Roasting Summer Harvests, Mothballs and Bacteria

Roasting Summer Harvests, Mothballs and Bacteria

Ep 091 - We start this episode with information about roasting vegetables, and C.L. claims that roasted garden green beans taste as good as French fries. We then go on to trash the idea that mothballs can be used to repel animals in the garden, and talk about bacteria…the good, the bad, and the ugly. The episode ends with Chelsea’s question about growing plants in clay.
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Fireworks, Pesto and Harvesting Garlic

Fireworks, Pesto and Harvesting Garlic

Ep 090 - Ellen and C.L. ignite the plant equivalent of fireworks in today’s episode. We revisit how pesto doesn’t have to be made only from basil, talk about harvesting garlic, and answer Vincent’s question about wildflower gardens.
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Radishes, Duct Tape, and Marauding Mint

Radishes, Duct Tape, and Marauding Mint

Ep 087 - Radishes, Duct Tape, and Marauding Mint. C.L. and Ellen debate whether duct tape can be used to fix broken branches, discuss radishes, help a listener deal with a garden thug that’s disguised as a popular herb, and talk about the importance of mycorrhizae. :30 radishes and milkweed 4:38 duct tape 8:37 mycorrhizae 19:49 lawn full of mint
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Foraged Ornaments, Edible Perennials and Tick Diseases

Foraged Ornaments, Edible Perennials and Tick Diseases

Ep 086 - Ellen and C.L talk about how to make ornaments for your garden from rocks or sticks you can find locally. We discuss what plants you can include in your perennial garden that are also edible and give tips for avoiding ticks and tick borne diseases. The episode ends with a question from Kelly about transplanting in June.
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Peat Moss, Beautiful Containers and Organic Labeling

Peat Moss, Beautiful Containers and Organic Labeling

Ep 085 - Listening to this podcast will help you choose some great plants for mixed containers and maintain them through the summer. You’ll find out why peat moss doesn’t make good mulch and why you’ll want to give every young person you know that book Gardening With Emma. And you’ll discover that just because a plant or product isn’t labeled “organic” doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily problematic.
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May Foraging, Annual Sunflowers and What Plants Do At Night

May Foraging, Annual Sunflowers and What Plants Do At Night

Ep 084 - In this episode you’ll hear what you can forage for in May, learn about what plants do in the nighttime, and discover the joy of planting annual sunflowers. Ellen and C.L. also explain how some plants deliver beauty inside during the winter and outdoors in the summer. Plus we answer Sara’s email asking if it’s too late to plant in her yard and gardens.
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May Cocktails, Liming Lawns and Gorgeous Salads

May Cocktails, Liming Lawns and Gorgeous Salads

Ep 083- In this episode Ellen and C.L. toast the month of May with spring cocktails, explain how to figure what amount of mulch you need, and talk about creating beautiful salads that are foraged or farmed. Plus we end with Pete’s question about liming lawns.
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