22 episodes

Welcome to the world of growing food! Richard Chivers and Becky Searle take you on a trip through the fascinating world of organic gardening delivering seasonal advice, fascinating science and stories from their own gardens.

The Seed Pod Richard Chivers and Becky Searle

    • Leisure
    • 4.5 • 52 Ratings

Welcome to the world of growing food! Richard Chivers and Becky Searle take you on a trip through the fascinating world of organic gardening delivering seasonal advice, fascinating science and stories from their own gardens.

    Gardening Journeys with Liz Zorab

    Gardening Journeys with Liz Zorab

    Richard and Becky chat to the fabulously inspiring Liz Zorab of Byther Farm. Liz tells us about her journey from bed bound to small holding and YouTube star!

    Check out Liz's YouTube channel here:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe0Ha5QljsCV5UqIkobBrcQ

    And Her Book Grounded:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grounded-Gardeners-Journey-Abundance-Self-Sufficiency/dp/1856233022

    • 44 min
    Tomato Chat!

    Tomato Chat!

    This week, we're going lighthearted with a simple chat about tomatoes. We discuss our favourite varieties, when we sowed, when they flower, problems we can get with them and a few unusual solutions to these problems!

    • 44 min
    Gardening and Climate Change, with Professor Dave Goulson

    Gardening and Climate Change, with Professor Dave Goulson

    This week, Richard and Becky are joined by Professor Dave Goulson, author of the best-selling book Silent Earth, along with Bee Quest, The Garden Jungle, A Buzz in the Meadow, A Sting in the Tale, Gardening for Bumblebees and more. We discuss what the changing climate could mean for us as gardeners and our insect fauna. We also discuss what we can do from our own patches to help fight against climate change. 

    • 41 min
    No Dig Gardening with Stephanie Hafferty

    No Dig Gardening with Stephanie Hafferty

    Richard and Becky catch up with author and no dig gardener, Stephanie Hafferty to talk about  no dig gardening and gardening holistically for a healthier, greener garden. You can find more information about Stephanie and links to her books at www.nodighome.com

    • 45 min
    New Growers Guide, Part Two

    New Growers Guide, Part Two

    In this Episode Becky and Richard discus the next steps to getting your growing space up and running, including the pros and cons of raised beds, filling spaces with perennials and more. 

    • 54 min
    Starting a New Garden

    Starting a New Garden

    In this episode, Becky and Richard explore some ways to make starting a new garden or allotment slightly less of a daunting task. 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Priyasmum ,

Love this!

Really enjoying this podcast , completely demystifying gardening!

Newly grey ,

Gardner-to-be

I’m so glad I found this podcast. It’s so informative with accessible language. I’ll be sharing and listening again. Thanks Seed Pod team.

Footiemadgardener ,

Such a great podcast!!

Becky and Richard really know their stuff! They share helpful tips together with “the clever science bit” in an accessible and entertaining way. I really look forward to each new episode. Their myth busting episode was a game changer and I’ve achieved great results from my allotment this year with their multi sowing and no dig advice. If you’re a new gardener, or even if you’ve been gardening for a while, give it a listen - you won’t be disappointed!

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