324: Jessica Walliser on Container Gardening.

Making the most of small spaces for gardens.


Our Returning guest Horticulturist Jessica co-hosts The Organic Gardeners, an award-winning program on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The American Horticultural Society.

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In addition. she is also the author of several gardening books including the Amazon best-seller Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically, and her fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, which was awarded the American Horticultural Society’s 2014 Book Award.


In This Podcast:

Returning guest Jessica Walliser opens our eyes and minds to working in small spaces with container gardens.  She worked hard to make a comprehensive book with important steps and key details for those who wish to make a container work for growing their vegetables, fruits and flowers too. And we get a few ideas for containers too.

Listen in and learn about:

  • Her container gardening book that was different from the rest on the market
  • The long process to getting a book published
  • Three pillars of successful container gardening
  • Don’t skimp on the potting mix that you use!
  • The How-To section that will help with container gardening
  • Supporting pollinators
  • The benefits of using fabric containers
  • Her recommendation for container vegetables
  • Her EPIC A-ha moment looking for varieties
  • Fruit tree ideas and important things to consider when putting multiple things in one container
  • The relationship with bugs and how to deal with them
  • The importance of soil health and the web of life
  • Organic fertilizers and how to make the change
  • A Troubleshooting guide in her book
  • Camera selection

Jessica’s Books:

Container Gardening Complete: Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces

Good Bug Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically (All you need to know about the insects in your garden)

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control

How to reach Jessica:         

Website: jessicawalliser.com

Facebook: Jessica Walliser

Twitter: @jessicawalliser

Instagram: @jessicawalliser

UrbanFarm.org/ContainerGardening


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