S2E22 Who influenced you to garden? The mittleider garden method, Guest Jan Bujan.

Posted on


Topics: Joey and Holly talk about who influenced you to garden, the mittleider garden method, and Guest Jan Bujan of
Joey and Holly tells Who influenced them to get into garden?
Mittleider came up with this method in the mid-70’s
Mittleider grow box. The box is basically a raised contained bed with the bottom in contact with regular soil. The substrate used to fill the box is soilless, roughly one-third sand and two-thirds sawdust. The highlights of Dr. Mittleider’s system begin with the idea that crops can be grown in any soil with the proper nutrients introduced and in a closely planted small space. He believed that even a 4-foot Mittleider grow box was sufficient to fulfill much of an individual’s produce needs.

Jan is the blogger on In the Garden with Grandma which is a website devoted to gardening with children and helping to Grow the Gardeners of Tomorrow. It’s a place where families are encouraged to unplug their devices, and together, plug into Mother Nature instead!
1.How did you get into gardening – as we talked about earlier in the show – who influenced you?
2. Why do you feel its so important to have children work in the garden?
3.What ages of children are best for starting to learn to garden?
4.Everyone, especially children, are distracted and love their electronic devices. How do you keep them engaged in gardening?
5.What are some items you reuse for the garden that make gardening easier for kids?
6.How do people find out more about you and your website?


Audio S2E21 Five Dehydrating Mistakes, successful canning tips, Guest author Amy Stross

Posted on

Topics: Joey and Holly talk about Five Dehydrating Mistakes, successful canning tips, Guest author Amy Stross from
Top 5 Dehydrating Mistakes Are at:
Don’t Over or Under Dehydrate
Don’t Dehydrate the Wrong Thickness of Food, Chip, or Cracker.
Don’t Dehydrate at the wrong temperature
Don’t Forget to Taste Test Your Dehydrator Recipes before Dehydrating
Don’t Store Dehydrated Food in Baggies or improperly sealed containers.

Tips for successful canning:
Do you even want to can that?
Keep it clean – be safe
Read the recipe – do you have all the ingredients and enough time?
Right equipment on hand
Use the freshest produce
Don’t overwhelm yourself – start small

Amy Stross is an author and blogger living in OH. She is an urban homesteader, student and home economist. She writes all about micro farming, modern homesteading and more!
1.How did you get into being a small urban farmer?
2.You grow on a very small area, tell us about your homestead…is it just vegetables or do you have animals as well?
3.What is a modern homestead? Many people think of a homestead as livestock, grain stock, and more….what makes a homestead modern?
4.You manage a CSA, what is a CSA for those who are not familiar?
5.What are some tips for starting a garden on a small budget?
6.How can people find out more about you? check out highlights of past show podcast and video

S2E20 Foliar feeding, Plant problems, Guest Mike Nowak and Peggy Malecki. TWVG radio show

Posted on


Replay of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from 7-14-18 on 860AM WNOV and W293cx 106.5 FM Milwaukee WI,
listen here during show hours Saturdays 9-10 am CST
Thank you for listening and downloading the show
Topics: Joey and Holly talk about Foliar feeding your plants, Plus plant problems and in studio guests from The Mike Nowak Show, on WCGO 1590am Mike Nowak and Peggy Malecki
Foliar feed
– Sprayed on the plants
– Weed tea
– Epsom salt mixed with water
– Best in evening
– Leaves absorb nutrients very well
– If pH is off, the plants may absorb less from the soil and better absorb through the leaves
– Spray both sides of the leaves
– If using non organic to foliar feed – its less likely to go in the soil and will be more absorbed by the plant
Plant problems
– Japanese beetle
– Squash vine borer
– Lack of water
– Early blight
– Tomato horn worm
– Blossom end rot
– Sunburn of pepper