On The Ledge is a podcast all about indoor gardening - helping you to grow everything from Aloe vera to the ZZ plant. Presenter Jane Perrone has been nuts about houseplants since she was knee high to a Swiss cheese plant. She quizzes the experts, helps you find cool new stuff to grow and figures out how to fix your plant problems. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit janeperrone.com.
Episode 193: aroids with Peter Boyce
Aroid expert Peter Boyce joins me to discuss the newly-formed European Aroid Society, exciting new developments in the world of aroids and why you should never cut the roots off your Monstera! Plus I answer a question about potting plants with no drainage hole.
For the full show notes, visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/aroids-peter-boyce
Episode 192: houseplants and mental health
Plants can boost your mental health - but it’s easy to let your leafy obsession tip over into a damaging habit that impacts your wellbeing. I chat to Mental health nurse Amy March about how to deal with houseplant overwhelm, whether plant bans are a good thing, and how to develop healthy houseplant buying habits. Plus we hear from listener Ana Cristina and I answer a question about a bird’s nest fern. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/houseplants-mental-health
Episode 191: A visit to aroid addict Tony Le-Britton, aka @notanotherjungle
I meet Tony Le-Britton, the aroid grower extraordinaire known for his Insta account @notanotherjungle, at his home in Northamptonshire. Plus I answer a question about a wayward Hoya. For full show notes visit www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/aroids-notanotherjungle
Episode 190: Jane's five rules for houseplant care, plus the lowdown on aphids
Hear my talk on houseplant care from the Leaf Houseplant Festival and I answer a question about aphids.
For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/houseplant-rules-aphids
Episode 189: moving houseplants outside for a summer holiday
Want to give your houseplants a staycation outside? Here are my top tips on what you can put outside, what to watch for and what to do if you don’t have any outside space. Plus I answer a question about moss poles and we hear from listener Sophie from Wales. For full show notes visit www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/moving-houseplants-outside-summer
Episode 188: getting started with terrariums
Terrariums offer endless possibilities for growing, but where do you start? Jacob James of GrowTropicals joins me to discuss containers, substrates and of course - the plants. Plus I answer a question about Aroids and toxicity.
For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2021/6/17/episode-188-terrariums
On the Ledge has such a good breadth and depth of information. Jane Perrone is knowledgeable, has a good sense of humor, is a good interviewer and always gives credit where credit is due. Highly recommended whether you are a beginner with houseplants or an experienced plant parent!
The rest of the online plant community should take a LEAF from Jane’s podcast!
I’m so glad I found On the Ledge! Most online resources for plant care all regurgitate questionable information from each other in a frustrating circle, but Jane actually DIGS deeper and talks to experts from different plant-related fields. Her podcast is informative and evidence-based, with each episode focusing on a new creative topic, from psychological benefits of plant ownership to plant poaching to potting mix ingredients. Thank you for working so hard to bring us this show, Jane!
Really fun listen
I really enjoy listening to this pod and find the plant content to be really engaging. There is good content for beginners and plant exerts alike. Her approach is scientific but sensible. A good mix of botany and horticulture!