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Burpee Home Gardens Tip of The Week Podcast

Sustainable Living and Organic Gardening PBS Series

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BHG004 – How to Make Compost

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG004.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now This week, we focus on the basics of making compost and how to do it quickly! it's my all time favorite soil amendment. The post BHG004 – How to Make Compost appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

13 Apr 2011

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BHG020-Why Won’t My Tomatoes Ripen?!?

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG020.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now Why won't my tomatoes ripen? They should be red by now, but they're stuck on green. Why won' they turn red??? Starting in mid to late summer, It's the most common question I get. Fear not because it's nothing you're doing wrong. But Mother Nature is at work, and you'll be rewarded for your patience. In this podcast, Joe Lamp'l demystifies the reasons why tomatoes take their sweet time to ripen. The post BHG020-Why Won’t My Tomatoes Ripen?!? appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

7 Aug 2011

Rank #2

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BHG005 – Raised Beds; The Best Growing Environment for a Productive Garden

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG005.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now This week, we focus on raise beds. How to make them properly and why they work so well for creating the ideal growing conditions for your plants to thrive. Given the option, I can’t imagine not gardening in raised beds. They provide the best growing environment for plant roots to thrive by creating essential elements for success below ground, namely, good soil structure and drainage. The post BHG005 – Raised Beds; The Best Growing Environment for a Productive Garden appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

19 Apr 2011

Rank #3

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BHG012-Companion Planting Basics

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG012.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now Being proactive when it comes to managing pests and diseases is a must. One way to help with that organically is with companion planting. It’s a term used to describe the placement of plants in a garden that either attract, repel or confuse certain bugs and insects from finding the plants you’re trying to protect. It’s a common practice in organic agriculture and worthy for effective control in home gardens too. In this podcast, Joe Lamp’l covers the basics of companion planting and what you need to know to get started at home. The post BHG012-Companion Planting Basics appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

14 Jun 2011

Rank #4

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BHG019-Proactive Tips for Pest Control

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG019.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now Being proactive, can go a long way to having a healthy garden. In this podcast, hear what Joe Lamp'l has to say about proactively reducing the chances of keeping pests at bay in an environmentally responsible way. The post BHG019-Proactive Tips for Pest Control appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

30 Jul 2011

Rank #5

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BHG008-Growing Vegetables in Containers & Small Spaces

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG008.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now Just because you don't have a large yard or plot to have a garden, that shouldn't stop you from growing your own vegetables. These days, there are great varieties that grow well in containers and small spaces. In today's podcast, Joe Lamp'l talks about what you need to know to have a great, small space garden, and even discusses some specific varieties to try, including tomatoes! The post BHG008-Growing Vegetables in Containers & Small Spaces appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

16 May 2011

Rank #6

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BHG011-Mulch is a Must!

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG011.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now There are three things you can do to eliminate 95 percent of your gardening challenges. First, put the right plant in the right place. Second, improve the soil by adding plenty of compost and organic matter. Third, add mulch! It’s one of those win, wins in the garden. Not only does it look great, mulch does so much to help your plants thrive all through the season. In this podcast, Joe Lamp'l tells you why mulch is a must, in every garden! The post BHG011-Mulch is a Must! appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

6 Jun 2011

Rank #7

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BHG015-Supporting Your Plants; Why it’s Important

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG015.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now Although most vining plants will produce an adequate harvest if left alone, when practical, they’d all benefit from some vertical support. Besides the added benefit of conserving space and getting more out of your garden’s footprint, by growing plants vertically, we open them up to much needed air circulation and light; two things very important for keeping plants healthy and productive. In this podcast, Joe Lamp'l sheds some light and what you need to know to support your plants properly. The post BHG015-Supporting Your Plants; Why it’s Important appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

5 Jul 2011

Rank #8

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BHG010-Plant it Right for a Faster Start and Better Results

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG010.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now Gardeners have a lot of things in common, and one thing’s for sure, we all want our gardens to be healthy, and grow as quickly as possible, at least when it comes to harvesting! So there are a few things you can do to help ensure your gardens success. So when it comes to planting your garden, this podcast will talk about some of the most important things you need to know to plant it right and get it off to a fast start. The post BHG010-Plant it Right for a Faster Start and Better Results appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

31 May 2011

Rank #9

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BHG016-Keep Weeds at Bay

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/joelampl/BHG016.mp3] Click the Arrow to Listen Now The broadest definition of a weed is simply a plant out of place. Now that description may be over reaching, but the implication has merit. The reason being, whatever the plant, it’s depriving water, nutrients and sunlight from the plants you do want there! So even if it’s a plant that doesn’t fit in the classic weed category, if it’s in the wrong place it needs to go. Otherwise, that "weed" is going to compete with your other plants. In this podcast, Joe Lamp'l provides useful strategies for keeping weeds at bay. The post BHG016-Keep Weeds at Bay appeared first on Growing A Greener World®.

11 Jul 2011

Rank #10