Compost, Drying Plants Upside Down, and Fried Sage Leaves

Compost, Drying Plants Upside Down, and Fried Sage Leaves

Ep 104 – In this episode Ellen and C.L. talk about a great way to prepare fresh sage leaves for a garnish, whether hanging herbs and other plants upside down to dry is important, the basics of compost, and how long carrots can be left to grow in the ground.

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Fall Cocktails, Winter Protection and Growing Fig Trees

Fall Cocktails, Winter Protection and Growing Fig Trees

Ep 102 We start off this podcast with a toast to fall as Ellen presents an autumnal cocktail…a frozen persimmon margarita! We discuss protecting plants for the winter (should you?) and growing figs in cold climates. The glorious, fall-flowering goldenrod is a plant we celebrate, and we’re happy to announce the arrival of Plantrama shirts and other merch.

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Repotting Orchids, Coffee Plants, and Saving Seeds

Repotting Orchids, Coffee Plants, and Saving Seeds

Ep 101 – Do you need to repot an orchid? Want to grow a cup-a-Joe in your living room? Maybe you’re interested in saving seeds from plants you’ve grown in your garden, or you need a handy tool for deadheading and cutting flower bouquets. If any of this is of interest, have we got a podcast for you!

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Overwintering Plants in Pots, Firepit Plantings, and Eating Dahlias

Overwintering Plants in Pots, Firepit Plantings, and Eating Dahlias

Ep 100 – Ellen and C.L. celebrate their 100th episode with talk about keeping potted plants alive through the winter, plantings that make your fire pit experience more fragrant or beautiful, and fertilizers for every type of plant. We begin by revisiting how dahlia tubers and petals are edible and end with a question about rain gauges.

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Flower Garlands, Fall Fix-ups, and Quince

Flower Garlands, Fall Fix-ups, and Quince

Ep 099 – In this episode the Plantrama team talks about creating colorful flower garlands for a celebration, fall fix-ups for containers, gardens and curb appeal, and quince bushes or trees. We end with a question from Torry about what “soil amendments” are and what they can do.

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Fall Foraging, Critters and Borage

Fall Foraging, Critters and Borage

Ep 098 – Join Ellen and C.L. as they talk about silverberries (Elaeagnus umbellata), an easily grown herb with edible flowers (Borage), and what to do when the population of critters explodes. All that and some discussion about leaf shapes and cooperative extention services.

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Summer Squash, Winter Squash and Eating Squash Flowers

Summer Squash, Winter Squash and Eating Squash Flowers

Ep 097 – In this episode Ellen and C.L. squash a lot of information into about 25 minutes. We talk about how to prepare summer squash flowers, ways to judge if a winter squash is ripe, and coping with squash vine borers and powdery mildew on squash plants. Once we’ve been fully squashed, we move onto the berries on Staghorn Sumac.

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Transplanting, End of Summer Plant Sales, and Cinnamon Fungicide

Transplanting, End of Summer Plant Sales, and Cinnamon Fungicide

Ep 096 – an you move plants now, in the summer? Is it smart to buy end of summer sale plants? Would you like the Earthkind Mosquito repellant? Could cinnamon be used for fungus control by putting it into the soil? These are the questions that C.L. and Ellen consider and answer in today’s episode.

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