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The fruit and veg gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine that celebrates the failures on your allotment as much as the successes!

The Dirt: the gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine DC Thomson Media

    • Home & Garden

The fruit and veg gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine that celebrates the failures on your allotment as much as the successes!

    Grow tasty chickpeas, but don’t trip over with your loppers, says Huw Richards

    Grow tasty chickpeas, but don’t trip over with your loppers, says Huw Richards

    Dangerous gardening tools, Kim Jong-un, and the ultimate way to simplify potato growing (but still get bumper results!) are all on the itinerary today, as Laura and Blake are joined by Welsh gardener Huw Richards. Plus, love is in the air for the GYO team as they discuss unconventional Valentine’s Day gifts for your gardening loved ones – and we’ve got your weekly round-up of allotment jobs for the week. 🌱 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get three issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £6 by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘PODG’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/podg – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. Could you be our next guest? If you have some funny garden fails or easy growing hacks get in touch on thedirt@growfruitandveg.co.uk, or say hello on social media! ⓣ Twitter https://twitter.com/gyomag ⓕ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/growyourownmag ⓘ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/growyourownmag 

    • 40 min
    Don’t drop your prize-winning pumpkins, says Annabelle Padwick

    Don’t drop your prize-winning pumpkins, says Annabelle Padwick

    Professional gardener and wellbeing therapist Annabelle Padwick joins us to reveal the uphill struggle she’s had to prove her horticultural credentials, her surefire method for fending off carrot fly, and why seed sowing slightly later can actually pay dividends. Plus the GYO team chat apple trees from space, growing your own sponges and the nationwide grow-along you’ll want to be a part of. 🌱 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get three issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £6 by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘PODG’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/podg – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. Could you be our next guest? If you have some funny garden fails or easy growing hacks get in touch on thedirt@growfruitandveg.co.uk, or say hello on social media! ⓣ Twitter https://twitter.com/gyomag ⓕ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/growyourownmag ⓘ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/growyourownmag 

    • 34 min
    Don’t sweat those garden fails – there’s always next year, says RHS chief horticulturalist Guy Barter

    Don’t sweat those garden fails – there’s always next year, says RHS chief horticulturalist Guy Barter

    Do you want to get on top of weeds organically? Or create healthier soil for your crops? RHS chief horticulturalist and all-round garden guru Guy Barter tells you how. Plus, the Grow Your Own team talk gardening resolutions – don’t miss it! 🌱 And don’t miss our special offer either, exclusively for listeners of The Dirt: you can get three issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £6 by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘PODG’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/podg – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. Could you be our next guest? If you have some funny garden fails or easy growing hacks get in touch on thedirt@growfruitandveg.co.uk, or say hello on social media! ⓣ Twitter https://twitter.com/gyomag ⓕ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/growyourownmag ⓘ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/growyourownmag 

    • 28 min
    Ditch your polished veg patch and embrace weeds, says Kim Stoddart

    Ditch your polished veg patch and embrace weeds, says Kim Stoddart

    Self-confessed ‘Badly Behaved Gardener’ Kim Stoddart is happy to tear up the gardening rulebook and experiment her way to growing success. She joins us on this week’s podcast to share the hacks that are working for her, so you can benefit, too. Plus, the Grow Your Own team chat community gardening in Wales, why millennials love plants so much, and brainstorm some ideas for getting children growing and eating more greens! 🌱 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get three issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £6 by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘PODG’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/podg – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. Could you be our next guest? If you have some funny garden fails or easy growing hacks get in touch on thedirt@growfruitandveg.co.uk, or say hello on social media! ⓣ Twitter https://twitter.com/gyomag ⓕ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/growyourownmag ⓘ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/growyourownmag 

    • 27 min
    Pigeons are my arch nemesis, but I’ve got a sneaky organic deterrent, says Chris Collins

    Pigeons are my arch nemesis, but I’ve got a sneaky organic deterrent, says Chris Collins

    Chris Collins has had an illustrious and varied horticultural career working all over the world, and as you’d expect, he’s got a story or two to share about his experiences, whether that’s growing at altitude in the city skyscrapers of Tokyo, or falling (and getting stuck!) in a hole in Sussex. We’re also rounding up green-fingered trends for the year AND finding out why the team have got the giggles over a new gardening calendar. 🌱 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get three issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £6 by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘PODG’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/podg – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. Could you be our next guest? If you have some funny garden fails or easy growing hacks get in touch on thedirt@growfruitandveg.co.uk, or say hello on social media! ⓣ Twitter https://twitter.com/gyomag ⓕ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/growyourownmag ⓘ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/growyourownmag 

    • 28 min
    Enjoy your home-grown spuds, and mind your head on the shed, says Henry Hillier

    Enjoy your home-grown spuds, and mind your head on the shed, says Henry Hillier

    Grow Your Own Editor Laura welcomes her dad, Henry, to the podcast to chat about growing his favourite veg… and clumsy gardening fails! Plus the team discuss the latest in horti-couture, as modelled by gardening legend, Alan Titchmarsh – you won’t want to miss it! 🌱 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get three issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £6 by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘PODG’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/podg – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. Could you be our next guest? If you have some funny garden fails or easy growing hacks get in touch on thedirt@growfruitandveg.co.uk, or say hello on social media! ⓣ Twitter https://twitter.com/gyomag ⓕ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/growyourownmag ⓘ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/growyourownmag 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

RoMeadowcroft ,

Brilliant pod cast

Absolutely love listening to this podcast on my work commute. I dream of being in my allotment when stuck in traffic and this is the next best thing! I’m still fairly new to growing my own veg so have picked up loads of great tips and the guests have been really interesting and inspiring. Thank you!!

JoeMcGrow ,

Love it!

Fantastic podcast, love that you discuss your growing failures aswell. Life on the plot isn’t always sunshine and roses and that’s ok!

GsyGirl81 ,

Wonderful App

As a brand new gardener with two newly made raised beds in our back garden (thank you Dad!). This app is just perfect to help me along as to what to do as is the ‘Grow your Own’ magazine. 2020 is looking pretty exciting already! Thank you.

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