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LH 69: Beginning Container Food Gardening

Food Gardening for Beginners

If you’ve never grown a spec of food before and you’re looking to start, you might want to consider containers as your first garden plot.

Containers give you a starting point without the overwhelm of having to keep up a larger space. Any mistakes made are small mistakes and yet, you can still grow a large variety of edibles.

To help give you the low down on starting from scratch when you have never picked up a garden trowel before, I bring on garden blogger/author Dee Nash.

You can listen to the podcast episode or read the full transcript below.


You will learn:

  • The basic tools needed to start gardening
  • The types and sizes of containers that work best
  • How to assess a garden space
  • What to look for in potting soil
  • How to read a fertilizer label
  • Why organic is best
  • How to make a salad bowl garden

Guest: Dee Nash


Dee Nash is a Garden Writer and a Blogger.  She gardens in Oklahoma and she blogs over at Red Dirt Ramblings. (links below)

She’s gardened her entire life, and comes from a whole family of gardeners. She’s passionate about sharing her gardening knowledge with brand newbie gardeners. She really wants to make sure that people continue to get their hands dirty in the soil. And she’s shared her love of gardening with all four of  her kids.

She recently wrote a book called the Twenty to Thirty Something Gardener Guide – A no-fuss, down and dirty Gardening 101 for anyone who wants to grow stuff. (love that subtitle!)

But don’t let the 20-30 Something distinction fool you. It’s a solid beginner gardening book no matter what your age. And it covers how to get started, how to handle bugs, feeding, harvesting and everything in between.



Resources & Links Mentioned:

 Red Dirt Rambling- Dee’s Blog

The 20-30 Something Garden Guide* – Dee’s Book

Bucket Caddy*

Waterproof Journal*

LH-43 Growing Food in Containers



Click here for the full transcript for Episode #69

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.