety toe
    All day comfort
    Cool dry feet
    Use the promo code JILL10 for 10% off your order
    Mulching episode
    https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2021/04/27/mulching-the-vegetable-garden-why-its-essential-and-how-to-do-it/
    Squash Vine Borer
    https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2017/06/27/squash-bugs-squash-vine-borers-beginners-garden-podcast/
    Vine Borer YouTube video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdL-0pOy26k
    Powdery Mildew
    https://journeywithjill.net/gardening/2020/08/18/powdery-mildew-identification-prevention-and-treatment/
    https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/149-powdery-mildew

    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    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
    When do you harvest beans for shelling or drying?

    When do you harvest beans for shelling or drying?

    On today's Q&A I'll be addressing the question, When do you harvest beans for shelling or drying?  
    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.)
    How to dry beans
    https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/dry/vine.html
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    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
     

    • 6 min
    The Modern Homestead Garden -- Gary Pilarchik

    The Modern Homestead Garden -- Gary Pilarchik

    Join me today as I talk with Gary Pilarchik author of The Modern Homestead 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.)
    Gary's Website
    www.therustedgarden.com
    Gary's YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptL6_qMImyW_yZwiMjQdpg
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/therustedgarden/
    Gary's New Book: Modern Homestead Gardening
    https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Homestead-Garden-Self-sufficiency-Backyard/dp/0760368171/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=The+modern+homestead+garden&qid=1595425421&sr=8-3
    Setting up an Indeterminate Potato Bed YouTube video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40V-L3nIPD8&t=6s
    Fertilizer YouTube video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrfNglwIJE
    Treated Lumber YouTube video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUW8LyL_iF4
    Neem Oil YouTube video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YtaCp8m8mw
    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
    Kujo YardWear
    Lightweight, flexible and ready for all types of chores, the Kujo® Men's Yard Shoes slip on easily to provide convenient and comfortable protection for gardening, landscaping and more, sun up till sun down.
    Yard Shoe
    Lightweight
    Killer traction
    Water resistant
    X1 Landscape Boot
    Anti fatigue
    Safety toe
    All day comfort
    Cool dry feet
    Use the promo code JILL10 for 10% off your order
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Book: https://amzn.to/3kZXFDu
    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
     

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
395 Ratings

395 Ratings

Su in MA ,

Filled with great info!

Each show is packed with great info! I especially love the new 101 in depth series. Jill is a fantastic teacher and is down to earth and relatable!

Setnomacor ,

So personable

Jill could be your neighbor who turned out to be a great friend . I gardened in years past in containers but I moved to the Utah high desert and my first time on my own property. I’ll be able to start my first one here next summer so I’m getting a head start. She gives good guidance and is open to learning from listeners and her experience each year. So relaxing to listen and a very kind southern voice will make you feel at home.

Ericablu ,

A lot of Jesus-talk

Beware, the podcaster talks about Jesus for a third of the episode. If you’re like me and not interested, there are other gardening podcasts.

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