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Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast

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.

Canada's Local Gardener Podcast Episode 1: seedsEpisode 1: Seeds with John Barrett of Vesey’s Seeds

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!

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Canada's Local Gardener Podcast episode 2 starting tomatoes from seedEpisode 2: Starting Tomatoes with Kevin Twomey of T & T Seeds

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?

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flowering shrubs of canada podcastEpisode 3: Flowering Shrubs with Jan Pedersen of Shelmerdine Garden Center

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.

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Canada's local gardener podcast episode 4 about birdsEpisode 4: Birds with Sherrie Versluis of The Preferred Perch

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.

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