Nachos, Clivia, Dormancy, and Frosty Fern

 In this episode of Plantrama we talk about vegan Nachos, growing a Clivia plant, why some plants go dormant, and how to keep a frosty fern alive.

:31 What’s For Dinner:   Nachos!   Here’s a link to C.L.’s Vegan Nachos plus a great vegan cookbook.
5:07 Eat/Drink/Grow: Considering Clivia
13:25 Did You Know:    What is a “dormant period” and do plants need one?
18:29 Love Letters and Questions: Meghan writes to ask how to keep her ‘frosty fern’ alive.

It’s no wonder that people want to grow a Clivia…the flowers are stunning.

Vegan nachos look very much like the non-vegan version.

You can make a frosty fern look fantastic by putting the plant in unexpected containers. And this is one plant that benefits from being in a pot without a drainage hole!

Learn about an easy, vegetable comfort dish and the Norfolk Island Pine houseplant. Discover great holiday gifts and find out what is meant by “genus and species.” There are no stupid questions here, as long as the topic is plants!

:30 What’s For Dinner:   Twice Baked Potatoes
6:42  Eat/Drink/Grow:   Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla native to Norfolk Island, a small island between Australia and New Zealand and not really a pine.
14:34 Insider Information: The Plantrama Gift List
21:28 Love Letters and Questions: Could you please explain the terms species and genus?

Gift List:
Our Books and Plantrama Merch
Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening: Rare Varieties - Unusual Options - Plant Lore & Guidance Matt Mattus
Orbit B-hyve Irrigation
Gift certificate from Botanical Interest Seeds

All sorts of veggies can be mixed into the potato...kale, broccoli, chard, or winter squash are some favorites

You can freeze twice baked potatoes after you put them together. Then they are ready to take out of the freezer and bake when you need healthy comfort food.

People appreciate a Norfolk Island Pine as a substitute indoor Christmas tree because it's bright green and the layered branches can hold some ornaments.

Some put this plant out in a dappled sun location for the summer. If you wish to do so, wait until all danger of frost is past.


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