39 episodes

"The Plot Thickens" podcast: Join Karin and Vicky every Tuesday as they dive into their allotment adventures. With coffee in hand, they explore soil, compost, and growing. Not experts, just two passionate women nurturing soil and life. Tune in for their garden triumphs, mishaps, and life lessons. Discover soil enrichment secrets and the happiness found in tending plots. Whether you're a seasoned allotment gardener or a curious green thumb, this is your green oasis.

Join their cozy gardening circle and grow with them.
Join us on Instagram and Facebook at The Plot Thickens Pod

The Plot Thickens - No-Dig, Allotment Living The Plot Thickens

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

"The Plot Thickens" podcast: Join Karin and Vicky every Tuesday as they dive into their allotment adventures. With coffee in hand, they explore soil, compost, and growing. Not experts, just two passionate women nurturing soil and life. Tune in for their garden triumphs, mishaps, and life lessons. Discover soil enrichment secrets and the happiness found in tending plots. Whether you're a seasoned allotment gardener or a curious green thumb, this is your green oasis.

Join their cozy gardening circle and grow with them.
Join us on Instagram and Facebook at The Plot Thickens Pod

    We may need to cut this out...

    We may need to cut this out...

    You can be witness to our pathetic attempt at a catchy trailer. Clearly we need to record another one but hey, this will do for this week!



    In slug news...in a night of anger when a red mist fell over the plot, Vicky counts over 100 slugs on her courgettes and sunflowers. But what does the world do with these little pests and how on earth do we deal with the consequences of radical action?



    We're talk GRASS this week. Karin makes a mess of No Mow May with a botched attempt of a wistful mowed path and we get sucked in whether Vicky should be wild and wonderful or suppressing growth with woodchip paths,,,,



    It would be great to hear from you lovely listener, please rate and review our podcast as it will help us get under the noses of other like-minded gardening types and grow our little community. Or come and join us on Instagram, The Plot Thickens Pod

    • 27 min
    How hot is your heap?

    How hot is your heap?

    Vicky has started a permaculture course and Karin is about have her training as a Wildlife Champion, without really knowing what this entails. After having filled her newly constructed compost with several layers of greens and browns in one go, Vicky has invested in a compost thermometer. The results are pleasing while Karin’s heap is unexpectedly chilly.

    • 28 min
    Dreaming of hoes

    Dreaming of hoes

    We're obsessed. There's something so satisfying about the gentle swoosh of hoeing the grid lines in the finest layer of compost on the top of our beds. We're dreaming of the ultimate tool, the copper swing hoe. It's a thing of absolute beauty and completely beyond our budget.



    We'd love to hear about your dream tool, even if it only appears on a birthday wish list! Do email us at tptpod@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram @theplotthickenspod.

    • 31 min
    No Mow May

    No Mow May

    Vicky and Karin have had a visit from Martyn from Agriton on possibly the coldest day of the spring, necessitating a morning in the shed. No mow May is in full swing, reaping rewards for wildlife but leaving the compost piles lacking in green material.

    Link below to the lawn podcast that Karin is referring to.



    With thanks to Alex Kizenkov for intro music.



    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/growing-greener-greener-grass-with-david-hedges-gower/id1540573682?i=1000630256253

    • 33 min
    Stinky Teas

    Stinky Teas

    From bokashi to nettle, comfrey to horn manure, Karin and Vicky are well into organic stinky teas and preparations for indoor plants, pots and plots. Listen in as they describe their favourite natural ingredients as alternatives to chemical fertilisers.

    Clearly Vicky's glee and fascination of terrariums has blended with her excitement for geraniums and so throughout this episode she now refers to terraniums. Apologies. She means TERRARIUMS.



    Terrariums Talk referred to Ben Newell, @worcesterterrariums and Tony Le-Britton, @notanotherjungle



    Please do rate and review this podcast to help us spread it further across the globe or email us with your stinky tea recipes to tptpod@gmail.com. Thank you!

    • 43 min
    Sowings and the Clothing Loop

    Sowings and the Clothing Loop

    Vicky has been busy with her sowings again, extending her IKEA shoe racks almost across the whole length of the back of the house. Karin has had her first bag in the new Clothing Loop with a sweet little handy surprise inside. And of course it was The Gardeners’ World Magazine podcast with Kate Bradbury (season 12,ep 3) that Karin was rambling on about, not Garden Organics.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

SurgeonStacey ,

Funny and informative

Absolutely brilliant podcast and presented with such good humour!

Lemonkurd ,

Ian

Listened to every show so far. I really enjoy that it’s not a show interview guests who just do the rounds but your actually talking about you own lives and allotments and how it’s going with them. Keep up the good work :)

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