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More people than ever are appreciating the importance of plants in our day to day lives. Whether it's a plant-based diet, clothes made from plants, the wellbeing qualities of plants, or simply a fun shelf of cacti and succulents!

The Plant Based Podcast is about anything that can be traced back to plants… with subjects ranging from foraging for medicinal plants and baking with edible flowers, to plant-based body builders and clothes made from bamboo...

This is not just another gardening podcast.. this is The Plant Based Podcast!

The Plant Based Podcast Michael Perry & Ellen Mary

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    • 4.3 • 18 Ratings

More people than ever are appreciating the importance of plants in our day to day lives. Whether it's a plant-based diet, clothes made from plants, the wellbeing qualities of plants, or simply a fun shelf of cacti and succulents!

The Plant Based Podcast is about anything that can be traced back to plants… with subjects ranging from foraging for medicinal plants and baking with edible flowers, to plant-based body builders and clothes made from bamboo...

This is not just another gardening podcast.. this is The Plant Based Podcast!

    The Plant Based Podcast S7 - News and gossip 15th May2022

    The Plant Based Podcast S7 - News and gossip 15th May2022

    In this week's Plant Based Podcast episode it's the news round up with @mrplantgeek and @ellenmarygardening
     
    Find out what the latest horticultural news is from Japanese Knotweed, to Aubergine seed packets not being quite as you'd expect, happy hedgehogs and a rare plant competition. There's the usual gossip about anything and everything as well. 
     
    This series is sponsored by Hillier Garden Centres 
     
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    • 37 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S7 Episode Two - Living off foraged food for a year with Monica Wilde

    The Plant Based Podcast S7 Episode Two - Living off foraged food for a year with Monica Wilde

    In this weeks episode @mrplantgeek and @ellenmarygardening chat with foraging expert Monica Wilde who took the pledge to eat only foraged food for a whole year. Intrigued to find out how the experiment went, Michael and Ellen delve into cravings, the winter months and changing bowl habits! Monica's book 'The Wilderness Cure' is being released in June 2022.
    Contributors this week are Dr Radha talking about mental health and Vivara UK with tips for wildlife. And after all of that the gossip this week includes some familiar instgrammers including @dahliabeach @greenfingeredcityboy and @vegepoduk after a day at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
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    The Plant Based Podcast S7 - News and gossip 1st May 2022

    The Plant Based Podcast S7 - News and gossip 1st May 2022

    In this weeks episode, hear the latest horticultural news from finding a lost wedding ring in the garden to the temperature in Edinburgh. @mrplantgeek and @ellenmarygardening have a gardening gossip chat including all the news and schedules for the RHS Malvern Spring Show. 
     
    This series is sponsored by Hillier Garden Centres 
     
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    • 31 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S7 Episode One - Plant breeding with Charles Carr of Hillier Garden Centres

    The Plant Based Podcast S7 Episode One - Plant breeding with Charles Carr of Hillier Garden Centres

    We are excited to announce our new sponsors for series 7 - Hillier Garden Centres. In this first episode of the series find out more about Hillier, their history of plant breeding, the process of discovering new plants and the latest in plant trend news.
     
    @ellenmarygardening is left speechless (for a second) and @mrplantgeek is in his true element chatting about breeding new and exciting plants. Afterwards and as you would expect, Ellen and Michael have a gossip about ancestry, trends they don't want to see again and everything else in between. 
     
    Hear from the first of the new contributors for series 7 - @anya_thegarden_fairy with all the plant propagation tips you need and Lucy from @unwrappedandrefill with sustainable tips to lower waste and your bills.
     
    This series is sponsored by Hillier Garden Centres 
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S6 - Wildlife gardening with VivaraUK

    The Plant Based Podcast S6 - Wildlife gardening with VivaraUK

    Bonus episode! Meet Adam from VivaraUK, sponsors of this series, as @mrplantgeek and @ellenmarygardening chat about feeding the birds, hedgehog poop and having fun at work. 
    This series is sponsored by Vivara UK suppliers of wildlife accessories, food and plants, helping you to create a biodiverse garden. Find them at: 
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    • 34 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S6 Episode Six - Behind the scenes at Keukenhof Gardens

    The Plant Based Podcast S6 Episode Six - Behind the scenes at Keukenhof Gardens

    We are very excited to bring you this episode, which is an exclusive conversation with Frans Beijk, part of the growing and designing team at Keukenhof, the worlds largest spring bulb garden!  Mr Plant Geek got the opportunity to ask all the important questions, quite a few of which were suggested by our followers and listeners! He found out how the garden came to be, how it’s actually a living bulb catalogue, and got all the technical detail around the planting and growing!
    You’ll soon be planning your own mini Keukenhof in your backyard!

    In this episode also hear @cloudgardeneruk with his exciting news about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and @rootyfuel with a fabulous competition! 
     
    This series is sponsored by Vivara UK suppliers of wildlife accessories, food and plants, helping you to create a biodiverse garden. Find them at: 
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

FlowerJoy22 ,

Fun and informative!

I've started exploring podcasts and being a plant and flower geek myself, I had to listen to Michael's and Ellen's new podcast. Their preview really caught my interest and listening to it is great fun and there's really great information so far on a variety of subjects. I am hooked and will recommend them to other plant lovers. Looking forward to podcasts to come!

keithasaurus ,

Interesting and intelligent

Finally, a great podcast for plant nerds like me, (I’m sure there are others, but this is so far my favorite that I’ve discovered). The information is presented well, the topics are fascinating, and the guests and hosts are very knowledgeable. Can’t wait for more episodes!

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