100 episodes

A weekly podcast about edible gardening.

Encyclopedia Botanica Hilary Dahl for Seattle Urban Farm Co.

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    • 4.8 • 271 Ratings

A weekly podcast about edible gardening.

    Episode 114: Garden Soil Ecosystems with Jeff Lowenfels

    Episode 114: Garden Soil Ecosystems with Jeff Lowenfels

    The quality of produce you grow is dependent on the quality of your soil. We are big advocates of doing everything possible to make garden soil the best it can be right from the start, and then working year after year to maintain and improve its quality. In this episode we're joined by award winning author Jeff Lowenfels to discuss the soil food web and garden soil ecosystems.
    Jeff Lowenfels is the author of an award-winning trilogy of books on soil, Teaming With Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide To The Soil Food Web, Teaming With Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition and Teaming With Fungi: The Organic Grower’s Guide to Mycorrhizae.

    • 28 min
    Episode 113: Wood-Framed Raised Beds

    Episode 113: Wood-Framed Raised Beds

    In this episode Hilary and Colin answer a listener's questions about wood-framed raised bed construction best practices. Their business, Seattle Urban Farm Company has designed and built hundreds of custom raised bed gardens in the Seattle area, so check out this episode for an inside scoop on all of the pro tips!
    Pre-order their newest book Grow More Food here!

    • 33 min
    Episode 112: High tunnels, Hoophouses and Greenhouses

    Episode 112: High tunnels, Hoophouses and Greenhouses

    This week we'll be discussing management techniques for growing in high tunnels, hoophouses and greenhouses!
    We're thrilled to be joined this week by our good friend and Seattle Urban Farm Co co-founder Brad Halm. Brad is also the co-author of our gardening books, including our most recent "Grow More Food", which is available for preorder now and will ship in early February 2022.
    Send us your question and episode topic suggestions: eb@seattleurbanfarmco.com

    • 26 min
    Episode 111: Powdery Mildew

    Episode 111: Powdery Mildew

    This week on the podcast we're tackling powdery mildew! Colin and Hilary are joined by Jenny Rebecca Glass, Extension Coordinator and Plant Diagnostician for the WSU-Puyallup Plant and Insect Diagnostic Laboratory. Jenny will help us answer your questions about the lifecycle of this common garden disease as well as management tips and techniques.
    Send us your question and episode topic suggestions: eb@seattleurbanfarmco.com

    • 27 min
    Episode 110: Growing Under Cover with Niki Jabbour

    Episode 110: Growing Under Cover with Niki Jabbour

    In this podcast we chat with special guest Niki Jabbour about techniques for using structures of all sizes in your garden year-round to extend your season, reduce pest pressure, and improve yields.
    Show notes: Episode 110: Growing Under Cover with Niki Jabbour
    The Grow More Food Pre-Order Giveaway!

    • 38 min
    Episode 109: Cucumbers

    Episode 109: Cucumbers

    Everything you wanted to know about cucumbers but were afraid to ask. We dig into the history of the cucumber, it's botanical curiosities and why you should start succession planting them.
    The survey…! In order to keep making this podcast, we need your support by taking this quick, 30 second survey for our podcast hosting platform. Once we have enough replies to the survey we will creating episodes again!
    In this season we’ll be addressing topics selected by you! So, starting now please email your garden questions or topics you’d like us to cover to our new dedicated email address: eb@seattleurbanfarmco.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
271 Ratings

271 Ratings

Olivesandwich ,

So incredibly helpful!

I refer back to the episodes almost every season and can’t wait for more!

Wigglestemgardens ,

Hoping for more, loving re listening

Found this podcast a few years ago, and have listened to all episode multiple times. Would love some new episodes, but I understand ….work and growing families. Thank you so much for this archive.

PamintheNW ,

Best Gardening Podcast Out There!

Sadly, I suspect that you’re not making podcasts any more (since it’s been 3 months since the last one) and here I am just now discovering this exceptional podcast! Of course I’m binge listening your entire library. I’m an experienced gardener here in Bothell - NE of Seattle, and I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to listen to a gardening podcast that has so much information and advice for our very unique zone 8 climate. Cool and wet as opposed to the zone 8 that most gardeners think of; central Texas, Alabama, Louisiana etc. We have almost nothing in common (grow wise) with those areas. I hope, fingers crossed, that you start up this podcast again, I’m deep into my binge now, 2017 episodes, and I’m not looking forward to getting down to the last one. If I could give you a 10 star rating, I would.

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