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5 Great Seed Starting How To Videos

| February 6, 2014 | 22 Comments
5 Great Seed Starting How To Videos

How to start seeds? Watch these seed starting videos from the GardenFork video archive. Cardboard Seed Starting Pots Video Newspaper Seed Starting Pots Our Super Easy Grow Light How To Video Here’s how to build the grow light stand for your cheap grow lights: Some Seed Starting Thoughts from Eric Do Not Overwater Seedlings or […]

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Love the Podcast! Viewer Mail – GF Radio 349

| July 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Love the Podcast! Viewer Mail – GF Radio 349

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Eric goes solo and reads viewer mail about Garlic, raised beds, weeding from Matty, & free libraries from Christina. The NY Times article we talk about is here. More info on Bucky Buckaw is avail here. You can watch our how to grow garlic videos here: http://www.gardenfork.tv/tag/garlic-video   […]

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Bear or Varmint takes apart an empty hive

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bear or Varmint takes apart an empty hive

I had been using this empty hive as a bait hive, hoping to catch a swarm from – no luck there – and I had just left this outside the garage. I had meant to put it inside the garage, but you know how that goes. Then that night Charlie Pup was barking at the […]

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What is Green Manure? – GF Radio 348

| July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
What is Green Manure? – GF Radio 348

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today we explain what is green manure, how to grow it, and what to do to it. Responding to two viewer mails in one week, we figured we might as well talk a bit about gardening and the use of green manure. Buckwheat is often used for green […]

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Cool Your House In Summer – GF Radio 347

| July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
Cool Your House In Summer – GF Radio 347

Podcast: Play in new window | Download We talk about how to cool your house in summer on GardenFork Radio, reducing your use of air conditioning and lowering the electric bill. And we talk about baking with the no knead bread recipe first, but most of the show is devoted to methods to cool your […]

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Rick’s Cardiac Plumbing Job, Worm Composting & Frozen Vegetables – GF Radio 346

| June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rick’s Cardiac Plumbing Job, Worm Composting & Frozen Vegetables – GF Radio 346

Podcast: Play in new window | Download We find Rick in his backyard and he tells of about his recent cardiac catherization. It all worked out fine, but Rick was impressed by how easy it was and he was out of the hospital in the same day. Rick tells of about a stroke helmet that […]

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It’s Time For Garlic Scapes – GF Radio 345

| June 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
It’s Time For Garlic Scapes – GF Radio 345

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Rick and Eric talk about harvesting garlic scapes and what to do with them on this episode of GardenFork Radio. Scapes can be found in the farmers market and some food stores right now. They are the flower of the garlic plant, and when growing garlic, you want […]

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Rick Talks Collard Greens – GF Radio 344

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rick Talks Collard Greens – GF Radio 344

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Rick tells us how to cook collard greens, or at least how he cooks collard greens. We talk about Rick’s garden, as he is farther south than Eric, and he is already harvesting food like collards. Okra comes up in our conversation, it does not grow well in […]

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Run A General Store 2.5 Hours From Brooklyn

| May 27, 2014 | 2 Comments
Run A General Store 2.5 Hours From Brooklyn

Want to run your a general store 2.5 hours from Brooklyn? here’s your chance. The Connecticut town where we live part time, Colebrook, CT, had until recently the longest continually operating general store in Connecticut. It was the central hub of our small town; get a coffee, sandwich, or groceries, and also get an update […]

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Rick Returns! GF Radio 343

| May 27, 2014 | 2 Comments
Rick Returns! GF Radio 343

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Water Conservation, Olive Oil & Salad Dressing, Tomato Grafting, & what else do we talk about? Rick is back from his trip, so we are back on GF Radio. Rick and Eric got to meet up in Brooklyn after Rick’s boat trip. Rick gives us some travel photography […]

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Career Change To Self Employed – GF Radio 342

| May 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
Career Change To Self Employed – GF Radio 342

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Eric is joined by executive coach Rich Gee to talk about the mid life career change, becoming self employed, and creativity. We start talking about gas grill repair, Rick tells us about how he cleans his grill and how he keeps it from rusting in winter. A good […]

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Talking about Gardening & Food, not ourselves…. GF Radio 341

| April 29, 2014 | 3 Comments
Talking about Gardening & Food, not ourselves….  GF Radio 341

Podcast: Play in new window | Download An unkind iTunes review starts our show, and Eric asks that you go to the GF Radio page on iTunes and write an honest review. And attest to the fact that we do talk about gardening and food, and sometimes ourselves as well. Lots of gardening and how […]

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Big Green Egg Table Plans

| April 26, 2014 | 2 Comments
Big Green Egg Table Plans

Big Green Egg Table Plans using 2x4s and a few pieces of marble and a set of caster wheels. Build the table frame, add some legs, build the top, cut a hole, and you’re done. My neighbor built this Egg table and I wanted to share it with you. Super simple table plan here. The […]

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A Frame Tiny House Plans & Good Eats Love – GF Radio 340

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Frame Tiny House Plans & Good Eats Love – GF Radio 340

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Deek’s  simple A Frame Tiny House Plans start the show. Deek is part of the tiny house movement, publishing videos on his YouTube Channel, and his tiny house plans book, and hosting workshops. Eric and Rick like the A frame plan, it is a great starter cabin for […]

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Go buy those mangoes in the store

| April 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
Go buy those mangoes in the store

I’m not sure if mangoes are sold all over, but they are available in the NYC area. I find them at fruit & vegetable stands on the street and in greenmarkets, and at Whole Foods as well. Mangoes were on sale this week, I found this smaller ones, the brand name is Champagne. Most mangoes […]

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Start an olive grove : GF Radio 339

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Start an olive grove : GF Radio 339

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Wondering how to start an olive grove? Listen to GardenFork radio as we talk with Mara and Sarah on what is involved with planting olive oil trees and how to harvest olive oil. Mara tells us about she and her partner bought a small farm and planted 100 […]

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