649: Jennifer McGuinness on Micro Food Gardening.
Growing compact and bountiful gardens in the smallest of spaces.
In This Podcast:
Jennifer McGuinness’ contagious enthusiasm for gardening will have you pining to grow something. No space? No problem! Jen has found creative ways to grow food in small spaces. She gives us a taste of the small space gardening projects we’ll find in her new book and she shares the joy she found in writing and taking the photos for it. Jen tells about her website, describes all the things she loves about gardening, and revels in her current role in the gardening community.
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Jennifer McGuinness began regularly writing as Frau Zinnie in 2011 on her garden blog, FrauZinnie.com. The website features Jen’s writing, photography, personal experiences in her garden located in Connecticut, and interviews with garden experts. She is a proponent of organic methods and pollinator-friendly gardens, and excited about her first published book “Micro Food Gardening: Project Plans and Plants for Growing Fruits and Veggies in Tiny Spaces”.
Listen in and learn about:
- Jen’s gardening roots
- Finding the full sun in the driveway
- What is micro food gardening?
- Containers for micro food gardening
- The story behind Jen’s book – she took all the beautiful photos!
- Building a cucumber tower
- Where did Jen get all these ideas?
- How Frau Zinnie was born
- About Jen’s website
- “Oh yeah! That’s why I’m doing what I’m doing!”
- There really isn’t a dumb question
- The warmth of the gardening community
- Garden Bloggers Fling
- Favorite things to grow
- All the tiny creatures in the garden
- Beginning gardeners, this is for you
As well as:
Her failure – Not doing research on the plants bordering her property before planting her garden
Her success – Having the opportunity to write and do the photography for her book
Her drive – Learning new things
Her advice – “If you want it, you can grow it.”
Books written by Jen
Jen’s Book recommendations:
How to reach Jen:
Facebook: Frau Zinnie
YouTube: Frau Zinnie
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