702: Starting Your Fall Garden.
A Garden Chat with Christy Wilhelmi.
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In This Garden Chat:
Now is the perfect time to get a ‘kick in the pants’ on starting back into our fall gardening. Christy Wilhelmi, frequent Urban Farm Podcast guest and author of Garden Variety, joins us for this month’s Garden Chat to help dig into different aspects about one of the best times to garden. She details her garden planning process and tells us what she likes to plant and how she decides when to plant it. Christy also has plenty of tips for taking full advantage of this prime growing season no matter where you live.
Our Special Guest:
Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd, the ultimate resource for garden nerds, where she publishes her newsletters, her popular blog, top-ranked podcasts, and YouTube videos. She also specializes in small-space, organic vegetable garden design, consulting, and classes. Between 70-80 percent of her family’s produce comes from her garden of less than 300 square feet. She is author of Gardening for Geeks, 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden, and just released in February 2022 is her debut novel Garden Variety (William Morrow/Harper Collins).
– What to plant in the fall
– The key to making some vegetables taste better
– Why Christy waits for temperatures to be consistently under 73 degrees
– Find your temperature zone and last frost date at almanac.com and arborday.org
– Planning before planting
– Saving seeds from some of her plants
– Leaving the greenhouse dome on too long
– Always experimenting, always learning
– Best plants for shade
– Edible weeds? The Foragers Pantry by Ellen Zachos
– Solving nematode problems with air
– Discouraging bugs with worm castings
Books written by Christy:
400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success
Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden
How to reach Christy:
Check out Christy’s previous podcast episode 669: Christy Wilhelmi On Garden Variety – A Novel
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