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#258: Gardening for your Back Yard Made Easy with Expert & Author Kelly Orzel



In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

#258: Gardening for your Back Yard Made Easy with Expert & Author Kelly Orzel In this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show, Mike chats with gardening expert and author Kelly Orzel about her new book, The Backyard Gardener: Simple, Easy, and Beautiful Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers.

Kelly tells us all about how anyone can grow the fruits, vegetables and herbs they love right in their own backyards, very easily. Kelly tells us how to grow garlic, when to plant it, how to condition the soil, the varieties to choose and when to harvest. She also gives us some insight on growing grapes and some simple techniques you can use to make them easier to manage.

From there, Kelly tells us about mulches, which ones to use and how much, she'll touch on how you can help control pest problems in your vegetable garden with simple crop rotation techniques, and why you should get into the habbit of making sure you move the location of where your plants grow, each and every season.

This and so much more on this week's episode of Vegetable Gardening!



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#258: Gardening for your Back Yard Made Easy with Expert & Author Kelly Orzel


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Here's What We'll Cover in this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Growing Healthy Vegetables
  • Pest Control through Crop Rotation
  • Making sure your soil is in top shape for your Vegetable Garden
  • Compost
  • Growing Garlic
  • Growing Grapes

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About this week's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Kelly Orzel

#258: Gardening for your Back Yard Made Easy with Expert & Author Kelly Orzel Kelly Orzel is a horticulturist, Master Gardener and life-long grower of green things. She fell in love with plants and dirt when she was 15 and working at a local nursery. Now with more than 20 years of experience and a master's degree in Horticulture, Kelly's infatuation with plants has manifested itself with Bowery Beach Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. As a sustainable, organic girl-farmer she specializes in fresh cut culinary herbs for local restaurants and markets and scented geraniums. A grower at heart, Kelly grows a wide selection of unique plants; drawn to the old-fashioned and heirloom varieties for their delicious flavors, scents and colors that is missing in many plants and flowers today.

During the winter months Kelly works as a freelance writer/photographer for local newspapers and national garden magazines, including Hobby Farms. She travels throughout New England and beyond giving garden talks, demonstrations and has even appeared on local television stations sharing her love of gardening and growing.

Aside from dirt, Kelly loves bread and cheese, over-sized sweaters and Jane Austen novels. She lives with her husband and dog (Mr. Bert) on their small farm in Maine.

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Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.

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