205 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.

On The Ledge Jane Perrone

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 206 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 233: leaf botany part seven - photosynthesis explained

    Episode 233: leaf botany part seven - photosynthesis explained

    We all know photosynthesis is vital for plants, but how does it work? Dr Polly Schiffman joins me to explain.
    For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/photosynthesis

    • 29 min
    Episode 232: talking cacti at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

    Episode 232: talking cacti at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

    I chat to cactus expert and business owner Gynelle Leon in a live recording at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, plus I answer a question about sticky stuff on Philodendron leaves.
    For full show notes visit www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/gynelle-leon-hampton-court

    • 55 min
    Episode 231: Growing Marantas and Alocasias in California

    Episode 231: Growing Marantas and Alocasias in California

    Listener German Rivera joins me to talk about his experiences growing Alocasias and Marantas in California, and I answer a question about making pots fuller.
    For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/maranta-alocasia

    • 39 min
    Episode 230: Big Cactus Rescue

    Episode 230: Big Cactus Rescue

    I visit Martin Ciderspiller’s epic cactus collection, Big Cactus Rescue, to find out why heavy metal music and spiny plants make such good company.
    For full show notes visit http://janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/big-cactus-rescue

    • 49 min
    Episode 229: are these houseplants extinct indoors?

    Episode 229: are these houseplants extinct indoors?

    Not all houseplants stay the course: I take a look at three species that seem to have completely dropped out of the palette of plants we grow indoors.
    For full show notes visit www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/extinct-houseplants

    • 16 min
    Episode 228: Houseplant books with Maria Failla

    Episode 228: Houseplant books with Maria Failla

    Maria Failla of podcast Bloom & Grow Radio joins me to share tips from her new book Growing Joy, including dealing with plant overwhelm, and we discuss her love affair with planty books.
    For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/houseplant-books-maria-failla

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

ooooooohg ,

New Listener!

It’s great, I’m a keen gardener and new houseplant collecter although I have been caring for orchids for several years. This is a great podcast!!

DebzW ,

My houseplant podcast bible

I’ve been seriously into houseplants for five years now, having always grown up around houseplants too. I do a lot of research before buying a plant and I’m pretty good at keeping most houseplants happy. But I learn so much more all the time from listening to On The Ledge podcast and taking part in #houseplanthour on Twitter. Whenever I want to know more about a particular plant or growing technique, I search for the relevant podcast immediately. (Note to self, must sign up to patreon soon!) On The Ledge has introduced me to lots of new planty people to follow, planr societies, and other podcasts. Anyone seriously into houseplants, especially in the UK, needs to listen to On The Ledge religiously! My houseplant podcast bible.

LozzaP ,

The perfect companion for you and your house plants

Love this show! Can't recommend it enough if you have any plants at all it's essential listening. Informative, educational and entertaining - a lovely way to spend an hour or so whilst fiddling with your ficus or grappling with your geoppertia!!! Be warned though - you will buy more plants!!!!

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