Fall/Mabon/Autumn Traditions and Practices
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
In this episode I briefly move away from gardening to discuss practices and traditions that we observe here on the homestead to recognize the harvest season. From a Mabon altar to harvest feasts and activities this lifestyle episode can hopefully give you some ideas to start some fall traditions in your household. The next episode will focus on pumpkin uses and saving pumpkin seeds! email the show at thenortherngrowerpodcast@gmail.com The Northern Grower | Instagram | Linktree (blog, seeds, instagram) Intro Track: Wanderlust by Scott Buckley | www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https ..read more
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Modern Homesteading: The Value of Learning Traditional Skills
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
Whether you are trying to practice homesteading, slow living, find more sustainability in your life or simply feeling overwhelmed with all the gardening and preserving of food. This episode can hopefully serve as a motivator and reminder that what you are doing is important. I discuss why it is valuable and important to continue or begin to learn homestead skills. I share my story and some listeners also contributed with their reasons why they are homesteading or choosing to learn traditional skills and connect to the land. Next episode: Fall Traditions on the Homestead Important Links: The ..read more
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Beginners Guide to Growing Garlic
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
**Apologies, please note the sound quality is not great with this episode, turns out my microphone was acting up, sound quality should resume as normal with all other episodes* With garlic planting season underway, this episode covers the basics of growing, harvesting and storing garlic with a focus on cold climates. Links Mentioned: Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen (goodreads.com) Interesting Garlic/Allium Book: Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and The Science by Eric Block (goodreads.com) Canadian Prairie Garlic eScape - Saskatchewan Garlic Online Store (saskgarlic.ca) Erin is a g ..read more
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Growing Blueberries and Preserving
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
In this episode I discuss growing blueberries and ways to save them.  Next week's episode will be all about garlic-an indepth take on growing garlic in zone 3 If you would like to reach out/comment email thenortherngrowerpodcast@gmail.com You can connect with me here at: https://linktr.ee/thenortherngrowerpodcast  Intro Music is:   Wanderlust by Scott Buckley | www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/ Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  ..read more
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All About Sunflowers-Growing and Lore
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
In this episode Erin discusses the story and growing tips for Sunflowers. Next week will be all about blueberries, how to grow and preserve them! Important Links: Purchasing Sunflowers- Giant Varieities=-Giganteus Sunflower - Flowers And Bulbs | Veseys Monet's Pallet Sunflowers-Sunflower – thegreenwitchseedco  Teddy Bear Sunflowers-Teddy Bear Sunflower Seeds – West Coast Seeds The Northern Grower Links (instagram, etsy shop, store, blog) The Northern Grower | Linktree ..read more
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Goji Berry: History and Growing Tips
The Northern Grower
by Erin Colborn- The Northern Grower
3M ago
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  Erin's Links- The Northern Grower | Linktree ..read more
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Modern Homesteading: Homesteading Tips to Save Money
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
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 t ..read more
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The Haskap, history, growing tips and a tiny bit of lore.
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
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! Contact: thenotherngrowerpodcast@gmail.com Instagram: the_northern_grower Visit The Green Witch Seed Company – thegreenwitchseedco ..read more
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Gardening with small children: ideas and tips to help you get through!
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
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 ..read more
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How to be a Modern Homesteader: Book Recommendations
The Northern Grower
by Erin
3M ago
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.  You can visit the seed store, shop and Erin's social media here at The Northern Grower | Linktree.  Thank you for supporting the podcast.  ..read more
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