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Episode 10: Succulents

If you have just one plant in your home we’re guessing it’s a succulent since they’re easy to grow for just about any level of gardener. They’ve become hugely popular over the last few years, and this week Dave and Maggie dive deeper into different varieties, watering schedules, blooming and re-potting. Dave debunks the myth that all succulents are low-maintenance (spoiler alert: they still need watering too) and Maggie shares her tips for propagating succulents which will save you loads of...

Duration: 00:48:59

Episode 9: Special Guest — Kids!

The Grow Guide switches things up this week and takes a trip to the Casa Montessori & Orff School in Winnipeg, Manitoba to chat about gardening with some of the most interesting minds in our world, kids! Dave and Maggie learn about the unique botany practices these students and their teacher implement in the classroom and how other schools can do the same. They also bring some seeds for the kids to start their own indoor garden and see the debate that arises over what type of herbs to grow....

Duration: 00:25:46

Episode 8: Listener Q & A

Today’s episode is all about YOU, the wonderful listeners! The Grow Guide is answering all the questions we’ve received over the past few weeks. From what type of seeds to grow in small, countertop aerogardens to how to get your jasmine blooming to whether you can still plant your garlic this late in the season — Dave uses his expertise to answer everything you’re dying to know. And Maggie helps your questions feel not so “rookie-like” after-all by adding in her own questions too. This Q&A...

Duration: 00:34:21

Episode 7: Special Guest — Modern Farmer, Will Bergmann

This week The Grow Guide welcomes another guest to the podcast — third generation conventional and CSA farmer, Will Bergmann! Will hangs out in the studio to chat about his diverse family farm in Glenlea, Manitoba that has helped him develop an even deeper love for feeding people. He shares his thoughts on being transparent about farm life on social media, using pesticides vs. growing organic, AND he spills the beans on his new project: a soon-to-open farm to table restaurant called Oxbow....

Duration: 00:47:11

Episode 6: Using Gardening to Heal Seasonal Depression

With the days getting shorter and colder, Maggie and Dave decide to touch on a topic many of us face during this transitional time of year — seasonal depression. Dave’s lists some of his favorite serotonin-boosting plants, Maggie shares a few gardening activities to do during the “off-months” and consider creating a “What Your Plants Say About You” quiz for all those looking for the deeper meaning in gardening. Plus, a listener’s question about how long to keep grow lights on for, evolves...

Duration: 00:51:39

Episode 5: Special Guest — Daniel Kanu from Food Matters Manitoba

There’s a big FIRST today on The Grow Guide...the first ever guest on the podcast! Dave and Maggie welcome Daniel Kanu from Food Matters Manitoba to chat about what growing food is really like in some of Canada’s most northern climates. Daniel comes loaded with cool information, like how to make a greenhouse out of old trampolines, how fish heads can benefit your garden and how gardening brings communities together. Dave shares stories from his own adventures in Churchill, Manitoba this...

Duration: 00:41:36

Episode 4: Spooky Plants Halloween Special

It’s an exciting week over at The Grow Guide Podcast with all the fun of Halloween happening and the launch of Maggie’s new website —! The spooky vibes take over the studio as Maggie and Dave share their own scary gardening tales, go over the top 10 creepiest plants and chat about gardening with the moon cycles. There’s even some discussion of growing hallucinogenic plants and witchy DIY crafts!

Duration: 00:46:06

Episode 3: Squash vs. Pumpkin vs. Gourd

Raise your hand if you’ve already seen an Instagram photo of someone posing in a pumpkin patch! We have! So today we chat about the many varieties of these diverse plants, which are easy enough for enough a rookie to grow! Dave talks about the winner of this year’s Giant Pumpkin growing contest, Maggie shares the squash she grew this year and they both leave the studio craving pumpkin pie.

Duration: 00:43:34

Episode 2: Growing Herbs Indoors

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians! This week, Maggie and Dave fully embrace the Fall vibes, talking about how great this time of year is for finishing up those last outdoor projects. Dave decorates the studio with a variety of delicious smelling herbs — a perfect fit for this week’s theme — and he surprises Maggie with a gift! He also shares his top tip for perfect seed germination (it involves your fridge) and his top 5 favourite herbs to grow indoors! Again, the duo give one listener a killer...

Duration: 00:49:44

Episode 1: Season Extending in Zone 3

Hey, and welcome to The Grow Guide Podcast! In this first episode, Maggie and Dave chat about embracing Fall as they explore which crops grow well in this cooler weather. They answer a listener's question about pest control, share their own stories on what plants are Zone 3 warriors and give some DIY tips for making your own cold frame. Plus, they have a GIVEAWAY for one lucky winner!

Duration: 00:38:06