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In this episode of Still Growing…(SG516), I feature Part 2 of my interview with Joel Karsten about the specific Steps to Successful Straw Bale Gardening.
It all starts with a process Joel calls conditioning and he shares his formula on the show today.
Previously on Still Growing:
New Shows for Winter!
I’ve been busy lining up guests for the Still Growing… weekly gardening podcast. I’m so excited, I have to share a few with you!
Deborah Madison is an American chef, writer and cooking teacher. She has been called an expert on vegetarian cooking and her gourmet repertoire showcases fresh garden produce. Her work also highlights Slow Food, local foods and farmers’ markets.
As Joe Yonan reviewed Vegetable Literacy in the Washington Post, “ It’s a must-have book for anyone interested in plant-based cooking. The book’s subtitle is “Cooking and Gardening With Twelve Families From the Edible Plant Kingdom, With Over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes.” Indeed, her mission is to illuminate the connections among vegetables from the same family, to show how they can be treated in similar ways in the kitchen, used interchangeably and sometimes together. Mustard and horseradish make natural companions for kale and cabbage because, well, they’re all part of the brassica family — or, using an older term, they’re all crucifers.”
Tovah Martin emerged from 25 years working at Logee’s Greenhouses with a serious houseplant addiction. Author of the classics The Unexpected Houseplant, The New Terrarium and Tasha Tudor’s Garden, Tovah has written more than a dozen gardening books. She served as garden editor for Victoria magazine throughout its lifetime and has been named the new Victoria’s Writer in Residence for 2012. In addition, her articles appear in a broad range of magazines and periodicals, including Country Gardens, Garden Design, Coastal Home, Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Connecticut magazine, Yankee, The Litchfield County Times, and The Daily Telegraph. For two years, she served as segment producer and frequent guest on the PBS television series Cultivating Life, and she is a repeat guest on the CBS Sunday Early Show. Tovah teaches houseplant cultivation to Master Gardeners and lectures extensively throughout the country.
Bill Daley reviewed The Unexpected Houseplant in the Chicago Tribune “Gardening authority and author Tovah Martin uses her own home in Roxbury, Conn., to illustrate all the possibilities of indoor gardening in a new book, “The Unexpected Houseplant: 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Spot in Your Home” (Timber Press, $22.95). She begins the book in fall, and follows with plants and care tips for every season. Some of her choices might surprise you. Nor is Martin one to leave houseplants in the plastic pots they come home in. She strives to be creative with her containers, using them to add a decorative touch to her rooms. Leaf through her book to see the possibilities.”
Rosalind Creasy is a garden and food writer, photographer, and landscape designer with a passion for beautiful vegetables and ecologically sensitive gardening. She began her career in horticulture in the 1970s as a landscape designer and restaurant consultant. By 1982 she had published her first book, The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, which won the Garden Writers Association’s Quill and Trowel award, was chosen as a Book of the Month selection, and hailed by The Wall Street Journal as the best garden book of 1982. Considered a classic, it coined the term “Edible Landscaping,” now a part of the American vocabulary.
Rosalind’s recent publications include the ten book Edible Gardening series filled with beautiful photographs and recipes. The series was awarded a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers in 2001. Her latest book is a complete update of The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, now called Edible Landscaping (2010). Recently, Rosalind was awarded a 2011 American Horticulture Society Book Award for Edible Landscaping. She resides in Northern California.
Scott Skogerboe taught himself grafting as a young man out of a book, while serving in the US Army as a medic in Belgium. His grafts succeeded, and this positive experience changed his life. He came back to Fort Collins, and earned a horticultural degree from Colorado State University. Scott has been the head propagator at Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery for the last 16 years. During those years he has grown over 3 million trees and shrubs. His home orchard includes over 150 different fruit trees and small fruits.
Rebecca Jones researched Scott’s amazing passion for the Denver Rocky Mountain News, “Scott Skogerboe’s search for the remnants of a historic tree led him down many blind alleys, from one Ohio farm to the next, through yellowed newspaper clippings, school secretaries’ recollections and county historical society files.
But he finally got his tree.
The nurseryman, of Fort Collins Nursery, spent more than a year tracking down the last living apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed. Skogerboe now has a greenhouse full of cuttings from that tree, grafted onto rootstock and ready to transplant into the yards of others who share his fascination with historic trees.”
Pretty amazing, right? It’s just a taste of what you’ll find on the podcast this Fall. Not a listener yet? Head on over to iTunes to get the Still Growing… weekly gardening podcast on your favorite device.
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