Episode 033: Thrifty Gardening: How To Grow On A Budget

Gardening can easily turn into an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to! In this episode, I'll share practical tips and essential strategies to help you cultivate a healthy and productive garden while keeping your budget intact. Thrifty Gardening Basics:Explore cost-effective methods like reusing containers and opting for basic watering techniques. Essential Budget-Friendly Tools: Discover…

Episode 030: How Gardening Helped Me As A Military Spouse: A Veteran’s Day Bonus

Join me as I chat about the seemingly unrelated worlds of military life and gardening.  In this special Veterans Day episode, I draw from my own experiences as a military spouse, sharing how gardening became my source of joy, connection, and grounding during my husband's service in the US Marine Corps.  Listen in as I…

Episode 028: A Fresh Approach to Companion Planting: Growing Flowers and Vegetables Together

Let's explore a new approach to companion planting, where we focus on growing flowers alongside your vegetables (and herbs!). It's all about making gardening accessible, enjoyable, and multipurpose. Benefits of companion planting:1. Attract Pollinators: Learn how mixing various flowers can increase pollinators and biodiversity.2. Space Efficiency: Make the most of your garden space with various…

Episode 027: Top 8 Kitchen Garden Herbs To Start From Seed (+3 To Buy As Seedlings)

Gear up for a thrilling journey into the world of culinary herbs!  You'll walk away from this episode with a wealth of knowledge on how to cultivate your own flavor and pollinator powerhouse, from the warmth-loving basil to the cold-tolerant cilantro, and the surprisingly uncommon dill (even though it's so easy to grow!) We'll also…

Episode 026: 10 Must-Have Flowers for Your Garden: Cut Flowers, Pollinators, and Beneficial Insects

Today, we're talking about which flowers you should plan to have in your garden next year, even if you're hesitant to give up some space for them. Some of these top 10 flowers are my personal favorites, but they earn their place here for anyone! From  great cut flowers to attracting pollinators to thwarting pests,…

Episode 025: 2 Easy Season Extension Options For Your Garden: Low Tunnels And Row Covers

Are you tired of saying goodbye to your garden as the winter season approaches? Do you wish you could enjoy fresh produce from your backyard year-round? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this episode post is for you! Season Extension: Demystifying the ConceptSeason extension is a simple concept that every gardener…

Episode 016: Why You Should Start A Fall Garden (Yes, In August)

episode highlights Fall gardening is often associated with experienced gardeners. It’s thought of as something that comes into play after several gardening seasons. However, I am here to debunk that myth and to guide you through the wonderful world of autumn gardening. Whether you’re an old hand at gardening or just starting out, there’s so…