553: Jason Johns on Berries and Brassicas.

Jamming in the garden with healthy, tasty, fruits and vegetables.


In This Podcast:

Berries and brassicas come from two different plant families, and like many plants, they have some unique environmental requirements. Jason Johns has experimented in the garden and written books that share his secrets on how to bring these health-bearing edible plants to the back yard. Listen in to learn about growing berries and brassicas, the surprising facts about soil management for growing berries, and how to avoid unexpected pests in the garden. 


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Our Guest:

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Jason is the author of Growing Brassicas and Berry Gardening, as well as many other gardening books hoping to inspire people to take up gardening themselves and successfully grow their own delicious fresh fruit and vegetables. Jason is passionate about gardening, having grown his own produce for over twenty years.  He started with a secondhand greenhouse and an 8’ by 6’ patch of his mother’s garden, and since then has worked his way through various allotments and gardens, growing everything from radishes to carrots to giant pumpkins.

Listen in and learn about:

    • What are brassicas
    • The differences between acidic soil and boggy soil
    • How to efficiently water berry plants
    • Blueberries verses cranberries
    • What is a Chilean guava berry
    • The rule of thumb for planting brassicas
    • How to prevent windrock and clubroot
    • The surprising vegetables in the brassica family

Books written by Jason:

“Berry Gardening: The Complete Guide to Berry Gardening from Boysenberries to Gooseberries and More”

“Growing Brassicas: Growing Cruciferous Vegetables from Cabbage to Kale and Everything in Between”

How to reach Jason:

Website: www.gardeningwithjason.com

*Disclosure: 

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guest as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

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