195 episodes

On The Ledge is a podcast all about indoor gardening - helping you to grow everything from Aloe vera to the ZZ plant.  Presenter Jane Perrone has been nuts about houseplants since she was knee high to a Swiss cheese plant. She quizzes the experts, helps you find cool new stuff to grow and figures out how to fix your plant problems. For more information, email ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or visit janeperrone.com.

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    • Home & Garden
    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

On The Ledge is a podcast all about indoor gardening - helping you to grow everything from Aloe vera to the ZZ plant.  Presenter Jane Perrone has been nuts about houseplants since she was knee high to a Swiss cheese plant. She quizzes the experts, helps you find cool new stuff to grow and figures out how to fix your plant problems. For more information, email ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or visit janeperrone.com.

    Episode 174: celebrating four years of On The Ledge

    Episode 174: celebrating four years of On The Ledge

    In late February 2017 I set up a microphone in my husband’s underwear drawer and recorded the first episode of On The Ledge. More than 170 episodes later, and I’m celebrating the show’s fourth birthday, looking at the episodes that captivated and the plants that enthralled us. Keep listening to the end for the blooper reel…

    For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2021/2/24/episode-174-fourth-anniversary

    • 32 min
    Episode 173: plants behind glass at Hidcote

    Episode 173: plants behind glass at Hidcote

    I’m joined by Lottie Allen, head gardener at Hidcote in the Cotswolds, England, to learn about growing plants behind glass at this famous Arts and Crafts garden. Plus I answer a question about untangling a string of hearts, and we get a sowalong update. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2021/2/9/episode-173-inside-the-hidecote-plant-shelter

    • 49 min
    Epiosde 172: your sowalong questions answered

    Epiosde 172: your sowalong questions answered

    The On The Ledge sowalong is an annual podcast project encouraging listeners to sow and grow houseplant seeds: in this episode I answer some of the questions raised by listeners eager to take part. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2021/2/5/epiosde-172-your-sowalong-questions-answered

    • 34 min
    Episode 171: humidity

    Episode 171: humidity

    Moisture in the air helps keep many houseplants healthy, but how do we know how much humidity our plants need? Kevin Espiritu and Jonathan Jarry join me to explore the misty world of humidifiers. Plus we hear from listener Teagen in Meet The Listener. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2021/1/20/episode-171

    • 36 min
    Episode 170: sowalong and plant chat

    Episode 170: sowalong and plant chat

    It’s time to sow some seeds and shoot the breeze about Hoya trends in this episode; plus I answer a question about two very similar-looking variegated houseplants: one rather rarer than the other. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2021/1/8/episode-170

    • 54 min
    Episode 169: cactus and succulent poaching - what you need to know

    Episode 169: cactus and succulent poaching - what you need to know

    *I am re-upoading this episode as many listeners have had problems with the old file - my apologies!* 
    Dr Jared Margulies of the University of Alabama joins me to discuss the issue of plant poaching: from what to look for when you’re buying rare succulents, to who is behind the illegal trade. And I answer a question about storing Xanthosoma corms. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2021/1/8/cactus-succulent-illegal-poaching

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

willgetmoreplants ,

Definitely recommend

This is my must-listen when I water and care for all 235 of my plants! Very calming and informative! Greetings from China!

alovelyladybird ,

Top notch listening

I can’t say enough good things about this podcast! Jane’s voice is lovely and soothing so it’s relaxing listening in these turbulent times. She’s super responsive to listener questions. She’s knowledgeable but isn’t afraid to say she doesn’t know something—and then goes to work finding the answer. Her interviews with experts are a delight. I have learned so much and have been bingeing past episodes to get through the horror that is November 2020. I’ve learned so much and she’s given me the confidence and enthusiasm to return to indoor gardening with gusto after a long hiatus. Be warned, though: this podcast might be expensive as your wish list grows every episode!

JacquieSurges ,

Great show for any level of houseplant owner!

I love this show! Genuinely think I’ve been annoying my friends and family with how much I’ve been talking about it recently. On the Ledge provides lighthearted but realistic houseplant care tips, with humour and charm from host Jane Perrone.

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