Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Fall Gardening Tips from Mike the Gardener

fall gardening tips from Mike The Gardener_Lil'Suburban Homestead with Karen LynnOctober 16, 2014:  Mike the Gardener from Average Person Gardening.com is a wealth of gardening knowledge and Karen Lynn and him jump right into an excellent conversation regarding all things gardening and Mike shares some fall gardening tips.  In addition to fall gardening Mike shares some nuts and bolts of gardening and even a light bulb idea for Karen Lynn!

Mike is a regular guest poster at Lil’ Suburban Homestead and a podcaster himself who speaks on numerous topics on gardening as well as being an experienced speaker you will be engaged from the moment he starts sharing his gardening knowledge!

No matter where you are on your gardening journey this is a show you will definitely want to take a listen to!

 

Show Resources:

Average Person Gardening Click Here! 

Visit Mike The Gardener on Facebook Click Here!

Follow Mike The Gardener on Twitter Click Here! 

Join Mike’s Seeds Of The Month Club Click Here!

Listen to Mike The Gardener’s Podcasts Click Here! 

Karen Lynn’s Brussel Sprout Recipe Click Here!

 

Have an idea or a question for the show contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Plants with Benefits with Helen Yoest, Author

helen yoest author of plants with benefitsSeptember 25, 2014:  Karen Lynn has Plants with Benefits Author  and Gardening/Herb expert Helen Yoest on the show and they discuss the beautiful aroma of plants what they were actually designed to do and how herbs can help keep Karen Lynn’s marriage of 25 years spicy or any marriage for that matter!

Helen and Karen Lynn have the love of plants and gardening in common and Helen inpsires and encourages all who listen some of her simple strategies for gardening and about her fun job in the gardening magazine industry!

This show will excite you and inspire you to learn more about the plants you are working with in the garden and to see how they are affecting your senses!  Come join us!

Show Resources:

Meet Helen – Click here!

Helen’s Yoest’s Facebook Page Gardening with Confidence – Click here!

Helen Yoest’s Blog – Click here!

Order Gardening with Confidence or Plants with Benefits – Click here!

Have an idea for question for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Pioneering Today: Fall Garden Prep

Lots of maple leafs a rake and wheelbarrow are ready vertical formatSeptember 19, 2014 – Melissa shares 10 tips to implement this fall to improve your soil over winter for a healthier garden come spring.

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

The Wisconsin Vegetable GardenerAugust 28, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Holly Baird at The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener and it’s all about gardening and canning today!  Both Holly and Karen Lynn share a passion for gardening and canning and their enthusiasm is definitely contagious!  Join in on the gardening and canning conversation!

Holly and her husband Joey share video tutorials and an online digital Gardening magazine at the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener and Holly shares a ton of knowledge and resources.

If you love gardening and canning make sure to tune in to this show!

Show Resources:

Have an idea or a question for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: So You Wanna Be a Homesteader? Advice & Inspiration from the Experts

homesteaderAugust 14, 2014:  Karen Lynn shares a wealth of homesteading quotes and resources in the show this week.  Whether you are new to homesteading or you have been on the journey for a while you will learn something new in this show today!

In addition to sharing some homestead blogs, she also discusses some fabulous homesteading resources including two hops, podcasts, and magazines that you should include in your homesteading reading and listening material!

As always Karen Lynn weaves in her own commentary reflecting her own suburban homestead journey and hopes this podcast inspires and encourages all of you!

Show Resources:
The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris

Podcast by Essential Survival – Julie Behling-Hovdal – Interview with Homestead Lady

From Scratch Magazine

Blog Post – So You Wanna’ Be A Homesteader?  Advice & Inspiration From The Experts!

Have a question or an idea for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Food Storage & Survival: Seed Saving 201

FSS episode 63 imageSaving seeds allows your garden to keep producing for you for many years to come.  In last week’s episode we covered basic seed saving.  Ready for some more advanced seed saving?  In this episode we cover saving seeds from tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, and onion!

Mentioned in the show:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange

Saving Tomato Seeds

Saving Cucumber Seeds

Saving Carrot Seeds

Saving Onion Seeds

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Bren at BGgarden

Interview with Bren at BGgarden - Lil' Suburban Homestead with karenLynnJuly 31, 2014:  Karen Lynn has a guest on her show who is no stranger to Social Media and is no stranger to the spot light;  Bren who not only is owner of the blog BG Garden, a Photographer with a background in the fine arts, Co-Founder and acting Administrator of Twitter’s Monday Night #Garden Chat, and is now an HGTV Gardens Community Manager for Ask & Share, and lastly she is a Social Media Correspondent for some of the larger garden shows.  Whew…. that was a mouthful and that is why you will love meeting Bren she wears many hats, is quite knowledgeable, and is always willing to share her know how with others.

Bren’s blog BG Garden features topics such as Recipes, Technology, Roses, Canning, Farm Structures (Photography), and that’s just some of the topics her blog covers.  Be prepared for beautiful photography and Karen Lynn personally loves Bren’s love of technology and social media….they are kindred spirits!  If you haven’t gotten to know Bren you will definitely want to after this interview and you can join her and Karen Lynn every Monday night at 9pm Eastern at #Gardenchat on Twitter.

Show Resources:

BGgarden.com
Lets Connect*Share*Grow on Social Media
#gardenchat : website is at http://www.connect-share-grow.com 
Facebook |  Twitter |  Google | Instagram | LinkedIn
Bren at HGTVgardens : community manager for Ask&Share 
My profile is at http://www.hgtvgardens.com/profile/bren-haas-00000146-69d1-d404-abdf-7bdbf0110000
Gardenchat website : http://www.connect-share-grow.com
USDA Maps : http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Kat at Simply Living Simply

kat at simply living simply -lil' suburban homestead with Karen LynnJuly 24, 2014:   Join Karen Lynn this week as she interviews her fellow blogging friend and homesteader Kat at Simply Living Simply.  Kat will share with all of you about her journey into homesteading, how she started learning about essential oils, and her and her family’s homesteading journey!
Kat believes in second chances and will share her and her family’s story, her blog, and life including essential oils and how much she loves them and believes in them in this show!
You will definitely not want to miss it!
Show Resources:
Have a question or an idea for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Pioneering Today: How to Direct Sow Your Garden

PodcastDirectsowJune 20, 2014:  In this episode we discuss the importance of knowing how to direct sow your garden seed and having heirloom seed. We’ll discuss:

  • When to plant your summer garden
  • Which seeds to soak overnight
  • What direct sow method means
  • What germination means
  • When not to plant certain seeds
  • When you should not soak your seeds
  • Which vegetables you shouldn’t direct sow
  • Definition of growing season
  • Companion Planting
  • How to keep birds from pulling out your new starts
  • Crop rotation, what it is, and tips for your garden