168 episodes

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 ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or visit janeperrone.com.

On The Ledge Jane Perrone

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.9, 330 Ratings

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 ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or visit janeperrone.com.

    Episode 151: the relaxation episode

    Episode 151: the relaxation episode

    Warning, this episode is seriously relaxing! I read from a Victorian book on indoor gardening that should provide the perfect aural backdrop to a chill-out session, some plant care or even an afternoon nap. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/8/9/episode-151-the-relaxation-episode

    • 38 min
    Episode 150: Introducing the On The Ledge manifesto

    Episode 150: Introducing the On The Ledge manifesto

    In this milestone 150th episode, I lay out my manifesto for On The Ledge and answer a question about growing tomatoes, plus we meet listener Lydia and look back at some highlights from the last 50 episodes. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/7/19/episode-150-the-on-the-ledge-manifesto

    • 34 min
    Episode 149: terrarium tips and National Collections

    Episode 149: terrarium tips and National Collections

    I find out how you could become the guardian of a major houseplant genus, and answer a listener question about making terrariums.

    For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/7/16/episode-149-terrarium-tips-and-national-collections

    • 31 min
    Episode 148: leaf botany part two - CAM and guttation explained

    Episode 148: leaf botany part two - CAM and guttation explained

    Guttation and CAM (aka Crassulacean Acid Metabolism) are central processes for many of our houseplants, but what do they involve?  Terrestrial ecologist Dr Polly Schiffman explains all (and we find out which is her favourite!) Plus I answer a question about a lanky Pilea and we hear from Joe from Texas in Meet the Listener. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/7/9/episode-148-guttation-cam

    • 40 min
    Episode 147: identifying houseplants

    Episode 147: identifying houseplants

    If you’ve ever been flummoxed by a houseplant that came with a label marked simply ‘foliage’, this episode will help you start to figure out the name of your new addition. Plant expert Jaco Nel of app SmartPlant joins me to explain the clues he looks for when trying to name plants, and attempts a live plant identification. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/7/3/episode-147-identifying-houseplants

    • 43 min
    Episode 146: helping houseplants cope with a heatwave, plus a Hoya question

    Episode 146: helping houseplants cope with a heatwave, plus a Hoya question

    When it's unusually hot, you may feel the strain: your houseplants can struggle too. I offer up some tips to help your plants cope with a heatwave, and Doug Chamberlain of Vermont Hoyas joins me to answer a listener question. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/6/26/episode-146-houseplants-heatwave-hoyas

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
330 Ratings

330 Ratings

Pradogee ,

Honestly the very best.

There’s only 1 person in the world who can have me laughing out loud when I have to wake up at 5am.. and that’s Jane Perrone, chanting “2 4 6 8 who do we appreciate... it’s houseplants!” Her energy is so refreshing, I wish we could be friends in real life! I’ve learned so much from every episode, whether it’s her sharing her personal knowledge and experience or her diverse and knowledgable guests.
In summary, if you don’t listen to this podcast, you’re a dummy.
THANK YOU JANE!

MJG1992! ,

Fun!

Love the host and I always learn something when I listen :)

Keeowee Key ,

Informative, fun

I learn from every episode. Both Jane Perrone and her guests are a wealth of knowledge. And it is always lively and fun. If your interests include growing houseplants, On the Ledge is a must.

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