Like many people, I remember by doing. The smell of freshly tilled soil as much as the smell of freshly baked cookies brings to my mind a flood of memories.
Greetings my gardening Padawans! In this episode we draw from the wisdom of Yoda to help us maybe not move X-Wings with the Force, but start our own garden.
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.
Your local climate plays an important role in what plants you can grow. It might also effects whether a plant can be grown as a perennial or annual. In this episode, we explore what those terms mean and how it effects your garden.
Light is essential for all life on Earth. Without the fusion energy of our Sun and photosynthesis, the Earth would be a lifeless rock. When it comes to growing plants, choosing the right plants for your lighting conditions is one of the most important things to consider.
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.
Soil is one of the keys to growing great plants. Sure they need water and light, but without soil most plants would die. In the Bible man was made of the dust of the Earth. We are composed 100% of material that came from a plant or something that ate a plant … and those plants came from soil.
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!
Gardening is fun and rewarding, but it can be a challenge for beginners. We’re here to help you learn the basics, get creative, and keep growing!