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“Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.”
-- African Proverb

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Gardening tips from Joe Lamp'l

The Burpee Home Gardens Podcasts provide practical information from gardening expert and national television host Joe Lamp'l. Learn how to grow a bountiful and tasty home vegetable garden! From planting to harvest, we'll share what you need to know, every step of the way.

  


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Gardening Tip of the Week How do I Grow That?
 
3 most important things
What you need to know before you garden.
2:47 min

It's all about soil
A formula for success.
3:06 min

Amending with organics
A little goes a long way.
3:50 min

How to make compost
Recycling at its best.
4:08 min

Planting raised beds
Great growing environment for a productive garden.
4:20 min

Make notes & take pictures
Document your garden to build on success.
5:40 min

Garden layouts for better yields
Use these layout guidelines for best garden performance.
4:54 min

Gardening in containers
Tips for space challenged gardens.
5:29 min

Patience is a virtue
What to expect from your vegetable plants.
3:16 min

Time to plant
What you need to know to start off right.
3:06 min

Mulch is a must
How and why to mulch around your vegetables.
3:26 min

Understanding companion plants
Growing companion plants offers many benefits.
3:40 min

Vacation planning
Put your garden on autopilot while you're away.
3:23 min

Be proactive, not reactive
Staying on top of your garden will eliminate potential problems.
3:13 min

Support your plants
As plants get taller and heavier, reinforce them with stakes and cages.
3:52 min

Pull those weeds
Weeds deplete moisture and nutrients, and attract some pests.
3:52 min

Water-wise gardening
When and how to water to minimize use and keep plants healthy.
3:12 min

Understanding plant disease
Proactive tips for disease control.
3:49 min

Proactive pest control
Tips for keeping insects at bay.
3:35 min

Mid-season Tomato care
Keeping those tomatoes coming on strong.
4:12 min

Thinning the crop
Sometimes you gotta be cruel to be kind: Reducing quantity can improve quality.
2:52 min

Harvesting leafy crops now
How to know when it's time to harvest lettuces and greens.
3:11 min

Sharing the bounty
What to do with bumper crops.
4:02 min

Fall vegetable gardening
Extend the season with a second crop.
3:10 min

Fall gardening tips
Provide a little protection for your cool-season crops.
4:15 min

End-of-season cleanup
Last steps before putting the vegetable garden to bed.
3:41 min
 
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Artichoke
3:36 min

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Basil
3:22 min

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Beans
3:54 min

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Broccoli
4:12 min

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Brussels Sprouts
3:49 min

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Cabbage
3:42 min

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Calibrachoa
2:12 min

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Cauliflower
3:46 min

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Celery
3:42 min

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Cucumber
4:05 min

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Eggplant
3:43 min

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Herbs
3:05 min

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Lettuce
3:25 min

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Melon
4:05 min

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Mixed Greens
3:12 min

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Okra
3:11 min

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Onion
3:55 min

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Peas
3:30 min

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Peppers
4:02 min

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Spinach
3:16 min

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Squash - Summer
3:58 min

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Squash - Winter
4:02 min

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Strawberry
4:28 min

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Swiss Chard
3:14 min

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Tomato
4:04 min

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Zinnia
3:28 min

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