As we embarked on our 11th season, life changed overnight. Not being able to safely travel the country meant we had the opportunity to do more filming at the Growing a Greener World GardenFarm™ and other nearby locations. With a lot more time at home this year, our host and creator, Joe Lamp’l, takes you behind-the-scenes to experience a real day in the life at his personal and TV garden while he gets caught up on some planting and gardening projects.
When Joe isn’t on the road to capture the stories of other gardeners in their gardens, he’s busy keeping up with his own large, organically-maintained raised bed garden and 5-acre hobby farm north of Atlanta. That includes helping his daughter, Amy, run her business – GardenFarm™ Grown – selling seedlings and produce. You might recall from episode 904, Amy started that side business to raise some extra money. Well, it’s still going strong. Joe provides an update on how Amy’s business has grown as well as how they managed to sell thousands of seedlings within their community while safely social distancing during the 2020 quarantine.
Follow along with us behind-the-scenes as we see what a typical day for Joe looks like. With a weekly podcast, an online gardening school, a community of inquisitive gardeners, and a national public television show to produce and host, a day in the life of Joe Lamp’l is pretty much non-stop. It’s a wonder he ever gets anything done in the garden. But in this episode we see him in action – providing helpful gardening tips on making compost, spacing plants just right, adding new seedlings to the garden, and tackling a few projects like building a new string trellis for cucumbers.
We hope you enjoy this first episode where we got a glimpse of a day in the life of Joe at the GardenFarm.™ Join us each week for more hands-on gardening tips and inspiring stories. Tune in each week to your local public television station for new episodes or watch them here or from our GGWTV YouTube channel. Subscribe to that channel for free to receive notifications a new episode is released every Saturday throughout the fall. Thank you for watching!
Links & Resources
Growing a Greener World YouTube Episode 904 – Waking Up the GardenFarm™
Growing a Greener World YouTube Episode 1101 – A Day In The Life at the GardenFarm™
Growing a Greener World Newsletter sign-up
joegardenerTV YouTube: How to Make a Planting Board: The Perfect Guide for Evenly Spacing Seeds and Plants
The Online Gardening Academy and Master Seed Starting Notification Signup
The joe gardener Amazon Storefront
The joe gardener Show podcast – Apple Podcasts Preview Page for the entire catalog of Joe’s episodes and reviews
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Alexandria Grice says
Hi Joe, i’m wondering if I can compost rhubarb leaves and if so, how. I know they are poisonous as they are, and to date I have always put them in the garbage, but I feel bad about doing that because it adds to a landfill. I am in Hawarden Saskatchewan Canada so our growing season is end of May to late September.
Joyce dignazio says
this has nothing to do with the afore mentioned article. I was wondering, since you stated that using horse manure is not as safe as we would think, how does that affect mushroom compost, since their planting medium is full of stable cleanings from race tracks in some areas?
John Longard says
Another winner, Joe! Now I’m thinking about growing more diakon radishes. I’ve got some, but there’s always room for more. Peanuts may also be on the horizon.
When I saw you getting down and dirty, I thought about another idea for an episode. How about an episode for those who have physical limitations. I know I’ve had to adapt to my earlier gardening methods, like using a pvc pipe to sow seeds in the ground.