May Minisode: Celebrating Pride Month Through A Horticultural Lens + Growing Pineapple In Zone 3 (?!)
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by The Grow Guide
2w ago
Subscribe to our Patreon to listen to our May full-length episode with two guest interviews, covering the topic of Pride and the paralells between our 2SLGBTQI+ community and the garden. Full episode show notes are available here on our website.  ..read more
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Honouring Earth Day, with Melanie Mercier
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by Dave Hanson & Maggie Wysocki, the Grow Guide
1y ago
With Maggie's baby due date literally days away, this is the last episode of our official spring season... and we've packed this week's pod full of awesome Earth-honouring gardening info! First up, we get a glimpse under the mulch in Dave and Maggie's gardens after our start-and-stop spring. Then we get to hear about a little season-extending experiment in Maggie's greenhouse and a mini potato planting tutorial from Dave, as part of our favourite things segment. Our listener question of the week addresses timing when it comes to transplanting community-sown seedlings, a topic that a number of ..read more
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Gardening on a Budget
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by Dave Hanson & Maggie Wysocki, the Grow Guide
1y ago
Gardening can be a big investment of both time and money, so this week Dave and Maggie brainstorm practical ideas to extend the gardening budget, while also making planting simpler and easier-care. Before the thrift-minded back and forth, your hosts note what they see in their zone 3 gardens now that the snow has melted, Maggie gets real about the imminent arrival of her baby and we learn about when to pull back mulch as Dave and Maggie answer this week’s listener question.  ..read more
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Growing Backyard Grains, with Dan and Fran DeRuyck
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by Dave Hanson & Maggie Wysocki, the Grow Guide
1y ago
Ever wonder if you could grow grains in your home garden? This week we are joined by certified organic grain farmers Dan and Fran DeRuyck who walk us through the many questions that come up as we contemplate a world full of backyard micro-farms. The conversation takes us to many interesting places, with lessons on cover cropping, the value of regionally adapted seeds and heirlooms, companion planting, the strengths of an organic approach and ultimately the challenge of yields and processing of grains.   ..read more
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Planning your best garden yet, with Sharon Murphy
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by Dave Hanson & Maggie Wysocki, the Grow Guide
1y ago
For gardeners in northern climates, April is the in-betweener month: not quite time to get into the outdoor dirt, but it feels so close! Our guest today is Alberta-based garden coach Sharon Murphy, who is here to help us take advantage of this final opportunity to plan and prepare for our best gardens yet. Sharon has “chlorophyll” in her blood, having grown up in a family greenhouse business and then later operated a cut flower farm on a tropical island. Needless to say, she is a fearless garden problem solver and here to share a wide range of tips with Grow Guide listeners.  ..read more
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Exotic fruits in cold climates, with Annette Clarke
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by Dave Hanson & Maggie Wysocki, the Grow Guide
1y ago
With colder weather hanging on in Manitoba, it feels all the more compelling to dream about the incredible range of edible plants that can be grown across Canada. Our guest, Annette Clarke, from Exotic Fruit Nursery in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, takes us on a virtual field trip to her farm and greenhouse where we learn about remarkable fruits and how we can grow them in colder zones. Some of the topics covered include Chocolate Vines, Blue Sausage Fruit, Persimmons, Mulberries and Pawpaw ..read more
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Spring Seed Starting Refresher, with Dave and Maggie!
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by Dave Hanson & Maggie Wysocki, the Grow Guide
1y ago
Spring is officially here and Dave and Maggie are thrilled to be back behind the Grow Guide mics. The show kicks off with some BIG news: Maggie is expecting a baby, due this April! Maggie shares some of the ways her spring arrival will change her 2023 gardening strategies, but there is no holding her back and she is fully embracing the beautiful season ahead. After getting good and caught up, Dave and Maggie spend the second part of the show comparing notes on their seed-starting process, answering a series of questions that bring to life the fundamentals of seed-starting, and then some ..read more
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Easy Tips For Growing Hardneck Garlic in Raised Beds, In Ground Gardens AND In Containers with Niki Jabbour
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by The Grow Guide
1y ago
Thank-you to today's sponsors HealthiStraw and Sproutbox Garden. Maggie and Dave are back chatting all things garlic today with the one and only, Niki Jabbour. Niki shares her wisdom for garlic growing your own organic hardneck or softneck garlic in any sized garden space. Find links to everything discussed in our episode show notes on our website ..read more
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We're Back With Our Spring Season! Chatting Seed Starting, Soil Health, Our 2022 Gardens & A Sneak Peak At What's To Come This Season
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by The Grow Guide
1y ago
Welcome back, Grow Guiders! We’re thrilled to be back for our Spring 2022 season just in time for the warmer weather. Maggie and Dave reunite after a long (but much needed!) Winter break. There’s so much to catch up on as the seed starting season gets underway. Find the full episode show notes on our website with direct links to all products and resources discussed in this episode: https://www.thegrowguidepodcast.com/past-episodes/2022/episode-126 This week's episode is sponsored by Pineridge Hollow. Grow Guide listeners can get 20% off their first order when you sign-up by email ..read more
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Seeds 101 - Responsible Sourcing, Germination and New Ways to Secure Seeds
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by The Grow Guide
1y ago
Hello, hello, hello - welcome back to The Grow Guide! In this episode, Maggie and Dave cover all things seeds, starting with a new segment called Plant Science Minute that digs into the science of seed germination. Then Dave walks us through what's going on with seed suppliers in 2021 and why it might be tricky for you to get your hands on the seeds you want. We cover why there's such a large demand and small supply, alternative ways to secure seeds, and what is "hot" this year that you should order right away. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Epic Gardening's Ginger YouTube Videos Seed t ..read more
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