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The Grow Guide

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The Grow Guide is Canada's #1 gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki and master grower, Dave Hanson. Listen in to honest conversations about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible. Join the community of fellow Grow Guiders in our Facebook group. Have an idea for a guest or upcoming episode topic? Send us an email — thegrowguidepod@gmail.com

The Grow Guide is Canada's #1 gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki and master grower, Dave Hanson. Listen in to honest conversations about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible. Join the community of fellow Grow Guiders in our Facebook group. Have an idea for a guest or upcoming episode topic? Send us an email — thegrowguidepod@gmail.com

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Canada

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The Grow Guide is Canada's #1 gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki and master grower, Dave Hanson. Listen in to honest conversations about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible. Join the community of fellow Grow Guiders in our Facebook group. Have an idea for a guest or upcoming episode topic? Send us an email — thegrowguidepod@gmail.com

Language:

English


Episodes

We're Back With Our Fall 2022 Season! Covering 20 Questions About The Gardening Season & Chatting Zucchini Boat Races

9/20/2022
Thank-you to this week's sponsor Evolve Organic Fertilizer. We’re back with our Fall 2022 season of The Grow Guide! We have 10 fantastic episodes coming up for you this season, featuring guests from across Canada & the U.S. In this week’s episode, Maggie and Dave catch-up on their growing seasons with a round of 20 questions and speak with guest, Amy Butler the President of the Flying Zucchini Society in East Vancouver about their fun community event. Find links to everything discussed in...

Duration:00:57:50

Summer "Minisode" in Dave's Organic Garden at Sage Garden Greenhouses

8/16/2022
Today Dave hosts Maggie in his 7,000 square foot "experimental" garden space located at Sage Garden Greenhouses in Southern Manitoba. He takes her on a tour of the unique raised beds and containers within his garden. Be sure to check out the episode show notes to see photos of all the plants discussed. And mark your calendars for September when The Grow Guide is officially back with our Fall 2022 season! Full episode show notes with photos and links to everything discussed can be found here...

Duration:00:48:23

Summer "Minisode" in Maggie's Organic Garden

7/26/2022
Maggie is over the moon to host Dave (and all of you!) in her garden for the first “minisode” of the Summer. She takes him on a tour of her greenhouse and garden before they sit down to catch up on it all. Be sure to subsribe so you don't miss next month's "minisode" from Dave's garden. Then, mark your calendars for the official launch of our Fall 2022 season coming this September! Full episode show notes with photos and links to everything discussed on our website:...

Duration:00:53:03

Spring FINALE with Epic Gardening Founder, Kevin Espiritu Sharing His Easy DIY Projects To Transform Your Garden

6/7/2022
It’s our Spring FINALE! Maggie and Dave are buzzing in the studio today as they wrap up the Spring 2022 season. Joining us this week is Epic Gardening founder, Kevin Espiritu, chatting about his various DIY projects that you too can easily build for your garden. Find the full show notes and links to everything discussed on our website. Thank-you to this week's sponsors; House of Anansi Press, HealthiStraw and West Coast Seeds.

Duration:01:06:18

Levelling Up Your Cut Flower Farm with Kristen Raney from the Blog & YouTube Channel, Shifting Roots

5/31/2022
It’s apparently rain season here in the Prairies! Maggie and Dave chat about how the unusually wet Spring in Manitoba has delayed the garden by a few weeks, but not to worry — you’re not behind! Take your time getting your plants in the ground. This week, garden blogger of Shifting Roots, Kristen Raney joins the show to chat cut flower farming in a backyard garden. Find the full episode show notes with links to everything discussed on our website. Thank-you to this week's sponsor, Pineridge...

Duration:00:54:45

Getting Creative By Using Your Garden Harvest For Natural Dyeing with Lourdes Still from Masagana Flower Farm

5/26/2022
The busiest time of the gardening season is here and Maggie and Dave are buzzing with excitment. This week's guest, Lourdes Still is a Manitoba-based flower farmer, experimenting with natural dyeing on her farm Masagana Flower Farm. You can find the full episode show notes with links to everything discussed on our website. Thank-you to this week's sponsors, Dirt 'n Grow Evolve Organic Fertilizers and House of Anansi Press.

Duration:00:57:34

Growing Hardy Apples In Cold Climate Gardens with Author & Owner of Corn Hill Nursery, Bob Osborne

5/20/2022
Another Spring episode of The Grow Guide means another step closer to planting our gardens! This week author and owner of Corn Hill Nursery, Bob Osborne joins the show to chat all about growing apples in Northern climates. Find the full episode show notes and links to everything discussed on our website. Thank you to this week's sponsor, Pineridge Hollow. Subscribe to the email list for your 20% off discount code.

Duration:01:09:17

Breaking Down the Costs & Savings Behind Growing Your Own Food From the Garden with Professional Home Economist, Getty Stewart

5/10/2022
Maggie and Dave enjoy an early morning recording session for today’s intro, catching up over coffee. They chat about this feeling of “rushing” to get into the garden but encourage Grow Guiders to slow down! It’s still too early to plant your entire garden. This week's guest is home economist, Getty Stewart who shares some insight on reducing food costs by growing your own food. Find the full show notes with links to all the resources dicussed in today's episode on our website. Thank-you to...

Duration:01:06:44

Mastering The Art Of Succession Planting All Season Long with Garden Blogger & Author, Meg Cowden from Seed To Fork

5/3/2022
Dave kicks off today’s episode talking garden PESTS. He talks about the challenge of managing pests as a garden centre owner as well as the mystery behind native ladybug sales. This week's guest, Meg Cowden enlightens us, covering the art of succession planting. Find the full episode show notes with links to resources discussed on our website. Thank-you to this week's sponsors, Pineridge Hollow.

Duration:01:18:38

Using Regenerative Farming Practices In An Urban Garden with Akosua Asare from re.Planted Urban Farm

4/26/2022
More wild weather in Manitoba leads Maggie and Dave to make predictions for what their average last frost date will be this year in the Southern Manitoba/Winnipeg region. Will it be later than usual? Or just on track? Hear their predictions!This week's guest is Ontario-based farmer from re.Planted Urban Farm, Akosua Asare. She shares the various regenerative farming practices implemented on their 1,400 square foot market garden, growing cut flowers and food. Find the full episode show notes...

Duration:01:09:02

Building Healthy, Living Soil with Soil Scientist, Ashley Labrecque from the Blog & YouTube Channel, Gardening In Canada

4/19/2022
Maggie and Dave get ready to geek out in today’s episode, talking soil science with an agronomist. There’s lots to cover and learn in this episode with guest, Ashley Labrecque, creator of Gardening In Canada. Find the full episode show notes on our website: https://bit.ly/3EpOhnn This week's episode is sponsored by House of Anansi Press, Canada's leading independent publisher.

Duration:00:58:28

Growing Great Hot & Bell Peppers Even In A Short Growing Season with Tyrell Benton, Owner of Living Peppers Winnipeg

4/12/2022
The Spring blizzard of the century is about to hit Manitoba. Stay safe, Grow Guiders! Maggie and Dave kick off this episode by sharing some storm prep tips for the garden. Then they welcome on local pepper expert, Tyrell Benton to share his tips and advice on growing great hot and bell peppers in short season gardens. Find the full episode show notes on our website with direct links to all products and resources discussed in this episode: This week's episode is sponsored by Cool Springs...

Duration:00:54:31

Creating An Indoor Houseplant Jungle For Beauty & Mental Health with Maria Failla, Host of Bloom & Grow Radio Podcast

4/5/2022
Maggie and Dave jump into this week’s episode by answering a few questions to help you get to know your hosts better. They share how they first got involved in gardening and how The Grow Guide started. Then they welcome on fellow podcast host, Maria Failla from Bloom & Grow Radio podcast. She chats all things houseplants and shares her intuitive approach to gardening. Find full episode show notes with links to everything discussed on our website: https://bit.ly/3J9iSWT This week's episode...

Duration:01:10:17

Merging The Small Farm & Farm-To-Table Movement Into One With Jan Regehr from Pineridge Hollow

3/29/2022
Maggie and Dave are back in their old studio this week after months (years?) of recording remote due to pandemic restrictions. It feels good to be back together in person! They welcome on Manitoba-based entrepreneur, Jan Regehr, owner and founder of Pineridge Hollow and Oak Knoll Farms, as this week's guest. Find full episode show notes with links to everything discussed on our website: https://bit.ly/35lhByf Thank-you to this week's sponsor, Dirt 'n Grow Evolve Organic Fertilizers. Grow...

Duration:00:50:45

We're Back With Our Spring Season! Chatting Seed Starting, Soil Health, Our 2022 Gardens & A Sneak Peak At What's To Come This Season

3/22/2022
Welcome back, Grow Guiders! We’re thrilled to be back for our Spring 2022 season just in time for the warmer weather. Maggie and Dave reunite after a long (but much needed!) Winter break. There’s so much to catch up on as the seed starting season gets underway. Find the full episode show notes on our website with direct links to all products and resources discussed in this episode: https://www.thegrowguidepodcast.com/past-episodes/2022/episode-126 This week's episode is sponsored by...

Duration:00:54:27

21 Of Our Fav Gardening Tools, Plants, Garden Tips & More From 2021

12/24/2021
The holiday season is in full swing and Maggie and Dave are in the spirit! This episode they look back on 21 of their fav gardening “things” of 2021 including flowers, herbs, edibles, tools, fertilizers, tips, insects and more. This is the last episode of 2021! We’ll be taking a Winter break to slow down and relax. You’ll hear from us with brand new episodes again in February 2022. Find the full episode show notes on our website https://www.thegrowguidepodcast.com

Duration:00:55:47

The Journey From Seed To Plate With Luay Ghafari & Melissa Cameron From Gardenologie

12/17/2021
Maggie and Dave are buzzing with excitement and good energy this week as they catch up about the cold winter weather and spending time in their greenhouses. They welcome on co-founders of Gardenologie Master Classes - Luay Ghafari (from Urban Farm & Kitchen) and Melissa Cameron (from The Good Seed). The duo share about their Seed to Plate Master Class that you can join in 2022. Find the full episode show notes with links to everything discussed on our website www.thegrowguidepodcast.com.

Duration:00:40:51

Seed Diversity and Lessons for Humanity with Petra Page-Mann, Co-Founder of Fruition Seeds

12/9/2021
Welcome back to The Grow Guide! This week's episode is full of soul as Maggie and Dave sit down with co-founder of Fruition Seeds, Petra Page-Mann. Tune in to hear a meaningful conversation covering the deeper meaning of seed breeding, changing the world through our gardens and adapting seeds for Northern growers. Find the full show notes on our website and links to everything discussed in this episode https://www.thegrowguidepodcast.com

Duration:00:56:59

Keeping Pets Safe Around Houseplants with Veterinarian, Dr.Ingrid Sproll

11/30/2021
The Grow Guide is proud to welcome our first ever vet to the show, Dr.Ingrid Sproll from Winrose Animal Hospital! Dr.Sproll enlightens us about the dos and donts of keeping houseplants if you have pets in your home. You will definitely learn plenty of new information in this episode. Plus, Dr.Sproll even demystifies the theory that poinsettias are poisonous for animals. Find the full show notes here on our website.

Duration:00:56:56

Back To Gardening Basics - Fundamental Tips For Indoor Winter Growing

11/24/2021
This week, Maggie and Dave catch up after a few weeks apart. Maggie shares about her epic East Coast road trip she took in October. Dave catches Grow Guiders up on what’s going on at Sage Garden Greenhouses. This episode covers some of those basic gardening fundamentals that are key to follow during the winter months, like how often to water, light levels required for houseplants and growing food indoors. Find the full show notes with links to everything discussed here on our website.

Duration:00:11:29