Podcast

Podcast

Welcome to GardenMama's Fresh Harvest, podcasts from gardenmama.com that introduce you to a new or classic gardening book or plant, a website or event not to be missed, a tool or garden product that works – in short, something you need to know to be a better gardener.

FEB
Dr. Bonsai, Craig Escude

Dr. Craig Escude practices medicine and bonsai with equal passion and aplomb. Listen in for tips now, and get in on one of his workshops in April.

 



FEB
Welcome Wormwise!

My husband's mother farmed worms so successfully she was able to buy his first guitar with worm money. We've come a long way, to Church Hill Farms and Wormwise.com. Amazing products, amazing people - take a listen!



NOV
Green Prints, Pat Stone, and Moi

Pat Stone, the force of Nature who publishes Green Prints, the Weeder's Digest, talks about the emotional and spiritual side of gardening. He tells the stories in his magazine and in this interview he shares a timely tale about a Veteran.



OCT
Mighty Grow in the Studio

Meet Anne and Michael LaBelle of Mighty Grow Organics! They make great fertilizer and now, potting soil. If you're into recycling, waste managment and Katrina recovery, these are your people.



SEP
Talkin' Mighty Grow

Join me for a few minutes of wisdom and enthusiasm with Anne and Michael LaBelle, owners and creators of Mighty Grow Living Organic Fertilizer. You know Mama says great taste comes from great soil, and great soil comes from Mighty Grow!



AUG
Keeping the Harvest

Daniel Gasteiger's new book from Cool Springs Press is titled Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too, and it is a keeper!  Listen in to our conversation about the ins and outs of food preservation - he is a natural teacher and I learned a lot.



JUL
Grow Up with Garden Up!

You will love this interview with Rebecca Sweet! She's smart and funny, and the author of Garden Up! from Cool Springs Press.



JUL
Daniel Doyle and the MS Mobile Farm

Exciting things are going on in the world of sustainability in MS! Enjoy my recent conversation about the Mobile Farm with Daniel Doyle, and check out this website: www.msmobilefarm.com.



JUN
Garden Rules with Billie Brownell

Meet Billie Brownell of Cool Springs Press. She's a double threat: great editor and great writer! 



MAY
Great Gardening with Melinda Myers

Enjoy this garden chat with the amazing and talented Melinda Myers. She's not only a great garden writer and speaker, she's a good friend to have on a cold day.



MAY
Herbs with Judy Lowe

Judy Lowe is one amazing gardener, garden writer and editor. Her newest book is from Cool Springs Press. Listen up!



MAR
Mighty Grow at the Jackson G&P Show

We may not have cured spring fever, but the Jackson Garden and Patio Show sure made a great start on the gardening season. Take a listen here and learn about an organic fertilizer newly available in GardenMama World.


MAR
GROW1000 Garden Grants

Your group has a vision. It's a community garden or greenspace that your town would treasure for years to come. Give a listen to my conversation with the delightful Su Lok of Scotts Miracle Gro to learn more about the program and how to apply. But get busy - the deadline is March 31! Put that vision into a grant at www.scottsmiraclegro.com/GRO1000.


MAR
Everything Garden Expo

Emily Jones of the Starkville Arts Council joined me on radio to talk about the Everything Garden Expo coming up this weekend in Starkville. I'm speaking at 2:45 on Sunday afternoon - be there! 


FEB
Your Pruning Q's and Mama's A's

I began doing weekly radio broadcasts in December, 1993. I honestly believe that the station figured if I could get callers about gardening in winter, I'd do all right. Thanks to timely calls like these on a recent 'Weekend Gardening' show, I'm still talking. The subject is pruning, so sharpen your ears and give it a listen.


JAN
Proven Winners Outdoor Living Extravaganza

In this interview with the wonderful Danielle Ernest from Proven Winners, you'll hear all about the upcoming 'Outdoor Living Extravaganza' in Atlanta. You'll get a reusable bag free from Proven Winners at the event, just for using the code 'GardenMama' at checkout at the Proven Winners website. Nice! 

 


DEC
Tournament of Roses Parade

Join me for a fast yak with Lance Walheim about the Bayer Advanced float for this year's Tournament of Roses Parade.


NOV
GMama Sale and Larkspurs with Pete

Recently on 'Weekend Gardening', I had a nice chat with Pete, a regular called from Greenville. He grows flowers from seed and always has wisdom to share. Here's the full segment from the broadcast, including details of the Holiday Book Sale.


OCT
Art Wolk, Daffodil Champion

There's nothing like paperwhite narcissus and fragrant daffodils in full bloom indoors during the winter. Here's a recent conversation I had with New Jersey garden writer Art Wolk (gardenlunacy.com). He's won bundles of blue ribbons at the Philadelphia Flower Show for his daffodils - and a very charming guy, to boot.


OCT
Firewise

Prolonged drought means increased danger of grass fires that can spread quickly to residential areas. Leslie 'Opie' Blackwell, MS Forestry Commission Firewise Coordinator, gave a charming and informative interview everyone should hear.


SEP
Kids Gardening

Gardening with children is downright fun for adults, too, but it's also important. Lucky us, the National Gardening Association is serious about it, too. Listen to a recent interview I did with Sarah Pounders, Education Specialist for NGA at garden.org. Then find a school, church, scout troop or neighborhood and start a garden with kids. You'll grow more than cabbage!


AUG
Chef Joel

all about food gardening and honestly can’t figure out why some people aren’t. The National Gardening Association reports 30% more folks report they’re growing vegetables this summer than last year, but that still represents less than a quarter of gardeners overall. Maybe I’m thinking about this the wrong way, but numbers are up at Farmers Markets and vegetable sales are up across the board, so I’d say fresh vegetables are getting good marks with gardeners and shoppers. Chefs are showing off their veggie smarts, too, and I interviewed one recently on Weekend Gardening. Take a listen to Chef Joel Miller of Ravine Oxford, Mississippi. He’s the real deal.



AUG
Stops the Sting

Since I got started in the garden information world, I have made one pledge: I will recommend what I know. If I haven’t grown a plant and don’t know anyone who has, I’ll say so and we’ll puzzle out the problem together. Likewise, I only suggest that you use the products I use because I know they work. Here’s an interview I did recently with Mike Fultz about his amazing product, Stops the Sting.



AUG
Growing Fall Tomatoes

Here are tips for growing tomatoes in the fall in the southeast US. Whether you are maintaining plants from the spring, planting rooted suckers or starting with new transplants, put these ideas to work.


AUG
Frugal Gardening with Marjorie Harris

Canada's grand dame of gardening, Marjorie Harris, shares a lifetime of frugal yet fine living and gardening in this excerpt from Weekend Gardening. Stay tuned for timely tips for August gardening.