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Apr 18, 2019

C.L. and Ellen discuss what the weeds are telling you about your soil, the pros and cons of raised bed vegetable gardens, and the widespread myth about black walnut trees poisoning other plants.

:32  Did You Know: Signature weeds

4:56 Eat/Drink/Grow: Raised beds

18:46   Inside Information Black Walnut myth busting

Apr 11, 2019

In this episode Ellen and C.L. talk about growing and foraging for mustard greens, explain what is meant by the term “hardening off,” and discuss a favorite spring flower. We wonder why pansies are said to “have faces” and answer Carl’s question about the brown leaves on his rhododendron.


:30 What’s For...

Apr 4, 2019

At the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Ellen and C.L. talked about foraging for garlic mustard and C.L.’s favorite summer squash. We give recommendations for plants that Bambi and Thumper don’t like, and take questions about succulents and mushrooms.

:35    What’s for dinner: garlic mustard and summer...

Mar 28, 2019

In this Plantrama episode we talk about eating the invasive Japanese knotweed, three of C.L.’s must-plant vegetable varieties, growing Mandevilla vine and poison green potatoes.

:32 What’s For Dinner: Foraged Japanese knotweed.

5:10 Insider Information:   Three of C.L.’s must-grow vegetables: Black Beauty...

Mar 21, 2019

We start out talking about why you might eat stinging nettles, or just avoid these painful plants. Learn about varieties for your tomato garden and why heirloom tomatoes aren’t always the best choice. Plus dormant weed seeds and basil downy mildew disease.

:30 Did You Know: Nettles

7:12 Eat/Drink/Grow: Planning your...