The Northern Gardener is a podcast host by Erin Colborn, an avid gardener and professional educator. Her focus is on gardening in northern climates, things like season extension, hardy crops and greenhouse technologies etc. Living in zone 3, Northern Canada gives her ample opportunity to experiment with the ideas and suggestions discussed in this podcast. She also is a founding member of a vegetable seed company based in Northern Canada. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the show, we hope you liked what you heard!
Goji Berry: History and Growing Tips
In this episode I discuss the story and history of the Goji Berry and tips for gardening if you want to try growing this yourself!
Next episode will be Sunflowers.
Links for purchasing goji berry seeds:
goji berry – thegreenwitchseedco
Edmonton Heritage Goji Berry - Forest City Plants
Shanghai Express Goji Seeds – West Coast Seeds
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Modern Homesteading: Homesteading Tips to Save Money
For wannabe or modern homesteader, homesteading can seem out of reach or intimidating. It looks like one will have to invest lots of money to build their dream homestead. However in this episode Erin discusses how adopting a homesteading mindset and habits can actually help save money within the household even if you are not "on the farm" yet, there are ways to save money while homesteading.
Next episode: Erin will discuss the history and wonder of the Goji Berry and why it is a fantastic addition to the garden.
For links please visit: https://linktr.ee/thenortherngrowerpodcast to listen to past episodes online, visit my Instagram and the seed store!
The Haskap, history, growing tips and a tiny bit of lore.
Thank you for bearing with me whilst I continue to figure out my intro situation!
In this episode I tell you all about the wonderful Haskap berry, some history, some useful stuff to know for growing and why any gardener within zones 2-4 should have some Haskaps in their life!
Visit The Green Witch Seed Company – thegreenwitchseedco
Gardening with small children: ideas and tips to help you get through!
In this episode I discuss my experiences, thoughts and tips for gardening with a young family. We really started increasing garden production at the same time as when our newborn arrived and it was...chaotic to say the least. We survived and you will too, so if you are gardening or wanting to start gardening but have young children and are worried about having to do it all, I share my tips right here on the podcast. (Hey, if the episode this time around is not your cup of tea, the next episode will be all about growing haskaps so please stay tuned)!
All my links, info and small shop can be found here: The Northern Grower | Linktree
**Note due to technical issues we have no intro here, I launch straight into the podcast.
How to be a Modern Homesteader: Book Recommendations
In this episode, Erin discusses her favourite essential books for anyone wanting to begin their gardening or homesteading journey. She shares books that are not only "how to" guides but also some of her favourite reads that remind her why she began this journey of self sufficiency in the first place.
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How to Be a Modern Homesteader- What is homesteading?
In the next few episodes in The Northern Grower I'll be analyzing the world of modern homesteading! What does it mean to homestead in modern society? What does the act of homesteading look like in today's world? In this episode and the next few I will also be looking at recommended reads for homesteaders, why is growing your own food so important, what are some ways you can take steps to become more self sufficient?
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Just what I needed
Glad to have a podcast for our northern climate. I order Canadian seeds so I know they will thrive in Wisconsin. These tips will really help in our short growing season.