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The Grow Guide is a weekly gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki, who asks all the questions you’re afraid to, and master grower, Dave Hanson, who answers them all with wisdom. Listen in as they chat openly about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible.

The Grow Guide Maggie Wysocki & Dave Hanson, The Grow Guide

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The Grow Guide is a weekly gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki, who asks all the questions you’re afraid to, and master grower, Dave Hanson, who answers them all with wisdom. Listen in as they chat openly about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible.

    5 Plant/Gardening Projects for You to Start Now in February!

    5 Plant/Gardening Projects for You to Start Now in February!

    Hello Grow Guiders! We've missed you and wanted to say hello with this surprise episode. Season 3 isn't here just yet, but stay tuned for more surprise content over the next few months! Today we catch up on some fun upcoming events we're hosting, like the FREE "potpourri" workshops at Tokyo Smoke (at stores across Canada!) and the Saturday morning Gardening Club workshops at Sage Garden Greenhouses (also free!). Maggie & Dave share 5 fun plant/gardening projects you can start right now even in the middle of winter! 
    Maggie's Fav Thing: Terrafibre Hemp Mats
    Dave's Fav Thing: Roasting Coffee Beans
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    • 49 min
    Best of The Grow Guide 2019!

    Best of The Grow Guide 2019!

    Happy Holidays, Grow Guiders! Tis' the season for festivities and for Maggie and Dave to go on their annual podcasting break for the next few weeks. But stay tuned for updates! Check social, Patreon and the Facebook community group for updates. This week, we throw back to a few top moments from 2019. See you all in 2020.
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    • 29 min
    Why Buy Certified Organic Seeds with Paul Feenan from High Mowing Organic Seeds

    Why Buy Certified Organic Seeds with Paul Feenan from High Mowing Organic Seeds

    Organic seeds are the topic of today's episode — one of both Maggie and Dave's favourite things to chat about! Paul Feenan, a Sales Representative with High Mowing Organic Seeds, joins the pod to share about the history of the Vermont-based company and some of his favourite varieties available for 2020. Before the interview, Maggie shares another book club recommendation and Dave shares about an all-natural, Manitoba-made product. 
    Maggie's Favourite Thing: High Impact Low Care Garden Plants
    Dave's Favourite Thing: Sap N' Salvy Healing Balm
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    Shop the Seed Varieties Paul Recommends:
    Roma II Bean Napoli Carrot Easy Salad Greens Kalibos Cabbage Burgandy Lettuce Red Mist Lettuce Autumn Frost Butternut Squash Galahad Tomato Rutgers Basil Strawberry Fields Globe Amaranth Tangerine Gem Marigold Connect with The Grow Guide on IG
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    • 43 min
    Top Ten Tips For Backyard Chicken Keeping In Colder Climates

    Top Ten Tips For Backyard Chicken Keeping In Colder Climates

    This week is dedicated to the birds! Yes, chickens dominate as Maggie shares ten essential tips she has put into to practice raising chickens in her zone 3 backyard, full of extremes. But before getting to the coop, Dave takes his favourite thing segment in an unexpected direction and Maggie gets into the holiday spirit with her nature-inspired seasonal traditions. Meanwhile a listener reaches out with a pest query that requires some careful attention, in the question of the week. 

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    Permaculture with Zach Loeks

    Permaculture with Zach Loeks

    This week Dave and Maggie have a surprise guest in-studio, get giddy over gardening catalog season and inhale deep on the aromas of Dave's favourite plant! A listener asks about fungus gnats and the Grow Guide Facebook community helps answer the question of the week. Then Dave and Maggie dive deep into permaculture with author, educator and life-long grower Zach Loeks who shares a variety of accessible strategies for increasing satisfaction and harmony from your gardening efforts. 

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    Growing Figs Across All Grow Zones with Steven Biggs

    Growing Figs Across All Grow Zones with Steven Biggs

    A new year is right around the corner and Maggie and Dave have tons of exciting announcements to end off 2019, including the opportunity for listeners to join the November Seed Club as well as get their hands on some new Grow Guide merch. Dave shares his "garden geek" news about rosemary officially being classified as a a sage. Maggie shares about the enjoyment she's getting from sprouting seeds indoors for both herself and the chickens. Then Steven Biggs joins the show to talk all about figs — from bringing them indoors, overwintering outside, fertilizing and selecting the right variety for your grow zone.
    Maggie's Favourite Thing: Mumm's Sprouting Seeds
    Dave's Favourite Thing: The Apartment Farmer
    Steven's Blog on Figs
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Customer Reviews

BravoGol ,

Audio upgrades!

S2E3 Maggie just mentioned the audio was upgraded. So happy in my headphones! Thanks for the continuous improvement. Great content.

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Sound Issues

One podcast in...the content seems great. But the sound balancing is nonexistent. It goes from so quiet to blasting my ears. Please fix! I’d love to listen if the sound quality improves.

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I started enjoying this podcast only to be disappointed to find out that they are not posting new episodes.

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