Mustard Greens, Pansies and Brown Leaves After Winter

Mustard Greens, Pansies and Brown Leaves After Winter

Ep 078 – In this episode Ellen and C.L. talk about growing and foraging for mustard greens, explain what is meant by the term “hardening off,” and discuss a favorite spring flower. We wonder why pansies are said to “have faces” and answer Carl’s question about the brown leaves on his rhododendron.

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Deer or Rabbit Resistant Plants and More From Seattle

Deer or Rabbit Resistant Plants and More From Seattle

Ep 077 – At the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Ellen and C.L. talked about foraging for garlic mustard and C.L.’s favorite summer squash. We give recommendations for plants that Bambi and Thumper don’t like, and take questions about succulents and mushrooms.

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Fiddlehead Ferns and Comparing Cannabis and Tomatoes

Fiddlehead Ferns and Comparing Cannabis and Tomatoes

Ep 074 – Discover which ferns to harvest for spring “fiddleheads,” why you shouldn’t start seeds in pots of garden soil, comparing and contrasting starting tomatoes and cannabis from seed, and the possibility of planting peas in July.

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Sorrel, Seeds, and Sawdust in the Garden

Sorrel, Seeds, and Sawdust in the Garden

Ep 072 – Find out if you need to soak seeds before planting them, how to grow better root crops, and if it’s OK to put sawdust in the garden. We also talk about sorrel – the weed and the cultivated vegetable. Podcoin.

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Repotting, Double Digging, and Spicy Peppers

Repotting, Double Digging, and Spicy Peppers

Ep 069 – Double digging of soil, repotting plants in larger pots, and growing hot peppers, are on today’s episode. Discover starting peppers from seed and preserving them after harvest, plus learn if the “hot lips plant” is for real.

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