with Dave and Trish
Ok, so this one is for when you just want to listen to two people banter on and learn a little bit of gardening wisdom along the way :) They are a couple who own a farm and have 6 kids and most episodes they start off by updating you on how and what the farm is doing and other stuff that is going on …. 20 minutes later you get to the subject of the episode. I like their layed back attitude and back and forth fact checking, they often discuss stuff they did wrong and what they are going to try next time to improve it. I find sometimes that it is a little too large scale (farm size) but for the most part but there is some real hands-on awesome advice in here. Here a couple of episodes that I gleaned some useful info from, but there are many more:
They also have a great plant database and forum which is worth checking out @ https://garden.org/ I have posted some questions there and have gotten feedback pretty fast!
The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio
with Joey and Holly Baird
This is very informative podcast that also has a youtube presence, they have thier hands in all kinds of farming stuff so it is a great resource. The only bummer about this podcast is there are a bunch of ads (I think because it is a radio show) – most of which are gardening related (it’s sometimes ok because it makes you aware of stuff out there you want to buy!) But after a couple of episodes I just started fast forwarding through them). I find Joey high-energy and an enthusiastic, he goes into great depth sometimes and info is easy to understand for the novice gardener, Holly also has some learning gems, but most of the time I find she just doesn’t sound too happy to be there is just reading off interview questions without being totally interested – but it is still a good listen
- #5 Filling Up Your Garden & herbs- Skip to 4.25 to hear about how much can you fit in your raised beds / containers then skip to 20.45 for some herb talk, then skip to 32.50 to hear the interview with Niki Jabor about all season gardening.
- #7 Mulch & GMO’s – skip to 4:10 for mulch then skip to 18.20 for GMO and mulch/water question.
- #26 Three common problems gardeners face: skip to 3:35 for Weeds, Production, Bugs then skip to 27:45 bush beans, tomato blight
A Way To Garden
with Margaret Roach
This one is all about gardening. Margaret Roach at first seems a little authoritative, but she really grows on you after a couple of episodes (oh gosh there I go again, really, I didn’t mean to do that one). Her interviewing style is a little more structured that Theresa’s (which really just feels like she is sitting down and talking over some homemade scones and jam with these people) but it is no nonsense advice with a lot of personal experience thrown in there. Here are a couple of my fav episodes to get you started:
with Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer is kind of a mix between Theresa and Margaret in tone and warmth – easy listening and humble if when was not aware of something. She is definitively interested in style and garden aesthetic and some of her podcasts are all about finding things that make your garden look good, this is not to say she isnt a savvy gardener, but the word cute comes up quite often :) She starts off most shows with a whole update (Garden News Roundup) from her facebook forum, there is always something to learn and interesting in there (although a lot of the “investment pieces” mentioned are a out of my price bracket), but if you want to get to the heart of the episode you can skip ahead. Just fair-warning, there doesn’t seem to be much cutting in the editing, so some interview go on for a long time, but I like to listen whilst doing chores and let them talk on, it is normally very conversational and interesting. Here are a couple of episodes to get you going (the audio files is right at the bottom of each page so scroll down after visiting the link):