Zucchini Mania, Plants That Change Spontaneously, and Top Foraging Plants

Zucchini Mania, Plants That Change Spontaneously, and Top Foraging Plants

Ep 145 – Hear how to use all the summer squash from your garden, learn about the new foraging calendar from Amber Lotus Publishing, and listen to Ellen give her top plants for foraging in the Midwest and Northeast. In our main segment we’ll talk about why a plant might change growth habits, or develop different foliage and flower colors.

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Bolting vegetables, Houseplants Outdoors, and Tree Transplantations

Bolting vegetables, Houseplants Outdoors, and Tree Transplantations

Ep 144 – Wondering why your salad, broccoli or radishes are flowering? Thinking that the houseplants you put out for the summer aren’t looking fantastic? Learn about attractively arranging houseplants outside, summer orchid care, what “bolting” means in the veggie garden, and a good time to transplant a tree.

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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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Eggshells, Roses and Growing Tall Verbena

Eggshells, Roses and Growing Tall Verbena

Ep 139 – This episode addresses if eggshells are beneficial in a veggie garden, along with roses: fertilizing, deadheading, insects and diseases. Plus a question about the tall verbena.

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