Saturday, March 15, 2014

#173: Mike talks with Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener About Urban Gardening

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The Wisconsin Vegetable GardenerIn this week's episode, Mike talks with Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener. Mike and Holly discuss gardening in an urban environment.

Holly will fill you in on some great information if you are limited on space, if sunlight is scarce and touch on some of the plant diseases you may have to face and some tips to overcome them.

In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:

  • The history of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener
  • Vegetables to successfully grow in an urban garden
  • How to handle limited sunlight
  • Composting in tight spaces
  • Common pest and plant disease issues
  • Popularity of urban gardening, rooftop gardens and CSAs

Items mentioned in this episode include:

About this week's Guest, Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener:

Joey & Holly Baird are the founders of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener. They are a married couple living in southeastern Wisconsin (just outside of Milwaukee). Joey & Holly make videos on youtube about how to grow your own food organically, reusing found items (or items you may just throw away), what to do with the food you grow, home canning and simple home living.

Along with traditional ground gardening they also grow indoors year-round using up and coming methods along with winter growing in cold frames and low tunnels.

Their goal through their videos and social media pages is to show the average person how easy it is to grow food, store food, and reuse everyday items. Their motto is “for the average gardener, simple home living, and using what you already have”.

Joey and Holly enjoy speaking at garden expo’s throughout the midwest. Holly is also an award winning home canner with a handful of ribbons from the Wisconsin State Fair including a Best of Show award for her home canning talents.

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