Grow Your Own Food podcast

Grow Your Own Food

Shanna Smith, Garden Writer

A podcast dedicated to helping beginner gardeners grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables and even grains—whether in a back yard or on a balcony. Get helpful growing tips, recipe inspiration and more. And for more information, including how-to articles and helpful photos and videos, visit beeandbasil.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support

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    When and What to Plant in a Fall Garden

    29:58

    Yes, you can have two "gardens" every year! Anything that loved the cool temps in spring can be planted again in fall for a second harvest. But knowing when to plant them—and how to protect them—can be tricky. So I'm covering it all here! Need the sister post for product links? Here you go! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    How to Grow Popcorn

    30:47

    Do you regularly eat popcorn as a meal? Do you prefer your popcorn stove-popped? Well why haven't you tried growing popcorn yet??? In this episode, I'm covering when and how to plant it, what to plant it with, how to care for, harvest and store it, PLUS how to pop it on the stove. (If you didn't already know.) Need the sister post? Here you go! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    Dealing with Storm Damage

    31:57

    When you've put a bunch of sweat and a little (or a lot) of money into a vegetable garden, the threat of a looming summer storm feels really scary. In this episode, I'm covering things you can do to prevent storm damage, things you can do to fix storm damage, and when you should refrain from trying to fix storm damage so you don't wind up making things worse! See the sister post for this ep for pics! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    How to Perform Hand Pollination

    23:06

    Plants producing flowers but not a lot of fruit? You might need to be pollinating by hand! In this episode, we talk about why pollinators might be scarce where you are, which plants benefit from hand pollinating and how to do it. Need to see the pics in the sister post? Here it is! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    Controlling Corn Leaf Aphids

    21:45

    Growing corn this season? You'll want to be on the lookout for these guys. In this episode, I'm giving you the details on what corn leaf aphids are, why they're not so great, and four different (organic!) ways to control them. Need to see the sister post for product links or pics? Here you go! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    How to Grow Elderberries (Part 2)

    29:22

    We're continuing the topic of how to grow elderberries with details on the most common pests to watch out for, diseases you can expect to deal with, and most important—toxicity. But don't be scared...I'll walk you through all of it. As always, check out the sister post for images and recipe ideas! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    How to Grow Elderberries (Part 1)

    36:29

    Elderberry bushes grow quickly and make great privacy bushes, their blossoms smell amazing, and they produce tons of fruit by year 2. In what has turned out to be a two-part episode, I'm telling you just about everything you need to know about growing elderberries as part of an edible landscape! Need to see the sister post? Here it is! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    Letting Greens and Herbs Go to Seed

    27:24

    This time of year, cool-weather greens and herbs are throwing in the towel and trying to go to seed. In this episode, I'm covering why you should let them, plus—if you've never done it before—some of the easiest plants to collect seeds from for next year's crops! There's lots of pics in the sister post, so be sure to check it out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    7 June Garden Chores

    22:52

    June is what I like to call "wait and see month." So it's the perfect time to take care of any garden chores you've been neglecting...or didn't know you should be doing. I'm covering what I feel like are the best seven chores to receive your attention in June. Need to refer to the sister post? Here it is! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support
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    Why You Should Join a CSA (Even if You Grow Your Own Food)

    17:38

    We grow a lot of our own food in our back yard, but you know what? We still belong to a local CSA. In this episode, I'm covering what you can get, who can benefit from it, how to find a CSA and more. If you need the sister post for this episode, here it is! And here's the link to the USDA's CSA directory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/growyourownfood/support

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