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Growing Your Grub Podcast

Fresh Food, fresh Air, how to do it yourself, and enjoy doing it. Showing how I do it is the goal of Growing Your Grub.

Occasionally, when I run across an author or expert on a subject we believe will be of interest you you, we will have them on for an interview so we can all share the experience.

But Our main focus is how to show you how easy it is to start and grow your own organic garden, choose what you want to grow, and finally at the end of the season, how to harvest your crop. In the process, you will have plenty of fresh food that you grew yourself.

What can be fresher?

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Can't We All Just Get Along?

"Can't we all just get along?" as the saying goes also applies to many of the vegetables we all know and love to grow in our garden. Now we have all heard abnout planys that get along well, like Marigolds and Tomatoes, but what about those that have "issues" with certain other plants? Thats what [...]


GYG-104 Grow Some Fruit in Your Garden

pink lady

A listener recently asked about growing her own fruit trees right there in her own backyard. I grow my own fruit, and so can you. Here I have Peaches, Nectarines, Mandarin Oranges, and Myer Lemons. And no matter where you are there should be some fruit variety that tastes good, and will grow in your [...]


GYG-103 Why Square Foot Gardening?

Raised bed

First off, I want to apologize for the pity party last week. I almost pulled the episode. Its the first episode I really regretted recording after I listened to it. But what an overwhelming response to my request for input on the podcast. I am extremely humbled by what I received. That is an understatement. [...]


Wow!  I didn't realize how long it has been since I had produced a podcast or blog post. But in my defense, Fall/Winter of 2013, & early 2014 were difficult times. First my younger brother-in-law passed away unexpectedly and really hit the family hard. Following this, we had some terrible wildfires that even took out [...]


GYG-101 Preserving Your Grub

Canned Tomato Puree

It's that time of year again when all our hard earned produce becomes ripe and ready to eat. But after a week or two of Tomatoes, or squash, or (fill in the Blanks) you start to wonder if there is a way you can save some of that great homegrown food for later in the [...]

Giant Tomato Hornworm

Manduca quinquemaculata One of the most devastating garden pests is now making the rounds.  If you haven't had a visit from the Tomato HornWorn, consider yourself lucky. Theses beasts can devour a complete tomato plant in a day or two. About the diameter of an adult male's thumb and up to 5 inches long, you [...]


GYG-099 Hot Weather Gardening

Although I made this video a couple of years ago, the recent hot weather I experienced for the past two weeks reminded me of the importance of knowing how to garden in hot weather. I know most of these are common sense, but I did want to share these tips with you so you won't [...]


  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to raise – yes, raise – the limits for glyphosate residue allowed on fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S. stores. Glyphosate is the key ingredient in Roundup, Monsanto’s widely used broad-spectrum herbicide. MIT Report on Glysophate Health Issues In 2009, a French court found Monsanto guilty [...]

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