Master My Garden Podcast

Master My Garden Podcast

Master My Garden podcast with John Jones. The gardening podcast that helps you master your own garden. With new episodes weekly packed full of gardening tips, how to garden guides, interviews with gardening experts on many gardening topics and just about anything that will help you in your garden whether you are a new or a seasoned gardener. I hope you enjoy.John

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November 26, 2021 28 min

In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast with barefoot season just starting I look at how to create your own fruit garden this barefoot season. I look at what considerations you need to make when choosing fruit trees to ensure you have a productive fruit garden for many years to come. I also look at soft fruit and how choosing different varieties can extend your fruiting season. 

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With "No Dig" gardening gaining support in many gardening circles I wanted to give my verdict after almost two years using it in my garden. The results have been really good and quiet surprising in some cases. In an area with high weed pressure I had next to no weeds. Better crops generally with less watering. Soil health has improves and in one area of really poor soil the soil is now full of earthworms through nothing els...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John answers a listener question from a novice gardener the question is.
I have a new  raised block planter on two sides of my patio. Can you give me some direction as to where to start. I have Googled this but it hasn't helped and I am very intimidated by the planter and don't know where to start.

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John talks about jobs we can be doing in the garden in November and also some jobs that John will be doing in his own garden.

November is a great month to plant garlic and onion sets. By planting in November you will get your crop a month earlier than by planting sets in spring, but more importantly you will greatly reduce the chance of bolting in your onions and garlic.

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John answers a listeners question about what is the best hedging to use? While this is a difficult question to answer John looks at some of the best hedging options and talks about the pros and cons of each one. 

John talks about the hedges he uses in his own garden and gives lots of advice to help you choose the perfect hedge for you garden.

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I talk to expert vegetable grower Dermot Carey.
Dermot is a vegetable growing consultant who works with many restaurants and country houses in delivering year round farm to plate vegetable gardens. Some of the restaurants he works with include The Green Barn which is part of Burtown House and Gardens
https://burtownhouse.ie/green-barn-restaurant

The walled garden and field productio...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast we are talking wildflowers of Ireland with Zoe Devlin. We talk about the resurgence in interest in wildflowers and the part wildflowers play in pollination. Zoe also talk about some of her favourite wildflowers and where they might be found. We also talk about those invasive ones which are starting to become a problem around the country.

 Zoe has written several books on the wildflo...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I answer a listener question on how to create a garden pond from scratch.

It's a broad question but in this episode I look at the types of ponds be it formal, natural or wildlife.  Then we look at the equipment required to create a pond. What is the best pond liner to use? What pump do I need for my pond? How to prevent my pond from going green.

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I talk to Virginia Ziulu. Virginia is a nutritional therapist and recently qualified organic grower. We chat all about growing her own fruit & vegetables at home and importance of that for her family. Virginia talks about the importance of leading by example for our children when it comes to growing, cooking and eating fruit and vegetables at home.

It a really interesting chat a...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John talks to Nicole Burke about her new book Kitchen Garden Revival and much mire. Nicole talks about how her book and her goal is to bring back the kitchen garden as an extension of the home. We chat about this concept and what makes a good kitchen garden. What vegetables are good to start with and how to set up a kitchen garden correctly.

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John is joined by Oliver Schurmann Mount Venus Nursery. Oliver and Liat Schurmann run Mount Venus nursery a specialist nursery in Dublin. The plants sold by Mount Venus are predominately grown onsite and they have a great reputation for growing a great plants and giving great planting advice. Mount Venus's  selection of plants is huge from the mainstream to some more unusual all...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John talks to Dave from Greenman nursery. The tag line for Greenman nursery is plants weird and unusual. Common and under-utilised. We talk about all of these including some interesting plants I have never heard of but am definitely going to check out for my own garden.

Its a super chat with Dave and and great to hear about some of these weird and unusual plants.

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John chats to Madeline McKeever Brown Envelope Seeds all about saving your own seeds.

Seed saving is such a great thing to do for a number of reasons. You can gift your seeds to friends and get some in return. It's a very economical way go growing your own food. If you are saving your own seed you will be producing produce that has inbuilt resilience and suited to your situation...

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In this weeks episode John tells us what we can be sowing in our gardens at this time of year to give continuity of supply of veg for the coming months. John also talk about what perennials and grasses he is sowing over the coming weeks to fill out some new beds which are under development.

He also talks about autumn flowering bulbs and much more. 

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John talks to Alexandria Kelly week three winner of Irelands garden heroes. Alex is a young gardener who has created the most beautiful collection of gardens on Turra Lodge Farm. Set on the site of an old quarry and alive with rabbits the site certainly isn't without its challenges but Alex has created with the help of her family a garden to be proud of.

Gardening on a budget is...
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It's mid season and some of us are having great success with tomatoes while others are not. So what are the main jobs we need to be doing with our tomatoes to ensure they keep cropping for the coming months. I am joined for this short bonus episode by Syl Doyle from Wilton Gardens in Wexford one of the best growers of tomatoes that I know. Wilton garden have recently started sharing their tomato growing on instagram and you can...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I am joined by Dr. Karen O Hanlon to talk about the benefits of Biochar in your garden. Biochar is now starting to become spoken about quiet a lot and its benefits are far reaching and definitive. It has 58 stated uses but specifically in gardening terms it has huge benefits such as locking in carbon, retaining moisture, increasing the microbial action around the rootzone, increasin...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I talk to Anne Hutton & Liam Kelly in their wonderful garden in Carlow town.  Liam described the garden as pollinator heaven in an urban setting so I said I have to see that. The garden didn't disappoint and just shows what can be achieved even in an urban setting if you want to help and provide for our pollinators.

Anne & Liam are both beekeepers and have hives in this ...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast John looks at the topic of the gardening boom which as occurred since the March 2020 when our worlds all changed with the arrival the global pandemic. Gardening has gone through a surge in popularity with many finding it to be very enjoyable and beneficial when all else around them was in disarray. So many new gardeners have entered the market and many of them will continue to garde...

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In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I chat to Niall Maxwell who is joint host of the new RTE garden show Ireland's Garden Heroes. The show is hosted by Niall who is an award winning garden designer by trade,? Ingrid Swan also an award winning garden designer and Jimi Blake renowned plants person and owner and creator of Huntingbrook garden.

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