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Podcast with Tova’s Garden About Garden Myths

I recently had the pleasure of doing a podcast with Tova Roseman from Tova’s Garden. We talked a lot about simplifying the gardening process and how a better understanding of garden myths leads to a more successful garden.

Here is a list of some of the topics discussed in this podcast.

  • Learning to work with nature
  • Adopting the cut and drop method
  • Why you should clean up the garden in spring, instead of fall
  • Let nature solve pest problems
  • Benefits of watering less
  • Match plants to soil
  • The truth about Epsom salts
  • Solving blossom end rot in tomatoes
  • The real benefit of compost in your garden
  • Creating a natural pond without electricity


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Tova's garden

Tova’s garden

Tova’s Garden

Tova’s Garden is both a blog and the producer of a regular podcast. Its focus is organic gardening and the importance to our health. No matter where you live, everyone feels their climate is the toughest, their soil is the poorest and there is either too much water or not enough water. Tova’s goal is “to give you easy, timely information to help make organic gardening easier. And fun. And help you reap the benefits in your garden and in your life.”

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Tova Roseman has also published two books.


Tova's book, perennials

Perennials by Tova’s Garden

Perennials the first in a series published by Tova’s Garden specifically for gardening in challenging climates. Perennial plants are listed by the season they bloom so you can easily…..

  • Design a perennial garden that blooms for almost 9 month of the year
  • Create great soil that will sustain your garden without any weeds
  • Conserve water and still give your plants exactly what they need to grow and bloom their best
  • Learn how to create the perfect drip irrigation system using Tova’s specialized method.


Mr. Vegetable’s Garden Tips

Tova Roseman's book, Mr. Vegetables Garden Tips

Mr. Vegetables Garden Tips, by Tova Roseman

Mr. Vegetable’s Garden Tips specifically for vegetable gardening in challenging climates.   Mr. Vegetable’s Garden Tips give you 30 years worth of real tips, tricks, and tried and true methods.

A real person, Gene Klump is Mr. Vegetable.  After 10 years answering questions on The Garden Talk Line and 25 years market gardening experience with his own Marigold Farms, Gene is the ultimate expert on vegetable gardening in one of the toughest climates in the U.S. And his advice is written in his award-winning humorous style.

Book is currently out of print.


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Robert Pavlis
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I live in southern Ontario, Canada, zone 5 and have been gardening a long time. Besides writing and speaking about gardening, I own and operate a 6 acre private garden called Aspen Grove Gardens which now has over 3,000 perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees. Yes--I am a plantaholic!

I hope you find Garden Myths an educational site that helps you understand your garden better.

6 Responses to 'Podcast with Tova’s Garden About Garden Myths'

  1. leslie says:

    I Listened to this podcast and as much as I like your “one Straw” revolution less and support. compost in place and such I CHALLANCE YOU TO LISTEN TO A TALK, YOUTUBE OR ANYWHERE ELSE WITH Stephanie SENEFF. And still say there is NO scientific rational for the problems with Round UP.. a little on your persistent invasive brush I can understand.. thousands of areas in the heart land of this country on Corn, Soybeans, Cotton and the use for Browning for harvest of wheat and other crops.. is Not good.

  2. Net Net says:

    Not relevant to this post but to your blog in general. I enjoy dipping into it even though I’m not a gardener, because you actually test the stuff other people simply take on face value, and you explain the method and results rationally. Equally interesting are your remarks on why people believe what they do.

    So – I think you’d really enjoy the book “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert Cialdini. I found it revelatory in its explanations of how we can be persuaded to believe and do things we could never rationally defend. It doesn’t relate to myths directly but the discussion of our thinking patterns is engrossing.

  3. Ferne says:

    Really enjoyed the podcast talk with Tova, Robert. I hope you are teaching by voice elsewhere too. You have a slow, precise, thoughtful, style of explaining from authority these principles that are so little understood. I also feel better now about having been pretty slack about fertilizer all these years. Keep it coming.

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