Garden Myths - Learn the truth about gardening


Robert Pavlis has been a guest on the following podcasts.

Tova’s Garden

Tova Roseman from Tova’s Garden and I 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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Root Simple

Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple interviewed me about a wide range of gardening topics. They wanted to better understand my gardening philosophy and how I manage to take care of a 6 acre garden with a lot less effort than most gardeners. Keeping things simple and understanding the real reasons why we do things in the garden allow me to enjoy the garden more with less effort.In this podcast you will learn some of my secretes, which anyone can use.

  • The why and how of Aspen Grove gardens
  • Keeping fertilizer to a minimum
  • Using chemicals sparingly
  • Benefits of cut and drop composting
  • Compost tea myths
  • Understanding bokashi
  • You can have too much compost
  • Controlling mosquitoes with plants
  • Treating vegetables different than landscape plants
  • Organic vs synthetic fertilizer
  • Learning to accept some pests


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Abundant Edge

Oliver M. Goshey, from Abundant Edge, interviewed me recently about the Why and How of Building Your Own Pond. We discussed how natural ponds fit into the move towards permaculture and natural living. The idea of natural gardens and attracting wildlife to the garden is becoming very popular for good reasons. A pond is a perfect addition to such gardens.In the interview we discussed many topics including:

  • Attracting wildlife
  • Designing for a natural look
  • Keeping algae down without pumps
  • How natural ponds keep the water clean
  • Importance of plant shelves
  • Maintaining fish and managing fish waste
  • Why chemicals and water testing is not required
  • How to make it waterproof – liner vs clay lined
  • Maintaining koi
  • Selecting the right size of pump for a waterfall
  • Planning the construction process


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The Vegetable Gardening Show

Mike the Gardener from The Vegetable Gardening Show interviewed me recently to talk about garden myths.

Here are some of the things we discussed:

  • Techniques to make large gardens, less work
  • Mulching to help reduce your workload in the garden
  • How bad gardening information becomes well known garden myths
  • Garden myths that won’t go away, like exploding slugs
  • Fundamentals of planning out your garden
  • Top 3 mistakes of new gardeners


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