Choosing to Homestead for Joy
The Northern Grower
by Erin
9M ago
There seems to be so much division and fear out there and one day after a day spent in too much sun, I processed my thoughts about why I choose to homestead and garden. I choose to find joy in homesteading and purpose in a positive mindset. In this episode I share my rambling thoughts about why we need the good and the joyful in our homesteading lives.  *No intro with this ep as I'm playing around with finding a new one-again! https://linktr.ee/thenortherngrower ..read more
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Starting a Garden on a budget, money saving tips and tricks
The Northern Grower
by Erin
9M ago
If you are trying to save money when it comes to gardening or starting your garden with a limited budget I share some money saving ideas and tips in this episode. These are some of the little ways we have managed to save money when it comes to growing our garden over the years.  So if you are interested in how to start a garden on a budget then you can find some ideas and inspiration here! I also share that many of the money saving tips involve community work and the importance of communities coming together can make positive change!  Links: https://linktr.ee/thenortherngrower **A ..read more
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Introduction to Moon Gardening or Lunar Phase Gardening
The Northern Grower
by Erin
9M ago
With the rise and resurgence of gardening, growing and folk traditions I explore the ancient practice of moon gardening. In this episode I provide an introduction to lunar phase gardening as well as some old folklore practices on bringing the power of the moon into your gardening habits and practices. The Northern Grower | Instagram | Linktree Intro Credits:  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/ email the show at thenortherngr ..read more
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Apothecary Gardening
The Northern Grower
by Erin
9M ago
In this episode Erin shares about one of her favorite subjects-apothecary gardening. Apothecary gardening and growing home and herbal remedies is going through a revival, in part thanks to a combination of the modern homesteading and self sufficiency movements, the back to the land revival and resurgence of traditional skills and modern witch movement. Erin takes a look at the history of the apothecary garden and shares a few favorites to grow for those planning a kitchen or herb garden of their own! Links: The Northern Grower | Instagram | Linktree Email: thenotherngrowerpodcast@gmail.com ..read more
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Cold Climate Growing: What Seeds I'm Starting in January and February
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9M ago
As a cold climate grower, growing in zones 3-4 I have to start some of my seeds early. One method is to start sowing seeds indoors, ready for transplant later. In this episode I share what seeds to start in January and February if you are a cold climate grower.  Links: The Northern Grower | Instagram | Linktree  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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Growing Blueberries and Preserving
The Northern Grower
by Erin
9M 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
9M 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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Modern Homesteading: Homesteading Tips to Save Money
The Northern Grower
by Erin
9M 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
9M 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
9M 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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