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a podcast about plants with Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari

Mulch and Nitrogen, Smartweeds, and Aliens in Junipers

Mulch and Nitrogen, Smartweeds, and Aliens in Junipers

Ep 143 – Ellen and C.L. discuss whether the use of mulch robs the soil of nitrogen, and we take a dive into the Polygonaceae family…smart weeds and knotweeds. We give you the scoop on two informative webinars for anyone interested in growing hydrangeas, and answer a question about the odd, jelly-like forms that a listener has found on some junipers.

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Omelets, Peonies, Oak Galls and Soap in the Garden

Omelets, Peonies, Oak Galls and Soap in the Garden

Ep 142 – This episode will inspire you to make an omelet using vegetables you’ve grown or foraged for. Ellen and C.L. take a deep dive into peonies and all the questions people have about them not flowering, when to move them, how to control mildew and more. Finally, we clue you in about the fascinating (and mostly harmless) round growths on oak leaves, and advise a listener about the use of soap in the garden.

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Weed Control, Brambles, and Pinching Cannabis

Weed Control, Brambles, and Pinching Cannabis

Ep 141 – If you’re wondering about growing blackberries or raspberries, want to know how to use a hoe for weed control or how to pinch your cannabis plants for bushy growth, this episode will help. Plus foraging for pineapple weed and growing pineapple sage.

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Books by Ellen and C.L.

The Wildcrafted Cocktail book by Ellen Zachos

The Wildcrafted Cocktail
by Ellen Zachos

The Cocktail Hour Garden book by C.L. Fornari

The Cocktail Hour Garden
by C.L. Fornari

Backyard Foraging book by Ellen Zachos

Backyard Foraging
by Ellen Zachos

Coffee for Roses book by C.L. Fornari

Coffee for Roses
by C.L. Fornari

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