The Grow Guide is a weekly gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki, who asks all the questions you’re afraid to, and master grower, Dave Hanson, who answers them all with wisdom. Listen in as they chat openly about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible.
Zone Pushing Your Edible Garden with Meg Cowden from Seed to Fork
On this week's episode, Maggie and Dave are joined by Zone 4b American grower, Meg Cowden, the blogger behind Seed to Fork. Meg shares about her inspiring approach to gardening and how to embrace a mindset that positions cold climate gardening as a strength. Topics covered in this episode: growing nuts, prepping the garden for Fall, soil blocks for seed starting, peat moss, grow lights, seedling care, using row covers, frost hardy plants, root cellars, cover crops, seed providers for cold climates, and unusual edibles that "zone push."
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Growing indoor organic baby greens
Dave and Maggie are back in studio and excited to chat about garlic, the frost tolerance of figs, a beautiful little book that was shared with them and send a shoutout to a listener with amazing cold-climate grapes. Indoor baby greens are the feature topic for this episode and your hosts take a deep dive on everything you need to know about setting up your own organic grow space.
Transitioning plants indoors, with Steven Biggs
Award winning author and gardening educator Steven Biggs is our guest this week, here to help make the transition smoother for any plants that are coming inside for winter. Dave also takes on a listener question about growing peppers indoors and shares a "spritzy" plant of the week!
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Mid-summer garden wisdom, with Niki Jabbour
Dave and Maggie are trilled to welcome award-winning author Niki Jabbour back to the show. Niki shares a ton of practical and insightful tips on how to keep your summer garden flourishing, navigating slugs, zucchini issues, powdery mildew hacks, tomato tantrums and more during our recent chat. Niki also becomes our first guest ever to join in on our "favourite thing of the week"!
How To Protect Your Garden During a Heat Wave
Maggie and Dave cover how-to plant, maintain and harvest in hot weather, common plant diseases caused by heat, some great mulch options to help you water less often and heat-loving plants that you can still add to the garden now!
Maximizing Your Garden Space with Luay from Urban Farm & Kitchen
This week's episode covers a variety of grow topics! Dave and Maggie and back together (remotely!) and start off by catching-up on what's new in their gardening lives. Dave shares about the changes he's had to make at the garden centre due to COVID and sheds some light on how this pandemic has changed the seed industry. Maggie shares how she's been taking advantage of this down time and getting seeds in the garden earlier than ever before. The co-hosts answer TWO listener questions on utilizing wood chips from a diseased tree for garden mulch, and avoiding growing mold and algae on indoor seedlings. Then, Toronto-based grower, Luay from Urban Farm & Kitchen joins the pod to talk rain gutter gardening, raised beds and poly tunnels.
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Keep up the great work, everyone that likes gardening will learn something from this show. Slange! From a Scotsman living in Alberta!
So many great tips!
This is the perfect podcast any gardener! They have so much easy, actionable tips that anyone can use. The content is advanced enough to be suitable for an experienced gardener, but is explained in enough detail such that a new gardener can follow along too. A great mix of gardening fundamentals, hot topics, and new techniques shared by knowledgeable experts.
Excellent Plant/Gardening podcast
A great gardening podcast! It is very helpful to hear information that is relevant to the more northern climate.