Raised Beds, Labeling Plants and Check THIS Out!

Raised Beds, Labeling Plants and Check THIS Out!

Ep 237 – The Plantrama team gives those new to vegetable gardening some advice about raised beds…how deep, what to fill them with, and whether they need a weed barrier underneath. We talk about how to remember what you’ve planted, without sticking ugly labels next to every plant in your garden. In a new segment, we tell you about a couple of great things that we’ve discovered.

Fertilizers, Cannabis, and Plant Roots

Fertilizers, Cannabis, and Plant Roots

Ep 236 – Do you need a special fertilizer for Cannabis budding? Do you need special fertilizers for different types of plants? Do some fertilizers work better than others, and can you make your own out of food scraps? These questions answered and more in this episode.

Strawberries and Soil Temperatures

Strawberries and Soil Temperatures

Ep 235 – The Plantrama team gets their fingers sticky with strawberry juices today as we talk about foraging for wild berries, and how to grow strawberries in your garden. Hear about the types of plants, protecting berries from critters, using this plant as groundcover, and more. We end with some thoughts about soil temperatures.

Parsley, Outdoor Furniture, Insect Repellants and Plant Empowerment

Parsley, Outdoor Furniture, Insect Repellants and Plant Empowerment

Ep 233 – Ellen and C.L. address more questions from the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle. We discuss the herb that gets no respect, Parsley, plus keeping outdoor furniture dry, escaping the insect invasion in your outdoor living areas, and how we started a podcast…and how you might start a garden business too!

Garden Design, Strawberries in a Greenhouse, and Dog Business

Garden Design, Strawberries in a Greenhouse, and Dog Business

Ep 232 – Hear about how to garden if you move frequently, creating consistent gardens in sun and shade, colors that work together, and growing strawberries in a greenhouse. That and keeping the neighbor’s dogs from killing plants when they urinate on them.

Hydrangeas, Peonies and Vegetable Garden Soil

Hydrangeas, Peonies and Vegetable Garden Soil

Ep 231 – Questions from the 2022 Seattle flower show continue, with blue, mophead hydrangea blooming and pruning in our main segment. Ellen and C.L. also talk about pH for vegetable gardens and peonies that stop blooming.

Raspberries, White Flower Gardens, and Fungus Gnats

Raspberries, White Flower Gardens, and Fungus Gnats

Ep 230 – C.L. and Ellen answer questions that were submitted at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle. They discuss pruning raspberries, great plants with white flowers, and how to get rid of fungus gnats.

Breakfast Alternatives, and Growing Peppers

Breakfast Alternatives, and Growing Peppers

Ep 229 – If you’re bored with your usual breakfast, this episode is for you. We also explain photoperiodism, talk about starting pepper seeds and growing them in the garden, and answer a listener’s question about Lantana.

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