In previous episodes we have talked about some of the key concepts for growing plants. Now it’s time to get your hands dirty. Growing plants is a huge hobby with tons of options. So where do you start?
When it comes to watering plants, there’s really only three options - too much, too little, or just right … but there’s the rub. Just like with light and temperature requirements, all plants are different. Some plants, like succulents, can get by with pretty dry soil and some aquatic plants literally live in water. There’s a whole spectrum of water needs in between.
In this episode we’re going to take a look at probably one of the most important aspects of gardening. Previously, we discussed lighting and how your climate effect the types of plants you can grow in your landscape or garden. Now we’re getting into actually caring for your plants, and the biggest aspect of growing plants is feeding them. As with the previous topics, all plants are different, and they have different nutritional requirements.
In the garden, seed is everything. Seeds represent potential, hope, and rebirth. Every gardener knows the feeling of sowing seeds in the garden, seeing them sprout, and nursing them along throughout the growing season. In this episode, we explore the basic science behind seeds. We’ll also hear from April Shelhon at Botanical Interests about how the seeds you find in packets at the store get there, and she’ll also share some tips on starting seeds at home.
Join me, John Morgan, every two weeks during the summer as I explore the basics of gardening. Gardening is fun and rewarding, but it can be a challenge for beginners. Whether you just want to grow flowers in a pot on you front porch or acres of vegetables to sell at the local farmer’s market, this is the podcast for you!