42 episodes

The Northern Gardener is a podcast host by Erin Colborn, an avid gardener and professional educator. Her focus is on gardening in northern climates, things like season extension, hardy crops and greenhouse technologies etc. Living in zone 3, Northern Canada gives her ample opportunity to experiment with the ideas and suggestions discussed in this podcast. She also is a founding member of a vegetable seed company based in Northern Canada. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the show, we hope you liked what you heard!

The Northern Grower Erin

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The Northern Gardener is a podcast host by Erin Colborn, an avid gardener and professional educator. Her focus is on gardening in northern climates, things like season extension, hardy crops and greenhouse technologies etc. Living in zone 3, Northern Canada gives her ample opportunity to experiment with the ideas and suggestions discussed in this podcast. She also is a founding member of a vegetable seed company based in Northern Canada. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the show, we hope you liked what you heard!

    Gardening with small children: ideas and tips to help you get through!

    Gardening with small children: ideas and tips to help you get through!

    In this episode I discuss my experiences, thoughts and tips for  gardening with a young family. We really started increasing garden production at the same time as when our newborn arrived and it was...chaotic to say the least. We survived and you will too, so if you are gardening or wanting to start gardening but have young children and are worried about having to do it all, I share my tips right here on the podcast. (Hey, if the episode this time around is not your cup of tea, the next episode will be all about growing haskaps so please stay tuned)!

    All my links, info and small shop can be found here: The Northern Grower | Linktree 

    **Note due to technical issues we have no intro here, I launch straight into the podcast. 

    • 31 min
    How to be a Modern Homesteader: Book Recommendations

    How to be a Modern Homesteader: Book Recommendations

    In this episode, Erin discusses her favourite essential books for anyone wanting to begin their gardening or homesteading journey. She shares books that are not only "how to" guides but also some of her favourite reads that remind her why she began this journey of self sufficiency in the first place. 

    You can visit the seed store, shop and Erin's social media here at The Northern Grower | Linktree. 

    Thank you for supporting the podcast. 

    • 36 min
    How to Be a Modern Homesteader- What is homesteading?

    How to Be a Modern Homesteader- What is homesteading?

    In the next few episodes  in The Northern Grower I'll be analyzing the world of modern homesteading! What does it mean to homestead in modern society? What does the act of homesteading look like in today's world? In this episode and the next few I will also be looking at recommended reads for homesteaders, why is growing your own food so important, what are some ways you can take steps to become more self sufficient? 

    Visit the seed store at The Green Witch Seed Company – thegreenwitchseedco and use code northerngrower for 15% off your order.
    For podcast feedback email thenotherngrowerpodcast@gmail.com 
    Follow me on instagram at Green Witch Seed Co (@the_northern_grower) • Instagram photos and videos 

    • 37 min
    A Look at Gardening Zones

    A Look at Gardening Zones

    If you are a gardener then you've probably heard about zones and if you are new, then you probably know that zones are sort of important. However how many of us know what the zones actually measure? In this episode I take a brief dive into Gardening Zones and what they mean. 

    Links:
    A Map of USDA hardiness zones: https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/
    Canadian Hardiness Zones and a map of Canada with the USDA Zones:http://planthardiness.gc.ca/?m=1

    Formula for calculating Canadian Hardiness Zones: http://planthardiness.gc.ca/?m=1

    Shop Green Witch Seeds https://greenwitchseed.ca/ use code northerngrower for 15% off your order!

    • 15 min
    Favourite Annuals for Colder Climates

    Favourite Annuals for Colder Climates

    In this episode, Erin discusses her favourite annual varieties that she grows in her zone 3 garden. These varieties are well suited to cooler climates and can give you some ideas and inspiration to try in your own backyard or homestead!

    Listeners can use code: northerngrower  at https://greenwitchseed.ca/ for 15% off your order of seeds. 
    Contact Erin at thenortherngrowerpodcast@gmail.com

    • 19 min
    Perennials and My Recommendations

    Perennials and My Recommendations

    In this episode, Erin discusses her favourite perennial plants to grow for colder climate gardeners and the benefits of perennials. 

    If you are starting perennials from seed, now is a really good time to start. 



    For updated blog posts including a written list of perennial recommendations for northern growers please visit: https://www.thenortherngrower.ca

    For 15% off your order off seeds, use code northerngrower at https://greenwitchseed.ca

    • 35 min

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Dark Owl ,

Just what I needed

Glad to have a podcast for our northern climate. I order Canadian seeds so I know they will thrive in Wisconsin. These tips will really help in our short growing season.

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