49 episodes

The Just grow it podcast is filled with tips, tricks, and relevant gardening information. The goal is to motivate and inspire people to feel more confident when it comes to gardening. I want everyone to Just grow it. What is it? Flowers, fruits, trees, vegetables, succulents, a business. Whatever it is to you, just grow it.

Also, we will have conversations with members of the agriculture community. Finding out how they got to where they are and what they think about the agriculture scene‘s state.

Just Grow It: The Podcast Big City Gardener

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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

The Just grow it podcast is filled with tips, tricks, and relevant gardening information. The goal is to motivate and inspire people to feel more confident when it comes to gardening. I want everyone to Just grow it. What is it? Flowers, fruits, trees, vegetables, succulents, a business. Whatever it is to you, just grow it.

Also, we will have conversations with members of the agriculture community. Finding out how they got to where they are and what they think about the agriculture scene‘s state.

    5 ways to use mushroom blocks in your garden

    5 ways to use mushroom blocks in your garden

    Spent mushroom substrate is gold.  If you can get your hands on some you should.  This substrate is a blend of natural products that work wonders on a garden.  There are still nutrients in this substrate even though it is being thrown away.  What’s funny is most urban mushroom farmers do not have the necessary space to properly compost the spent mushroom blocks and are looking to get rid of them. They will often give it to you for free.  It’s crazy you’re doing them a favor by taking it.


    Check out this episode of JUST GROW IT, where we discuss 5 ways to use mushroom blocks in your garden.


     


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    The views and opinions expressed on the "Just Grow it" podcast are solely those of the author and guests and should not be attributed to any other individual or entity. This podcast is an independent production of Big City Gardener, and the podcast production is an original work of the author. All rights of ownership and reproduction are retained—copyright 2021.

    • 10 min
    Urban Agriculture: The future of food production

    Urban Agriculture: The future of food production

    What is urban agriculture or urban gardening? When you look online you see definitions that say urban gardening is the practice of growing plants or farming or cultivating processing and distributing food in or around urban areas. That seems all-encompassing.


    When I think of urban gardening, I think of growing food in limited spaces in areas of cities that are developing at an extremely high rate. Every time I look around, people are building more homes in the cities. And while I love farming on a larger scale, I think urban agriculture can play an important part in the growth of cities.


     


    Check out this episode of JUST GROW IT, where we discuss urban agriculture.


     


    For more information and to explore other episodes, go to http://justgrowit.podbean.com/


    You can also follow Big City Gardener:


    Facebook:


     https://www.facebook.com/BigCityGardener


    Instagram:


     https://www.instagram.com/bigcitygardener/


    Twitter:


    https://twitter.com/bigcitygardener/


    Website:


    https://bigcitygardener.com/


    Youtube:


     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk-daQeZy11LapwuOGCvUBw
    Pinterest:


    https://www.pinterest.ph/bigcitygardener/_shop/


     


    The views and opinions expressed on the "Just Grow it" podcast are solely those of the author and guests and should not be attributed to any other individual or entity. This podcast is an independent production of Big City Gardener, and the podcast production is an original work of the author. All rights of ownership and reproduction are retained—copyright 2022.

    • 14 min
    What is topdressing?

    What is topdressing?

    There are many different ways to apply fertilizer and amendments to the soil, and one of the easiest and most effective ways is simply topdressing the soil with your fertilizer or amendment.  


    Check out this episode of JUST GROW IT, where we discuss why everyone should apply their fertilizers this way.

    • 7 min
    Soil Testing

    Soil Testing

    Do you know what is in your soil? Not the generic answer: Earthworms, water, sand, silt, clay. I am talking about the specific amounts of each nutrient. The microbiological life that is teaming or suffering within the soil?   Without a soil test, it is impossible to know these answers.


    A soil test provides precise and accurate measures of the essential nutrients- nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium—the state of the soil, including the soil pH. 


    Check out this episode of JUST GROW IT, where we discuss the importance of testing your soil.

    • 8 min
    What are secondary Nutrients

    What are secondary Nutrients

    For a garden to thrive, it needs a combination of vital nutrients. The quantity of nutrients the plants require to thrive determine which category they fall into; Macronutrients, Secondary, and micronutrients. Macronutrients are needed in the most significant amounts, and they are also the nutrients notated on the front of the package. The secondary nutrients are vital but required in smaller quantities than the macronutrients. These secondary nutrients are calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. All these nutrients play a different role, but they all seem to share one common trait; they are easily leached from the soil.


    Check out this episode of JUST GROW IT, where we discuss secondary nutrients and their deficiencies.

    • 10 min
    Buyingsoil from a big box store vs a nursery.

    Buyingsoil from a big box store vs a nursery.

    I love the concept of being able to choose in life.  When it comes to gardening, you have to make many choices.  Which seeds should I plant, do  I need to extend the garden, and where should I buy my soil?  Depending on your needs, the answer changes.  Since we know that soil is the lifeblood of a garden, let's talk about where to purchase it from?


    Check out this episode of JUST GROW IT, where we discuss purchasing soil from a big box store vs. a nursery.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Jessdoit82 ,

Amazing gardening podcast!!

Amazing, applicable content for home gardeners. 15 min or less and you learn so much!! Highly recommend the no dig episode. 🙌🏼

Conredge ,

Big facts 🔥🔥👍🏿👍🏿👊🏿👊🏿

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Lelo1031 ,

Highly Recommend!

Great conversations- it feels like you’re sitting around with some friends getting some knowledge along the way.

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