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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!

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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!

    Get stuck in – gardening isn’t the hobby for the cautious, says Sarah Raven

    Get stuck in – gardening isn’t the hobby for the cautious, says Sarah Raven

    Sarah Raven prides herself on being able to pick fresh salad leaves year-round and has some delicious recommendations for you to add to your kitchen garden (as well as a handy hack for harvesting cut-and-come-again leaves). Plus she confesses to the time she planted her tulips so deep that she almost expected them to emerge Down Under! 
    🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (that’s £11.94 off!) by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘GPOD7’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gpod7 – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. 
    🎙️ Could you be a future guest star of The Dirt? 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 

    • 42 min
    My giant pumpkin has been a part of my life, like a person, says Kirsty Ward

    My giant pumpkin has been a part of my life, like a person, says Kirsty Ward

    On The Dirt this week, Kirsty Ward tells us all about the joys of growing giant pumpkins, experts from Marshalls debate dig vs no dig and Laura and Blake discuss unexpected kiwis. We’re dispelling myths, dishing out tips and generally chewing the fat. So join us on The Dirt for more growing discussion than you can shake a stick at. 
    🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (that’s £11.94 off!) by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘GPOD7’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gpod7 – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. 
    🎙️ Could you be a future guest star of The Dirt? 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 

    • 42 min
    Bindweed is pure evil but you can turn it into homemade liquid feed, says Derek Daly

    Bindweed is pure evil but you can turn it into homemade liquid feed, says Derek Daly

    Derek Daly loves spending time on his Nottingham allotment accompanied by his young son. He joins us this week to tell us all about their plot successes, occasional fails and some handy pieces of gardening advice, too. Plus, Mike Bracegirdle from Marshalls Garden is on hand to reveal how you can grow bountiful fruit – even in the smallest of spaces. 
    🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (that’s £11.94 off!) by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘GPOD7’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gpod7 – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. 
    🎙️ Could you be a future guest star of The Dirt? 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 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Life’s too short to wait for turmeric to sprout in an airing cupboard, says Alex Mitchell

    Life’s too short to wait for turmeric to sprout in an airing cupboard, says Alex Mitchell

    Alex Mitchell has a few funny tales to tell from her years of gardening, including the time that her flock of sheep ate most of her apple trees, or her realisation that a quick trip to Tel Aviv to buy lemons might actually be a more cost-effective way of obtaining citrus fruits, rather than attempting to grow her own. Plus, she can give you at least 100 ways to upcycle old tights in the garden. Listen now for all of this – and more! 
    🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (that’s £11.94 off!) by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘GPOD7’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gpod7 – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. 
    🎙️ Could you be a future guest star of The Dirt? 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 
     

    • 47 min
    Some years I’ve sown 3,000 seeds in return for six carrots, says Liz Zorab

    Some years I’ve sown 3,000 seeds in return for six carrots, says Liz Zorab

    You may be familiar with Liz Zorab from her popular YouTube channel where she documents life on her homestead – Byther Farm. This week Liz joins us on The Dirt to reveal all about her gardening journey to near self-sufficiency – and the highs and lows she’s encountered along the way. 
    🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (that’s £11.94 off!) by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘GPOD7’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gpod7 – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. 
    🌱 Marshalls Garden also has a fantastic flash offer exclusively for The Dirt podcast listeners. Get £5 off any Organic Extra products (ends midnight 11th Feb 2021) by using the code ‘OE5OFF’ at the website checkout. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply, and full details can be found at marshallsgarden.com. 
    🎙️ Could you be a future guest star of The Dirt? 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 
     

    • 50 min
    Get twice the yield for half the effort with this tomato hack, says Sally Nex

    Get twice the yield for half the effort with this tomato hack, says Sally Nex

    Garden writer Sally Nex drops by to tell us about her triumphant 8-foot tree chilli, some upside-down tulip bulbs that never gave up, and her best advice for low-carbon gardening if you’re hoping to reduce your environmental impact this year. Plus Mike Bracegirdle, Category Manager at Marshalls Garden, reveals his advice for getting your tomato crop off to a flying start. 
    🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (that’s £11.94 off!) by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘GPOD7’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gpod7 – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. 
    🎙️ Could you be a future guest star of The Dirt? 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 

    • 1 hr 5 min

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