I just started gardening two years ago, so I’m still very green (haha) and eager to learn. One of the ways I’ve tried to absorb a bunch of gardening knowledge quickly, especially during the long winter season, is to listen to podcasts. After sampling quite a few, I’ve landed on these favorites. I listen on iTunes, but you can also find these on Stitcher, or most other podcasts apps. Enjoy!
The Joe Gardener Show – Hosted by Joe Lamp’l
This podcast is devoted to all things gardening. National gardening television host, Joe Lamp’l, guides you through each episode with practical tips and information to help you become a better, smarter gardener, no matter where you are on your journey. This show has a strong emphasis on organic gardening and growing food, but covers a diverse range of topics from one of the country’s most informed and leading gardening personalities today.
The Living Homegrown Podcast – Hosted by Theresa Loe
On the Living Homegrown Podcast, TV canning expert and national PBS TV producer, Theresa Loe, shares tips and tricks for “living farm fresh without the farm.” Through canning and preserving, artisan food crafting, edible gardening, and small-space homesteading (including backyard chickens), she shares how you can enjoy the flavors of the season and live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how small of a space you call home. Alternating between solo episodes and interviews with the rock stars of the DIY food movement, each episode helps you live closer to your food.
Gardenerd Tip of the Week – Hosted by Gardenerd.com
The Gardenerd Tip of the Week is your one-stop shop for organic gardening tips and tidbits. Seasonal, organic, and fun advice for your urban farm, homestead, and garden. They cover sustainable living, vegetable gardening, and more.
All Things Plants – Hosted by National Gardening Association
In All Things Plants, our friends Dave and Trish Whitinger from the National Gardening Association discuss everything interesting and new in the gardening world. Each episode features regular segments, as well as occasional top 10 lists, interviews, and more.
Garage Gardeners – Steven and Emma Biggs
This garden radio show talks to gardeners who are creative zone-pushers and season extenders. It’s hosted by our friends, father/daughter duo Steven and Emma Biggs, who use their garage to push their own gardening boundaries. Steve stores his dormant fig, lemon, and brugmansia plants in the garage over the winter, while Emma gets an early start with tomatoes on the garage roof. This show is about creatively gardening beyond your zone.
As a thirteen-year-old who has experienced the life-changing benefits of gardening firsthand, Emma is passionate about getting other kids excited about gardening. She shares her advice in a new book, Gardening with Emma (Storey Books), which is set to be released next month. Check out our interview with Emma here; and don’t forget to check out their episode from October 2nd, when they interviewed KidsGardening Senior Education Specialist, Sarah Pounders, about gardening with children!