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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Wilted Plants, Tree Bark, and Planting on Steep Slopes

Wilted Plants, Tree Bark, and Planting on Steep Slopes

Ep 068 – C.L. and Ellen discuss wilted plants and how to tell why they are drooping, we recommend two newsletters to sign up for, and discuss the bark on trees…what it does and why it’s different on each type of tree. Ellen tells us the story of how she went from a Broadway performer to plant geek, and we answer Ami’s question about plants to put on a sunny slope.

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Shagbark Hickory, Starting Flowers From Seed, and Organic Fertilizers

Shagbark Hickory, Starting Flowers From Seed, and Organic Fertilizers

Ep 066 – This program explains why you might want to plant a hickory tree, and which flowers can be started indoors this spring. C.L. and Ellen also discuss how organic fertilizers work and why you should appreciate that they aren’t instantly available to plants. The episode ends with the mystery of the disappearing foxglove plants.

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