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 email@example.com or visit janeperrone.com.
Episode 199: indoor bonsai with @bonsai_raff
Raffaella Warren-Barbieri aka @bonsai_raff joins me to talk about how she got into bonsai, where to start with indoor bonsai, and what it’s like being a Gen Z plant aficionado. Plus I answer a question about giving new life to a couple of rescue bromeliads.
For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/199-indoor-bonsai
Episode 198: Lechuza Pon
I find out more about the soil-free growing medium Pon from Lechuza’s UK sales director Arvin Bhudia, and I answer a question about a succulent that’s growing something strange. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/lechuza-pon
Episode 197: tiny plants
I talk to horticulturist Leslie Halleck about her new book Tiny Plants, and answer a question about a colourful Tradescantia. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/tiny-plants-leslie-halleck
Episode 196: houseplants at the Chelsea Flower Show 2021
Has the horticultural institution that is the Chelsea Flower Show truly embraced the houseplant world? I visited on press day to take a look. And I answer a question about a stunted Ctenanthe. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/houseplants-chelsea-flower-show-2021
Episode 195: bringing houseplants into prisons with The Glasshouse - plus a look at lucky bamboo
I find out more about a scheme helping women in prison to get growing houseplants, and I discuss the delights of lucky bamboo, aka Dracaena sanderiana. Plus I answer a question about cork for supporting aroids. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/prison-glasshouse-lucky-bamboo
Episode 194: clear pots - the pros and cons
Clear plastic pots are common in the world of orchid growing, but can they work for other houseplants? I share my experiences growing in transparent pots and delve into a bit of root botany in this episode, plus I answer a question about millipedes in a Monstera.
For full show notes visit www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/transparent-plant-pots
Houseplant ❤️ to On the Ledge
As an Eldergrow educator I’ve been hooked on this podcast. I love Jane’s mannerisms, intellect, and conversational flow. She is a gem! I feel transported to the UK every time I listen.
Great podcast for plant lovers!
I’m cracking up at the moment- in episode 153 about growing food at home- Jane points out that tomatoes seem to be the food plant people like to start with, even though they’re not the easiest to grow. I gotta say this hit home for me- since I started my garden years ago with tomatoes, and I don’t even like them!
My Favorite Podcast
I love listening to this podcast! It has given me the confidence to try new plants and brought back some plants from the brink of death! If you have 1 or a hundred plants you will find this beneficial. Thanks so much Jane!