Canada’s Local Gardener podcast features Dorothy, Shauna and a guest from Canada’s gardening world. The three will bring knowledge and humour to various topics for green thumbs and would-be green thumbs to listen to and enjoy. The monthly series will further cement the Local Gardener team as go-to gardening experts in the eyes of Canadians.
Hosts Shauna and Dorothy Dobbie interview John Barrett of Vesey’s Seeds to learn how Vesey’s and other seed suppliers coped with the explosion of seed orders when the pandemic hit. “It was March 12, 2020 and 3,200 orders came in!” said John. They thought that was a nice blip in the order routine, but it not only continued, but the orders also grew and grew!
For more info about Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast Episode 1, Click here.
Starting tomatoes from seeds seems like an easy thing to do, but once you actually do it, there are a number of things to remember. What do you plant them in? Do you need a heat mat under the seedlings? Do you need special lights?
For more info about Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast Episode 2, Click here.
Flowering shrubs are a giving type of plant in gardens across Canada, with every season bringing a different bloom or colour or shape. Jan Pedersen of Shelmerdine Garden Centre talks about various varieties with Dorothy and Shauna, giving a few tips about pruning and cultivars that really perform.
For more info about Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast Episode 3, click here.
Gardeners love the birds that come to our yards and we have a fascination with watching our feathered friends at the end of winter and beginning of spring. Which ones stay through the winter and which ones go south? Some of the answers in episode 4 of our podcast about birds may surprise you.
Greg Auton is The Maritime Gardener, a podcaster and YouTuber in Nova Scotia, with 2500 square feet of vegetable gardens. Shauna and Dorothy set out to talk to him about vegetable gardening and extending the gardening season, and they did. In part. But they talked about so much more.
For more info about Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast Episode 5, click here.
Larry Hodgson is a blogger and broadcaster in Quebec who has written over 60 books on gardening in English and French. His blog can be found at laidbackgardener.blog, and he adds to it every day. Dorothy and Shauna have a chat with him about so many things, ostensibly on the topic of “What’s growing in your garden?”
For more info about Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast Episode 6, click here.
Colin Remillard is a co-owner of St. Leon Gardens in Winnipeg, a seasonal shop selling locally grown fruits, vegetables, seeds and plants. He talked to Dorothy and Shauna recently about the business and they traded tips about what he’s doing in his brand-new yard and what gardeners should look for when buying plants at the garden centre.
For more info about Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast Episode 7, click here.