This is Plant Daddy Podcast: serving you intersectional horticulture. I’m Matthew, and I’m Stephen.
We are Plant Daddies living in Seattle, WA, podcasting about our passion for cultivating plants. Since our identities are intersectional, and [we'd like to think] include much more than just being gay millennial Plant Daddies, we'll also get into pop culture, LGBTQ+ content, current events, and our own personal stories. We chat with such guests as gardening, botany and horticulture experts, amateur potted plant hobbyists, professionals in the houseplant industry, and some of our unsuspecting friends. We are going to teach, learn, and share. Up to 30% non-botanical content by volume.
Chill 'n Chat - Plant Gifting
In this month's Chill 'n Chat, we kick back and muse about how we approach plant gifting and which plants we'd gift - even to brand new or yet-to-be plant parents. And If you're shopping for an advanced hobbyist, we at least take a stab for you (but good luck with that!) In other news, we hear about Stephen's forgotten Orchid and a Croton Matthew hates. Nice, right?
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Potting Mix, with Miles Jonard: Substrate Sessions
We don't want to say this episode is dense... but it's certainly heavier than our preferred well-draining potting mixes! You can't say we didn't warn you! We set out to understand the semantic differences between dirt, soil, and "all-purpose potting mix," picking apart the various components like peat, perlite, coir, charcoal, and - screw it, we just call our friend Miles, who had a few surprises - even for us. Is this potting substrate so simple that it's actually the most complex of all?
Tradescantia (and Some of Their Relatives)
Join us as we chat about some plants we don't really like but "sort of grow!" Don't worry - as always, we manage to find several species in Tradescantia and related genera that we want (and for which we think we have room?) Is Stephen's cruel, sparse aesthetic starting to rub off on Matthew? How is this is one of Stephen's roughly three ornamental plants? And which one of the Plant Daddies likes them "compact and densely hairy?" As a bonus, we including ideas for those living near nuclear facilities.
with Colah B Tawkin from Black in the Garden
Ready for more good news out of Georgia? *wink* We sit down with Colah B Tawkin from Black in the Garden, another community-focused plant podcast, for a wide-ranging discussion about her inspirations, past and present, how she REALLY feels about her own plant parenthood, and what's next for her - including Season 3 teasers and a whole new podcast! She leaves us gushing over Cree Summer, Rebecca Sugar, and composting… And wait, how did she know we've been dumped before?
Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea Plant Profile
You're in for a treat this week - it's another plant we both love! And wow - tangent city, OK? We each try to recall the same fateful plant shopping trip from years ago, but will we agree on the particulars? Matthew claims this is Stephen's Plant Daddy origin story. Oh, right, we're talking about the Purple Pitcher Plant. Is this a good first Carnivorous Plant? Do they need a dormancy? Can I grow one indoors? Well, at least for the last one, it's better to ask if you should.
Chill 'n Chat - Winterizing
While we check in on our winterizing efforts and recommendations for movies and TV, we also talk about Stephania erecta, Stephania nova, Tylecodon, and [many] other plants. But don't worry - we still argue! Stephen claims that all succulents are "his thing," and then Matthew gives us a glimpse of the inner turmoil a Fiddle Leaf Fig, thoughts about a potential Dracaena, and a sliver of unoccupied window can cause him. Stephen offers a useful solution that will take nine years.
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My new favorite
Binging this podcast got me thru a hard time. I’ve learned a lot and am excited about new plants I either didn’t know about or wasn’t interested in before. Especially love the plant profiles for this reason! Thank you!
this pod brought my inner plant lover back
I used to work at a greenhouse for two years as a side gig and become completely obsessed with growing, collecting and thinking about all things plants every chance I could. Since covid, I’ve really lost my drive and interest in this topic without my awareness, it just slipped away. Finding this podcast brought that care giving and growth inducing feeling that I’ve been missing back into my focus. I now look at my plants with that nurturing aspect I thought was gone forever. Matthew and Stephen provide so much information and honesty that is careful crafted in their delivery on this podcast. For plant lovers, for those who want to learn, for those who enjoy hearing people talk about their passions, or for those who need to be freshly watered - this podcast is for you! 💚
This podcast is both entertaining and educational! So glad I found it!