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Feb 20, 2020

Discover why you should grow Cannas, hear about easy perennials to grow from seed (more plants!), and learn about the wild wintergreen plant…teaberry flavor from a foraged berry?

:28 Plant Noob: Cannas – how, when, where, why.  We mention ordering from Brent and Becky's Bulbs.

8:56 Eat/Drink/Grow: The easiest...


Feb 13, 2020

Ellen and C.L. provide the 1-2-3 steps to planting window boxes, discuss some really bad plant advice seen online, talk about easy vegetables to grow from seed, and answer a question about winter protection.

:35 Plantrama 1 2 3: I want to put window boxes on the front of my house.

8:20 True or False:   Putting used...


Feb 6, 2020

In this episode you’ll learn how to make fritters (vegan and not), discover annuals that are easy to grow from seed, and hear about two opportunities to connect with your Plantrama hosts, live in 2020.

:28 What’s For Dinner: Fritters Foraged and Farmed  

Ellen’s Fritter recipe here.

6:50 Eat/Drink/Grow:...


Jan 30, 2020

You can make a lasagna without pasta! We offer several ideas. Plus we explore seed starting terms such as thinning, damping off and seed leaves, and end with a discussion about the succulent flapjack plant (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora).

:30 What’s For Dinner:   Lasagna without the pasta.
5:26   Eat/Drink/Grow: Thinning,...


Jan 23, 2020

This episode starts with talk about bitters, what they are, why you want them in a cocktail, and how to make your own. We go on to talk about the basics for making a terrarium and end with a question from a listener about using heat mats for starting seeds.

:30 What’s for dinner: Bitters.  The link to Ellen's Recipes...