Earlier this month Bplans.com ran the #IamBplans Twitter contest as part of an effort to get to know the more than 100,000 Bplans members who have joined Bplans.com since the site launched a membership feature three months ago. One of the winners was Mike the Gardener Enterprises.

Business Name: Mike the Gardener Enterprises, LLC
Year Founded: 2009
Number of Employees: <10
Most Popular Product: Seeds of the Month Club

Status: Up and Running 

Mike the Gardener Enterprises was founded by Michael Podlesny, a 3rd generational home vegetable gardener and published author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person, who has been vegetable gardening himself for nearly 30 years. Mike`s vegetable gardening tips and tricks have been featured in newspapers, magazines and blogs around the world. He has also appeared on ABC and NBC talking about vegetable gardening and the Seeds of the Month Club.

Mike the Gardener has also done an exceptional job of growing a social media following through his businesses’ Facebook page: Vegetable Gardening, which has more than 30,000 followers. Mike took some time out to record a podcast for Bplans sharing his experience and some helpful tips on social media for a business.