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The Burpee 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.

The three most important things
2:48
What you need to know before you garden.
0:00
2:48
It's all about soil
3:06
A formula for success.
0:00
3:06
Amending with organics
3:50
A little goes a long way.
0:00
3:50
How to make compost
4:08
Recycling at its best.
0:00
4:08
Planting raised beds
4:20
Great growing environment for a productive garden.
0:00
4:20
Make notes & take pictures
5:40
Document your garden to build on success.
0:00
5:40
Garden layouts for better yields
4:54
Use these layout guidelines for best garden performance.
0:00
4:54
Gardening in containers
5:29
Tips for space challenged gardens.
0:00
5:29
Patience is a virtue
3:16
What to expect from your vegetable plants.
0:00
3:16
Time to plant
3:06
What you need to know to start off right.
0:00
3:06
Mulch is a must
3:26
How and why to mulch around your vegetables.
0:00
3:26
Understanding companion plants
3:40
Growing companion plants offers many benefits.
0:00
3:40
Vacation planning
3:23
Put your garden on autopilot while you're away.
0:00
3:23
Be proactive, not reactive
3:13
Staying on top of your garden will eliminate potential problems.
0:00
3:13
Support your plants
3:52
As plants get taller and heavier, reinforce them with stakes and cages.
0:00
3:52
Pull those weeds
3:52
Weeds deplete moisture and nutrients, and attract some pests.
0:00
3:52
Water-wise gardening
3:12
When and how to water to minimize use and keep plants healthy.
0:00
3:12
Understanding plant disease
3:49
Proactive tips for disease control.
0:00
3:49
Proactive pest control
3:35
Tips for keeping insects at bay.
0:00
3:35
Mid-season Tomato care
4:12
Keeping those tomatoes coming on strong.
0:00
4:12
Thinning the crop
2:52
Sometimes you gotta be cruel to be kind: Reducing quantity can improve quality.
0:00
2:52
Harvesting leafy crops now
3:11
How to know when it's time to harvest lettuces and greens.
0:00
3:11
Sharing the bounty
4:02
What to do with bumper crops.
0:00
4:02
Fall vegetable gardening
3:10
Extend the season with a second crop.
0:00
3:10
Fall gardening tips
4:15
Provide a little protection for your cool-season crops.
0:00
4:15
End-of-season cleanup
3:41
Last steps before putting the vegetable garden to bed.
0:00
3:41
Artichoke
3:36
0:00
3:36
Basil
3:22
0:00
3:22
Beans
3:54
0:00
3:54
Broccoli
4:12
0:00
4:12
Cabbage
3:42
0:00
3:42
Calibrachoa
2:12
0:00
2:12
Cauliflower
3:46
0:00
3:46
Celery
3:42
0:00
3:42
Cucumber
4:05
0:00
4:05
Eggplant
3:43
0:00
3:43
Herbs
3:05
0:00
3:05
Lettuce
3:25
0:00
3:25
Melon
4:05
0:00
4:05
Mixed Greens
3:12
0:00
3:12
Okra
3:11
0:00
3:11
Onion
3:55
0:00
3:55
Peas
3:30
0:00
3:30
Peppers
4:02
0:00
4:02
Spinach
3:16
0:00
3:16
Strawberry
4:28
0:00
4:28
Swiss Chard
3:14
0:00
3:14
Tomato
4:04
0:00
4:04
Zinnia
3:28
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3:28