Grilling, Fertilizing, Deer and Carnivorous Plants

Grilling, Fertilizing, Deer and Carnivorous Plants

Ep 197 – C.L. and Ellen celebrate the summer season by talking about grilling, fertilizing, and carnivorous plants. We also discuss dealing with deer and growing edible plants in windy, urban situations such as rooftops and terraces.

Summer Cocktails, Pruning and Storm Damage

Summer Cocktails, Pruning and Storm Damage

Ep 196 – We begin with summer cocktails in this best of Plantrama episode, then go on to talk about summer pruning, hail and dealing with storm damage. Ellen and C.L. are also united in their dislike of landscape fabric.

Roasted Vegetables, Mothballs and Clay Soil

Roasted Vegetables, Mothballs and Clay Soil

Ep 195 – In this “best of Plantrama” episode Ellen and C.L. encourage you to roast your veggies and foraged foods, whether you’re serving them immediately or freezing them for the future. We badmouth the use of mothballs in the garden, talk about the role of bacteria and answer a question about gardening in clay soils.

Plant-ID Apps, Bee Balm, and Japanese Beetles

Plant-ID Apps, Bee Balm, and Japanese Beetles

Ep 194 – The Plantrama team presents farmed and foraged edibles for the end of June, and discusses how to tell if your plant-ID app has given you a correct identification. We celebrate The Year of the Monarda, and why beebalm has a place in most gardens. Plus Ellen and C.L. and talk about Japanese beetle control.

Weed Seeds, Artichokes, and Citrus Trees

Weed Seeds, Artichokes, and Citrus Trees

Ep 193 – C.L. and Ellen discuss how weed seeds have an amazing ability to rest dormant in the soil for years. We peel back the layers of Artichokes, review a book about growing a mini fruit garden, and discuss keeping citrus trees happy indoors.

Marking Your Territory, Elderberries, and Hydrangea Color

Marking Your Territory, Elderberries, and Hydrangea Color

Ep 192 – Ellen and C.L. discuss whether human urine helps with critter control in the garden and they talk about a favorite shrub, Sambucus, aka elderberry. The episode finishes with a discussion of changing the pH for a potted hydrangea so that the flower turns from pink to blue.

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